Bike & Food Tour
This trip combines some of the best cycling routes in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia and includes visits in two of the UNESCO sites, Ohrid and Berat. Enjoy shopping in Kruja’s old bazaar and taste the diverse local cuisine as well as the Mediterranean delights.
- Visit the UNESCO cities of Berat and Ohrid
- Cycle through the impressive landscape of Northern Albania
- Experience the local life in Gjakova and Tetovo
- Taste the diverse local cuisine
• Accommodation in 3* – 4* hotel, BB services, 8 nights
• 8 lunches in traditional restaurants or picnics
• 1 dinner in Valbone
• Folkloric performance in Valbonē (3d night)
• English speaking guide for 9 days
• Transportation by off road vehicles for 4 days
• Transportation by minibus for 9 days
• Driver’s accommodation expenses for 8 nights
• Bicycle rental for 8 days
• Entrance tickets in Museums
• Assistance by the Albanian Agency
Day 1. Zogu Bridge – Krujë – Rubik (25 km cycling)
After arrival transfer to Kruja. Visit the castle of the National Hero Scanderbeg. Next cycle from the Zogu Bridge until Rubik. When in Rubik we visit the Franciscan Church which dates back to 12 century AD.
Day 2. Rubik – Shpal – Gjegjan – Fushe – Arrez – Qafe Mali – Dardhe (about 80 km)
We drive on the secondary road of Rubik – Shpal – Gjegjan – Fushe-Arrez. In Fushe Arrez we will have lunch. From Fushe – Arrez to Qafe Mali – Dardhe the road is mostly rocky terrain.
Day 3. Dardhe – Fierzë – Bajram Curri – Dragobi – Valbone (about 75 km)
Cycling continues on roads, which were used before the construction of Fierza Power Plant. After lunch in Bajram Curri we continue toward Valbona Valley.
Day 4. Valbonë – Bajram Curri – Pac – Helshan – Qafë Prush – Gjakovë (about 100 km)
Today we cycle from Valbona valley to Qafe Luzhe – Pac – Helshan – Qafe Prush – Gjakovë. In Gjakovë, we will have a walk through its old bazaar, one of the longest in the Balkan, a beautiful testimony of Ottoman Architecture and visit Hadumi’s Mosque.
Day 5. Gjakovë – Prizren – Brezovice – Jazhince – Tetove (about 80 km)
We drive toward Prizren, with some short breaks during the road to visit interesting places. From Prizren we continue through highland roads following this trail: Prevalle – Brezovice – Jazhince (pkk) – Tetove (Mac). In Tetovo we will visit the Colored Mosque and Bektashi Tekke.
Day 6. Tetove – Gostivar – Mavrove – Diber e Madhe (85 km)
We cycle today through secondary roads from Tetovo to Gostivar -Mavrove – Diber e Madhe (Mac). The region is well known for its beauty and natural attractions.
Day 7. Dibra e Madhe – Strugë – Ohrid (70 km)
We drive toward Struga along the banks of Black Drini River. Visit the city of Struga and Ohrid (UNESCO)
Day 8. Ohrid- Elbasan – Dumre – Berat (150 km)
Today we cycle from Ohrid to the Elbasan where after visiting the castle, will have lunch as well. In the afternoon we cycle toward the city of Berat enlisted in the UNESCO heritage list.
Day 9. Berat – Kuçovë – Lushnje – Durrës – Tiranë (140 Km)
Today we cycle toward Kucova airbase. There we can see the old military airplane, which are a relic of the cold war. In Durres we will visit the amphitheater of the 2ndAD and have lunch. In the afternoon we arrive in Tirana, capital of Albania.
Day 10. Tirana – Mother Theresa Airport
Before the departure we will have a walking tour of Tirana. The group departs from Mother Theresa Airport.