Mountain Biking

Mountain biking in Bansko is becoming an increasingly popular attraction, Bansko is well known as a ski destination for three to four months in the season however during the rest of the year, Bansko has a variety of other activites and mountain biking is one of the main attractions the resort has to offer.

The area offers a range of exciting routes to suit all levels of experience from the easy to the extreme, mountain biking around the area is proving very popular.

Bike hire starts from 15 Lv per day and guided tours are available. more information & prices

Bansko and Razlog are surrounded by the mountain ranges of Rila, Pirin and Rhodope, they are easily accessible and offer different terrains and challenges with breathtaking views.

Bansko is the hub for mountain biking in the region.

New MTB trails

Trailsystems.org rolled out of a new project which they have been working on with the Bansko Municipality, Iskar Tours and the National Park over the last couple of years..Together with the support of local businesses they have put together a map of 10 MTB trails in and around the Pirin mountains.

Each map is free of charge and each trail comes with a unique QR code that you can download to your device.

Maps are available from the Bansko tourist information, Summer Bansko and the National Park visitor centre.

http://www.iskartour.com/en/print-edition/bansko-mtb-map

http://visit-bansko.bg/en/summer/mountain-biking


10 MTB trails in and around the Pirin mountains.

The routes reach all villages and towns in the Razlog valley and are extremely attractive. The levels of difficulty vary.

1. Dobrinishte Family Trail (Category: Easy) starts at Neofit Rilski house museum in Bansko to Dobrinishte. A Cross country route with a length of 17 km and climbing 251 metres.

2. Golf Course (Category: Easy) starts and finishes at the Neofit Rilski house museum in Bansko. This route will take you from Bansko and around the Pirin golf course. A cross country route with a length of 20 km and climbing 401 metres.

3. Perfect Day (Category: Medium - Difficult) starts at the gondala ski lift on Pirin Street. The route will take you past the Belizmata Dam and the Rozhen Monastery and returns to Pirin street. A Cross country route with a length of 15 km and climbing 559 metres.

4. Dead Dog (Category: Medium - Difficult) starting and finishing on Pirin Street, the route takes you near to the Orthodox church of Свети Никола. A cross country route with a length of 16 km and climbing 706 metres.

5. Road to Nowhere (Category: Difficult) starting and finishing on Pirin Street, close to the gondala ski lift. The route will take you past the Belizmata Dam and the Rozhen Monastery. A cross country with a length of 28 Km and climbing 1037 metres.

6. Bears Pines (Category: Easy) starting at 1250 metres above Bansko, this down hill run will finish crossing the river Konevitza in Bansko. The route is classed as enduro, freeride and all mountain. It has a length of 2.6 km and a denivelation of 263 metres with a maximum Slope of 22°/37%, the average Slope being 10°/17%.

7. Tegata (category: Medium - Difficult) starting at 1300 metres above Bansko, this down hill run finishes in Bansko. The route is classed as enduro, freeride and all mountain. It has a length of 2.7 km and a denivelation of 341 metres with a maximum Slope of 24°/41%, the average Slope being 13°/23%.

8. Water Chute (Category: Medium - Difficult) starting at 1280 metres above Bansko, this down hill run will finish crossing the river Konevitza in Bansko. The route is classed as enduro, freeride and all mountain. It has a length of 2.4 km and a denivelation of 271 metres with a maximum Slope of 21°/36%, the average Slope being 11°/20%.

9. Chalin (Category: Difficult) starting at 1400 metres above Bansko, this down hill run finishes at the Kempinski Hotel in Bansko. The route is classed as enduro, freeride and all mountain. It has a length of 4 km and a denivelation of 476 metres with a maximum Slope of 31°/52%, the average Slope being 12°/21%.

10. Who Dares Wins (Category: Difficult) starting at 1800 metres above Bansko, this down hill run finishes at the Kempinski Hotel in Bansko. The route is classed as enduro, freeride and all mountain. It has a length of 7.5 km and a denivelation of 734 metres with a maximum Slope of 33°/54%, the average Slope being 9°/16%.