During the summer, temperatures range from 15ºC to 25ºC. During the winter, temperatures range from -5ºC to 2ºC. The region gets about 700 mm of precipitation each year with most of it coming during the winter.
Lev. Euros are also commonly accepted.
The best way to get to Bansko and the Pirin Mountains is to fly into the international airport in Sofia then take a bus or train south to Bansko.
The best time to visit for ski season is from January to May. The best time for hiking is from June to September.
Bulgaria is quickly becoming a popular outdoor activity haven for adventure-seekers. The Pirin Mountains are scenic and full of opportunities for hikers and skiers alike. The country is quite inexpensive, making it a more affordable vacation spot than Europe’s other marquis mountain ranges. When you are not out exploring the wilderness around Bansko (where most of the outdoor activities take place) then be sure to take some time to visit Sofia, the capital,and if you’re around in the summer, the seaside resort town of Varna will also surely not disappoint.
One of the best powder days skiing of my life! An amazing combination of couloirs, tree runs and open powder fields all accessible by lifts. Nikolay is a great guide who judged the abilities of the group and chose routes to suit everyone! Highly recommended trip, excellent value for money!
We picked the perfect day. The off-piste was was incredible and Nikolay was informative, extremely knowledgable and professional. We felt safe at all times as Nikolay was in constant comms with others on the mountain and the tour was managed to minimise risk of avalanches. Will happily book via Explore Share again. Thanks.
Both Nikolay and the other guide with us (apologies for forgetting his name) were highly qualified and experienced. They found us the best conditions available and made sure we had a good time while staying safe.
Good guide! Friendly, safe and made the best day out of the current conditions. This day was for sure the high light of our week in Bansko. Thanks!
Niki is a great guide we would definitely recommend him to anyone that wants to go off piste.
I am delighted with the ski trip to the Pirin Mountains. These are the most beautiful and unusual places with beautiful nature.
I booked a trip to Georgiy Georgiev, but for some reason my guide was not he, but Milena Padalska. However, I do not regret it at all. Milena is a very experienced smart and attentive guide. She organized the trip perfectly and helped me to choose the equipment. She very sensibly corrected the routes, in accordance with the weather and my technical and physical abilities.
Despite the not quite favorable weather, we did not miss a single day of trekking. And Milena is very contact and interesting person and an charming woman.
What a glorious day!! Niki was a top guide, really chilled out and knowledgeable – had an amazing day and learnt so much more about the mountain (and Bulgaria in general!) than I expected! Communication wth the company was great and they did their very best to make sure I could do this trip on mega short notice. Amazing all round – thanks guys 🙂
I learned à lot about Bulgarie. . Not only about nature, but also culture and politics. Great thanks to Nikolay!.
Very nice and professional guide. Good experience
Nikolay was amazing. he was both professional and friendly at the same time. he did everything to make sure that i had a great experience including picking me up early to ensure i was the first up the mountain which i loved. I would definitely recommend him again.
Niki was a great guide for ski-touring. He was very clear and supportive in the preparation of the trip (itineraries, ski renting, hotel, taxis). When we finally met in Bansko, after 5 minutes I understood we were in good hands. He was indeed very much secure and adapting to our needs. He knows everybody in the place, always aware of the good spots and very keen to let you discover his region. He also turned to be an excellent guide for after-ski activities. He puts all his energy to ensure your experience will be unforgettable, which he greatly succeeded.
Very nice experience with Niki and Yavo. We did not have the best snow conditions but Niki was able to find very good skying and mountaineering spots in this area that he knows better than anyone. He also took care of most aspects (airport transit, ski rental, etc), which made this 3 days trip very efficient ! For the after-ski, Bansko and the surrounding area offer lots of opportunities. I’ll definitely come back shortly.
Great free-ride ski experience with Niki and Javo, our two very friendly and knowledgeable guides. Probably the best guides you can get in Bansko! In addition, Niki helped to arrange for everything: transport to/from the airport, indication of best places to eat & chill-out. Definitely strongly recommended!
Very satisfied of those 3 days ski touring with Niki. He is really a one stop shop guide: he arranged for everything from A to Z: transfer from Sofia to Bansko, cheap and nice hotel, ski rental, shovel/arva/probe, and, last but not least 3 days of exciting ski touring in Bansko backcountry. Despite the fact that the conditions were far from ideal (avalanche risk) he managed to find an interesting programme for each day, taking into account the level of the participants and the safety of everybody. Bansko is definitely a place with a lot of potential for ski touring: we will be back!
I have spent 3 tremendous days of ski touring and freeride ski with Nikolay and his colleague Javo in Bansko. We were a group of 8 skiers with both beginners and more experienced people. Beyond their professionalism and wide mountain expertise, Nikolay and Javo where caring and very friendly guys. We had an incredible skiing experience in the wonderful landscapes of the Pirin mountain ranges. In addition, Nikolay recommended probably the best places to sleep, eat and relax in Bansko while avoiding the expensive touristic addresses. I strongly recommend him.
Our trip with Georgy in Bulgaria’s Pirin Mountains went perfectly. Georgy is a great guide, clearly knows the region extraordinarily well, and did everything to make this trip fun, comfortable, safe and memorable for our group of four. Plus, he’s fun to spend time with. I can’t speak highly enough for him and absolutely recommend him for any guiding needs.
The trip out with Nikolay was the best days experience I have ever had snowboarding. Nikolay came across as very experienced and the safety of the group was very important to him. We rode lines and terrain exactly like we wanted and were also able to hike to the very top of the mountain which was great in itself. If I go back I would look to go out with him again and would recommend to others no problem.
The Trip was an experience, I especially enjoyed the first day which was just “the perfect day”, sunny, good snow and several good rides!