An extraordinary cycling tour combining three countries with remarkable sceneries from the vast mountain regions of the Macedonian mountains, to the agricultural landscape of the Northern Greek territories, from the tranquility of the scenery of the Ohrid lake to the sandy beaches of the Aegean Sea on the shores of the Sithonia peninsula. Cycle with the Greek Gods on Mount Olympus, downhill on the slopes of Bansko ski resort where world renowned skiers compete.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Ohrid/Skopje/Tirana/Thessaloniki – Airports|
|DURATION||14 days – 13 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!
Day SKOPJE - MAVROVO - OHRID
(driving distance to Ohrid 280 km – 3 :30 min.- cycling distance 55 – 60 km.)
Day OHRID - BIKE CITY TOUR
Today we have a bike city touristic. We will visit the old town , fortress of Tsar Samoul, St. Pantelejmon church, St. Soﬁa and St. John Kaneo. We will ﬁnish in the downtown area and give free time for exploring not only the town butte local beaches in Ohrid.
Day OHRID - ST. NAUM - GALICHICA - BITOLA
Afterbreakfastwe depart with bikes to St. Naum. We will bike on asphalt till the monastery where we will have time for sights and boat ride on the natural springs of lake Ohrid. . From there we will continue biking to National Park Galichica and stop on the top for spectacular View of the lake. Cycling downhill we arrve on the lake side of Prespa where we continue by bus to Bitola. Evening sightseeing of city and free time for overnight.
(driving distance 221 km – 3:30-4:00 min-cycling distance 55 km)
Day BITOLA - EDESSA - VERGINA – LITOCHORO
Morning departure with bikes to Heraclea archaeological site. Continue to Edessa by bus. Sightseeing of Edessa and its famous waterfalls. From here we cycle to the town of Vergina – the resting place of Philip II -Alexander the Great
Day MOUNT OF OLYMPUS - THESSALONIKI
( driving distance 111km. 2:00 min – cycling distance 25-30 km)
Today we have a bike free day. After breakfast there will be sightseeing of the city. After free time to explore the pier, museums, local beaches or just enjoy and absorb the atmosphere.
Day THESSALONIKI - SlTHONlA
(driving distance 142 km – 2:30 min. cycling distance 58, 5 km.
Today we have a cycling day. We will enjoy the mountain area of the Sithonia where we will experience a combination of asphalt and off road and possible swim on some secluded beach.
(cycling distance 49- 55km.)
Day SITHONIA - OURONOPOLI - BANSKO
( driving distance 334 km – 5:00-5:30 min. cycling distance – 61 km)
(cycling distance 16 – 25 km asphalt & off road)
Day BANSKO- DELCHEVO-BEROVO
Morning departure with bus to Macedonia. En route stop in the town of Blagoevgrad for sights and coffee break. Arrival at Delchevo and start cycling to the town of Berovo. Arrival at Berovo hotel for accommodation.
(driving distance 130 km – 2:30-3:00 min-cycling distance 38 km)
Full day cycling with combination of asphalt and off road. We will cycle to the borderline and lake of Berovo with few breaks to enjoy the nature. We continue off road to a sheep farm for a homemade lunch with the locals. we will learn about the everyday life and talk to the family Visit with the animals.Downhill to the asphalt road to depart fo the hotel. Overnight.
(cycling distance 38 – 40 km)
Day BEROVO - KOCHANI - SKOPJE
Morning bus departure to the capital of Macedonia, Skopje. We will pass through the agricultural part of the country and the unique rise fields of Macedonia. We will continue to the town of Sveti Nikole where we will continue cycling form there to the highway that will connect us to Skopje. Arrival in Skopje. Accommodate and free evening out.
(driving distance 180 km – 2:00-2:30 min-cycling distance 55 km)
Day SKOPJE - Depart
After breakfast we will have cycling tour of Skopje. visit the old Kale fortress and the old Turkish market. Stop at the Holocaust museum and Archaeological museum of Macedonia. Continue to the new downtown of Skopje. Free time before the departure to the airport.