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General information about Borovets

Ski track in Borovets
Ski track in Borovets

Borovets is one of the oldest ski resorts in Bulgaria, but it is also the largest. It is situated at 1,300 meters above sea level on the northern slopes of Rila Mountain, beneath Musala peak. Borovets is just 70 km away from Sofia, with a car rented from Top Rent A Car and 120 km away from Plovdiv. Unlike Bansko, which achieves 10 000 people during the winter, Borovets is quiet, suitable for skiing and mountain climbing, as well as for outdoor recreation.

The dense pine forests around the resort make it very beautiful and charming place to rest, attracting local and foreign tourists during the winter season. With the upcoming project "Super Borovets" resort will try to regain the old glory of the leading ski destination in Bulgaria.

Virtual walk on the ski tracks in Borovets

Tourist sites around Borovets

View to Borovets ski tracks
View to Borovets ski tracks

Borovets’ ski area is divided in two regions- the smaller area is serviced by two chairlifts, many lifts and auxiliary tracks, a few black slopes, one long blue slope, and several red once.

The second ski area is much larger, with more red slopes and long blue slopes. It is accessible by lift. Borovets is mostly ski resort for beginners and intermediate skiers, because of the large number of blue and red slopes, but it provides several black slopes as well for the pros. You will find several ski schools there and many places for recreation and entertainment.

In Borovets has a range of entertainment activities in the nature:

  • Off-road
  • Visiting Iskar Hunting Lodge
  • Paintball
  • Tandem Paragliding Flight
  • Air Rifle Shooting
  • Small-bore Rifle
  • Boroland Rope Town
  • Let your inner Tarzan out!
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sport Fishing

Winter landscape in Borovets
Winter landscape in Borovets

Close to Borovets is the largest National Park and Preserve - Rila. The National Park includes the Seven Lakes of Rila, famous worldwide with their beauty. Park visitors have the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful nature and the rich biodiversity.

Little further south is the largest monastery in Bulgaria - Rila Monastery. Built in remote 927-941, Rila Monastery managed to survive more than a millennium, though it had been a victim of fires on several occasions and rebuilt afterwards. It is the most important Christian monument in Bulgaria, and during the Turkish slavery it was literary and educational center. Rila monastery is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage.

Hotels, restaurants and places in Borovets

The best hotels in Borovets according to Trip Advisor are:

  • Radina's Way Hotel
  • Euphoria Club Hotel & Spa
  • Hotel Lion
  • Club Hotel Yanakiev
  • Alpin Hotel

The most popular restaurants in Borovets according to Trip Advisor are:

  • Bobby's Bar
  • Sunny's Bar
  • The White Magic
  • Derby
  • Kaminata
  • Happy Duck

How to rent a car in Borovets

If you want to hire a car in Borovets, you can rent from Top Rent A Car. If you plan to visit Borovets and have not yet booked your car, you can do so by using our reservations left. If you are traveling from Sofia, Top Rent A Car has an office in Sofia Airport, from where you can take your car. Top Rent A Car offers delivery to Borovets, as well.

Free shuttle service from Top Rent A Car
Free shuttle service from Top Rent A Car

Borovec By Svilen Enev (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons