The Road To Nowhere MTB Race 30th to 31st July 2016

Jul 22, 2016 No Comments

One of the great success stories in promoting summer MTB tourism in Bansko is trailsystem.org. And the start of this came from a dedicated bunch of mtb enthusiasts starting the annual Road To Nowhere MTB race in Bansko. Impeccable organisation, fabulous routes and some top riders to aspire to. Contact and more info: trailsystem@gmail.com +359888551414 [...]

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Poke´mon Go, Virtual Reality and Skiing

Jul 20, 2016 No Comments

Very bizarre — I’ve had three dreams over the past week about being back on the Bansko slopes. It’s the peak summer month of July,  for heaven’s sake.  But this got me thinking about how skiing, the emerging tech of Virtual Reality (“VR”) and the huge Pokemon Go app explosion will help shape the ski experience of [...]

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Bansko Jazz Fest 2016 – 6th to 13th August

Jul 18, 2016 No Comments

The Bansko Jazz Fest 2016 is here. Better than ever before. Kicking off on the 6th August and finishing with Joss Stone headlining on the 13th August. I can’t wait as it is the best week to be in Bansko in the summer. What’s more, if you need a transfer then help support banskoblog.com and buy [...]

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Bansko Beat Festival 15th to 16th July 2016

Jul 15, 2016 No Comments

Bansko Beat is back for another year. In the main square this free concert is looking interesting. I took a look at alternative rock act, Nuance. Here’s their video of them performing their latest hit, “Daylight”. The festival takes place at Bansko’s Nikola Vaptsarov Square. Free admission. More info on https://www.facebook.com/BanskoBeat/?fref=ts

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Summer Gondola Lift Opening Times 2016

Jul 08, 2016 No Comments

The Bansko gondola lift is now open all days  Subscribe to my newsletter to receive an email when I receive news. The weather is set to be good for the whole of the weekend, and at least the next ten days. There is only a small risk of thunder storms next Thursday and Friday.   [...]

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Leonardo’s Summer Menu

Jul 06, 2016 No Comments

Leonardo’s has long been a fovourite of mine and none more so than in the summer months. Located and owned by the 5 star hotel, Lucky Bansko, this modern Italian restaurant has a new menu that is both family friendly but also has enough foodie credentials to keep fussy people like me happy all summer. [...]

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My Favourite Places To Visit In Bulgaria

Jun 23, 2016 No Comments

So many people I meet in Bansko are here for a few days in the summer. Visiting just Bansko would be like visiting London and only seeing Buckingham Palace. There is so much more. Every year I receive emails asking for tips on an itinerary that will satisfy the family travelling to Bulgaria. I offer something [...]

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