Vitosha Mountain And National Park, Sofia

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Address: Vitosha Mountian, Bulgaria, Sofia

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About Vitosha Mountain And National Park, Sofia

This is where Sofia goes for hiking, alpining and skiing. Heck, this mountain is the main reason tourism in Sofia even started. It is especially popular as a ski resort in the winter, when the top of the mountain offers stunning panoramas. Skiing season is from Decemeber – March. The mountain has two biosphere reserves - Bistrishko Branishte and Torfeno Branishte.

This great mountain massif is easily accessible thanks to the many bus routes and rope lines that ply there. The most popular starting destination is the Aleko area (about 7000 feet high), which is right below the mountain’s highest peak. It’s possible to stay at the many basic hotels and inns on the mountian.

Vitosha Mountain And National Park Information

  • You can drive to the mountain by car in the summer - go through Dragalevtsi neighbourhood to the Aleko area.
  • Take Bus 66 from Hladilnika Bus Terminal (BGN 6 round trip). It’s a 50 minute journey to the top. Stops at Hotel Moreni. Last bus back is at 6pm.
  • Bus 64 takes you to Boyana Church, from where you can hike to Boyana Lake or Boyana Waterfall.
  • Bus 122 to Simeonovo gondola lift.
  • Bus 93 to Dragalevtsi chair lift.
  • Bus 98 to Jeleznica village on the other side of the mountain.
  • Taxis to the lift stops mentioned above are cheap too.

How To reach Vitosha Mountain And National Park by Public Transport

  • Buses 64, 122, 93, 98, 66, to the Mountain.

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Vitosha Mountain And National Park, Sofia Reviews

  • It is amazing park where you can go just for a short walk or mountaineering for one ire more days. There are great views on Sofia and the entire valley. It is unique as you can enter the park from many places just 10-15 minutes from Sofia. There are lots of walks for different types of people. Many captured springs so you would not stay thirsty and the water is verry tasty. There also lots of places to rest.

  • A great park if you'd like to spend some time in the nature or if you like activities and exercises in the open. No matter if it's summer, winter, spring or autumn. Vitosha always has something great to offer. You can go out skiing in the winter, mountain biking in every other season, go out with your children in the summer and pick some wild fruits like blackberries or raspberries. And it's just minutes away from Sofia!

  • Beautiful mountain, good for both a small walk and for an eight hour expedition. Most paths are relatively well marked, but not all of them, so be careful. or a paper map can be used for direction. The weather varies between sunny and hot sometimes in the summer and extreme cold sometimes in the winter. So you may need proper equipment for hiking. The mountain is also very good for skiing and biking. You can even ride a horse there. It has a long list of curious places, so you can plan various different trips.

  • Vitosha is a very nice mountain near Sofia. In 30 minutes by bus you can be in a nice pine forest and in the same time enjoy nice food and drinks in some mountain hut or restaurant. You can ski in the winter or walk in any other season.

  • Its an amazing place to visit during all seasons. Good for skiing during the winter, hiking during the summer/spring. Its nice for a walk or just to see the amazing view of Sofia once you get to the top. Very easy and quickly accessible from Sofia.

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