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Pirin

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Pirin is in Bulgaria. The range is a national park and since 1983 part of the UNESCO World nature heritage.

Get in

Bansko, the popular ski resort is an important entry gate for the Pirin range. From the Bus station there are irregular minibus connections up the mountains, to Thebanderitsa and Vihren hut (base camp to hike in the area). Usually those Minivans leave after the arrival of Buses from Sofia. As an alternative you can take a taxi up, which will cost you about 15 US-Dollars.

Get around

Once inside, you will have to hike, the different huts and summits are connected by hiking trails.

See

Itineraries

There is a broad network of flagged trails through the mountains. The pirin tourist map 1:50'000(avalable at local shops) offers a good overview over trails and guest houses.

Do

  • Hike Mount Vihren, second Peak of Bulgaria (2914m), 6 hours there and back from the vihren hut, a beautyful mountain which offers beautiful views.
  • hike the other trails

Eat

Most of the mountain huts offer cheap meals.

sleep

There is a network of mountain huts, which offer rooms and bungalows (bungalow for about 10 Dollars for two persons). Bring your sleeping bag. Alternatively there are marked camping areas around the huts.

Stay safe

Get out


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