Outdoor events calendar for 2015

Important notes:

- This is not the complete list of outdoor events taking place in Macedonia in 2015
- For foreign visitors interested in participating on these events, Macedonia Experience can assist with the event registration, also arrange airport (and land) transfers, accommodation, private guidance services  


April




18.04.2015 Traditional memorial hike "Josif Ilkovski"

Area: Jakupica massif (Skopje)
Organizer: PD Transferzalec

Event info:
- Extreme (Hike: Ceples hut - Mt.Solunska Glava (2540m asl) - Begovo Pole - Karadzica Hut - Aldinci - Preslap - Kitka hut - Gorno Kolicani ; route: 58km / 2620m / 19h)
- Recreational (Gorno Kolicani - Kitka hut - Gorno Kolicani ; route: 8.1km / 780m / 5h) 
Registration deadline: NA



26.04.2015 3rd traditional hike on Skopska Crna Gora
Area: Skopska Crna Gora (Skopje)
Organizer: PSD Skopska Crna Gora
Event info: Pobozje - Poboshki Bachila - Carevi Livadi - Sv.Arhangel (route: 20km / 1050m / 6h)
Registration deadline: NA



26.04.2015 Traditional memorial hike "Dare Dzambaz"
Area: Prilep
Organizer: PSD Kozjak
Event info: Prilep - Dupjachani - Surun - Ancient Macedonian cemetery - Gorno Selo - Monastery of Treskavec - Markovi Kuli - Rocky cemetery - Sv. Dimitrija - Amphitheater (Varosh)
Registration deadline: NA

May



24.05.2015 "Prv do vrv" mountain races
Area: Vodno (Skopje)
Organizer: prvdovrv
Event info: Full day event including races (hiking, trail running, MTB and cycling) on Mt.Vodno
Registration deadline: NA



29.05-31.05.2015 Outdoor festival "Mariovo off-road experience"
Area: Mariovo (Prilep-Bitola)
Organizer: Slobodan Trajkovski
Event info: 
29.05 Friday (Arrival / Official opening ceremony / Outdoor film projections)
30.05 Saturday (Guests arrival / Concerts and other performances / Aerobic sessions)
31.05 Sunday (Hiking and trail running / MTB races)
Registration deadline: NA

June



06.06-07.06 "Azot 2015" off-road MTB race
Area: Azot (Veles)
Organizer: Veles Biking
Event info:
06.06 Saturday (Arrival and accommodation for participants / Music and DJ performances)
07.06 Sunday (Checkin / Riding - 3 options available: big marathon 50km; small marathon 34km ; relax (asphalt) 17km)
Registration deadline: 31.05.2015



13.06-14.06.2015 Mavrovo MTB weekend
Area: Mavrovo national park 
Organizer: Energi Cycling
Event info: Marathon (90km) ; Half-marathon (42km)
Registration deadline: 13.06.2015



14.06.2015 "Momata rock trail" trail running event
Area: Selecka Planina (Prilep)
Organizer: Trex, PSD Makpetrol, ZAPS Edinak
Event info: Route - 17km / 1050m ;
Registration deadline: 07.06.2015



21.06.2015 "Tour de Galicica" biking 
Area: Galicica national park
Organizer: NA
Event info: 71km / 980m
Registration deadline: NA



28.06.2015 "Sharski Vodi 2015" MTB marathon
Area: Shar Planina - Popova Shapka / Gostivar 
Organizer: PSD Transferzalec
Event info: Marathon 98km ; Small marathon 75km / 800m / 8-10 hours
Registration deadline: NA

July



04.07-12.07.2015 1st Macedonian Traverse (Shar Planina - Ohrid)
Area: Shar Planina - Rudoka - Vratsa - Bistra - Stogovo - Karaorman - Ohrid
Organizer: PSD Transferzalec
Event info: Total length is 225 km (one of the longest and most difficult hikes in Southeast Europe ; Macedonia's longest hiking trail); Lowest point is at 2100m asl; The trail passes through 5 mountain lakes and many of Macedonia's highest peaks; Duration of daily hikes is 7-9 hours effectively; Gathering of participants is on 03.07 at "Ljuboten" mountain hut. There's possibility for luggage transport with horses at the Shar Planina-Mavrovo section.
Registration deadline: NA

August



01.08-02.08.2015 "Plackovica" MTB marathon
Area: Plackovica (Radovish)
Organizer: BC "Sviok" Radovish
Event info:
01.08 Saturday Participant registration / Garbage collection on Plackovica
02.08 Sunday Marathon / Half marathon
Registration deadline: NA



29.08-30.08.2015 Mountain bike and running festival - Popova Shapka
Area: Shar Planina (Popova Shapka)
Organizer: Probike Skopje 
Event info: 
29.08 MTB race on Popova Shapka 
30.08 2 trail running races + recreational MTB race (Popova Shapka - Ceripashina - Leshnica - Popova Shapka)
Registration deadline: NA
 

Important notes:

- This is not the complete list of outdoor events taking place in Macedonia in 2015
- For foreign visitors interested in participating on these events, Macedonia Experience can assist with the event registration, also arrange airport (and land) transfers, accommodation, bike rentals/transport, private guidance services