Albania
Destination
Fit
Difficulty level
1 day
Duration
Cycling, Walking and hiking
Activity type

This tour is for people who like cycling and spending an active day in an attractive mountainous landscape.

We will take a panoramic cable car ride up to the Dajti National Park, have a cup of coffee in the terraces, take a short hike to discover an ancient fortress, and then ride the bike mostly downhill back to the city!

Tirana, the Albanian capital, extends westwards from the foothills of Mount Dajti, 1612 meters high. A visit to the Dajti National Park is a great way to spend a day in an attractive mountainous landscape outside and literally ‘above’ the city. The tour starts with a bike ride through Tirana, starting in the centre and pedal towards the Dajti Express cable car station. Along with the bike, you will take a panoramic cable car ride up the mountain. Once everyone is at the top, we will cycle to one of Dajti’s bar-restaurants to enjoy a cup of coffee with beautiful views over the city and the remote highlands that surround it. From here we will make a short hike up on a trail that leads to the walls of an ancient fortress hidden in the woods. After a short snack break, we will walk  down to the bar and get on our bikes again. We will ride down from the mountain, passing through the park and rural areas, and through the city back to your hotel.

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: Mount Dajti Bike and Hike
TYPE: Guided biking/hiking trip
LEVEL: Fit
PRODUCT CODE: B 1.1
PRICE: 35 euro’s per person
PERIOD: Year-round
DURATION: Day-trip
START/FINISH Tirana/Tirana
INCLUDED
Coffee or tea
English speaking guide
Cable-car ticket
Bike rental
NOT INCLUDED
Bank transfer fees
If you wish to pay by credit card or PayPal there is a 4,5% service charge

Essential Info:
This day trip to mount Dajti has a daily departure, please contact us via the enquiry form to check for possibilities.

Participation guidelines
You must remember that you are going to bike with a group of people, partially in city traffic, so you will be moving in single file formation and proceeding quite slowly in pedestrian areas. Also, you must remember that it’s always better to stop when you are not sure how to interpret the signs or moves of other vehicles on the street.

What to bring
Please note that there could be weather changes in the mountains. Therefore, it is recommended that you 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 any weather change.
You are requested to bring sunscreen and a bottle of water.

Notes
This is a group activity; you are requested to respect the advice of the guide and stay in a group.

Good to know

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

Dropoff location
Tirana, to be specified at booking confirmation

FAQs

Are Airport transfers included in the tour?
Our set departure tours do not include the airport transfers, if you wish to book an airport transfer, please mention this at booking. The price from the airport to Tirana is 30 euro (max 3 pax).

Does this tour has a guaranteed departure?
For the day trip Mount Dajti Bike and Hike we need a min number of 4 participants to guarantee a departure. You can check our departure dates and see what departures are guaranteed or contact us for further information. After If you have booked, 48 hours prior to departure we will let you know if there are enough participants to run a tour, in case there are not enough participants you can either choose to cancel or pay a small group supplement.

Can I join this trip with little hiking/biking experience?
Its nice if you have hiking experience, but it’s not needed. You do need to be able to bike.

What should I bring along on this hiking trip?
You should be aware that there could be weather changes in mount Daity. Therefore, it is recommended that you 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 any weather change. Please make sure you bring sunscreen and a bottle of water.

What is the beginning place/time of the tour?
The beginning time of the tour is at 9 o’ clock in the center of Tirana, we will specify the meeting place with your booking confirmation.

Can I bring my kids along to the day trip mount Daity Hike And Bike?
Unfortunately we do not have child bikes and therefore children need to be big enough for an adult bike. Other than that, children accompanied by an adult are welcome.

In case your question is not answered yet, after reading the FAQ, please feel free to contact us via the inquiry form.

 

1

09:00 AM

Meet the guide
2

09:15 AM

Start biking to the cable car station
3

09:45 AM

Arrival at the cable car station, take cable car up
4

10:15 AM

Start bike ride to the bar
5

10:30 noon

Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and the views
6

11:00 AM

short hike to the walls of the hidden fortress
7

11:45 AM

Explore the walls, have a short break, and walk back down
8

12:30 PM

Back at the bar, start the bike ride down the mountain
9

02:30 PM

Group arrives back at starting point

Hike to the top