Cycling in Albania

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
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  • Starts Pogradec, Albania
  • Ends Pogradec , Albania
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Immerse yourself in a previously isolated country
  • Cycle from mountain plateaux to the Albanian Riviera
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Butrint
Starting and ending in Pogradec, the Cycling In Albania tour is a guided bicycle trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Pogradec, Sarande, Vlore and 3 other destinations in Albania. Cycling In Albania is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

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.
Customer reviews
5 - Excellent
Based on 32 reviews
Scenic splendour and cycling endeavour
5 - Excellent
“This was a splendid trip, made all the better by the staggering beauty of the Albanian mountains and countryside and the excellent company of all on the tour. The cycling was immense, challenging all of us on the tour with the long and arduous climbs and then providing thrills and big smiles as we sped down the long, winding descents with endless views stretching ahead of us. The first half of the trip is in the mountains but then descends to the coast for a day or two before climbing once again for more mountain scenery and finishing with a long descent to the final hotel, once more on the coast. A good variety of scenery and culture that provides an excellent taster of life in present day Albania as the country moves from its communist past and trys to adapt to modern day capitalism and all the challenges that this poses.”
Cycling in Albania: Big Hills, great food!
4 - Very Good
“Cycling in Albania is not easy, but is rewarding. The views commanded from some of the many climbs were spectacular. We enjoyed staying in some of the more remote parts of the country and then on to the slightly more commercialised coast. The evenings were great fun, with superb food, and an interesting group of cyclists. Despite the mixed ability almost everyone completed every ride including the final climb over Llogara pass.”
A trip worth taking
4 - Very Good
“Beautiful scenery, interesting country, real contrast between the mountainous interior and scenic coastline, lovely food, great weather and lovely friendly people - both locals and in our group. This was definitely a trip worth taking. Cycling was good and like many other reviewers,we thought this was more challenging than its current grading. We couldn't believe how little we spent over the week - though to be honest there wasn't much to buy, other than the essentials.”
Beautiful Albania!
5 - Excellent
“Had read the reviews before going and it lived up to expectations! Fab scenery, food and great cycles!”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Pogradec.
  • Day 2: Transfer to Korçë; steady climb through a landscape of barren rock interspersed with wild flowers; cycle towards Grammoz Mountain and over the Barmash Pass (1159m) to Gërmenj.
  • Day 3: Cycle through high grassy plateaux surrounded by soaring peaks before descending to Carshove and on to Benje; ride to thermal springs for a swim.
  • Day 4: Valley ride towards Kelcyra; after lunch at Tepele Waterfalls transfer to Gjirokastra for afternoon city tour.
  • Day 5: Transfer up the Muzina Pass, long descent to Sarandë via the coast and the UNESCO site of Butrint.
  • Day 6: Spectacular coastal ride to the long beach of Himarë Bay.
  • Day 7: Ride towards Vlorë; optional 1043m climb to the Llogara Pass; long descent through Llogara N.P. finishing by the coast.
  • Day 8: End Vlorë.
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Accommodation
  • 5 nights hotels, 2 nights guesthouses , All accommodation
Meals
  • All breakfasts and 2 dinners included
Transport
  • 6 days cycling with full vehicle support
  • Transfer for group flights
Others
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus local cycling leader and driver. Min age 16 yrs
  • Trip can be combined with Cycle Macedonia & Northern Albania
  • E-bike hire available on request
  • Local bike hire
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Pogradec are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Cycling in Albania tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW
Payment

A deposit of 300 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 0 days before departure. For any departures within 20 November 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Cycling in Albania tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Cycling in Albania tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycling in Albania tour. You can cancel the tour up to 1 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 0 days of departure.
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