Escape Skopje’s city centre and head above the city for an evening hike up Vodno Mountain, located to the southwest of the capital.
We will start our hike from the urban part of the Skopje (close to the city centre) and after about 20 minutes of walking, we’ll enter the forest. Our hike will lead us to a place called Middle Vodno, where we we’ll take a short snack break.
After our rest and refreshment, we’ll then head upwards to Krstovar Peak, the highest peak on the mountain at 1,066 metres. You’ll discover why it’s a popular spot for photographers, hikers, and even paragliding pilots, who all come to enjoy the view and to breathe the clean air. Krstovar is also where you’ll find the Millennium Cross, one of the biggest Christian crosses in the world.
There are a few options for hiking trails, and your guide will choose whichever level of difficulty is appropriate for your group’s physical conditions — but don’t worry, it won’t be too strenuous. The rich vegetation and accessible mountain paths make Vodno one of the most popular places for hiking in Skopje, for all levels.
It’ll take us about two hours to reach the peak, and at the summit, we’ll take in the beautiful nighttime panorama of the city of Skopje below our feet.
We’ll then head back down, taking a different trail so that you can see a new part of the mountain. Once we reach the bottom, we’ll then visit a local bar for a beer and a snack, and celebrate our successful summit!
From there, your local guide will lead you back to where we started, and you’ll be free to explore more of Skopje at night on your own, or with new friends!
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, snack and drink during the hike, one drink and snack at the bar.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal items, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable shoes (hiking shoes are recommended) and sporty clothing for hiking. We also recommend you bring a backpack, headlamp, and windproof jacket.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: Travellers under 12 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.