8-day cycling holiday North Macedonia
Self-guided bike trip in North Macedonia with GPS navigation
North Macedonia is the perfect country for making a fantastic cycling trip. In 8 days you will discover this beautiful country on the Balkan islands, led by GPS navigation. North Macedonia is characterized by its beautiful nature, rich history, friendly population and traffic poor, well asphalted, roads.
During this self-guided bike tour you cycle through Mavrovo National Park and the routes pass through many rivers and no less than 4 lakes! Ohrid, located on the lake of the same name, is also called the site of the 365 monasteries: for every day one.
You will cycle through the beautiful Mavrovo National Park, the largest national park in the Balkan region. Discover the grassland-covered plateaus and mountain ridges around the Mali Sar, dotted with countless mountain flowers in the summer. Shepherds flock to the mountains with their sheep herds to flee the summer heat of the valleys. During this cycling holiday there is ample opportunity to visit some of these beautiful buildings.
In short, there is much to see in this beautiful area of flora, fauna and history!
Cycling in North Macedonia
While cycling in North Macedonia you can see the rich history of the country. In particular the Turkish influences are reflected in the Macedonian culture, due to centuries-long domination by the Ottoman Empire.
The capital city of the country is Skopje. This city was destroyed in 1963 by a massive earthquake. The old Market Place remained largely saved and was able to maintain its eastern atmosphere.
The Stone Bridge, with 55 arches over the Vardar River, is one of the most beautiful attractions. Around this bridge there are many Islamic influences, especially in the Turkish quarter. This quarter was created after Sultan Mehmed II built the bridge by Turks.
Unesco World Heritage
You must have seen The Old Town of Ohrid. It is for a reason that this place is on the list of Unesco World Heritage.
Ohrid is a true open-air museum with beautiful ancient churches, such as the magnificent Sveti Jovan Kaneo, built on an overhanging cliff above the lake, and Sveti Clement at Plaosnik with special frescoes and icons.
On top of the hill of the city you will discover the medieval castle of the Bulgarian tsar Samuil. The castle is built around 1018 and offers a magnificent view over Ohrid and the lake.
Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Tour Mavrovo-Lake, 32 km (250 ascending meters)
Day 3: Mavrovo-Debar, 53 km (200 ascending meters)
Day 4: Debar-Vevcani 48 km (450 ascending meters) or 55 km (700 ascending meters)
Day 5: Tour Vevcani (49 km)
Day 6: Vevcani-Ohrid, 36 km (200 ascending meters) or 55 km (200 ascending meters), asphalt/unpaved)
Day 7: Rest day, short bike ride (30 km) possible and if applicable transfer to hotel in Skopje
Day 8: Transfer to Ohrid Airport or Skopje Airport
- Overnight stays based on bed and breakfast
- All (baggage) transfers in this week excluding airport transfers
- Dutch-/English-speaking contact person
- Detailed map of the area
- Airline tickets
- Airport transfers
- Lunch and Dinners
- Drinks and other refreshments
- Rental bicycle Ghost Hybrid-Panamao X3
- Single supplement
- Single traveler supplement
- Travel, cancellation and bicycle insurance
- Customer Contribution Guarantee Fund GGTO
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North Macedonia, hotel trekking 8 days
Self-guided trip (GPS), bed and breakfast, luggage transport
Prices are based on a minimum of 2 people.
STARTDATES ON FRIDAY
|May, June, September, October||€ 569,-|
|July, August||€ 609,-|
|Single supplement||€ 100,-|
|Single traveler supplement||€ 100,-|
(arrival on and departure from Ohrid)
North Macedonia, rental bike and GPS
Prices per person
|Rent Ghost Hybrid - Panamo X3, 6 days||€ 85,-|
|Rent e-bike, 6 days||€ 135,-|
|Rent GPS, 6 days||€ 50,-|