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About hiking the Transversale in Macedonia – part of my Via Dinarica’16 thru-hike: 1500km from Slovenia to North Macedonia – a new long-distance trail!

PPT - Montenegro Coastal Trail

PPT: Brajići to Ivanova Korita (NP Lovćen)

28 juni 2017
PPT Brajići Majtori

Day 5 and 6: 0 + 19,2 km (+1200m uphill and 740m. downhill)

At the town of Budva I take a zero. It’s pretty touristic out here. However, tourist season hasn’t started yet so it is still quiet out here. What’s to say about a zero? Shower, laundry, eating seafood and buying resupplies. At the local market I buy dried mushrooms and raspberries, fresh cheese and dried sausage. I also buy a lighter. No more soaked food! Those kinds of things. Continue Reading…

PPT - Montenegro Coastal Trail

About hiking the PPT

7 juni 2017
GPS tracks PPT

Roughly between the border with Croatia and the border with Albania, runs the Montenegro Coastal Trail.  This 180km long mountain trail with stunning views on the coast is called the Mountaineering Coastal Transversal, the Coastal Hiking Transversal or the Primorska Planinarska Transverzala. PPT, for short. Continue Reading…

North Macedonia, Via Dinarica

Mavrovo NP and Stogovo

25 augustus 2016

From Mavrovo I’ve got a few days hiking left to the Transversale terminal at Botún, close to Ohrid. Today, leaving town takes time. First there’s an expedition to a mini-market for snacks and lunch. Then there’s a a few possible trails and having a variety of options I find it hard making a decision.

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