The best time for summer hiking in the mountains are the months from May to Octoberwhen the meadows of higher elevations are covered with thick green vegetation. During the spring, summer and autumn Borovets is the starting point for many hiking tours incl. ascentof Mount Musala, which with its 2925 meters is the highest peak on the Balkan PeninsulaAvailable to tourists are mountain guides whowill accompany them on a wide variety of routesin the Rila Mountains where they can see beautiful views of the surroundings. Borovets is serviced by well organized ski lift system. Cabin ski lift to Yastrebets peak is the most impressive –2363 m above sea-level. Difference in altitude is1046 m and the length of the route – 4827 m of skilift capacity is 1200 people per hour. The climbing takes 23 minutes. Once you are off theski lift, you are facing the paradise of Rila Mountains – the highest mountain peaks: Musala, small Musala, Irechek, Denon, Aleko.