At our arrival in Peje, we were welcomed by Nol. He gave us a GPS with the preloaded hiking map for the coming days. He took the time to explain how the system worked as it was the first time we would ever use a GPS. The next morning we were picked up by our driver that took us to our accommodation in the Rugova mountains from where our hikes would start.
Our accommodation was a cabin in the mountains with a restaurant in the close vicinity. The cabins were simple but had everything one would need. The restaurant offered great local food and had wonderful views over the mountains. It was absolutely fantastic.
The first day our hike took us to two lakes in the area. One was filled with water so we decided to take a swim in it.
The next day the hike took us over the crest of the mountains at the Montenegrin border. We didn’t see another hiker the entire day. It was fantastic to be in the middle of nature. As I have no sense of direction, it was very helpful to walk with a GPS system. It was easy to follow and allowed us to relax during our walk knowing we would not get lost.
In the evenings we had dinner at the restaurant while the sun set. It was absolutely stunning.
Balkan Natural Adventure went above and beyond to help us with every aspect of our trip. They even helped figure out the bus schedules for our departure.
Thank you Nol and Virtyt for helping us plan these couple of days, they were easily the best during our month long backpacking trip through the Balkans. We would not have found these gems of places without your help. We are looking forward to coming back to the region very soon and working with you again!