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Rila Fun Park

Rila Fun Park is a mountain amusement park that was opened on 27th July 2019.

The cart is two-seater, similar to a sled and moves on a pipe rails located on a hill. It has a regulated speed that prevents the rider from passing over 40 km / h. The rider can control the braking speed of the cart.

RILA Fun Park is located in the town of Belitsa, in the area “Dedovo”, 1.5 km away from the Dancing Bears Park. It is situated at an altitude of 1200 to 1 345 m.

The facility is suitable for children over the age of 3, and children between 3 and 8 can only use it with an adult escort only. Children older than 8 (at leasr 1,35m) may ride alone.

Working time: From 10 am till 6 pm everyday from Monday to Sunday.

Prices: Children between 3 years to 12 years- 10 lv per ride.

Adults: 15 lv per ride.

Gondola Working time for summer season 2019

Summer in Bansko is lovely with long hot days and the area is the perfect playground for the outdoor lover.

Time period


Last gondola from Bansko

Last gondola from Banderishka Polyana

29.06. – 31.07.

08.00 – 16.30



01.08. – 01.09.

08.00 – 18.30



02.09. – 15.09.

08.00 – 16.30



For the above dates the Gondola is working from Monday to Sunday, both directions.

Time period



Time of departure

Working mode

16.09. – 20.09.

Monday to Friday

Bansko – Banderishka Polyana


One way up

Banderishka Polyana – Bansko


One way down

Working mode in one direction – in the morning up and in the afternoon down.

During the whole summer season groups with more than 50 members can be transported with other lifts and working hours as well, in case reservations are made at least one day in advance in the office of Ulen, situated in the gondola station in Bansko.
For additional information call +359 749/88942

Bansko Summer 2019

Bansko Summer 2019 is full of events!

Summer in Bansko is wonderful! There are a lot of festivals in through the year and they are all free. Discover the amazing events that will take place this summer:

Coca Cola The Voice Happy Energy Tour 7 June 2019

This high energy show is a first for Bansko. Sponsored by Coca Cola and the Voice, this festival brings famous Bulgarian rock, pop and RnB music.

The Folklore Magic Festival – 12-14 July 2019

Hosted in the Bansko City Park this festival displays singing, dancing and demonstrations of local customs of local folk art.

The One Love Tour – 20 July 2019

Worldwide tour with popular singers and artists from Bulgaria and Northern Macedonia.

The Bansko Jazz Festival – 6th August- 10th August 2019

The international Jazz Festival in Bansko is the biggest summer musical event in Bulgaria. The main concerts take place on the open- air stage at 1 Nikola Vaptsarov Square in Bansko and starts nightly at 7 pm and as always will be free of charge.

This year the jazz fest is a bit shorter than usual. Some of the well-known performers who will play in Bansko are: Vassil Petrov, Camelia Todorova,  Jazz Dynamos, Maceo Parker, Lina Nikol & Live Band, Malina Moye, Jamal Thomas Band, etc.

Please note that this is the busiest week in Bansko. If you are planning to do hiking in the mountain, you need to get up early in the morning and park at Vihren hut before 8 am.

Summer Atractions at Banderishka polyana

Bansko in summer is a glorious place to spend your holiday. Each day during the summer season the ski gondola takes visitors to Banderishka polyana. Once you get there you will find a lot of sports attractions going on there, including a shooting range, a mini football, mini golf and the absolute hit- a 400-meter water slide!

The 400 meter water slide is definitely one of the most exciting and entertaining adventures. It costs 12 lv for one slide for adult and 9 lv for one slide for children.

Another of the offered activities, which attract both small and large, is the mini-golf. One game is paid 5 leva, 2 consecutive – 8 leva. 

Bike rent is also available on the mountain for the summer. One hour costs 6 lv and 4 hours is 20 lv.

Bansko Free Tour

Explore the rich history and culture of old Bansko.

Bansko Free Tour is a free walking tour and initiative aiming to spread the rich cultural heritage of Bansko to the locals, travelers and guests of the town. 
They are a small company of experienced guides and Bansko enthusiasts that enjoys creating new ways to discover Bansko and its rich history and culture.

The tour takes place in the central part of Bansko known as the OLD TOWN You will discover the most interesting historical sights and hidden gems while at the same time learn about the unique local culture, cuisine, language, tradition, arts and architecture of Bansko.

Our goal is Bansko Free Tour to establish permanent interest towards the Old Town and culture of Bansko during all seasons. 

The free tours take place every Saturday and Sunday .

  • Summer time: from June to September – start 11 am
  • Winter time: from December to March – start 2 pm

DURATION: Approximately 1,5 – 2 hours

START AND MEETING POINT: In front of the “Holy Trinity Church”.


Bansko Balkan Fest 2019

Balkan rhythm in Bansko this September!
Two emotional evenings with the most famous artists of pop and folk music:
🥁September 6th – Bulgarian top singer- Preslava
and the great Serbian star- Saša Matić
🥁September 7th – the pop-folk legend- Ivana
and the superstar of Serbian music – Ceca Ražnatović
Bulgarian pop-singer Ustata will be leading the event and the entrance is free!