Tour the lake Ohrid 2013

Like every year we participate in the recreational tour named Tour de Lake Ohrid.  Although a little bit boring ride for mountain bike, since the trail is 100km od asphalt, still the beautiful view, the visit to the albanian part of Ohrid lake and riding with other participants from club Ecodrom force us to visit this event each year.   With a good organization and relaxed riding with number of stops we easily rode the kilometers around the lake and at the end we were greatly welcomed by the organizers.  Great weather and the peacefulness of the lake made the ride perfect.   Unfortunately this year we missed the ride on NP Galicica near Ohrid lake but still every visit to Ohrid leaves us satisfied.


Mavrovo 2013

Traditional mountain bike marathon held in Mavrovo that we started 15 years ago was visited by 300 and more bikers.  Most  of them were there for recreational ride of 50km trail but there were also competitors who were there for the rather hard trail of 95km.   We had as guests our friends from Greece and the club Svendano with whom except the small problems with the car everything else went perfect.  The day was sunny and without much problems we spent a beautiful day in Mavrovo and on the hills of mountain Bistr, and luckily the shepard dogs were not there.  Everyone arrived satisfied on time and the ones that did not arrive on time and wanted to relax and enjoy their time on the mountain and in local villages.  Organized by the municipality of Mavrovo and Rostushe and BC Energy the participants who arrived in normal time  were served with refreshments and lunch .


Mariovo 2013

24.05.2013 we arrived in village Manastir located in the wonderful Mariovo.   Soon we set the tents, cleaned up a little bit around the camp and then we relaxed in the the beautiful nature that surround it us.   After a short observation of the surrounding and great dinner by the fire we went to sleep to get rest for the next day.  25.05.2013 calm nature and unfamiliar quietness over night force us to wake up at 7 and start the preparation for final marking of the trail.   At 8 o'clock we went to ride the trail and prepare it for the Sunday riding and before the first guest riders arrive.   Around 14h we came back to the camp where already around fifty bikers with number of cars have arrived.   As the day ritual of barbecue.   On 26.05.2013 again we woke up among the first ones and we started the preparation for marathon start with length of 55km that was marked the previous day.   The start of the marathon was scheduled for 10h.  The news reporters, mayor of the local municipality of Prilep as well as more then 300 bikers were there at the start.   The recreational ride started with a little delay which soon was very quickly forgotten as we entered the wilderness.    After few hours of riding and having fun we all successfully arrived back at the village Manastir where at the manastir we were give lunch and refreshments.   All together a great day with lots of fun and beautiful nature something we will definitely do it again next year.


Yahoo adventures

One of the world greatest adventurers and pioneers of adventure tourism Mr.Richard Bangs with his team few years ago visited Macedonia as guest for Exploring Macedonia-national tourism portal in order to learn, explore and present to the world the natural beauty of Macedonia.  We spent together several days riding on mountain trails on mountain Bistra in Mavrovo.  Their mountain guides were MTBC Oxygen members.    The whole team of Mr.Bangs were very much impressed of the conditions and the quality of the mountain trails as well as of the whole nature itself. (See Video).