SKOPJE’S HORIZON: Exciting tour above Skopje
The route of the tour: Skopje – Vodno with Krstovar peak – Canyon Matka
You are already in Skopje, or plan to visit Macedonia? There is much more to just visiting the capital city. Join us on a easy trek around Skopje. Explore the surrounding flora and fauna guided by locals.
An easy and pleasant hiking tour “SKOPJE’S HORIZON” will bring you to Krstovar peak situated on mountain Vodno after which you’ll enjoy the picturesque Matka canyon. The easy hike from Skopje to Krstovar takes approximately one hour and a half (maybe less depending on the group). From the peak we’ll continue towards the Matka canyon and trek on the Vodno ridge for another three hours. While walking on top of Vodno ridge a beautiful view of Skopje, Skopska Crna Gora Mountain and Karadzica Mountain will unfold. After reaching the peak of Kota the tour will continue down to Shisevski monastery. From the monastery the tour continues through the canyon where you will have a choice of visiting cave Vrelo, sail with a canoe or rock climb at the climbing routes at the most famous climbing site in the region.
The start is at the base of Vodno mountain, where the hike to peak Krstovar begins. There is an option to use the cable car from mid Vodno to the peak. Canoeing, visit of cave Vrelo or dinner at the restaurant is optional. Also rock climbing at Matka routes is also optional. The tour can only be a hike to the peak or only visit of Matka canyon. The best seasons are autumn/spring/summer, possibly winter. It is a one day, easy/medium difficulty tour. There is no limit of number of participants.
Don’t limit yourself to the concrete and asphalt of Skopje. Join us on a breathtaking nature exploration near the city where you can enjoy fresh air and stunning views.
Season: all year-round
Duration: one day tour
Difficulty level: easy / medium
● Walking poles / sticks
● Easy-to-handle backpack
● Sun hat (advised)
● Water bottle(s)
● Light rain jacket
● 1 warm fleece / top
● 1/2 short-sleeve shirt / top (optional)
● Comfy approach/walking shoes / light boots