All adventure services we offer are conducted with pleasure, but HIGH SCARDUS TRAIL is one of our favorite products, and there are several reasons for that.

The first reason is that we are co-authors of this tourism product, which in 2022, by the British Travel Writers Guild, was declared the best new adventure product in Europe. In collaboration with colleagues from Macedonia, Kosovo, and Albania, as well as with the support of German technical cooperation GIZ, we developed and upgraded this product from 2017 to 2023. It undoubtedly represents a benchmark for modern hiking adventure products and offers life-changing experiences through a carefully planned combination of hiking and mountain experiences, with deep immersion into the life of local communities and exploration of the mystical Balkans.

The second reason is that the High Scardus Trail is probably the most beautiful long-distance hiking trail in Europe, uniquely showcasing the diversity of this part of the Balkans in terms of mountain landscapes, biodiversity, as well as cultural and spiritual richness created over millennia by the intersection of different civilizations. Each of them left its mark, making this area a treasure trove of multiculturalism.

High Scardus Trail consists of 20 hiking stages and 2 transfer stages with a total length of 362 kilometers, stretching across three countries – Macedonia, Kosovo, and Albania, allowing for multiday hikes through remote and rarely explored alpine mountain ranges. The starting point is in Staro Selo, Macedonia, and the endpoint is in Sveti Naum on Lake Ohrid, also in Macedonia. The trail crosses the mountain ranges of Sharr, Korab, Deshat, Jablanica, and Galichica – each more beautiful than the other. The best time to hike the trail is from mid-June to mid-October. The altitude ranges from 700m on the shores of Lake Ohrid to 2,764m, the peak of Golem Korab, the highest in Macedonia and Albania.


Countries: North Macedonia, Kosovo & Albania

Start point: Staro Selo (North Macedonia, 40 km from Skopje and 25 km from Tetovo)

End point: Sveti Naum at Ohrid Lake (North Macedonia, 30 km from Ohrid)

Mountain ranges: Sharr, Korab, Deshat, Jablanica & Galichica

Number of stages: 20 (+ 2 transfer stages)

Type: Multiday hike through remote and rarely hiked alpine mountain ranges

Best time to hike: Mid of June to mid of October

Sea level: from 700 m to 2,764 m

Longest stage by walking time: 8 hours (stage 8 “Brod – Restelica”; possibility to shorten it by shuttle)

Longest stage by length: 26 km (stage 8 “Brod – Restelica”)

Longest stage by altitude meters: 300 m up & 1,600 m down (stage 10 “Strezimir – Radomirë”)

More information with technical data about the High Scardus Trail can be found at the following link: (


We offer the possibility to organize hiking trips to any stage of the High Scardus Trail, as well as various combinations tailored to the preferences of our clients. However, we recommend four packages, each lasting for five, seven, or twelve days, as something particularly exciting from the High Scardus Trail, in our view.

Here are the packages for hiking tours according to the proposal:

1. Five-day package (Stages 8, 9, and 10 with ascent to Golem Korab peak)

– Day 1: Arrival in Skopje and transfer to Brod

– Day 2: Stage 8: Brod – Restelica

– Day 3: Stage 9: Restelica – Strezimir

– Day 4: Stage 10: Strezimir – Golem Korab peak

– Day 5: City tour in Skopje and return Flight

2. Five-day package (Stages 20, 21, and 22)

– Day 1: Arrival in Ohrid and transfer to Vevcani

– Day 2: Vevcani – Crn Kamen peak – Gorna Belica

– Day 3: Ohrid – Spiridon Mountain Hut

– Day 4: Spiridon Mountain Hut – Sveti Naum

– Day 5: Cultural tour of Ohrid and its surroundings

3.Seven-day package (Stages 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 with ascent to Golem Korab peak)

– Day 1: Arrival in Skopje and transfer to Vejce

– Day 2: Stage 6: Kobiliсa Hut – Bozovce

– Day 3: Stage 7: Bozovce – Brod

– Day 4: Stage 8: Brod – Restelica

– Day 5: Stage 9: Restelica – Strezimir

– Day 6: Stage 10: Strezimir – Golem Korab peak

– Day 7: City tour in Skopje and return flight

4. Twelve-day package (Stages 1-10)

– Day 1: Arrival in Skopje, city tour of Skopje, and transfer to Ljuboten Mountain Hut

– Day 2: Stage 2: Ljuboten Mountain Hut – Brezovica

– Day 3: Stage 3: Brezovica – Prevala

– Day 4: Stage 4: Prevala – Gorne Ljubinje

– Day 5: Stage 5: Gorne Ljubinje – Kobilica Mountain Hut

– Day 6: Stage 6: Kobilica Mountain Hut – Bozovce village

– Day 7: Stage 7: Bozovce – Brod

– Day 8: Stage 8: Brod – Restelica

– Day 9: Stage 9: Restelica – Strezimir

– Day 10: Stage 10: Strezimir – Korab

– Day 11: City tour of Skopje and its surroundings

– Day 12: City tour of Skopje and return flight

These packages provide various experiences and opportunities for exploring the High Scardus Trail, depending on the duration and the presented route.

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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

Have Any Question?

Just contact us if you need more information about the tour.