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Pirin Mountains

Pirin Mountain

Excellent for trekking, hiking, mountain biking, off road driving, river rafting, fishing and of course home to one of the best ski slopes in Europe, the range extends about 40 km northwest-southeast, and about 25 km wide.

Most of the range is protected in the Pirin National Park. the range extends about 40 km northwest-southeast, and about 25 km wide. Most of the range is protected in the Pirin National Park. The mountain is named after Perun (Cyrillic: Перун), the highest God of the Slavic pantheon and the God of thunder and lightning.

To the North, Pirin is separated from Bulgaria’s highest mountain range, the Rila Mountains, by the Predel saddle, while to the south it reaches the Slavyanka mountain.

To the west is located the valley of the Struma and to the east of the Mesta Rivers.

Bansko is Bulgaria’s #1 ski resort, having the best and most modern ski center of all Bulgarian ski resorts. Bansko has the best snow record and the longest ski season of all Bulgarian ski resorts. The Pirin Mountains have a predominantly Alpine character with three peaks towering above 2900 m. One can enjoy 65 km of ski tracks, more than 30 snow cannons, fast lifts, facilities for artificial snow making and facilities for night skiing. With 1 gondola, 7 high speed chairs, and 7 drag lifts, the lifts at Bansko ski resort transport more than 2400 people per hour up to an altitude of 2560m.

Bansko holds a lot of sports and cultural events such as the summer theater festival, the jazz festival and many others that ensure a pleasant atmosphere for the guests of the area throughout the whole year.

The town of Razlog is considered to be the economic, cultural and administrative center of the Razlog Municipality. It is intimately hugged between two hills – Golak to the north and Sarovitza to the south. The beautiful landscaped green areas and the panoramic views of Rila, Pirin and the Rhodope mountains all add to the unforgettable experience for the visitors. One can get in touch with the glorious nature in the resort areas Betolovoto, Predel, Katarino. Warm mineral springs are abundant in the village of Banya, area of Razhdavets near Bachevo village and Eleshnitsa village. Most of them are appropriate for healing and relaxation.

Razlog holds one of the biggest folklore festivals in Bulgaria – “Pirin Sings”. It is being organized in the Predel area every second year at the end of August. It celebrates the richness and variety of folklore heritage in the Pirin region: songs, dances and customs.

Bring your woolly hats and cameras and leave the rest to us. Yes it’s ​Winter time​ and the Balkan Jewel Resort & Chalets is the best place to be to celebrate one of the most joyous seasons of the year.

There’s absolutely nothing like Autumn in Bansko. The weather is a combination of continental and Mediterranean influences, which means that the Balkan Jewel Resort & Spa is a favorite destination for those travelers who want to experience the magnificence of Mother Nature and enjoy a rejuvenating holiday.

Last year the Balkan Jewel Resort & Chalets shattered its own record and welcomed a tremendous amount of holiday makers who were curious to explore Bansko during the Summer months and boy did they have a blast and who can blame them?

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