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Cycling in Macedonia

Macedonia In A Nutshell

Macedonia manages to combine great views with a fantastic, little capital all at good prices.

When I Went To Macedonia

20th - 24th August 2012

Where I Went

Macedonia's Scenery

Macedonia has a lot of hills. It also has access to the extremely beautiful Lake Ohrid, one of the deepest in Europe.



Macedonia's Road Quality

Road are generally OK with only the occasional pothole and sometimes rough surfaces.

Riding into Skopje from Kosovo the wide, quiet road had frequent No Cycling signs but, according to my map, there was no alternative cyclable route. With no other option I cycled it. I didn't see any police and so I've no idea what would have happened if they'd seen me. Curiously, despite this normal road having No Cycling signs, the motorway that offers the only flat route from Skopje to Kicevo had no such signs and the toll booths let me through free of charge. It had a nice wide shoulder and few exits. Later the shoulder disappears at which point you need to get off.

Macedonia's Accommodation & Costs

My Skopje hotel cost 35, a hideous place in Kicevo was only 13 and my only campsite - one of the most beautifully sited camps in Europe - was 5.

In Skopje old town a lunch of delicious cevapi (grilled meat fingers), a tomato and cucumber salad with grated feta-like cheese on top, a dish of grilled pepper and onions, bread and 4 half litre bottles of beer came to about 8.

Language

German seemed more useful than English. None of staff of the hotel in Kicevo spoke anything other than Macedonian.

Reasons To Go To Macedonia

Great scenery, Skopje, cevapi.

Your Opinions & Questions

Have you cycled in Macedonia? Tell me what you think and I'll include your comments here. Also, if you have a blog, web site or Facebook page that includes an account of your trip, send me the URL and I'll include a link below. Include your name if you want your comment to be attributed to you. Or do you have a question about Macedonia? Ask me and if I can answer it I'll add the information to the page.




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