Are you an adventurer? Would you like to spend your days walking and exploring when going on vacation? Then this article is for you, we have collected some of our best walking holidays in Albania and we will present them to you below.
Trekking the hidden trails of Albania we follow some of the least explored trails of the Northern Albanian Alps. It is a great tour for experienced travelers who would enjoy the beauty of the Alpine Pastures. Even though we provide blankets and mattresses in the huts, you might feel more comfortable bringing your sleeping bag.
When thinking about the walking tours one should consider the Peaks of Balkans a miracle of nature.
we will take a boat tour of Koman Lake. In the lake are built 3 hydroelectric power plants, which produce about 70 % of Albania’s electric needs. Bradt Guides consider it “One of the world’s great boat trips”.From the quaint village of Tropojë, we follow the shepherd’s trails up to Sylbicë Alpine Huts. There you feel like you are truly among the stars.
In the next few days, we will explore the alpine pastures of Kosovo and Montenegro, before a return to Albania. The mountain-ridge walks between the Valbona Valley and Theth Valley epitomize the Peaks of the Balkans tour. There, at the altitude of 1815 m, you can see the panorama of both valleys before you. Both peaks are considered the miracle of the Alps. This is going to be a spectacular journey for you.
Albania Hiking Tour combines walking with cultural discovery. In this way, you can experience the best of Albania’s nature and culture. Albania Hiking Tour will immerse you in the local traditions of Albania’s highlands as we walk through the National Parks of Valbona and Theth. The walks are of moderate difficulty so the tour is great for many travelers. We will also get the chance to visit the town of Prizren in Kosovo. Another highlight is the UNESCO city of Berat which dates from the 4th century BC. Albanians know Berat as the city of ‘Thousand Windows’ because if it’s a distinctive Ottoman architectural style.
Albania Food and Walking Tour is a great introduction to the culinary traditions of Northern Albania. And is also a great introduction to the amazing mountain landscape of the Albanian Alps. The tour offers great scenery of high mountains, green valleys, canyons, and fresh air. Above all experience the true Albanian hospitality of guesthouses and enjoy delicious fresh food from local farms.
Join Albania National Parks Tour and enjoy the best of Albania’s natural beauty. Explore the Theth, Valbona national parks, as well as the Gashi River Reserve. Also, this 9-day tour will take you through the historic towns of Prizren, Berat, Durrës, Kruja, and Tirana.
Walking tour of Northern Albania’s National Parks
We will walk to Valbona through Valbona pass with our luggage following by a horse. On the way, we will see the Valbona water springs, waterfall, and the village of Rragam. In Valbona we will enjoy a traditional folkloric performance.
Then, the village of Çerem. From there we will begin walking to the Mullafci Alpine Pastures, passing through the Gjarpri and Kunji i Armeve pastures along the way. We will spend the night in huts in the village of Mullafc. e hike along the National Park of Gashi River following the trail from Mullafc through Herushte and Bradozhnice, and finally to Begaj. This area is considered a protected reserve park and is filled with unique flora and fauna. From Begaj we continue by minibus to Tropoja village where we will spend the night.
Then, we walk along the border-crossing trails between Kosovo and Albania. The walk will take us through the Yugoslavian military checkpoint and on to Kosovo. After a coffee break, we will visit the city of Prizren. In Prizren, we will visit the Sinan Pasha Mosque, the Turkish Hamam, and the Memorial of the “Albanian League of Prizren”. The journey continues to the village of Katund i Vjeter near Rubik in the Mirdita District.
Albania walking holidays in the National Parks tour with a hint of history
To add up, we will visit the village of Katund i Vjeter. We will have the chance to visit a local family and drink raki, a local alcoholic drink. After our walk, we drive to the ancient city of Durrës where we will visit the 2nd century BC Roman Amphitheatre. After lunch in Durrës, we will resume driving to the UNESCO city of Berat.
In the afternoon we will take a walk along with Mangalem and Gorica quarters to soak up the Ottoman character and feel of this place. Photo stop in the characteristic neighborhood of Mangalem. Also, we visit the Ethnographic Museum and King Mosque in Berat. Next, we will drive through Lushnje, through Vore, and on to Kruje. In Kruja we visit the castle of Kruja and Scanderbeg Museum and have lunch in a restaurant nearby.
Last but not least, we walk up to Kruja mountain to visit the shrine of Sari Salltik, an important site for the Bektashi community in Albania. We will then transfer to the “Mother Teresa” Airport where our tour will end.
Explore the Theth, Valbona national parks, as well as the Gashi River Reserve. Also, this 9-day tour will take you through the historic towns of Prizren, Berat, Durrës, Kruja, and Tirana.