Vitosha Mountain, Sofia

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#1 of 140 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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Vitosha Mountain and many more Sofia attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Sofia online trip itinerary builder .
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  • Vitosha mounatins are amazing. We've walked from Kniajevo to the top ( Cherni vruh) there are many beauftiful places to see.  more »
  • Beautiful views. We had a great time hiking, even the kiddo enjoyed herself. It is such a beautiful country.  more »
  • Through a tricky away from several times to switch from tram to metro to bus, we arrived at the elevator up. It's a beautiful way up and he takes about 20 mins on top of there was snow and it was very crowded with children who ski lessons. In the panorama restaurant just ate something but that's not recommended! You can also down the road again with the do cable elevator.
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  • Vitosha is the safe haven for overworked people from the capital. It takes up to half an hour to exit Sofia and walk up the beautiful mountain pathways. You will quickly notice the difference in air quality and if the day is clear enough, you can catch a beautiful view of the smog hovering above Sofia.
  • You can't leave Sofia until you have visited this mountain. From the city centre, take bus number 88 then change to 123 to get to the lower cable car station in Simeonovo. Then take the Simeonovo Cable Car to get to the top of the mountain (8lv for students, both way). There are few stations on the top but don't jump off from the cable car until you reach the last station. The journey lasted approximately for 30minutes. I really enjoy it and that was the most enjoyable visit that me and my friend had apart from some bad encounters while we were at Sofia!
  • Hustle and bustle place very famous amoung youth with lots of cafes and restaurants. I would like to visit in the evening time
  • Snow center with a lot facilities, lifts and a lot restaurants. Perfect even for very young skiers ☺
  • Very nice place, just next to Sofia. Perfect for running, hiking, cycling and many other activities.
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