Free mountain hikes

Give yourself an active vacation in the three mountains around Bansko!

From May to the end of October, the guests of Lucky Bansko Aparthotel have the opportunity to join the free mountain hikes.

The hikes are held every day under the guidance of qualified mountain guides.

Take a look at the hike schedule for 2022

Tourists are divided into two groups according to the level of physical training, while the hikes are divided into two major groups: easy and difficult. Free transport to the starting point of the route is provided for all participants in the hikes.

When possible and at the request of tourists, transport can be provided from the final point of the hike, in order to avoid the descent and its potential damage to the joints.

What do you need for safe hiking?

Pre-registration is not required to participate in the hikes – you are free to join as soon as you decide.

To make your experience as comfortable, complete and safe as possible, our team advises you to be equipped with:

  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Warm clothes, even in the summer season
  • Hat and gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Windproof and waterproof jacket
  • Personal luggage backpack

What is the duration of the mountain hikes?

The duration of easy mountain hikes can be between 2 and 4 hours, while the difficult ones can take between 3 and 6 hours.

Mountain hikes: May 28 – July 01, 2022

DATE Difficulty DESTINATION Duration of walking Total duration with transport in both directions
28.05 Saturday Easy Camping Banderishka Polyana and Baikusheva Mura 1 час and 30 мandнутand 2 hours and 30 minutes
Moderate Ski road to Banderishka Polyana 3 hours 3 hours and 30 minutes
29.05 Sunday Easy Mrazenitsa area 2 hours and 15 minutes 3 hours and 15 minutes
Moderate On the way to Kapatnik peak 3 hours 4 hours
01.06 Wednesday Easy Todorina Ornitsa – Glavite area 2 hours and 30 minutes 3 hours and 30 minutes
Moderate Demyanitsa hut 4 hours 5 hours
02.06 Thursday Easy Chapel “St. Nicholas” and fortress “Nameless City” 2 hours 2 hours and 30 minutes
Moderate From the chapel “St. Nicholas” to Bansko 3 hours 3 hours and 30 мandн
03.06 Friday Easy Chapel of St. Catherine 2 hours 2 hours and 30 minutes
Moderate The Hanging Rock above Katarino 3 hours 3 hours and 30 minutes
04.06 Saturday Easy Kulinoto area 2 hours and 15 minutes 3 hours
Moderate Djindjirica area 3 hours 3 hours and 30 minutes
05.06 Sunday Easy Bicycle alley above the town of Bansko 2 hours 3 hours and 30 minutes
Moderate Katarino area 3 hours and 30 minutes 4 hours and 10 minutes
08.06 Wednesday Easy Sitan Kale 2 hours 2 hours and 30 minutes
Moderate Banderishka Polyana 3 hours 3 hours and 30 minutes
09.06 Thursday Easy Village of Dobarsko 2 hours 2 hours and 50 minutes
Moderate Dobarsko hut 3 hours 4 hours
10.06 Friday Easy Perivolas Horse Base – Ruzhdavets area 1 hours and 30 minutes 2 hours and 30 minutes
Moderate Perivolas Horse Base – Golak area tower 2 hours 3 hours
11.06 Saturday Easy Chapel of St. Catherine 2 hours 2 hours and 30 minutes
Moderate The Hanging Rock above Katarino 3 hours 3 hours and 30 minutes
12.06 Sunday Easy Camping Banderishka Polyana and Baikusheva mura 1 hours and 30 minutes 2 hours and 30 minutes
Moderate Banderishka Polyana – Vihren hut 2 hours and 30 minutes 3 hours and 30 minutes
15.06 Wednesday Easy Mocharata hut 2 hours and 30 minutes 3 hours and 30 minutes
Moderate Bezbog hut 4 hours 5 hours
16.06 Thursday Easy Belizma Dam 2 hours without transport
Moderate Paligoden Monastery and bicycle alley “A wonderful day” 3 hours without transport
17.06 Friday Easy Veterans hut 2 hours and 30 minutes 3 hours
Moderate “Gergeva skala” from Katarino area 4 hours 4 hours and 40 minutes
18.06 Saturday Easy Logovete area 2 hours and 30 minutes 3 hours
Moderate Mrazenitsa area 3 hours 3 hours and 30 minutes
19.06 Sunday Easy Dragostinov Chark – Hotel Lucky Bansko 2 hours and 30 minutes 2 hours and 30 minutes
Moderate Sitan Kale 3 hours 4 hours and 30 minutes
22.06 Wednesday Easy Banderishka Polyana – Baikusheva Mura 1 hours and 30 minutes 2 hours and 30 minutes
Moderate Banderishka Polyana – Lake Okoto 2 hours and 30 minutes 3 hours and 30 minutes
23.06 Thursday Easy Village of Dobarsko 2 hours 2 hours and 50 minutes
Moderate Dobarsko hut 3 hours 4 hours
24.06 Friday Easy Todorina Ornitsa – Glavite area 2 hours and 30 minutes 3 hours and 30 minutes
Moderate Demyanitsa hut 4 hours 5 hours
25.06 Saturday Easy Kulinoto area 2 hours and 15 minutes 3 hours
Moderate Djindjirica area 3 hours 3 hours and 30 minutes
26.06 Sunday Easy Bicycle alley over the town of Bansko 2 hours 2 hours and 30 minutes
Moderate Dragostinov Chark – Todorina Ornitsa 2 hours and 30 minutes 3 hours
29.06 Wednesday Easy Sitan Kale 2 hours 2 hours and 30 minutes
Moderate Banderishka Polyana 3 hours 3 hours and 30 minutes
30.06 Thursday Easy Banderishka Polyana – Baikusheva Mura 1 hours and 30 minutes 2 hours and 30 minutes
Moderate Vihren Hut – Okoto Lake – Ribno Lake 3 hours and 30 minutes 4 hours and 30 minutes
01.07 Friday Easy Mocharata hut 2 hours and 30 minutes 3 hours and 30 minutes
Moderate Bezbog hut – Elevation with a panoramic views 3 hours 4 hours

