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. Vihren is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Bansko Edition.
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  • Location unless you have requirements for cistern. In a very central part, from the gondola
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  • It was impressive being at the top of the mountain, as you can imagine the views were stunning, we went in the summer and it was so gorgeous.  more »
  • not an easy hike up. tool like 4 hours for us to walk up. the view was stunning. must carry enough water, good dress and wear hiking shoe. it was very cold in the afternoon and spl evening once we cam...  more »
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  • Having started from the Vihren hut (much larger than a hut) at 3pm I made the summit by 5:30pm and had it to myself. View was amazing, as was the weather. Would recommend you do it if you get the chance. Path is well marked and with some shade available in the first 800m of assent
  • The view is like no other it's, worth the walk and if your in a car the road is nice and flat not much bumps or wholes also when you get to the valay/the building at the top there a nice walk behind the building where your see the river the forests the wildlife and even when you climb all the way up you will find by your surprise a lovely lake but this walk is quite long and is up hill I give it a yellow card for hardness.
  • such an awesome view, nice hut down below, not so hard to climb and the most enjoyable place , perfect for hiking ,picnic & family get out
  • The view from the top is amazing!
  • Beautiful beautiful beautiful!

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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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