Rila Monastery

Bulgaria’s oldest and most beautiful monastery in a stunning location high in the Rila Mountains

Explore the magnificent Byzantine style cloisters and clock tower, admire the incredibly ornate church, then walk through glorious meadow and woodland to the cave of St John of Rila. Will you attempt to climb through the cave’s chimney? It is said only the righteous can pass!
Price: 40€ per person (Minimum group size 2)
Departs Bansko daily 9am
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Narrow Gauge Railway

Take a journey back in time, stopping at the highest station in the Balkans en-route to the spa town of Velingrad

Settle back and take life at a slower pace as the train trundles through the magnificent scenery of the Rhodope mountains. As you pass through tiny rural communities take note of the loops, bridges and tunnels that allow the train to climb to Avramovo, 1267 metres above sea level. They are a very impressive feat of engineering
Price: 45€ per person including train fare and return by minibus. (Minimum group size 2)
Departs Bansko daily 10.20am

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Brown Bear Sanctuary

Travel high into the unspoiled forests of the Rila Mountains to this sanctuary for former ‘Dancing Bears’

The Bridget Bardot Foundation and Four Paws Charity joined forces to rescue Bulgaria’s ‘dancing bears’ and build this fantastic new home for them. After a short video introduction to the history of the park, a guide will show you around
Price 30€ per person
Departs Bansko daily 12 noon
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Bulgaria’s smallest town, famous for both its splendid wine and its striking sandstone spires

Surrounded by lush vinyards, this vibrant little town has a spectacular backdrop of sandstone spires. Climb St. Nicholas Hill to see the ruins of Despot Slav’s fortress, visit the Kordulopova Kushta once home to wealthy wine merchants and finish off the day with a tour and tasting at one of the area’s finest wineries.
Price: 45€ per person (minimum group 2)
Departs Bansko daily 9am
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Staying in Bansko and fancy a day’s guided walking? Nothing we love more! Click on the image to download a brochure of some of our favourite routes.