Macedonia Trails

Price from
US$ 1,650
Duration
8 Days / 7 Nights
Distance
285 km
Tour code
MKD-EDO
Next departure
03-Jun-2018
Number of Cycling Days 6
Average Distance Per Day: 57
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150 Km
Total Cycling Distance 285 kilometres
Accommodation Included
Bike Hire Mountain Bike: US$ 200
Single Supplement US$ 195

All About this Tour

This tour is a true mountain bike experience with routes and trails to challenge the determination and the legs of those that love riding dirt.

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Itinerary

Day 1

We meet after breakfast for our first ride to nearby Vodno Mountain where a cable car whisks us up to the top and to the foot of the Millenium Cross, a 66-metre high monument to 2,000 years of Christianity. We hit single track trails and a quiet road to Matka Canyon. After a visit to the 14th century monastery of St Andreja we transfer to Popova Shapka.

Day 2

Today's ride takes us into the mountains of Shar Planina where we follow dirt roads close to the border with Kosovo. We cycle into wild Leshnica Valley and discover a hidden paradise. We overnight on the southern shores of Lake Mavrorov.

Day 3

After yesterday’s ride we're warmed up for a new challenge as we cycle through stunning Mavrovo National Park, home to Macedonia's highest peak, Mt Korab (2764m).

Day 4

Biking into the Bistra Mountains takes us alongside the emerald green Mavrovo Lake, with visits to villages such as Galicnik with well-preserved traditional architecture, including an amphitheater. Transfer to our hotel in Ohrid.

Day 5

After a sightseeing tour in the morning enjoy the picturesque and relaxing setting of Ohrid, a UNESCO World Heritage site, listed for both its cultural and natural attractions.

Day 6

We return with our bikes to the mountains, tackling the grand Galicica Mountain we pass through beautiful pastures and the bright floral life.

Day 7

Beautiful forests line our morning ride through Pelister National Park. as we head to the Big Lake, a glacial body of water which along with its smaller companion are known as the Pelister Eyes. After lunch in Bitola we transfer to Skopje and have a farewell dinner of traditional fare.

Day 8

Our tour ends after breakfast but we encourage you to explore the center of Skopje before your onward journey.

Additional journey information

Meets: Skopje
Ends: Skopje
Fly in to: Skopje Alexander the Great Airport (SKP)
Fly out of: Skopje Alexander the Great Airport (SKP)
Countries visited: Macedonia
Minimum age: 18 (on scheduled departures)

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