Borovets is a popular Bulgarian mountain resort situated in Sofia Province on the northern slopes of Rila Mountain, at an altitude of 1350 m.
The resort construction starts at the end of the XIX century (1897), when the Bulgarian King Ferdinand erected the first three chalets and hunting lodges on the Chamkoria territory. In 1942 the place was renamed to Borovets – meaning pine forest. The winter sun, the fresh mountain air, the constantly updating skiing facilities and the high sport spirit of the people contributed for Borovets to become a world famous resort and ski center. The resort has twice hosted World Cup Alpine Skiing rounds (1981 and 1984), while the Biathlon track is one of the best in the world.
During the spring, summer and autumn Borovets and Rila Mountain are very popular tourist destination for mountain hiking because of the fresh air, the green pine woods and mountain lakes with crystal waters.
The average temperature in May is 15 C but due to the fact that Borovets is in a mountainous region the temperature varies in a bigger range during the day and night.
Borovets is 10 km from Samokov and 73 km from Sofia.