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Tour details
Destinations: Vlorë
Type of adventure: icon-12.png Cycling
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1280
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  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Dates & prices

Your chance to
Explore a previously isolated country
At a glance
6 days cycling with 100% vehicle support
Discover the beauty of this previously isolated country by bike
Some say that visiting Albania is as close as you'll get to travelling back in time. It wasn't until the collapse of People's Socialist Republic of Albania in 1991 that the world got its first glimpse of the country within. Huge snow-capped mountains, inviting beaches, pretty rural villages, a genuine subsistence culture and an exceptionally friendly welcome is what you will find here. We cycle through the very best of Europe's beautiful unknown, beginning our tour on the border of Macedonia, towards the ancient town of Gjirokastra passing soaring peaks and lush green valleys. From here we begin our descent to the Albanian Riviera passing the UNESCO site of Butrint and Llogara National Park before finally relaxing at the private beach of our hotel in Vlore.
Cycling profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 2 72.0km/44.7miles
Day 3 53.0km/32.9miles
Day 4 46.0km/28.6miles
Day 5 70.0km/43.5miles
Day 6 54.0km/33.6miles
Day 7 65.0km/40.4miles

Number of days cycling:
Moderate: 13-16km/8-10miles an hour
80% tarmac, 20% dirt roads.

Day 1
Start Pogradec

Day 2
Transfer to Korce; steady climb through a landscape of barren rock interspersed with wild flowers; cycle through Grammoz Mountains and over the Barmash Pass (1159m) to Germenj.

Day 3
Cycle through high grassy plateaus surrounded by soaring peaks before descending to Carshove and on to Benje; ride to thermal springs for a swim.

Day 4
Valley ride towards Kelcyra; after lunch at Tepele Waterfalls transfer to Gjirokastra for afternoon city tour.

Day 5
Transfer up the Muzina Pass, long descent to Saranda via coast and the UNESCO site of Butrint.

Day 6
Spectacular coastal ride to the long beach of Himare Bay.

Day 7
Ride towards Vlore; optional 1000m climb to the Llogara Pass; long descent through Llogara N.P. finishing by the coast.

Day 8
End Vlore

Guided Group
This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You are moderately fit and possess a spirit of adventure. Some previous experience is required for most activity based trips.

What's included
All breakfasts, 2 dinners
What's not included
Travel insurance

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Tue 30 Aug 16 - Tue 06 Sep 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,155
Tue 06 Sep 16 - Tue 13 Sep 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,155
Tue 20 Sep 16 - Tue 27 Sep 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,155
Tue 27 Sep 16 - Tue 04 Oct 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,155
Tue 04 Oct 16 - Tue 11 Oct 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,155
Tue 11 Oct 16 - Tue 18 Oct 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,155
Sun 09 Apr 17 - Sun 16 Apr 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,135
Fri 14 Apr 17 - Fri 21 Apr 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,135
Fri 21 Apr 17 - Fri 28 Apr 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,135
Fri 28 Apr 17 - Fri 05 May 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,135
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Exodus
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