Albania Cycling Tour will take you to the Southern part of Albania and its natural beauties. In 8 days you will get to cycle and immerse yourself in the magnificent landscapes of Albania. We will transport your luggage day by day and handle all the logistics for you so that you can focus on your cycling. Meanwhile, you will enjoy the rich cuisine, local living, and the great outdoors.
After landing in Albania, the group will meet the local guide and be transferred to the shores of ancient Lake Ohrid, where they will stay in the beautiful city of Pogradec.
We will start our day cycling along the shores of Lake Ohrid, passing the city of Pogradec on the way. Our road will start to gently climb, culminating in the most demanding climb of the day where in 20 minutes we will go from 700 meters to 900 meters. We will end up on a scenic road which will take us along two small lakes and through some traditional villages.
We start cycling toward Gërmenj National Park at around 8:30 in the morning. On the way, we will be presented with a challenging climb from 1000 to 1300 meters through the Qarri pass. We will take a break at a local coffee shop to taste the local tea herbs. After this short break, we resume cycling to the city of Erseka where we will have lunch. The rest of the journey will be fairly easy except for one last challenging climb as we approach our destination, Sotira farm. The farm itself is located inside Gërmenj National Park surrounded by large, picturesque oak trees and a small fish farm. The evening will be spent resting or taking walks through the breathtaking countryside.
This day’s cycling will be fairly easy as it is mostly downwards towards the city of Përmet. We will have a picnic lunch before relaxing in the hot springs of Bënja. The hot springs are especially beneficial for those with skin, stomach, or bone-related health issues. After this wonderful experience, we will cycle back to Përmet, an Albanian city known for its abundant flowers and delicious food.
The first 30 km of this journey will take us cycling along the Kelcyra Gorge and Vjosa River. After a short coffee break at Tepelena springs, we will resume cycling all the way to Gjirokastra, making it there just in time for lunch.
We will cycle along the scenic main road that connects Gjirokastra to Saranda. After about 1 hour of cycling, we begin a gentle climb, which becomes more challenging by the end as we cycle through Muzina pass. The elevation along this area varies from 300 to 600 m. Next, we take a break at the Blue Eye Springs well known for its unique ecosystem.
We will spend the day driving along the Riviera towards Tirana. It will be a lengthy drive, but we will break it up into several stops and visits. Expect to arrive in Tirana by late afternoon.
Albania Cycling Tour is for adventurers.