Mountain Tourism - Information about the Bulgarian Mountain and Ski resorts.
Rugged snow capped peaks and soft green slopes, cool forests carrying the aroma of herbs and wild fruit, quick-flowing rivers and crystal clear blue lakes, mineral springs and bioreserves, rare plants and game, large climatic and ski resorts and small picturesque villages with living traditions and folklore; every Bulgarian mountain has its own characteristic appearance, fascination and beautiful name.
RILA - the most majestic Bulgarian Mountain, highest peak Moussala (2,925 m); - 219 high-mountain with over 2,000 plant varieties and a diverse animal world is the most natural setting for Bulgaria's most famous monastery - RILA MONASTERY, and the country's oldest winter resort of BOROVETS.
PIRIN - the country’s second highest mountain, highest peak Vihren (2,914 in); - 176 mountain lakes and about 100 varieties of rare plants, including the edelweiss and the famous Baikousheva fir, almost 1,300 years old; - location of the well-known climatic and spa resort of SANDANSKI and the latest Bulgarian ski center BANSKO. See also information about Pirin National Park
THE RHODOPES - The greenest and most picturesque Bulgarian mountains, linked with the legend of the mythical singer Orpheus, snow and sun, clean air, mild climate with a Mediterranean influence, original folklore and superb cuisine, cordial and hospitable people, the largest ski resort - Pamporovo and the most popular place for ecotourism - Momchilovtsi.
VITOSHA - The green mountain of the Bulgarian capital Sofia, the most frequented Bulgarian mountain, attractive during any season, two wildlife reserves, three climatic zones, highest peak Cherni Vruh (2,286 in), varied flora and fauna, curative mineral springs and a rare natural phenomenon - eight Moraines, a popular mountain resort for winter holidays and skiing, modern hotels and ski facilities. Vitosha offers skiing near Sofia - the capital of Bulgaria
THE BALKAN RANGE - The mountain which gave its name to a peninsula - THE BALKAN PENINSULA, the biggest and longest mountain chain crossing the entire country, highest peak Botev (2,376 m), a 700 km long mountain ridge, ideal for hiking tours, steep rocks and intriguing caves, of equal attraction to tourists, mountaineers and speleologists, picturesque National Revival towns and museum villages, offering excellent possibilities for ecotourism: Kotel, Zheravna, Tryavna, Arbanassi, Bozhentsi, Etura.
The SREDNA GORA mountains are situated in the central part of Bulgaria, between the Balkan Range and the Thrace plain. The highest peak is Mt. Bogdan - 1604 m. The Sredna Gora Mountains give rise to the rivers Topolnitsa, Luda Yana, Pyasuchnik, etc. The Sredna Gora Mountains are famous for the mineral springs and balneological sanatoria in Hisarya, Pavel Banya, Strelcha, Krasnovo, Banya, Stara Zagora.