Rana e Hedhun and Shengjin

Located only 3 kilometers from Shëngjin town, the Rana e Hedhun beach (Gheg dialect of Albanian), thrown our poured sand in English, remains relatively unexplored, and it is considered a rare forgotten Mediterranean landscape. It seems as if the sand dunes has descended from the mountain Rrenc while, in other moments, it seems that the sea has the more active role in shaping it. The pine trees surrounding the area make a stunning view and a worth destination, not far away from Tirana to visit on a day trip.
All year long

Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Tirana (TIA)


  • Rana e Hedhun dunes
  • Illyrian Tombs
  • Wine and gourmet tasting
  • Hiking mount Renci
  • Bird watching

Level of difficulty (1-5) 2

Best Period to Experience: All year tour

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.


You should have worn:

  • Swimming suit
  • Very sport light wear (short trousers and t-shirt)
  • Strong sandals / sneakers for walking, strong and non-slippery
  • A smile

You should take with you:

  • Sunlight protection cream
  • An extra pair of underneath to be changed after the sunbathing
  • An extra pair of long trouser, t-shirt



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Length of trip and program

8:00AM - Depart from Tirana, pick up at your hotel or Tirana city center

10:30AM - Arrive in Shengjin Rana e Hedhun for a coffee break and some rest. 

11:00 - Hike Mount Renci and explore ancient Illyrian tombs, St Nicholas (Shen Kolli) church and Father Zef Pellumbi house. 

13:30 - Return to Shengjin Restaurant Rapsodia for a gourmet tasting experience

15:30 - Move to Kallmet for wine and olive oil tasting and a short hike to the holy pilgrimage path of the church of Saint Ofemia

17:30 - Move to the Kunevaini lagoon for some birdwatching and a spectacular sunset. Fishing with the local fishermen for the fishing enthusiasts

19:00 - Dinner at the Hunter's Lodge (Hoteli i Gjuetise) 

21:00 - Return to Tirana



The present trip starts from 120 Eur/person. A minimum of 4 persons is required. In any other case you’re very welcomed to send us an email and we will check if it is possible to join a confirmed group in the present adventure.

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!


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: 120 €

Available Dates
  • January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
E.g., 01/28/2021
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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