Make the most out of Your stay in Macedonia with our short cycling day trips! Ride through the Macedonian countryside and ancient lakes, enjoy the rural architecture, experience the legendary Macedonian hospitality in the small villages we pass by, and enjoy amazing culinary experiences! Your Macedonia cycling tours await you!

Pelagonia & Prespa

 
Scheduled departure in 2018:

18.05-20.05.2018

Day to day itinerary:


Day 1 Friday 18.05 - Arrival 


Afternoon transfer Skopje to Krushevo. Sightseeing, dinner and overnight in Krushevo.

Accommodation: Krushevo
Meals: D 

Day 2 Saturday 19.05 - Cycling Pelagonia (Krushevo to Bitola via Prilep) 

Today's ride takes us around the Pelagonia plain, largest in Macedonia. We will start cycling from our hotel in Krusevo, and finish in the city of Bitola. The riding is takes place in beautiful scenery, and we will make few enroute stops in different villages, and the town of Prilep for lunch. 

After lunch we will ride to Heraclea Lyncestis, ancient Macedonian town found by Philip II of Macedon (father of Alexander) in the middle of the 4th century BC. Most of the uncovered remains that can be seen in Heraclea Lyncestis today are from the Roman and the early christian period. Overnight and free evening in Bitola.

Distance: 58 km (hotel to hotel; full vehicle support; tarmac surface)
Accommodation: Bitola
Meals: B, L 
Not included: Dinner in Bitola

Day 3 Sunday 20.05 - Cycling Bitola to Brajcino via Kurbinovo and Podmocani / departure to Skopje

Checkout and cycling from Bitola to the village of Brajcino, located near the eastern coast of the Prespa lake. Enroute stops are made in the village of Podmocani, where we will visit unique ethnographic museum and make coffee break, and the second stop is made in the village of Kurbinovo where we visit the Monastery of George. 

The village of Brajcino can claim to be the first ecotourism initiative in Macedonia. Brajcino is pristine and picturesque, sitting on the edge of Pelister National Park. Its idyllic location is away from the hustle and bustle of city life and is protected by the Baba massif and with a view onto Lake Prespa. Late afternoon transfer from Brajcino to Skopje. End of program. 

Distance: 55 km (full vehicle support; tarmac surface)
Meals: B

Ohrid

Scheduled departure in 2018:

29.06-01.07.2018

Day to day itinerary: 


Day 1 Friday 29.06 - Arrival 


Afternoon transfer Skopje to Ohrid. Sightseeing, welcome dinner and overnight in Ohrid. 

Meals: D (local restaurant)
Accommodation: Ohrid

Day 2 Saturday 30.06 - Cycling around the Ohrid lake

Morning departure for cycling around the Ohrid lake (pit stops in Struga and St Naum). Free evening and overnight in Ohrid. 

Distance: 95 km (hotel to hotel; full vehicle support; tarmac surface)
Accommodation: Ohrid 
Meals: B, L
Not included: Dinner in Ohrid

Day 3 Sunday 01.07 - Cycling Ohrid to Stenje / departure to Skopje

Checkout from Ohrid. Cycling from Ohrid to the village of Stenje, with detour in the village of Kuratica (snack lunch). Afternoon beaching in Stenje, followed by return transfer to Skopje. End of program. 

Distance: 70 km (full vehicle support; tarmac surface)
Meals: B

Mavrovo





Scheduled departure in 2018:

20.07-22.07.2018

Day to day itinerary:


Day 1 Friday 20.07 - Arrival 

Afternoon transfer Skopje to Mavrovo national park. Sightseeing, welcome dinner and overnight in Galicnik. 

Accommodation: Galicnik 
Meals: D 

Day 2 Saturday 21.07 - Cycling in Mavrovo national park / Galicnik to Nikiforovo via Mavrovi Anovi and Leunovo

Breakfast and checkout. Cycling from Galicnik to the Mavrovo lake, with enroute visits of the villages of Nikiforovo and Leunovo, short stops at the surrounding mountain villages with lots of photo ops during the ride. Picnic lunch is arranged at location in the vicinity of the Mavrovo lake. Free evening and overnight in Leunovo.

Distance: 40km (hotel to hotel; full vehicle support; tarmac surface)
Accommodation: Leunovo
Meals: B, L 
Not included: Dinner in Leunovo

Day 3 Sunday 22.07 - Cycling Leunovo to Rostushe / departure to Skopje

Breakfast and checkout. We cycle along the canyon of river Radika to one of the oldest and most beautiful monasteries in Macedonia, St. Jovan Bigorski, built 1020. After Bigorski we continue riding to the village of Rostuse where we finish our weekend with visit of the Duf waterfall. Optional lunch can be arranged in the village of Rostushe. Afternoon transfer to Skopje. End of program. 

