This tour is a great introduction to the culinary traditions of Northern Albania and the amazing mountain landscape of the Albanian Alps. The tour offers great sceneries of high mountains, green valleys, canyons and fresh air. Experience the true Albanian hospitality of guesthouses and enjoy delicious fresh food from agri-tourism farms.
Highlights Enjoy breathtaking mountains scenery
Enjoy lunch in Fishtë, hometown of famous Albanian writer At’ Gjergj Fishta
Reach Dajti Mountain by the longest cable car in Balkan
Visit Shkodra, the city of bicycles
5 nights accommodation in hotel and guesthouses
5 dinners in hotel or guesthouses restaurants
Local guide in English
Luggage transportation with horses
Luggage transportation with minibus
Transportation through destinations
Transfers from airport to hotel and vice-versa
Assistance from agency
Day 1. Tirana-Rubik
When the group arrives in Albania they will be welcomed by our tour leader and transferred to Rubik. Depending on the time we can make a 2 hour walk to the nearby village or we can go and visit the 12 century old Rubik Church from where the view of the area is spectacular.
Dinner and overnight in Rubik.
Day 2. Rubik –Lezhë-Pukë
Breakfast in Rubik. We visit the city of Lezhë and the memorial grave of Scanderbeg. Lunch in the agritourist center of Fishtë. Arrival in the town of Puka. Visit the nearby agricultural farms. Dinner and accommodation in Pukë.
Day 3. Pukë-Koman-Fierzë-Valbona
We travel with local minibuses from Puka to Koman. From Koman we embark the boat that will take us to Fierza. During this time we enjoy the spectacular views of the canyon created by the lake and the surrounding peaks. From Fierze we continue by minibus to Bujan where we visit the tower of Mic Sokoli, a typical North Albanian tower. Picnic lunch. During the way to Valbona we make some short breaks in some natural attractions like the canyon of Shoshan, the cave of Dragobia etc. Dinner and accommodation in Valbona.
Day 4. Valbonë-Valbona pass-Theth
We need about 2-3 hours depending on the ability of the group to reach the summit or Valbona pass at the altitude of 1815 m. From there the panorama unveiled of both Valbona and Theth valleys is breathtaking. Picnic lunch. In the afternoon we reach Theth and accommodate in the guesthouse “Petrit Gjecaj”. Dinner and overnight in guesthouse.
Day 5. Theth Valley – Shkodër -Tirana – Dajti Mountain
Today we drive from Thethi passing through interesting panoramic points such as: T’thore Pass, Boga etc. The road unveils before us a unique panorama of Thethi valley and Bjeshkët e Namuna (Cursed Mountains). In Shkodër we make a short break for lunch near the old part of the city. After visiting the northern city of Shkodër we resume driving toward Tirana. In Tirana we take the cable car of Dajti, the longest in Balkan and reach Dajti Mountain. Dinner and accommodation in Dajti.
Day 6. Dajti Mountain –Tirana Airport
Breakfast in Dajti. Depending on your flight departure we can take a walk in Dajti National Park and surrounding mountains for 2 hours then travel to Tirana International Airport.
End of tour