What to do in Bansko

There’s a 1001 things to do in Bansko on your ski holiday. Between the fun on the slopes, the off-piste snow activities and the après-ski delirium your head will be spinning.


Winter horse riding

And the best, it’s all very affordable!

Here’s just a random few of our Bansko favourites:


Yeah Bansko!

Ski-doo snowmobile
Ice skating
Cross country skiing
Ski touring
Free riding ski

Hot air balloon
Horse riding
Spa treatments
Private DJ party
Night club evening
Bansko bar crawl
Live concerts

Volkicar racing and rally driving
Traditional Bulgarian dinner
Bulgarian wine degustation
Igloo making
Ice cocktail challenge
Avalanche rescue course

and more…. just ask!

#ski #bansko #bulgaria


Ski holiday


It’s time for planning your ski holiday. We have discounts of up to 30% for early bookings on ski holidays in Bansko Bulgaria.


Ski holiday in Bulgaria

For families we have an exciting and fun Winter Family Holiday that combines ski and snowboard, snow activities like horse sleigh rides, skidoo snowmobile driving and horse riding in the snow and more.

For companies and groups we have a great Ski Team Building incentive trip to Bansko. It is fully bespoke and tailored to your requirements.

#ski #bulgaria


What is tailor-made travel?

At JMB Travel we specialise in tailor-made travel to Bulgaria and the Balkans: Greece, Turkey Serbia, Macedonia and Romania.

We like to listen to our guests and we take a personal care to make their ideal holiday a reality. So what does it mean?


Tailor-made holiday

We’ve created unique holidays because each one of our guests is special. And it does not cost extra too. It’s just part of the good service we like to provide. Here are some examples:

Birding and boxing

We had the pleasure of welcoming to the Central Balkan a family from the UK. Geoff and his wife were busy professionals who wanted to enjoy a special Summer family holiday with their children and enjoy their hobbies. Geoff and his son were into birding so we organised a nature discovery walk to see the migrating birds in the Central Balkan. We also organised a river picnic, horse riding, pottery and a beach holiday. Geoff also had the habit of practicing boxing wherever he travels so we matched him up with a professional boxing trainer for a few bouts. He loved it! All the family had a great time enjoying their favourite hobbies together and discovering new ones.

Hip and hallal

We pay special attention to all the needs of our guests. We welcomed one family from the Gulf. Ahmed’s mother needed a hip replacement operation that is affordable in Bulgaria. We found the best orthopedic surgeon in Bulgaria and the operation was a success. The entire family stayed for several weeks to enjoy their first ever real winter holiday and snow experience whilst the mother recovered. During their stay we organised special accommodation for the whole family and found food that is hallal to make sure they feel at home. They came back a few months later during Summer for the second hip operation. This time they discovered the lush green nature of the Bulgarian mountains. They now visit Bulgaria every year for a holiday.


Family holiday

MTB and horses

Michele and his family from Italy visited Bulgaria for a family holiday. The mother and daughter loved horse riding whilst Michele and his son enjoyed cycling.  So we found the best region where they could practice both horse riding and mountain biking together. We organised trail riding, nature discovery activities, mountain walks, picnics in nature and BBQ near the river.

Jews and journalists

JMB Travel is proud to organise specialised tours of Bulgaria and the Balkans. A group of Dutch historians wanted to discover the rich history of the Balkans by meeting real people who could share their personal stories to bring this complex region to life. Across Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey we organised meetings with local historians, members of the remaining Jewish community and opinionated journalists to spark a debate about Europe, migration and the current political situation in the region. It gave the historians a unique and personal insight into life in the Balkans today beyond the blanket news coverage of Western media.

Socks and cheese

Ursula from the USA visited us in Bulgaria to celebrate her retirement and practice freely her hobby: knitting and fiber arts. Bulgaria and the Central Balkan especially has unique knitting techniques. In the world of fiber arts it is known for traditional sock knitting. We organised over several weeks a broad range of arts and crafts workshops in different regions of Bulgaria where she could learn from the best craftsmen: sock knitting, weaving, felting, needle-lace, leather making, cheese making and iconography whilst staying with the artisan to discover their world from the inside. We helped her realise her life-long dream. Ursula wanted to replicate this holiday in other countries But told us that we are the only agency in the world that can organise such a  specialised fibers arts holiday.


DMC Bulgaria

JMB Travel is a tour operator and DMC Destination Management Company for Bulgaria and the Balkans. We know that everyone is special and that a holiday is a very important time. So we listen and tailor the holiday to every personal requirement: food, accommodation, activities and visits, transport and provide a personal contact 24/7 during the guest’s entire stay.

We are the travel specialist for Bulgaria and the Balkans. We offer a bespoke travel service for:

  • Classical tours
  • Family holidays
  • Active holidays
  • Special Interest Travel
  • Incentive trips and team building events
  • Travel services
  • Medical tourism

Xmas ideas

The run-up to Xmas is always a difficult time. What will you do for Xmas? What presents will you buy for your loved ones.


