Kayaking Eco Park Ulza Shkopet

For impressive scenery it’s hard to beat Lake Shkopet in the north – an amazingly scenic reservoir on Mat river with quiet small beaches and a huge hanging bridge. Blissfully encircled by dense vegetation of the Mat gorge, it’s only a 90-minute drive from Tirana. We will paddle on the lake along pristine river beaches and farmhouses for about 3 hours with opportunity to jump in the turquoise green water whenever the weather is good. We will have a local lunch of seasonal vegetables and fresh river fish.
ALBANIA
February - November

Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Tirana (TIA)

Highlights

  • Kayaking in Shkopet;
  • Sightseeing
  • Bird watching
  • Local fish lunch

General Trip Information

Level of difficulty (1-5) 2

Best Period to Experience February - November

For the present activity you should love the outdoors, own good health condition and have consulted the doctor during the year. Kids over 5 years old are very welcomed.

 

Need To Know

The only extra costs are:

  • Flights to and from Tirana
  • Any personal expenses such as drinks

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 flavoured with white vinegar and olive oil grown in Southern Albania and many dishes are served with wine from one the local vineyards.

Please let us know of any dietary requirements in advance so we can cater to these.

The best months for kayaking 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.

All kayaking equipment is included.

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 swim.

Yes, children from the age of 5 can join this adventure.

Recommended packing includes: - Comfortable boots - Lightweight, breathable clothing that’s suitable for kayaking - Wind/waterproof jacket - Hat - Warm fleece or jumper - Water bottle - Sunglasses - Sunscreen - Headtorch - Insect repellent -  Swimwear - Towel - A small backpack 

You should have worn: Swimming bath, Very sport light wear (short trousers and t-shirt), Sandals / sneakers for walking, strong and non-slippery, Hat, Sun glasses, A smile

You should take with you: Sunlight protection cream, A pair of underneath, An extra pair of long trouser, t-shirt

This trip will run with a maximum of 16 participants.

Location

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Meeting point – Tirana City Center @ 9 a.m.

Drive to the central part of Albania, for 1,5 hours.

Not Included

The trip fare doesn’t include coffee and any kind of drink except water. 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
  • February 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019
E.g., 10/22/2019
Please choose the date of your tour from the allowed dates in the left.

 

Get In Touch

 

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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