Ohrid Trail 35k is single-day sporting event – a trail running race with distance of 35 km and elevation gain of 1,470 m. The race takes place in the Galichica National Park – from Elshani village to city of Ohrid – in an area that is full with natural rarities and historical cultural monuments.
The start of the race is scheduled on 25.05.2019 at 10:00 in the Eleshec Camp by the Ohrid Lake.
At the very beginning we will run along the asphalt to the village of Elshani, and after that we will run along a steep mountain trail to the crossroad with the big race, which is 200 meters under the peak of Bugarska Cuka. This part of the race, from the begining until the connection is not easy at all, you will run and walk on the steep slope which initially moves through a forest part, and after that on rocky exposed terrain, unstable and slippery, but here you will enjoy the beauties of Lake Ohrid. As you climb to the top, you will pass remains of the First World War front.
Yes, but at the moment you pass the point Studino, until the spring Letnica will enjoy a flat and soft terrain that runs through several karstic fields, wide pastures with a lot of dust, alpine grass or mud depending on the weather conditions. This part of the park is famous for the large number of butterflies, snakes, birds, spiders and insects, and you will need to look out for your steps!
From the spring Letnica until the place Krstec, you will run in a wild terrain, which does not have a trail, but it has high grass, stones and snakes. Here the part is little bit harder, but you will enjoy the views on Ohrid and the lake, as well as the beautiful sunset if you are slower. And finally you will end up in the city of light, a city that is one of the few (24) in the world that is under the protection of UNESCO, a city called Ohrid, the most beautiful one.