Great biking experience of six Balkan countries though their history, culture and adventure. Explore the old roman road Via lgnatia, escape into the wilderness of the country sides of the great national Parks of Galichica , Mavrovo and Durmitor. We will hike the towers of Kotor and drink coffee in the only Dalmatian state of Dubrovnik. your adrenaline rush will be trilling river rafting on the Tara river in Montenegro. Explore the old Ottoman town of Mostar and ride through the empty back roads of Bosnia & Hercegovina. A true adventure with mixed experience of biking, rafting and hiking. Educate yourself with the knowledge of the great EX Yugoslavia states & the stories of the Balkan wars.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Ohrid/Skopje/Tirana/Thessaloniki – Airports|
|DURATION||15 days – 14 nights|
|TYPE OF CYCLE||guided and self guided tours|
|WEAR/LUGGAGE||Comfortable clothing, biking clip shoes, hat, jacket, small back pack, reserve parts, pump, spear tire, first aid and sunscreen for every day biking. Pack your belongings in one piece up to 15 kg in soft or hard bag.|
Best time/period: late May to early October
NOTE: Our staff reserves the right to modify the tour depending of the weather conditions and costumer physical fitness.
Should you have any further requirements or desires, please do not hesitate your self to contact us!
Arrival in Skopje. Preparation for the biking program. If its possible we will have sightseeing of the city with bikes. Start from the fortress of Kale and bike down to the old Turkish market. Bike across the old town In to the new to visit Skopje, including the monuments and museums. Bike to hotel. Dinner and welcome drinks.
Day SKOPJE -MAVROVO
Today we depart to Mavrovo. We will cycle from Skopje city centre and from there we follow river Vardar till Krushopek and from there we will cycle in direction to Matka canyon. In Matka we can go for short boat ride in the canyon, by the way we can visit cave Vrelo and we come back. We take our bikes and we continue riding to Kondovo and we finish in Radusa. From there we have transfer to Mavrovo where we stay for one night.
Day MAVROVO - OHRID
After breakfast we continue to bike in direction to Ohrid. This mourning we will ride on the asphalt, following river Radika in direction to Debar. Visit the monastery of John the Baptist and continue to the Debar lake for late lunch. From here we continue to Ohrid. Arrival in Ohrid in the evening and overnight with dinner.
Day OHRID - BIKE CITY TOUR
Morning bike city tour of Ohrid. We will visit the old town, famess of Tsar Samoul, St. Pantelejmon church, St. Soﬁa and St. Kaneo. We will ﬁnish in the downtown area and we will give you some free time for exploring the town. Possible bike ride to the local beaches in Ohrid.
Day OHRID -BERAT
Today we will be cycling in Albania. We combine asphalt and off road routes to enjoy the great nature of the country. We will stop in Elbasan for sightseeing and lunch. Continue to Berat and bike a tour of the town. Dine rand accommodate.
Day BERAT- DURRES - TlRANA
After breakfast we will continue the tour to Durres where we will ride the Adriatic coast. Ride through the archeological site of Durres and continue to the capital of Tirana. Lunch and break. Sightseeing in Tirana and accommodate in hotel. Free evening.
Day TlRANA - KRUJA - SHKODRA - BUDVA
After breakfast we continue to the town of Kruia to visit the castle of the great ruler Skenderbeg. From here we will bike through back roads to the city of Shkodra where we will have lunch on the lake site. From here we will continue with bus to Montenegro. Once crossed the border we continue biking the Adriatic coast of Montenegro. Stop for a visit of St. Stefan and possible swim at Petrovec. Arrival in Budva. Overnight.
A short city tour in Budva. Visit the old town of Budva which remained same regardless of the great construction of the new Budva. After Budva we continue biking to Kotor. We will walk though old town Kotor where we will have lunch and bike the Kotor bay to the ferry. We continue to Dubrovnik, We will cross the Croatian border and continue through the Prevlaka and Cavtat to the incredible Dubrovnik . Accommodate and overnight in Dubrovnik.
Today we have a full day in Dubrovnik. After breakfast, bike tour in the city with a local guide. Visit the Stradun boardwalk, have some free time to explore the city. Enjoy some of the local beaches and take a boat tour of some of the local island. Also there is a option for kayaking in Dubrovnik. Overnight.
Day DUBROWIK- MOS TAR
After breakfast we will continue with bus to the Bosnian border. After passing the border we will start biking to the city of Neum .From there we will climb to the mountain top on local small roads biking Bosnia back roads to Mostar: En route picnic lunch. Arrival in Mostar for dinner and overnight.
Day MOSTAR-ZABLJAK (NATIONAL PARK DURMITOR)
After breakfast we have a sightseeing of Mostar. Visit old town of Mostar and the famous Ottoman bridge in Mostar. From here we continue with combining bus and biking on asphalt and off road to Zabljak. We will pass the towns of Trebinje and Niksic and arrive in Zabljak in the evening. Dinner and overnight in Zabljak.
Day ZABLJAK (NATIONAL PARK DURMITOR)
Today is a day of enjoying the wonderful nature of the National Park Durmitor. We will be rafting the Tara river with local rafting crew where we will have a day on water, part hiking and enjoy a great picnic lunch prepared by the locals. It will be a day for nature and activities. Return to hotel for overnight.
Day ZABLJAK - ( National Park Durmitor) - PRISHTINA
After breakfast we will bike through the canyon of the river Tara all the way to the Kosovo border. We will stop for lunch on the way. We will bike combined asphalt and off road. Once we reach the Kosovo border we continue by bus to the monastery of Dechani. The monastery is a UNESCO world heritage site enriched with unique 14th century frescos. From here we will do some biking to the capital of Kosovo – Prishtina. Accommodate and overnight in Prishtina.
After breakfast we will have a sightseeing of the capital with a local guide. Later we will bike some of the off road trails that are found in the surroundings of Prishtina. Lunch and after that we continue to Skopje. Arrival in Skopje in hotel and free time to enjoy and share some memories for last time and night.
After the breakfast we have transfer to airport. End of tour.