HIKE & STAY IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

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Category: Selfguided, Hiking
Area: Macedonia
Tour duration: 3 days (2 nights)
Evaluation of the Trek: Easy / Moderate
Best period: May - October
Price per person:
199 € + 80 € local supplement



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Welcome to the countryside
Transfer to village Omorane. Take a walk in the village, meet local people to get introduced in their slow countryside life. You will see how they still thread the tobacco leaves manually and how they extract honey the old fashioned way. On your way back you can buy some fresh eggs right from the roost and goat cheese from a small goat farm nearby. Overnight in a guesthouse in Omorane.

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Hike to the springs of River Babuna
Start early with transfer to village Nezhilovo (25km / 40min drive). Your hike starts from the fishpond, on a narrow dirt road that winds up into dense beech forest. Once you exit the road on a narrow forest trail you will hear the roaming of River Babuna, with a lovely surprise: there is a small picturesque waterfall few hundred meters before the springs. Refresh yourself, fill all your bottles with water and get ready for a walk down back to the fishpond at Nezhilovo. Overnight in the same house in Omorane.

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Hike to St Nikola monastery
The hike today is easy – it will take you 1,5h to get up to the monastery, a quiet place where you can “charge your spiritual batteries”. Once you get on the hill, a beautiful panorama opens-up of a part of this region known as Azot and the peaks of Mt Jakupica in the back. The afternoon is free to enjoy the small pool in the backyard of the village house, or learn from your hosts how to live with nature and make easily your natural spices, medicines, or even cosmetics. Late afternoon transfer back to Skopje.

Authentic village house in village Omorane with en-suite facilities.

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Departure dates: On request
Price per person: 199 € + 80 € local supplement
Price is valid for min 2 participants sharing double room


Included in price:
Arrival / departure transfer from Skopje to village Omorane (single transfer per group)
Transfers to the hiking route on Day 2 and back to village Omorane.
Accommodation based on 2 participants sharing double room
All breakfasts
Detailed hiking visual route descriptions and maps
Mobile app with uploaded tracks and locator
Local safety information and contacts
Stand-by support (cell phone and contact person)
Organization and logistic by Macedonia Travel


Not included in price:
Airplane tickets to/from Skopje
Personal medical and travel insurance (mandatory)
Any extra expenses not mentioned under „included in price“


Options & Supplements:
Supplement for single room accommodation: 25 €
Supplement for full board instead of standard bed & breakfast accommodation (2 x lunch, 2 x dinner): 50€ / per person. Vegetarian and vegan meals available on request
Private arrival / departure transfers available on request
Extra night before or after the tour:
In village guesthouse in Omorane: from 20 € / per person sharing double room; Single supplement from 12 €
In village Nezhilovo: hotel 1*, private rooms: from 15 € / per person sharing double room. Single supplement: 10 €
In Cheples mountain hut (base for hikes to Solunska Glava): private rooms: from 15 €/ per person sharing double room. Single supplement: 10 €.
Rent of Global Positioning System (GPS) console: 45 €


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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