Day Tour: Bansko – Dobarsko Village and Razlog

Visit the amazing area of Pirin mountain and get closer the Bulgarian history with this day tour from Bansko.

At a Glance

Total Distance: 50 km.
Tour Duration: Full Day
Best period: All year
Price:  Depends on your personal needs and preferences

Highlights

Visiting the St. Teodor Tiron and Teodor Stratilat church in Dobarsko
Know more about the Eastern Orthodox traditions, frescoes and history
Get closet to the nature by visiting the Dobarsko waterfall
A short walk to the old Roman furnace

 

Detailed Program

10:00 Pick up from your accommodation in Bansko
10:30 Visit the mineral springs near Dobarsko village
11:30 St. Teodor Tiron and Teodor Stratilat church in Dobarsko
12:30 Dobarsko waterfall
13:00 A short walk to the old Roman furnace
13:40 Fish farm and lunch
15:00 Razlog city tour
16:00 Transfer back to Bansko

Good to Know

Wearing comfortable shoes is recommended
Don’t forget your camera

Details about Dobarsko Village

Dobarsko, a village in southeast Bulgaria, belongs to the municipality of Razlog. Rila welcomes it in its folds. The regional center, Blagoevgrad, is 70 kilometers away. Bansko, another fascinating mountain town, is 17 kilometers away. The Klinoshtitsa river flows through the area surrounding Dobarsko, and its tributary Klinets flows through the village.

In 2001, remains of an ancient Roman furnace for bricks and tiles were discovered in the area, from the 3-4centuries AD. The Germanitsa locality spreads high over Dobarsko. In the past, it was called Nedobarsko, and changed its name several times.

In the past, until the end of the eighteenth century, Dobarsko was an economically leading center for the Razlog Valley. Large and numerous cattle herds were bred, and the Dobarsko merchants exported cotton for Europe.

Now, in the picturesque mountain village, the Saints Teodor Tiron and Teodor Stratilat church is a precious site. It was built in 1614.

More about Razlog and the Area

Razlog is in the valley which gave its name to it. Before 1925 it was called Mehomia. Three mountains meet there: Rila, Pirin and the Rhodope. They all offer mountain panoramas and lure for walks and hikes amid grandeur formed by lush forests and stern stones. To the south is Bansko, another mountain town and ski resort. To the southeast is Dobrinishte, a village from which trails start up the mountains.

The Yavorov chalet is near Razlog, in the Pirin mountain. It is 14 kilometers away.

The local cuisine is scrumptious, with kapama comprising different kinds of meat. Another local specialty, the shupla, is a kind of pastry with cheese similar to pancakes. Dairy products are produced in Razlog, and meat products are characteristic of the area too.

The New Year carnival is one of Razlog’s famous traits. The whole town takes active part in it, wearing costumes and competing for prizes.

Benefits

This day tour is Private. No strangers will travel with you!
Friendly local tour guide
Breaks and photo stops at your convenience
Pick-up/ Drop off from your hotel
Pay only 20 % in advance and the rest at the end of the tour

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Includes

Entrance fees (Stobs pyramids and the Rila monastery museum)
All transportation costs along the route, fuel, VAT and parking fees
Transfer with minivan
Pickup and drop off from your hotel

Excludes

Food and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Personal expenses