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Internationale groepsreis Cycling in Albania

8 dagen vanaf € 1.065,- (excl. vlucht)

Food

  • Food in Albania is quite varied thanks to the many influences on the country and particularly Mediterranean combining Turkish, Greek and Italian tastes. Dairy products, especially milk and yoghurt are present in almost every meal, usually locally sourced. Under the leadership of Enver Hoxha (the communist leader of Albania from 1944-1985), Albania became a self-sustaining country due to its isolation to the world. However due to the lush fertile valleys, fresh mountain springs and Mediterranean climate, they are still very much a subsistence culture and show very little signs of changing. In the countryside expect your food to have been reared/grown not too far from your plate. Breakfasts are typically eggs, fresh bread, jam, honey and coffee or tea. For lunch and dinner, meat dishes are often goat or lamb, with fish dishes ranging from trout to whitebait. Courses often come in mezze form complimented with a variety of succulent vegetables, salad, freshly baked bread, homemade cheeses, local wines and of course, raki. Your guide will recommend the best options when in the towns.
  • Under Enver Hoxha Albania became a self sustaining country due to it's isolation to the world. However due to the lush fertile valleys, fresh mountain springs and mediterranean climate, they are still very much a subsistance culture and show very little signs of changing. In the countryside expect your food to have been living/grown not too far from your plate. Meat dishes are often goat or lamb, with fish dishes ranging from trout to whitebait. Courses often come in mezze form complimented with a variety of succulent vegetables, freshly baked bread, homemade cheeses, local wines and of course, raki. In the cities there are a number of restaurants to choose from with an array of mediterranean cuisine. Your guide will recommend the best options when in the town.

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    • Under Edvar Hoxha Albania became a self sustaining country due to it's isolation to the world. However due to the lush fertile valleys, fresh mountain springs and mediterranean climate, they are still very much a subsistance culture and show very little signs of changing. In the countryside expect your food to have been living/grown not too far from your plate. Meat dishes are often goat or lamb, with fish dishes ranging from trout to whitebait. Courses often come in mezze form complimented with a variety of succulent vegetables, freshly baked bread, homemade cheeses, local wines and of course, raki. In the cities there are a number of restaurants to choose from with an array of mediterranean cuisine. Your guide will recommend the best options when in the town.

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Route 8 daagse fietsvakantie Cycling in Albania

Some say that visiting Albania is as close as you'll get to travelling back in time. It wasn't until the collapse of the People's Socialist Republic of Albania in 1991 that the world got its first glimpse of the country within. Huge snow-capped mountains, inviting beaches, pretty rural villages, a genuine subsistence culture and an exceptionally friendly welcome is what you will find here. We cycle through the very best of Europe's beautiful unknown, beginning our tour on the border of Macedonia, towards the ancient town of Gjirokastra passing soaring peaks and lush green valleys. From here we begin our descent to the Albanian Riviera passing the UNESCO site of Butrint and Llogara National Park, before relaxing by the sea at our hotel in Vlore.

  1. Dag 1 - Start Pogradec
  2. Dag 2 - Transfer to Korce; steady climb through a landscape of barren rock interspersed with wild flowers; cycle through Grammoz Mountains and over the Barmash Pass (1159m) to Germenj.
  3. Dag 3 - Cycle through high grassy plateaus surrounded by soaring peaks before descending to Carshove and on to Benje; ride to thermal springs for a swim.
  4. Dag 4 - Valley ride towards Kelcyra; after lunch at Tepele Waterfalls transfer to Gjirokastra for afternoon city tour.
  5. Dag 5 - Transfer up the Muzina Pass, long descent to Saranda via coast and the UNESCO site of Butrint.
  6. Dag 6 - Spectacular coastal ride to the long beach of Himare Bay.
  7. Dag 7 - Ride towards Vlore; optional 1000m climb to the Llogara Pass; long descent through Llogara N.P. finishing by the coast.
  8. Dag 8 - End Vlore
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