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    Eating and Drinking at the Avalon.

    Posted on November 13, 2019 by in blog

    Eating and drinking in Bansko Avalon:- We’re here for the mountains, the skiing, the boarding, the powder days and the touring.  The winter snows and the summer sun. We love Pirin and Bansko. We also love looking after our guests at the Avalon. We have been really busy over the last 18 months upgrading the […]

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    Indian food in Bansko

    Posted on August 12, 2019 by in blog

    Indian food in Bansko.   The Hotel Avalon has been offering Indian food in Bansko. for over 10 years now. It’s a slightly strange situation, an English guy cooking Indian food in Bansko but it makes sense I promise. A little bit of history will help. On leaving school I trained and worked as a British modern […]

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    The Davies, Route 11.

    Posted on July 16, 2019 by in blog

    The Davies, Route 11. #62 Bez Bog 2649m,  Peak #63 2602m, #64 Polezan 2850m, #65 Malak Polezan 2822m, #66 Peak 2550m, #67 Peak 2637m. The Davies, Route 11. A huge number of Davies peaks are accessible from the Dobrinishtay ski area. The road from the village to the start of the ski area is in […]

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    The Davies, Route 10.

    Posted on July 16, 2019 by in blog

    The Davies, Route 10. #22 Bim 2520m, #23 Georgiytsa 2589m, #24 Sinanitsa 2516m, #25 Peak 2520m. The Davies, Route 10. It is certainly possible to do this circuit in a single day, We would recommend an over night stay and the beautifully situated but basic Sinanitsa hut. There are 4 possible approaches to the hut:- […]

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    The Davies, Route 9.

    Posted on June 27, 2019 by in blog

    The Davies, Route 9. Peak#26 2504m, Peak #27 2506m, Peak #28 2508m, Spanopolski Chukar #29 2576m, Karaulite #30 2533m, Banderishki Chukar #31 2738m, Peak #32 2500m, Bashliyski Chukar #38 2670m. The Davies, Route 9. This is a long and arduous day with lots of bouldering that will test even the strongest legs. Be sure to […]

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    The Davies, Tevno Hut.

    Posted on June 26, 2019 by in blog

    The Davies, Tevno Hut 2512m. Momin Dvor #51 2714m , Kralev Dvor #52 2680m , Demirkapiiski Chukar #61 2648m , Valyavishki Chukar I #50 2664m, Valyavishki Chukar II #48 2564m, Begovishki Preval #60 2533m. The Davies, Tevno Hut. The Davies is a challenge, a game if you like, to climb all the peaks in Pirin over 2500m. […]

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    The Davies, Route 8

    Posted on November 17, 2018 by in blog

    The Davies, Route 8 Dzhangal#87 Djangal#87 Option 1   The Davies, Route 8 has two options. Djangal ( I prefer this spelling!) is a mighty peak made of great rock and has over a dozen routes to the summit. We think two should be enough for here! The Davies, Route 8. Option 1.  Starting at […]

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    The Davies, Route 7

    Posted on November 17, 2018 by in blog

    The Davies, Route 7 Muratov Vrah#19 Vlahinski Vrah#20 Gredaro#21   The Davies, Route 7  is one of the more photogenic routes in Pirin. There are many different variations you could try, all of them beautiful! Gredaro climed on the way to Sinanitsa hut then Sinanitsa and Muratov on the way back is a great two […]

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    The Davies, Route 5.

    Posted on October 28, 2018 by in blog

    The Davies, Route 5. Pitel #44, Mozgovishki Chukar #45#46#47#49   Mozgovishki Chukar has proved to be one of the hardest routes to put together for The Davies.  It isn’t the most technically challenging route or the longest. Those titles probably go to Yalovarnika #55 and Golena #58. But route 4 poses it’s own unique chalenges. […]

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    The Davies, Route 4.

    Posted on September 9, 2018 by in blog

    The Davies, Route 4. Sivria #78. I take huge pleasure hiking on my own in Pirin . There is a zen like peace, almost meditative state that wandering our hills brings to me.  The silence filled with the millions of tiny noises of nature, the stillness punctuated only by the babble of streams and the […]

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