Hiking the Balkans is now Featured on Stridetravel.com

              We’re happy to announce that Hiking the Balkans is now featured on Stride. Please consider leaving a review for Hiking the Balkans on Stride. It only takes a few minutes to share your opinion and have your voice be heard. Reviews provide an opportunity for you to give […]

Cicerone: A long-held ambition to visit The Accursed Mountains in Albania was worth the wait

All photographs: Hiking the Balkans A long-held ambition to visit The Accursed Mountains in Albania was worth the wait for Maja Trajkovska: I have wanted to go to the Accursed Mountains since the mid-90s, having visited Albania for the first time in 1994. The north of the country was a ‘no go’ area for many years. […]

The Guardian: Montenegro among Guardian’s five gorgeous short hikes in Europe

All photographs: The man who hiked the world   The ‘man who hiked the world’ is an Instagrammer from London who travels the globe in search of great walking routes. Here he picks his favourites in Europe, all under five hours.   • Tell us about your favourite easy hikes in Europe Each of these five short hikes […]

Where is the Balkans

The Nordic Nomads: Travel Talk Oslo – Meet fellow travelers and new friends

The first travel talk of the year we had visitors all the way from Macedonia, and Maja was telling us about the fascinating hiking trips they arrange in the Balkan countries. Hiking the Balkans is a small start-up business run by Maja and her cousin Lea, and they are working hard to build up a […]

Huffington post: Macedonian Food Is A Hidden Gem And Deserves More Recognition

Britain is brimming with culinary delights from all over the world, but ask people on the street what they fancy for dinner and you’ll probably get pasta, pizza, burger or curry. There are incredible foreign cuisines at our fingertips, but we simply don’t hear about them. I’m on a mission to highlight some of my […]

Download the e-book Balkans and discover an amazing new corner of Europe

Hiking the Balkans is supporting organisations and associations that share our vision and are active in the Balkan countries. The idea behind Hiking the Balkans is to promote the Balkan peninsula as a destination to nature lovers who enjoy the outdoors and want to have first-hand experience of this fascinating region of Europe. We work […]

Adventure Travel News: National Geographic Traveler Names The Via Dinarica Hiking Trail a “Best of the World” Destination for 2017

National Geographic Traveler magazine has recognized the Via Dinarica mega-hiking trail and cultural corridor—an eight-country route and ATTA partner that spans the Western Balkans—as one of its “Best of the World” destinations for 2017. The NGT story, which includes 21 of the most interesting places on the planet to experience adventure and authenticity, makes the […]

National Geographic: Best trips 2017 – Via Dinarica

Hikers ascend Plat Peak on Shar Planina Mountain at dawn along the Via Dinarica in Macedonia. (VIDEO BY EMIR SEHANOVIC, NOVAGENUS) The Western Balkans, adventure travelers’ under-the-radar playground, just got more accessible. In 2017, for the first time after years of expansion, the 1,200-mile Via Dinarica trail will be completely mapped with stage information compiled […]

Lonely Planet: Hiking across Macedonia: finding remote contentment

At 3:30am, on the fifth day of an expedition along Macedonia’s mountainous western edge, we traded our trekking poles for reins and mounted horses in search of yet another peak. Headlamps spotlighted the steam from our breath mixed with the fidgety smoke of rolled cigarettes. We left Galičnik, a village tucked into the folds of […]