Bulgaria’s last remaining narrow gauge line is a perfect five-hour journey through the spectacular mountains and an highly atmospheric corner of the Balkans. It is unique 125 km long experience runs between Septemvri and Dobrinishte. The train goes through the Rhodope and Pirin mountain ranges and It is operated by Bulgarian State Railways (BDŽ). This narrow gauge line is also known as the Alpine railway in the Balkans, due to the characteristics of the route through the mountains. Avramovo station, situated at 1267 meters above the sea, is the highest station in the Balkans.
Probably the most famous and worthfull places to stop by are Velingrad - the spa capital of the Balkans, Bansko - one of the biggest ski resort in Bulgaria with stunning renaissance architecture, and Dobrinishte - good starting point for Pirin Mountains.
How to get there:
You can check the timetable and prices here.
From Sofia take express train to starting point of Septemvri. Another obvious place to approach the line is Plovdiv - the second biggest city in Bulgaria and quite famous destination among locals and foreign people.