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Simeonovo – Aleko cable car


“Simeonovo – H.Aleko” cable car was officially opened on April 4, 1983. This is the longest passenger ropeway in Bulgaria with a length of 6270m and a capacity for 1200 people per hour.

The ropeway has 6-seater cabins, connecting the Simeonovo district of Sofia with the “Aleko” hut on Vitosha. The lift has two intermediate stations. Access to the lift is by private car, bicycle, and there are several buses of Sofia’s public transport (bus numbers 123, 122 and 111 – get off at the junction for the lift and walk from there). “Aleko” hut is in the immediate vicinity as well as “Tintyava” hut, academic base “Akademik” and “Cherni vrah” shelter.

Work time:
Cable car “Simeonovo – Aleko” from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Last boarding from the starting station – 16:30
Last disembarkation from upper station – 17:30
The lifts usually operate on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

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