Livada Pass: a road you'll never forget

Livada Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.599m (5,246ft) above the sea level, located in the southwestern part of Republic of North Macedonia, near the Albanian border.

Livada Pass

The winding road to the summit is called P504. It is 27.6km (17 miles) long running west-east from Trpejca, a fishing village at the foot of the Galičica Mountain to Oteševo, a deserted village in the Resen Municipality. The road is totally paved but pretty narrow.Located in the Galičica mountains, within the National Park Galichitsa, the road is very scenic. From the top you can see three countries on a clear day - Macedonia, Greece and Albania. It’s pretty steep. The Prespa side is more moderate incline, but Ohrid side is very windy and very steep.

With 20 hairpin turns, this route is not recommended if your passengers are prone to car sickness. It's an old military road. This asphalted road is usually closed from November first to mid March. The road even in summer is a bit difficult due to the potholes occurring during winter months and they are not always repaired on time.
Pic: Laurentiu Vilcu