What the first hikers say!
We are really overwhelmed that the High Scardus Trail has already aroused so much interest in the long-distance hiking community this year. We are happy to share here the first travel reports from trekkers who have already hiked the trail. We will also keep this blog updated with new reports!
ATTENTION: All trip reports are from experienced trekkers, who were self-organized, partly with their own tent on the road. We are working intensively on the further development of the trail and recommend less experienced trekkers to wait for the hiking offers of the High Scardus Trails booking center for the season 2023.
One of the best long distance hikes you can do in Europe. It is remote, but not risky, in the mountains you hardly meet a person and you have the wonderful nature for yourself. It is incredibly quiet! And the friendliness of the people is sensational anyway. The trail system and the markers come and go. It can't be compared to trails in Central Europe or the USA, but the GPX files on www.high-scardus-trail.com are very reliable and should be sufficient for experienced, independent trekkers.
Very beautiful, panoramic trail. Walking for a long time at an altitude of around 2.000m along the Sharri Mountains, offering nice views
Rough and pristine - and unabashedly beautiful: these are the words that first come to mind about the High Scardus Trail. A long-distance hiking trail that is one of my personal top 3. And as a state-certified mountain and ski guide, I know many trails. The overall package of gorgeous mountain scenery and incredible hospitality (you can really cut yourself off from that) makes it a profound experience that will stay with me for a long time. And one can easily overlook when the wayfinding is difficult due to missing markings or the search for accommodation is difficult - with the data from www.high-scardus-trail.com an experienced hiker (but only this!) However, copes well. The trail is, after all, brand new and often leads through largely undeveloped tourist territory. This is exactly what we were looking for and what we found. Conclusion: Mission accomplished!
As an experienced trekker who has been hiking the world's long-distance trails for almost four decades, I was particularly fascinated by the High Scardus Trail, not only for its scenic beauty, but also for the hospitality of the people we met along the trail. I therefore traveled to the region for the second time within a year.
For me, the High Scardus Trail is one of the three best long-distance trails I've ever been on. And I have hiked many, from the Alps to the USA to the Himalayas. The infrastructure, of course, needs to be improved to open up this grandiose hiking experience to less experienced trekkers, but the stages I've hiked (from Radomire south) stand out for their breathtaking beauty and variety. With an almost beguiling finale at Mount Magaro between Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa.