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Vitosha Mountain, Sofia

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Ski and hike at Vitosha Mountain, the oldest nature park in the Balkans. The mountain offers huge skiing areas and schools for all levels. The 1930s' meteorological station at the top serves as a shelter for hikers. At a biosphere preserve called the Golden Bridges, a ribbon of huge rocks runs down the mountainside in a "stone river." The mountain is easily accessible via bus lines and a funicular. Note that the weather is very changeable. The hotels have low prices but limited facilities. Add Vitosha Mountain and other attractions to your Sofia trip itinerary using our Sofia tour planner.
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Set yourself up for easy and convenient access to Sofia's historical core and its most popular tourist sites by staying in an upscale hotel in the city center. While you'll find some hotels on the main boulevard, look for modern hotels off the main streets to keep costs lower. Staying outside the center in the outlying neighborhoods means you'll need to use public transportation, but the network is extensive and accommodation prices farther out are lower. For a real budget-friendly option, consider staying in a hostel; the city boasts a wide array of these, many of which include breakfast.
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  • One of the perks of Bulgaria- the nature. This is for anyone who is looking for a great view towards the city and an endless adventure and clean air in the wild! Very close to the city- by bus is arou...  more »
  • 5th June 2017 - We took metro (4levs for day pass on metro/buses purchase at ticket office in metro stns - cash only) to Vitosha. If you come out of the metro facing Starbucks in the Paradise Centre g...  more »
  • My friend and I didn't think we would be hiking when we booked our trip to Sofia however when we saw the backdrop of these beautiful mountains in the city centre we knew we had to. After a Google sear...  more »