Mountain Experience

Ten Days Biking Trip in Macedonia


Riding on the most beautiful mountain trails in Macedonia. During seven days we will ride on five different mountains enjoying memorable landscapes, traditional food and local wines.

Highlights of the tour:

1. Traverse on the biggest mountain ranges in Macedonia
2. Riding in three national parks
3. Visiting strictly protected areas with endemic flora
4. Enjoying traditional food and local wines in the homes of the local villagers
5. City tour in Ohrid, city of UNESCO
6. City tour in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia
7. Riding in canyon Matka, one of the most beautiful natural monuments in Macedonia

Difficulty Level



Best period

Late May to early November


Everybody has to know that the right clothing and equipment is essential for a successful mountain trip. There will be some items and travel clothes which you will want to pack for the journey which will not be required on the tour in the mountains, so these may be left at your hotel and collected at the end, a light fold away small bag is useful for these items.

The following list is a combination of suggestion, advice and our experience of what you will need. For additional information's do not hesitate to contact us.

This is what we think essential for safety and basic comfort.

For biking

  • Full suspension mountain bike
  • Helmet
  • Spare inner tube
  • Reserve holder for rear derailleur
  • Bike light
  • Appropriate shoes for riding

For staying at outdoors

  • GPS (not obligatory)
Sun protection
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Sunglasses
  • Bike shirt
  • Bike shirt with long sleeves
  • Quick - drying bike pants or shorts
  • Rainwear (jackets, pants - waterproof and breathable)
  • Bike gloves
  • Riding fleece jacket or vest, and riding pants (for cold weather)
Clothing cool weather
  • Wicking long - sleeve T - shirt
  • Wicking long underwear
  • Hat, cap, skullcap, balaclava or headband
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Rainwear (jackets, pants - waterproof and breathable)
  • Fleece jacket or vest, and pants
  • Backpack 30
  • Energy food and beverages
  • Water bottle or camelback
  • First aid kit
  • Knife or multi - tool, duct tape strips
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Camera
  • Wet wipes and toilet rolls
  • Small Ziploc plastic boxes
  • Notebook & Pencil
  • Money belt


    Day 1: Shar Mountain, Popova Sapka 1700m

  • - Meeting at Skopje airport
  • - Easy lunch at restaurant in Skopje
  • - Preparing the bikes
  • - Skopje city tour with bikes
  • - Transfer to the mountain resort Popova Sapka
  • Day 2: Shar Mountain, Leshnica Valley 1450m

  • - Riding from Popova Sapka to the Leshnica Valley
  • - Picnic at the Leshnica Valley
  • - Riding to the villages of Bozovtse and Veshalla
  • - Coffee stop at the village of Veshalla
  • - Riding back to Popova Sapka through the village of Shipkovica
  • - Overnight at Popova Sapka
  • Day 3: Shar Mountain, "Aqueduct trail"

  • - Riding from Popova Sapka to the village of Vrutok along "aqueduct trail"
  • - Lunch at the village of Vrutok
  • - Transfer to the National Park Mavrovo
  • - Overnight in Mavrovo
  • Day 4: National Park Mavrovo, "Landscape trail"

  • - Riding on "Landscape trail" from the village of Mavrovo through the village of Leunovo and pastures of Mount Bistra
  • - Picnic at the sheepfold Chavkarnik
  • - Riding down on single track to the village of Mavrovo
  • - Visiting the Monastery of St. John the Baptist - Bigorski Monastery
  • - Overnight in Mavrovo
  • Day 5: NNational Park Mavrovo, Lazoropole 1350m

  • - Traversing the Mount Bistra from the village of Mavrovo to the villages of Lazoropole and Tresonche and cultural monument Dears Jump Picnic at the village of Lazoropole
  • - Transfer to Ohrid
  • - Overnight in Ohrid
  • Day 6: National Park Galichica, Elshani 900m

  • - Traversing the Galichica Mountain from the village of Velestovo to the village of Elshani
  • - Lunch at the village of Konjsko
  • - Swimming in the lake
  • - Boat trip on the lake
  • - Overnight in Ohrid
  • Day 7: National Park Pelister, Velushina 700m

  • - Transfer to the national park Pelister
  • - Traversing the Mount Baba from the national park info point to the village of Velushina
  • - Lunch in Bitola
  • - Transfer to the mountain resort Ponikva on Osogovo Mountain
  • - Overnight in Ponikva
  • Day 8: Osogovo Mountain, Ponikva 1560m

  • - Traversing the Osogovo Mountain from Ponikva to Kriva Palanka
  • - Lunch in Kriva Palanka
  • - Transfer to Skopje
  • - Overnight in Skopje
  • Day 9: Mount Vodno & Canyon Matka

  • - Riding on Mount Vodno
  • - Riding to Canyon Matka
  • - Packing the bikes
  • - Overnight in Skopje
  • Day 10: Skopje

  • - Transfer to airport and fly back
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