5 Things to Do in Borovets That You Shouldn't Miss

August 30, 2017 Merry Kessler

Discover the best top things to do in Borovets, Bulgaria including Borovets Ski Resort, Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School, Tsarska Bistritsa, Borovets Mountain Bike Park, Tennis Club Borovets.
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1. Borovets Ski Resort

Borovets, Bulgaria +359 89 863 6166
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Borovets Ski Resort

Reviewed By Estelle L - London, United Kingdom

I was new to skiing and Borovets was a great resort to enable me to get some affordable lessons and to practice in a very relaxed and friendly environment. The slopes start directly from the middle of the resort so everything is close together and within walking distance, even when wearing ski boots!
Lots of restaurants, bars, pubs with a very friendly, affordable and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back!!!

2. Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School

Club Hotel Yanakiev, Borovets 2010, Bulgaria +359 89 469 3011
Excellent
78%
Good
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4.5 based on 60 reviews

Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School

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Reviewed By jessica_1983 - Birmingham

The ski school at Yanakiev is really convenient for anyone staying in a nearby hotel, the equipment appeared to be good quality and well looked after. We had booked lessons prior to arriving and our first lesson went pretty well. We are total beginners so there was a lot of snow ploughing to be done! The second lesson however was not so great. The conditions were very icy and I immediately knew it would be a bad idea for me to attempt to ski so I went inside to warm up and my partner continued with the lesson. He was taken up the ski lift and with minimal guidance had to negotiate his way across a black run in order to get back down. Our instructor at times seemed frustrated at our inability and seemed to struggle to understand the basics as it was almost second nature to them. I don't think for a moment that they were aware that we felt uncomfortable as I don't think it was intentional but it did result in us finding another tutor who helped us progress quickly in our last few days. On the whole the staff in the shop were friendly, although one guy could be very curt (again i'm not sure it was intentional) I would use Yanakiev in future for equipment hire but not for lessons.

3. Tsarska Bistritsa

Above the Resort of Borovets | Near the Banks of the Bistritsa River, Borovets, Bulgaria
Excellent
58%
Good
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Tsarska Bistritsa

Reviewed By MinnieMad - West Yorkshire

This was the winter ski lodge of the Bulgarian Royal Family build over 100 years ago with a hydro electric plant to supply all its electricity. This is still working now and my partner loved it and found it really interesting. There is also some historical information in a gallery (all Cyrillic sadly) and a nice little cafe. You can walk through the grounds and sometimes go in the house although not when the royal family are in residence which they were when we went there. It was only 5 lev to go in.
We really enjoyed it. Bizarrely the royal family were deposed in 1946 but seem to have kind of carried on in an unofficial capacity, or at least doing what they always did but without the state paying for it! Perhaps our royals could learn a thing or two from that!

4. Borovets Mountain Bike Park

Borovets 2010, Bulgaria +359 88 960 7000
Excellent
70%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Borovets Mountain Bike Park

Borovets Bike Park is the largest in Bulgaria. Borovets Mountain Bike Park was launched in 2010 and offers 20 km total length of routes, with four levels of difficulty, equally suitable for beginners and experts. The pride of the park is its “downhill” track. It has a total length of 2400 meters, 440 meters with a displacement and meets the standards of the International Cycling Union for internat

Reviewed By Marty M - London, United Kingdom

One of the few Bulgarian Mountain Bike parks, Borovetes has many different tracks suitable to all abilities. I am personally not much of a downhill rider, I prefer more flowy trails with jumps and parabolics. During the past years Borovetes bike park has been developing a flow trail to differentiate from its typical downhill tracks of all difficulties. I have spent many fun days here, riding rental bikes which are provided along with all the safety gear necessary at a decent price.

5. Tennis Club Borovets

on the road to Kostenets next to Yagoda village, Borovets, Bulgaria +359 88 875 3902
Excellent
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5 based on 1 reviews

Tennis Club Borovets

Tennis Club Borovets invites you to experience the joy of playing tennis in the fresh mountain air on the two twin courts in the middle of a pine-tree forest. The club is open to the public of any age and ability-no club access required . We are open every day 09:00 am - 20:00 PM May till October. Tennis Club Borovets is about 5 minutes by car from the center of Borovets , it is situated on the road to Kostenets next to Yagoda village. We want you to enjoy playing the sport we all love. This is precisely why we use only the best materials for our facility. We aim to provide first-rate and memorable experiences each time you swing and score a point. The Tennis courts are the perfect venue for a quick dose of healthy Adrenalin in the open but yet far from the hustle and bustle of city life. You can book court, equipment and individual lessons. Our friendly staff will make sure you get everything you need.

Reviewed By Richard B - London, United Kingdom

We hadn't realised that this facility was now available in Borovets, but we are glad that we found it. We hired a court, racquets and balls for my family and some friends and had a great time. Very friendly, even if your not a skilled player and really good value. Another string to Borovets summer bow, top job.

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