Winter family holiday

At JMB Travel we aim to help you with your decisions by giving some original and affordable ideas to enjoy Xmas in Bulgaria. Here is a list of choices that we will update as we come closer to the big day:

Look beautiful in 2016

Xmas gift ideas from JMB Medical Travel to look 10 years younger and feel great!

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Winter family holiday

Fun for all the family on and off the slopes in Bulgaria with many winter activities for all the family to enjoy a memorable winter family holiday in Bulgaria.

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Xmas in Bansko

We have amazing special offers for Xmas in Bansko in the best 5-star hotel. Contact us for an exact quote.

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Ski Team Building in Bulgaria

Ski team building is great way to enjoy a fantastic time with your colleagues. And Bansko in Bulgaria is the best to do it!


Ski team building

In Bansko you have a choice of ski and snowboarding and for the most courageous cross-country skiing.

Snow activities

And if you have never taken to the slopes in your life and do not dare to there are loads of fun snow activities. We can create a combination of ski team building activities that are fun and exciting:

  • Skidoo snowmobile
  • Igloo making
  • Ice-bar coicktail making
  • Horse riding
  • ATV and buggy driving
  • Paintballing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Free-riding
  • Winter fishing and many more activities that will build a great team spirit..

Las Vegas on ice

The apres-ski in Bansko is recognised as one of the best in Europe. It’s Las Vegas on ice! Anything goes…

To start you have a wide choice of restaurants from delicious traditional Bulgarian food in an authentic Mehana setting to European and International menus.

To follow up the bars are just as cosmopolitan and diverse. At JMB Active we can organise a special Bansko bar crawl.

And to finish off we organise a special strike-it-rich casino evening complete with an optional lap dance for the winner.

The best apres-ski in Europe!

The best apres-ski in Europe!

Spa and Snow

Bansko is also a spa resort. The hotels we recommend all have spa centres where you can recuperate after a day on the slopes. They offer masages and spa treatments to put you back together and shape you up for the following day.

Low-cost in Bansko

All in all Bansko in Bulgaria offers great skiing as well as winter activities and apres-ski which is fun and exciting. It’s a great place to bond. And it’s cheap! Prices in Bulgaria are a fraction of the over-priced over-hyped ski resorts of France, Italy and Austria.

Here you can have fun on and off the slopes at a reasonable cost. Contact us for more details:

@ JMB Travel we’re a family-run travel agency. We take care of our guests.

We are registered tour operator that specialises in health, culture and nature travel to Bulgaria and the surrounding countries: Romania, Greece, Serbia, Macedonia and Turkey.

We love creating unique holiday experiences. Everybody is different so we like to listen. We tailor-make the journey to your specific requirements, interests, hobbies and passions.




What to do in Bansko

Have fun in Bansko Bulgaria!

Have fun in Bansko Bulgaria!

You can’t go wrong in Bansko. During the ski season there is 100% artificial snow cover so even if the weather is above zero you will always be able to ski or snowboard on all the slopes.

And there is much more you can do in Bansko. You have a choice of skiing, snowboarding and even cross country skiing if you’re feeling courageous. There are so many snow activities to enjoy off the slopes. Whether you are enjoying a ski holiday with your loved one, family, colleagues or friends:

  • Skidoo snowmobile
  • Ice skating
  • Snowshoeing
  • Splitboarding
  • Ski touring
  • Free riding ski
  • Igloo making
    Ski in Bansko

    Ski in Bansko

    Rescue dog training

  • Cocktail making at the ice bar
  • ATV
  • Horse riding
  • Paintball
  • Paragliding

And that’s just during the day. In the evening after a hard day’s fun on the slopes you can enjoy some of the best apres-ski in Europe. But before you go out and hit the town you can relax in the spa centre of your hotel. At JMB Travel we can recommend s Spa Hotels with mineral water pools and special treatments to pamper yourself.

If you’re hungry after such a busy day you have a choice of restaurants from traditional Bulgarian taverns to modern international cuisine. We will be glad to recommend the best ones.

The best apres-ski in Europe!

The best apres-ski in Europe!

Bansko has been called Las Vegas on snow. There’s fun for all!

The nightlife is amazing. You have countless bars. You have night clubs that are buzzing all night. And you try your luck at the casino and loose yourself at the erotic bar.

At JMB Travel as a licensed tour operator we can help you organise your travel to Bulgaria, transfer from Sofia airport to Bansko, recommend a good hotel or private chalet at a great price and organise ski rental, ski lift pass and ski insurance as well as lunch on the slopes and evening entertainment.

We have experience organising ski holidays for couples, families, groups of friends as well as ski team building weekends for company events.

@ JMB Travel we’re a family-run travel agency. We take care of our guests.

 We are registered tour operator. We specialise in health, nature, culture and study travel to Bulgaria and the surrounding countries: Romania, Greece, Serbia, Macedonia and Turkey.

 We love creating unique holiday experiences. Everybody is different so we like to listen. We tailor-make the journey to your specific requirements, interests, hobbies and passions.