Mountain hikes: July 02 – August 05, 2022

DATE Difficulty DESTINATION Duration of walking Total duration with transport in both directions
02.07 Saturday Easy Camping Banderishka Polyana – Lake Okoto 2 hours 3 hours
Medium Vihren hut – Muratovo Lake 3 hours 4 hours
03.07 Sunday Easy Mrazenitsa area 2 hours and 15 minutes 3 hours and 15 minutes
Medium On the way to Kapatnik peak 3 hours 4 hours
06.07 Wednesday Easy Todorina Ornitsa – Glavite area 2 hours and 30 minutes 3 hours and 30 minutes
Medium Demyanitsa hut 4 hours 5 hours
07.07 Thursday Easy Chapel “St. Nicholas” and fortress “Nameless City” 2 hours 2 hours and 30 minutes
Medium From the chapel “St. Nicholas” to Bansko 3 hours 3 hours and 30 мин
08.07 Friday Easy Veterani Hut 2 hours 2 hours and 30 minutes
Medium Hanging Rock above Katarino 3 hours 3 hours and 30 minutes
09.07 Saturday Easy Kulinoto area 2 hours and 15 minutes 3 hours
Medium Djindjirica area 3 hours 3 hours and 30 minutes
10.07 Sunday Easy Bicycle alley above the town of Bansko 2 hours 3 hours and 30 minutes
Medium Katarino area 3 hours and 30 minutes 4 hours and 10 minutes
13.07 Wednesday Easy Bezbog hut – Elevation with panoramic view 2 hours 2 hours and 30 minutes
Medium Bezbog hut – Bezbog peak 3 hours and 30 minutes 4 hours and 30 minutes
14.07 Thursday Easy Dobarsko village 2 hours 2 hours and 50 minutes
Medium Dobarsko hut 3 hours 4 hours
15.07 Friday Easy Perivolas Horse Base – Ruzhdavets area 1 hours and 30 minutes 2 hours and 30 minutes
Medium Perivolas Horse Base – The tower of Golak area 2 hours 3 hours
16.07 Saturday Easy Veterani hut 2 hours 3 hours
Medium “Gergeva skala” from Katarino 3 hours and 30 minutes 3 hours and 30 minutes
17.07 Sunday Easy Camping Banderishka Polyana and Baikusheva mura 1 hour and 30 minutes 2 hours and 30 minutes
Medium Banderitsa hut – Kazanite area 4 hours 5 hours
20.07 Wednesday Easy Mocharata hut 2 hours and 30 minutes 3 hours and 30 minutes
Medium Bezbog hut – Ribni lakes 4 hours 5 hours
21.07 Thursday Easy Vihren hut – Lake Okoto 1 hour 2 hours
Medium Vihren hut – Zhabezhko lake 3 hours and 30 minutes 4 hours and 30 minutes
22.07 Friday Easy Roll Ban – Yulenski waterfall 2 hours and 30 minutes 3 hours
Medium Demyanitsa hut 4 hours 5 hours
23.07 Saturday Easy Logovete area 2 hours and 30 minutes 3 hours
Medium Mrazenitsa area 3 hours 3 hours and 30 minutes
24.07 Sunday Easy Dragostinov Chark – Hotel Lucky Bansko 2 hours and 30 minutes 2 hours and 30 minutes
Medium Sitan Kale 3 hours 4 hours and 30 minutes
27.07 Wednesday Easy Betolovoto – Panoramic terrace 1 hours and 30 minutes 2 hours and 30 minutes
Medium Yavorov hut 4 hours 5 hours
28.07 Thursday Easy Village of Dobarsko 2 hours 2 hours and 50 minutes
Medium Dobarsko hut 3 hours 4 hours
29.07 Friday Easy Todorina Ornitsa – Glavite area 2 hours and 30 minutes 3 hours and 30 minutes
Medium Demyanitsa hut 4 hours 5 hours
30.07 Saturday Easy Kulinoto area 2 hours and 15 minutes 3 hours
Medium Djindjirica area 3 hours 3 hours and 30 minutes
31.07 Sunday Easy Bicycle alley over the town of Bansko 2 hours 2 hours and 30 minutes
Medium Dragostinov Chark – Todorina Ornitsa 2 hours and 30 minutes 3 hours
03.08 Wednesday Easy Vihren hut – Okoto lake 1 hour and 30 minutes 2 hours
Medium Vihren hut – Muratovo lake 3 hours and 30 minutes 4 hours and 30 minutes
04.08 Thursday Easy Betolovoto – Panoramic terrace 1 hour and 30 minutes 2 hours and 30 minutes
Medium Yavorov hut 4 hours 5 hours
05.08 Friday Easy Mocharata hut 2 hours and 30 minutes 3 hours and 30 minutes
Medium Bezbog hut – Elevation with panoramic view 3 hours 4 hours