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Experience Koman and Rural Valbona by Ferry

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. 

Itinerary

Experience Koman and Rural Valbona by Ferry

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. Explore the village on foot.
* The stop in Prizren is possible only if the 'dedicated transport option' is chosen - see prices section

Overnight: Guesthouse
Dinner: home cooked traditional meal
Transfer information: distance: 220 km | duration: 6:30 hr


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.

Overnight: Guesthouse
Dinner: home cooked traditional meal
Hike information: Fushe e Gjes 800 m - Rrogam 900 m - Valbona - Springs 1400 m and return
Gradient: 600m; - 600 m | duration: 5 hrs•


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.

Transfer information:
duration: Valbona-Fierza 2 hrs, Koman - Tirana 4 hrs.
Tot. distance: 180 km


*Private tour
If you wish to do this tour on a different date, with dedicated or local transport, please contact us via the enquire now button. We have guides who can speak Albanian, English, Italian, French, German, Italian, Dutch or Spanish.”

Essential Info

Experience Koman and Rural Valbona by Ferry

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.

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Experience Koman and Rural Valbona by Ferry

Availability & Prices

Experience Koman and Rural Valbona by Ferry

Included
- Accommodation for 2 nights in a guesthouse (based on shared rooms with up to 5 single beds per room)
- Food: traditional home-made dishes (2x breakfast, 2x (picnic) lunch, 2x dinner)
- English speaking guide
- All transport as per itinerary
- Ferry ride Koman-Fierze


Excluded
- Drinks
- Snacks
- Lunch on day 3
- Airport pickup/delivery
- Bank transfer fees
- If you wish to pay by credit card or paypal there us a 4,5% service charge over the paid amount.


* In case you would like to do this tour with dedicated transport, please contact us for prices.

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