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Pirin National Park

Address: Bulgaria
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Ranked #163 of 325 Attractions in Bulgaria
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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!

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Yeovil, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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

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Innsbruck, Austria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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!

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Sofia, Bulgaria
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Pirin Mountain is an amazing place to go hiking for a few days. One day is definitely not enough. Lots of cute little huts around the mountain provide you with bunk beds, shower, and food. The trails are well-marked and not crowded at all. And the views are amazing! My favorite hut is Tevno Ezero, and my favorite peak with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

A beautiful and rewarding place for mountaineers and hikers. A lot of trekking opportunities in the summer of various difficulty and exposure. Most of the paths are marked and there are good maps. Good weather forecast is recommended. (Forecast for the highest peak Vihren can be found here http://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Vihren/forecasts/2915). There may be snow up on the mountain until late spring/early... More

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San Francisco, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

We hiked in Pirin National Park, known for its wealth of flora and fauna. There were colored markings along the trails. The glorious alpine landscape and its beautiful glacial lakes, called “the crystal eyes of Pirin” make it completely worth to be a World heritage national. Visited Southwestern Bulgaria(Bansko, Pirin National Park, Rila Monastery, Sofia) this August. For more info... More

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