Summer Activities in Bansko

Bansko is now becoming an all year resort, Bansko and the Pirin Mountain offers many opportunities for an ideal summer vacation. Many of the activities in Bansko are outdoors and what a beautiful place Bansko is for getting out and about.

Horse Riding

Dvorene riding stables are close by, located in village of Razlog. They offer riding lessons or for the more experienced, a trek under the mountains of Pirin and Rila.

Rock Climbing

If you want to try to do some rock climbing then climbing sessions for beginners, intermediate and advanced climbers are available.

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Go Karting

The karting track is situated only five minutes away from the centre of Blagoevgrad. Suitable and accessible for all ages.

The track is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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Buggy Tours

Mountain Buggies are off road machines which can offer both excitement and safety. There are a choice of routes and trip durations, each are accompanied with experienced guides.


IMI Sports offers a wide variety of active paintball adventures. Professional advice, service and paintball equipment are included.

Mountain Biking

The Pirin Mountains offer a range of marked tracks and trails to suit all levels of experience. Mountain bikes can be hired locally.

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If you are looking for a golfing holiday in Bulgaria, our apartment is situated very close to the Ian Woosnam golf course.

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Rila Fun Park

Rila fun park is a mountain amusement park located close to the Belitsa Bear park.

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Enduro Tours

Guided Enduro Tours with the newest 2018 KTM enduro bikes around Bansko and Razlog. Half and full days available.


Explore the best part of the mountains above Bansko, a new way to explore the natural wonderlands of the area. An unforgettable and thrilling adventure.

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This extreme sport is carried out in deep riverbeds, waterfalls and cliffs using alpine equipment and facilities.

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Microlight Flights

Experience this way of looking over the Pirin mountins and Bansko.

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Craft Experience

Make your own customised pottery or crafts, groups of adults and children catered for.

Banderishka Polyana

Summer fun, sport and relax camp for all the family. Open daily throughout the summer.

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Water Slide

Bansko has a 400 metre water slide located at

Banderishka Polyana

Tube Chute

The chute is located alongside the water slide at Banderishka Polyana

Mountain Club Bulgaria

Mountain Club Bulgaria at Dobrinishte offer horse riding, zip ropes, climbing walls, quad biking and archery in there outdoor fun park.

Visit one of the largest rope parks in the country, offering varying levels of difficulty - from easy to extreme and is suitable for both young children and adults.

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Bansko Safari

You will be picked from the apartment, drive from Bansko to Dobrinishte cross country. Taking in cultural sites, a secret lake and views along the way. Half and full days available.

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The Rhodope Narrow Gauge

Operating from Septemvri to Dobrinishte with stations at Razlog and Bansko.

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Rafting on Struma Kresna Gorge.

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The modern shooting range located at Banderishka Polyana. Pistol and rifle shooting with a choice of short and long distance targets. more info.

Fitness & Wellness

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SummerBansko offer trips that are suitable for everyone from novices exploring the mountains for the first time to the more experienced looking for the ultimate challenge. All the trips are led by highly qualified staff ready to share their passion with you, these include~

  • Mountain tracks : Excursions : Mountain biking : Rock climbing : Off road safari

  • Canyoning : Rafting : Horse riding : Quad bikes : Team building : Microlight flights


Krinets Dam

Located on the outskirts of Bansko, Krinets Dam has a traditional restaurant over looking the reservoir. The dam is well stocked with trout and carp and fishing tackle can be hired on site.

There is an indoor and outdoor area, childrens playground and parking area. The restaurant is renowned for its traditional Bansko cuisine and wonderful fish dishes.

Karnets Reservoir Bansko

Ribarnika - Dobrinishte

Located 4 km above the village of Dobrinishte. Ribarnika has three well stocked lakes for sport fishing which are stocked with Balkan trout ranging from 0.250 - 0.500g. A wide range of fishing gear is available to guests.

The fish caught can be prepared by a master chef in the restaurant for your enjoyment.

It is located about 12 km from Razlog

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Belizmata Dam

Belizmata Dam is located 20 minutes away from Razlog, it is a beautiful place to fish and is also well worth day out just to relax.

The dam is stocked with trout, carp and mullet, there is a restaurant, outdoor benches and picnic tables, a fire place and a children playground.

Paligoden monastery is located in the vicinity and the place is one of the destinations for the ATV and mountain bike trips.

Нашата Хата Restaurant Bansko

Rila fish farm and restaurant is located 18 km from Bansko, just outside the town of Belitsa. They offer sport fishing and a BBQ area where you can cook your own food at a charge of 2 BGN per person . The site has a restaurant, Russian bathroom, children,s playground and an animal corner.

Fishing is allowed using your own rods.

Opening hours: 10.00 a.m - 8.00 p.m every day

Read more about fly fishing in Bulgaria here:

Facebook link to fishing: Carp Fishing Bulgaria(English)

Hiking & Walking

Peter & Jacqui from Uhuru Trekking offer trekking in the Pirin mountains of Bulgaria, usually in July and August.

Hiking and walking are another way to explore the beautiful surroundings of Bansko and Razlog. The Bansko Tourist Information Office have developed ten walking routes around Bansko.The hiking guides can be seen at this link.....

Another useful link for self guided walks from Razlog can be seen here.....

Find the way to some of the most beautiful places in Pirin mountain and the area above Bansko.

summer walking with Uhuru Trekking

Bansko Tourist Information Centre

BTI Office, Mont Blanc Complex , 9 Angel Kanchev Street, Bansko.

Phone: +359 74-952-353 Email:

Please note: the activities listed on this page were correct at the time of publishing however they may be subject to change, it is advisable to check beforehand before embarking on any of them.