The capital of snow sports in Bulgaria
150 kilometres from Sofia is one of the main centres of winter tourism in Bulgaria and the Balkans. It is a very popular destination among lovers of skiing and snowboarding. The 16 tracks and the 75 km of the route are perfectly equipped and maintained, even illuminated for night skiers.
There are also many international sporting events in the city that take place during the winter. The city not only offers good conditions to relax and ski, but also has museums, typical architecture in the old town, and restaurants with typical regional cuisine. A variety of homemade food, and meat dishes with interesting names like “Banski Starets” (grandfather of Bansko), “Chomlek” and “Banska Kurvavitsa”.
In the city, you can visit the houses of Velian Sirleshtova, and Todeva which are samples of the architecture in the city.
Distance from Sofia: 145 km
Restaurants and experiences
How to get here
It is quite difficult get there. Rent a car or use the bus