Shtegu i Vakëfëve (Trail of Holly Lands)

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Embark on a breathtaking 15 km hike through Albania's scenic landscapes on the "Shtegu i Vakëfeve" adventure. Explore historic villages, ancient ruins, and majestic mountain vistas for a super day.

Highlights

  • Exclusive Routes with Breathtaking Views.
  • This hike not only explores, but also delves deep into the region's history.
  • The added comforts of a scenic picnic, knowledgeable local guides.

Description

Embark on the 'Shtegu i Vakëfeve' hiking adventure, a full-day exploration across the enchanting terrain of Albania's lesser-known trails. Starting early at the Korça Alpin Club, your journey begins with a scenic drive to the picturesque village of Panarit. Upon arrival, you will ascend the eastern slopes, immersing yourself in the serenity of nature as the sun rises over the rolling hills. As you navigate through dense forests and open meadows, the towering peaks of Gramozin and Nemërçkën dominate the horizon, offering awe-inspiring views and a perfect backdrop for adventurers and photographers alike. A mid-morning rest at the iconic Shkëmbi i Treskës provides a moment to enjoy the landscapes and prepare for the next leg of the hike to Treskë. Here, explore the historical remnants of the 300-year-old Church of Shen Kollit, standing as a silent witness to the region’s storied past. Continuing south-westward, the trail descends gently towards Trebickë, cradling the tranquil Osum River below. This segment of the hike offers a lush, green pathway, ideal for reflection and relaxation. In Trebickë, enjoy a well-earned picnic lunch, savoring local flavors in the shadow of ancient trees, followed by a visit to the Monastery of Saint Mary, an enduring symbol of religious heritage and community spirit. The return journey to Panarit promises new sights, with the Ostrovica peak now in view, providing a majestic finale to the scenic route. Conclude the day with a leisurely break in Panarit, sharing stories over coffee before the drive back to Korçë. This adventure offers not just a hike, but a profound connection with the natural and cultural vibrancy of Albania.

Includes

Transportation: Round-trip transport from Korçë to the starting point in Panarit. Professional Guiding: Expert local guides who speak multiple languages and have in-depth knowledge of the area. Scenic Picnic: A well-organized picnic with local delicacies during the hike. Historical Site Visits: Entry and guided tours of historical sites like Saint Coll's Church and the Monastery of Saint Mary. Refreshments: Coffee and light snacks during breaks to keep you energized. Safety Equipment: Basic first aid kits carried by guides for emergency use. Photography Opportunities: Guides will help identify the best spots for memorable photos. Small Group Experience: Ensuring a more personalized and less crowded experience. Comprehensive Hiking Information: Pre-hike briefing with detailed maps and route information. Support Vehicle: Available in case of emergency or unexpected fatigue

Important Information

  • This tour involves a 4-hour hike, so a moderate level of fitness is required.

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