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Cycling in Albania

 

Summary:

Discover the beauty of this previously isolated country by bike

Duration
8 Days
Next Departure
28-May-2021
Starting at
± USD 1,537.00
Price per day
± USD 192.00

  • Overview
  • Dates and Details
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Operator
Exodus Travel
Tour
Cycling in Albania
Travel Style
Small Group Tour with More Flexibility
Group Size
4 - 16
Age Group
16 - 99 Years
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Summary

Discover the beauty of this previously isolated country by bike

Day 1.
Start Pogradec.
Day 2.
Transfer To Korçë; Steady Climb Through A Landscap...
Day 3.
Cycle Through High Grassy Plateaux Surrounded By S...
Day 4.
Valley Ride Towards Kelcyra; After Lunch At Tepele...
Day 5.
Transfer Up The Muzina Pass, Long Descent To Saran...
Day 6.
Spectacular Coastal Ride To The Long Beach Of Hima...
Day 7.
Ride Towards Vlorë; Optional 1043M Climb To The Ll...
Day 8.
End Vlorë.

 

Details

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, biking 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 Vlorë.

Remarks

Highlights

  • * Immerse yourself in a previously isolated country * Cycle from mountain plateaux to the Albanian Riviera * Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Butrint
  • Included in Price

    • All breakfasts and 2 dinners included.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.
    • * All breakfasts and 2 dinners included * All accommodation * Transfer for group flights * Local bike hire

    NOT included in price

  • * Travel insurance * Visas and vaccinations * Single supplement
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