If you haven’t been to Bulgaria yet, it is time to think about it and pack your luggage. Then, as soon as possible, go for Bulgaria holidays! One of the best ways to do it is to join adventure Balkan tours.
Bulgaria is a small country but with a big arsenal of interesting and adventurous offers for a holiday-long-to-remember. (daily tours Sofia)The geographical position and the nature of the country give many opportunities for different adventure Balkan tours. The country is part of the Balkan Peninsula or the Balkans (as it is known). The region takes its name from the Balkan Mountains that stretch from the east of Serbia. Then go to the Black Sea at the east of Bulgaria. The Balkans have always been a centre of attraction for historians, history-lovers, adventurers.
Nature, culture and traditions on your Bulgaria mountain holidays
Most often people consider Bulgaria a cultural destination – yes, that’s true! It’s rich in history, in monuments. However, many still waiting to be explored and studied, though. But it is also true that it has surprises waiting for you. There are mountains that wait for you to climb, green forests that tempt you to smell them, feel them. Forests that make you walk through them and get charged. There are also mysterious caves, horse-riding, trekking, jeep safaris etc.
Stara Planina, the place for adventure Balkan tours
Mountains in Bulgaria are a significant part of the country. They are dominant in the southwest and central part of Bulgaria. The large mountain chain of Stara Planina (Old Mountain) runs west-east across the country, dividing it and giving the name of the entire Balkan Peninsula. An interesting thing about the mountain is that when one decides to walk across its main ridge, they will sooner or later reach the sea. It’s not going to be easy because Stara Planina might not be the highest mountain of Bulgaria but it is the one with the fiercest weather among the other mountains in the country. The reason for that is the Balkan plays the role of a natural barrier between the cold climate of the north of Bulgaria and its milder climate on the south.
On good weather, though the view is amazing. It’s worth climbing the mountain and experiencing adventure Balkan tours because of the prize – beautiful nature, clean air.
Surely, Pamporovo. Pamporovo is a modern and one of the widely famous ski resorts Bulgaria, which makes it popular for ski holidays Bulgaria. It is not far from the city of Plovdiv, the second biggest in Bulgaria, after Sofia, – only 85 km away. (walking guided tours Sofia)It is considered the sunniest resort with more than 100 sunny days in winter and mild climate. This is due to the fact that the resort is located close to the Greek border. Pamporovo offers exceptional natural beauty and excellent conditions for recreation. It is one of the gorgeous places to visit in Bulgaria in winter. Pamporovo is in the foothills of the Rhodope Mountains. Then that will let you enjoy the beautiful scenery, tranquility as well as breathe the fresh air that the mountain offers. Ski resorts Bulgaria, Pamporovo is a good choice for Balkan holidays.
The ski season in Bulgaria is from mid-December till late April. The resort rises to 1650 m. above sea level and above it hangs a majestic Mount Snezhanka (Snow white) – 1926 m. There the main and more difficult trails start.
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Bansko is a charming historic town with a stunning alpine background. It is a very popular Bulgaria destination among Bulgarian and foreign tourists. Being part of the National Park Pirin, Bansko offers a great location for both summer vacations and ski holidays Bulgaria. Since 1983 the park had fallen under the protection of UNESCO.
The town of Bansko is in the foothills of the most beautiful and towering part of the Pirin Mountain. It has a population of 12 000 people and sits at an altitude of 935 m. Bansko is only 160 km away from the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia and is definitely one of the best-preferred skiing resorts in Bulgaria. (Sofia tour guides)
Bansko is among the best places for ski holidays Bulgaria and it attracts many foreign and Bulgaria tourists in the winter season. The total length of the ski tracks is 75 km, the longest one of which is 16 km long. About 90% of all 16 tracks have canons for artificial snow for high-quality as well as long-lasting snow cover.
There is also a track equipped with lights for night skiing in the region. An open-air ice skating ring works in the town during the winter season. The highest point of the ski centre is 2560. A cabin lift is available for the tourists. There is a connection between the town and the ski zone, and with a 7 km long ski road. It offers some of the best sporting and recreation facilities such as numerous ski runs, several chairlifts and rope-lines, heli-skiing facilities serviced by helicopters, specially constructed snowboarding park. Ski runs are safe and excellently kept. Around the clock emergency aid service is in place too. Bansko is welcoming you for your Balkan holidays!
