Sofia is an incredibly nice place to recharge your batteries with its parks, gyms, pools and Vitosha mountain – the first natural park on the Balkan Peninsula
Working hours: Mon/Fri. 06:30 - 22:30 | Sat/Sun: 09:00 - 22:30
With 8 sport centers in Sofia, Pulse Fitness & SPA has gyms, aquatonic or thermal Roman pools, hammams, laconiums with stone beds. Two of the sport spots are in the very center of Sofia.
Distance: 800 meters
Working hours: Mon/Fri. 06:30 - 22:30 | Sat./Sun.: 09:00 - 21:00
Sport center with various group or individual workouts, a gym, Spartacus pool, a relax area with the hydromassage jacuzzi, sauna, aroma steam bath, sand room and massage studios.
Distance: 3.6 km
Working hours: Mon/Fri. 09:30 - 21:00
Salt rooms and yoga for parents and children – an innovative place promising total relaxation through aerial yoga and halotherapy. In the studio you can also enjoy therapeutic yoga, suitable for all ages and especially for pregnant women, family and yin yoga, as well as relaxation in a hammock with Tibetan bowls and gongs – all refined pleasures that lift the energy and spirit.
Distance: 5 km
The largest park in Sofia with an area of 3.2 square kilometers, Borisova Gradina was created according to the project of the Swiss gardener Daniel Neff in 1883-1885. It has tennis courts, a horse stable and a sports ground.
If you are with children, you will enjoy visiting the play areas – we recommend Kokolandia adventure park which provides extreme and fun sensations with its rope circles, climbing wall and treetop – aerial nets for jumping, rolling and crawling.
In Borisova Gradina you can run for miles along the avenues of the park, there are also the national stadium “Vasil Levski”, the stadium “Bulgarian Army”, the stadium “Yunak”, where you can skate in the winter and listen to music in the summer. Concerts are also held at the Colodrum, performances in the park-theatre and at the summer stage. You can have a walk by Lake Ariana, the lake with lilies, or visit the Astronomical Observatory of the Sofia University. The pleasure is full!
Distance: 2.2 km
Perfect place for all kinds of activities because the park is very interesting with its landscape solutions. It abounds with winding alleys (for riding bikes and rickshaws), sheltered gazebos, fountains and hills, and in its lake, in addition to ducks, from September 2022, the figures from the composition “Water Grazing” by the sculptor Pavel Koichev “came to life”. The shepherd and the sheep looking at each other in the water intertwine with the reflections of the trees and spiritualize the space in a unique way. The park is home to 65 species of birds.
There is much to admire in South Park for both sports and artistic natures, because concerts and art bazaars are often held there.
Distance: 3 km
Sofia is unique in the fact that only half an hour away from the city center you can find yourself in the midst of pine forests and wild nature. On an area of 270 square kilometers near the city rises the Vitosha mountain, enticing with lakes, rivers, great walking paths, beautiful routes for excursions, team building and cycling (every spring a 100-kilometer tour of Vitosha is held for cyclists and marathon runners). During the winter skiing, paragliding and other sporting events are available. The highest point of the mountain range is Cherni vrah (2290 m), and the ascent and descent from it, as well as the other peaks – Kamen del, Golyam rezen and Chernata skala, are a real adventure.