Mountain Experience

One day tour

Skopje – XC, cross country tour to the mountain hut Karadzica

Cross country tour for the lovers of sport challenges. We usually start the tour from the village of Drachevo. In the beginning we ride on an asphalt road through the villages of Dolno and Gorno Kolichani, then Crvena Voda, to the locality Preslap where we go down along a dirt road to Kadina River. Then we ride up to the viliage of Aldinci and the mountain lodge Karadzica located at an altitude of 1.450 meters.

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

Riding tour data

  • Difficulty of the tour:

  • Duration of the tour: 7 - 10 hours

  • Length of the tour: 80 km

  • Uphill climbing: 1200 meters

  • Required fitness:

  • Required technical skills:

  • Panoramas and landscapes:

  • Biodiversity:

  • Cultural-historical sites: