Location & how to get there

Borovets (Bulgarian: Боровец) is a popular Bulgarian mountain resort situated in Sofia Province, on the northern slopes of Rila, at an altitude of 1350 m.Borovets is 10 km from Samokov, 73 km from Sofia and 125 km from Plovdiv.
Borovets is also the oldest Bulgarian winter resort with a history that dates back to 1896.

Borovets is one of Bulgaria’s most important ski resorts. The Hotel Rila has a prime position in Borovets, right at the foot of the nursery slopes and opposite the chairlift – so you can virtually ski back to the doorstep. That also means it’s centrally-located for all the resort’s restaurants, bars and shops.

At just 70 km from Sofia International Airport (50 min. by car) the Rila Hotel is situated on the highest mountain in Bulgaria – Rila (2925 m.) 

How to get there:

Getting from Sofia to Borovets

The hotel also offers a transfer service at very good rates, which can be booked separately by groups of participants arriving together. If you wish to use the original transfer company, you can book them directly through the hotel via email: rila@rilaborovets.com. Please go to https://district109.org/gameofwords/hotel-transfer/ for details.

Organizing your transfer

By Bus

Every 30 minutes, a bus departs South Bus Station (Avtogara Yug) to Samokov Bus Station (duration 1 hour). A shuttle service to Borovets is available from there, every 30 minutes. In Borovets, the shuttle stops in front of Hotel Samokov. On the way back to Samokov Bus Station, the shuttle leaves from the Hotel Ela in Borovets.

Book a taxi

TAXI option 1:

To book, please click here: https://aroundbulgaria.com/transfers/sofia-airport/borovets/?utm_source=adwords&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=Cj0KCQiA2vjuBRCqARIsAJL5a-ISwrvMAVafrlC_VD5VrRY5hJrgaQ_fGSdzN2UuPA2ujmJq-rwnI2YaAtcoEALw_wcB
and fill in the form on their website. 

IMPORTANT: under “Comments” mention “GOW Winter Summit” so they can group you with other GOW participants arriving at the same time. The manager is called Yuri, mobile: +359 877 37 97 37

TAXI option 2:

You can also contact the following company recommended by our Venue Chair Sinisha: Edi +359 884 270 321. We highly recommend him. Doesn’t speak much English but drives great!

By Car:

By car: Sofia – Gorublyane – Pancharevo – Samokov – Borovets.

Driving Directions & Map: Sofia – Borovets

Other options

Check https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Sofia/Borovets for other travel options.