Cycling in Albania

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5 Based on 115 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7749
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Pogradec, Albania
  • Ends Vlore, Albania
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Immerse yourself in a previously isolated country
  • Cycle from mountain plateaux to the Albanian Riviera
  • Visit the Unesco World Heritage site of Butrint
  • Fishing villages, national parks and thermal springs
Start in Pogradec and end in Vlore, the "Cycling In Albania" trip is a guided bicycle tour that takes 8 days. You will travel through Sarande, Pogradec, Gjirokaster and 3 other destinations in Albania. "Cycling In Albania" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, 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, 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 Macedonia border, 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 Unesco-listed Butrint and Llogara National Park, before relaxing by the sea at our hotel in Vlorë.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Pogradec
  • Day 2: Transfer to Korçë; steady climb through a landscape of barren rock interspersed with wildflowers; cycle towards Grammoz Mountain and over the Barmash Pass 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 climb to the Llogara Pass; long descent through Llogara National Park finishing by the coast
  • Day 8: End Vlorë
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • All accommodation
Meals
  • All breakfasts and 2 dinners included
Transport
  • Transfer for group flights
Others
  • Local bike hire
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas and vaccinations
  • Single supplement
  • E-bike hire
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 115 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 29 2024
5 - Excellent
Hot and exhilarating
Lots of fun with a great group of like minded individuals and plenty of good local knowledge thrown in the mix.
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 29 2024
5 - Excellent
Just what we wanted!
We have had a great time during this trip. Excellent group of peers, great leader, beautiful cycling, great food
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 26 2024
4 - Very Good
Cycling in Albania week of 15th June
^ day cycling trip through Southern Albania.
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 18 2024
5 - Excellent
Authentic Albanian Adventure
If you enjoy cycling on quiet (resurfaced) roads, through dramatic mountain ranges, across high plateaus, following gorgeous river gorges and absorbing cobalt blue views along the coastal riviera, then this might be for you. The... Read more
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycling in Albania tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 23 October 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 23 October 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

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. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

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