Hike and explore North Macedonia
Exciting hiking experience in the best places of the West and Southwest face of Macedonian mountain ranges. Forest massifs, cultural churches, and the best peaks of the region all in this amazing trip.
The mountain peaks we will hike up during the trip are Medenica in National park Mavrovo, Magaro peak in National Park Galicica,Jablanica mountain on the border with Albania and Macedonia and hike to the mountain lake in National Park Pelister. These mountains not only offer beautiful views they are also full of history and culture, interesting flora and fauna of the region, including many endemic species.Five days will be dedicated to the hike among this fantastic mountain ranges visiting old villages Galicnik and Malovista and explore city Ohrid a UNESCO protected cultural heritage city. Stay in cities Bitola, Skopje and village Galicnik learning about the Macedonian culture and tradition, tasting Macedonian food and vine.
First day- Arrival in Macedonia, pick up from the airport and transfer to Mavrovo national park 1.30h.drive to the hotel in the village Galicnik at the foot of the mountain.
Second day we are in National Park Mavrovo The first peak for this hiking trip is Medenica Peak 2.163m We start with hiking from the hotel in village Galicnik from 1560m. Peak. The duration of the hike is 4 to 5 hours, with a total length of 10km. and altitude change of 603m. After descending from the peak we have 2h.transfer to Ohrid city. As part of our transfer to Ohrid, we will stop for some refreshment and coffee, visit the old monastery, St.John Baptist.
The Third day-Ohrid will be our base for next days of the tour is for hiking on Magaro peak 2255m. at Galicica National park. We will have 40min. drive to the starting point of the hike at 1600m. Duration of the today's hike is 4 to 5 hours total length of 8.5km. with an altitude change of 700m.and beautiful views of the two bigest lakein Macedonia Ohridsko and Pespansko lake.
Day Four-Jablanica mountain at Jablanica we hike to the peak called Crn kamen or black stone its on the border with Macedonia and Albania. The trail is 12km. long, with a height difference of 837metres and with a 5-6 hour hike.
Day Five-its planed to enjoy a fine rest day in the city of Ohrid and the surrounding. We have option for a guided city tour followed by a fine lunch by the lake. Or we can have other activities like Boat saling,kayaking,sup riding or we can have some easy hike.
Day Six-We checkout from the hotel in Ohrid and we go to Bitola city and hike In the old village Maloviste to the peak above the village caled Vrteska 2010m. 12km. Is the length of the hike with 620m altitude difference.
Day Seven-the last hiking day we go to the big mountain lake at 2218m. National park Pelister. The duration of the hike for today is 6-7h. Length 12km. 1048m.altitude difference. When we end the hike we have traswer to Skopje city where we will spend the last night of this trip.
Day Eight- Transport to the airport.
It's good to known-This is a short version of the itinerary.The tour can be adapted to your specifications like: difficulty, vertical meters,number of hiking days.
*Group size: Suited for 4 to 12 People.
*Duration: 6 days hiking / 8 days total.
*Best season is: End of May to beginning of November for best conditions.
Participants must be in good physical condition, and comfortable for day hiking.
Participants must additionally be prepared with essential hiking equipment. We will distribute a mandatory gear list closer to the start dateof the hiking trip.
So Prepare for your upcoming Hiking adventure and contact us for any questions and prices.
May to November