UNFORGETTABLE BIKE RIDE WESTERN MACEDONIA

NATIONAL PARK MAVROVO - VEVCHANI - OHRID - NATIONAL PARK GALICICA - CANYON MATKA

Day 1 – Sofia / Skopje airport  - (350km) - Mavrovo National Park

Arrival at Sofia Airport, Transfer to Mavrovo, with stop in Skopje for lunch, and Rental Bike adjustments. Continue to Mavrovo, accommodation in Hotel 4*, Dinner and overnight.

Day 2 – Mavrovo National Park ride, Hiking to Duf waterfall and village Vevchani  

Breakfast. Transfer from Mavrovo hotel to Tzar’s Fountain,from where we start Mountain bike ride on Bistra Mountain on highland plateau on 1600 meters above sea level. Transfer to Village Rostuse from where we will have easy hike (20 min) to Duf waterfall. Transfer to Vevchani village in the afternoon. Upon arrival accommodation in Vevcani Village, option for a real village experience where the group will be divided in several village houses. 

Bike riding distance: 30 km, ascent: 364 m, surface is single trail 20%, stone road 20%, and asphalt road 60%. 

 

Day 3 – Vevchani Village – Ohrid 

Breakfast at restaurant. Rural ride through the fields of Ohrid and Struga, passing many villages. Accommodation in Hotel in Ohrid. Dinner and Overnight. 

Bike riding distance: 48 km, ascent: 285 m, 10 km of dirt roads.

 Day 4 -  Ohrid – Struga – Ohrid  

Breakfast at hotel. Light bike ride by the Ohrid Lake to the Town of Struga to see the place where the Lake Ohrid flows out into a river. On our way back we stop in Ohrid for a tour of the city. Return to hotel. In the afternoon visit with Van of St Naum Monastery and boat ride on River Drim Springs in National Park Galicica. Return to hotel dinner and overnight.

Bike riding distance: 45 km, ascent: 250 m, all asphalt roads.

Day 5 – Ohrid – Galichica mountain National park ride 

Breakfast at hotel. Minibus transfer to Galicica Mountain from where we start bike ride. Mountain bike ride in Galicica National Park.  Return to hotel free time. Diner in national restaurant with Folklore show. Overnight. 

Bike riding distance: 38 km, ascent: 455 m. Dirt rad single trail. 

Day 6 – Ohrid – Matka – Skopje ‚Äč

After breakfast check out from hotel and departure to Matka canyon. Upon arrival Bicycle ride to Matka Canyon. Return to hotel free time. In the evening visit of Skopje bohemian street Restaurant and Nightlife. Overnight.

Bike riding distance: 34 km, ascent: 270m.

Day 7 -  Skopje – Sofia airport  

Breakfast at hotel, Sightseeing Skopje tour: old Bazaar, Stone Bridge, Central Square with grand Fountain, Mother Tereza memorial house… Transfer to Sofia airport Departure 

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