Albania Heritage by Bicycle
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Albania Heritage by Bicycle

 

This tour takes in the hilly country south of Tirana and passes through three UNESCO sites. Here many main roads follow the valleys, often following the rolling rivers that have carved out huge gorges. Particularly the Vjosa Gorge, where huge rock walls and cirques dominate the horizon. Extensive plateaus around Lake Ohrid and Gjirokastra provide a patchwork landscape of fields, the remnants of the collective farms. Farmers tend individual cows or some sheep, they cut hay with scythes, stack it in mushroom-styled ricks and follow the idyllic rhythm of the seasons. Here the outstanding majority of farm crops are organic, as chemicals are just too expensive to use. We cycle from the mountains to the Ionian coast and follow a shady road through pine forests that snakes its way through fishing villages. We land at Saranda and make a side trip to the architectural ruins of Butrint, a UNESCO site. We spend our last nights on the stunning coast where we relax and unwind on a private beach. We end our tour in the capital Tirana where you can enjoy the cafe culture.

Tour At A Glance
Tour Cost US$2,150 Single Supplement US$290
Bike Hire US$175 Total Cycling Distance 482 kilometres
Tour Grade 3 out of 5 out of 5 Number of Days 10 Days/9 Nights
Number of Cycling Days 7 full days/1 half day Tour Meets Tirana
Tour Ends Tirana Countries Visited Albania
Group Size Minimum 2, Maximum 16. Minimum age on scheduled departures 18 years old
Albania Heritage by Bicycle