A Riding Expedition is a journey on horseback, which may entail a few hardships but reward you with an experience to remember and scenery which you might otherwise not have the opportunity to see.Holiday on a horseback offers a firsthand experience of the riches of Mavrovo National Park. This particular holiday is a great way to discover the...more
Hotel Neda offers great view over the village Galicnik.
We went here to have lunch and a drink on the terrace.
We should have gone for just the view and a drink because the food was terrible and the service lousy (and I don't complain quickly...)
Favorite Dish: The great view!
There are two ways to get to Galicnik – hiking from Janche or driving from Mavrovo.Hiking doesn’t look bad on the map, and the description I had of the trail sounded ok – about 5 km, moderate – with great views. Once there, though, people who lived there said the description was completely wrong (except for the view), that it was really more like...more
Getting to Galichnik isn't easy -- you take a road from Mavrovo that winds through the mountains. And then after you park your car, or your bus finds a place it is a long [usually hot] walk [a lot uphill] to get to the wedding site. It's worth it!.The website below is a full report with pictures of the 2002 wedding. I attended the one in July 1999.more
This is a full report on Galichnik Wedding 2002, featuring dosens of original photographs of this important festival of Macedonian tradition.
The snow can be quite heavy in the winter, leaving you stranded for weeks. There are a couple of year-round residents there and reliable electricty., however. Only one road leads to Galicnik; it comes by way of Lake Mavrovo ski resort. A number of buildings' roofs have collapsed due to snow load.
Here is a picture taken in May 2005 of the mountain pass leading into Galicnik: