In this episode of Macedonian Adventures, we are taking a hiking trip in the Belasica mountain range, in the country’s south east.

“The name Belasica is often translated as a ‘shining mountain’ – it’s a picturesque range with diverse hiking trails,” reported euronews’ Denis Loctier.

From the Tumba Peak, that opens breathtaking views over three neighbouring countries, down to the dazzling waterfalls at Belasica’s foothills, it’s a soothing trip that attracts mountain lovers throughout the year.

Mountain climber Biljana Serafimovska commented: “Belasica is one of the most beautiful mountains, and one of the steepest. Many water springs are coming out here as natural thermal, mineral, healing sources.

“This waterfall here is one of the most beautiful – it’s a synergy of many such springs.”

Denis

Denis Loctier is a senior Euronews NBC science and nature correspondent. Since 2001, he has produced TV documentaries on more than 150 international research projects and covered a variety of other topics, from international politics and military conflicts to economy and tourism. He holds a double PhD degree in philology and information and communication sciences.

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