Rila Monastery

Our guide picks you up at 10:00 and you arrive at Rila around 11:30 to explore the monastery and surrounding areas. There is a restaurant at the Monastery where you can have lunch or many other eating places nearby including a Mehana called Han Dqvolski Vodi which is recommended and is located just before the sign for the village of Pastra on the way back, by a sign with the image of a fish on it. At approximately 15.00 we return to Bansko. The trip can be tailored to your requirements, times are flexible and a detour to the Stobb pyramids can be incorporated as well.
Price: 1-2 people – 60 Euros, extra people 10 Euros each. Detour to Stobb pyramids cost 5 Euros per person.
Price does not include entrance to Monastery museum


Our guide picks you up at 10:00. On your way you pass the beautiful Kresna defile (gorge) and Sandanski – another famous tourist area. An easy walk in the town leads to the Kordopulova house, which dates back to 1754 and retains many features of that period so you can experience how people lived in the past. The viewing of the house ends with a glass of the superb Melnik red wine. Depending on time and your preference lunch could be had in one of the local traditional restaurants and then you return to Bansko through the picturesque Papaz Chair pass that cuts through the Pirin Mountain and leads you on the northern side of the mountain by Gotse Delchev. A detour to the Rozhen Monastery can be incorporated as well.
Price: 1-2 people – 60 Euros, extra people 10 Euros each. Detour to Rozhen monastery cost 5 Euros per person.


Go-Karting / Swimming Pool (water park) / Shopping.
Flexible with activities
Start at 10:00, back in Bansko for 18:00

Price: 50 Euros, up to 6 people*, price does not include any entrance fees etc.


Drive up to the Vihren Hut, walk back down to town 15 Euros up to 6 people*
Easy Level – Banderista Hut to Okoto Lake 1/2 Hours 20 Euros pp, or Bezbog Hut to Popovo Lake 2/3 Hours 24 Euros pp
Medium Level – Bansko to Bandserishka Lakes 4 Hours 24 Euros pp, or Bansko to Demianitsa Hut 5/6 Hours 24 Euros pp
Hard Level – Bansko to Vihren Peak 5/6 Hours 24 Euros pp


Vihren Hut – Drive up in our 4×4 and Bike back down to Bansko
Price: 15 Euros for drive up (5 passengers max) Mountain bikes available to hire 10 Euros per day GUIDED BIKING
Easy level 2/3 Hours – Bansko to Pirin Golf Return – 20 Euros pp (Bike included)
Medium level 2/3 Hours – Bansko to Challin Valog Return – 24 Euros pp (Bike included)
Medium level 2/3 Hours – Bansko to Dobrinishte Return – optional swim at mineral pool 26 Euros pp person (Bike included)



We will drive you to the Dvorene Stables near Razlog. The riding Stable offers well trained horses for every level of experience in riding. There are many treks to choose from. Treks can take from 20 minutes up to 8 hours with a guide included. Treks can be tailored to suit the group and prior planning is advised for the longer rides.

Price: Bansko-Dvorene 1-6 people* 15 Euros. Price does not include Horse Riding and Treks


Return trip to the superb thermally heated swimming pool at Dobrinishte, 6 km away. Where you can relax on the sun loungers around the pool while the kids have fun. There is a excellent caf� at the pool and the Makedonska Krachma (Macedonian Inn) Mehana close by.

Price: 15 Euros return up to 6 people*, price does not include entrance fee to pool


EXPLORE BANSKO also offers daily trips to beach in Keramoti, Thassos and Kavala , as well as 2-5 day sea holiday packages at local 1-3 star hotels. Possible pick up from Thessaloniki airport. Enquire for a quote.