hiking tour in macedonia
The Balkan has a wealth to offer for the outdoor and historic adventurer.
Little of it is easy to find, therefore Hiking is the ultimate way to discover this geographically diverse terrain.
Macedonia is a small but diverse country. 80% of the country is mountainous
and the lack of commercial tourism makes it a perfect place to get away from it all.
-- date; on request --
€ 785,-- pp (excl. flight )
Englisch speaking GroupLeader
We will leave to the National park Mavrovo where we will have dinner.
Close to the mountain Korab we will sleep in tents (optional: Hotel reservation)
Althoug it is the highest mountain in Macedonia it is not a very hard one to climb.
But from the start, the trail is on an incline almost all 4 hours to the peak.
(total 7½ till 8 hours)
In the morning we will visit the Bigorski monastery and have a short walk to the Magnificent Duff waterfall
In the afternoon we will have a walk in the old town of Ohrid , where we also spend the night.
This morning we will have a short stop at the Sv. Naum Monastry and in the afternoon we will have a short 4 hour climb at the GalicicaNational park. From the highest pointon Galičica, Magaro (2275m), we can see both lakes. The night we will spend in the small fishing village Stenje.
From the village Konjsko we will go by small boot to the uninhabited island Golem Grad. Pelicans are abundant near the island and can sometimes be seen in large groups.
As a natural rarity the island Golem Grad has an area of about 2 km². It is known as an archealogical site with remains of dwelling houses, 2 churches and necropolises.
This night we can sleep In Bitola or a mountainhut 2 hours walking from the town (optional)
we will have a 7/9 hours hiking trip in the PelisterNational Park sits beside Macedonia’s southern border with Greece, running along the BabaMountain (the third-highest in Macedonia). The park is also rich in springs, streams, rivers and contains two glacial lakes. On the biggest lake (2218m) is a Basic mountainhut where we will spend the night.
From the big lake we will walk to the peak of Pelister 2601m. From here down the Rocky Trail, that ischaracterized by lush, well-watered forests. The Molika pine is an endemic species, which is rarely found in other areas.
Pelister has a unique geological formations, which include layers of Paleozoic and Mesozoic magma rock and layers of quartz. The core of the mountain is made of granite some 465 million years old. (8 Hours)
From Pelister we will return to Bitola.
Through the national park Pelister we will walk from a village near to Bitola to the picturesque mountain village Brajčino near the prespa lake. A 7 to 8 hour walk.
(Or you can stay in Bitola to visit the town)
In themorning we visit the archeological site Ήeraklea in Bitola.
In the afternoon we will go to Prilep, Where we will have dinner in a traditional Restaurant. From here we will walk 2 hours monastery Treskavec, On Slato (golden) mountain, were we will spend the night.
From the monastry Treskavec we will walk back into the direction of Prilep to visit the fortres Markuvi Kuli.
After a train will take us to Bogamila. In the next village we will eat in a Fishrestaurant and follow the trail up the the Mountainhut Cheples (1450m).
From the Mountainhut we will have a 4 hour hike to Solunska Glava 2540m. Down to the ˝Begovo˝ Pole Plateau, passing the Salakovo Lakes. Through forest and meadows we’ll reach the mountainhut karadica, (1450m). (total of 10/11 hours)
A restday at the mountainhut
From the mountainhut karadica, several trails lead into the direction of Skopje.
Depending on the group, we can choose between a 5 hour or 8 hour trail.
After a 1½ hour walk we will take a bootride on the Matka lake to visit the Vrelo cave.
Departure from the Skopje airport
The price includes;
* 14 nights in Mountainhuts, apartments, camp, wildcamp.
* English speaking guide.
·The price does not include any incidental expenses: insurance, fuel, toll, telephone, room service, food and snacks, refreshments, travel expenses to and from Macedonia.