TWO LAKES, TWO PEARLS
Catch the enjoyable moment –UNESCO protected the area in one view – you have two pearls of the Balkans – Prespa Lake and Ohrid Lake. You will walk on tectonic stones dated in the Paleozoic period. You will discover part of thousands of plants, species in this unique climate, 14 of which are endemic only to this mountain. 160 species of daily butterflies can be found during the summer period. If you have a little luck, the true trademark and the spirit of the mountain, you will meet the Lynx Martioni. The transfer starts in Ohrid, a short break is taken at the springs at Korita and the Koritski rid viewpoint. After that, the road goes on to the pass at an altitude of 1580 ma.s.l., which offers an unforgettable view to the Lake Ohrid and all the settlements on both Macedonian and Albanian parts of the lake shore.
The first section on foot is a 4 km long dirt road uphill to the 400 meters higher Vakoj Signoj peak, at an altitude of 1980 ma.s.l. The uphill walk takes almost 2 hours, but it is rewarded with an unforgettable view due to the position of the mountain between the two lakes, the two pearls of the Balkans. There is not a single soul that has remained untouched by the sight of the vastness of the water on both sides bellow. On the north is the rest of the mountain Galicica, further south is Magaro, at 2254 ma.s.l.- the highest peak on the mountain. West and across Lake Prespa is mount Baba with its highest peak Pelister, east across Lake, Ohrid is mount Jablanica and the horizon in the distance is encircled by the faraway mountains in Albania and Greece.