Walk Al­ba­nia, Kosovo and Mace­do­nia in 20 days

Wanderlust Travel Magazine (UK) - - Wonderlust Travel Hot List 2019 -

The Balkans isn’t short of hik­ing trails, though the newly marked High Scar­dus Trail mer­ci­fully stops short of the 1,930km re­quired to top the eight-coun­try Via Di­nar­ica route. A mere 495km, it finds its sec­ond wind in the glacial lakes and alpine forests of the Shar Moun­tains, hav­ing risen up from the towns along Lake Ohrid in western Mace­do­nia. From there the trail tra­verses three na­tions, cross­ing parts of Kosovo and Al­ba­nia’s Korab-ko­rit­nik Na­ture Park, home to wild brown bears, wolves and roe deer, be­fore press­ing on to Lake Prespa and its amaz­ing birdlife. A Balkan epic.

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