LONG WEEKEND HIKE ON SHARA

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Category: Hiking
Country: Macedonia
Area: Northwest Macedonia
Tour duration: 4 days (3 nights)
Evaluation of the Trek: Challenging (4/5)


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WELCOME TO COLORFUL TETOVO
Welcome at Skopje airport Alexander the Great and transfer to Tetovo for a brief walking tour of the city and its historical heritage. You will visit the famous Painted “Alaya” mosque standing as an art canvas stretched in the middle of a rush city, and the colorful busy bazaar. You will also visit the Dervish convent Arabati Baba Teke and continue driving up in the mountains to 1730m height. Accommodation in the mountain hut placed in the monastery complex St Naum. Dinner and overnight in the hut.
Total Drive: 95km / 1h 10min

Titov Vrv

TITO’S PEAK
After breakfast hike to Titov vrv (2747m) - named after Marshall Tito. This hike is an all-day tour full of great panoramic views of Sharr mountains and Jakupica mountain range, Pelister, Korab, and even Rila mountains in Bulgaria. Below the peak is probably the most beautiful area in Macedonia – the alpine style Leshnica area with pine trees, deep river valleys, and impressive overhanging rock faces. There is a circle path going steep in the beginning where you will hike over few other peaks. Descend back will be through the alpine meadows and local sheep farms back to the hut. Overnight in mountain hut.
Total hike: 1730m – 2747m – 1730m / 8-9h

Leshnica

LESHNICA & BOZOVCE VILLAGE
After breakfast start trekking down the forest road that takes us to Dolna Leshnica region. It is an easy 4-hour hike in an area of amazing pine forests and overhanging rock walls. Leshnica area has a truly alpine character that makes it one of the most beautiful places in Macedonia – a must see for every traveler. Our lunch break will be in Dolna Leshnica, by river Pena and we’ll continue walking another 2 hours to a picturesque mountain village Bozovce, where we’ll visit a local Albanian home for a cup of coffee. Transfer in the afternoon from Bozovce village to Skopje. Dinner with party and overnight in hotel in Skopje.
Total hike: 1730m – 1460m – 1590m – 1296m / 6h
Total drive: 66km / 1h 05min

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After breakfast transfer to Skopje airport for flight home. If you are leaving on a later flight, we can arrange a cable car ride / or a hike to the Millennium Cross on Mount Vodno rising from the center of the capital.
Total drive: 25km / 30min

Day 1 & 2
The mountain hut in Popova Sapka is part of the monastery complex St Naum in Popova Sapka, located at 1.760m height. The accommodation is basic in 1/4 rooms, there is one shared bathroom and 5 toilettes, dining room with bar, and open terrace, free WiFi and satelite TV.

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Day 3
This 3* family-run hotel is located at the foothills of Mount Vodno, only 2 km from the city center. It is in a peaceful and quiet location, with magnificent view over the city. There is a small restaurant for breakfast, and a beautiful garden with outdoor swimming pool and BBQ facilities in the backyard.

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Day 2
Estimated hiking time : 8-9 h
Start: 1730 m / 5676 ft
Highest point: 2746 m / 9012 ft
Finish: 1730 m / 5676 ft
Distance: 23 km / 14,3 mi
Ascent: 1188 m / 3897 ft
Descent: 1205 m / 3953 ft

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DAY 3
Estimated hiking time : 6 h
Start: 1730 m / 5676 ft
Highest point: 1590 m / 5216 ft
Finish: 1296 m / 4252 ft
Distance: 20 km / 12,4 mi
Ascent: 130 m / 427 ft
Descent: 564 m / 1850 ft

Price: Call for Pricing

Included in price:
Accommodation: 2 x mountain hut, 1 x hotel 3*
Daily breakfast;
Transport with air-conditioned car / minivan
Full guidance by professional hiking guide
Organization and logistic by Macedonia Travel

Not included in price:
Drinks during the meals
Single supplement in hotel in Skopje
Supplement for Half Board
Travel/health insurance
All personal expenses not mentioned under “included in price”


What to pack

Footwear:
comfortable walking shoes
Casual clothes
Water/windproof jacket with hood
Hat
Toiletries
Sunglasses
Camera
Passport
Trip voucher
Money:
cash, or, you can also use your credit card in most cities in Macedonia. Feel free to ask your guide for help
Travel insurance
Personal medications

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