Discover the National Park “Bredhi i Hotovës – Dangëlli” and the beautiful landscapes of Lengarica canyon.Experience a country riding trip with a wonderful combination of old forests and fields! During this holiday, you can ride with breathtaking views and get close to nature. The endless forest paths and trails are ready to be explored. Albania is an undiscovered adventure destination that is steeped in history.
The only extra costs are:
Albanian food is hearty and healthy, usually based around meat and vegetables much of which is seasonal and sourced locally. Popular dishes include turkey, lamb or goat Pershesh, served with a local bread known as Kulac, a meat and leek pie made with thin pastry called Byrek and freshly caught fish served in a Mediterranean style. Fish dishes are often flavored with white vinegar and olive oil grown in Southern Albania and many dishes are served with wine from one the local vineyards.
The best months for horseback riding and adventure activities in Albania are February to June and September to November when the weather is warm and sunny, reaching temperatures of around 30 degrees. July and August can be hotter, however this is usually broken up by cool coastal breezes.
This trip will run with a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 16.
Active Albania provides:
You do not need to be a riding expert but you should have tried riding before, love the animals and the outdoors.
Absolutely! The trip runs with a minimum group of 4 people and a maximum of 16, so you’ll be exploring with other like-minded travellers. Lot’s of people book our trips as a solo traveller - it’s a great way to meet people.
No previous experience is needed, however a moderate level of fitness is required along with the ability to ride. Rider weight limit: 100 kilograms / 220 pounds
Yes! When booking this trip as a private trip, children from the age of 5 can join this adventure.
You’ll need to arrive into Tirana before lunchtime on day one, or the night before. On day four you can depart at any time.
We’ve teamed up with the guys at WorldNomad to offer insurance designed for adventurous travellers across the country that includes medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.
Besides offering the perfect insurance for our kind of adventures, they are also helping different community development projects.
Other recommendations are: - Camera - Mobile phone - Personal medicine if required (please inform your guide in case of emergency)
Please be aware to wear long trousers and closed toe shoes with a heel for the hike on day 2 qand 3.
The park can be considered without a doubt the natural lungs of southern Albania. It represents one of the touristic pearls of Albania, offering pleasant surprises year-round, and stretching all the way to Greece. The hidden gem, Lengarica Canyon is decorated with stunning rock formations, and accompanied by the ambling river alongside them. Highlights Horse back riding Local food tasting Meeting local people Visit of Shen Jani church Thermal sprint of Lengarica Canyon Visit of the UNESCO site of Gjirokastra Perfect for: Those who are looking to explore this up-and-coming adventure hot-spot, and help support it’s growing tourism industry.
Meeting with the local guide in Tirana and departure to Permet. After 1,5 hours of drive, local lunch and a short break in a local restaurant. After about 2 hours drive accommodation in a guest house in Permet. Visit of the thermal sprint of Benja and traditional dinner.
Breakfast. Transportation close to the Lengarica Canyon and getting ready to start horseback riding. In Shqeria region we will ride into ancient trails on the edge of Lengarica Canyon, we will visit the stone bridge, the waterfall of Mixhaj. We will enjoy a delicious local lunch. About 4 hours riding. Return in Permet and enjoy a traditional dinner.
Breakfast. Horseback riding to the national park of Bredhi i Hotoves. We will visit the church of Shen Jani, pass old stone bridges and see the shepherds farms. We will enjoy a typical lunch in a guest house. Return to Permet and free evening.
Breakfast and visit of the beautiful UNESCO protected site of Gjirokastra. Local lunch and return to Tirana International Airport. Time to say goodbye.
Please note that the itinerary is subject to change based on weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
You’ll spend your three nights in a comfortable guest house in Permet where you can exchange stories with the local residents.. All rooms are air-conditioned with a TV and seating area. The rooms also offers free WiFi.
Optional single room supplement is available.
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!
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.
Make your life easy. Once you have reserved your space, your host can help you arrange the extras you’ll need. Here are some guide prices, which can be confirmed with you during booking.
Rafting in the wild Vjosa river (50 Eur/person). Payable before departure
Single Occupancy Supplement (55 Eur/person), Payable before departure
Additional Night Accommodation (55 Eur/person), Payable before departure
Private Port Transfer (30 Eur/person), Payable before departure