5 tips for a successful and happy family mountain hike

Now is the perfect time to gather information about different places and towns that you can reach easily and make a great family mountain hike. Pirin Mountain is known for its amazing views, fabulous routes and lakes that are relatively easy to reach and are suitable even for families with small children. That’s why in this article we want to introduce to you 5 of the most important rules that you should follow for a successful and happy mountain hike.

  1. Start smooth and find a good trail that suits your activity level

Find a local, short but moderately challenging hike and familiarize yourself with it. Do some research online about the best travel time, elevation, how far you’ll be walking, and what people are saying about the trail. Take your time, you’re not in a race. Take time to enjoy the scenery and surroundings. It’s not every day you leave your office or home to see sights like these.

Staying at the Ruskovets Resort, you will be convinced of the beauty of the Pirin Mountains and the stunning views from the apartments, which is why we advise you to take a good look at the area and visit the sights during your stay in Dobrinishte.

  1. Check the weather

The weather can be unpredictable, so it’s important always to check the forecast a few days before your hike, as well as a few hours before it. This information will allow you to pack and dress appropriately, and change your plans if necessary. You may need to reschedule the mountain hike if thunderstorms are forecast.

However, this should not stop you to enjoying the great SPA area in the hotel, where you will be able to spend your afternoon while your children play in the children’s corner. Order yourself a cup of aromatic coffee or tea and enjoy a well-deserved rest, friendly and professional staff, as well as delicious food and a large space to walk and play outside.

  1. Tell someone about the hike

Tell someone exactly where you plan to go and when you expect to return. This way, you will be sure that no matter what happens, there is always someone to rely on. You can also inform reception that you are planning to do such a hike, and our staff will tell you more about the area and give you advice if you need it

  1. Pack the ten essentials

These 10 things are important to pack to stay safe outdoors. You can change them depending on the season. They will become your best friends on the trail, so get to know them really well.

  • Water
  • Food
  • Mini first aid kit
  • Portable charger
  • Hat
  • Raincoat
  • Several protein bars for energy
  • Map (in case you lose range)
  • Camera
  • Anti-bug spray
  1. Convenience, Convenience, Convenience

You will be very unhappy during your hike if you are wearing uncomfortable shoes or those that you are walking in for the first time. Leave the jeans and dress shoes at home. Bet on moisture-wicking clothing and skip the cotton, and for the shoes, take the specialized ones.

In Ruskovets Resort you can enjoy great tranquility, many opportunities for walking, both on paths and to make a hike in the mountains. After that, we expect you to enjoy the SPA center, delicious food specially selected for every taste, as well as a large space for walking in the area of the complex. When are your free dates?

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Vanya Grancharova

I actively participate in the cultural life of the tourist destination Bansko and I’m a member of the patriotic association "Dedo Lazko". I combine my commitments to the tourism business with teaching at the high school in Bansko. I am part of the author's team for the adaptation of „Slavic Bulgarian History“ for students. My favorite projects that I develop with passion and enthusiasm are: "Art Idea Bg" company for design, the internet portal for culinary tourism www.culinarytourism.bg and the "Taste of Bansko" project as entirely my author's spaces.