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Prespa National Park Panorama with a bike

Prespa National Park Panorama with a bike

Product Code : 7729

About The Place

Prespes National Park, nestled in the northern part of Greece near the borders with Albania and North Macedonia, is a pristine and captivating haven for nature enthusiasts, birdwatchers, and those seeking refuge from the hustle and bustle of modern life. This exceptional national park, encompassing the Prespa Lakes and the surrounding landscapes, offers a unique blend of biodiversity, cultural heritage, and tranquil beauty that beckons travelers from around the world.

At the heart of Prespes National Park lie the Prespa Lakes – Great Prespa, Small Prespa, and Mikri Prespa. These interconnected lakes form a crucial wetland ecosystem that provides a vital habitat for an astonishing array of wildlife. Great Prespa, one of the oldest and deepest lakes in Europe, is particularly noteworthy for its crystal-clear waters and stunning scenery. Small Prespa and Mikri Prespa add to the area’s ecological significance, creating a paradise for aquatic and birdlife.

Birdwatchers and ornithologists are drawn to Prespes National Park for its remarkable avian diversity. The lakes and surrounding wetlands serve as a critical stopover point for migratory birds on their journey between Europe and Africa. Over 260 bird species have been recorded in the area, including the iconic Dalmatian Pelican, which finds sanctuary here. The park is also home to several endemic species, such as the Prespa Trout and the Prespa Minnow, which are found nowhere else in the world.

Exploring the park’s lush forests and meadows reveals a rich tapestry of flora and fauna. Oak and beech forests blanket the hillsides, providing habitat for diverse mammals like deer, wild boar, and otters. The park’s floral diversity includes rare and endangered species, making it a botanical treasure trove for botanists and nature enthusiasts alike.

Prespes National Park is not only a sanctuary for wildlife but also a place steeped in history and culture. The surrounding villages, such as Agios Germanos and Psarades, are charming and have preserved their traditional way of life. The locals are known for their warm hospitality, and visitors can immerse themselves in the region’s cultural heritage by exploring ancient churches, monasteries, and traditional architecture.

One of the park’s most iconic cultural sites is the island of Agios Achilleios, situated in Great Prespa. This island is home to a historic monastery that dates back to the 10th century. The monastery, perched on a rocky outcrop, offers breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains and is a testament to the enduring spiritual and cultural significance of the region.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Prespes National Park provides ample opportunities for exploration and adventure. Hiking trails crisscross the park, taking visitors through diverse landscapes, from lakeshores to mountain vistas. Water sports such as kayaking and canoeing are popular activities on the lakes, while cycling and horseback riding allow for a deeper connection with the natural surroundings.

As the sun sets over the tranquil waters of the Prespa Lakes, the park takes on a serene and magical quality. The stillness of the lakes mirrors the fading light, creating a sense of peace and tranquility that is truly therapeutic.

In conclusion, Prespes National Park in Greece is a natural paradise that combines remarkable biodiversity, cultural heritage, and recreational opportunities. Whether you are a bird enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking a serene escape from the demands of modern life, this national park offers an unforgettable experience that will leave you with a deep appreciation for the beauty and significance of Greece’s natural landscapes.

Total Duration

  • 3 Hours

Full description

Embark on an exhilarating mountain biking adventure through the mesmerizing landscapes of Prespes National Park. Our base in Laimos serves as the starting point for this thrilling expedition. As we set off, we’ll traverse a mixed route comprising dirt and asphalt, taking us between the enchanting small and large Prespa lakes. Our journey begins with a challenging ascent towards Psarades, where we’ll discover the natural wonders and historical treasures that await us.

As we reach the highest point of the route, we’ll find ourselves amidst the protected forest of centuries-old cedars. Here, we’ll venture onto a dirt road, treating ourselves to a breathtaking panoramic view of the two magnificent lakes. Our ultimate destination lies atop the hill overlooking the village of Pyli, where the remnants of guerrilla fortifications from the civil war era stand as a testament to the region’s historical significance.

From this point onward, we’ll veer off the beaten path, descending the slope until we encounter a dirt road that will lead us to the village of Pili. During our departure from the village, we’ll make a stop to explore the cave of the renowned guerrilla leader, Zachariadis, delving into the rich history that permeates the area.

Continuing our adventure, we’ll ascend from the asphalt road towards the village of Vrontero, immersing ourselves in a dirt road that runs parallel to the majestic banks of the Great Prespa. The awe-inspiring view extends to Albania, Northern Macedonia, and the “Triethnes,” the point within the lake where the borders of the three states converge. This scenic road will guide us to the picturesque lakeside village of Psarades, where we’ll commence our return journey to Laimos, following a well-paved road.

Please note that this mountain biking expedition is exclusively designed for experienced cyclists who possess a high level of physical fitness. The challenging terrain and demanding climbs necessitate expertise and endurance. The total ascent over the course of the route amounts to 1,300 meters, ensuring an invigorating and rewarding experience.

Kindly note that the price of the activity does not include mountain bike rental. Participants are required to bring their own bicycles. However, if you prefer to rent a bike, please inform us in advance, and we will gladly assist you in making suitable arrangements.

Join us on this unforgettable mountain biking adventure through Prespes National Park, where captivating landscapes, historical landmarks, and thrilling cycling experiences await.

What to Bring

  • Mountain Bike


  • Minimum 4 Participants
  • Experienced cyclists in good physical condition


  • Starting Time 10:00
  • Ending Time 13.00

Meeting point

Laimos – Prespes National Park

Cancellation Policy - Flexible

  • Whenever you cancel 4 days or earlier than the confirmed activity starting date, your fee will be refunded for the entire activity charge.
  • In case of cancellation within 48 and 96 hours before the scheduled activity starting date, you'll get 50% reimbursed.
  • Those who cancel 48 hours or beyond are considered last-minute cancellations. There will be no refunds

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