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Areas around Macedonia for hiking day trips:

Skopje area: Mt. Vodno (Krstovar – 1066m asl), Matka canyon (various short hiking trails), Mt. Skopska Crna Gora (Przar – 1626m asl),  Mt. Karadzica (Salakovski Ezera – 2180m asl or Mt. Ubava – 2355m asl)

Shar Planina: Mt. Ljuboten (2498m asl), Mt. Titov Vrv (2748m asl), Mt. Plat (2398m asl)

Mavrovo national park: Mt. Starci (1709m asl), Mt. Medenica (2169m asl),  Mt. Golem Krchin (2341m asl), Mt. Golem Korab (2764m asl – highest of Macedonia and Albania)

Galicica national park (Ohrid area): Mt. Magaro (2255m asl)

Jablanica (Ohrid area): Mt. Crn Kamen (2257m asl)

Pelister national park (Bitola area): Mt. Pelister (2601m asl), Malovishta, Jorgov Kamen (1747m asl) & Crveni Steni (1800m asl)

Maleshevo (Pehcevo area): Various mostly easy trails

Group size: 2-12 participants

Best time to go: May-October

Pickup: Your accommodation in Skopje (or anywhere else)

Duration of each tour: between 2-12 hours (depending on chosen area & trail)

Reservations: At least 2 days before

Type of tour: Private, guided and all-inclusive / dates are flexible / menu can be customized in accordance with clients’ dietary requirements (we also cater to clients with specific allergic conditions/intolerances)

FYI: Our focus are private guided all-inclusive tours for individuals and small groups, and we don’t do scheduled & shared group departures (we apologize for the inconvenience caused).

Price per person: Please inquire (price depends on group size)

Included:

– Transportation (door to door)

– English speaking hiking guide

– Lunch (packed or local restaurant – depending on area)

Price does not include:

– Other costs not offered in this program

– Individual expenses

– Travel insurance

Short hiking trip options (4 days – 3 overnights; given by area):

Skopje area: day 1 (welcome & sightseeing in Skopje), day 2 (hike from Mt. Vodno 1066m asl to Matka), day 3 (hike to Mt. Ubava 2355m asl), day 4 (hike to Mt. Przar 1626m asl & return to Skopje)

Shar Planina: day 1 (transfer to Tetovo area for welcome & sightseeing), day 2 (hike to Mt. Ljuboten 2498m asl), day 3 (hike to Mt. Titov Vrv 2748 asl),  day 4 (hike to Mt. Plat 2398m asl & return to Skopje)

Mavrovo national park: day 1 (transfer to Mavrovo area for welcome & sightseeing), day 2 (hike to Mt. Medenica 2169m asl), day 3 (hike to Mt. Golem Korab 2765m asl), day 4 (hike to Mt. Sandaktash 1981m asl & return to Skopje)

Ohrid area (Galicica national park & Mt. Jablanica): day 1 (transfer to Ohrid for welcome & sightseeing), day 2 (hike to Mt. Magaro 2255m asl), day 3 (hike to Mt. Crn Kamen 2257m asl), day 4 (hike in Velestovo area & return to Skopje)

Bitola area (Pelister national park): day 1 (transfer to Bitola for welcome & sightseeing), day 2 (hike to Crveni Steni 1800m asl), day 3 (hike to Golemo Ezero & Mt. Pelister 2601m asl), day 4 (hike to Malovishta & return to Skopje)

Note: We can easily combine areas & trails, please inquire. 

Group size: 2-12 participants

Best time to go: April-October

Pickup: Your accommodation in Skopje (or anywhere else)

Duration of each tour: 4 days (3 overnights)

Reservations: At least 7 days before

Type of tour: Private, guided and all-inclusive / dates are flexible / menu can be customized in accordance with clients’ dietary requirements (we also cater to clients with specific allergic conditions/intolerances)

FYI: Our focus are private guided all-inclusive tours for individuals and small groups, and we don’t do scheduled & shared group departures (we apologize for the inconvenience caused).

