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Mountain Bike Routes

Mountain Bike Route Map Available Here

Yastrebets – Difficult

The tour begins with a lift ride up to Mount Yastrebets, followed by a mountain bike ride from Markudjik 1 to Base Station Markudjik 2. Next comes a bike ride from Markudjik 2 along the Mussalenska Trail down to Hotel Rila.
Duration: around 2 hours

Price: 28 BGN
Included: mountain bike, helmet, mountain guide and lift ticket

Yastrebets – Mussala Hut – Difficult

Lift ride to Mount Yastrebets, followed by a downhill ride by mountain bike to Mussala Hut. Visit of the famous Mussalenski Lakes and another ride down to Station Markudjik 2 on the Mussalenska Trail, then back to Hotel Rila.
Duration: around 4 hours

Price: 35 BGN
Included: mountain bike, helmet, mountain guide and lift ticket

Sitnyakovo – Martionovi Baraki – Moderate

Lift ride with Sitnyakovo Express up to Sitnyakovo Rock. Ride down along Sitnyakovo 1 ski run, then to Upper Station Martinovi Baraki, followed by a ride down on Martinovi Baraki ski run. After a short visit of the ski-jump platform, there comes yet another short ride downhill and the tour ends with a safe arrival at Hotel Rila.
Duration: around 2 hours

Price: 25 BGN.
Included: mountain bike, helmet, mountain guide and lift ticket

Sitnyakovo – Gvardeyska Polyana – Chernata Skala – Moderate

Lift ride with Sitnyakovo Express to Sitnyakovo Rock. Ride down on Sitnyakovo road to Sitnyakovo Palace. The route leads to the locality, named Gvardeyska Polyana, then redirects towards Chernata Skala and leads down to Hotel St. Ivan Rilski, ending in front of Hotel Rila.
Duration: around 3 hours

Price: 30 BGN
Included: mountain bike, helmet, mountain guide and lift ticket

Byala Polyana – Pobit Kamak – Moderate

The route starts in front of Hotel Rila, passes by Hotel St. Ivan Rilski, Chakar Voyvoda's monument and Shumnatitsa Hut, leading to the area of Byala Polyana. After a short ride down by mountain bike, the group reaches Pobit Kamak Area, famous as a gathering place of Bulgarian rebels during the Ottoman rule. After a short rest, the ride continues on to the area Shiroka Polyana and eventually reaches the old center of Borovets. The tour finishes in front of Hotel Rila.
Duration: around 4 hours

Price: 25 BGN
Included: mountain bike, helmet, mountain guide and transportation

Boricha – NEW – Moderate

The tour kicks off from Hotel Rila by mountain bike. The route passes by Byala Polyana and reaches Boricha Area. It ends with a jeep ride back to Borovets.
Duration: around 3 hours

Price: 35 BGN
Included: mountain bike, helmet, mountain guide and transportation

Byala Polyana – Maritsa – NEW – Moderate

The tour starts in front of Hotel Rila by mountain bike and leads to the area Byala Polyana, from where it goes on to the village Maritsa. It ends with a jeep ride back to Borovets.
Duration: around 4 hours

Price: 35 BGN
Included: mountain bike, helmet, mountain guide and transportation

Sitnyakovo – Easy

Lift ride with Sitnyakovo Express to Sitnyakovska Skala. Mountain bike ride down to Sitnyakovo Palace. The route then leads down onto Sitnyakovo Road to the ski-jump platform. The tour ends back at Hotel Rila.
Duration: around 2 hours

Price: 25 BGN
Included: mountain bike, helmet, mountain guide and lift ticket

 

Borovets Summer Horse Riding Trips

Horse riding 3 days tour (price per person including 3 days accommodation / overnights in Borovets + 3 days horse riding tour + airport transfers)

A guided tour round the Rila Mountains and Lake Iskar .All horses are matched to the experience of the rider. Hats and leg chaps provided. Not recommended for children under 6. No one over 15 stone.

More details available here.

 

Rally Bulgaria 2010 - Borovets

Headquarters for Rally Bulgaria will be held in Borovets in July 2010

Rally Bulgaria is an elite race with 40 years of history. Its first start was given in 1970 and till 2001 its headquarters were at the well known Black sea resorts Zlatni piassatzi and Albena. In 2002 the rally moved its base in the central part of Southern Bulgaria and is now held in the beautiful resort Borovetz in Rila Mountain.

This year the overall distance of Rally Bulgaria is 1068.30 km with 14 special stages (353.34 km) all on asphalt. The route is compact, well selected and passes through the picturesque Bulgarian landscape.

The headquarters of Rally Bulgaria 2010 are situated in the “Rila” hotel in Borovetz. The real charm of this mountain resort is best revealed during the winter but in the summer the conditions for a holiday are also perfect. This year from July 9th-11th Borovetz will host Rally Bulgaria and for the first time awaits and welcomes its guests as a part of the World Rally Championship.

The shakedown will take place on July 7th 2010. The official start ceremony will be held in the evening of July 8th. The rally will be going on for three days. There is one Service Park, situated at the Dolna Banya airport some 25 km to the east of the resort.

The complete Rally Guide can be downloaded from here.

 

Available Apartments

We have apartments available at the centre of the Rally HQ in Borovets, at the Service Station for the Rally Cars, and also in the exclusive 5 star development of Semiramida Gardens starting from £25 / night.

Available Flights

Please use our flight search tool to find the cheapest flights to Bulgaria.

 

 

 

Wakeboarding

Set on Lake Iskar the water temperature averages 26c during the summer with summer air temperatures up to 43c. This provides the perfect location for wakeboarding - a flat un-commercialised lake. The water base is open from May through to the end of October.

 

Borovets Summer Walking Trips

Walking 3 days tour (price per person including 3 days accommodation / overnights in Borovets + 3 days walking tour + airport transfers)

More details available here.

 

Borovets, Summer Season, Sports Activities

Sports Activities

Outdoor Pools

If you wish to experience true Bulgaria and visit in the summer, one of the local attractions is the outdoor pool in the village of Belchin Bani, which is about 20 km away from Borovets. The pool is filled from the mineral springs which are famous for their healing qualities. Being a large outdoor complex, there is lots to do there.

Horse-Riding

Horse riding is available in many places around Borovets, all of them offering stunning rides through mountain forests and catering for all abilities. Contact us for details.

Fishing

There is a choice of fishing options around Borovets. You can take your pick from the more traditional form of fishing (by taking your chances in the Iskar Dam) or alternatively, visit the local fish farm which is located between Samokov to Borovets, where you are guaranteed a catch! You will have to pay for it afterwards but at least your supper will be sorted for the night!

Hiking

Bulgaria boasts some of the best mountain scenery in Europe, with many unspoilt areas in the Borovets Rila Mountain range.
If you are willing (and able!) you can also try to climb the Musala Peak, which is the highest peak on the Balkans. You will not need to worry about a guide as there is an easy-to-follow tourist route.

Only 20 km away from Borovets is yet another peak to ‘conquer’ – the Malyovitsa peak, where you can also enjoy rock climbing.

Mountain Biking If you are keen on biking we can also offer you a mountain biking trip. Numerous places offer mountain bikes for rent and there are several trails up the mountain.

Lake Iskar

This is yet another local destination where you will be able to enjoy the beauty and breathtaking tranquillity of the mountains in the summer. Lake Iskar is just a few minutes drive from Borovets and offers summer water-sports, fishing, mountain sun-bathing and swimming.Para-gliding

Another sport to try is paragliding in the mountains near the Seven Rila Lakes where you will be spoilt with the magnificent views. Please contact us for details

Golf

Golf fanatics can enjoy the golf course near the town of Dolna Banya ‘Ibar’ – a small town about 50 km from Borovets. There you will also find a swimming pool, football field, tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts.

 

Flying Lessons, Private Pilot License

Dolna Banya Flying School

Dolna Banya Flying School has a fleet of P 92 JS & P 2002 JF, EASA certified and produced by the Italian manufacturer Tecnam. It is a modern plane with outstanding flying performance and very easy to fly, which makes it perfect for flight training.

The pilotage, navigational and radio equipment are at the highest level, including integrated GPS system. Each plane is equipped with GRS (parachute which brings safely the plane and the crew to the ground, in case of emergency)

The engine of the plane is the reliable, 4 strokes, 4-cylinder 100 hp Rotax 912. Highly qualified engineers are in charge of the maintenance, in accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements.

