Very nice hike with beautiful scenery. If going by car you should get there before 9:00 to park near otherwise you'll be forced to park outside the national Park and find your way inside somehow.
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This is a great hike and not all that difficult at 2914M. The views are great and as for the flowers (end of june) were amazing.
No doubt that the scenery there is stunning as the journey from Bansko up to the hut was through a heavily wooded area. We could not leave the car however due to an invasion of flies that literally covered the windscreen as we pulled up.....More
It is really difficult as a Brit to find out how to safely climb the mountain, the 2nd highest peak in Bulgaria, but where there's a will, you must find a way! You can drive up Pirin Rd out of Bansko, past the National Park...More
We went skiing, staying in Bansko below, in the Pirin Mountains for the February holidays. We were mixed abilities. The pistes are beautiful and all open apart from one on the opposite hill which hasn't been open since around 2009 due to risk of avalanche....More
One of the places in Bulgaria, where you will be away from Bulgarian foolishness. The second highest peak in Bulgaria is maybe the most beautiful one. A day hike to the peak from Vihren hut is an adventure to enjoy. The total displacement is 1000m...More
What a lovely place walked to the lake them went down to the stream and had picnic lunch, beautiful place. We were lucky to have a local guide who got us a parking space right by the hut. Probably should have walked a bit further...More
Vihren Hut can be reached in just over 1 hour from the top station of the gondola from Bansko. Stick to the yellow path heading directly up the valley. From the Hut there are s several we'll marked paths that lead you to the high...More