Biking tour in the Ohrid plain
“Six villages, one monastery, one volcano, one walnut and aspens”( easy)
(Ohrid – Veligosti – Leskovec – Kosel – Gorno Lakocheri – Ohrid)
Departure time: 9:30
We leave the border of the town along an asphalt road, which enters the village of Velgoshtii, located 5 km from Ohrid. Although it is connected with the city, its picturesque rural character can be feel tangibly. We climb up a little to the most famous of the several churches in the village – St. Petka. A short stop to enjoy the view of the “big water” and Ohrid. Visiting the church and have nice free coffee, tea or brandy in it, which is refreshment gift for every visitor from unprecedented times.
We continue on a dirt road to the village of Leskoetz – or the village of cherries and strawberries. If the season allows, you can also try freshly picked fruits. The road leads through the wide fields of Ohrid to the village of Kosel. Visiting the only active volcano on the Balkans there.
We are getting deeper into the Ohrid plain had been feeding people living in the glorious Lichnidos for more than 2 millennia. We drive through huge fields, large walnuts, slender poplars, rivers and villages, on a dirt roads. Here is the ancient Roman road “Via Ignatia”, by wich merchants had been brought goods and news from both Persia and Rome.
A short stop in the shade of a walnut, for refreshment and lunch. The route continues through the three connected villages – Gorno Lakocheri, Dolno Lakocheri and Orman. You will not notice how the idyllic villages will end up and the road will take you back to Ohrid’s main street – Turistikha Street and to the bustling city life. We pass through Ohrid districts, where the mix of many cultures of the city is visible and forms a peculiar pattern.
We return to where we started the tour.
Time of the tour: Full-day excursion – 9:30-14:30
Difficulty: easy, mostly flat road – 30km overall
Suitable for people interested in: biking, nature, photography
Price per person: from 29 eur
Price includes: rent of a professional mountain bike, helmet, lunch packet, services of professional guide