Tempo  5 horas 6 minutos

Coordenadas 1026

Fecha de subida 31 de mayo de 2015

Fecha de realización mayo 2015

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1.272 m
751 m
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2,8
5,5
11,08 km

Vista 5738 veces, descargada 50 veces

preto de Velestovo, Општина Охрид (Македонија)

I decided to catch a cab up to Velestovo to start this hike as I had a long hike planned for the next day and wanted to save my legs. No buses run up there any more apparently as it is all rich folks buying the land. You can still see some of the sweet ramshackle little houses in amongst them at least! The taxi cost me 210DEN and worth every penny to me :) You can walk up the road to get up there though (or follow my trail in reverse but read the note at the end about the trail I took down first).

In the main square of Velestovo there is a spring water tap if you need a refill. Everyone was drinking from it and it didn't make me sick.

The walk up follows a trail sent to me by some friends at Mountain Rescue - so thanks for that boys! I forgot to mark it but there is a farm house off to the left where you can see I did a little diversion. It has the most gorgeous fluffy puppy you have ever seen who is super friendly and loves a cuddle (and his daddy who will also eventually let you pat him but you have to work up to it).

The way up is well marked until you get to the meadow with the signpost. After that the track becomes rather indistinct in places so it is easy to lose it. No problems though - if you basically stick to the left on the way up and the right on the way down you can't go too far wrong...just don't fall off the cliffs! You will see from my track that I lost touch a few times. I wasn't sure where the track actually finished officially so I have marked three viewpoints which looked probable.

On the way down, past Velestovo on the way back to Ohrid, I found another track rather than walk back along the road. It wasn't marked but it is definitely well used and pretty easy to see. I can't promise that you are not walking through private land though so up to you if you want to use it. THere is a small section where you have to fight your way through a fallen tree just after the start but other than that it is all good. Just before you rejoin the road there are some black dogs who do a lot of barking and talk a good game but, let's face it, Labradors were never meant to be guard dogs so they really are all bark and no bite. If you are worried take along a couple of bits of salami to placate them.

This is my first one of these that I am posting so please tell me if you like it or if I have done anything wrong!!

Enjoy!
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Gorge view and path crossing

Gorge view and path crossing
Información

Signpost in meadow

Signpost in meadow
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Lake Ohrid view

Lake Ohrid view
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Pinnacles

Pinnacles
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An ohrid view

An ohrid view
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ohrid view two

ohrid view two
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Ohrid view 3

Ohrid view 3

2 comentarios

  • Foto de Pijlmans

    Pijlmans 02-jun-2015

    Thanks for sharing! If you want, you can have a look at my VirtualTourist pages for more info on hiking in Macedonia and around Ohrid. The Vevcani hike, Magaro peak and Elshani-Konjsko are highly recommended! See http://members.virtualtourist.com/pijlmans

  • Foto de funalien

    funalien 06-may-2016

    He realizado esta ruta  ver detalle

    Better to take a turn into the wild trail from Velestovo road and go near valley. This way you shorten the part with asphalted road.
    Also, we are not many signs to follow on the way to Elen Vrd (peak/rocks), so you must investigate the road on this map before going there.

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