Borovets is situated at 1350 m. above sea level on the northern slopes of Rila Mountain and at the foot of the Moussala peak (2925 m.) – the highest one on the Balkan Peninsula. Borovets is easily accessible.
It is only 73 km. from Sofia and 126 km. from Plovdiv. Borovets is the oldest ski resort in Bulgaria. It was designated in 1896. The old name was “Cham Koria” which in Turkish means “Pine forest”. The name is derived from the Bulgarian word for pine-tree – bor.
The resort offers ski paths, hotels, pubs, night bars, ski and snowboard schools, horse back riding, multiple souvenir and ski equipment shops. You can get there by bus or by car.
In case you decide to go to Borovets by bus from Sofia you have to go to “South” bus station, which is a bit difficult to find. It is across the Interpred World Trade Centre, which is situated on Dragan Tsankov 36 Boulevard.
There are mini buses arriving every 30 minutes at Samokov bus station. After getting there, you have to catch another mini bus, which will take you to your destination. If you are traveling from Plovdiv you can get through Samokov, or through Dupnitsa.