Explore the snow-capped mountain peaks and frosted evergreen forests that compose the Bulgarian backcountry. Head up some of the highest mountains in the country and feel at one with nature.
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While Bulgaria is quickly becoming a more popular winter holiday destination, it remains lower-key than other popular western and northern European hotspots. This makes it a great place to come and connect with nature.
Aside from the aforementioned locales, the country is chock-full of excellent snowshoeing destinations,
Among these is Central Balkan National Park. Situated about two hours east of Sofia, the park offers plenty of mountain peaks and passes to climb. It is also home to various species of native wildlife. At 2,376 meters in elevation, Bolev Peak is the tallest mountain in the park and a great destination for snowshoers, boasting excellent views of the surroundings.
Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park, in the northwest of the country, and the Bulgarka Natural Park, which is near to the national park, also offer excellent snowshoeing opportunities and some fabulous scenery of their own.
During the winter Bulgaria is typically cold with plenty of snow. In the popular resort area of Bansko, the average winter temperature hovers around freezing with slightly higher temperatures in the spring. Throughout the whole ski season, there is plenty of snow with an average of 50 to 80 millimeters per month.
Any trip to Bulgaria likely begins with a flight into the Sofia International Airport (SOF). Many guides will opt to meet you in Sofia and provide transport to the start of the trip. Otherwise, buses connect the country and can be taken from the airport and the city center.
Bulgarian lev (BGN). Euros are commonly accepted in tourist areas.
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