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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Elisa Globetrotter: Pristina by night

Mitt første møte med Kosovo skulle bli byen Pristina. Kanskje den eneste byen du kan navnet på i dette landet? Pristina er nemlig hovedstaden. Jeg må innrømme at jeg knapt visste det før jeg dro ned. Nå var det ikke byene i Kosovo som skulle få hovedfokuset på turen min til Europas yngste land, men […]

Evening Standard: 10 reasons why you should visit Montenegro in 2016

It has pretty medieval towns and rolling hills, it’s affordable and boasts some of the best beaches in Europe. What’s not to love about Montenegro, one of the hottest travel destinations for 2016? Don’t be fooled by its traditional nickname ‘Black Mountain’, because this small but beautiful destination is anything but monochrome. Here, you’ll find […]

Evening Standard: 10 reasons why you should visit Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2016

Turquoise rivers, medieval castles and tumbling waterfalls. It sounds like something out of a fairytale, but the craggily beautiful lands of Bosnia and Herzegovina are real – and they’re one of Europe’s best kept secrets. Just two and half hours away by plane from London, well-seasoned travellers that have tired of neighbouring Croatia are now […]

Croatia via Hiking the Balkans

Evening Standard: 9 of the best places to visit in Croatia

If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, it’s likely that you’ll have found yourself dreaming of a holiday to Croatia, one of the filming locations for the hit TV series. The fictional landscapes have become as popular as the blood-drenched gripping storylines, with King’s Landing – which is filmed near the coastal Croatian town […]