5 Days of adventure in Albanian Alps
This special interest tour program is exclusively designed to offer participants the best combination of pristine wild nature, unforgettable ferry ride through the heart of the Albanian Alps and local folklore and traditions. During those 5 days you will be able to visit most of the tourist attractions of Northern Albania.
Tirana – Koman Lake – Valbona Valley – Theth
We begin our journey toward Northern Albania, leaving Tirana early in the morning at 05:00. At 09:00 we get on the ferry that sails right in the heart of the Albanian Alps. The Koman lake ferry trip offers some spectacular views of the Albanian Alps, waterfalls, rural villages and wild forests. Overnight in a traditional guesthouse by the lake “Koman” in a small village called Berishë. .
New in 2017: Exploring the area through kayaking along the lake.
At 11:00 we get on the ferry to Fierza. Passing through Bajram Curri, we enter the national park of Valbona Valley. After a delicious traditional lunch, we explore some of the main attractions, such as Kukaj, the farthest neighbourhood in Valbona Valley, pretty rural and remote, the “Old Mill” and the centre of the village.
Overnight and dinner in the guesthouse.
This would be an intense day as walk takes more than 6 hours in a remote terrain reaching Theth, but defiantly worthy!
Panoramic picnic lunch on the top of the mountains.
After arrival in Theth and a short break in the afternoon will be visited the Ethnographic Museum, the old Church and the “Lock in” Tower (symbol of Theth) and its fascinating story in centuries.
The main destination for the 4th day will be the “Blue Eye” of Theth and Gurna’s Canyons, formed from the Black River, which flaw out from the Black Top. The Blue Eye is formed by the erosion of rock by the water that descends from the mountains. It will be the main activity of this day since it takes more than 3 hours reaching it from the guesthouse.
Picnic lunch at the “Blue Eye” park.
Dinner and overnight in the guesthouse.
Almost one hour of walk from the Guesthouse the Watefrfal of Theth will be the final destination in Theth.
Shkodra is the main city of Northern Albania. City tour of Shkodra when will be visited the city center, the famous pedestrian boulevard “Pedonale”, the Cathedral of Shkodra, main Mosque and the Orthodox Church.
We have our final lunch by the Buna River, with an amazing view of the Rozafa castle. After lunch (not included in the price) we get on the way to the final destination, Tirana.
This is where we give you some warm greetings from Choose Balkans team and we wish to see you again next year.
- Dedicated Transport throughout the whole trip (Minibus, Koman Lake Ferry, Canoeing)
- Professional Tour Guide throughout the tour – 4 nights in traditional guesthouses (double /triple room occupancy)
- All meals throughout the 4 nights of the tour.
- City tour of Shkodër
- Price 350 Euros/Person
Photos : Nëntor Oseku Photography