Bistra Lake is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 1.827m (5,994ft) above the sea level, located in the mountainous region of northwestern Republic of Macedonia.
The road to the summit, located on the slopes of Bistra mountain in Mavrovo National Park, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. The road is usually impassable in winters. Great trail for experienced wheelers. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. Open to all motorized vehicles, however, strongly recommended for high clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicles. The road is very rough--only try driving it in a 2wd car, if you're planning to buy a new car. Stay away if you're scared of heights. At the lake (south direction) is a small gravel road winding its way up to 2.089m (6,853ft) above the sea level. It’s one of the highest roads of the country. Expect a trail pretty steep. Wet conditions may make for tough driving along the muddy road.
Pic: Alek Ive