The High Scardus Trail between Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia is part of the TransDinarica, a mountain bike route that connects eight Western Balkans countries. Lines Mag's Christoph Berger-Schauer writes about his singletrack mountain biking week, what words can't describe photographer Andreas Vigl puts into pictures and video.
The TransDinarica is the Western Balkans' prime mountain biking adventure. The 2.000 kilometer long biking route leads on dirt roads and single trails from the beaches of the blue Adriatic Sea, through mighty canyons, wild primeval forests and along fast flowing emerald rivers to the highest mountains tops of the Dinaric Alps and Shar Mountains. Be greeted by timeless smiles and the warm hospitality of the Balkan people. Experience local customs and follow history on ancient routes and to historic sites riding your bike through eight countries.
Come and explore with us the beauty of the TransDinarica in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia on a tailor-made biking trip through three countries. Our rides can be short or long, follow dirt roads and single trails, overnight at little homestays and comfortable hotels. Let us know what you have in mind and we tailor the right mountain bike trip for you.
The TransDinarica starts in Slovenia's Julian Alps, leads through Croatia's Velebit coastal mountain range now inland towards little known Bosnia and wild Montenegro to the karst towers of the Albanian Alps and ends in the endless Shar Mountains of Europe's youngest country Kosovo and North Macedonia.