Cycle Albania, Kosovo & Macedonia
Cycle Albania, Kosovo & Macedonia in 10 days.
Cycle along rivers and beautiful landscapes of Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia and explore some of the UNESCO sites. Learn more about the history of small villages and special local customs. Meet the locals and taste homemade food.
Enjoy peaceful moments in Albanian Alps
Taste the local cuisine
Cycle UNESCO sites
Embark the boat in Komani Lake
Visit Car Samuel’s Castle in Macedonia
1. Accommodation for 9 nights in Hotels and Guesthouses BB Service
2. 3 Dinners in guesthouses
3. 2 Lunches or Picnic lunches
4. English speaking Tourguide for 10 Days
5. Transfers and Tranportation for 10 Days
6. Bicycle Transportation for 8 Days
7. Driver accommodation expenses for 9 nights dbl room FB
8. Bicycle renting for 8 days
9. Ferry Tickets for Koman Lake
10. Museum Tickets
11. Sondor Travel’s Assistance
Day 1: Airport – Tirana
Arrival in Albania and transfer from the airport to Tirana. In Tirana we visit the City Center, Et’hem Beu Mosque, Toptans’ Castle, Mother Theresa square, ex- residential area called the “Block”. Dinner in a traditional restaurant – optional (on group’s expenses).
Day 2 : Tirane – Berat – Pogradec – Tushemisht – Oher – Struge (by minibus)
Breakfast in Tirana. We travel today to Berat, considered a UNESCO World Heritage site, and visit the Castle and Onufri museum. After lunch, (on group’s expenses) we drive to Ohrid (Macedonia) where we will visit Car Samuel’s Castle. In the evening we arrive to Struga. Accommodation in hotel.
Day 3: Struga – Dibër e Madhe (cycling)
Breakfast in Struga. We cycle today along Drini i Zi (Black Drini) starting from Struga. As we cycle through the asphalted road we take some time to visit Vevcan village (optional) and head for lunch in one of the local restaurants (on group’s expense). Accommodation in Diber e Madhe (optional)
Day 4 : Diber e Madhe – Bllate – Peshkopi – Zall Dardhe (cycling)
Breakfast in Diber e Madhe. We cycle today along Drini i Zi (Black Drin) passing through Bllate border checkpoint and continue to the northern city of Peshkopi. There we take a break and have lunch as well (on group’s expenses) – optional. Next we resume cycling to along the villages of Drini river up to Zall Dardha. In this interesting village we will be accommodated in the village guesthouses. Dinner in Zall Dardhe Guesthouse (Sondor Travel).
Day 5 : Zall Dardhe – Skavice – Bicaj – Kukës (cycling)
Breakfast in Zall Dardhe-Peshkopi. We continue cycling today along the banks of Drini River passing through the villages of Dibra and Kukës. Today our lunch will be in Bicaj village (Sondor Travel). Next we head to the city of Kukës, where the White Drin and Black Drin merge together. The merging of these two rivers has created the artificial lake of Fierza with and installed power from Fierza Power Plant of 500 MW. Accommodation in Kukës.
Day 6 : Kukes- Morine- Prizren- Peje (by minibus), Peje- Drini i Bardhe (cycling)
Breakfast in Kukës. On this day the group will have a combined tour: by minibus and cycling. From Kukës to Prizren and than to Peja, traveling through “Ibrahim Rugova” highway. In Prizren, the group will have a one-hour tour in the main historic objects. Arrival to Peja around noon. Accommodation: Hotel Dukagjini (optional). In the afternoon cycling to Drini I Bardhe sources and back to Peja.
Day 7 : Peje- Decan – Junik – Qafe Morine – Tropoje e Vjeter (cycling)
Breakfast Peje. We cycle along the villages of Dukagjini and Drini I Bardhe in the direction of Tropoja Valley and Valbona River. In Deçan the group will visit the Orthodox Monastery of Deçan, under the protection of UNESCO (optional). In Junik the group has the possibility to visit the typical towers of the area (optional). Arrival in Tropoja village in the afternoon. Accommodation in Aste guesthouse. Dinner in Aste guesthouse. (Sondor Travel).
Day 8 : Tropoja Village – B.Curri – Valbone (cycling)
Breakfast in Tropojë. Another cycling route will take us along Valbona River where we can soak up the fantastic panorama of the Albanian Alps. The road is asphalted so it’s going to be a great cycling day.
Day 9: Valbonë – Bajram Curri – Fierzë (driving) Fierzë – Koman (Boat Tour) Koman – Shkoder (Cycling) 55 km
Breakfast in Valbonë. Today we travel to Fierza to take a boat tour through Koman Lake. In the lake have been built 3 hydroelectric power plants, which produce about 70 % of Albania’s electric needs. When we reach the other side of the lake we resume cycling all the way to the city of Shkodër. In the afternoon we visit the center of Shkoder and Rozafa Castle.
Day 10: Shkodër – Transfer to Mother Teresa Airport Rinas
Breakfast in Shkodër. Transfer to the airport. End of the program.