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The Mini Albanian Alps Experience

Expect the unexpected and prepare to be blown away. Situated just north of mainland Greece, Albania is an undiscovered country full of outstanding natural beauty with a wealth of history just waiting to be explored. From the Romans and the Greeks to the Ottomans, past civilizations have left their distinct marks on Albania’s landscape, architecture and archaeological sites as showcased in fascinating ancient UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Berat and Butrint, and other dramatic mountain citadels dotted across the countryside


Day 1

Arrival in Podgorica (capital of Montenegro) followed by an airport transfer into Albania to Shkodra, known as the city of birds and bicycles. Here, you’ll check-in to a traditional Albanian guesthouse which is a museum in itself and has an incredible authentic restaurant with local cuisine and entertainment. There will be time in the afternoon to explore the crumbling ruins of Rozafa Castle.

Day 2

Early morning transfer to the ferry port for the magical Lake Koman Ferry Ride journey. Arrive in beautiful Valbona, check in to your accommodation and spend the rest of the day enjoying the serene mountain setting and the fresh traditional food listening to the locals talk about the legends of the blood feuds and sworn virgins. For those eager for some exercise they can hike up to one of the local stans which offer stunning views of the mountain scenery.

Day 3

Morning transfer to the start of the Valbona – Thethi hiking trail. You’ll trek through the Valbona Pass over to the remote village of Thethi led by a local boy whose horse will carry your bags. The trek lasts approximately 5 – 6 hours. On arrival in Thethi you’ll check in to the welcoming guesthouse and enjoy a traditional evening meal.

Day 4

Early morning drop-off at the start point of the trek across the mountains into Montenegro. The trek lasts approximately 6 – 7 hours. You’ll be collected at the end point of the trek and transferred to Kolasin where you’ll check in to your accommodation.

Day 5

Transfer to Podgorica airport for the flight home.


Private airport pick-up and drop-off, all in-country transfers


1 night in a traditional guesthouse in Shkodra with breakfast, 1 night B&B mountain accommodation in Valbona, 1 night full board guesthouse accommodation in Theth, 1 night B&B accommodation in Kolasin


Tickets for the Lake Koman River Ferry, Valbona – Theth hike, Theth – Plav hike, horse and boy for treks


The services of a bi-lingual guide, the Albanian Alps Experience booklet

Additional Information:

Local payment is required for the additional activities and extra meals. Possible activity includes a hike on day two which costs 30 Euros - £22 (though for the short hikes guides are not necessary as paths are well marked). Another possibility is a cooking class with locals making cheese and burek (national pie) for the price of 15 Euros - £11 per person. Meals that are not included cost between £8 and £12 per person.


Meryem, September 2015

The trip was very well organised with almost all details thought out, providing a good balance between trekking and resting. Accommodation at each location was great and most importantly clean, with staff being endlessly helpful and hospitable. The most credit would however have to go to our guide Ilija, who was on hand at all times, very patient (despite accidentally referring to him as Albanian a few times…later becoming a mutual joke between all), communicated information as and when required and was very friendly. Thank you for providing us a great experience, it’s truly one that will not be forgotten

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