Fantastic biking holiday in Macedonia including not only the most popular cultural sites and rides inside the national parks, but also some of the best off-the-beaten track experiences where you will meet firsthand Macedonian traditions, its original lifestyle and mouthwatering cuisine.
The best sightseeing tour of Skopje on a bike: through the narrow cobblestone streets of the Old Bazaar, via picturesque bridges and squares, parks and districts with significant monuments, museums and baroque buildings. Overnight in Skopje.
Warm-up day to the Millennium Cross on Mount Vodno and St Panteleimon church. Afternoon walks in Nature reserve Matka, “the Mother of all species”. Overnight in Mavrovo
Ride in Mavrovo National Park, by the lake and up to the pastures on Bistra Mountain for some cheese and delicious homemade bread. Visit Sharkova dupka cave on your way back. Overnight in Mavrovo.
Start the day with a ride around Mavrovo Lake, and then drive by the Albanian border to a traditional village by Ohrid Lake for overnight. Visit of the remarkable St Jovan Bigorski and Rajcica monasteries on the way. Overnight in Vevcani.
Early morning ride on the ridge of Galicica Mountain and down to a fishermen village by the lake for fresh trout for lunch. Explore Old town of Ohrid in the afternoon, the UNESCO World heritage town. Overnight in Ohrid.
Following the road by Ohrid Lake we'll make a circle today around it, see the cave churches in Radozda, than ride on the Albanian side of the lake, and back in Macedonia to visit St Naum monastery and the Bay of Bones. Overnight in Pelister.
A day on foot in the National Park Pelister, famous for its endemic five-needled Molika-pine, lynx and bearded eagle. Stay in a guesthouse for lunch and learn how to cook Macedonian style. Overnight in Pelister.
Ride in most isolated part of Macedonia: Mariovo The terrain is rather rocky in some parts with dirt roads, at some points you will need to carry your bike across one of the crystal clear rivers, and you will eat delicious homemade meals, prepared on wood stove or simply on fire.
Take a moderate hike by the medieval ruins of King Marko and by the natural boulders of Gold Mountain to Treskavec monastery. From here, you can try bouldering to the peak Zlatovrv (+ 1 hour) or enjoy a cup of tea with Father Kalista in the monastery. Overnight in Krusevo.
Enter into the picturesque history town of Krusevo, an open museum of history and typical architecture. We'll cycle through the narrow streets of Krusevo and into the woods by the surrounding villages. Overnight in the Macedonian wine area.
Choose your pace today: you can either take it active and climb on the rocks of the Iron Gate, or, you can relax with an hour or two of yoga session with our yoga instructor. Afternoon visit of ancient city of Stobi. Overnight in Skopje.
Transfer to airport for your flight home.
Included in price:
Accommodation: 9 x hotel (3*), 2 x guesthouse Meals: 11 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 10 x dinner Transport of tour participants and their bikes Full escort by English speaking bike guide Full organization and logistic by Macedonia Travel www.macedoniatravel.com
Not included in price:
Drinks during the meals Rent of bike (12 euro per day, helmet included) Travel insurance (recommended) Any extra services and expenses not mentioned under „included in price“
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