REFUGES IN MACEDONIA

Vrteshka - Plachkovica
Running: DPS Lisec - Shtip
Situated: At 1107 a.s.l. about 35 km from Shtip, it is reachable with vehicle at asphalt road, there is elektricity, running water and central heating inside, freshly renovated.
Working time: with announcement at the hosts.

Dare Djambas - Vodno
Running: Bistra - Skopje
Situated: 1066 a.s.l. at the top of mountain Vodno above Skopje, it can be reached on asphalt road through Sredno Vodno and after a while on a forest road to the refuge, there is 25 beds but most of it not suitable because of the big noise from anntenas at the roof.
Working time: at weekends, tel: +38923164365.

Divle - Gradishtanska mountain
Running: Kumanovche - Skopje
Situated: the old school at village Divle, it can be reached with local bus from Skopje, capacity 30 beds.
Working time: announcement to the hosts.

Dimitar Ilievski - Murato - Baba mountain
: Pelister - Bitola
Situated: Right next to Big Lake (Golemo Ezero) at 2218 a.s.l. reachable by mountain road with terrain vehicles.
Working time: at summer usually at weekends, in winter months with announcements.

Dlabochica - Kozjak (Kumanovo area)
: Kozjak - Kumanovo
Situated: old school in village Dlabochica, capacity 12 beds.
Working time: with anouncement to the hosts.

Drachevica - bellow Kozuf mountain
Running: DPS Prosek - Negotino
Situated: the old school at village Drachevica, about 14 km from city Demir Kapija (half makadam road), at 600 a.s.l. capacity 40 beds
Working time: announcement to the hosts.

Dolni Disan -
Running: DPS Prosek - Negotino
Situated: the old school at village Dolni Disan, capacity 30 beds, 12 km by road from Negotino (last 2 makadam road), at 400 a.s.l.
Working time: with announcement to the hosts.

Zelezna reka - Cheloica
Running: PSD Korab - Skopje
More detailed informations at their site.

Cheples - Jakupica
Running: PSK Solunska glava - Veles
Currently in reconstuction and expansion, more informations at their site.

Karadzica - Jakupica
Running: PSD Korab - Skopje
More detailed informations at their site.

Kopanki - Baba mountain
Running: PD Pelister - Bitola
Situated: about 30 min. walk from hotel Molika where ends the asphalt road from Bitola, at 1554 a.s.l. Capacity 100 beds.
Working time: always open (to check just in case).
Contact: 389-72-651-002 - Nikola.

Ljuboten - Shar mountain
Running: IGM "Vratnica" - Vratnica.
Situated: reachable first by asphalt road through city Tetovo, then village Vratnica untill village Staro selo, and further by forest road until the refuge.
Working time: with announcement to the hosts.
Contact: Mitko 389-70-515-480.

Ljuboten - Shar Planina (at Popova Shapka ski resort)
Running: PK Ljuboten - Tetovo
Situated: at Popova Shapka (22 km from Tetovo) behind the Children resort, capacity 10 + 2 beds; electricity, running water and toilet inside (and hot water).
Working hours: with announcement.
Contact: Zvonko 389-71-561-449, Zoran 389-71-660-806.

Matka - near damm Matka - Suva planina
Running SD Peoni - Skopje
Situated: near damm Matka 20 km distance from the center of Skopje, it can be reached with local bus from Skopje, capacity 54 beds.
Working time: during the day untill 18h, for staying over night obligatory announcement before 17h.
Contact: 389-2-2052-655.

Malotino - Kozjak
Running: PD Kozjak - Kumanovo
Situated: the old school at village Malotino, capacity 18 beds.
Working time: with announcement to the hosts.

Mokreni - Babuna
Running: SPD Metalurg - Veles
Situated: at village Mokreni 600 a.s.l. capacity 32 beds, electricity and running water inside, approachable by foot from railroad station Teovo for 2 hours at makadam road, or from village Bogomila for 3 hours at mountain path.
Working time: announcement to the hosts.

Mrezicko - Kozuf
Running: PD Orle - Kavadarci
Situated: the old police station at village Mrezicko, capacity 35 beds, electricity and running water inside.
Working hours: announcement to the hosts.

