Trekking the Hidden Trails of Albania
On this 8 day tour, follow some of the least explored trails of Northern Albanian Alps. It is a great tour for experienced travelers who would like to be challenged every day while enjoying the beauty of the Alpine Pastures.
- Hike through Sylbicë and Doberdol Alpine Pastures
- Discover the local life and culture of Northern Albanian Alps
- Stay in the local shepherd’s huts
- Experience the breathtaking views of Valbona and Theth Valleys
DescriptionWhen you arrive in Albania you will be welcomed by your tour leader and transferred to Rubik. In Rubik, you will be accommodated in the Marubi eco hotel. Depending on the time we can make a 2-hour walk to the nearby village or we can go and enjoy the spectacular view of the 12 century old Rubik Church. Dinner and overnight in Rubik before heading to Prizren the next day. Prizren is known for it’s Ottoman architecture, ancient mosques, and beautiful churches. From here you will travel to Gjakova where you will walk through the old bazaar, one of the longest in the Balkan, itself a beautiful testimony of Ottoman architecture. In the afternoon you will reach the village of Tropojë and be accommodated in the village houses. The next day after loading your luggage on the horses, the local guide will lead you up the banks of Tropoja River. The journey will last about 6 hours and at the end you will arrive in the Sylbicë Alpine Pastures. After breakfast the next morning you will once again load your luggage on the horses and start walking to Dobërdol. On the way, you will have time too take breaks and enjoy the scenery of the Alps. You will next walk from Dobërdol to Çerem passing through Koshutica and Vranica alpine pastures. Lunch is organized in the village of Çerem and you will spend the night in Valbonë. The next day you will need about 2-3 hours depending on the ability of the group to reach the summit of Valbona Pass at the altitude of 1815 m. From there the panorama unveiled of both Valbona and Theth valleys is breathtaking. In the afternoon you will reach Theth and stay the night in a guesthouse. The following day you will ride a minibus from Theth, through T’thore Pass, Boga, Shkodër and finally to Tirana. Lunch will be in the city centre with a beautiful view of the pedestrian street where many coffee shops are situated. Next, you will drive to Tirana and visit the city. you will have a 2 hour guided walk through the city center. After breakfast the next morning you will have some free time before you are taken to the airport where your tour will end.
IncludesEnglish Tour Guide for 8 days Local guide for 5 days Accommodation for 7 nights in hotels, guesthouse, and huts 6 dinners in restaurants or guesthouses 5 traditional or picnic lunches Luggage transportation by horse for 4 days Transportation by minibus for 4 days Entrance tickets to museums Assistance by the Albanian travel agency Everything else that is not mentioned above. Gratuities 110 Euro per single supplement
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
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