Roman Aqueduct

Description

 This is a short and easy tour that aims only to show one historic landmark of Skopje. The road leading to the Roman Aqueduct leads trough houses and industrial facilities, not having any landscape qualities. However it does show a different, almost hidden side of Skopje. First we get to pass trough the city park and enjoy some nature. Then, trough the inner streets of an industrial area we get close to the Aqueduct. We take a dirt road to get to the Aqueduct, going around the Macedonian Army barracks. When we get to the Aqueduct we go around it and also enjoy a view towards Skopska Crna Gora Mountain. Then we take a different road to go back. We pass along a Roma neighbourhood and get to the Bit Pazar marketplace. Passing trough a rush of people selling all kinds of stuff we get to the Old Bazaar. Then trough the Old Bazaar we get to the City Square.

 The Roman Aqueduct is believed by one group of scholars, though with not full certainty, to be Byzantine, and dating from the sixth century. Other scholars believe that it was built by the Ottoman Empire. Either way, the Aqueduct has been repaired very often and has been in use until the early 20 century. The Aqueduct is 386 m long, though it is believed that is was a part of a 10 km water supply network running from the Skopska Crna Gora Mountain. Today it is a magnificent historic construction that stands in the open field, over the river Serava.

duration

2 hours total

1 hour ride

schedule

all year round

on request

difficulty

easy

ride

meeting point

Skopje

you define

ascent

61 m ascent to destination

23 m descent to destination

ascent

280 m.a.s.l. highest point

252 m.a.s.l. lowest point

road

11,5 km round trip

mainly paved road

group

no minimum

group size

Notes:

  • Frequent traffic is present along all roads.
  • It is recommended as an ad hock bicycle ride at any season.

Options, duration may increase and extra expenses may occur:

  • Option for a meal in a restaurant after the excursion.

Roman Aqueduct

 The recommended time for departure is 10h or 16h in summer and 10h or 13h in winter.
 This tour is on request only, by booking one day in advance.

 Package: guide, bicycle and helmet
 Price from: 1945,00 MKD per person

 Payment in cash, bank transfer or credit card via our partner tourist agency.
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