Borovets Bulgaria Attractions :: Borovets
Borovets is the most prestigious and largest year-round mountain resort and ski center in Bulgaria. Consummate travelers and winter sports' enthusiasts must not leave this destination off of their Bulgarian vacation itineraries.
Borovets – Bulgaria's Most Popular Mountain Resort
Borovets is the biggest international mountain resort in Bulgaria. Located at 1350 m above sea level (with highest reaches at 2600 m), on the Northern slopes of the Rila Mountains, at the foot of Mt. Musala peak (2925 m) the highest one on the Balkan peninsula.
Founded as an exclusive colony at the turn of the 20th century, Borovets is the oldest winter resort in Bulgaria, spread over a large area between 1230 and 1390m in the eastern part of the Rila mountain. Its establishment originates back in 1896 when the then-mayor of the nearby town of Samokov built a mountain chalet there. Gradually, the resort has developed into a modern ski center and a favorite place of middle and upscale-class tourists ever since the early part of last century.
Borovets – a Mountain Resort for All Seasons
For sports and leisure there is a lot to do: Winter sports-downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country, ski jumping-can be arranged any time. Night skiing until 10pm every evening. Tennis, walking, trekking, climbing, bird watching, cycling, fishing, horse riding, hot spring spa (20 minutes away), water sports on Lake Iskar (20 minutes away), night life wining and dining in Borovets, Samokov or near the Lake.
Over 40km of Borovets Ski Runs Offers Fun for all Experience Levels
The Borovets ski resort offers more than 40km of ski runs, varying in difficulty and grouped into 3 regions – Sitnyakovo-Martinov (8 runs), Markudzhik (4) and Yastrebets (3). When the winter is mild or during the warmer season, many tourists enjoy undertaking hikes in the beautiful region. One of the most popular routes leads to the Musala peak (2925m, highest peak on the Balkan Peninsula). The trip takes approx. 6 hours from Borovets and 3 hours - from the last station of the cabin lift.
Borovets' taverns, bars and clubs come alive at night, particularly in the peak ski season, entertaining locals and visitors alike with good food, wine, folk singing and dancing. Most of these establishments are open till early morning, offering good prices and special "happy hour" discounts. Music played is mostly international dance music. Very often special shows are presented at the clubs. There are available restaurants and taverns with Bulgarian national folk music and "horo" dancing.
Easy Access from Sofia & International Airport
Visitors benefit from the peaceful mountain lifestyle, while still enjoying easy access to the capital Sofia, 73km (55 mi) away, and the city of Plovdiv, a 126km (76 mi) trip. Just 11km (6 mi) away is the town of Samokov, which is famous for its craft traditions. [Maps & Directions to Villa Stresov]