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Bistra - Stogovo Mountain

Wandelkaart Bistra & Stogovo 1/30.000

Bistra mountain 

A mountain range in the central part of western Macedonia. Thanks to its abundant plant and animal life, as well as the pleasant and salubrious mountainous climate, Bistra is a very attractive mountain and offers favourable conditions for the development of summer and winter tourism. It rises in the Kicevo valley to the east, the deep valleys of Rivers Mavrovo and Radika to the west, which separates it from the mountains of Korab and Deshat, the Mavrovo valley to the north, and the Rivers Mala, Garska, and Jamska and the tectonic saddle Jama (1.100 m) to the south.

 Stogovo mountain

 The Stogovo Mountain is situated between the valley of the River Black Drin to the west and the River Sateska to the east. To the north and to the east Stogovo connects to Bistra Mountain, and to the south, via the peak Babin Srt (2.240 m.) it connects with the Karaorman mountain.

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Deshat & Krchin Mountains

Wandelkaart Deshat & Krchin 1/25.000

A high mountain in western Macedonia which presents a continuation of the Deshat Mountain to the north. It its 13 km long and stretches along the meridian from Suva Bara (2.080 m) to the north, to the bottom of the Debar Valley to the south. The mountain crest is clearly pronounced, with several peaks higher than 2.000 m rising above it.

The highest peaks are Golem Krchin (2.341 m), Rudoka (2.238 m) and Crvena Ploca (2.107 m). In geotectonic terms, the mountain is made of flysch deposits. Within the area of the Kosovrasti spa, the limestone is replaced by gypsum, anhydrite, and sulphurous deposits, while white and grey limestone with a thickness of between 300-400 m feature in the vicinity of the Banjiste spa.

A gypsum processing plant was built in the region due to the great deposits of gypsum (the largest deposits on the Balkan Peninsula).

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Galichica & Baba Mountain

Wandelkaart Galicica & Baba 1/30.000

Galicica mountain 

A mountain situated in the outermost southwest part of the Republic of Macedonia, which, in the form of a typical horst, rises in between the Ohrid Valley to the west and the Prespa Valley to the east. To the north it is continued by the mountains of Petrino and Istok, and by the Bukovo col (1.207 m) it is morphologically separated from the Plaken Mountain. It stretches 50 km along the meridian, and its smallest width is between the village of Trpejca and the village of Leskoec (10 km). Only the southernmost parts of Galichica rise above 2.000 m. Its part south of Zli Dol is called Old Galichica. It is the highest part of the national park with the most remarkable relief. Its sides cut steeply toward the lakes and are furrowed with dry ravines, which give the mountain an inaccessible look. It lowest points are at the level of Lake Ohrid (695 m.) and the level of Lake Prespa (850 m), with its highest peak being Magaro (2.255 m), and there is another peak at an altitude of 2.275 m situated on the very border with Albania.

 Baba mountain

A mountain massif located in the southwest of the Republic of Macedonia, with Pelister as its highest peak (2.601 m). By virtue of the multi-staged tectonic activities, the mountain rises in a typical horst between the Pelagonia Valley to the east and the Prespa Valley to the west. To the north, via the mountain pass Gjavato (1.167 m) and Capari field, it is morphologically separated from the Bigla Mountain (1.656 m), while to the south it continues in Greece, all the way up to the mountain pass Vigla (1.505 m), along the Florina – Kastoria road. It stretches along the meridian to a total length of 35 km. The border between Macedonia and Greece passes through its southern parts. Within the territory of our country it covers an area of 436 km2. The dominant geomorphologic form of the high mountain area is the main ridge of the mountain, which also serves as a water divide between the Adriatic and the Aegean basins. Apart from Pelister, there are several other mountain peaks rising above 2.000 m from the ridge. Those are the following: Stiv (2.468 m), Visoka Cuka (2.182 m), Vrteska (2.010 m), Ilinden (2.542 m), Golemo Stapalo and (2.415 m).

 

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Jablanica Mountain

Wandelkaart Jablanica 1/30.000

A high mountain in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. It is situated between the Ohrid-Struga Valley and the Debar Valley, to the west of the River Black Drin (Valley and the shore-line of Lake Ohrid. The eastern side of the mountain belongs to the Republic of Macedonia, while the western side belongs to the Republic of Albania. It stretches in a meridian direction with a length of 35 km, and its greatest width in our country is 7.5 km. The part of the mountain on Macedonian territory covers an area of 255 km2. Jablanica is a fold mountain formed by the Oligo-Miocene tectonic movements. Its geological structure is represented by Paleozoic shale on the mountain slopes, covered by Triassic limestone. The topography of Jablanica is dominated by high mountain peaks, wide expanses, deep river gorges, and by karts and glacial landforms. Its highest peak is

Crn Kamen (2.257 m.), and it has several other peaks higher than 2.000 m, such as: Strizak (2.233 m), Krstec (2.186 m), and Cumin Vrv (2.125 m). The fossil glacial features are represented by five cirques that enclose the four glacial lakes: Vevcani, Podgorje, Upper and Lower Labuniste. The mountain abounds in water, and the most famous springs are the ones in Vevcani, which are a tourism attraction in their own right. In terms of mineral resources, there is a coalmine near the village of Piskupstina.

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Shar Mountain central & southwest

Wandelkaart Shar Planina 1/40.000

Central-southwestern

Shar Mountain is situated in the northwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. The massif extends from the northeast to the southwest for 80 km with a total surface area of around 1.600 km2, making it one of the largest massifs in the Balkans.

Shar Mountain can be divided into three segments (though heterogeneous), according to its geological composition and its common geographical characteristics:

Northeastern segment;

Northwestern or central segment;

Southern segment.

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Shar Mountan northeast

Wandelkaart Shar Planina 1/30.000

Central-southwestern

Shar Mountain is situated in the northwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. The massif extends from the northeast to the southwest for 80 km with a total surface area of around 1.600 km2, making it one of the largest massifs in the Balkans.

Shar Mountain can be divided into three segments (though heterogeneous), according to its geological composition and its common geographical characteristics:

Northeastern segment;

Northwestern or central segment;

Southern segment.