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Internationale groepsreis Cycle Macedonia & Northern Albania

Cycle through Macedonia and North Albania, the last hidden gems of Europe.
8 dagen vanaf € 1.075,- (excl. vlucht)

Food

  • Under 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. On some days lunches are picnic style eaten en route outside, whereas on other days we will eat in restaurants. Meat dishes are often goat or lamb, with fish dishes ranging from trout to endemic species from Lake Ohrid. Courses often come in mezze form complimented with a variety of vegetables and salad, freshly baked bread, homemade cheeses and local wines. In the cities there are a number of restaurants to choose from with an array of Mediterranean cuisine. In Macedonia you will find a similar Balkan cuisine that reflects its Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences. A typical Macedonian dish is tavce gravce, a baked dish of beans, onions red peppers and parsley. It's a delicious dish worth trying.
  • Under Enver Hoxha 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 subsistance 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. 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. In Macedonia you will find a similar Balkan cuisine that reflects its Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences. A typical Macedonian dish is tavce gravce, a baked dish of beans, onions red peppers and parsley.

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Cycling: road
  • New trip
  • Guided Group
  • Multi country
  • Food

    • Under Enver Hoxha 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 subsistance 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. On some days lunches are picnic style eaten en route outside, where as on other days we will eat in restaurants. Meat dishes are often goat or lamb, with fish dishes ranging from trout to endemic species from Lake Ohrid. Courses often come in mezze form complimented with a variety of vegetables and salad, freshly baked bread, homemade cheeses and local wines. In the cities there are a number of restaurants to choose from with an array of mediterranean cuisine. In Macedonia you will find a similar Balkan cuisine that reflects its Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences. A typical Macedonian dish is tavce gravce, a baked dish of beans, onions red peppers and parsley.

    Activities

    • Multi-country
    • Food

      • All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 2 dinners included. Under 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. On some days lunches are picnic style eaten en route outside, whereas on other days we will eat in restaurants. Meat dishes are often goat or lamb, with fish dishes ranging from trout to endemic species from Lake Ohrid. Courses often come in mezze form complimented with a variety of vegetables and salad, freshly baked bread, homemade cheeses and local wines. In the cities there are a number of restaurants to choose from with an array of Mediterranean cuisine. In Macedonia you will find a similar Balkan cuisine that reflects its Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences. A typical Macedonian dish is tavce gravce, a baked dish of beans, onions red peppers and parsley. It's a delicious dish worth trying.

      Activities

      • Road Cycling
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Route 8 daagse fietsvakantie Cycle Macedonia & Northern Albania

The border lands of Northern Albania and Western Macedonia are truly one of the last hidden gems of Europe. Sweeping gorges are carved by crystal blue waters that flow into tranquil lakes, whilst rocky peaks and plateaux rise high above the lush green landscape. Ancient villages, rarely visited by tourists nestle themselves into the valleys, some of which retain a way of life that has been unchanged for centuries. Our carefully chosen route heads through some of the best scenery these fascinating countries have to offer, complimented with some really exciting cycling that equally challenges and rewards.

  1. Dag 1 - Start Shkoder in Northern Albania
  2. Dag 2 - Transfer to Komani Lake; ferry ride from Komani to Fierze (3hrs). Cycle through gorges, forests and lakes to Dardhe
  3. Dag 3 - Cycle along spectacular mountain roads with high peaks on your left and Fierze lake 800m below on your right; continue to Kukes
  4. Dag 4 - Ride to Peshkopi along the Black Drin Valley
  5. Dag 5 - Cross the border into Macedonia and on to the UNESCO town of Ohrid; afternoon city tour
  6. Dag 6 - Climb to rocky plateau above Ohrid; ride over passes before descending to Big Prespa Lake in Stenje
  7. Dag 7 - Cycle along the shores of the lake to Small Prespa Lake, bordering Albania, Greece and Macedonia; crossing the border back into Albania, pass Lake Ohrid en route to Pogradec
  8. Dag 8 - End Pogradec
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