Komani ferry ride and Shala river

The journey itself is almost indescribable, the alpine landscape is dramatic and the turquoise water is hard to believe. Now and again you can spot tiny cottages and farms, which serve as a stark reminder of just how many different ways of life still exist in forgotten corners of Europe like this. The Lake Koman ferry is the epitome of slow travel – you can simply let the scenery change before you as you sail along the lake. It really is pretty magical. The hazy color and it’s crystal clean water is characteristic of this river. The steep huge rocks, worn by trees and green plants, seem to rise to the sky to protect this beauty that so generously mother nature has offered to our eyes and hearts.
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Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Tirana (TIA)

Perfect for: Active travellers who want to experience hiking in one of Europe’s best-kept secrets. The trip starts at 9:00 am at Komani’s terminal. We sail for 40-45 minutes before arriving to Peace Island, enjoying one of the most beautiful views in Europe, During the sail time we make a few stops at different characteristic stations before arriving at our Guesthouse, in front of the “Peace Island“, in Berishe that is the most attractive part of the Komani Lake. After these exploring the spectacular fjords around 13:00pm, we all gather to eat lunch at the Guesthouse, with traditional foods and drinks, after which you can also enjoy seasonal fruits.
After a small break, a coffee and some photos, we get ready to return with the Ferry , around 14:45 pm, which will land there particularly to pick us up.
We return to the start point in Koman around 15:30 am.

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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 ferryride 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.

Life jacket 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  - 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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Not Included

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

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
  • July 9, 2019 to October 31, 2022
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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