Albania
Destination
Moderate
Difficulty level
1 day
Duration
River hiking
Activity type

This tour is for adventurous people who want to explore the wonderful Osumi canyon by foot. In late summer, the river water level drops but the canyon  of Osumi still remains a magnificent exhibit of Albanian nature. For several months, it is not possible to raft the entire canyon, but the fun activity of river hiking is a great alternative. The trip is a a mixture of floating, swimming while going through the canyon. All are outfitted with a wetsuit, life jacket, and helmet for maximum enjoyment and safety. Length: 8km

You can either join one of our scheduled departures (please see the calendar at the right) or you can book this tour as a private departure.

TOUR: Daytrip River Hiking the Osumi Canyon
TYPE: Guided canyoning/hiking trip
CODE: W 1.3
LEVEL: Moderate
PRICE: 35 eur per person
DATES: June-September
PERIOD: Day-trip
START/FINISH: Tirana/Tirana
INCLUDED
A bottle of water and a snack
English speaking guide
Transport from the rafting base in Corovode to the drop in point at the river
NOT INCLUDED
Additional drinks and food
Bank transfer fees
If you wish to pay by credit card or PayPal there is a 4,5% service charge

*Private tour
If you wish to do this tour on a different date, please contact us. We have guides who can speak Albanian, English, Italian, French, German, Italian, Dutch or Spanish.

** Open air beach camping option;
In case you would like to do this tour as a private tour you can choose the (cheaper) open air beach camping option instead of staying overnight in hotels. Please ask us for the discounted price for this option.*Private tour

Essential Info:

Participation guidelines
You should know how to swim. Although life jackets keep you above water, swimming or floating abilities are an added security. The equipment provided ensures good protection against cold; however, people have different capacities to bear cold and some persons may experience a bit of a chill.

What to bring:
A swimming suit, a pair of trainers, (no sandals or slippers!) warm socks, a thin fleece pullover and a towel

Tip: don’t forget to bring warm clothes for after the trip!

Good to know
Pick up location
10:30 am: Participants meet at Çorovoda, to be specified at booking confirmation

Participants who do not have their own means of transport may inform OA so they can be picked up and brought to Corovoda. (Cost depending on the number of persons)

Drop off location:
Tourist hotel Çorovode.
When you enter Çorovode, go over the square and turn left. Go over the bridge and go in the first parking at the left

Attention!
Persons with heart disease, respiratory problems or other disorders not compatible with high-intensity sports are not recommended to participate in this trip. If they choose to participate, they do so at their own risk.

Children Policy
Children are welcome to join this trip, but they should know how to swim. Children under 18 should be accompanied by an adult.

FAQs

Where is the meeting place for River hiking in Osumi Canyon?
The meeting place is in Çorovoda hotel “Turizmi”, right in the center.

Is transport included?
The transport from the meeting place in Çorovoda to the river and back is included in the itinerary. In case you need help with arranging transport to Çorovoda, please contact us via the inquire now button or at booking.

Can you help us with booking accommodation in Berat or Çorovoda?
Yes we can! We have several accommodations to choose from. Please let us know how many persons you want to accommodate and your preferred room division (single, twin, triple etc.). Accommodation in Cerovoda starts at 10 euro per persons and accommodation in Berat is about 17.50 euro per person (depending on the accommodation and kind of room)

How do I know if this trip will depart?
We need a min of 6 person in order to guarantee a departure. You can check at the departure dates which dates are guaranteed, or contact us so we can let you know the possibilities.

Is river hiking in Osumi Canyon dangerous?
The river hiking takes place in the summer months, when the water levels are low and the weather is warm.

Do I have to be skilled?
No, previous experience is not required. This level of river hiking is open to any skill level, first-timers and children age 12+ are welcome to join. However, there are some parts where you have to swim, therfore you can not join this trip if you can not swim.

Must I know how to swim?
Yes. Although the life jacket (pfd) will not let the person go under water, swimming or flotation capacities are good reinforcement.

Am I going to be cold?
Our specialized equipment provides good protection against cold. However, everybody is different and some may experience a bit of chill.

 

 

Start

River Hiking

This river hiking trip runs from June to September, when the water levels are low and the weather is warm. The meeting time is at 10. 30 hours at the Outdoor Albania Rafting base in the Cerovoda tourist hotel. You will get your river hiking gear and we will proceed to the drop in of the river. (about 30 min drive). Before we get in the water you will get a briefing at the river beach.

The river hiking trip lasts for about 3 hours, in which you will be exploring the river, mostly by hiking and floating. We will have stops at the river beaches where you will be able to absorb the beauty of the Canyon.

After the trip we will bring you back to the base where you can take a shower and have an (optional) lunch at the restaurant in town.

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