Vitosha Mountain, Sofia

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#1 of 79 in Parks in Bulgaria
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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  • August 17, 2017
    We took a taxi to the mountain, we thought that the cable car is open, but it only opens during weekends, and don't go by taxi as it is but expensive, just rent a car for one day, it will be cheaper, ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Vitosha mountain is rich in routes to go and huts to rest. Some of the huts offer excellent cuisine. Here you will find meadows to play at and peaks to conquer - like The Black peak /ask for Cherni vr...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    In summer do not know you're going to enjoy both mountain... we arrived in metro station of Vitosha and caught the bus 65 towards Boyana Church. After visiting it we caught the bus 63 (I think) and went to the Dragalevski monastery. Once we got there a little walk and we found a restaurant where there was no place... and there was hunger. Glancing saw "silla-ascensor" (I don't know how it is said) and decided to mount them. In total is half an hour up the two sections and a roundtrip costs ticket 10 cams. The experience is great because raisins meditate (me, at least) so that moves, but the views make up for much. The temperature goes down as you raise and once up there is a mini restaurant that serves soups and few things more (but very good). The mountain is spectacular and very well maintained. Ideal for hiking and relaxing in the Sun.
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