Hiking in North Macedonia and Albania

Byzantine Treasures and the Land of the Eagles

Repertory Trip: Next Offered June 12-24, 2022 & July 12-24, 2022

Overview

Offering incredible opportunities for hiking, North Macedonia and Albania are intriguing ancient lands that few have visited. We’ve crafted a journey that weaves together visits to compelling cultural sites like the Bronze Age observatory of Kokino and remote 13th century Treskavac Monastery, and hikes through pine forests and stream-laced valleys of rugged national parks. Crossing into once-forbidden Albania, our trails lead you through timeless villages and to the peak of Maja e Poshe Tepes. Along the way we sample savory regional cuisine, with its Mediterranean, Balkan, and Turkish influences, taste hearty, full-bodied local wines, and enjoy wonderful cultural encounters.

Highlights

Highlights

Hike the exquisite—and untrammeled—mountain trails of North Macedonia and Albania
Discover a rich collection of Greek and Roman ruins, Byzantine churches and monasteries, and old Ottoman towns
Stunning Lakes Ohrid and Prespa
Experience local cuisine like Selsko meso, a classic Macedonian dish of roast beef, pork, and lamb with mushrooms, white wine, and cheese

Details

Length: 13 days
Cost From: $4995  
Arrive: Skopje, North Macedonia
Depart: Skopje, North Macedonia
Lodging: 12 nights hotels
Meals: All meals included except 1 dinner
Activity: Hiking / Trekking, Cultural Adventures
Trip Level:

A mix of moderate walks and hikes, some steep trails and rugged terrain, 2-6 hours a day, van support (for luggage or if you wish to skip a day's hike)

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