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History and Adventure – Skitouring and culture of rural Macedonia

By December 18, 2019 April 16th, 2020 No Comments


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.

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

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.

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