Macedonia’s story is practically timeless. However, travellers will quickly discover that this country in South-eastern Europe has activities and possibilities for every type of visitor. Surrounded by mountain peaks that extend as far as the eye can see, and adventure experiences that include hiking, biking, climbing, paragliding, skiing, swimming, windsurfing, kayaking, visits to ancient monasteries and mosques, and, of course, enjoying the incredible wine and food that has been gathered, grown, shared, and cooked here for millennia.
Positioned in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula, Macedonia offers convenient and easy access to countries in every part of the continent, as well as good road infrastructure. Guests will find welcoming hotels and hospitable home stays, amazing farm-to-table foods, and helpful locals and tourism professionals to make any adventure unforgettable. And all of this with a couple of necessary local ingredient: unspoiled nature and no crowds.
Macedonia’s diverse geological history makes this small country a year-round destination with an assortment climbing types, routes, and possibilities. Enthusiasts will be pleasantly surprised to discover a wide variety of top-notch sport-climbing crags with easy access, as well as challenging long routes and big walls that demand your full dedication.
Matka Canyon is one of the top spots for the local climbers. Located in the outskirts of the capitol Skopje, it is a natural gem, with steep limestone rocks rising from the blue waters of river Treska. In Matka, climbers find lovely south-exposed sport routes and great classical long routes—only 20 minutes from the centre of Skopje.
Demir Kapija Gorge is the most popular climbing area in Macedonia. Located in the center of the country and in the heart of the wine region, Demir Kapija offers year-round possibilities. Excellent limestone and the abundance of sport-climbing routes in the shade—as well as amazing long routes rising from the Vardar River—will keep you busy on your active holiday. All this and the hospitality of the locals here is legendary. We are sure Demir Kapija will be a place you will remember a long time.
Prilep has been a hotspot for bouldering since 2009, when local and foreign climbers cleaned and climbed some of the thousands of boulders in the Prilep field. You will enjoy high-quality granite rock with amazing shapes in a fantastic surrounding. You will also enjoy short and long bolted routes … or find a perfectly shaped crack for traditional climbing. The possibilities are practically endless.