Pelister National Park One Day Hiking Tours

Vacation Style
Guided Tours
Activity Level
Easy to Moderate
Group Size
Small Group
1 to 12 people
Pelister National Park One Day Hiking Tours

The National Park Pelister is located between the Prespa Valley and the Pelagonija Valley. It is located in the southwestern part of the country, on the northern slope of Mountain Baba. The park was named after the highest peak of the mountain – the peak Pelister with an altitude of 2,601 metres the oldest and one of the most beautiful national parks in the Republic of Macedonia. It is the first declared national park on the territory of the Republic of Macedonia. It was declared a national park Pelister in 1947. Otherwise, Baba is the most southern mountain with alpine characteristics in the Balkans. Although it occupies such a high mountainous area, the national park Pelister is fairly accessible from Bitola to its locality there are about 15 km.

So if you are in the vicinity of Bitola and Ohrid and want to spend an active day, this is the right one for you. Select one of the hiking tours below.

Not sure which hike is right for you? please contact us. We will help you to decide based on your fitness level and your preferences.

Departure/Return Location
From Hotel or previously agreed location.
Departure Time
Please be ready by 08:15 for a departure at 08:30
Return Time
From 13.00h. to 15.00h.

1.Hiking Along Molika Pine Forest/ Pelister National park

Easy hiking tour, that will take us to the dense Molika pine forest. The unique 5-needled pine (Pinus peuce) typical for this National Park. We will enjoy the peace and scent of the pines,learn about biodiversity of the National Park Pelister discovering secret spots with breathtaking views of surrounding mountains that you’d be unlikely to find without a guide.
-Length of the tour is: 10km.
-Duration of the tour: 3-4 hours.
-Starting point 1420m.
-Ending point altitude: 1800m.
-Height Difference: 400m.

2.Hiking to the Mountain lake Pelister National park

Trademark of Pelister National Park are Molika pine tree, stone rivers-morenas, clear spring waters and especially the Big and the small Mountain lakes also known as Pelister eyes. This is an enjoyable and unique opportunity for all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy mountain landscapes and surroundings. The trail starts from weekend settlement Nizo pole at 1170meters and passes through mountain pastures areas covered in grass and blueberry covert and beautiful views of surrounding mountains. The hiking up еnds at the mountain hut by the Big lake 2218m.

-Length of the tour up and down is: 12km.
-Duration of the tour: 6-7 hours.
-Starting point 1170m.
-Ending point altitude: 2218m.
-Height Difference: 1050m.
-Difficulty of the tour – Moderate.

3.Pelister Peak and two Mountain Lakes

If you want to see the most of Baba mountain with the peak Pelister and on your way to visit two mountain lakes called Pelister eyes this tour is for you. It can be done as a one-day tour or a two-day traverse on the mountain with one night’s sleep in a mountain hut(the mountain hut is regularly open for the weekend and by request). One full-day tour is around 24km. and you need to be in a good shape to be able to hold one-day hiking with several short breaks. The starting point is the Info Center of National Park Pelister at 1360m. or from Hotel Molika at 1420m. Most of the trail passes through a high mountain area magnificent relief form is comprised of a large number of stone blocks, river rocks, and beautiful views. From the summit Pelister at 2601m.trail continuous easy descent through high mountain pastures areas, and passes by the small lake at 2180m. and gradually climb to the big lake at 2218m. The end of the tour is at village Nize pole from the other side of the mountain at 1170m.

-Length of the tour is: 24km.
-Duration of the all tour 9-10 hours.
-Starting point: 1360m.
-Ending point altitude 2601m.
-Height Difference: 1240m.
-Difficulty of the tour: Moderate/Chalenge.

4.Hiking in Malovista village /Pelister National Park

Maloviste is a village in the Municipality of Bitola, 20 kilometers away from the city Bitola. It is a mountain village at the foot of Baba Mountain and is the only settlement within the National Park Pelister. Maloviste is a unique village with authentic architecture the village has beautiful large houses built of stone in the traditional way. Fingerprint old architecture preserved old cobbled streets it looks like time had stopped here. Maloviste village has many venerable Christian Orthodox churches and invaluable historical landmarks.These regions have numerous recreation activities. With easy hiking we can visit all the old churches in the village and his area, with moderate mountaineering we can climb surrounding mountain peaks St.Spas and Vrteska peak 2010m. Mala cuka peak 2009m. and Golema cuka peak 2179m.From the peaks from one side we have beautiful views of Pelister mountain and from the other side Prespansko lake with views of Albanian and Grek part of the lake and mountains border with Albania and Grece it’s really stunning.

Not sure which hike is right for you? please contact us. We will help you to decide based on your fitness level and your priorities.


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