Biking from Skopje via Durmitor to Mostar

Long Distance Cycling · North Macedonia
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
716.3 km
Duration
66:19 h
Ascent
9731 m
Descent
9473 m
Multi-stage tour Scenic With refreshment stops Cultural/historical value Geological highlights Mountain railway ascent/descent

A route for those who want or need asphalt, but don't like busy roads, who can do some climbing, but also appreciate flat stretches. For stories & trailnotes check out my website: EVAdinarica Project.

A super diverse ride through the mountains ánd the flat land. From long steep climbs to the entirely flat mainland. Rivers, fields, canyons, little villages and big towns. National and Nature Parks, epic road-trip-routes, monasteries, fortresses, monuments, churches, mosks, old mountain "high ways", old railway tracks, dusty dirt- and bumpy rural roads. This route takes you along the higher mountains without going offroad. Perhaps that there's an alternative for the busy road between Prizren and Peja and for sure in and around Durmitor (Montenegro) you can find more challenging routes, nevertheless I would most definitely recommend this route to anyone who'd like to bike the Balkans.

It´s easy to resupply, every slightly bigger town has several supermarkets, bakeries etc. and almost every little village has a mini shop or kiosk.

Author’s recommendation

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Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Highest point
1806 m
Lowest point
0 m
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Te Arra
Restaurant Te Kulla
Park Cafe
Hotel Stanica
Konoba Oblat
Lovacki Gaj
Restoran
Gostionica Zavala
snack shop
Ognjište
somewhere at the end of town is a bar
Planiniski dom Fortica

Equipment

Regular touring bike with 21 or 27 gears will do.

Tips, hints and links

Stories on my blog:

Start

Skopje (246 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
41.995701, 21.431433
UTM
34T 535732 4649389

Destination

Mostar
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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EVAdinarica Project 
outdooractive.com User
Author
Eva Smeele
Updated: September 23, 2019

Travel Guide: Long distance cycling routes in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia


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