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Reviewed 2 days ago

Do you knw that Sofia i sthe only capital city in Europe that has perfect ski slopes within 20 min drive from the city centre? Actually, you can see the slopes when having coffee in town.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MRaykovska
Reviewed 1 week ago

Vitosha mountain is a great place which you can visit through the whole year. It is good for skiing/snowboarding and for hiking in the summer.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Y9787OF_
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are a lot of plans to do in the mountain. In winter, skiing and snowboarding is a common way to spend time here. In spring or summer, there are also beautiful routes for hikers / bikers. Sofia is the only capital in Europe where...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jlrmar2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vitosha mountain offers many different activities and for active people reaching the highest peak Cherni vrah in winter offers great aerial views of Sofia. Take lift to Aleko hut and from there take a trail that suits you best. From Aleko hut to the top...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank parOFdice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is an excellent place that I recommend everyone who has the opportunity to visit to feel the true nature and beauty

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good for hiking or just for a walk. Beautiful in winter. Just be prepared for the cold weather and wear good equipment.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank the_traveller_around
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Near Sofia's Ring Mall and Ikea store is a lift that takes people to the ski area on Vitosha Mountain. It's a great way to spend the day, or even just a few hours. Activities include skiing, hiking, and sledding. There is a cabana with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jdblack59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Vitosha is wonderful for walks, whether long or short. Nature is unique, everywhere there is peace, nothing to replace the mountain.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank _X3871KE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rode the gondola up as something to do. It was a very nice ride, and a great view from the top. If you go, do not wait until the last minute, as the gondola line gets VERY long

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pinecone-sw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vitosha mountain is a perfect place to relax, walk and place when you have free time. Vary beautiful!

Date of experience: June 2018
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January 7, 2019|
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December 7, 2018|
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Response from 992m_d_lind | Reviewed this property |
I don t know how much time - an average of 2-3 hours. Yes, there is a hut in the mountain, I forgot de name, but it should be easy to find it on google. Also, you can get there by car, is not that deep in the mountain, the... More
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May 27, 2018|
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Dear Lucie, When I visited this month the cable cars were not working due to the heavy snow , but I believe they operate byxend of Feb
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itsvivek4u
New York City, New York
Day trip from Sofia (4 Replies)
I am planning a 2 full-day weekend trip to Sofia. F`rom what I understand, it is relatively easy to cover form architectural interests in Sofia in one day. I am looking to do a day trip to cover some of the other things on Day 2. The options I have read about are Boyana church, Vitosha mountain, Rila Monastery, Plovdiv or Koprivshtitsa. My question is combination of which of these places is possible to do in a single day? Are these accessible via public transportation? are there are any...More
April 02, 2016|
Response fromPhil B|
Check sofiadaytours.com for details. Most people book a day tour to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church /2 Unesco sites for a day/: rilamonasterybus.com. If you have a second day it could be worth combining Koprivshtitsa and Plovdiv. I would do these two, and leave the sightseeing of Sofia for one of the evenings /i.e. joining the Free Sofia Tour, running daily at 18:00/.
yfeyman
New York City, New York
Traveling to Sofia, Bulgaria: Vitosha Mountain? (3 Replies)
Hi all. I'll be traveling to Sofia in late July, staying for about a week. I'd like to devote one of the days to exploring Vitosha Mountain. I've been reading that there's a cable car available, but that it's closed for some parts of the year. Any advice on the best way to get to the mountain (I'll be staying close to the city center), up the mountain, and back? Thanks!
May 06, 2017|
Response fromJohn W|
There's a bus. Taxi is cheap. It's open weekends in summer.
Marija P
Bonn, Germany
Hike to Vitosha from sofia (2 Replies)
Hello all, Me and my Partner are traveling to bulgaria in a few days ( plovdiv and Sofia ) and we love mountains and hiking, unfortunetly we will not have time to go up to the Rile mountains, however we are planning a trip to Vitosha mountain, it being so close to Sofia city. Here is the question... We are there on the weekday and not the weekend, so The lifts, as i understand are not going to be an option, and honestly we preffer the challenging hike more anyways. We are planning to take a...More
July 17, 2018|
Response fromspartakt2016|
Hello, Cherni vrah (Black peak, 2290 m.) is the highest point of Vitosha mountain and to reach it, you have to cross the plateau, which lies around 1800 m. attitude. Golden bridges is a name of a place, where the most interesting thing are a few rivers of stones, and a few places to eat and sleep. It is also a place, where you can start/end a day trip as there is a normal road connecting it to the city. It will actually drive you away from Cherni vrah, considering you are coming from Boyana...More