Hiking Between Two Lakes

Tour type
Hiking, Guided Tours
Activity Level
Easy to Moderate
Group Size
Groups from
1 to 12 people
Hiking Between Two lakes

Between the two biggest lakes in Macedonia, Prespa lake and Ohrid lake are the two National Parks Pelister and Galicica. Pelister peak with 2601m. is the highest peak on the Baba mountain massif a mountain range that extends all the way to Greece.
Galicica National Park with the highest peak Magaro 2255m. It is situated in the outermost southwest part of Macedonia between the two lakes it’s a mountain range stretching across the border of Albania and the Republic of Macedonia.
An exciting way to spend three days with activities hiking, swimming, and tasting homemade food and vine in one of the most beautiful regions in Macedonia.

Departure/Return Location
Skopje or Ohrid Airport / Hotel
Not Included

Short Overview of the Itinerary

Day 1. Ohrid Galichica

We meet in Ohrid City.  We start from the village of Velestovo at 1070m. and end in Velestovo round trip it’s 10 min. drive above the city of Ohrid. First, we go to the peak called Elen Peak 1200m. nice viewpoint of Ohrid city and Ohrid Lake, from there we start descending to a village called Gorno Konjsko and village Elsani after we continue to climb the peak above the village with beautiful views of the lake. From the peak, we go back to the village of  Velestovo. On our way to the other side of the mountain to village Brajcino where we will spend the night at the guest house, we will visit the 10th-century monastery of St. Naum optional is swimming in the lake. After we have 1.30h. to the guest house at village Brajcino close to the border with Grece here we will spend the night and try homemade dinner. Moderate hike, 17km. long, duration of 4 to 5 hours. 750m. altitude difference. 

Day 2. Big lake mountain hut

After breakfast from Brajcino village, we start climbing to the mountain hut by the big mountain lake at  2218 m. We enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains and rest by the coast of the lake we end up sleeping in the mountain hut. Moderate hike with Ascending 1218m. 13km. long and 5-6h. hiking. 

Day 3. Pelister peak

After breakfast, we start hiking to the peak at 2601 m. we have two hours to the peak A beautiful view from the peak of the surrounding mountains and Lake Prespa, the view reaches as far as Mount Olympus in Greece. We descend from the peak and we can have a short tour of the city of Bitola before transferring to Ohrid. Moderate hike 6 hours duration 19km. long, 400m. ascending and 1200m descending.

It’s good to know

The tour can be adapted to your specifications like difficulty (easy hikes or only sightseeing)  and duration of the tour in days. Contact us and request a quote for a tailored experience.