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Mountain Tourism: Semkovo

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The ski resort of Semkovo lies 17km to the north of the town of Belitsa. The complex is located to the south of the main ridge of the Rila mountain and is built over spacious meadows surrounded by pine forests.

The complex has several hotels, holiday houses and villas, including the Rila hotel, the Bor hotel, the Semkovo hut, etc. Semkovo offers 6 ski runs of a total length of 4km, serviced by 8 ski lifts. The runs of relatively small lengths and moderate slopes, which makes them suitable for starting or inexperienced skiers and children. The average annual temperatures in the resort are between 7.5oC on the northern slopes and 9.5oC on the southern slopes, while the average temperature in the coldest month of January is in the range of -10 and -2oC. Once it falls in the late autumn, the snow cover stays for about 250 days over the higher parts of the mountain.

Several signed tourist paths start from Semkovo and climb up in the Rila mountain with the most interesting of these being those leading to the Vapski Circus and the Vapski Lakes (2.5 hours), the Polezhanski Circus and the Dry Lake (1.5 hours) and the Skalishki Circus and Skalishki Lakes (2.5 hours). The nearby natural park of former dancing bears is another place to visit while in Semkovo.

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