In this Lake Ohrid bike tour, we will have an amazing time.
We drive by car from Tirana to Qafe Thana where we hop on our bikes to ride towards Tushemisht where the border that separates the two countries is located. Qafe Thane is a mountain pass near lake Ohrid and is a primary gateway between two countries. So, we will pass through the border control to head towards Ohrid, Macedonia.
Ohrid is named after the lake, and it has been many years considered as the Jerusalem of Balkans for the many churches it consists of. It must be remembered, that you can see the churches are spread all around the city so you can choose whichever you would like. One of the most beautiful and important churches is St.Sophia. A Byzantine church with historical importance. During the Ottoman period, they converted the church into a mosque.
Meanwhile, it is a beautiful city with picturesque views, monuments, and houses. However, Ohrid’s bazaar is a must to see in the city, the street where it’s located is named after St Clement. The old town of Ohrid dates back to the Ottoman period, and it consists of cobblestone narrow streets with beautiful old houses. Walking the streets of Ohrid in this Ohrid Day Trip from Tirana is a must, you will feel the old parts of the city become one with your soul, as you walk by the lake where the only thing you can do is dream about the people who walked Ohrid before you.
Then, we are going to stop and have a lunch break for about 60-80 minutes we soak up the beauty of the lake. Thereupon, we will take the Ohrid bike tour towards Struga the city located near Ohrid.
Struga is a vivid city of northern Macedonia and that can be seen on the beautiful streets of the city. Through the town flows the River Drin with crystal clear waters. Then, we head towards the border control and back to Qafe Thane where we started our journey. The car that brought us to Qafe Thana is going to take us back to Tirana.
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(Optional we can spend the night in the city of Ohrid and explore the city better. And the next day we bike back to Qafethane to go to Tirana)
94 km, elevation + 1050m/-1075
Difficulty level: Average