Walking the Albanian Alps
- Accommodation for 8 nights, in hotels and guest houses
- 4 lunches and 5 dinners included in the program
- Folklore Evening in Valbona
- English speaking guide for 9 days
- Luggage transportation by horse on the 4th day
- Transportation by minibus
- Entrance tickets
- Local assistance
from 10 Jun to 18 Jun
from 08 Jul to 16 Jul
from 02 Sep to 10 Sep
This 9-day tour will immerse you in the local traditions of Albania 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 travellers. Beside North Albania on our way to central Albania, we get the chance to visit the town of Prizren in Kosovo.
Another highlight of the tour is the UNESCO city of Berat which dates from the 4th century BC.
What we like
- walking one of the most picturesque trails of Theth and Valbona Valley
- soaking up breathtaking views of the Albanian Alps from Valbona Pass
- be amazed by the beauty and history of Berat, UNESCO City
Day 1: Airport – Tirana
You'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Depending on the time of arrival you'll have the opportunity to join a guided tour of Tirana.
Day 2: Tirana – Shkodra –Theth
In Shkodra we visit the Castle of Rozafa. The castle which dates back to 4th century BC was an Illyrian stronghold for many centuries.
In Theth, we will take a walk around the village learning about the centuries-old community.
Day 3: Theth – Blue Eye – Theth
During our walk today we will have the chance to visit teh 2-km long Grunas Canyon, the Waterfall and the Blue Eye water spring. It will take us about 6 hours to complete the walk.
Day 4: Theth – Valbonë Pass – Valbonë
Today, we will hike to Valbona Valley. Our luggage will be transported by mules so we just need to carry only the basic things.
On the way, we will have the chance to stop for a coffee break and refreshments in one of the huts along the way. The walk takes about 7 hours.
Day 5: Valbonë – White Circle – Valbonë
Today will explore the mountains around Valbona Valley. We will walk in a circle so depending on the desire of group we can make it shorter or longer. It will take us between 5 – 7 hours to finish our walk.
Day 6: Valbonë – Quk Dunisha – Prizren – Rubik
We start the morning with a 2-hour easy walk through the Valbona Valley. After a short coffee stop, we head to Kosovo. The first city we will visit is Prizren, we'll walk through the Bazaar and visit the League of Prizren, the Sinan Pasha Mosque, the Orthodox Church and several other sites.
Day 7: Rubik – Durrës – Berat
The group walks to the village of Katund i Vjeter in the morning for about 3 hours. Next, we drive to Durrës where we visit the Roman Amphitheatre. In the afternoon we drive to Berat and visit its castle.
Day 8: Berat- Krujë
In the morning we visit the Ethnographic Museum and the King Mosque in Berat. We have left some free time in Berat to enjoy the other sites at our own pace. In the afternoon we drive to Kruja to visit Scanderbeg Museum and Kruja Castle
Day 9: Krujë – Airport
Before your flight, we have scheduled a short walk up to Sari Salltik Tekke situated on top of Kruja Mountain.