Flight Training Requirements. Private Pilot License /SA/

Law requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age at the end of the course;
  • At least secondary education.

Prerequisites:

  • Call us and arrange a meeting
  • Fill in an application form
  • Pass medical exam
  • Conclude an agreement for flight training
  • Theory course
  • Flight training
  • Pass theory and flying exam

Training Courses

Private Pilot License VLA – PPL/SA/
60 hours lecturing material, 25 flight hours.
6600 BGN ( 3375 EUR).

Private Pilot License VLA – PPL/SA/ for ex-pilots of commercial aircrafts
60 hours lecturing material, 8 flight hours.
2520 BGN (1290 EUR).

Private Pilot License VLA – PPL/SA/ for pilots with valid PPL, CPL and ATPL
7 hours lecturing material, 3 flight hours.
800 BGN (410 EUR).

Recovery of Private Pilot License VLA – PPL/SA/ after a break period
5 hours lecturing material, 3 flight hours.
800 BGN ( 410 EUR).

Changing the type of the airplane for pilots with valid Private Pilot License VLA – PPL/SA/ 5 hours lecturing material, 3 flight hours
800 BGN (410 EUR).

Leasing a VLA

Ratan Ltd lets out airplane P 92 JS ; P 2002 JF for recreation flights. This is done after signing a contract, and if the plane is not already booked for that period.

Prices:

Hiring P 92 JS ; P 2002 JF and a certified instructor for recreation flight:

  • 1 flight hour       – 250 BGN (130 EUR).
  • 30 flight minutes – 150 BGN (75 EUR).
  • 15 flight minutes – 100 BGN (50 EUR).

Hiring P 92 JS ; P 2002 JF by a holder of valid PPL /SA/:

  • 1 flight hour       – 210 BGN (110 EUR).

Dolna Banya Airport

Dolna Banya Airport consists of:

  • Area of apr. 60 000 sq. m. fenced, secured and guarded 24 h.
  • 800x25 meters runway, of which 440x25 meters asphalt + 80 meters grass from the East + 280 meters grass from the West
  • 3 taxiways and apron
  • New massive air shed for apr. 20 VLA
  • Office, crew lounge, 2 classrooms
  • Swimming pool, volleyball court, darts, billiard, tennis table, bar, barbeque.
  • Borovetz mountain and ski resort are close to the airport.

Dolna Banya Airport is approved for flights, under the regulations of VFR /Visual Flight Rules/.

Coordinates:
42° 18’ 35.0 N
23° 49’ 14.7” ?

Heights:
RWY 09 – H abs. =545 m.
RWY 27 – H abs = 540 m.

Runways:
RWY 09 – 088 MAG
RWY 27 – 268 MAG

Traffic Circuit:
South and North, Height 150 m. (500 ft) QFE

RWY dimensions:
800 ? 25 m

Frequencies:
Dolna Banya Tower – 118.85 Mhz
Dolna Banya Center – 121.75 Mhz

Landing Fee: 20 EUR / ???? members 10 EUR /
Parking Fee: 5 EUR / 24h. grass; 10 EUR / 24h. Hangar

 

Borovets, Quad Bikes

Quad bike hire ...... coming soon.

 

Borovets, Summer Activities, Sight-Seeing

Sight-seeing & Cultural

The Seven Lakes

We can arrange for you to take a safari in the lakes. These are situated high in the Rila Mountain and not many places can offer you such astonishing beauty and serenity. This is something you definitely shouldn’t miss during your stay in Bulgaria!

Rila Monastery

The Rila Monastery is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Bulgaria. It is situated in the Rila Mountain range, approximately 70 km away from Borovets. Founded in the 10th century it is regarded as one of the most important sites in Bulgarian Heritage. On-site, there is also a museum and library for visitors. The whole experience will leave you in awe, for there you will be able to perceive the spirit of the Monastery and see the majesty of this unearthly place! Village Life You can also visit the neighbouring villages such as Beli Iskar, Mala Tsarkva and Govedartsi. These villages have kept their Bulgarian traditions, with churches, small restaurants and cafés and peace and calmness where you can appreciate the traditional Bulgarian spirit.

   

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