Crveni Steni – Pelister National Park
Coordinates : 41.010280, 21.211758
The Crveni Steni are one of the most popular destinations for mountaineers of Bitola and its surroundings, as well as one of the most important destinations for the period of the First World War in Macedonia. Bitola was occupied by the Entente forces in November 1916, after which the armies of the Central Forces withdrew to the mountains, from where they bombed the city. Consequently, in the fall of 1917, the forces of the Entente (mainly the French army) began a new offensive in which the main battle points were the Crveni Steni and the positions around the villages of Dihovo, Nizhopole and the snow-covered villages to the north and Krklino and the Kota 1248.
How to get to Crveni Steni
One of the most popular routes used by mountaineers is the Molika Hotel, 15 km from the centre of Bitola. The road is paved. In front of the hotel, there is free parking.
Mountain Trail : Molika Hotel – Kopanki – Jorgov Kamen – Crveni Steni
Duration : 4-6 hours
Starting point : Molika Hotel, 1 430 m altitude.
End point : Crveni Steni, 1 800 m altitude.
Note : The path is well indicated by the Pelister National Park. The terrain is suitable for picnics.
Companies and associations that transport tourists :
Mountain Solution Bitola (www.mount.mk)
Pelister’s guides (www.pelister-guides.com)