Mountain Experience

Six Days Biking Trip in Macedonia

Six days xc – cross country tour

The best cross country trails on Shar Mountain and three national parks. Combination of riding challenge and enjoying in the food, wine and culture of the local communities.

Highlights of the tour:

1. Riding in three national parks
2. Riding on Shar Mountain - the biggest mountain range in the country
3. Riding through pastures and woodlands
4. Visiting sheepfolds and tasting traditionally produced cheese
5. Enjoying traditional food and local wines
6. Skopje city tour
7. Tour in Ohrid, the city of UNESCO

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: Arrival at Skopje airport and Skopje city tour

  • - Meeting at Skopje airport
  • - Transfer to Skopje and accommodation in the hotel
  • - Lunch in Skopje
  • - Preparing the bikes
  • - Skopje city tour with bikes
  • - Dinner at a restaurant in Skopje
  • - Overnight in Skopje
  • Day 2: Shar Mountain

  • - Transfer from Skopje to the mountain resort Popova Sapka
  • - Riding from Popova Sapka to the village of Vrutok
  • - Picnic during riding
  • - Dinner at a fish restaurant in Vrutok
  • - Transfer to the National Park Mavrovo
  • - Overnight in Mavrovo
  • Day 3: National Park Mavrovo

  • - Riding from Mavrovo to Boshkov Most through village of Lazoropole
  • - Lunch in the village of Zirovnica
  • - Transfer to Ohrid
  • - Dinner in a restaurant at the Ohrid Lake coast
  • - Overnight in Ohrid
  • Day 4: National Park Galichica

  • - Transfer to the village of Velestovo
  • - Riding from the village of Velestovo to the village of Elshani
  • - Lunch in the village of Elshani
  • - City tour in Ohrid with bikes
  • - Transfer to the National Park Pelister
  • - Accommodation and dinner at the hotel
  • - Overnight in Pelister
  • Day 5: National Park Pelister

  • - Transfer to the starting point of the riding
  • - Riding from the national park info point to the village of Velushina by the glacial lake Golemo Ezero
  • - Picnic during riding
  • - Transfer to Skopje
  • - Dinner in a restaurant in Skopje
  • - Overnight in Skopje
  • Day 6: Skopje

  • - Transfer to airport and fly back
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