Price per person: Please inquire (price depends on group size)

Included:

– Transportation (door to door)

– English speaking experienced hiking guide

– Accommodation (3 overnights at nice hotels)

– All meals, activities & entrance fees

Price does not include:

– Other costs not offered in this program

– Individual expenses

– Travel insurance

“HIKING IN WESTERN MACEDONIA”

GUIDED HIKING TOUR IN NATIONAL PARKS OF WESTERN MACEDONIA 

Restrictions:

– This is moderate to demanding itinerary and one should be in very good physical condition in order to fully enjoy the tour

Essentials:

– Best time: May-October

– Bring good hiking shoes, sunscreen and hat if its summer, as well as suitable clothes for hiking

Proposal itinerary:

Day 1 Arrival in Skopje

Day 2 Hiking in Shar Planina (Mt. Ljuboten 2498m asl)

Day 3 Hiking in Mavrovo national park (Mt. Medenica 2163m asl)

Day 4 Hiking in Mavrovo national park (Mt. Golem Korab 2765m asl). Transfer to Ohrid

Day 5 Rest day to enjoy Ohrid

Day 6 Hiking in Jablanica (Mt. Crn Kamen 2257m asl)

Day 7 Hiking in Galicica national park (Mt. Magaro 2255m asl)

Day 8 Departure from Skopje Airport

“BALKAN SUMMITS ADVENTURE”

HIKE THE HIGHEST PEAKS OF FOUR BALKAN COUNTRIES, ENJOY THE MOUNTAIN CULTURE AND EXPERIENCE THE DIVERSITY OF THE BALKANS DURING A CHALLENGING AND FULFILLING ACTIVE VACATION

Tour features: 

– Hike to the highest peak of the Balkans – Mt. Musala (2925 meters) of Bulgaria

– Hike the Throne of Gods – Mt. Olympus of Greece

– Hike on the highest peak in two countries (Macedonia and Albania – Mt. Golem Korab (2765 meters)

– Visit three countries (Bulgaria, Macedonia and Greece) but hike in five countries, as two of our peaks are border peaks (Ljuboten – Macedonia and Kosovo, Golem Korab – Macedonia and Albania)

– Enjoy the natural hot springs of Sapareva Bania in Bulgaria

– Meet the locals and enjoy traditional Balkan hospitality

– Experience the great cuisine of Bulgaria, Macedonia and Greece, at earth to table family owned venues

– See the UNESCO protected cultural and natural world heritage sites of Rila Monastery in Bulgaria and Ohrid in Macedonia

– Visit the plateau of the Muses and experience the view that ancient gods had on Mt. Olympus

– Possibility to arrive at different airports (Sofia, Skopje, Thessaloníki)

Restrictions:

– This is intermediate to difficult itinerary and we recommend excellent fitness level in order one to be able to complete the tour

Essentials:

– Best time: June / July / September / October

– Bring good hiking shoes, sunscreen and hat if its summer, as well as suitable clothes for hiking

Proposal itinerary:

Day 1 Arrival in Bulgaria

Day 2 Acclimatization day

Day 3 Bulgaria / Hike to Mt. Musala (2925m asl) – highest peak of the Balkans

Day 4 Bulgaria / Hike to the seven Rila lakes

Day 5 Bulgaria to Macedonia / Monasteries of Rila and Joakim Osogovski

Day 6 Macedonia / Hike to Mt. Ljuboten (2498m asl)

Day 7 Macedonia / Hike to Mt. Titov Vrv (2748m asl)

Day 8 Macedonia / Hike to Mt. Golem Korab (2765m asl)

Day 9 Rest day in Ohrid

Day 10 Macedonia to Greece / Sightseeing in northern Greece (Florina, Edessa)

Day 11 Greece / Hike to Mt. Olympus (day 1) – the Refuge

Day 12 Greece / Hike to Mt. Olympus (day 2) – depending on weather, ascent to Skala (2882m asl), Skolio (2911m asl) or Mytikas (2917m asl)

Day 13 Rest day in Thessaloniki & Halkidiki

Day 14 Departure from Thessaloniki

Included (in “Hiking in Western Macedonia” & “Balkan Summits Adventure”):

– Transportation (car, minivan or minibus with dedicated driver; depending on the group size)

– Guidance in English 

– Accommodation in comfortable hotels & mountain huts 

– All meals (selection of traditional dishes from locally sourced ingredients, typical for each area, arranged at small restaurants or family homes; packed lunch in some areas; beverages excl.)

– All activities

– Entrance fees in archaeological sites and national parks

Not included:

– Flights

– Individual airport transfers

– Single supplement

– Optional activities

– Travel insurance

– Individual expenses

Scheduled dates:

“Hiking in Western Macedonia” & “Balkan Summits Adventure” are both non scheduled tours with flexible dates. 

Number of Participants: 2 – 12

Tour grade: Intermediate to difficult (be prepared for up to 10 hours hikes per day)

Prices: Confidential prices for TOs available upon request. Price depends on the number of participants.