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From Tirana: 3-Day Komani Lake, Valbona and Thethi Tour

From Tirana: 3-Day Komani Lake, Valbona and Thethi Tour

Enjoy a three-day trip through the Albanian Alps and visit Komani Lake, Valbona, and Thethi. Explore beautiful valleys, see local waterfalls, sail to Komani Lake, and visit Thethi National Park. Start your journey from Tirana to Komani Lake on the first day of the tour. Set sail at the lake and sail for 2 hours through an outstanding dramatic mountain view of Komani Lake. Continue on your way and take your private transfer heading to Valbona Valley. Chill time and relaxing View. Begin the second day early in the morning and hike from Valbona Valley National Park to Thethi Valley National Park. Enjoy the hike, which is moderate and approximately 6 hours long. Admire the surroundings and during these 6 hours enjoy plenty of time to rest and the most important thing, to enjoy one of the best parts of Albania, the heart of the Alps. Continue the day and by the afternoon arrive in Thethi National Park. Carry on with the tour on day three by visiting the most interesting parts of Thethi as The Church, Grunas Waterfall, and the Blue Eye. Make your way back to Tirana in the afternoon with a short visit to Shkodra City and arrive in Tirana around the evening to end our tour.

From Tirana / Shkoder: 3-Day Theth, Valbona & Koman Lake

From Tirana / Shkoder: 3-Day Theth, Valbona & Koman Lake

Embark on a 3-day hiking tour of Theth National Park, Valbona Valley, and Koman Lake. Trek through the Albanian Alps, visit the Blue Eye, and take a boat ride on Koman Lake. Day 1: Tirana / Shkoder – Theth National Park – Blue Eye – Theth Begin your journey towards the Albanian Alps at 6:00 AM. Drive along the way towards Northern Albania and be amazed by beautiful landscapes, wild fields, rivers, Shkodra Lake, and rugged untouched mountains. Experience local transport riding at around 7:30 AM. As you take the turn from the main road to Theth, the area becomes more rural, with fewer cars but more wild nature and amazing landscapes. On the way to the top, pass through a steep sneaky hillside reaching up to 1700 meters above sea level at Qafa e Thores. Have a short break for refreshment and start your hiking journey towards the Blue Eye at around mid-day. The Blue Eye was formed by the erosion of the water from the melting snow of the Albanian Alps. The hike is about 3 hours one way, with a hiking distance of 6.2 km both ways and about 700 m of elevation. This trail is considered easy to moderate, requiring some experience in hiking. Return to the village center and visit the Old Church and the “Lock in” Tower (symbol of Theth). Overnight in a Traditional Guest House in Theth. Day 2: Theth National Park – Valbona Pass – Valbona Valley National Park Trek from Theth to Valbona. The walk takes about 6 to 8 hours in a remote terrain, nevertheless unquestionably worthy. The Valbona pass offers a spectacular view of the Peaks of the Balkans and “Accursed Mountains”. When reaching the top of the Valbona Pass, experience a serious shot of adrenaline. From here, see at both sides of the valleys. This top viewpoint is perfect for a short break and the possibility to capture amazing pictures of the Albanian Alps. From Valbona Pass, start the descent to the next destination, Valbona Valley, another picturesque village surrounded by high mountains. After reaching the village, walk towards the traditional guesthouse. Overnight in Valbona. Day 3: Valbona Valley - Komani Lake – Shkoder or Tirana Get on a boat that will take you through Komani Lake offering spectacular views of the Albanian Alps, waterfalls, rural villages, and wild forests. Once arriving in the Komani dam, experience local transport over bumpy roads, however offering spectacular views of Vau i Dejes Lake. From here, the driver will take you back to the modern and dynamic city of Shkoder or Tirana after an unforgettable experience.

Mini Tour: National Parks of Theth & Valbone - 4 Days

Mini Tour: National Parks of Theth & Valbone - 4 Days

Day 1: Theth National Park via Rozafa Fortress You'll begin your journey from Tirana, from where you'll travel directly to the city of Shkoder. Enjoy amazing views and the fascinating history of the Rozafa Fortress. Stop for a coffee break in the small town of Shiroke well – known by locals for its quietness and natural beauty. Following a drive Theth, where on route you will stop in the mountain village of Boge and Thore Pass surrounded by mountains. Get settled in the guesthouse in Theth and have a relaxing afternoon and a walking guide of the village where a four century old tower used as reconciliation tower and the 100 – year – old, well-preserved church are the highlights, before a rustic dinner with a glass or two of Raki. Day 2: The Blue Eye of Theth & Grunas Waterfall and Canyon Spend a day exploring Theth National Park on a leasure hike. Marvel at the view and sound of Grunas waterfall and Canyon. Enjoy a refreshing bath and a picnic lunch at the Natural pools and the Blue Eye of Theth, after hiking through stunning scenery. Day 3: Pass from Theth to Valbone Set off on a guided hike through a well-maintained trail suitable also for families and “Sunday hikers”. The route across the Accursed Mountains takes a total of 8 hours with many stops to enjoy, eat (picnic) and take photos of breathtaking panoramas. Day 4: Tirana via Koman Lake Boat Ride Enjoy Valbona’s gorgeous setting, on a wide plain surrounded by towering mountain peaks in the morning. Explore the village of Kukaj or enjoy your morning in Valbone Valley before transferring to Fierze Dam to hop on a boat for a scenic ride passing by rocky mountains and vivid green hill

Hidden Gems of North Albania Every Monday & Thursday

Hidden Gems of North Albania Every Monday & Thursday

Meeting point Tirana/Shkoder/Durres Start Time 05:30 Day 1 Transfer from Tirana to Komani Lake. Take the boat tour to Shala River, free time to enjoy the turquoise waters. Traditional lunch and take the boat towards Fierze, transfer to Valbona with stop at the Old Mill for photos. Accommodation in Valbona in Guesthouse. Day 2 Breakfast Offroad for 20 minutes to go to start of trail, unique experience. Valbona - Thethi hiking, with stops on eco coffee shops along the way, photos at the Valbona Pass with panoramic views of the valleys. The most sought after hiking tour in Albania and probably Balkans, it offers mesmerizing views of the Albanian Alps and awakens everyone adventures spirit. Arrival in Theth, transfer to Blue Eye. Traditional dinner, accommodation in Theth. Day 3 Breakfast at guesthouse, transfer to Shkoder , lunch in Shkoder near the Old City. End of tour

Valbona Pass: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Tirana: 3-Day Komani Lake, Valbona and Thethi Tour

From Tirana: 3-Day Komani Lake, Valbona and Thethi Tour

Enjoy a three-day trip through the Albanian Alps and visit Komani Lake, Valbona, and Thethi. Explore beautiful valleys, see local waterfalls, sail to Komani Lake, and visit Thethi National Park. Start your journey from Tirana to Komani Lake on the first day of the tour. Set sail at the lake and sail for 2 hours through an outstanding dramatic mountain view of Komani Lake. Continue on your way and take your private transfer heading to Valbona Valley. Chill time and relaxing View. Begin the second day early in the morning and hike from Valbona Valley National Park to Thethi Valley National Park. Enjoy the hike, which is moderate and approximately 6 hours long. Admire the surroundings and during these 6 hours enjoy plenty of time to rest and the most important thing, to enjoy one of the best parts of Albania, the heart of the Alps. Continue the day and by the afternoon arrive in Thethi National Park. Carry on with the tour on day three by visiting the most interesting parts of Thethi as The Church, Grunas Waterfall, and the Blue Eye. Make your way back to Tirana in the afternoon with a short visit to Shkodra City and arrive in Tirana around the evening to end our tour.

