Tired of the resort vibe of Bansko? Want some peace and quiet exploring the remote parts of the mountain? Join us on a snowshoeing trip in the area. You can choose among three of the most amazing mountains in Bulgaria – Rila, Pirin and Rhodope, all situated not more than an hour from the resort. While Pirin with its alpine-like appearance and steep slopes rising up to 2914 meters offers wild views, the south sides of Rila are more gentle and easy for snowshoeing. Rhodopes are one of a kind located between the higher mountains, which provides great panoramas to both Rila and Pirin. The old villages, where people maintain the same lifestyle from 100 years ago, can be a truly unique experience worth having.
The tour includes a visit to the medieval Rozhen monastery, situated in the Pirin mountains. Afterwards the tour continues with a walk in the picturesque town of Melnik, where you will have the chance to taste the local types of wine which is Bulgaria’s most famous export.
A back-in-time day trip from the modern ski resort Bansko to the isolated rural area of Rhodope Mountains, where time has stopped and the traditions of the local people are still alive. We invite you on an easy snowshoeing hike, perfect for families with kids or tired of skiing couples who want to immerse into the local atmosphere and enjoy spectacular views to the jagged Pirin Mountains.
This is a great opportunity for people who do not ski to get into the winter mountain. It is a magical winter adventure on snow shoes around Bansko. There are different itineraries suitable for all level of ability and fitness. We could offer tours for complete beginners and also for people who have experience in the winter mountains to the most demanding level. The tours are selected for you in stunning locations in Pirin National Park and could include - frozen lakes, frozen waterfalls, river valleys, centuries old pine trees etc. We could add extra value to your day after the hike - optional stop at the hot thermal springs where you could fully relax.This is voted by many travelers as a bestseller, highly recommended tour.
We made this tour for people, who love touching nature in their comfort zone.Prepare for this trip in South and Southwest Bulgaria to touch the beauty, carved by nature, and places, where traditions are still alive!Jump in the van and listen to the legends of love, passion, and mountains. Pass the near villages and fell like a local tasting the Kapama and other Bulgarian dishes. With our tour, you can see the rich wildlife from millions of years ago till nowadays.You will be in three different mountains with their spirit – Rila, Pirin and Rhodopi mountains. These three mountains are Wisdom, Beaty, and Love. One phenomenon can’t be seen in the picture, you have to see and feel it! We wait for the adventure to call you!
Melnik is considered the smallest town in Bulgaria, nested in the South slopes of Pirin mountain, among sand pyramids with queer forms. The findings from the antiquity discovered upon the archaeological diggings testify for its centuries-old history. The wine which is produced by the unique Bulgarian brand Wide Melnik Vine has a wonderful quality, scents of ripe cherry, herbs, and in the presence of oak it develops nuances of tobacco and leather. You will have time for a lunch break in a local restaurant and after it you will continue to the nearby “Rupite” area, located about 30 km. away from Melnik. This place is considered as sanctuary because it is associated with the famous Bulgarian prophet Vanga, who spent the last years of her life there. Near the house where she was living in 1994 was built the church Saint Petka, which is interesting with its different style of frescoes and icon paintings.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Yörük to this day appear as a distinct segment of the population of Macedonia and Thrace where they settled as early as the 14th century. While today the Yörük are increasingly settled, many of them still maintain their nomadic lifestyle, breeding goats and sheep in the Pindus (Epirus, Greece and southern Albania), the ?ar Mountains (Republic of Macedonia), the Pirin and Rhodope Mountains (Bulgaria) and Dobrudja. An earlier offshoot of the Yörüks, the Kailar or Kay?lar Turks were amongst the first Turkish colonists in Europe, (Kailar or Kay?lar being the Turkish name for the Greek town of Ptolemaida which took its current name in 1928) formerly inhabiting parts of the Greek regions of Thessaly and Macedonia.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Todor Palankov (Bulgarian: ) (born 13 January 1984) is a Bulgarian footballer, currently playing for Chernomorets Burgas as a defensive midfielder.Palankov was educated in Litex Lovech's youth academy, but made your professional debut in 2003 with Belite Orli Pleven in second division, where was loaned for six months. In January 2004 he returned to Litex and with the club won Bulgarian Cup and Bulgarian Supercup, but one year later was loaned to Vidima-Rakovski Sevlievo. From June 2005 to January 2007 Palankov played in 27 matches for Litex and scored one goal. After that was loaned to Cherno More Varna. In July 2007 Palankov signed with Pirin Blagoevgrad.In December 2009 he signed with Chernomorets Burgas on free transfer and he will join the sharks n June 1st.
Marco Polo Pocket Guide Bulgaria: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips Explore Bulgaria with this handy, pocket-sized, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Discover boutique hotels, authentic restaurants, the country's trendiest places, and get tips on shopping and what to do on a limited budget. There are plenty of ideas for travel with kids, and a summary of all the festivals and events that take place. Let Marco Polo show you all that Bulgaria has to offer... Bulgaria is the beautiful stranger at the south-eastern tip of South East Europe. The beach, sea and party atmosphere still feature strongly in the travel brochures, but there is more than that to see and do and plenty of surprises in store: culture and nightlife in the nation's capital, Sofia, dreamy mountain villages in the Rhodopes, magnificent mountain scenery in the Rila and Pirin ranges, and much else besides... This is Bulgaria! Your Marco Polo Bulgaria Pocket Guide includes: Insider Tips - we show you the hidden gems and little-known secrets that offer a real insight into this wonderful country. Discover where you can follow in the footsteps of Orpheus and Eurydice, where you can see the famous fire dancers and experience a wonderful sunset over the Black Sea. Best of - find the best things to do for free, the best 'only in' Bulgaria experiences, the best things to do if it rains and the best places to relax and spoil yourself.Sightseeing - all the top sights are organised by area so you can easily plan your trip. Discovery Tours - specially tailored tours will get you to the heart of Bulgaria. From remote mountain villages to bustling cities, from fine beaches to barren mountains, you can experience all of Bulgaria's unique character with these personal tours. Bulgaria in full-colour - Marco Polo Pocket Guide Bulgaria includes full-colour photos throughout the guide bringing the country to life offering you a real taste of what you can see and enjoy on your trip.Touring App - you can download any of the Discovery Tours to your smartphone, complete with the detailed route description and map exactly as featured in the guide, free of charge. The maps can be used offline too, so no roaming charges. The perfect navigational tool with distance indicators and landmarks highlighting the correct direction to travel in as well as GPS coordinates along the way. Enjoy stress-free sightseeing and never get lost again! Road Atlas and pull-out map - we've included a detailed road atlas and a handy, pull-out map so you can pop the guide in your bag for a full-on sightseeing day or head out with just the map to enjoy your Discovery Tour. A small street map of Sofia is also included. Useful Bulgarian phrases - the essential words and phrases are included to help you get by. Trust Marco Polo Pocket Guide Bulgaria to show you around this wonderful country. The comprehensive coverage and unique insights will ensure you experience everything Bulgaria has to offer and more. The special tips, personal insights and unusual experiences will help you make the most of your trip - just arrive and enjoy.