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Cycling Tour Of Albania

Discover the highlights of this fascinating, little visited destination from the saddle. Cycle along the shores of Lake Ohrid into the heart of the Grammoz Mountains and the tranquil Germenj valley. Descending through the spectacular Vjosa gorge we reach the Ionian Sea and start our exploration of the turquoise Albanian Riviera. Along the way we visit the UNESCO listed sites of Gjirokaster, Butrint and Berat and explore Albania's rich cultural heritage through its archaeological ruins and local traditions.

Tour Highlights

  • Cycle Albania - Stunning scenery, peaceful, traffic-free roads and great local food
  • Albanian Riviera - Picturesque trails and villages
  • Gjirokaster - Discover this historic UNESCO listed town
  • Butrint - Visit the beautifully situated roman city
  • Llogora National Park - Pine forests, mountain and sea scenery
  • Lake Ohrid - Mountainous setting and access point to remote town of Germenj

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join trip at Tirana Airport. Drive to Pogradec on Lake Ohrid

  • 2
    Cycle from Lake Ohrid to Korça

  • 3
    Climb into the heart of the Gammoz Mountians to Germenj

  • 4
    Ride through Vjosa Valley; drive onto Gjirokaster

  • 5
    Cycle to Saranda via Butrint archaeological treasure

  • 6
    Ride the Albanian Riviera to Qeparo

  • 7
    Cycle to Dhermi beach then drive to Berat

  • 8
    Trip ends Tirana Airport

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Why Book this trip
Unlike many other operators, we include the hire of your bike in the overall cost of the holiday: you don't need to bring your own or pay extra to hire one locally. We also provide a support vehicle, spare parts and take care of day to day bike maintenance. All you need bring is your own helmet.
Included meals 7 0 3
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Bicycle
Accommodation
7 nights Standard Hotel
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Local Guide(s), Explore Tour Leader / Cycle guide
Cycling Information
On this trip we cycle 316 km over six days (an average of 53 km per day). We mainly use quiet, undulating roads although there will be several steeper sections on tarmac. A support vehicle accompanies the rides throughout the trip. We have graded the route as moderate to challenging.
Included Bike
24 gear Specialized CrossTrail or Ariel hybrid bikes with lockable front suspension
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16