History and Adventure – Skitouring and culture of rural Macedonia

what you can expect:

  • Skitour the most exciting & hidden spots in the Balkans
  • visit the village of Galichnik, a famous medival village now almost deserted
  • Ski the highest peak on Bistra mountain
  • all transportation from & to destination airport, accomodation, guiding & fullboard inclusive

The purpose of this trip is to satisfy your touring needs while learning the Macedonian culture & tradition.

It takes you to the heart of the Bistra mountain ( National Park Mavrovo ) which gives you brathtaking landskapes while touring from village to village and exploring the wilderness of the region. Starting from Mavrovo village we go to the village of Galichnik which is the cradle of Macedonian history and culture and visit the museum of Galichnik.

This tour will take you the the peaks of Medenica – highest peak of Bistra mountain ( 2163 nmv ), Brzovec ( 2082 nmv ) and Govedarnik ( 2018 nmv ).

To access Galichnik, an historical and architectural gem in Macedonia, we can use the help of a chairlift in Mavrovo ski center, and start touring from there. We will be met and greeted by Pavle and Borka, the only two living residents in Galichnik, and acomodate in their cosy B&B. From there, we can access the high peaks of Bistra mountain, and choose our lines to ski. You will experience local farm to table food in a cut off from snow village, while enjoying amazing views and great skiing.

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Activity

Prices starting from 390€

Please note that these prices are only a rough estimate. Depending on group size or change of itinery or duration these prices may vary considerably. Please enquire for concrete offer.

At a glance:

Groupsize: suited for 6-12 People

Best season is all Season - December - end of March/beginning of April

Duration: from 2-3 Days

Difficulty: variable

visiting countries: Macedonia

Type of activity: skitouring | snowshoeing

Day plan

please request a detailed itinery via the contact form using the booking number “w015” as identifier

Trip Disclaimer

Our guides have the right to change the program, cancel or choose a different tour due unexpected conditions in order to provide maximum safety for the group.

All participants must be reasonably fit and must have proper ski touring equipment for avalanche rescue: probe, shovel and transceiver. It can be rented by SharOutdoors at additional costs.

Please contact us if you are unsure about any requirements.

Prices starting from 390€

Please note that these prices are only a rough estimate. Depending on group size or change of itinery or duration these prices may vary considerably. Please enquire for concrete offer.

Why SharOutdoors?

Our guides have a minimum experience of 6-10 years of guiding in the area.

They are not only certified by local and international guiding federations, but they are also licensed tourguides to show you the cultural beauties of the region – in perfect English.

Additionally, every guide is regularly participating or organizing safety courses and our goal is to be leading in setting standards and procedures for mountain safety in our region.

Every tour has been done multiple times under different conditions and will be planned very carefully.