A summer something for those who like to visit Bulgaria
During the summer season the roads and the ski tracks can also be used as routes for mountain cycling. The resort is also a popular destination Bulgaria among tourists during the summer season. This is due to the various types of activities and sports that can be practiced there. These are mountain climbing, horse riding, mountain passages, rafting as well as Bansko Safari, etc. Bansko Safari – highly recommended to those who like to experience a different (from ski holidays Bulgaria) side of Bansko. It is also for those who like to get the excitement and a good overview of the Bansko region. All you need is to visit Bulgaria and enjoy the town.
A quiet place, a mountain, rich history, coziness, stunning scenery, rich wine… This is what the thousands-year-old Melnik offers, and may be more. Well, a romantic and full of charm in destination Bulgaria.
The smallest town in Bulgaria, Melnik is 130 km away from the capital of Bulgaria – Sofia, in the south-western slopes of the southern part of Pirin. (Sofia tours guide) It attracts with its ancient history, monasteries, natural landscapes… And its wine, of course, for which the locals claim that even Sir Winston Churchill had tried it and estimated its merits appropriately;-)
If you wonder what the things to do in Bulgaria are, remember this small town and its wine. Get your family or friends, travel to Bulgaria, Melnik and then indulge in a glass or two of wine.
Once a very lively place and an important trading centre, today this romantic place comprises of around 230 people and that makes it the smallest town in Bulgaria. That doesn’t make it less interesting, though. It even adds to the charm and magic of the place.
The Sand Pyramids – another reason to enjoy a Destination Bulgaria
Supposedly, the name of Melnik comes from the Slavonic word ‘Mel’, which means white clay. The first inhabitants of the place were the Thracians. Then the Romans – a few centuries later (a Roman bridge can still be seen today). And after them came the Slavs and they gave the name ‘Melnik’ to the place because of the peculiar, natural Sand Pyramids.
Today Melnik and the Pyramids are among the favourite places to visit in Bulgaria and preferred destination Bulgaria.
The Sand Pyramids – they are rock formations scattered over an area of 50 square kilometres. More than 4-5 million years ago, at the place where the today Pyramids are, there was a big flat lake. On the bottom of the lake, time had deposited clay and sandy materials.
For thousands of years different processes took place, the result of which are the Melnik Pyramids – one of the most interesting natural attractions in Bulgaria. These fantastically sculpted rocks have assumed the most varied shapes and details, resembling stone mushrooms, haystacks, minarets, alpine ridges and peaks, swords, obelisks, Egyptian pyramids, and so forth. The Melnik Pyramids became a natural landmark in 1960. Not only that but these same Pyramids that surround Melnik from all its sides, hold the wine cellars where the wine – this famous elixir stayed to ripen and mature. Choose your Bulgaria vacation among different destinations Bulgaria. Choose Melnik and you can enjoy the wine there together with many other things.
In many aspects Bulgaria is a miraculous country. It hides many known and unknown wonders. It’s not only an unusual place but a source of energy as well. It is a place that lets you become one with nature. The country offers a big arsenal of interesting and adventurous places to visit in Destinations Bulgaria.
Visit Bulgaria and discover its mineral springs. Learn about its history. Enjoy its picturesque nature and get amazed by its mysterious places.
Learn about Baba Vanga on your destinations Bulgaria
Even without having yet being on a holiday in Bulgaria, I am sure you have heard about Baba Vanga (Grandmother Vanga). Many Bulgarian and foreign tourists visit the house of Vanga and the Saint Petka Bulgarska Temple as ones of destinations Bulgaria. They are sacred places.
Vanga is a symbol of compassion, of nobility. She is a woman of many virtues as well. Vangeliya Pandeva Gushterova was the One, the Chosen.
Born in 1911 in Strumica, in today’s Macedonia, Vanga had really difficult childhood. Losing her mother at the age of 2, Vanga depended for some time on the neighbours until her father remarried and thus Baba Vanga had a stepmother, who didin’t treat her very well. She had to stay in an orphanage. Once being home for a holiday, Vanga went for a walk with her cousin. Although the weather was good, a sudden whirlwind rose and strange enough, took only Vanga. A few days later people found her in bushes with her eyes bleeding. She was badly damaged and suffering enormous pain. After this incident she went blind.
Vanga’s destiny had always been unusual and she suffered many hardships.
In 1940 she began to prophecy. At first, she heard a voice in her dream that told her about the forthcoming war (World War II). Soon after, ‘the Voice’ started talking to the blind woman while she was awake. For it Vanga said was the voice of St. John Chrysostom. He came to Baba Vanga on 6 April 1941 and since then the Saint was with her, until her death in August, 1996.