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The information whether a High Scardus Trail stage is closed or open due to snow conditions can be found at the individual stages.

If during the trekking season (e.g. due to heavy weather events) individual stages are not accessible or only accessible with major detours, this will also be published here.

recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 1
Distance 6.4 km
Duration 2:45 h
Ascent 732 m
Descent 0 m

A quiet start to a long trail: the hut approach to the magnificently situated Mountain Hut Ljuboten as a short starting stage.   >>>> ATTENTION: ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Distance 12.1 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 823 m
Descent 721 m

Border walk: along the Kosovar/North Macedonian border over the ridge of the Sharr Mountains to the ski resort of Brezovica, an interesting witness ...

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recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 3
Distance 14.3 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 840 m
Descent 1,050 m

Wild Western Balkans: on small trails and also pathless through the moors and mats along the northern flanks of the Sharr Mountains.

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recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 4
Distance 14.4 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 644 m
Descent 1,080 m

The mild side of the wild side: Enjoyable hiking on the more gentle counterpart to the previous stage 03 along the northern flanks of the somewhat ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 5
Distance 11.8 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 1,128 m
Descent 564 m

Welcome to the other side: From the Kosovar mountain village Gornje Ljubinje in a beautiful heath landscape over the Sharr Mountains to the Vejce Hut.

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recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 6
Distance 19.2 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 702 m
Descent 1,117 m

High above the North Macedonian mountain villages of Vejce, Veshala and Bozovce through the Sharr Mountains - a wonderfully scenic stage!

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recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 7 Open
Distance 21 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 1,174 m
Descent 1,010 m

Through the famous Leshnica valley with its rugged rock towers back across the North Macedonian-Kosovar border to the mountain village of Brod.

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Hiking trail · North Macedonia
High Scardus Trail Stage 08 Brod - Radika
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 8
Distance 23.6 km
Duration 8:00 h
Ascent 1,193 m
Descent 930 m

The path to nowhere: very long but scenically one of the most magnificent stages on the High Scardus Trail through the Mongolian-like highlands of ...

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recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 9
Distance 11.8 km
Duration 3:45 h
Ascent 345 m
Descent 543 m

A short regeneration stage "in the middle nowhere" between the Sharr Mountains in the northeast and the Korab Mountains in the southwest - just ...

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recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 10 Open
Distance 16.4 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 1,320 m
Descent 1,505 m

To the king of the Western Balkans: the crossing of Mount Korab, with 2,764 m above sea level the highest peak of the Western Balkans, as a ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 11
Distance 11.3 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 851 m
Descent 447 m

Tibet Feeling at the High Scardus Trail: From Radomire at the foot of the Korab massif over a magnificent mountain pass (2.090m) to the wide high ...

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recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 12
Distance 17 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 813 m
Descent 1,451 m

One of the "king's stages" on the High Scardus Trail: a nimble routing guides you amidst breathtaking mountain scenery to the stone mountain ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 13
Distance 10.8 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 959 m
Descent 355 m

A scenic border hike between Albania and North Macedonia: once the gentle crests of the Deshat Mountains are climbed again, a boundless panorama ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 14
Distance 14.1 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 505 m
Descent 1,149 m

From bright heights into dark forests: This varied daily stage leads past the mighty peak of Velivar and then down into the mystical forests of ...

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Map / High Scardus Trail Stage 15 TRANSFER Bitushe - Modrič
Difficulty Stage 15
Distance 31.7 km
Duration 1:05 h
Ascent 0 m
Descent 0 m

Transfer by shuttle from the end of stage 14 in Bitushe to the start of stage 15 in Modrič.

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recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 16
Distance 11.1 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 952 m
Descent 766 m

Stage 16 on the High Scardus Trail marks the entrance to the mystical Jablanica Mountains: on an ancient pilgrimage trail across the scenic ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 17
Distance 12.3 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 446 m
Descent 396 m

A truly green stage: through the mystical forests of the Jablanica Mountains over the "Green Pass" from North Macedonia to Albania, to the mountain ...

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Difficulty Stage 18
Distance 17.3 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 1,141 m
Descent 506 m

This stage is currently not passable due to snow conditions!

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recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 19
Distance 12.9 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 474 m
Descent 1,408 m

Very close to life in two ways: from the loneliness and naturalness of the Albanian mountain pastures to the lively town of Vevcani, which is well ...

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Map / High Scardus Trail Stage 20 TRANSFER Vevcani - Velestovo
Difficulty Stage 20
Distance 29.5 km
Duration 0:45 h
Ascent 0 m
Descent 0 m

Transfer with shuttle from the end of stage 19 in Vevcani to the start of stage 21 in Velestovo

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recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 21
Distance 18.2 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 1,001 m
Descent 484 m

On the last two stages, the High Scardus Trail unfolds its full splendor once again! The dream hike on the Galichica summit ridge high above Lake ...

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recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 22
Distance 19.5 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 721 m
Descent 1,627 m

The crowning finale: first steeply uphill to the mighty Magaro peak and then steeply downhill to the Orthodox place of pilgrimage Sveti Naum on the ...

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