When we first moved to Bansko, the town was still really sleepy. In a way, it's a shame that the world now knows about it, but on the other hand, it's bringing prosperity and opportunity to the area.
The people are friendly, the nightlife is positively 80s, the snow is the best in Eastern Europe and the beer is cheap! It's a great place to learn or improve your skiing and snowboarding. Don't be wowed by the fancy French resorts; try Bansko as an affordable, cultural option.
Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital city, is roughly 3h from the UK and is serviced by most major European airlines. In winter, numerous tour operators also offer seat-only options on their charter flights.
Transfers from Sofia to Bansko Bansko is a picturesque 2h30m drive heading south from Sofia. Winter and biking-package guests are provided with a group transfer as part of their stay. Otherwise, you can easily rent a car or enquire with us about an airport transfer. Transfers to/from Plovdiv will incur a surcharge.
Bulgaria is part of the EU but it does not use the Euro as its everyday currency. The Leva (pronounced Lev) has an exchange rate of around 2 Leva to 1 GBP. We recommend changing currency locally or using a fee-free bank card for the best exchange rates.
However, Euros are used in resort for ski and snowboard packages. We will advise you nearer your travel date on how much you will need to bring.
Devonshire Lodge 71 Stefan Karadja, Bansko, Blagoevgrad, 2770, Bulgaria