Peak Magaro

Magaro 5

Peak Magaro


3 to 5 hours



Uphill climbing

700 meters

Best period

Late May to early November

Peak Magaro, National Park Galichica

Embark on one of the most iconic tours in the Western Balkans—a journey that seamlessly blends the rich cultural heritage of Ohrid with the breathtaking biodiversity of Galicica National Park. This tour is not just a mere exploration—it’s an immersion into the heart and soul of Macedonia’s natural and cultural treasures.

Our adventure begins from the mountain lodge Spiridon, nestled near the mountain pass Lipova Livada. From here, we traverse through lush forest landscapes and verdant pastures adorned with endemic biodiversity. Along the way, we’ll encounter numerous historical sites, each one a testament to the storied past of this remarkable region.

As we ascend towards the majestic Magaro peak, standing tall at 2255 meters, prepare to be captivated by the unforgettable vistas that unfold before us. Behold the mesmerizing beauty of Macedonia’s two largest lakes—Ohrid to the west and Prespa to the east—and marvel at the unique landscapes of Galicica mountain, painted in hues that defy description.

Rest assured, our experienced guides have played a pivotal role in marking and maintaining this mountain trail, ensuring your safety and providing insider knowledge about the area’s hidden gems. Prepare to be regaled with stories and anecdotes that only a select few are privy to.

And after a day filled with adventure and exploration, there’s nothing quite like unwinding with a picnic amidst the tranquil surroundings of the mountain lodge—a perfect end to an unforgettable journey.

Join us on this extraordinary tour that promises to ignite your senses and leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

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Difficulty of the tour:

Duration of the tour:

3 to 5 hours

Length of the tour:

12 km

Uphill climbing:

700 meters

Required fitness:

Panoramas and landscapes:


Cultural-historical sites:

Have Any Question?

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


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