Albania
Destination
Challenging
Difficulty level
2 to 5 days
Duration
Trekking, Walking and hiking
Activity type

This tour is for active people who like to get to know the local culture of the people in Northern Albania. In this tour you will make a spectacular hike through Thethi and it’s surroundings and stay with a local family in one of the village houses where they will prepare a traditional meal for you. You will also get the chance to visit Shkoder and make a walk up to the ruins of the Rozafa castle where you can admire the spectacular view of one of the largest lakes in Europe.

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: Walking Tour authentic Theth and Shkoder
TYPE: Guided hiking holiday
CODE: W 3.1
LEVEL: Challenging
PRICE: 149 € per person
DATES: May-November
NIGHTS: 2
DAYS: 3
HIKING DAYS: 1
ACCOMODATION: Local Guesthouses
INCLUDED
Accommodation for 2 nights in a guesthouse (based on shared rooms )
Food: traditional home-made dishes. (2x breakfast, 2x (picnic)lunch, 2x dinner)
English speaking guide
All transport as per itinerary (based on public transport)
NOT INCLUDED
Drinks
Snacks
Snacks
Breakfast and lunch on day 1
Dinner on day 3
Airport pick-up/drop-off
Bank transfer fees
If you pay by credit card or PayPal there is a 4,5% service charge

*Private tour
If you wish to do this walking holiday on a different date, 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:

Level of the tour: Moderate
You should be in good physical shape. You should 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.

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, sun glasses/block.

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

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.

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. An adult need accompany children under 18.

Please check with us about the road condition as it might happen that the pass is closed by snow on early May and November.

1

Day 1


Leave from Tirana toward Shkodra, and then further through the splendid valley of Boga where the road climbs towards the steep Thore Pass (1700m), which descends into the Thethi valley. At the pass we will stop at Ms. Edith Durham memorial – a great panoramic spot*. In the afternoon we will explore the attractions of Thethi on foot: the church (750m), the blood feud tower, the waterfall, etc., followed by dinner and overnight in a guesthouse (900m)**.
* The stop at Ms. Edith Durham memorial is possible only if the ‘dedicated transport option’ is chosen – see prices section below.
* * It is possible to choose hotel accommodation (twin/double or single room) instead of guesthouses where dormatory-style rooms are shared.

Overnight: guesthouse
Dinner: home-cooked meal by a local family

Transfer information:
Distance: Tirana (0km)-Shkoder(110km)-Boga(48km)-Thethi(23km)
Duration: 6 hrs

2

Day 2

After breakfast, we will leave on foot towards Nderlysa (12km) (510m altitude), and further to the Blue Eye pool (670m altitude) and the valley of Kaprea. On or way back, we will stop in the lovely hamlet of Nderlysa where we will have lunch at a village house with a spectacular rural setting. We return to Thethi and relax while the sun sets in the valley. Dinner and overnight in a guesthouse*.
* it is possible to choose hotel accommodation (twin/double or single room) instead of guesthouses where dormatory-style rooms are shared.

Overnight: Guesthouse
Dinner: home-cooked meal by a local family

Hike information:
Theth (900-850)m- Nderlys 510m – Kapre 670m and return
Gradient: 600m ; – 600m
Duration : 5 hrs

3

Day 3

We have a relaxed breakfast before starting the drive back towards Tirana, stopping on the road for a quick visit of Shkodra centre, the Etnographic Museum and the Rozafa Fortress*.
* the visit in Shkoder is possible only if the ‘dedicated transport option’ is chosen – see prices section below.

Transfer information:
Distance: Thethi-Boga-Shkoder-Tirana, 281 km
Duration: 6 hrs

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