Hiking Llogara National Park to Mount Cika

Mount of Cika is a mountain in the south-western region of Albania bordering the Ionian Sea
ALBANIA

Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Tirana (TIA)

Mount of Cika is a mountain in the south-western region of Albania bordering the Ionian Sea. Cika is  the highest peak of the Ceraunian Range, standing at 2,044m above sea level and peak of Qorrës is at 2,018m. Since the mountain is situated bordering the Ionian sea, it appears to be very high as it begins to rise at sea level (0m). The northern part of Cika is part of Llogara National Park. On the peaks of Cika mountain there is a magnificent view of the northern Ionian Islands as well as the Italian coast of Apulia (including Otranto). On the foot of the western side of the mountain there are small beaches which attract tourists during the summer months.

Highlights

  • Hiking in Mount Cika
  • Local meat lunch

Optional tour (3-4 hours)

  • Speed Boat and Snorkeling in Karaburun Pennisula  (starting from 70 Eur/ person)
  • Paragliding in Llogara (starting from 65 Eur/person)

General Trip Information

Level of difficulty (1-5) 2

Location

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Meeting point – Vlora

We can organize the pick up from any other hotel or guest house in Vlora and from any other city in Albania upon request

Duration of the trip: About 8 hours

After the early breakfast we drive to Panorama restaurant in Llogara Pass. We prepare for the hiking. We will hike up to Mount Cika for about 3 hours. We will do a picnic lunch and a rest for about 1 hours. Thank we will hike down for about 2,5 hours. A delicious local lunch is waiting for us.

For the present activity you should love the outdoors, own good health condition and have consulted the doctor during the year. Kids over 14 years old are very welcomed.

Instructions

Things You Should Bring on the Hike

  1. Backpack. Recommended waterproof backpack;
  2. Hiking stick;
  3. Appropriate footwear. Hiking boots;
  4. Rain gear and extra clothing. Because the weatherman is not always right. Dressing in layers allows you to adjust to changing weather and activity levels. Two rules: avoid cotton (it keeps moisture close to your skin) and always carry a hat. Do not forget rain jacket for hiking;
  5. Sun cream and sun glasses;
  6. Camera;
  7. BONUS: Trash Bag. This 7th piece of gear is essential to making sure that the trails you love stay beautiful for generations to come. A zip lock bag is a great option as well for keeping the trash you pick up along the trail separate from the rest of your gear.

Not Included

The trip fare doesn’t include coffee and any kind of drink except water. You’ll have extra activities (optional tour) if you choose them, and you’ll probably feel like tipping your 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!

Flexibility

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 or you need to leave a trip earlier or join later (at a pro-rated fare), 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, but we have plenty of options up our sleeve.

Dates & Prices

Price: 60 €

Available Dates
  • January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
E.g., 10/22/2019
Please choose the date of your tour from the allowed dates in the left.

 

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Active Albania offers pickup service from the airport and back after you finish your trip if preferred. Contact Us for more information.

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