Distance: 40km (full vehicle support; tarmac surface)
Meals: B

Tikvesh





Scheduled departure in 2018:

14.09-16.09.2018

Day to day itinerary:


Day 1 Friday 14.09 - Arrival 


Afternoon transfer Skopje to Kavadarci. Chill, welcome dinner and overnight in Kavadarci. 

Accommodation: Kavadarci 
Meals: D 

Day 2 Saturday 15.09 - Cycling in Tikvesh / Kavadarci to Konopiste

Breakfast. Cycling from Kavadarci to Konopiste, with stop for wine tasting in Krnjevo. Return to Kavadarci for free evening and overnight.

Distance: 74 km in both directions (full vehicle support; tarmac surface)
Accommodation: Kavadarci
Meals: B, L 
Included: Wine tasting in Krnjevo
Not included: Dinner in Kavadarci

Day 3 Sunday 16.09 - Cycling Kavadarci to Demir Kapija via Stobi / departure to Skopje

Breakfast and checkout. We cycle from Kavadarci to Demir Kapija, with enroute stop in Stobi. Arrival in Demir Kapija in the afternoon, followed by rest, wine tasting and return transfer to Skopje. End of program. 

Distance: 50km (full vehicle support; tarmac surface)
Meals: B
Included: Wine tasting in Stobi

Maleshevo





Scheduled departure in 2018:

05.10-07.10.2018

Day to day itinerary:


Day 1 Friday 05.10 - Arrival 


Afternoon transfer Skopje to Pehcevo. Chill, welcome dinner and overnight in Pehcevo. 

Accommodation: Pehcevo
Meals: D 

Day 2 Saturday 06.10 - Cycling Pehcevo to Klepalo

Breakfast. Cycling from Pehcevo to Klepalo, with enroute stop in the town of Berovo and the Berovo lake. Picnic lunch is arranged in Klepalo. In afternoon we cycle back to our hotel in Pehcevo. Free evening. 

Distance: 50 km in both directions (full vehicle support; tarmac surface)
Accommodation: Pehcevo
Meals: B, L 
Not included: Dinner in Pehcevo

Day 3 Sunday 07.10 - Cycling Pehcevo to Delcevo via Razlovci / departure to Skopje

Breakfast and checkout. Morning ride from Pehcevo to Delcevo, with detour for visit of the legendary village of Razlovci. Arrival in Delcevo in the afternoon hours, followed by rest and return transfer to Skopje. End of program. 

Distance: 50km (full vehicle support; tarmac surface)
Meals: B

Dates & Prices

Price per person in DBL/TWIN occupancy (based on group of 2-7 participants):

Pelagonia & Prespa: 230-460 euro
Ohrid: 230-480 euro
Mavrovo: 200-380 euro
Tikvesh: 230-420 euro
Maleshevo: 220-420 euro 

Included:

- Transportation from Skopje (minivan with trailer)
- Bike transport, full support & luggage transfers

- Guidance by experienced tour leader
- Accommodation (2 overnights in DBL/TWIN occupancy at hotels/homestays)
- Meals as per program (1 x dinner; 1 x lunch; beverages excl.)
- Entrance fees at archeaological sites and national parks (depending on tour)
- Activities (as per program)
- "ME Cycling Series" t-shirt
- Trip organization and 24/7 assistance by Macedonia Experience

Not included:

- Bike rental (30 eur for the entire tour; bike and helmet included)
- Transfers to Skopje from other locations
- Optional meals and activities (as per program)
- Travel insurance
- Individual expenses
- Tips

Scheduled departures in 2018:

Pelagonia & Prespa: 18.05-20.05.2018
Ohrid: 29.06-01.07.2018
Mavrovo: 20.07-22.07.2018

Tikvesh: 14.09-16.09.2018

Maleshevo: 05.10-07.10.2018

Important information:

- Group size: 2-7 persons (trip is guaranteed to run for minimum of 2 confirmed participants)

- We can run the published itineraries on custom dates as per Your request (subject of guide and accommodation availability; valid for closed groups of 2-12 participants)

- In order the booking to be confirmed, we require payment of non-refundable deposit of 40 euro per person. Final price of the tour is determined 14 days before departure (depends on final group size)

- We can additionally customize each cycling itinerary as per Your requirements and fitness (valid for closed groups on custom dates) 

- Place of departure: Previously published location in Skopje (applies to the guaranteed departures)

- Duration of each tour: 3 days/2 overnights

- Reservations: 14 days before departure day the latest

- Departure from Skopje in Friday afternoon hours; Arrival in Skopje in Sunday evening

- Confirmation of the booking request will be received within 24 hours 

- Tour is operated in English