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It’s Bansko Summer 2015; Here’s What To Do And When

Jun 08, 2015 No Comments by

The Bansko summer season has started, so here’s the calendar of events you need to know about. I think it’s these events that will make this summer in Bansko the one that offers visitors, and residents, more reasons to enjoy Bansko. Those that know, know; and I’m seeing more and more familiar faces return every [...]

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No Gondola Lift Operating For Summer 2014: Bus time table

Jul 17, 2014 No Comments by

The Gondola lift is closed for maintenance for Summer 2014. A big shame, but there is an upside; there’s a bus — see the timetable below. It takes you up to Vihren hut. Vihren hut is where most the walking routes start from and the ride costs just 6 leva each way (€3 approx) per [...]

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Bansko Jazz Festival 2014

Jul 17, 2014 No Comments by

The Bansko Jazz Festival 2014 programme is here. Better than ever. I think so. It’s number seventeen and will prove to be as popular as ever. I love the fact that the town comes to life during the Jazz Festival week; so I am sure you will too. Like last year, the third annual Beer [...]

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The Road To Nowhere MTB 2014 July 26th and 27th

Jul 17, 2014 No Comments by

The Road To Nowhere MTB race 2014 is on July 26th and July 27th. I can’t recommend this mountain biking event enough. Super fun and this year I believe it will be better that ever. New routes and varying difficulties for varying fitness and skill levels. A great event for the less regular cyclists. I [...]

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Top 10 summer activities to do in Bansko

Jun 26, 2014 No Comments by

Bansko in the summer season. As we heard in Jonathan Allen’s recent audio interview  part 2, hiking is one of the things he enjoys to do in Bansko. I would also recommend listening to my recent podcast conversation with two hoteliers on Bansko’s summer activities. So with temperatures rising the Bulgaria summer has now arrived [...]

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It’s Summer. It’s Bansko. And Here’s The What To Do Podcast

Jun 21, 2014 No Comments by

Summer is here in Bansko. Here’s what to do. In the second Bulgaria Now show I chat with Ian Gardiner from Saint George Palace and Alex Evitmov of Bansko Royal Towers to talk about what to do in Bansko and the surrounding areas now its summer.  Bulgaria Now is available to be downloaded on iTunes.   Also [...]

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Top 9 Pirin mountain walking questions answered

Aug 16, 2013 No Comments

It’s the Pirin, it’s high and you want to walk it? So far this summer it’s been walking paradise here. Our free hiking programme is over. Eight hiking days that were more entertaining, had more laughs and more useful info than last year. Due to a bad back and shoulder for many months I could not [...]

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