Recreation and water sports in the outskirts of Sofia


If you ever happen to be in Sofia, you may want to know that there a lot of things to do in the outskirts of the city and I highly recommend you to check them out. Vitosha mountain offers many places where you can get a wonderful panoramic view over the city, escaping from the heat and taking a breath of fresh air at the same time. Iskar reservoir is also one of the preferred tourist destinations. Located only 40km away from Sofia, it is the biggest reservoir in Bulgaria. You will get a great panoramic view of the surrounding nature, while having a cold pint of beer in one of the local restaurants. There is also a mini beach area with lounges and sun umbrellas. The cost for them is 10 leva (5 euro). If you are a water sports fan, then you can try wake boarding, water skiing, or just try a water wheel.

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Next destination is Pancharevo lake. On the way to it, I recommend you to make a stop in Pasarel village. There is a small restaurant in the center where they prepare the most delicious grilled trout with french fries. The restaurant is called "Dalbok zimnik", just ask the locals for it. 


The breeding-pond in Pancharevo is another very popular tourist destination near Sofia. Have in mind that this is a fisherman's area, and most of it is closed for walking around during the summer months. The Pancharevo lake is right next to it. Just like Iskar reservoir, it offers recreation activities like rowing, water skiing, wake boarding, or just hiring a water wheel.


Do you have similar places where you live?


Recreation and water sports in the outskirts of Sofia Recreation and water sports in the outskirts of Sofia Reviewed by Stanislava E. on August 26, 2016 Rating: 5

17 comments:

  1. Hello Sany! Those are such beautiful and enchanting places where enjoying nature, Id love to be there right now! The lake is dreamy and the ducks made me smile! Happy weekend Sany, many kisses! xo

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  2. You really should be a tourism ambassador for Sofia! It's really cool how there are fun activities nearby on the outskirts. It must make for nice weekend jaunts. Pancharevo lake looks and sounds lovely and I wouldn't say no to delicious grilled trout with french fries ;p New York City is actually made up of five boroughs and though there is plenty to do in the city, each has it's attractions and activities. I'm actually going to be getting out of the city for a picnic with friends tomorrow. Happy weekend Sany!

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    1. Haha thanks Rowena. I actually decided to write this post because it can be useful to someone who is about to visit Sofia, and wants to know about the thing they can do here. Enjoy your picnic getaway!

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  3. There is nothing similar close to where I live but I wish there was. I'm sure that it must be a nice getaway during summer! How cute are the ducks?!

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    1. Yes, indeed it is a nice getaway during summer especially when you are staying in the city. Thanks for your comment Anouk!

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    1. I had forgotten about Plana. You just gave me an awesome idea for the weekend. Thank you!

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  5. I enjoy the outdoors and grew up playing a lot of water sport, so this all sounds lovely to me. Pancharevo looks incredibly serene. Have a wonderful weekend Sany. x/Madison
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    1. You practice both winter and water sports. How cool is that Madison?

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  6. Hello stanislava,
    So beautiful and peaceful place.
    Always a pleasure to read your posts, so beautiful photos you re sharing.
    Hav a great weekend!
    xx
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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Helena. Have a great weekend too!

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  8. They sound like a perfect city escape and I can's say no to any plan that includes nature :) I just love that type of places and plans when you don't go far away, yet what you see is totally different. The list of places I want to see in Bulgaria is endless. Those ducks are so cute and you perfectly captured the whole atmosphere :)

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  9. Симпатично местенце за отдих край София. Ние преди си търсехме нещо сред природата и попаднахме на Кладница. Много приятно за разходка също.

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    1. Те всъщност са няколко местенцата, които препоръчвам. Радвам се, че ти е било интересно. А Кладница не съм посещавала, но ми даде добра идея за уикенда.

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