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Discover Bansko Bulgaria, a top winter sports destination for 2022

Discover Bansko Bulgaria, a top winter sports destination for 2022
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Bansko is one of Bulgaria's top alpine destinations, covering an area of around 75km, the breathtaking landscape offers a host of winter sport activities.

“We are in the Pirin National Park, on the Todorka Peak, which is 2,530 meters above sea level. From here we have a wonderful panorama of the Northern Pirin and of its highest peak, the Vihren mountain. With its 2,914 meters, it’s the second-highest peak in Bulgaria and the third in the Balkan peninsula,” explains skiing guide and founder of Bankso Extreme, Georgi Tsenkin.

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Bansko caters for skiers and snowboarders of all levels.Euronews

Bansko caters for both skiers and snowboarders but the scenery can also be enjoyed at a more leisurely pace. For example, there are plenty of walks on offer for those who prefer snowshoeing.

"In the Pirin National Park you can enjoy a wide variety of hiking routes in winter using snowshoes. You can climb to the highest part of the mountain and visit over 180 lakes with the help of a guide," Georgi says.

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There are a wide variety of hiking routes in the Pirin National Park.Euronews
I’ve come to one of the most traditional spas around here. You really feel like a local. It’s easy to blend in, have a chat and prepare for your next day in the snow!
Monica Pinna
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Rest and relaxation

One of the best ways to end the day after a hard day on the slopes is by diving into a spa. And there is plenty of choice on offer with several thermal springs close to Bansko.

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Bankso has several thermal springsEuronews