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Free mountain hiking programme 2013

Jul 06, 2013 4 Comments by

Free mountain hiking in the Pirin mountains. Guided hiking, for free, is back again for summer 2013. The Pirin mountains (see wikipedia link) is the focus for my favourite summer season activity — hiking. The UNESCO designated Pirin National Park is our hiking arena covering an area of some 403 km2. Read on for how to start [...]

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Gondola lift opening times for summer season 2013

Jun 18, 2013 1 Comment by

Bansko Summer season is here. It’s hot and sunny now. The live cam shows in town weather and temperature. Good news; the Bansko gondola lift will be open continuosly from 1st July until 15th September. Lift price is just 15 lev adult return. For last ski season’s lift pass prices click here. The 2013/14 lift pass prices will [...]

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The Road To Nowhere 2013

Jun 13, 2013 1 Comment by

The Road to Nowhere Mountain biking event in Bansko is back. Pre race registration is on Friday 26th July. MTB race days are Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July. More info at bansko-mtb.com. The wearing of a helmet is compulsory. James Hughes, the organiser, tells me that he expects a record turnout of mountain bikers for [...]

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Summer activities from Premier Luxury Mountain Resort

May 17, 2013 No Comments by

Looking at the summer activities in Bansko, then we are in for a treat (see end of post for more). But first, I am taking a look at Bansko’s Premier Luxury Hotel summer programme of summer packages. Take a peek at their promotional video. It’s rather good.   The Living Bulgaria package If there is [...]

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Snowmobiling action

Feb 07, 2013 No Comments by

Snowmobiling is something I had never tried before. However, the offer from banskoskidoo.com was a timely one, as I had already received some emails asking for skidoo trips. Whilst this is a sponsored post and video, I never recommend anything I have not experienced, and liked. So, on arriving at Pirin Golf, I was picked [...]

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Rafting; how to enjoy the Struma rapids

Jul 23, 2012 No Comments by

Rafting is one of many alternative Bansko summer activities from free guided hiking to ATV’s listed in The Essential Guide to Bansko, so it is with great pleasure I welcome a new Bansko Blog blogger, Natasha Bamford. Natasha is from Bamro property management and BanskoRentals. She joins her clients in a rafting trip on the [...]

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Free hiking

Jul 09, 2012 2 Comments

Hiking in the Pirin mountains, for free. It’s as free as the air we breath. The Pirin mountains (see wikipedia link) impresses Bansko skiers and snow boarders — but it is the summer season that sees most of the hiking activity in the UNESCO designated Pirin National Park. An outdoor playground of some 403 km2. Read [...]

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