Mountain Experience

Eight Days Hiking Trip in Macedonia


Eight-days hiking tour in Macedonia represents the best way to meet with spiritual wealth, cultural values and natural beauties of Macedonia. Climbing the highest peak in Macedonia - Golem Korab, tour in the spiritual sanctuary in the Balkans - the city of Ohrid and introduction into the history of the area through testing of traditional food and local wines

Highlights of the tour:

1. Hiking in three national parks
2. Visiting strictly protected areas with endemic flora
3. Climbing the highest peaks on the biggest mountain ranges in Macedonia
4. Enjoying traditional food and local wines at the homes of the local villagers
5. City tour in Ohrid, a city protected by the UNESCO
6. Visiting the most famous cultural sites in the country
7. Accommodation in four star hotels with spa

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.

  • Compass
  • Map
Sun protection
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Sunglasses
Clothing - warm weather
  • Wicking T - shirt (synthetic or wool)
  • Wicking underwear
  • Quick - drying pants or shorts
  • Long - sleeve shirt (protecting from sun, bugs)
  • Rainwear (jackets, pants - waterproof and breathable)
  • Sun - shielding hat
  • Bandana or Buff
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
  • Hiking Boots suited to terrain and conditions
  • Trekking socks (synthetic or wool) plus spares
  • Gaiters (for snow conditions)
  • Backpack 30 - 45 liters
  • Trekking poles
  • Energy food and beverages
  • Water bottle or camelback
  • Nylon cord (5 meters)
  • 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: Ohrid

  • - Meeting at the Ohrid airport
  • - Accommodation in the
  • - Overnight in Ohrid
  • Day 2: Jablanica Mountain, Cern Kamen Peak 2257m

  • - Morning transfer to the village of Gorna Belica
  • - Hiking up to Cern Kamen Peak
  • - Visiting the glacial lake Vevchanska Lokva
  • - Picnic on the mountain
  • - City tour in Struga and visit the bridge of poetry
  • - Overnight in Ohrid
  • Day 3: Jablanica Mountain, Circular hiking above the village of Vevchani

  • - Morning transfer to the village of Vevchani
  • - Hiking on a circular trail above the vilage of Vevchani through ancient area Vajtos.
  • - Walking tour through the village of Vevchani
  • - Local food
  • - Transfer to National Park Mavrovo
  • - Overnight in Mavrovo
  • Day 4: National Park Mavrovo, Peak Plocha 2754m

  • - Morning transfer to the village of Zirovnica
  • - Hiking up to Peak Plocha 2245m
  • - Traditional food at the home of a local villager
  • - Walking through the village of Zirovnica
  • - Driving through picturesque canyon of Radika River
  • - Overnght in Mavrovo
  • Day 5: National Park Mavrovo, Medenica Peak 2163m

  • - Transfer to high mountain plateau of Mount Bistra
  • - Traverse of Medenica Peak from Frchec to the village of Galichnik
  • - Galichnik walking tour
  • - Lunch in the village of Galichnik at the home of a local villager
  • - Transfer to National Park Pelister
  • - Overnight in Pelister
  • Day 6: National Park Pelister, Pelister Peak 2601m

  • - Short morning transfer to the starting point of the hike
  • -  Hiking to the highest peak of Mount Baba Pelister - 2601m
  • - Picnic on the mountain
  • - Walking through the historical trail in the park
  • - Short rest in the hotel
  • - City tour in Bitola
  • - Overnight in Pelister
  • Day 7: National Park Galichica, Magaro Peak 2255m

  • - Transfer to Mount Galichica plateau
  • - Hiking up to the highest point of Mount Galichica - Magaro Peak
  • - Lunch at the village of Trpejca on Ohrid Lake coast
  • - Visit the museum on water "Bay of Bones" - Neolithic settlement
  • - Overnight in Ohrid
  • Day 8: City of Ohrid

  • - City tour in the old part of Ohrid
  • - Boat trip to the springs of river Drim and Monastery of St. Naum
  • - Lunch in a restaurant at St. Naum
  • - Transfer to airport
  • - Fly back
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