Enjoy one of our selected biking day trips in Ohrid and Galicica national park!
Make the most out of Your stay in Ohrid and the Galicica national park with our mountain biking and cycling day trips!
Mountain biking in the Ohrid area
Galicica national park
Described as an open air botanical gardens, the Galicica National Park is our objective today. Riding from Velestovo (on the outskirts of Ohrid), we ascend gradually into a scenic mountain region with panoramic views of the Ohrid and Prespa lakes. There will be lots of opportunities for photo stops. Then, as we begin our descent, we will enjoy a mix of off-road and backroad biking with some sweet singletrack. From Peshtani village, we drive to the picturesque fishing village of Trpejca for lunch and to try the famous Ohrid trout. Ride distance 41km (25 miles) with 850 metres of ascent and 1250 metres of descent.
Short transfer to starting point on Jablanica mountain. We start our ride with an offroad climb from the last mountain village. The road takes us to more than 1600m and just meters away from Albanian border. Following the border, we descend for 14km directly to Ohrid Lake. We cycle back to Ohrid via the asphalt road, passing through fisherman’s villages and the city of Struga. Fish stew for lunch in Ohrid. Free afternoon. Route info: Ride distance 46km (28miles) with 700m of ascent and 1100m of descent.
Cycling in the Ohrid area
Ohrid - Struga - Vevchani
We start the ride from our hotel, via the turkish neighbourhood, along the old road streching by the Ohrid lake, to the city of Struga. We will do short sightseeing in Struga (lunch is arranged in restaurant by the river of Crn Drim), after which we will continue our ride to the village of Vevchani (small ascent in this section), where we will make coffee break and visit the famous springs. We return to Ohrid via the same road (61km/370m). The route is not difficult, as most of the riding takes place on flat surface (Ohrid is positioned at 700m asl, while Vevchani is at 900m asl). If the rides seems too hard, we can start the trip from Struga.
Ohrid - St.Naum
This cycling trip takes place along the east coast of the Ohrid lake, with final destination being the beautiful monastery complex of St.Naum. We ride on flat surface for most of the time, with the exception of few intense ascents (56km/620m). Optional photo stop will be made at the Bay of Bones in Gradishte (replica of neolithic settlement and a small museum - most visited tourist attraction of Ohrid). After arrival in St.Naum, we visit the monastery complex (first built in 895 ad), and do optional boat trip along the springs of the Crn Drim river (strictly protected reserve within the reaches of the Galicica national park). On the way back to Ohrid we will visit the beautiful fishermen village of Trpejca (lunch is arranged here - Ohrid trout).
Biking photos from Ohrid and Galicica national park:
Price (per person):
Please inquire (price depends on group size)
- Guidance by experienced biking guide
- Lunch (beverages excluded ; selection of dishes typical for the area is offered, locally sourced ingredients)
- Transport to/from point of departure
- Bike rental (15-20 euro)
- Entrance fees in national parks and archaeological sites
- Travel insurance
- Individual expenses
* This is non scheduled tour with flexible dates.
- Locations: Ohrid and Galicica national park
- Group size: 2-12 persons
- Best time to go: Year round
- Place of departure: Your hotel/hostel
- Duration: Full day
- Reservations: 2 days before
- Time of departure: Daily, early morning hours
- Confirmation for this trip is received within 24h
- Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated