Make the most out of Your stay in Mavrovo with some of our great hikes!
Mavrovo – “Mavrovo” National Park withits landscapes, lakes and forests, is one of the most beautiful areas in Macedonia and the Balkans. Encompassing a territory of 73.000ha, the Mavrovo area is the largest National Park in the country. The highest peak is Mt. Golem Korab (2763 m asl), and there are more than 10 peaks higher than 2000 m, which makes Mavrovo heaven for hikers.
Hiking in the Mavrovo National Park
In the Mavrovo national park we can take you for a day of hiking on different trails, in dependance of your desires (and fitness). We always combine our tours in the Mavrovo area with visiting of the local cultural and historical landmarks, such as the villages of Galichnik, Lazaropole, Selce, Tresonche (villages unique for their setting, architectural and cultural identity, local customs and traditions). Tasting the traditional dishes and beverages of the Mavrovo area is a must, as some of the products can be found only in this region.
Mt. Medenica (2163m asl)
Departure to a location near the village of Galicnik. We take the hiking trail from here until we reach Mt. Medenica, which offer great views over the park. From there we start our descent to the village of Galicnik. Lunch is arranged in Galicnik (at a family owned restaurant; dishes typical to Galicnik - white sheep cheese, bakardan, sour milk). If guests wish so, there is a possibility to extend this tour with downhill hike to the village of Janche (cca 1:30h), where the tour is finished. Route info: 16 km / 600 m / 4-6 h / moderate difficulty
Mt. Sandaktash (1981m asl)
Tour starts from either of the villages Leunovo or Nikiforovo, reaching Mt. Sandaktash (1981 m asl), from where guests can enjoy magnificent views over the Mavrovo lake. The trail passes through forest terrain, as well as meadows. Lunch is arranged at family home in the village of Leunovo. Route info: 16 km / 720 m / 6-8 h / moderate difficulty hike
Mt. Golem Krchin (2345m asl)
We drive to Bitushe and hike from the village to a high traverse trail for our first view of Golem Krchin (2345m asl). Trekking up to this summit (with its small ruined church) we have views of many peaks Macedonian peaks as well as Mount Olympos in Greece. Descending to the village of Rostushe, where lunch is arranged at local kebab restaurant. Route info: 7 hours / 15 km / 1387 m / moderate difficulty hike
Mt. Golem Korab (2764m asl)
Hiking to Mt. Korab is definitely one of the most challenging trips in the country, as Korab is the highest summit of Macedonia, and among the highest ones in the region. The hike takes us through beautiful areas with memorable views and rich biodiversity. Lunch is arranged in the Mavrovo area. Route info: 6-9 hours / 19 km / 1500 m / moderate to difficult hike
Hiking photos from Mavrovo:
Price (per person):
Please inquire (price depends on group size)
- Guidance by experienced mountain guide
- Lunch (selection of dishes typical for the area; beverages excluded)
- Transport to/from point of departure
- Travel insurance
- Individual expenses
* This is non scheduled tour with flexible dates.
What you'll need:
- Hiking shoes
- Warm clothing (in winter months)
- Small backpack
- Group size: 2-12 persons
- Best time to go: Depending on area (please inquire)
- Place of departure: Your hotel/hostel
- Duration: Full day
- Reservations: 2 days before
- Confirmation for this trip is received within 24h
- Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated