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Tirana: Gamti Mountain Hike with Lake Views

1. Tirana: Gamti Mountain Hike with Lake Views

Your experience begins as you are collected from your accommodation at 9:00AM, from where you depart for Bovilla Lake. The road is about 21 kilometers long, with half of it being off-road. Along the way, enjoy views of the suburban neighborhoods of Tirana, taking in the very different lifestyle to that of the city. Drive up to the lake's dam, before preparing to hike in Gamti Mountain. Your hiking track is of a simple level, with each step providing you with a more beautiful view than the last as you ascend to the top. Your hike lasts about 40 minutes, and on top of the hill you can enjoy the impressive views of the lake and the green hills that surround it. Whilst there, take some time to rest, enjoy the gorgeous view, and talk and eat food under the shadows of the cave. Following your break, return back down via the same track. Once done hiking, make a short stop at the river below the dam, which is home to unique canyon. You can also choose to refresh yourself with a swim in the fresh water of the river. At the conclusion of your adventure, your guide returns you back to Tirana.

From Tirana: 2-Day Private Tour of Theth National Park

2. From Tirana: 2-Day Private Tour of Theth National Park

Explore Theth National Park on a 2-day guided tour and see breathtaking natural wonders such as the Blue Eye and the Grunas Waterfall as well as historical marvels like the Church of Theth and the Lock-in Tower. Arrive in Theth and take some time to settle into your room. Then, head down to the valley for a scenic walk along the river before stopping at the Lock-in Tower. Hear the fascinating history of this old prison from your expert guide. Continue to the Grunas Waterfall, and see one of the most unique natural formations in the Albanian Alps, proclaimed a state-protected natural monument. Then, head back to the guesthouse. Start your morning with a traditional breakfast before traveling to the Blue Eye. As you go, admire the incredible scenery along the trail with mountain ranges above you and rocky pools of freshwater - excellent for swimming. Finally, arrive at Cape Kapre, one of the most beautiful villages in the Alps. Here, marvel at the spectacular Blue Eye pool. Take the opportunity to capture incredible photos or just relax with your group on the edge. While walking back, make a stop at Qafe Thore. Here, admire sweeping views of the national park before your last stop: the Church of Theth. Explore the grounds of this picturesque church built in 1892. After a delicious lunch, travel back to Tirana city.

From Tirana: Private Valbona and Theth Multi-Day Guided Trip

3. From Tirana: Private Valbona and Theth Multi-Day Guided Trip

This active multi-day tour of Valbona and Theth in the heart of the Albanian Alps takes you to Lake Koman, Valbona Valley, and the quaint village of Theth. Enjoy scenic nature and Albanian hospitality alongside a personal guide. Your private trip includes lodging, meals, and all transportation. Day 1: Tirana – Koman Lake – ValbonaLeave Tirana early to drive toward Koman Lake in time for the ferry that departs to Fierza at the other side of the lake. Since 1985, this manmade lake is the only way locals who live in the area can get in touch with the modern world. Driving from Fierza to Valbona, travel for approximately 45 minutes, passing through Bajram Curri, the municipally of the area. Enjoy a lunch break in Valbona and hiking in Kukaj, a very remote area in Valbona Valley, where you’ll get to see how locals do their living. At the end of the day, stay overnight at the guesthouse. Day 2: Hiking from Valbona – ThethAlso considered the big day of the tour, set off on a thrilling hike from Valbona to Theth following the ancient path that the locals have been using for years. Back in the day, it was only possible to travel from Valbona to Shkoder on foot, taking two full days of walking. Walking on this path, you’ll pass through the oldest part of the village where people are still living in their more than 100-year-old stone houses that are remarkable remnants of the past. The 18-km trek offers spectacular views of long rocky valleys and lush green forests. Stop for lunch at one of the traditional cafés along the way and choose to stock up on snacks. After trekking for about 7-8 hours, you’ll arrive in Theth. Spend time admiring Theth’s unique nature, history, and traditions, including the village’s symbol, the Lock-In Tower. Stay overnight and have dinner at the guesthouse. Day 3: Theth – Shkoder – TiranaAfter breakfast at the guesthouse, the Grunas Waterfall is the next attraction. Take an about 45-minute walk from the center of the village, passing through most of the village and into soft hilly terrain. Leaving Theth behind and driving for around 3 hours, reach Shkoder, the biggest city of the Albanian North. Enjoy free time in Shkoder before returning to Tirana in the evening to conclude the tour.

From Tirana: Korab Mountain Hike and Radomira 2-Day Tour

4. From Tirana: Korab Mountain Hike and Radomira 2-Day Tour

Leave Tirana bright and early for a scenic tour of North-East Albania. Visit small towns and villages on the 190 km road to Radomira, and get a taste for rural living. Venture to the summit of Korab Mountain, the highest peak in Albania, and feel like you’re on top of the world. Arrive at lunchtime in Radomira, a charming village nestled in plush grasslands on the mountainside, with a unique mix of traditional and industrial buildings. Relax by the glacial waters of the Black Lake, enclosed with thick greenery that creates a mystical aura, and breathe the pure air. You’ll be welcomed at the guesthouse for dinner that evening and breakfast in the morning. Rest up for your hike to Korab’s peak along the moderately difficult trail. Refuel with a picnic lunch and plenty of water breaks, and be sure to enjoy the scenes of valleys, lakes, and forests. Notice the mountains’ biodiversity, from ancient oaks whose colors reflect the season, to grassy fields where shepherds care for their sheep. Get the best view from the peak, and see the full glory of the Balkans. Take your time hiking back to Radomira, and relax on the drive back to Tirana.

