Immersed in a continuous history since ancient times, Ohrid town and lake, an UNESCO World Heritage Site invites you for an unforgettable trail running adventure in Galicica National Park.
Ohrid Ultra-Trail is organized in North Macedonia at the border with Albania and Greece just a few hours low cost flight from Central Europe. An unique occasion for a short unusual holiday with high quality accommodation, excellent food and lots of historical and natural places to discover. A real experience not to be missed!
A superlative natural phenomenon, Lake Ohrid has been a UNESCO World Heritage natural and cultural area since 1979. It provides a refuge for numerous endemic species of freshwater fauna and flora dating from the Tertiary period. At 300m deep, 34km long and three million years old, Lake Ohrid is among Europe’s oldest and deepest lakes. Surrounding its shores, ancient settlements, mountain villages and glorious monasteries whisper stories that have endured for more than a thousand years.
On the other side, there is the second largest lake in our country, Lake Prespa which is known for its natural biodiversity. There are about 200 bird species, 104 of which are water birds. As of this number, 62 species are listed on the List of Protected Species according to the Bern Convention, while three of them are on the European Red List of Globally Endangered Species.
And in the middle, the “heart” of Ohrid and Prespa region is crowned with Mount Galicica which divides the two great lakes. The national park is home to the autochthon Balkan Lynx and numerous other endemic flora and fauna. Here the wild and less traveled trails lead you to the most magnificent views in the region.
All races of Ohrid Ultra-Trail® are organized in accordance with ITRA (International Trail Running Association
) medical and safety guidelines and finishers are listed within the UTMB Index (Ultra-trail du Mont Blanc
). Also, the runners and organizers follow the ITRA Green Commitment in order to protect the unique nature of the region.
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