The trail starts at the information board placed in the village of Belovishte. This path can be spatially divided into two parts. The first part of the trail moves into the forest belt, on an old unpaved forest road. Then it continues through the beech forest, which has large meadows overgrown with ferns. At the exit of the forest you pass along the remains of the buildings of the oldest sheep-farm on the Shar Mountain. The first part of the trail ends at the place called “Slabica”; the second part of the trail starts from this point. The second part of the trail moves through the pastures at a broad ridge at the top of Livadica.

Before you climb the peak, the trail veers south and climbs the ridge of Shar Mountain. After another half hour, you climb the peak Piribeg or Kuchinagledski Vrv. The return trek is along the same path. This trail continues, ending on the Kosovo side, through the green pass marked on the map. The instructions for passing along the green passes are given in the relevant chapter of this guidebook. The path from the Kosovo side, in this guidebook is given as the trail under the name BHA K1.

Piribeg Pass

Panoramas and landscapes:

  • On the first part of the trail, Slabica is a viewpoint with excellent panoramic view towards the lower part of Pollog and Lake Vratnichko.
  • On the second part of the trail, moving along the ridge of Livadica, Ljuboten peak can be seen to the north and Piribeg peak to the south side.
  • Piriberg peak gives a glimpse of the ski center Brezovica in Kosovo, and on the southwestern part a view over the whole Pollog valley, with the cities Tetovo and Gostivar.

mapBiodiversity pinpoints:

This trail is characterized by dense beech woods in the lower sections, and high mountain pastures on a silicate ground in the upper sections. In the vicinity of the famous Beloviste Waterfall, in the beech forest on the rocky terrain, one may find the ancient (relict) Visiani’s maple (Acer heldreichii subsp. visianii). The pastures have the same endemic plant species as the preceding trail (BHA M2).

Cultural and historical / characteristic sites:

During a walk through the village of Belovishte, especially when you go through the narrow streets, you’ll see the traditional construction of Macedonian houses. A large number of houses, some as old as 150 years give a unique picture of this village. When you continue from the village to “Petachko Vodiche”, you will move along a path that passes through the River Belovishka area, an area which has several fish restaurants. A nice picnic spot, with a spring nearby, a spring that is said to have healing powers for those with visual impairments or eye problems. There is a church here, built in honor of “Sveta Petka”. This place is unforgettably pleasant, and offers a fresh atmosphere on the warmest summer days.


Accommodation and food:

  • Restaurant “Belovishki Biser” – The village of Belovishte.

Access to starting and ending points:

  • Highway Skopje – Tetovo, 43 km.
  • Local road Tetovo – The village of Belovishte, 20 km.