General Trip Information
Level of difficulty (1-5) 3
Previous hiking experience required.
Best Period to Experience March - November
Duration of the tour 5 Days
Meeting point – Tirana International Airport.
Things You Should Bring on the Hike
Arrival in Tirana airport. Meeting with the local guide. Departure to Shkodra after about 2 hours drive. Local fish lake lunch in Shiroke village and 2 hours of kayaking/boat tour in Shkodra lake. Arrival in Shkodra and accommodation in the hotel. During the afternoon we will visit the Shkodra Promenade and enjoy a traditional dinner.
Early Breakfast (6:00-7:00). Leaving to Koman after about 2 hours drive. A spectacular ferry ride into the Albanian Fjords. Arrival at village Fjerze at 12:00. Drive to Valbona villahe and local luch. Accommodation in guest houses or tents camping. Hiking in beautiful Valbona Valley to Xhema Lake, Old Milling. Typicall dinner.
Early Breakfast (5:30 – 6:30). Drive with a local minibus to Rragam village. There we get ready for the hike into the Albanian Alps. The pass is about 8 hours. The hike is long and sometimes tough, but anyone that’s reasonably fit can do it.
Accommodation in guest house or a camping site in Theth. Local lunch. Walking to Grunas waterfall and visit of the Saint John’s Church and of the Isolation Tower.
Breakfast (07.30-08.30) and departure with local minivan to Nderlyse. Visit of the stones basins and of the Blue Eye of Theth. Local picnic lunch. Back to Theth in the afternoon and departure to Tirana. Short stop in Qafe Thore. Dinner in Boge. Arrival in Tirana late in the evening and accommodation in the guest house.
Breakfast. Visit of Tirana city and the of the BUNK'ART 2. BUNK'ART 2 reconstructs the history of the Albanian Ministry of Internal Affairs from 1912 to 1991 and reveals the secrets of “Sigurimi”, the political police that was the harsh persecution weapon used by the regime of Enver Hoxha. BUNK'ART 2 is the first major video museum exhibition dedicated to the victims of communist terror. Optional free lunch. Departure to the airport.
The lunch on day 5 it is not included and any extra drink except of water. You’ll probably feel like tipping your local guides at the end of a fabulous trip, though you won’t need to pull out your wallet every few minutes on your Active Albania adventure tour!
We’re really flexible and none of our itineraries are written in stone, so if you have a particular interest you’d like to include, just let us know and we can almost always make it happen. Likewise, all adventure travel requires a certain amount of flexibility and we sometimes have to make minor changes to the activities because of weather and availability.