Vitosha Mountain And National ParkCurrently Open
- Address: Vitosha Mountian, Bulgaria, Sofia
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Outdoors, Mountain, National Park, Sport, Hiking Trail, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Nature, Resort
Vitosha Mountain And National Park - Review
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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95% of people who visit Sofia include Vitosha Mountain And National Park in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
35.6% of people start their Vitosha Mountain And National Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Vitosha Mountain And National Park
94.59% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Vitosha Mountain And National Park
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Vitosha Mountain And National Park, Sofia Reviews
Five stars are the least I can give! Amazing small mountain with a very specific nature. So close to the city and accessible for all ages. Only concern is the rusty infrastructure of the old cable carts , with little investment it would be much better and leave entirely positive experience for everyone. Of course major issue is the rubbish left by some 'tourists'. Otherwise, most paths are well marked, especially on the north slopes,huts are cheap and relatively good maintained
Very beautiful mountain which is very easily accessible from the capital of Bulgaria - Sofia. The highest parts of the mountain are covered with snow from Nov-Dec to Apr-May. There are lots of huts that are accessible by car. It is a great place for hiking, skiing or just spending some time outdoors.
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!
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.
Mountain forest. Pure nature and not much intervened by human except for the alleys between the trees and bridges over the sdreams. Some signs, benches and fountains can be seen here and there but that's all
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