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Attempted the more difficult route via the Cauldron, and found it a little too intimidating, partly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul R
Manchester, United Kingdom

I really enjoy this hike. I would like to come back and try the other way up over the edge. Looks... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Bansko, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Attempted the more difficult route via the Cauldron, and found it a little too intimidating, partly due to weather closing in. Enjoyed a couple of hours birding and botanising in the limestone area about 90 minutes' walk from the hut, then turned back. Chamois, Alpine...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed February 16, 2019

The hotel offers fine accommodations, clean, reasonably good services. It is located close to the gondola which you have to take in order to get to the ski lifts . Very good additional facilities (spa, swimming pool, etc.). What was really bad was the Internet...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

I really enjoy this hike. I would like to come back and try the other way up over the edge. Looks super cool :)

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

This is a must do when in Bansko. We went to the Vihren hut in late August and it was a memorable experience. The drive to the hut is restricted between 9 am and 4 pm but it doesn't look like it is strictly enforced...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Jeanne70
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Either leave your car where the gondola stops or drive all the way to the hut. walking takes 80 minutes but you can only drive between 4pm and 9am. The hut serves a selection of food all of which is very affordable. There are various...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

The hut is perfectly situated right beneath mount Vihren and it is a great starting point for many hikes. Afterwards it is the perfect place to relax and get a cold beer, soup or a traditional Bulgarian dish for a great price. Definitely recommend!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PetrinK
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

A hidden Gem. We've spent 3 days of trekking in Pirin mountain, and will return for sure. Vihren hut is an excellent starting point for various trails. Most of them are for experienced walkers. There is a small one which is very simple, others needs...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Assaf179
Reviewed June 18, 2018

There are several walking routes with varying levels of ease/hard to walk around mount Vihren and up to the peak itself. Those are well marked. The stunning views are worth the effort!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Janet I
Reviewed November 3, 2017

It was impressive being at the top of the mountain, as you can imagine the views were stunning, we went in the summer and it was so gorgeous.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Chelsea B
Reviewed October 29, 2017

not an easy hike up. tool like 4 hours for us to walk up. the view was stunning. must carry enough water, good dress and wear hiking shoe. it was very cold in the afternoon and spl evening once we came down. can drive up...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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kristina p
March 7, 2018|
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Response from Sophie_love2travel | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don't know, I'm sorry. But it cannot be very expensive. However, I looked at a website and they give a phone number you can call: +359 889 834 277 I cannot copy the website, but check under bansko / vihren hut I hope... More
September 22, 2017|
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Response from ceebeebee2017 | Reviewed this property |
Another thought, the 'waterfall walk' follows the river uphill from Bansko. We walked a couple of sections over a couple of days. The well walked path is mostly through woodland, veering back and forth between the river and... More
August 7, 2017|
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Response from ceebeebee2017 | Reviewed this property |
Yes in one way as there seemed to be a few others on the mountain. However, it really depends on your walking experience and personal skills and confidence. If you would be happy to climb given changeable weather then give... More