Neolica - Baba mountain
Running: PD Gjorgji Naumov - Bitola
Situated: at 1440 a.s.l. 3 from village Bukovo or 2 hours from village Lavci, reachable by terrain vehicle from village Lavci, 48 beds,
Working time: at weekends, during the week with announcement to the hosts.

Papradishte - Jakupica
Running: Green power - Veles
Situated: in village Papradishte at 1000 a.s.l. kapacity 30 beds.
Working time: weekends from Friday to Sunday.
Contact: 389-43-211-411, 389-75-757-297.

Pojak Kalman - Kozjak
Running: PD Kozjak - Kumanovo
Situated: the old school at village Dejlovce, capacity 22 beds.
Working time: announcement to the hosts.

Smreka - Popova Shapka at Shar mountain
Running: PD Transverzalec - Skopje
Situated: at the ski-center Popova Shapka, approach from city Tetovo by 20 km long ashpalt road, capacity 80-90 beds.
Working time: to check first with the hosts.
Contact: 389 70 641 998.

Sredno Vodno - Vodno
Running: Rabotnicki-Kitka - Skopje
Situated: at Sredno Vodno (Middle Vodno), reachable by ashpalt road from Skopje, no posibilities for staying over night.
Working time: at weekends.

Staravina - village. Staravina
Running: Medikus - Bitola
Situated: at the village Staravina, capacity 15 beds, electricity, running water and bathroom inside.
Working time: announcement to the hosts.

Tajmiste - Bistra
Running: ZPK Rabotnicki-Kitka - Skopje
Situated: near the railroad station Tajmiste, reachable from Gostivar by ashpalt road, turning left before Mavrovo, 100 km from Skopje, capacity 40 beds.
Working time: announcement to the hosts.

Dzumaja -
Running: PD Bel kamen - Radovish
Situated: at 1420 a.s.l. capacity 30 beds, electricity and running water inside, distance from city Radovish 21 km (last 2 are makadam road).
Working time: announcemetn to the hosts.

Sharena cesma - Belasica
Running: Entuzijast - Strumica
Situated: description, capacity 26 beds.
Working time: announcement to the hosts.

Sharski vodi - Shar mountain
Running: Bistra - Gostivar
Situated: former guard house od Electro company, 13 km from Gostivar, water in the yard, capacity 8 beds.
Working time: announcement to the hosts.

Other objects that are used by mountainteers:

Blace (old school in the village Blace) - Skopska Crna Gora
Running: Scout club "Jadran" - Skopje
Contact: Stojanovski Micho 38971-328-045, Todorovski Donco 38970-824-500, Svetislav Adzich Bato 38970-325-714.

Isak Ruso - Dautica (Begovo pole)
Running:
Condition: Falling apart, it can be used if needed.

Kalin kamen (city barrack) - Osogovski mountains
Running: PD Ruen - Kr. Palanka
Situated: at place Kalin kamen on the path that lead to peak Carev vrv from Osogovski monastery, also reachable by asphalt road. Near by is hunting lodge that can be also used for accomodation, total capacity is 30 beds.
Working time: with announcement and reservations.

Skochivir - Nidze
Running: PD 18 August - Skopje
Situated: in village Skochivir.
It is still in adaptation, it is an ex army object.

Shampinjon - Ponikva resort
Running: private.
Situated: Approach by asphalt 20 km road from city Kochani.

Forest house - Nidze
Running: Forest firm Kajmakchalan - Bitola
Situated: can be rached with vehicle by the forest road from village Skochivir.
Working time: announcement to the firm.

Shelter - Baba mountain
Running:
Situated: At the ridge near the path (between peaks Stiv and Ilinden) that leeds from refuge Kopanki to the peak Pelister.

Shelter - Plachkovica
Running: DPS Lisec - Shtip
Situated: at peak Turtel, currently under renovation of the 3 rooms.




Ilinden 2006

It was a very hot summer morning, July 29th, Saturday. We gathered at 9 oclock in front of the curch ...

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Deep river 2004

Report from Zezovski Ivan who guided the TV crew that wanted to tape the biggest waterfall in Macedonia ...

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