7 days around Macedonia

 

7 days around Macedonia 

Enjoy ride in Skopje, Mariovo, National Park Pelister, Prespa and Ohrid.

 

Highlights

 7 days E-bike tour.

Visiting some of the most interesting places and tourist attractions in this area such as: Skopje, (city tour) Canyon Matka, Roman Aqueduct, Mariovo, National Park Pelister, National Park Galicica, Lake Prespa, Ohrid - City of UNESCO (city tour), Saint Naum - medieval monastery (boat tour) and beautiful villages Stenje, Konjsko, Trpejca and Ljubanista.

Tasting local dishes made from local ingredients.

6 overnights (4 overnights in Hotel and 2 overnights in private apartments).

Meals: 6 breakfasts 5 lunches and 6 dinners.

Energy bars and water bottle during the e-bike tours.

Professional licensed English-speaking guide.

Airport pick up and drop off.

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1. Arrival in Skopje

Arrival in Skopje, pick up from the airport, transport and accommodation in hotel.
Dinner and informing the guests about the tour programme for next days.
City tour around Skopje, visiting Memorial House of Mother Teresa, statue of Alexander the Great, gate Macedonia, Stone Bridge and lots of new monuments, statues and buildings from the project “Skopje 2014th”. 
Overnight in Skopje.

 

Day 2. Skopje Vodno - Matka Tour
 
Breakfast at 8:00 AM 
Start of the tour at 9:00 AM. 

Our first destination is place known as Sredno Vodno - Middle Vodno, which is very popular destination for outdoor activities. After the break, we are heading to the Monastery Pantelejmon from XII century situated in the heart of the Mount Vodno. In this monastery we can see some of the most beautiful fresco painting in Macedonia from XII century, patron by Komnenos Byzantine Dynasty. From the monastery, we continue to ride towards Matka, passing few villages in that area. When we reach last village Shisevo, we ride near River Treska on the beautiful single track that ends to Matka Power Plant - first power plant built in Macedonia which is still in use. On Matka Canyon we take boat trip to Cave Vrelo (one of the deepest underwater caves in the world) after the boat trip, we have lunch in local restaurant. 
After the lunch on our way to the hotel we are visiting Roman Aqueduct, near ancient Roman City Skupi.
Dinner at 8:00 PM
Free time in Skopje
Overnight in Skopje
Tour distance: 40 km

 

Day 3. Mariovo Tour

Breakfast at 8:00 AM
Start of the tour at 12:30 PM. 
Transport to village Vitolishte 
Start of the tour at 12:30 PM. 
We ride in one of the biggest and un-populated areas in Macedonia - Mariovo. 
Our first stop is forgotten village Polchishtе, then we stop in village Beshishte.
After this we ride to village Manastir, where we visit church Saint Nikola from XI century. From Manastir we go to lunch in a nearby local restaurant. After the lunch, we take a break and then we return to Vitolishte.
Dinner at 8:00 PM
Overnight in Vitolishte
Tour distance: 50 km

 

Day 4. Bitola - National Park Pelister Tour

Breakfast at 8:00 AM
Transport to Info Center at National Park Pelister 
Start of the tour at 11:00 PM. 
We start from the Info Center at National Park Pelister, we ride on the wide unpaved uphill road 17 km long. Our destination is Golemo Ezero - biggest glacial lake on Baba Mountain - National Park Pelister. The lake is situated on altitude of 2220 meter and is the deepest glacial lake in Macedonia. Near to the lake there is a Mountain Lodge, where we gonna take a longer break to relax and enjoy in the beautiful surrounding of the Baba Mountain. From here we ride downhill to the starting point, from where we are going to transport to village Dihovo for lunch in a restaurant, tasting local dishes. From Dihovo we have transport to Stenje.
Dinner at 8:30 PM
Overnight in Stenje
Tour distance: 35 km

 

Day 5. Prespa - Stenje & Konjsko Tour

Breakfast at 8:00 AM
Start of the tour at 9:00 PM. 
We start from village Stenje and we ride on the wide unpaved road near the lakeshore. This road goes to Konjsko - one of the most remote villages in Macedonia. On the way to Konjsko we are going to visit church of Saint Ilija, located on the shore of the Lake Prespa. When we reach Konjsko we are going to have break on the beautiful beach. Around 4:00 PM we ride to back for lunch in a local restaurant. From Stenje we have transport to Ohrid.
Dinner at 8:30 PM
Overnight in Ohrid
Tour distance: 35 km

 

Day 6. Ohrid - St Naum Tour

Breakfast at 8:00 AM
Start of the tour 9:00 AM 
We ride on asphalt road that stretches along the shore of the Lake Ohrid. While riding, we can see magnificent Galicica National Park and visit some of the most beautiful villages in this area such as: Peshtani, Trpejca and Ljubanishta. After we arrive in Saint Naum we go to lunch, then we take a boat trip on the springs of Saint Naum. When the boat trip ends, we are visiting the Monastery of Saint Naum from the X century, and later we can relax on the beautiful beach near the monastery. Around 5:00 PM we're heading back to Ohrid.
Dinner at 8:00 PM
City tour in Ohrid Old Town
Overnight in Ohrid 
Tour distance: 65 km

Day 7. End of the Tour

Breakfast at 8:00 AM
Depending on the time of flight departure, we can have some free time on the nearby beach.
Departure to Skopje Airport 
End of the tour

What is included:

6 overnights in double bedrooms (4 overnights in a hotel and 2 overnights in private apartments)
Meals: 6 breakfasts 5 lunches and 6 dinners.
Energy bars and water bottle during the tours.
Transport from and to Skopje airport on arrival and departure day.
E-bike + helmet.
Transport of passengers and E - bikes.
Professional licensed English-speaking guide.
Entrance fees for the national parks Pelister and Galicica, Boat trips on Matka and Saint Naum, entrance fee for the Monastery of Saint Naum, and other tourist attractions.

What is not included:

Single room supplement 
Transport to Macedonia
Personal expenses 
Drinks during the meals
Tips 
Travel insurance 

Minimum travelers: 2 
Maximum travelers: 7

Difficulty: easy/moderate - total mileage 225 km - daily average 45 km 


Important note: 
You must specify your height, for choosing correct E-bike size. 
You must notify us of you flight arrival and departure.

E-Bike model: 29 SPECIALIZED LEVO HT- Hardtail mountain E-bike

 

For pricing and dates, please request a quote!