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The impressive variety of Albania’s mountain ranges, their stunning panoramas, small touristic villages and picturesque landscapes, create ample opportunity for a variety of outdoor sports, exploration, and activities. As Albania is packed with destinations where one can have amazing hiking or climbing experiences, we are presenting you with a very small selection of the absolute favorite tours, as rated by visitors.
Hiking trails in Valbona and Theth always top every list! Their location along the Albanian Alps and the connection of the valleys through the Valbona River at 1800 meters above sea level, inspire thousands of tourists to annually discover the natural wonders of Valbona and Theth through unforgettable hiking experiences.
The Accursed Mountains, home of myths and fascinating legends as well as Albania’s greatest peaks, also offer spectacular landscapes and trails specifically made for hiking. Hiking tours in these areas are generally offered in tandem with an exploration of Valbona and Theth, making the entire experience a several-day long hiking trip. Click here for more info: Lonely Planet, Walks Worldwide, OutdoorAlbania.
The majestic Albanian Alps with their imposing heights and legends, which still seem to haunt these ranges, are one of the most popular touristic destinations. Pedaling through the rare and enchanting landscapes of the Accursed Mountains fills your lungs with fresh air and regenerates your body. Stopping by the warm, hospitable guesthouses only adds some magic to this experience that should not be missed by any true cycling aficionado.
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AlbaniaAdventure offers an entirely unique itinerary which beautifully combines the exploration of the Korab Mountain and the Valbona Valley through skiing and alpinism. For more information, please visit their official website.
If you prefer the adrenaline of riding through the country’s challenging and beautiful terrain on a 4X4, there are many inclusive tours of both the north and south of Albania. They are created to introduce the country in a new perspective! Theth, Rubik, Peshkopi, Librazhd, Pogradec, Përmet, Tepelenë, Jali, Vlorë: these are only some of the beautiful destinations incorporated in the tour. For more information, click here.
As you move southward on a map of Albania, you will come across Tomorr, one the country’s most famous mountains located just east of the traditional town of Berat. Alpinists, experienced climbers and hikers annually climb this mountain, which is considered the Holy Mountain of Albania. While the pilgrims undertake the challenging hike in order to visit the holy places located along its heights, the Masjid of Kulmak (Teqenë e Kulmakut) and the Mausoleum of Abaz Ali (Tyrben e Abaz Aliut), the hardcore climbers take advantage of the winter months to reach its challenging peak at 2416 meters above sea level.
For additional information on tours and camping/hiking packages in Tomorr, click here.
Located on the Adriatic coast and only a 30-minute drive away from the capital of Tirana, the beach of Durrës is the longest and most populated one in Albania. Modern architectural structures, like the Sphinx, the vibrant promenade and delicious seafood restaurants are a serious part of this city’s charm. Durrës is also home to [...]
A city rich in history and spectacular landscapes, in addition to being one of the gastronomic centers of the entire country, Lezha packs a full day of valuable and delicious amusement. After you have enjoyed your morning coffee in one of the many cafés in town, head to Lezha Castle, from where you will get [...]
The City of 1001 Windows is a national cultural and heritage center that reserves beautiful strolls along cobbled alleys in its famous Mangalem, Gorica and Castle neighborhoods and much more. One of the most historic and oldest cities in Albania, Berat will fill your entire day with beautiful landscapes in addition to its rich culture [...]
The last coastal city along the famous Southern Riviera is one of the most ideal places to spend your day In reality, the legendary coastal city of Saranda would ideally require more time to be fully experienced. However, if you only have 24 hours to spend here, we can suggest the absolute must-sees of this [...]
Tirana has been Albania’s administrative center for almost a century but this city’s history goes even further back in time. While the toponym Tirana was first mentioned in the 15th century as “Plenium Tyrenae” (“Field of Tirana”), the city became an established settlement almost two centuries later, in 1614, with the establishment of a mosque [...]
The vibrant coastal city of Vlora is a requisite stop for every tourist visiting Albania during the summer. Vlora marks the boundary between two seas – the Adriatic and the Ionian – which, in turn, are simultaneously shared between three countries: Albania, Greece, Italy. Boasting an enviably long and beautiful coastline, the ideal exploration of [...]
Pogradec is the quintessential nostalgic city! This particular sensation arises as you cruise down the national road and an image of utter calm and timeless beauty unfolds before you. The smooth, creamy blue surface of Lake Ohrid, punctuated by lively swans and seagulls! This is the lake of a certain delicious fish called koran, found [...]
This southernmost city in Albania is quite the multifaceted place! An ideal destination for your holidays, year-round. A location full of virgin beaches and delicious seafood. Sharing a border with Greece, Saranda is also a gateway to this other significant cultural destination. Last but not least, entry fees in the most wonderful parks and destinations [...]
Most refer to Dibra’s northeastern highlands as Albania’s roof. This region’s highly diverse nature is due to the high peaks and low valleys found along Dibra’s rugged landscape. As one of the largest geographical areas of the entire country, Dibra boasts more than 50 spectacular natural monuments. Countless caves hidden among beautiful mountains, small lakes, [...]