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Stunning Views and great walks

Breathtaking views and some stunning walks to see mountain lakes, waterfalls and fresh air. This was a great experience and would thoroughly recommend anyone visting Bansko to go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bidford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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Bidford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breathtaking views and some stunning walks to see mountain lakes, waterfalls and fresh air. This was a great experience and would thoroughly recommend anyone visting Bansko to go up the mountains. Snow expected anytime so you had better hurry.

Thank lorrainem1957
Sofia, Bulgaria
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The most amazing mountain in Bulgaria. All peaks are stunning and deserve every difficult step. The views can not be described, should be seen. Some peaks are a challenge and a test of will. Necessarily visit: Vihren peak (2914 m), Djangal peak (2730 m), Djano peak (2668 m), Bezbog peak (2645 m), Dautov peak (2597 m) and many others. But... More 

Thank verjeto
Bucharest, Romania
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Pirin Mountains are very nice, although steep, with beautiful landscapes and many lakes. For the ones who made the Retezat mountains in Romania - they look similar, but Pirin are steeper and the altitude is higher. The Vihren Peak (2914m) looks very unapproachable, but in fact is ok, not so technical as it looks like. And the Koncheto Ridge... More 

Thank Mishulynne
Tremelo, Belgium
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189 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

...they don't go together, do they ? And still...there are plenty of nests of storks on the way, very 'crowded'..even if the nests are huge, the 4 inhabitants show you clearly that there is not enough room for everybody :) We started our beautiful drive in Simitli, some 17 km south of Blagoevgrad. It's definitely another scenic drive in Bulgaria.... More 

Thank Daniela S
Perth, Australia
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56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Travelled here as part of a guided tour. The scenery is stunning but beware the walking is very rugged. Your are constantly climbing up and down over rocks and crossing streams. When we were there in June there was still snow on the ground. This is not the place for a leisurely stroll. It is hard core and you need... More 

1 Thank JayK6
Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Apex Vihren which is the second highest apex in Bulgariа, the Baikushev's pine, a tree 1300 years old, are the most remarkable landmarks in this park for me.

Thank IvayloMihailov
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We visited Pirin National Park for a few hours in October 2014. If you don't have a car, you will struggle to get here - the Park is accessed by a very long, very steep, very windy narrow road. We were fortunate that our hotel provided us with a lift to Banderitsa and back. On the way, we were shown... More 

2 Thank SJSmith1986
Sutton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Good for walking, hill climbing. Make sure you have a good map and compass as guides do get lost! A car would be good instead of going by coach!

1 Thank CresSurrey
Yeovil, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

In Winter, the Pirin Mountains are coated with a duvet of snow, and host skiers and snowboarders from many countries. In Summer the snow melts and a magical landscape of peaks, ridges, lakes and valleys is revealed. For experienced mountain walkers and hikers the mountain offers many paths and mountain huts, so an extended trip is possible. Gentle walks to... More 

2 Thank April G
Innsbruck, Austria
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

I had the opportunity of hiking from Vihren hut to The Koncheto. Google for pictures! Seriously one of the most beautiful places on Earth, I think, with a little hyperhole of course. Absolutely wonderful! I wish I could go back a spend a few days hiking between huts!

1 Thank Luke E

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