Via Dinarica: Kosovo and Macedonia

18 May 2016

In Croatia there’s a few sections of the White trail I’m skipping; hiking on asphalt, exposed to the sun, lot’s of private land and no hotels or so, no, I’m not doing that. These sections are marked as mountain-bike trails anyway. This makes my hike about 160km shorter.

Luckily, I got in contact with Ricardo from Zbulo!, he told me about these beautiful Alpine mountains on the Kosovo-Macedonia-Albania border. They’re working on an extension of the Via Dinarica-trail over there – he was sure I wouldn’t want to miss out on that…

Šar, Korab and Bistra mountains

These mountains are called the Šar, Korab and Bistra mountains. After checking out the route, pictures on Google Earth and speaking to one of my friends, off course I could not say ‘no’ to this offer.

So Lake Ohrid, Macedonia is the southern terminus I’m aiming for this summer! Adding another 200km to my Via Dinarica – making it a little short of 1400km.

I’ll let you know when more information about this, not to be missed, part of the Dinarica gets available online 😉

In the meantime, check out these links:

National Park Mavrovo
Balkan Hiking adventure (including a free app)
Exploring Shar Mountain (free app)

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  • Yvonne 9 June 2016 at 12:09

    Hi Claire. We missen je op de KLam. Onneslaan

    Malinsha & Yvonne

    • Claire 10 June 2016 at 10:15

      Ah de dames van de receptie, een dikke knuffel uit Kroatie, voor jullie!