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Internationale groepsreis Walking in Albania

Trek in the Albanian Alps and soak up the culture as you visit historic landmarks
8 dagen vanaf € 1.075,- (excl. vlucht)

Food

  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners included. Three of these lunches are packed lunches. In the itinerary, we state which meals are included on each day. 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. Food in Albania is quite varied thanks to the many influences on the country and particularly Mediterranean combining both Turkish and European tastes. Dairy products, especially milk and yoghurt are present in almost every meal, usually locally sourced. Meals are reasonably priced at around GBP£3-5 per dish for traditional dishes such as baked rice, casseroles, stuffed aubergine and Jani Meat (beef or lamb sautéed with onions, garlic and spices). Fresh fish is also plentiful, from the sea or lakes and is an important ingredient in many dishes. Dishes that must be sampled are Tirana stew, Elbasan yoghurt and baked phyllo pie. For dessert, there are the classic cookies and puddings but most importantly the Baklava is very popular. Drinks are reasonably priced with a bottle of local beer costing around £1 yet traditional drinks need to be tried as well, Raki and ‘Scanderbeg’ Cognac for example (noted for its unique flavour and aroma). Your leader will recommend restaurants for each evening. Vegetarians are well-catered for in Albania as long as the hotels are advised in advance - please inform us before departure of any special dietary requests. If you follow a vegan diet you should expect that the variety of food may be limited whilst on this trip. This diet is relatively uncommon in this region and we cannot guarantee that the hotels and restaurants will provide meals that have the necessary variety.

Activities

  • Walking & Trekking
  • Point-to-Point
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8 dagen vanaf € 1.075,-

Route 8 daagse rondreis Walking in Albania

This fascinating, lesser-known Mediterranean country has a pristine, rugged and wild landscape waiting to be discovered. 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. Our trek is focussed in the remote Albanian Alps in the north, where ancient blood feuds and folklore mark its past. We explore the remote regions of Theth and Valbonë on foot, where Agricultural life has remained unchanged for centuries. We then have time to explore the historic towns of Berat and Krujë and delve into the captivating history of this hospitable country.

  1. Dag 1 - Start Tirana
  2. Dag 2 - Drive via Shkodër and Rozafa Castle to Theth; short walk around the village
  3. Dag 3 - Walk to Grunas waterfall, Nderlyse and the 'Blue Eye of Kapre'
  4. Dag 4 - Trek over Valbonë Pass to Rragam village; transfer to Valbonë, home of Albanian folk culture
  5. Dag 5 - Follow a route below Rosi Peak, passing through forest to the 'White Circle'
  6. Dag 6 - We take a boat on Komani Lake; continue to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Berat
  7. Dag 7 - Visit the Ethnographic Museum and the King Mosque in Berat; drive to Krujë in the afternoon, followed by a folklore evening
  8. Dag 8 - End Kruje
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