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Vihren

Bansko, Bulgaria
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Bansko
Type: Mountains
Activities: Hiking
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We started off at Hut Vihren and started our climb towards peak Vihren. It was a warm sunny day but even then bring some extra clothes for when you close in on the peak. Also fill your water bottles with at least 1L/person as there, unlike most other mountains in Bulgaria, are rare opportunities to refill your water bottles. The... More

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Asenovgrad, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It is great for people who like trecking and hiking. It is in Pirin, one of the most beautiful mountains in Bulgaria.It offers many things to do.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I simply love Alpine type mountain Pirin with its highest peak Vihren- 2900m. Most of the routes to other huts start by Vihren hut. If you have strong legs and strong will to walk a lot you will see wonderful views. The Foal ridge is near by the peak, a place that can take your breath away but I don't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Went to top in Minibus and walked 14 k down to Bansko. Lovely forest covered mountain and great views.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I stayed in Bansko and wanted to climb Vihren. I got a taxi to Vihren Hut as this would be a walk of more than hours otherwise! It wasn't expensive. Fortunately the hotel I was staying in had told me to follow the red and white flags as I'd have gone the wrong way! The flags aren't always obvious, but... More

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Antwerp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The view from the top from Vihren hut is well worth the steep climb, but take care: if you want to decent the North side of the mountain, you better know what you're getting yourself into: it is very steep on rough terrain with a lot of loose stones, gravel and sharp rocks and there is not really a path.... More

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

After a lovely drive up the mountain roads we reached Vihren Hut for the start of a 6 hour walk in the mountains.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Amazing view and fresh air. Also, a great way to meet new friends from all over the world. I had a nice chat with a top model from Uzbekistan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Great place to get away from it all and get lost in the white outs, great views and quaint little mountain huts all over to grab a coffee and warm up a bit .

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

been there many times, crossing between huts, great view and great hiking, recommend staying in local huts - that way you dont have to carry food, drink or tents - nice for a week hike!

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