This is a medium hiking tour in National Park “Pelister” nature area that once has been the centre of the battles during the First World War.
The start of the tour visits the National Park “Pelsiter” Info Point. This place was once a villa belonging to the Macedonian communist leader Lazar Kolisevski but now it is a very well recognised and insightful Info Point. From here we will start our hiking tour on the historic trail dedicated to WWI. Throughout the trail we will see tables with useful information and pictures about WWI. We then continue to climb and we arrive at the view point Lastojcin Kamen. Throughout the tour we move into a forest of the mysterious local rare species of trees “Molika”. After that, we move forward to the point Kopanki where we will find one of the most famous mountain huts in our country. Moving on we pass the area where the German and Bulgarian armies had their bunkers from 1916 to 1918. There we will visit one small and one large bunker that are superbly preserved. From this point we start hiking downhill on the way to our final destination.
Lunch will be in the village Dihovo. Villa Dihovo has been mentioned in the latest Lonely Planet edition of 50 secret places in Europe as the 7th most secret place, (the only one from Macedonia). Located in Dihovo, a relaxing village in the foothills of Mt Baba, Villa Dihovo is a friendly, family-run guesthouse serving homemade traditional food and drink. The guest house is complemented by a spacious enclosed lawn and vegetable gardens just outside. The villa is a restored traditional house, built in 1928, in the typical Macedonian stone-and-wood style.
Operator: Go Balkans