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Destinations: Tirana
Type of adventure: icon-16.png Trekking + walking
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1295
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Accom.details
  • Dates & prices

Your chance to
Trek amidst the remote and rugged Albanian Alps
At a glance
3 full day walks, 4 half day walks
This fascinating, lesser-known Mediterranean country has a wild and rugged landscape where agricultural life has remained unchanged for decades and UNESCO World Heritage Sites reveal the diverse heritage of a hospitable nation. Our circular route is focussed mainly on the remote north of the country and encompasses the picturesque Theth and Valbonë regions of the Albanian Alps (where some of the best walking in the country can be found), a short visit to Kosovo, and time to discover historic Berat, to name but a few of the highlights. With a local leader throughout and a second leader for many of the walks, we can share their wealth of knowledge about this captivating country.
Walk profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 2 5.0km/3.1miles
Day 3 11.0km/6.8miles
Day 4 14.0km/8.7miles
Day 5 15.0km/9.3miles
Day 6 6.0km/3.7miles
Day 7 8.0km/5.0miles


Number of days walking:
7
Pace:
Anything from 2-8 hours walking per day
Terrain:
Low altitude; uneven trails, some cross-country routes, with some steep ascents

Itinerary
1
Day 1
Start Tirana.

2
Day 2
Drive via Shkodër and Rozafa Castle to Theth; short walk around the village.

3
Day 3
Walk to Grunas waterfall, Nderlyse and the 'Blue Eye of Kapre'.

4
Day 4
Trek over a pass and via Rragam village to Valbonë, home of Albanian folk culture.

5
Day 5
Follow a route below Rosi Peak, passing through forest to the 'White Circle'.

6
Day 6
Short walk to Xhema Lake; drive via the Ottoman city of Prizren in Kosovo to Rubik village.

7
Day 7
Walk towards Vela Mountain; UNESCO site of Berat; Durrës en route.

8
Day 8
Visit the Ethnographic Museum and the King Mosque in Berat; drive to Kruja in the afternoon. Traditional folklore evening.

9
Day 9
End Kruja

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, 4 lunches and 5 dinners
What's not included
Travel insurance

Accommodation details
Hotels & Guesthouses
2 nights mountain guesthouse (double and triple rooms, bathrooms are shared), 2 nights 2-star alpine hotel, 4 nights 3-star en suite hotels.

In Tirana we stay in a comfortable city centre hotel within walking distance of Skanderbeg Square. Accommodation in the mountains is in charming yet rustic guesthouses/alpine hotels; our two nights in Theth are in double and triple rooms with shared bathrooms. The triple rooms are not mixed sex. In Rubik, Berat and Kruja we stay in 3-star hotels.

Single rooms are limited on this trip but may be requested on a first come first served basis in advance for a supplement of £120 (or approx. US$210) per person, subject to availability. This applies only for 6 nights (excludes days 2 and 3).

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
Sat 13 Aug 16 - Sun 21 Aug 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,085
Sat 27 Aug 16 - Sun 04 Sep 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,085
Sat 10 Jun 17 - Sun 18 Jun 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,055
Sat 01 Jul 17 - Sun 09 Jul 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,055
Sat 12 Aug 17 - Sun 20 Aug 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,055
Sat 26 Aug 17 - Sun 03 Sep 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,055
Sat 09 Sep 17 - Sun 17 Sep 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,055
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Exodus
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Interesting facts
Triglav summiting or how to tame Goldenhorn

Triglav is the Slovenia’s highest mountain, featuring three peaks with the highest one reaching 2864 meters. According to one of the legends, there was a magical Goldenhorn inhabiting the Triglav Mountains. The horns of the mysterious creature were made of gold and would make anyone who caught Goldenhorn forever rich. The Goldenhorn was never caught due to its artfulness in escaping from the chasers, even when injured. The magic power of Goldenhorn was hidden in a divine flower protecting him from deathly wounds. The flower was growing in the crevices of Triglav and boasted unfathomable beauty. 

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