Mountains represent the beauty of Bulgaria. They include 28% of the territory of the country. Geographic variety,
diversity of plant and animal species, peaks, valleys, rivers, lakes, pretty towns and villages are the basic strokes
which describe the unique picture of the Bulgarian mountain resorts. Established at the end of the 19th century, they
have been constantly developing and renovating. There are a great number of hotels, chalets and holiday houses built in
the mountains all over the country. Most of them are prepared to shelter guests during the whole year. They are supplied
with modern facilities for summer and winter tourism - marked routes, paths, shelters, chalets, ski tracks, lifts,
Rugged snow-capped peaks and soft green slopes, cool forests carrying the aroma of herbs and wild fruit, quick-flowing
rivers and crystal-clear blue lakes, mineral springs and bioreserves, rare plants and game, large climatic and ski
resorts and small picturesque villages with living traditions and folklore - every Bulgarian mountain has its own
characteristic appearance, fascination and beautiful name.
More famous resort centres are Borovec/ Rila/, Pamporovo/ the Rhodopes/, Bansko/ Pirin/, Vitosha, Jundola/ the
Rhodopes/, Tryavna, Gabrovo, Aprilci, Troyan, Teteven/ Stara Planina/.
The great variety of services give an opportunity to the tourists to choose the way they want to spend their holiday -
holiday tours, excursions, alpinism, excursions to natural and historical landmarks, winter sports. Resting in Old
Bulgarian houses, situated in small mountain villages, is an unforgettable experience.
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