Walking Tour North Macedonia

Hiking Season
From April to the end of November

Each tour 6 days hiking /8 days Total.

Max.12 people per tour.

Experience: No need for high level of  experience.

Physical Fitness: Participants must be in average physical condition.

Contact us for the prices.

Description

A easy hiking vacation is a perfect way to ensure you deeply experience a new corner of the world. Sometimes the greatest beauty can only be appreciated at a slow pace—on two feet, immersed in the stories and the places around you. Old villages, mountains, valleys, stunning views, world heritage sites, and gracious local hosts await you on this walking tour. No experience is required, but you are healthy enough to walk 4-5 hours combined walking with wine tasting and traditional food there’s nothing better than sitting down to an indulgent meal after a day on the trail, so relax and enjoy these gently invigorating tours.

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Macedonia. Arrival at Skopje airport transfer to the hotel in the city, accommodation, and depending on your arrival time we will be able to visit the city of Skopje. In the evening, we gather at the hotel for a dinner and trip briefing. Overnight at a hotel in Skopje.

Day 2: Matka canyon.Today after breakfast, we’ll have a short transfer to Mount Vodno where we will board a cable car to reach the peak at 1060 m. above sea level. From where we have a good panorama view of Skopje city. We start the descent hike to the valley of canyon Matka we stop at the 14th-century monastery high on the cliff offering amazing views of the canyon, after 2 to 3 hours. we finish hiking at the old Byzantine church of St. Andreas by the lake. After we have a Boat ride across Lake Matka and visit Vrelo cave one of the largest natural underground cave networks in Europe. The distance of the hike is 12 km. Ascend: 0 meters Descend: 740 meters Hiking Time: 3 hours. After finishing the tour, we have 2h. transfer to Bitola City and dinner in the city.

Day 3: Pelister National Park. After breakfast, we have a 20min. transfer to the start point of the info center NP. Pelister the trail will take us to the dense Molika pine forest. The unique 5-needled pine (Pinus peuce) is typical for this National Park. We will enjoy the peace and scent of the pines discovering beautiful scenery from the viewpoints called Jorgov Stone and Red Rocks at 1800m. After we end the tour we go to the local village for a traditional homemade lunch and visit the local bee farm and taste homemade honey. Later a short guided tour to see the city of Bitola. The distance of the hike is 11 km. Ascend: 440 meters Descend: 440 meters  Hiking Time: 3 to 4 hours.

Day 4: Pelister National Park. We have 30min drive from Bitola to the start point. Today we will hike in the area of the village Malovista 1170m. A mountain village at the foot of Pelister mountain is the only settlement within the National Park Pelister. First, we go to the monastery and church St.Ana church at 1400m. After a short break, we continue to the small church holly salvation at 1950m. With the e beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and Pelister Peak and a beautiful view of the Prespa Lake second largest in Macedonia, the lake is shared by three countries: Albania, Greece, and Macedonia. it’s really amazing. , we descend to the village of Malovista and continue for 40min. drive to the Ohrid city where we will spend the next 3 days. The distance of the hike is 10 km. Ascend: 800 meters Descend: 800 meters Hiking Time: 3 to 4 hours.

Day 5:  Galicica National Park Hiking through the villages above the coast. The hike starts from the village of Velestovo at 1070m 15min. drive from Ohrid. First, we go to the peak called Elen Peak at 1200m. nice viewpoint of Ohrid city and Ohrid Lake from there we start descending to village Elshani at 890m. or village Pestani by the coast.Today  we will be walking for 10km. on the way, we will pass through the old village Konjsko with stone houses and views of the Ohrid Lake The walk will take around 3 hours. Afterward, we will head to the Bay of Bones, a perfect spot for a picnic lunch. Bay of Bones is a reconstructed neolithic settlement, where you will learn about life in prehistoric times. Afterward, you can either swim or we will be transferred to Ohrid to further explore the city. Distance: 10 km. Ascend 130 meters, descend 310 meters, hiking Time: 3 hours.

Day 6: Lako signoj peak/Two lakes view. Today we will Enjoy open space and panoramas above Ohrid and Prespa Lake, a hiking tour with a duration of 2 hours. The start is from 1600m. Galicica mountain pass and the highest point is Lakosignoj peak 1990m.from where you have beautiful views of two lakes Prespa and Ohrid lake. After the hike, we will head towards St. Naum, a monastery from the IX century, and visit the Ohrid Lake springs, Afterward, we can have lunch at the local village Trpejca after lunch with a small boat, we visit the old church of Holy Mother Zahumska (Saint Zaum) is located by the coast of the lake near the fisherman’s village of Trpejca and head back to Ohrid

Day 7: Mavrovo national park – Skopje. Today we check out from the hotel and after breakfast, with under 2 hours we drive towards the national park Mavrovo at the village of Lazaropole at 1290m ready for the last hike to the local peak called Sokolica 1460m. With a beautiful view of the sounding mountains. After the peak, we will visit the waterfall at village Rostuse and before having lunch in the traditional restaurant we will visit St. Jovan Bigorski monastery. After the meal will head towards Skopje city. Accommodation in the hotel and later we have the last dinner of this trip. Distance: 5 km. Ascend 200 meters, Descend 200 meters, Hiking Time: 2 hours.

Day 8: Transport to the airport. for your flight back home.

 

Arrival/Departure 

Participants will need to arrive in Skopje or Ohrid airport  on or before Start date. We will return to Skopje or Ohrid by late  afternoon/evening on one day before departures on the airport.

Price Includes

All Transport during the tour; Accommodation BB in 3 star hotels; All meals as per program dinner.( beverages excluded); Local english speaking guide; Entrance fees at national parks.

Price Does Not Include

Airfare and baggage fees; Medical/evacuation insurance; Drinks ; Tips for guides.

Booking Policy

A 20% deposit is required to secure your spot, with the remainder due 1 months prior to the trip start date. Our cancellation/refund policies can be found here.

 

 

Contact Us

+389 78 232 132 Whats App / contact@easygoadventure.com

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