In the shadow of the monumental peaks of the Pirin National Park, Bansko is Bulgaria’s top ski resort.
You can come in winter or summer to pit yourself against nature, cascading through powder on a freestyle ski run or scrambling up a dirt track on a mountain bike.
When you’re not careering through the scenery you can sit back and admire it from the window of a restaurant or cafe in Bansko’s old quarter.
This lofty town was home to a clutch of epoch-defining cultural figures, who helped lay the tracks for modern Bulgaria during the 19th-century Bulgarian Revival.
Let’s have a look at the best things to do in Bansko:
Other summer fun
Holy Trinity Church
Neofit Rilski House Museum
Nightlife and restaurants
The Dancing Bear park