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Cycling in Albania, Kosovo & Macedonia

This trip combines some of the best cycling routes in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia. We begin our tour with a visit to the historical chief town of the medieval Albanians, Krujë. There we will have time even for some souvenir shopping in the old bazzaar, one of the best in Albania. We will cycle through the impressive landscape of Puka and smell the fresh air and the aroma of the pine trees. We cycle to Valbona valley and admire the rugged shapes of Nothern Albanian Alps over 2500 m above sea level. We will enjoy a walk through the old bazaar in Gjakova and taste the delicious local coffe. In Tetovo, Macedonia we will visit the colored Mosque and continue to Ohrid. Ohrid is a UNESCO city since 1979. We cycle back to Albania to visit Berat, the town of Thousand Windows part of UNESCO since 2008. During the final part of the tour we return to Tirana to visit the bustling streets and experience the coffee culture of this modern city.

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$3,459

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Duration

10 days

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation in 3*-4* hotel, BB services, 8 nights
    • 8 lunches in traditional restaurants or picnics
    • 1 dinner in Valbone
    • English speaking guide for 9 days
    • Transportation by off road vehicles for 4 days
    • Transportation by minibus for 9 days
    • Bicycle rental for 8 days
    • Assistance by the Albanian Agency
    • Entry/Admission - Kruja Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Valbona Valley National Park
    What's excluded :
    • 140 Euro per single supplement
    • Everything else that is not mentioned above.
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Kruja Castle, Near Tirana, Kruje 1501 Albania

    After you arrive in Albania, you will be transferred to Kruja, where you will visit the castle and Scanderbeg museum. Kruja was the most important town for the Albanians during the 15th century which withstood successfully to at least 3 major sieges by the Ottoman Empire. The museum we will visit is dedicated to the Albanian medieval hero GjergjKastrioti called otherwise as ‘Scanderbeg’. He is considered as the most important figure for all the Albanians wherever they live

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Rubik, Rubik, Lezhe County

    Cycle from the Zogu Bridge until Rubik. When in Rubik we visit the Franciscan Church which dates back to 12 century.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Fushe-Arrez, Fushe-Arrez, Shkoder County

    We drive on the secondary road of Rubik –Shpal –Gjegjan –Fushe-Arrez. In FusheArrez we will have lunch. From Fushe-Arrez to Qafe Mali –Dardhe the road is mostly rocky terrain.

    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Fierze, Fierze, Lezhe County

    Cycling continues on roads, which were used before the construction of Fierza Power Plant. We make a break for lunch in BajramCurri. BajramCurri is a small city situated on the foot of Shkelzenmountain. The name of the city comes from the national hero BajramCurri which was an outstanding fighter. In honor of his patriotism, there is a 7 m high statue of him erected in front of the city’s museum. The museum has a typical northern Albanian architecture. After lunch, we continue toward Valbona Valley.

    Duration: 6 hours

    Stop At: Valbona Valley National Park, Valbona Albania

    Today we cycle from Valbona valley to QafeLuzhe –Pac –Helshan –QafePrush –Gjakovë. In Gjakovë, we will have a walk through its old bazaar, one of the longest in the Balkan, a beautiful testimony of Ottoman Architecture and visit Hadumi’s Mosque

    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Prizren, Prizren

    We drive toward Prizren, with some short breaks during the road to visit interesting places.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Brezovice, Brezovice

    From Prizren, we continue through highland roads following this trail: Prevalle –Brezovice –Jazhince (pkk) –Tetove (Mac). Lunch will be in Brezovica. Brezovica is a ski resort situated between 900 m and 2,500 m above sea level. There is a combination of mild valley climate in the lower parts and Alpine climate in the higher regions. When we will be in Tetovo we will visit the Colored Mosque and BektashiTekke.

    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Gostivar, North Macedonia

    We cycle today through secondary roads from Tetovo to Gostivar -Mavrove –Diber e Madhe (Mac). Lunch will be organized in Mavrovo. Mavrovo is a region of Macedonia where Mavrovo National Park and winter sports center is located. The Mavrovo Lake lies at an altitude of 1220m. It is 12 kilometers long and 3 kilometers wide. After Mavrovo we cycle to Dibra we will relax in the thermal baths of Dibra.

    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Struga, Struga, Southwestern Region

    We drive toward Struga along the banks of the Black Drini River. In Struga, we will visit the city and have lunch. We resume cycling afterward to reach the city of Ohrid in the afternoon. The UNESCO city of Ohrid since 1979 is one of the most interesting places to visit in Macedonia. We will take a walk in the afternoon to visit some of the most interesting sites.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Elbasan, Elbasan, Elbasan County

    From Ohrid we cycle toward the border of QafëThanë between Albania –Macedonia to enter Albania. We continue cycling along Shkumbiniriver toward the city of Elbasan. In Elbasan, we take a break to visit the castle of the town and have lunch as well. In the afternoon we cycle toward the city of Berat enlisted in the UNESCO heritage list.

    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Kucove, Kucove, Berat County

    Today we cycle toward Kucova airbase. There we can see the old military airplane, which is a relic of the cold war. Our next break will be in Durres, a city that dates back to the 7th century BC. In Durres, we will visit the amphitheater of the 2nd AD and have lunch. In the afternoon we arrive in Tirana, capital of Albania.

    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County

    Before the departure, we will have a walking tour of Tirana. The group departs from Mother Theresa Airport.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Sondor Travel

Activity ID: V-10217P58

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