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Travel with a car rental in Bansko


General information about Bansko

Bansko is very famous bulgarian ski resort, located in Pirin mountain. The distance from Sofia is 150 km, from Plovdiv – 145 km and from Blagoevgrad – 56 km. Bansko is interesting place to be visited not only during the winter. It has about 120 monuments, and traditional renaissance architecture.  You can visit the highest peak in Pirin mountain – Vihren (2914 m) or some of the lakes and caves there. Don’t forget your camera when you go there because there are many breath taking views.

Tourist sightseeing and attractions in Bansko

– Rila monastery – UNESCO World Heritage Site
– Vihren peak – 2914 m
– Ski tracks – (Chalin valog, Shiligarnika)
– Banya – 27 mineral springs
– House-museums
– Pirin Golf & Holidays Club
– Pirin Golf and Country Club

Rila Monastery

This is the biggest and the most famous monastery in Bulgaria. 117 km south of the capital Sofia at an elevation of 1,147 m above sea level. The whole complex occupies an area of 8,800 m?. The monastery was founded by the hermit St. Ivan of Rila (927-968).

Rila Monastery


Vihren is the highest peak of Bulgaria’s Pirin Mountains. It is great place for climbing and tourism. Vihren is only 7 meters lower than Musala (the highest peak in Bulgaria). There are 12 km from Bansko to Vihren hut, may be the best starting point for mountain trails. The best way to go there is by car hire from CARSSOFA.

Ski tracks

PISTE BANSKO (Difficulty- easy. Length – 10 200 meters (all branches included).

SLOPE BUNDERITSA (Difficulty – average. Length – 4860 meters (all branches included).

SLOPE PLATO 1 (Difficulty – easy. Length – 1730 metres.)

SLOPE BALKANIADA (Difficulty – average. Length – 3120 metres (all branches included).


TRAVERSE TO TODORKA (Difficulty – average. Length – 440 meters.)

SLOPE SHILIGARNIK 1 (Difficulty – easy. Length – 2870 meters (all branches included)

TRAVERSE TO SHILIGARNIK 2 (Difficulty – easy. Length – 1400 meters.)

PISTE TODORKA (Difficulty – average. Length – 1820 meters (all branches included).

SLOPE STARA PISTA (Difficulty – average. Length – 1310 meters.)

SLOPE ULEN (Difficulty – average. Length – 970 meters.)

SLOPE TOMBA (Difficulty – hard. Length – 2470 meters.)

TOMBA SPLIT (Difficulty – hard. Length – 1240 meters.)

Skiers in BanskoSHILIGARNIK 2 SLOPE (Difficulty – easy. Length – 3100 meters (all branches included).

TRAVERSE TO SHILIGARNIK 1 (Difficulty – easy. Length – 720 meters.)

PLATO 2 SLOPE (Difficulty – average. Length – 1730 meters.)

STRAJITE SLOPE (Difficulty – average. Length – 2250 meters (all branches included).

TZARNA MOGILA SLOPE (Difficulty – average. Length – 4700 meters (all branches included)

CHALIN VALOG 2 SLOPE (Difficulty – average in the upper part and easy in the lower part. Length – 1615 meters.)

CHALIN VALOG 1 SLOPE (Difficulty – hard in the upper part and average to easy in the lower part. Length – 1690 meters.)

Pirin Golf Resort
SKI ROAD 1 (Difficulty – average. Length – 4810 meters.)

SKI ROAD 2 (Difficulty – easy. Length – 3250 meters.)


Hotels in Bansko

The best hotels in Bansko, according to TripAdvisor: 

– Pirin River Ski & Spa
– Hotel Avalon
– Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena
– Premier Luxury Mountain Resort
– St George’s Palace

Car hire in Bansko

If you plan to visit Bansko and have not yet booked your car, you can do so by using our reservations form. If you are traveling from Sofia, you can rent your car from our office (140 Mimi Balkanska str.)


CARSSOFIA is specialized in providing low cost car rental service, part of Top Rent A Car Bulgaria – the leading national car rental company. CARSSOFIA service Sofia and Sofia region. We deliver to hotels and addresses in Sofia as well as hotels in Bansko, Borovets, Razlog. Our office is located next to Sofia Airport

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