In the morning a van will transfer us to Shar Mountain, as the starting point of our day’s ride.
The route for the day is a dirt road cutting through the Shar Mountain at 1400 m.a.s.l., The road is at a constant, almost flat, gradual downward slope, making it a light ride. But also a highlight of
the tour since constantly on our left side we will have a view of the fields below, so high above, that we fell as we are riding in the clouds. On occasion, and if we are lucky, wild strawberries will fill our stomach along the road, and slow us down while we pick them fresh from nature.
Though it is a flat terrain, you will feel the ride a slight difficulty due to the number of streams and rocky sections that need to be passed. You will only have a short uphill at the beginning. Once down from the mountain, following an asphalt road will take you to a place with plenty of fish restaurants where you can enjoy a meal after the ride.
Along this road there are no possibilities to get food while water is available occasionally along the road. It is best advised to bring a whole day supply of water and snacks to keep you going until you arrive to the destination.
After the ride the van will take you to the hotel in Mavrovo National Park.
· Distance: 62 km
· Duration: 4 to 5 hours.
· Difficulty: moderate
· Total ascent: 396 hm
· Lowest point: 562 m.a.s.l.
· Highest point: 1380 m.a.s.l.
· Surface: dirt road 82% and asphalt 18%
· Traffic: very low
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