A cultural mountain bike ride
Welcome to the place where once the world waged a war from 1914 until 1918. Travel through a forgotten rural area of Macedonia passing deserted villages, and enter the Canyon of Mariovo. Enjoy a trip through nature marked with the scars of human history.
We start in the village of Novaci where we pay respect to the fallen French allied soldiers. From there we take the village road through agriculture landscape and fields that spread far into the horizon. As we come close to River Crna (Erigon) we can see the place where there once used to be the German avian base. In the village Brod we ride off road, on a twin track connecting to our next destination. The open landscape slowly narrows as we enter the Mariovo Canyon. We come to Skocivir and take look around the village, the church with graves from a couple of centuries ago, the monastery up on top of the hill; it all looks like it is 1916. We greet the few locals and we continue on our way to a picnic area on the cold and clear waters of River Konjarka where lunch awaits.
The route follows rural roads with no traffic, though by chance a vehicle may pass by. The road at the beginning is asphalt surfaced, but after 4 km it turns to a dirt track. The ruggedness of the route is such that it can be considered like flat.
Operator: Go Balkans