Macedonia motorcycle tours
Motorcycle - Macedonia
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Two-wheeled Adventure Through Beautiful Balkan Landscapes
Sitting just to the north of Greece in eastern Europe, the Republic of Macedonia is a landlocked nation with marvelous scenery and immense history and culture. The lands that now comprise Macedonia have been inhabited for more than two millennia! Over the years, they’ve born influence from the Greek, Persian, Roman, and Ottoman empires, all of which still shine through the amalgam of modern cultures. That wealth of culture and history offers much to experience - churches, mosques, and monasteries; paintings, poetry, and music; and countless ancient archaeological sites. The geography of this nation is nothing short of a stunning, and a Macedonia motorcycle adventure is a fantastic way to take in the sights and immerse in the culture.
Macedonia motorcycle adventure
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Macedonia is punctuated by rugged mountain ranges, several large lakes and rivers, and a surprising amount of geothermal and seismic activity with active volcanoes, hot springs, and the occasional earthquake. Taking a Macedonia road trip by motorcycle lets you connect with your surroundings on a visceral level, and that’s precisely what Planet Ride aims for with our tours. Imagine dragging a knee through high altitude hairpin turns, basking in the beauty and warmth of a cruise around Lake Ohrid, or a leisurely exploration of one of the national parks. The Macedonia motorcycle tours featured by Planet Ride visit all of the highlights offered by this country, and then some. Most tourists flock west, and rightfully so. The western half of the country contains the major national parks, lakes, resort towns, and plenty of great riding. Archaeological records and research indicate that Ohrid is one of the oldest human settlements in all of Europe and the formation of the lake itself dates back millions of years! It’s almost hard to imagine immersing yourself in that kind of history as you ride along the shoreline. The eastern reaches of Macedonia offer just as much intrigue and excitement. Stip is the largest city in the east and features several historic sites, gorgeous churches and mosques, and hot springs, and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. Of course, the capital of Skopje, which is situated in the north of the country also offers a little bit of everything and is a great place to get started with a Macedonia motorcycle adventure. One can enjoy the art, architecture, great food, and the rest of city life before heading out to explore the fantastic natural beauty of the rest of the country. The climate varies across the country, based on geography and altitude, but generally, summers are hot and dry, and winters are cold. When planning your trip, keep in mind that May through October usually offers the best weather for a visit to Macedonia. Arriving in Macedonia will be quite simple. The two main international airports are located in Skopje and Ohrid, and handle flights to numerous cities throughout Europe. EU citizens can enter with nothing more than a valid ID card, and U.S., U.K., and Canadian citizens only need a valid passport, no visa. Land crossings are also no problem. While not as simple as EU border crossings, you could still easily add Macedonia as a stop on a motorcycle tour of the Balkans.