Surrounded by soaring mountains and populated by rich natural resources, the region of Blagoevgrad, in southwest Bulgaria, offers numerous pleasures for those who love the outdoors. Tours Blagoevgrad are not complete with a visit to view the majestic Rila, Pirin or Rhodopes mountains, three of the largest ranges in Bulgaria. On your way you will spot lakes and rivers that provide the region with abundant fresh water. Several of these bodies of water, such as Glazene and Struma rivers, have become richly ingrained in stories about Blagoevgrad. Families on their Tours Blagoevgrad will enjoy a visit to the Dancing Bears Park in Belitsa and marvel at historical attractions such as the Samuilova Fortress in Klyuch, believed to have been created in the year 1009. Another amazing attraction may be the Kovachevitsa Architectural Reserve, which has preserved the heritage of a village from the 15th and 16th centuries. Winter is also a great time to visit. Blagoevgrad is home to several welcoming ski resorts that offer challenges for even the most experienced participants. The ski resort Kulinoto, for example, offers a 1,300 meters ski track. Take in all you can when you visit Blagoevgrad.