From Tirana / Shkoder: 3-Day Theth, Valbona & Koman Lake

From Tirana / Shkoder: 3-Day Theth, Valbona & Koman Lake

Embark on a 3-day hiking tour of Theth National Park, Valbona Valley, and Koman Lake. Trek through the Albanian Alps, visit the Blue Eye, and take a boat ride on Koman Lake. Day 1: Tirana / Shkoder – Theth National Park – Blue Eye – Theth Begin your journey towards the Albanian Alps at 6:00 AM. Drive along the way towards Northern Albania and be amazed by beautiful landscapes, wild fields, rivers, Shkodra Lake, and rugged untouched mountains. Experience local transport riding at around 7:30 AM. As you take the turn from the main road to Theth, the area becomes more rural, with fewer cars but more wild nature and amazing landscapes. On the way to the top, pass through a steep sneaky hillside reaching up to 1700 meters above sea level at Qafa e Thores. Have a short break for refreshment and start your hiking journey towards the Blue Eye at around mid-day. The Blue Eye was formed by the erosion of the water from the melting snow of the Albanian Alps. The hike is about 3 hours one way, with a hiking distance of 6.2 km both ways and about 700 m of elevation. This trail is considered easy to moderate, requiring some experience in hiking. Return to the village center and visit the Old Church and the “Lock in” Tower (symbol of Theth). Overnight in a Traditional Guest House in Theth. Day 2: Theth National Park – Valbona Pass – Valbona Valley National Park Trek from Theth to Valbona. The walk takes about 6 to 8 hours in a remote terrain, nevertheless unquestionably worthy. The Valbona pass offers a spectacular view of the Peaks of the Balkans and “Accursed Mountains”. When reaching the top of the Valbona Pass, experience a serious shot of adrenaline. From here, see at both sides of the valleys. This top viewpoint is perfect for a short break and the possibility to capture amazing pictures of the Albanian Alps. From Valbona Pass, start the descent to the next destination, Valbona Valley, another picturesque village surrounded by high mountains. After reaching the village, walk towards the traditional guesthouse. Overnight in Valbona. Day 3: Valbona Valley - Komani Lake – Shkoder or Tirana Get on a boat that will take you through Komani Lake offering spectacular views of the Albanian Alps, waterfalls, rural villages, and wild forests. Once arriving in the Komani dam, experience local transport over bumpy roads, however offering spectacular views of Vau i Dejes Lake. From here, the driver will take you back to the modern and dynamic city of Shkoder or Tirana after an unforgettable experience.

Mini Tour: National Parks of Theth & Valbone - 4 Days

Mini Tour: National Parks of Theth & Valbone - 4 Days

Day 1: Theth National Park via Rozafa Fortress You'll begin your journey from Tirana, from where you'll travel directly to the city of Shkoder. Enjoy amazing views and the fascinating history of the Rozafa Fortress. Stop for a coffee break in the small town of Shiroke well – known by locals for its quietness and natural beauty. Following a drive Theth, where on route you will stop in the mountain village of Boge and Thore Pass surrounded by mountains. Get settled in the guesthouse in Theth and have a relaxing afternoon and a walking guide of the village where a four century old tower used as reconciliation tower and the 100 – year – old, well-preserved church are the highlights, before a rustic dinner with a glass or two of Raki. Day 2: The Blue Eye of Theth & Grunas Waterfall and Canyon Spend a day exploring Theth National Park on a leasure hike. Marvel at the view and sound of Grunas waterfall and Canyon. Enjoy a refreshing bath and a picnic lunch at the Natural pools and the Blue Eye of Theth, after hiking through stunning scenery. Day 3: Pass from Theth to Valbone Set off on a guided hike through a well-maintained trail suitable also for families and “Sunday hikers”. The route across the Accursed Mountains takes a total of 8 hours with many stops to enjoy, eat (picnic) and take photos of breathtaking panoramas. Day 4: Tirana via Koman Lake Boat Ride Enjoy Valbona’s gorgeous setting, on a wide plain surrounded by towering mountain peaks in the morning. Explore the village of Kukaj or enjoy your morning in Valbone Valley before transferring to Fierze Dam to hop on a boat for a scenic ride passing by rocky mountains and vivid green hill

Hidden Gems of North Albania Every Monday & Thursday

Hidden Gems of North Albania Every Monday & Thursday

Meeting point Tirana/Shkoder/Durres Start Time 05:30 Day 1 Transfer from Tirana to Komani Lake. Take the boat tour to Shala River, free time to enjoy the turquoise waters. Traditional lunch and take the boat towards Fierze, transfer to Valbona with stop at the Old Mill for photos. Accommodation in Valbona in Guesthouse. Day 2 Breakfast Offroad for 20 minutes to go to start of trail, unique experience. Valbona - Thethi hiking, with stops on eco coffee shops along the way, photos at the Valbona Pass with panoramic views of the valleys. The most sought after hiking tour in Albania and probably Balkans, it offers mesmerizing views of the Albanian Alps and awakens everyone adventures spirit. Arrival in Theth, transfer to Blue Eye. Traditional dinner, accommodation in Theth. Day 3 Breakfast at guesthouse, transfer to Shkoder , lunch in Shkoder near the Old City. End of tour

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