Ski and SPA tourism in Bulgaria

Ski and SPA tourism in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is a country with unmatched nature, where the combination of mild winters, abundant snowfall and snow cover that lasts until late spring, defines the opportunities for the development of the mountain and ski tourism in the country. On the territory of Bulgaria, in the mountains Rila, Pirin, Stara Planina, Rhodope and Vitosha are located magnificent winter resorts with perfectly maintained tracks and facilities suitable for all kinds of winter sports. On the northern slopes of Rila mountain at 1350 meters above sea level, at the foot of the highest peak on the Balkan Peninsula, called Musala, is situated the first-class ski resort of Borovets. It is an alpine resort, offering excellent conditions for all kinds of winter sports – Alpine skiing, cross country, ski jumping and biathlon. The biathlon track is one of the best in the world. The length of the ski runs in Borovets is more than 45 kilometers, where ski trails vary in difficulty. The popular ski resort of Bansko is situated at the foot of one of the most beautiful Bulgarian mountains – Pirin. Bansko offers a unique combination of perfect conditions for winter sports, preserved Bulgarian traditions and customs as well as rich cultural and historical heritage. Despite the alpine-like topography of Pirin, the area comprises wonderful ski runs at various difficulty levels – from easy ones for novices to hard ones for experienced and rofessional skiers. The major ski areas of ​​Bansko – Chalin valog (1100 – 1600 m) and Shiligarnika (1700 – 2500 m) are located just above the town. The resort Pamporovo is situated in the Rhodope mountains, at the foot of Snezhanka Peak. Pamporovo has a number of perfectly maintained ski runs, suitable for all categories of skiers, including a giant slalom track and first-class lifts facilities. Winter resorts in Bulgaria are one of a kind with their combination of excellent conditions for skiing and mountain tourism and also for SPA and Wellness. Valuable natural resources, such as mineral springs, favourable climate, fresh mountain air, medicinal mud, etc., have been known to the peoples who inhabited Bulgarian lands, e.g. Thracians, Romans, Slavs, since antiquity. In modern times, nature’s valuable gifts are the core for the development of SPA and Wellness tourism. Most of the hotels in the ski resorts have state-of-the-art SPA centres, offering full range of programs for active relaxation, recreation and health improvement, as well as anti-stress and various cosmetic procedures. All this, combined with excellent skiing conditions, provides a vast array of recreational opportunities, offered by the Bulgarian winter resorts. Bulgaria is an unrivaled place – here you will find everything: history, culture, traditions, nature, health, spirit. You can choose freely to ski, relax, have fun or enjoy the tranquility. You will find out that the interaction with the uniqueness of Bulgaria is an intriguing journey into a different world, where you will discover yourself. Booking hotels in Bulgaria

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My greatest pleasure in life is to travel. Undoubtedly there are a lot of amazing places around the world worth visiting at least once in life. However, Bulgaria is such a place where you will wish to come back again and again. In every season and every region of this small country, you can find unique wonders. So share my travels.