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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 by

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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The Essential Guide to Bansko

Mar 30, 2012 15 Comments by

It’s now out. Ready for free download. The new Essential Guide to Bansko E-Guide. 71 pages of  tips and info to help transform your Bansko experience, in both summer and winter seasons. Like many Bansko businesses, here at Bansko Blog I receive emails from both regular and new Bansko visitors wanting to know Bansko tourist information. Firstly, I [...]

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Skopje and Lake Ohrid Discovered

Sep 26, 2011 2 Comments by

https://youtu.be/HeYuLDnO4T4 Back from my Skopje and Lake Ohrid travels, and it is difficult writing this to know where to start. The Republic of Macedonia, often still referred to as the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia see wikipedia, has left me feeling intrigued and eager to share some of the delights of the capital, Skopje, and Lake Ohrid. Bansko, [...]

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Vitosha Paragliding

Sep 22, 2011 No Comments by

https://youtu.be/de7slv2Qqu0 Vitosha mountain dominates the Sofia skyline, and the fine weather, up until the rain this week, saw me taking time off to play in the sky. With the two person chair lift above Dragalevtsi taking both weekend hikers and paragliders right up to the tree line, this is the place to go on a [...]

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Mountain Biking Video: My Road To Nowhere

Aug 02, 2011 6 Comments

My mountain bike ride on Saturday’s Bansko MTB rally “The Road To Nowhere” did not start well. The mountain bike I had borrowed for the event seemed okayish – but I had not had time to test it properly. Mistake number two – the previous evening. Beers and a fine Melnik red wine from Uniquato [...]

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