Being the largest and the most beautiful out of Macedonia’s three tectonic lakes, Lake Ohrid is about 30 km wide and 288 m deep. It is one of Europe’s deepest and oldest lakes, preserving a unique aquatic ecosystem that is of worldwide importance, with more than 200 endemic species.
All that nature is crowned with the backbone of mount Galicica, home to the autochthon Balkan Lynx, where the trail leads you to the most magnificent view. From the other side, there is the second largest lake in our country, lake Prespa which is known by its natural biodiversity.
For the first edition of the trail running event Ohrid Trail which will be held in one of the most beautiful places in Europe on 25-26 May 2019, you can choose between 60 kilometer long route with staggering 3200 meters of climb and descent, and the short distance of 35 kilometers with 1500 meters of climb and descent.
The longer race starts from the renowned monastery St. Naum, climbs to the strictly protected region of mount Galichica to the peaks Kota F10 and Magaro - 2255 a.s.l, passes through the entire ridge of the mountain and descends with finis in the city of Ohrid. The shorter race starts from the place Eleshec, continues to the village Elshani and on the steep ridge connects to the longer trail.
Registrations are possible on the official web site www.ohridtrail.mk
Registration costs are:
60 km route = 40€
35 km route = 25 €
These costs are inclusief transport costs to the start point, snack points and water.
Highest safety measures are arranged