Albania
Destination
Moderate
Difficulty level
2 to 5 days
Duration
Walking and hiking
Activity type

This tour is for active people who would like to get a taste of the culture of the Northern Albanian “Malesore”, native Albanian highlanders. You will discover the Valbona Valley, its hidden attractions, and pristine panoramas by foot.

For a glimpse of daily life, we will stay overnight in the guesthouses of a local family, where a delicious traditional dinner with home-grown vegetables will be prepared. On the last day of the tour you will experience an amazing ferry ride on Lake Koman. This lake, surrounded by steep mountains, offers dramatic views.

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 Experience Koman and Rural Valbona by Ferry
TYPE: Guided cultural holiday
LEVEL: Moderate
DAYS:  3
TOUR CODE: C 3.3
PRICE: 149 euro per person
DATES:  April-October
INCLUDED
Accomodation for two nights in a guesthouse
Food: traditional home-made dishes
English speaking guide
All transport as per itinerary
NOT INCLUDED
Drinks
Snacks
Lunch on day 3
Airport pickup-delivery

Essential Info

Participant guidelines
Participants should be in good physical shape. Participants should note that there could be weather changes in the mountains. Therefore, it is recommended that they wear appropriate shoes for a walk in the mountains (hiking shoes or trainers) and carry an extra layer (preferably wind and water proof) in case of changing weather conditions.

What to bring:
Breathable light-weight waterproof gear (goretex, sympatex, etc), fleece/wool pullovers, wind-stopper jackets and gloves, small backpack with rain coverage, cap, sun block, mosquito repellent, head lamp, hiking poles, water bottle, sunglasses.

Medical conditions
Please inform us about any pertinent medical conditions in your booking form.

Terrain during the hikes
This alpine trail is characterized by lots of ascents and descents. The route passes over engraved relief representing alpine terrain with steep slopes, mountain river valleys carved into the landscape, rocky peaks, belts of mountain pine, etc. However, the chosen paths are mostly well trodden and safe.

Good to know

Pick-up location
Central Tirana, to be specified at booking confirmation.

Drop-off location
Central Tirana, to be specified at booking confirmation.

Children policy
Children joining this tour should have experience with hiking. Children under 18 should be accompanied by an adult.

Land only
The “OA” tours are Land Only; the prices do not include your flight, nor transport to and from the airport to hotel. You must make your own way to the starting point of every tour. If you would like us to arrange a transfer for you from the airport to your hotel or from your hotel to the beginning point of the tour please let us know at booking or contact us via the enquiry form.

 

1

Day 1

Leave Tirana, directed to Bajram Curri using the new highway that goes through the mountains aka ‘The Road of the Nation’. We will enter Kosovo where we’ll have a small brake in Prizren. After entering Albania again (this is the shortest way) we arrive in the beautiful Valbona valley in the early afternoon and explore the village on foot. 
2

Day 2

Today we hike 4-5 hours to the hamlet of Kukaj and then continue on to the meadows located at 1650m of elevation where we will enjoy great views on most of the above 2000m peaks of the valley.
3

Day 3

Early morning drive to Fierza. Here we catch the 7:00am Ferry on Lake Komani – fantastic gorge that we will enjoy during a 2.5 hr trip. We visit Shkodra where we will have lunch by the lake and pay a visit to the Rosafa castle after which we head back to Tirana.

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