The Rila and Pirin mountains are the highest in the Balkan Peninsula and are a paradise for hiking, with national parks full of lakes and glacial valleys. In Bulgaria you will also find small thermal stations that are the perfect place to relax after a long day of hiking. Must-see: Rila National Park, Musala peak (2925 m), the glacier circus of the Seven Rila lakes and the classic Rila Monastery with its fascinating architecture.
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The main destinations for outdoor programs are located a short distance from Sofia and are also easily accessible by low-traffic roads, which reduces transfer times, compared to other European destinations.
The winters are cold and humid and the summers are hot and dry, although the climate is milder on the Black Sea coast. In summer temperatures reach 32º and they fall slightly below 0º in winter.
Bulgaria belongs to the European Union since 2007, however it has not adopted the Euro yet, and maintains its own currency, the "Lev".
Sofia airport is connected to the main European cities. There are also domestic flights between Sofia, Varna and Burgas. Some express trains connect the capital city with several points in the country, and there is a wide network of buses both internally and to countries such as Greece, Turkey, Macedonia or Albania.
The best seasons are spring and summer, from April to September.
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