Valbona Valley

From Mountain to Sea

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Discover both faces of our country. Face some of the most dramatic views in northern Albania, with mountains dropping down from the sky and relax in some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Culture, Trekking
  • Activity Level Moderate
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  • Group Size Medium Group
    18
All about the From Mountain to Sea.

Discover both faces of our country. Face some of the most dramatic views in northern Albania, with mountains dropping down from the sky and relax in some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean.

This is a mixed tour which spans from challenging hiking, to cultural sites and seaside time.

Let our experienced guide take through a unique journey, made of breathtaking views, delicious local food and deep blue waters.

These 10 days you will get to meet many people, and by the end of the tour, we are pretty sure you will know a thing or two about Albanian hospitality, if you never heard of it yet.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you might have any questions regarding the tour. However, there is a FAQs section as well, where you might find the answer you were looking for.

Enjoy your holiday

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • All accommodation in shared twin rooms
  • All transportation according to the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • All attractions according to the itinerary
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Visa fees and entry clearing fees
  • Single room accommodations
  • Liquors, beeers and bootled beverages
  • Photography ccessories like cameras etc.
  • Guide tipping
  • Everything else not mentioned in the ‘Included’ tab
  1. Day1 Welcome to Albania

    Welcome to Shkoder, Albania. Upon checking in at the hotel, we will have a walking tour of the city. Followed by free time and dinner at a traditional restaurant.

  2. Day2 Off to the Accursed Mountains

    Today we head towards the Accursed Mountains, also known as the Albanian Alps. E very remote region of Albania, home to some of the most natural beauties of our cuntry. We will be staying at Theth village, one of the most preserved villages in Albania Upon arrival, we will have a walk and visit the church and the Blood Feud Tower. Dinner and will be served at our guesthouse.

  3. Day3 Walking the Valbona Pass

    Today, we have an intense day, so have a solid breakfast and pack your bags. We are going to the village of Valbona. We will be starting our walk towards the pass which is at 1800m altitude. We will start our walk from 750, reach the pass and then descent to 900m. Our lunch will be a picnic one, and we will stop on a scenic part to enjoy it. Horses will be following us and will carry our luggage. Upon arrival, we will rest at the guesthouse. Free time in the afternoon to explore the village of Valbona. Local dinner will be served at the guesthouse.

  4. Day4 The Rosi Pass

    Today is the first serious hiking day. We will leave from the guesthouse, headed towards the Rosi Pass, 2000m. This is an approx. 15km hike with a 1000m climb. We will follow the trail up to the Pass. Upon arrival, we will have our picnic lunch, which will be a constant in our hiking days. After lunch we will start descending towards the Guesthouse, where we will have our dinner.

  5. Day5 Off to the capital, Tirana

    We will have a early morning departure towards Tirana through the Komani Lake. We will drive to the ferry and navigate through one of the most scenic ferry rides, the Koman Lake. After the ride, we will hop on the van and have a 2 hours drive to Tirana. Upon arrival, we will have a stroll in the city center, and visit the principal attractions. Our dinneer will be at a traditional restaurant.

  6. Day6 Llogara Park

    Today we will start getting closer to coast. We will spend the night in Llogara park. On the way we will stop in the Apollonia Archaeological Park, where we will visit ruins dating back to the Illyrian time. After lunch we will head towards Llogara. Upon arrival, we can decide to have a small walk in the paths surrounding the area. Dinner will be served at the hotel.

  7. Day7 The beach, at last

    Today, we will head to the sea side village of Qeparo. On the way we will make a small walk towards one of the most beautiful beaches in Albania, Gjipe, where you can have a swim in the turquoise water. After the walk we will continue our journey. Upon arrival you will have free time to enjoy the beach, or to explore the old village. Fish based dinner will be served at the hotel.

  8. Day8 Even more amazing sights

    Today we will continue our way south, towards the city of Saranda. Before checking in at the hotel, we will visit the UNESCO archeological site of Butrint. After the visit, we will have a fish based lunch. Free time to the amazing Ksamil beach, and the 3 small islands surrounding it. After some time at the beach, we will be heading to the city, where we will check in at the hotel. Free time in afternoon to discover the city. Dinner will be fish or meat based, according to your preferences.

  9. Day9 Towards Gjirokaster

    Today we will continue our way towards Gjirokastra. But first, we will stop in the Blue Eye spring. After this coffee break, we will arrive in Gjirokaster, where a wonderful lunch will be waiting for us. In the afternoon we will visit the castle as well as the arms museum.Free time in the evening to explore the city. Traditional dinner will be waiting for us at a picturesque restaurant.

  10. Day10 Time to say goodbye

    Today we will head towards our final destination, Tirana. On the way we will visit the city of Durres and it’s amazing Roman theater. After lunch, we will continue our drive towards Tirana, where upon arrival, we will have to say goodbye.

Valbona Vallley
Ksamil Beach
Apollonia Site
Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

The accommodation will be in middle class hotels, with shared twin/double rooms, upon request. If single rooms requested, a charge will apply

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

Hotel Kalemi

Hotel Mangalem Berat

During the hiking trip, you most probably need hiking boots. However, do not forget to get also some sandals, or other comfortable shoes for the relaxing part

Sunscreen, hiking boots and poles (optional), hat, swimsuit, hiking trousers..

Unfortunately most of the hotels in Albania are not pet friendly. However, there is a pet hotel in Tirana, where you can leave your pet for the travel time

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