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Pirin Mountains: Vihren Summit and Koncheto Ridge (securing yourself)

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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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 

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Tremelo, Belgium
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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 

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Perth, Australia
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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 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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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.

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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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 

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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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!

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Yeovil, England, United Kingdom
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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 

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Innsbruck, Austria
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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!

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

High and very beautiful mountain in the west-south Bulgaria. Well known for Bansko ski resort. Very good for climbing with its peak Vihren. Very calm and refreshing.

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Constanta, Romania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

First of all, travelling by car in Bulgaria isn't the best thing. Roads are awfull. Stupid drivers, no rules for locals, but for foreigners are a lot of them. After every corner traffic police stand for "catching you". For 2-3 km above the stupid speed limits, you can choose to pay the fine at the border, or to pay "on... More 

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