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Vihren

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Vihren

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WikiBo wrote a review Nov 2019
Bansko, Bulgaria6 contributions
Love to walk around the mountains in this part of those. Breathtaking views, amazing fresh air. Paths are marked and very clear. Sometimes in season even too much people....
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Tim P wrote a review Oct 2019
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom1,318 contributions315 helpful votes
The Vihren hut is the start point to so many routes and looks a lovely building but so basic, the toilets are a disgrace in this day and age, all the other mountain hostels have decent facilities and this being the busiest it should modernise. Having said that it’s the gateway to such awesome routes that give fantastic views, none better than from the actual Vihren mountain, not the easiest of walks as it’s literally up hill for 3 hours, but wow.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Weltforscher wrote a review Sep 2019
Hamburg, Germany151 contributions46 helpful votes
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The Vihen hut is in the heart ot Pirin National Park. Accessible by serpentine road from Bansko. But i will not reccoment driving by car because is quite popular and already by 9 am there are many, many cars parked around the hut and on both sides of the road to the hut. And its really difficult to turn the car around later on the narrow road. Sometimes in the summer when it gets too crowded the park rangers stop the traffic on the last bit of the road and the cars have to park on a big parking space before Banderitsa Hut ( just before Vihren hut). Its better to park there anyway (has a nice restaurant too) and walk the last bit of peace. Or even better is to take the free shuttle bus from Bansko to Vihren hut. The free bus is running from 01. July until 15. September every summer. See the schedule in my photos and on the visit-bansko.bg website. Once you are there there are a lot of different hiking trails to choose between. There is a map and all the trails are marked with different colours. One you are on the trail- stick to the colour markings! its really easy to get lost in the mountains. The crown jewels between the trails is the red marked path to marble Peak Vihren 2914 m ( the second highest in Bulgaria). Its a steep trail but doable for one day for experienced mountaineer. But the are also easier paths (like to Muratovo ezero or to see the 1300 years old three Baikusheva Mura). The food in the Vihren hut ist very good and you can accommodate there also. Its worth visiting it to relax in quite (although a lot of hikers are always around) and enjoy the incredible beautiful Pirin National Park.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Michal Kapavik wrote a review Sep 2019
Havirov, Czech Republic23 contributions
Outstanding natural beauty of the hills and nearby ponds. The cosy hut offers some local dishes, the outside drink kiosk is of a big help when you arrive on a sunny hot afternoon.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Alon_Vi wrote a review Aug 2019
Israel1,276 contributions89 helpful votes
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We went there with our 2 years old daughter and it was a bit tough even though we used a carrier for her. After 30 minutes of drive you'll get to the cabin and then you need to climb 45 minutes to get to lake Tokoto. The view was breathtaking and there were cows on the road. We passed a small bridge that had a small stream under it. Finally when we got there we could lay down, rest and some of the travellers opened a picnic so you can just use your imagination..
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Date of experience: August 2019
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