Vihren, Bansko

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Climb, hike, and ski at Vihren, the highest peak in Bulgaria's Pirin Mountains. Start from Vihren Hut, and follow the red markers. You can see all the highest peaks of the Pirin massif and a number of lakes from the summit, which is 2,914 m (9,560 ft) above sea level. Be cautious on the north side, as the path is narrow and rocky. On the way down from Vihren Hut to Bansko, on the left side of the path, look for the 1,300-year-old Baikousheva white fir. Always bring water and additional clothing when climbing to the peak. Make Vihren a centerpiece of your Bansko vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bansko trip generator.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Very nice hike with beautiful scenery. If going by car you should get there before 9:00 to park near otherwise you'll be forced to park outside the national Park and find your way inside somehow.  more »
  • July 6, 2017
    Medium difficulty. Very nice views from the top of the peak. It takes around 3h to reach it. Totally worth it.  more »
  • July 6, 2017
    This is a great hike and not all that difficult at 2914M. The views are great and as for the flowers (end of june) were amazing.  more »

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To make the most of Bansko's ski- and outdoor-oriented atmosphere and attractions, try staying at an upscale hotel featuring an on-site spa. While these upscale hotels can be pricey, they come well-equipped with indoor pools, restaurants, and a host of other features. For a more moderate price tag, book a mid-range guesthouse in the style of a classic alpine chalet to embrace the mountain spirit.
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