Though Borovets is widely known for its winter sports facilities, you may be surprised to learn that it’s also a great destination for active travellers in summer. Boasting impressive mountain peaks, an enviable climate and plenty of opportunities for exploration, solo adventurers mustn’t miss this fantastic holiday location. Here are some of the exciting things you could be getting up to on your next Bulgarian getaway.
Explore the Rila Mountains
Borovets lies at the foot of Mount Musala, part of the stunning Rila Mountains. These fabulous peaks boast breath-taking views of the surrounding landscape and feature over 200 lakes and thousands of species of flora and fauna.
This natural paradise offers nature-loving and adventure-seeking travellers the perfect opportunity to explore. Walk, hike, climb or head off on a wildlife spotting excursion as you take in the wonderfully clean air and bask in the warm summer climate. There really is nothing like spending a morning wandering through the mountains.
Look Out For…
While exploring the Rila Mountains, make sure you’re on the lookout for certain wild animals. Red deer, foxes, wolves, wild boar and even bears are all common sightings in this area of Bulgaria, so don’t miss out.
A Range of Activities
While you’re holidaying here during summer months, there’s plenty of opportunity to get out and about and enjoy a fun seasonal activity or two. As well as guided tours and excursions across the mountains, there are other leisure and sports activities that are sure to take your fancy if you’re an avid adventurer.
Try horseback riding and discover the area’s stunning scenery as you trek through the verdant forests. Some experience providers offer overnight excursions where you sleep under the stars before heading off with your noble steed again the next day. What’s not to love?
Cycling is another popular activity in the resort, and while there are tracks and trails for beginners, keen mountain bikers will certainly be in their element as well. There are some thrilling pathways for experienced bikers to explore, so head out for the day and get that adrenaline rush you’ve been yearning.
If you’re keen to get wet and wild on your Bulgarian getaway, venture to the country’s largest inland lake and try out some exciting water sports. Perfect for summer travellers, these sports range from wind surfing and water skiing to wakeboarding and sailing. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, you’ll never be short of ways to speed across the waters.
Top Tip: Fancy something a little quieter by the water’s edge? Bring a picnic and simply enjoy the views, take a dip in the shallows or try a spot of fishing. There really is something for everyone.
More to See
As well as all this, the resort provides facilities for tennis, bowling and indoor swimming – you’ll never struggle to find something to keep your blood pumping! Borovets also has a great nightlife scene, offering several buzzing bars, discos and nightclubs for those who want to stay active all night long.
Where to Stay
All Seasons Apartments Iglika 2 – Solo travellers will fall head over heels for this quaint little apartment. Located right in the centre of Borovets and just a short distance from the famous Musala Peak, you’ll have everything you need for your holiday right on your doorstep. The apartment comes complete with a terrace, small living area, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom and has free WiFi throughout.
Villa Ibar – If you’re looking for something a little more rustic, try Villa Ibar, also located in the centre of Borovets. This classically-designed villa is ideal for solo travellers or couples and has plenty of facilities to accommodate you for the whole of your holiday. In the evenings, enjoy some delicious Bulgarian cuisine at the tavern bar or have a game of snooker with fellow guests. This place is perfect if you want to meet other travellers.
How to Get There
The quickest way to reach Borovets is to fly from the UK into Sofia Airport, which should take around three hours. From there, I recommend that you get a shuttle transfer to your accommodation in the centre. This should take under two hours, so you can begin your jam-packed itinerary in no time.
Transfers with Shuttle Direct are best booked in advance to save you time and hassle at the airport. Get straight into the fun of your holiday rather than queuing for public transport services.
- UK to SOF Flight Time: 3 hours
- SOF to Borovets Distance: 99 kilometres
- Shuttle Direct Transfer Time: 1 hours 44 minutes
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