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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 by

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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Pirin hiking — day 4

Aug 08, 2013 No Comments by

The fine weather and my Pirin hiking continues. Whilst Perun was the Thracian god of thunder and lightening, and giving the name to Pirin. Our UNESCO designated World Heritage Site is serving up some memorable moments for those joining our free guided hiking days   Hiking in the Pirin Yesterday it felt good escaping the [...]

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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

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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