Bansko Sour Cherry Cosmopolitan

Bansko Sour cherry ideal for a Cosmopolitan. You can’t rush things especially if it involves alcohol or food. The joy of our cocktail nights here at the Avalon is that they involve both. In my garden we have a young, healthy and very fecund sour cherry tree  we harvest the  fruit in July and turn […]

The Davies, Route 8

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 […]

The Davies, Route 6.

Photo Credits to Alex Trek The Davies, Route 6. Vazella #33, Vasilashki Chukar #34   This is a lovely little walk close to the road head at Vihren hut. The Davies, Route 6 will take you about 5 hours of which 3 hours are on clearly marked main trails. 2 hours of the route is […]

The Davies, Route 2.

The Davies, Route 2. Djano #80, Chengel Chal #81, Demir Chal #82, Yazunov Vrah #83, Kornishki Vrah #84, Hleven #85, Kadiev Vrah #90.   As a contrast to Route 1, I thought route 2 should be one of least visited corners of Pirin. I have a profound love for the extremities of National Park Pirin. […]

The Davies, Route 11.

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 […]

The Davies, Route 10.

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:- […]

The Davies, Route 1.

The Davies, Route 1. Vihren #17 and Hvoinati #18.   There is no particular order that you should climb The Davies. Route 1, for most people, has to be the highest and most impressive mountain in Pirin. Over the next 20 or 30 posts we aim to describe our favourite routes to top of the […]

The Davies, Route 9.

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 […]