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AlbaniaWinter trip in Albania

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Snowshoeing will not be the same after you discover the Accursed mountains in Kosovo and Albania.  During the next 10 days, you are going to hike around some wonderful natural parks such as the one in Valbona and Hajle and visit the beautiful villages of Boge and Prevalla. Snowy cities of Peja and Prizren will warm you up with their beauty!
Trip highlights
  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • Winter sports
    Winter sports
  • Nature observation
    Nature observation
  • City
    City
  • Meet locals
    Meet locals

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Day 1: Welcome in Tirana, capital of Albania!

Once arrived at the airport, our agent will be there waiting to take you to your hotel.  Depending on arrival time you might also start to explore the city or join an afternoon/evening yoga class or massage session to relax after the long flight.

Optional: Yoga: An hour yoga class at one of the capital’s best studios.

Optional: Massage: A massage session in one of the city’s wellness centers.

Visited:
Tirana

Day 2: Valbone

We head for the Valbona valley in the Albanian part of Accursed Mountains. Once in the village we may go hiking around or simply explore the surroundings.

In the evening, we will get to know the locals by sharing dinner with them and staying in a local guesthouse.

Depending on arrival time and the weather: Optinal: Hike in the village or at the “Open Gorges Mountain” “Gryket e hapura” for about 3 hours, +/- 400 m.

Tirane to Koman, 3h. 

Visited:
Valbonë

Day 3: Sheepfold of Rama - Valbona

During this day, we head towards the sheepfold of Rama which is at an altitude of 1800 m. Through this hike of about 5h-6h (800 m + & 800m -), we will again be immersed in nature, in the heart of the mountains of Albania. The rest of the day is free at your disposal.

Hiking from Valbona village to the sheepfold of Rama - About 5h-6h (800 m + & 800m -) Valbona.

Visited:
Valbonë

Day 4: Valbona’s neck - Valbone

We start this day hiking to the Valbone valley, passing through the Valbona's neck. This walk of about About 6h (900 m + & 900m -) in a landscape with postcard – like views will leave you speechless. Then we will return back to the village.

Reach Valbona Passage: About 6h (900 m + & 900m -) Valbona.

Visited:
Valbonë

Day 5: Peje - Boge (Kosovo)

Today we start with a walk around the city of Peja where we will also have a traditional lunch. Departure towards the alpine village of Boge. Today we will discover this village, its traditions and way of life, preserved over the centuries. The beauty of the monuments will perfectly complete the experience of this village’s visit.

Valbona to Peje, 2h - Peje to Boge, 50 min.

Visited:
Peć

Day 6: The Park of Hajle - Boge

We drive to the Hajle park and we start hiking for about 4 hours. Hajla mountain is the highest mountain in the northern part of the Bjeshket e Nemura (Accursed Mountains). We stop to enjoy a picnic at this amazing park and then return to the car to drive back to Boge.

Visited:
Peć

Day 7: The Monastery of Pec - Prizren (Kosovo)

Today, departure from Boga in direction of Peja. We will visit the city of Peja or Pec (in Serbian). There is another Monastery in Peja, the Patriarchate of Peja. It is is a Serbian Orthodox monastery located near the city of Peć, in Kosovo. The complex of churches, built in the 13th and 14th centuries, is the spiritual seat and mausoleum of the Serbian archbishops and Serbian Patriarchs.

Prizren is a charming city of mosques and monasteries dating back to the 14th century. Fortunately, spared from both the "destroy the old, build the new" drive of the communists during the early years of their rule in Yugoslavia, as well as the ethnic and religious atrocities that plagued the Western Balkans in the last decade of the 20th century, Prizren has the best-preserved old town in the country by far, and is often referred to as the cultural capital of Kosovo.

Boge to Pec, 35 min: Patriarchate of Peja - Pec.

Pec to Prizren, 1h 45min: Tour of Prizren to see the church of saint George, the Siman Pasha Mosque, the Turkish Hammam and Kaljaja fortress.

Visited:
Pec, Prizren

Day 8: Prevalla

Prevalla (Prevalac in Serbian) is a skiing center and touristic village which approximately is 30 km away from Prizren, and about twelve kilometers from Brezovica, the largest ski center in Kosovo. Prevalla (Prevalac) is a popular destination for hikers or skiers. The village borders a large forest. During the summer, people go there to relax and rest, whereas during the winter people visit it for its seasonal recreational sports. It lies 1800m above sea level. Prevalla (Prevalac) is located in the south of Kosovo in the Sharr Mountains. We return to Prizren in the afternoon.

Prizren to Prevalla, 35 min - About 6h (750 m + & 750m -).

Visited:
Prizren

Day 9: Back to Tirana!

A city since 1614 and the capital of Albania since 1920, Tirana is the country's main cultural hub. You will be able to discover a city famous for the colorful facades of its buildings and the harmony between the various religions in the country. The visit of the National Museum located on Skanderbeg Square will be a nice introduction to the rich Albanian history!

Close to this square, you will be able to see the mosque "Et'hem Bey", which has been preserved even during the communist era for its historical value, the opera, the clock tower and the palace of culture. You discover then the pyramid (the Museum of the former dictator, Enver Hoxha), the superb Orthodox Cathedral as well as the Catholic Cathedral. Not to forget to also discover the busy nightlife with numerous bars and restaurants!

Prizren to Tirana, 3h: Tour of the capital of Albania, with the most important sites such as the museum, the mosque, the cathedrals.

Optional: Yoga: An hour yoga class at one of capital’s best studios.

Optional: Massage: A massage session in one of city’s wellness center.

Visited:
Tirana

Day 10: Last day of your winter trip!

One of our agents will accompany you to the airport according to your flight schedule. According to your departure time, our agency is happy and ready to prepare activities just for you. Or extend your trip because you wish to continue the adventure!

Visited:
Tirana

TiranaValbonëPećPecPrizren

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The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

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  • Meals and beverages not indicated
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