Pirin Travel Guide

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  • The Most Beautiful Mountain

    This is most beautiful mountain in my country. It is southern neighbour of Rila mountain. The north part is a high ridge with north-west to south-east orientation. It begins with Pirin peak high about 2550m. Going to South, one passes several other peaks and step-by-step climbs up to 2800 m a.s.l. This is exceptionally beautiful Karst ridge of...

  • Wild Flowers

    We saw many beautiful flowers on the way to Vihren peak. I hadn't seen such a variety of wild flowers elsewhere. I don't know much about botanics, but as far as I know there are many endemic species in Pirin mountain. You could even see the rare edelweiss. We didn't see it unfortunately. Enjoy the flowers but please don't pick them!

  • Views from the top

    The best thing about climbing mount Vihren is the fantastic views from the top. You are surrounded by mouintans, see numerous peaks and lakes. Even in August, there is some snow left on the slopes.

  • Climbing mount Vihren

    Vihren is the highest point of Pirin mountain, 2914 m. It is the second highest in Bulgaria (after Musala in Rila mouintain) and third highest on the Balkans. It is considered more difficult to climb because it's steeper and rockier than Musala. However, you don't need any special equipment, just a strong heart, muscle and lungs. And of course,...

  • Sunrise in Pirin

    what a lovely sight to see the sun gradually enlighten the moutain peaks and valleysdefinitely worth it to get up at 7am

  • Sitting on top of the world

    2nd Highest peak 2714m highsitting here definitely beats watching TValthough not really on any route , with a lil extra effort you find a wonderful view

  • Mt Vihren

    Highest peak of the Pirin Mountains 2915m highWarning : Maybe hard to imagine from these photos, but some hikers we met along the trip turned around as they were knee deep in the snow (early October !) so bear this in mind whenever you want to walk up outside of Summer !

  • Lovely vegetation when leaving Bansko

    The best views are on top of the mountain once above the tree levelYet still very nice to walk through this vast forest

  • Tevno ezero (lake)

    Tevno ezero (lake). Situated in the heart of mountain at 2512m a.s.l., it is most beautiful place in Pirin. The lake is surrounded by chain of peaks - Momin dvor (2725), Kralev dvor (2680), Malka (Little) Kameniza, Kameniza (2822). (113k, 114k). Momin dvor is a junction of the main ridge and the high rocky Polezhan ridge.


Pirin Restaurants

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    road resto between the 2 hizhas: Fill your stomach for another 30km...

    by chbuchie Written Oct 27, 2005

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    the hungrier you are the better the food tastes
    well in that case we must have been very hungry

    Favorite Dish: rarely have I eaten such juicy & tasty roasted chicken

    very cheap , check it out : 4 plates per person with rakia & beer costed 30 leva ( 15euro ) for both of us

    we were all alone in this road restaurant finding our route for day 2 more than double of these plates passed our table

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    all around: Mushrooms

    by chbuchie Written Oct 27, 2005

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    Wherever you are u'll find mushrooms, too bad we didn't know how to differentiate which ones were edible

    What to pay: best price u'll ever find

    Related to:
    • National/State Park
    • Backpacking
    • Eco-Tourism

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  • road marks to find your way home

    Make sure to follow the marks (unlike us the first day)The color of your road as depicted on the map is bordered by 2 white linesMoreover u'll also find coordinates and altitude indications, even though some are not so new anymorewhenever mist suddenly shows up you can find your way by following a pile of rocks

  • hiking - backpacking

    Wear your backpack on your hips if you haven't done this before The best moment of backpacking is when u can drop your bag...

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