Tirana: Fishing Tour

5. Tirana: Fishing Tour

Fish for trout along the Black Drin river on this exciting fishing tour in Albania. Afterward, enjoy the fruits of your labor with a delicious lunch and eat any of the trout you caught, together with some delicious Albanian cooking. The trip will start in the early morning, departing from Tirana to Dibra, to the Black Drin, the longest river in Albania. The fishing area is totally surrounded by hills and greenery with water so clean you can see the bottom of the river, even at depths of more than 3 meters. After equipping the fishing gear, and necessary instructions for any inexperienced fishermen, it's time to set off on the fishing raft. At a distance of about 1-3 miles along the river, the fishing begins! After the fishing is done, it’s time for lunch at a local restaurant, consisting of any caught trout – and traditional Albanian cooking.

Tirana: Lake Bovilla and Mount Gamti Hiking Day Trip

6. Tirana: Lake Bovilla and Mount Gamti Hiking Day Trip

Explore the natural beauty of Albania on this hiking day trip on Mount Gamti. Depart from Tirana and have the option of hiking to the peak or taking an easier route to the 'Balcony of Bovilla' viewpoint. Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel in Tirana and enjoy the scenic drive to lake Bovilla. Start your hike at on a trail to Gamti peak. Keep an eye out for local wildlife like foxes, golden eagles, and peregrine falcons as you climb.  Choose if you would like to take a the easy trail or the more challenging trail. Take the easy trail up to the 'Balcony of Bovilla' where you can experience sweeping views of the forests, valleys, and the Bovilla lake hydropower dam.  Stop for some free time where you can purchase a delicious lunch at a local farm-style restaurant with stunning views of the lake. Select the more difficult trail and climb to the peak of Gamti where you are rewarded with splendid views of the mountain range. Return to your accommodation in Tirana.

Tirana: 4-Day Trip to Komani Lake, Valbona, Theth & Shkodër

7. Tirana: 4-Day Trip to Komani Lake, Valbona, Theth & Shkodër

Experience Albanian culture on a whole new level with a 4-day guided hiking excursion from Tirana. Discover the lush countryside around the remote village of Berisha and hike to Komani Lake. Take in the views of the Valbona Valley and Gurnas Waterfall before returning to city life in Shkodër. Start the trip with an early morning drive to Komani Lake. Hop on the ferry to Fierza and start your journey to Berisha, a small village off the beaten path. Kayak around Komani Lake and overnight in the home of a local family.  Begin your second day with a trip through the town of Bajram Curri to Valbona for lunch. Hike to Kukaj, another remote area in the Valbona Valley, and experience the local culture miles away from the bustle of the urban center. On your third day, follow the ancient path from Valbona to Theth and pass by traditional stone homes that have been occupied for a century. Enjoy the views of the valley before eating lunch in a local cafe. Discover the unique history and traditions of Theth, with its historic Reconciliation Tower. Begin your final day with breakfast in the local guesthouse. Walk along the soft, hilly terrain to the Gurnas Waterfall. After exploring its clear waters, ease back into urban life with a 3-hour stop in Shkodër before returning to Tirana in the evening.

From Tirana: Birdwatching at Karavasta Lagoon with Lunch

8. From Tirana: Birdwatching at Karavasta Lagoon with Lunch

Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Tirana before traveling to Karavasta Lagoon. When you arrive, meet your guide, a trained and knowledgeable ornithologist who will introduce you to the park and its many species. Admire the natural beauty of the lagoon as you climb the 50m observation tower. Watch over the whole of the lagoon and look out for flamingos, pelicans, and other rare species. Enjoy a swim in the lagoon during your free time and, before leaving, sit down for lunch in a small restaurant that offers local specialties.

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What people are saying about Tirana

I've never done a guided tour before and was slightly nervous as a solo traveler but must say I was very impressed and had an amazing day. My guide was incredibly knowledgeable about, not just the mountain, but the history of Albania and so I learned a lot and had all my questions answered. I felt really safe whilst going up the mountain and my guide took some of the most incredible pictures. I cannot recommend the experience and my guide enough. It was a very memorable day and I am very grateful for the experience.

Ottima esperienza per staccare dalla caotica Tirana. Il posto è bellissimo in mezzo alla natura e la guida Kristi oltre ad essere un ottimo autista ci ha aiutato a scalare le rocce è stato bravissimo.

I had the tour with Leodi. Amazing guy and great tour! I took my time just enjoying the view and Leodi helps out with photos! Strongly recommended

Amazing experience. It was outter wordly beautiful. I will keep this memory forever. The activity was perfectly set up ! Couldn’t recommand more

The guide named Kristi was very professional in his work. It was a wonderful experience and got to explore more. Totally it is worth trying...