Snowshoeing in Montenegro, Kosovo & Albania

The Mountains encircling southern Montenegro, eastern Kosovo and northern Albania are perfect for winter activities and deep snow exploration. Our local guides who work as ski instructors in Montenegro and Kosovo will guide you through some of the most scenic and less explored winter routes in the Balkan. This is your chance to get away from the crowds and experience the beauty and rugged landscape of the Alps.

Tour Highlights:

  • Breathtaking views of Valbona Valley and Haile Mountain
  • Little known snowshoe routes
  • Experienced local guides
  • Unexplored destinations

What’s included:

1. Accommodation in a 3 or 4 star hotel,guesthouse, BB services, 9 nights
2. 7 lunches and 9 dinners
3. English speaking guide for 10 days
4. Local assistant guide
5. Entrance in museums and religious object
6. Snowshoe rentals
7. Assistance of Sondor Travel

Day 1. Podgorica Airport – Kolašin
Arrive in Podgorica Airport and meet the group. Next we will be transferred to Kolašin, a small town in Northern Montenegro. Kolasin is located at the altitude of 954 m and offers excellent snowshoeing opportunities during the winter season. Kolašin is one of the main Winter Attractions in Montenegro easily accessible during the winter period. Located at the foot of Bjelasica and Sinjajevina mountains it offers very good conditions for winter activities.
Overnight: Kolašin. Montenegro
Included Meals: Dinner

 

Day 2. Kolašin – Rozaje
This morning we explore the area around Kolašin as we snowshoe from Kolašin (954 m) to Bojiste at an altitude of 1200 m and back. Our walk today is 8 kilometres and takes around five hours. THe total ascent and descent is +/- 200m. In the afternoon we will leave the hotel in Kolašin and will drive toward the city of Rožaje about 100 km away from Kolašin (2.5 hrs)
Overnight: Rožaje. Montenegro
Included Meals: B, L, D

 

Day 3. Rožaje – Hajle
Today we will snowshoe from Rožaje at an altitude of 1045 m up to Mountain Cabin “Grope”  at 1900 m for about 6-7 hours covering 10 km of trail.  Rožaje is an amazing winter adventure destination where you can engage in diverse winter activities such as: Snowshoeing, Ski Touring etc. Tonight’s accommodation will be a mountain cabin  situated at the foot of Haile Mountain 2403 m. The ground floor is used as a living room and is decorated in a traditional style. On the second floor there can be accommodated up to 40 persons.
Overnight: Rožaje. Montenegro
Included Meals: B, L, D

 

Day 4. Hajle – Pejë
After a wonderful evening in Grope Mountain Cabin we snowshoe back down to the city of Rožaje from where we will drive toward the city of Peja in Kosovo. We will reach Peja in the afternoon and be accommodated in the city centre. It will take us about 1.5 hours to reach the city.
Overnight: Peja, Kosovo
Included Meals: B, L, D

 

Day 5. Pejë – Bogë
This morning we will be transferred to the village of Bogë 1450 m from where we begin snowshoeing toward the Haile Mountain. We will drive through Rugova Gorge which is about 25 km in length and about 1, 000 meter deep. Rugova gorge is considered as one of the longest and deepest canyons in Europe. Boga is known for its outstanding natural beauties and fascinating pastoral landscape.  The snow conditions are amazing as well. The snow season until 1990 would extend until july sometimes. The snow depth ranges from 30 cm up to 2 m in less accessible areas. We will return in the afternoon in the village of Boge for our overnight.
Overnight: Bogë, Kosovo
Included Meals: B, L, D

 

Day 6. Bogë – Deçan – Koshare – Tropojë
From Bogë we drive back toward Albania but before snowshoeing toward the Albanian border we visit the Monastery of Decani protected by UNESCO since 2004. Visoki Dečani which dates from 1327 is one of the largest medieval churches in the Balkan beautifully preserved to nowadays. It stores many mural frescos dating back to the 14th century. After lunch in the village of Koshare near the border with Albania start snowshoeing as we cross the border. In the afternoon we reach the small vilage of Tropoja on the Albanian side. This is a small guesthouse so the rooms will be shared.
Overnight: Aste Guesthouse, Tropojë
Included Meals: B, L, D

 

Day 7. Tropojë – Valbonë
We will be transferred for about 1 hour from the village to Valbona National Park. The peaks surrounding Valbona Valley range from 2500 m and up so the view will be marvellous.  Our snowshoeing trails will  take us through the small village of Kukaj and up toward the left side of White Circle mountain. If there will be a clear day we can see the Peak of Jezerca Mountain which is the highest mountain in Northern Albania, 2642 M High. We will make a loop near the ridge of White Circle and down to the village of Kukaj.
Overnight: Valbonë
Included Meals: B, L, D

 

Day 8. Valbonë
Another beautiful day spent in Valbona Valley. Today depending on the snow condition we will either snowshoe toward Grykat E Hapta Mountain range or through the forest on the right side of the valley. The snowshoeing trails will take us between the snow covered beech and pine forests which are a perfect background on a clear winter day.
Overnight: Valbonë
Included Meals: B, L, D

 

Day 9. Valbonë – Bajram Curri – Prizren – Kruje
This morning we leave the valley and travel to the city of Prizren in Kosovo. Prizren is a city of outstanding history known for it’s Ottoman architecture and beautiful mosques and churches. After the visit and lunch in Prizren we resume driving toward the city of Kruja in Albania.
Overnight: Kruja, Albania
Included Meals: B, D

 

Day 10. Krujë – Tiranë – Tirana Airport 
Today before our departure to Tirana Airport we visit Kruja bazaar and the ethnographic museum. Kruja was the most important town for the Albanians during the 15th century and it still preserves it’s ottoman look especially in the bazaar area.
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