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Albanian Alps(Peaks of the Balkans)

North Albanian Alps, Shalë, Albania

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“Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking; you have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits”

Cindy Ross.

Warning! There is a high chance of personal growth during this experience! On this tour you’ll explore natural wonders such as canyons, natural pools and waterfalls walking along rivers and a mountain pass. Discover the hospitality of Albanian Highlanders and enjoy food and Raki with them, while sharing knowledge about life and nature.

Max group size: 11 travelers

Tour pace: During day 3 and 5 you will walk for about 3-4 hours across mostly flat terrain (dirt paths) and on the 4th day, there will be a 7-8 hour walk including rough paths and high altitudes ( up to 1200 m).

Arrival location:

Tirane, Albania

Departure Location:

Tirane, Albania

Included in your experience:

5 nights in handpicked Hotels

Breakfast daily, 5 three-course meals and 3 lunch picnics

Multilingual Tour Director

Private deluxe

Guided trekking

Ground Transportation, Airport transfers

Required Equipment:

Trekking equipment

* Rental equipment is availabel, see 'Additional activities' for details
    None Available for this package
  • Day1 - 2
    Day 1: Travel day Included meals: Dinner Airport pick-up service available throughout the day (included). Welcome to Albania! Get settled in the hotel and for those of you not too tired, there is a guided walking tour of the city center before a welcome cocktail in the evening.
  • Day2 - 3
    Day 2: Trasfert to Valbone via Boat Ride Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Early morning transfer to Koman, where you’ll take a scenic boat ride passing by rocky mountains and vivid green hills. On our way to Fierze, stop for lunch in the house-made-restaurant on a hill facing the river. Walk through gardens, picking ingredients by yourself, and learn how to cook Albanian traditional food. Enjoy the view of the mirror river, green hills and rocky mountains, while eating. Transfer to Valbone, and get settled in a typical guesthouse (Bujtine), where a delicious, traditional dinner is to be savored.
  • Day3 - 4
    Day 3: Hiking to Kukaj Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Explore the village of Kukaj, the beautifully restored water mill, holding its original features, and the cold waters of Xhemes Lake.
    Valbone | Breakfast Included
  • Day4 - 5
    Day 4: Pass from Valbone to Theth Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Transfer to “Fusha e Gjese” and set off on a guided hike through a well-maintained trail suitable also for families and “Sunday hikers”. The route across the Accursed Mountains takes a total of 8 hours with many stops to enjoy, eat (picnic) and take photos of breathtaking panoramas.
    Theth | Breakfast Included
  • Day5 - 6
    Day 5: Natural wonders of Theth Cutlery-52Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Spend a day exploring Theth National Park, where a local guide shares Highlander legends and explains nature around you. Marvel at the view and sound of the waterfall and canyon. Enjoy a refreshing bath at the Natural Pools.
    Theth | Breakfast Included
  • Day6 - 7
    Day 6: Tirane via Shkoder Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch Transfer to Shkoder, stopping for a delicious seafood lunch by the Shkoder lake in Shiroke. Enjoy free time walking in the famous city boulevard “Pedonalja” and visiting the Etnografic museum. In the evening, transfer to Tirane. Day 7: Departure day Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures) Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
    Tirane | Breakfast Included
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Albanian Alps(Peaks of the Balkans)

North Albanian Alps, Shalë, Albania

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