Explore the area with sports
In the summer you will not be bored, because the younger part of our team relies on adventure tourism. We will offer you rock climbing, cycling, rafting, picnicking in the mountains, trekking to the beautiful lakes and peaks of Pirin.
Apart from being the winter capital of the Balkans, Bansko is also popular as a summer festival center - the festivals begin in July and last until November. Bansko also offers sports attractions that will allow you to have an active and healthy holiday. There is also an entertainment complex on Banderishka Polyana, which includes shooting, a small football field, an opportunity to practice summer biathlon, a 400-meter water slide, which is the longest in Europe!
Ski and snowboard
Bansko hosts events from the World and European Alpine Skiing Cup, national and regional competitions. Over the past few years Bansko also hosted the Biathlon World Cup. The ski center offers excellent conditions for skiing, snowboarding, off-piste, cross-country skiing and more. Extreme sports fans can ride snowmobiles, ATVs, sledding, as well as practice winter hiking, mountaineering, biathlon, orienteering and many other activities.
There are many routes and destinations for climbing in Bulgaria. The richness and diversity of our geographical location contributes to the availability of climbing sites throughout the country. Only 3 km away from Bansko is the Caves area - a great destination for fans of extreme attractions.
Cycling is a great way to be in nature. Pirin Mountain offers cycling conditions in the summer - from June to the end of September. Bansko is the center of mountain biking in the region and there are many exciting routes around it, all in the protected area of Pirin National Park.
Rafting on the Struma River is exciting, wet, wild and extremely fun! The section of the Struma River, which passes through the Kresna Gorge, offers perfect conditions for rafting from April to July and from October to November - high water level. August and September - low water level.
A horse ride is the perfect complement to your summer holiday experience in Bansko. This activity brings you to the heart of nature, in the area with the cleanest air. Trails have varying degrees of difficulty and offer different challenges such as: descents, ascents, narrow forest paths, across rivers and gullies.