North Macedonia and Albania are some of the least explored countries in Europe, abundant in natural landscapes and steeped in history. On this unique cycling itinerary, you will ride through the very best of Europe’s beautiful unknown.
Located at the heart of the Balkans, the ancient region of Macedonia is full of breathtaking sceneries and historical sites. This epic cycling tour starts from the town of Ohrid in North Macedonia, passing by Lake Prespa and the historic city of Bitola. Entering Greece, you cycle through a beautiful wine region and finish at the giant pinnacles of Meteora topped with ancient monasteries.
The Via Dinarica is a mega trail that extends from Albania to Slovenia and traverses the largest karst field on Earth. One of the most challenging but also most rewarding stretches of the Via Dinarica follows the Šar mountain range in North Macedonia. This programme is suitable for the intrepid walker and includes the best hiking Macedonia has to offer.
The lands of North Macedonia are characterised by pristine lakes, vast scenic mountain ranges and numerous historic sites. Nested at the heart of the Balkan peninsula, the country boasts a great variety of landscapes offering a perfect playground for all kinds of adventure lovers seeking authentic experiences.
With its amazing landscapes, remarkable architecture and rich, turbulent history, North Macedonia is one of Europe’s most underrated – and most captivating – travel destinations. And the best way to experience both the natural and cultural riches of the country is definitely by bike.