Currency: Macedonian denar
Size: 9,781 square miles (25,333 sq km) – about the size of Vermont
Border countries: Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Kosovo
National tourist office: www.exploringmacedonia.com
At a glance
Europe is significantly more varied and interesting than you may initally think. Somewhere among the mountains of the Balkan Peninsula, a small country is located that boasts natural beauties and a rich, long history that deserve attention.
In Macedonia, life has a slow and pleasant rhythm to it. The streets of its small towns are framed by old-fashioned shops and cozy cafes; and its residents still stop on the way to talk, without rushing, to everyone they meet.
Why cyclists love it
The wide network of paths, narrow village streets and local low traffic roads are ideal for use for cycling by all levels of ability and age groups. Developing local cycle paths and trails as well as local sustainable tours to historical and natural sites of interests are promoting by many cycling clubs in Macedonia.
Furthermore, mountain biking is a great sport to practice in Macedonia, with more than thousands of off-road and dirt tracks. Many local bike clubs rent out bicycles and organize regional mountain-bike tours and smaller local tours.
This tour offers not only an opportunity to view this interesting country, but doing it on a bike; a way that suits Macedonia. Traveling by bike allows you to enjoy its picturesque villages and beautiful nature at a lesiurely pace. The route will take you past high snowy mountains surrounded by lakes with incredibly pure and transparent water. Continue to experience all the country has to offer by trying the amazing food!
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