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  • Theth Valbone
    Peaks of the Balkans Starting from Kosovo

    Peaks of the Balkans August Open Date Join us on one of the most diverse walking trails in the world, the Peaks of the Balkans. This epic walk passes through villages, winding through meadows, mountain peaks, lakes, and woodlands.  HIGHLIGHTS Gjeravica – the highest peak in Kosovo surrounded by glacial lakes and home to the Triton salamanders. Village of Theth – Visit one of the most picturesque villages in Albania Hiking in the wild – Hike in this hidden corner of Europe  Three countries – Visit three countries in one hike  Cold War Bunkers – During the Communist period, Albania spent a fortune building concrete bunkers to prevent an invasion. Now that era is past and the protected borders promote peace and cooperation. Taljanka and Gerbaja Valley – Considered the most beautiful valley in the ex-Yugoslavia; stop for the bronze-age carvings of wolves and men.   Food: Experience the unique cuisine and hospitality of the Accursed Mountains provided by the local villagers. Price: Euro 830 Date: 1 – 10 August INTRODUCTION Peaks of the Balkans is the first lengthy hiking trail to traverse the Western Balkans, an area where ancient tracks connect remote regions. The epic walk passes through villages, separated by strict borders […]

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  • Biking Through Peaks Of The Balkans
    5 days biking through Peaks of the Balkans

    Peaks of the Balkans biking tour If you are in search of a mountain biking trip, join us, and soak in the idyllic beauty of breathtaking landscapes of Peaks of the Balkans, as you pedal through the trail that still feels wild. We already have explored the hills and woodlands of this trail by hiking, so we are expanding our adventurous spirit and giving you the chance to try it on two wheels! Experience the famous hospitality of the locals, and the best scenery that the Peaks of the Balkans trail have to offer – from peaks and gorges to emerald-colored lakes, with fresh air that accompanies you during the tour. Try our flexibility options – shorten or extend your trip for cultural tours.   ITINERARY Day 1: Peje – Milishevc – Zllanopoje Distance: 18 km Uphill: 1200 m Downhill: 200 m The tour will start three kilometers from the Peja City Center going toward Milishevc through a tractor road. The trail goes through a basin that firstly was a lake to get to the plateau which gives 360 degrees view of the mountains. Sleepover in Lojza guest house. Day 2: Zllanopoje – Bjeshka e Belegut – Qafa Bogiqes – […]

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  • Spring hiking in South Albania
    Trip to South Albania | Spring and Autumn hike

    Join us for spring hike in South Albania, which has countless ways to enchant you, with its mountain ranges and miles of captivating coastline.

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  • Cook and taste Rugova Mountain food
    Cook and taste the Rugova Mountain food

    Join us for a bespoke cookery class! This activity offers a unique and fun experience for anyone who would like to learn Kosovo mountainous cooking skills. You will be learning how to cook delicious traditional dishes from Kosovo’s top Guest House hospitality expert. The cooking menu consists primarily of Flija which is the top food in the mountains rich in butter and mazë (milk cream) and pastry. First, you will cook Flija layer by layer with the host of the family where you will be staying. Secondly, in line with flija you will learn how to cook other sauces, which are served with pepper. In different regions, people refer to these sauces as gjizë e speca, speca me kos, or speca me long. Homemade bread and cornbread will be added to the menu as well. For whom the tour is? The tour is two days long, suitable for a weekend. During the tour, the first day will involve the food, and the second day you can take a small hike. In the winter there are places where you can sled, and in other seasons walking spaces for all ages. Interesting for families, food, and cultural explorers. Furthermore, the activity will […]

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  • Peaks Of The Balkans 202010
    Trek Peaks of the Balkans 2022

    Peaks of the Balkans 2022 Join us for a beautiful trek in the spectacular Peaks of the Balkans trail. Walk through untouched Accursed Mountains lying in three Balkan countries. This hidden corner of Europe is prized for beautiful nature, friendly people and their hospitality. Discover this unexplored corner of the European Continent! HIGHLIGHTS Village of Theth – Visit one of the most picturesque villages in Albania Hiking in the wild – Hike in this hidden corner of Europe  Three countries – Visit three countries in one hike  Gjeravica – the highest peak in Kosovo surrounded by glacial lakes and home to the Triton salamanders.   Cold War Bunkers – During the Communist period, Albania spent a fortune building concrete bunkers to prevent an invasion. Now that era is past and the protected borders promote peace and cooperation. Taljanka and Gerbaja Valley – Considered the most beautiful valley in the ex-Yugoslavia; stop for the bronze-age carvings of wolf and men.   Food: Experience the unique cuisine and hospitality of the Accursed Mountains provided by the local villagers. Price: Euro 850 Day 3: The iconic hike over the Valbona pass (Monday) Length of the hike: 19.5 km (12 miles) Uphill walking: 1068 m (3503 ft) Downhill walking: 850 m […]

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  • Border crossing permits Peaks of the Balkans
    Border crossing permits

    BNA offers the administrative service of issuing border crossing permits for Peaks of the Balkans between Kosovo, Montenegro, and Albania. This service is offered with the guarantee that all the permits are registered at the police authorities. We have agents in all three countries. To get your border permit for Peaks of the Balkans we need your information including, passport copy, date time, and place of your crossing. Once approved, you will receive an email from us with your border crossing passes. As we are talking about hiking sometimes all this information may not be clear, for this BNA is here to provide you with the explanation. We can provide border permits for Kosovo; border permits for Montenegro and Border permits for Albania. BNA offers many services for Peaks of the Balkans trail. Set up dates in which you join groups of people from all around the world. In this regard, we offer smaller groups and guaranteed dates. Try our flexibility options – shorten or extend your trip for cultural tours. Read more about cultural tours. Private hiking services for groups that you create for friends, families, or business companies that want to make a trip in the Balkans. In […]

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  • A weekend in Peaks of the Balkans, Parts of Kosovo and Albania
    A weekend in Peaks of the Balkans Section

    Balkan Natural Adventure offers the unique opportunity to join hikes, covering Peaks of the Balkans trail sections, during weekends in Kosovo and Albania.  Hike through Liqenat Lakes and Lugu i Shkodres, climb Gjeravica and Guri i Kuq and visit Doberdol, some of the wildest mountains in the country. Two different hikes. Gjeravica and Doberdol – Albania The Gjervica Peak, the Doberdol Platou and Milishevc are three highlights you will experience in this hike with Balkan Natural Adventure guides. You can book with us on this two-day journey any day that you plan your trip, with one-night sleepover in Doberdol. One of the highlights of the Peaks of the Balkans trail. Furthermore, you will visit six lakes that make this journey even more beautiful. You can start Saturday morning and be back on Sunday evening. A marvelous weekend. Two days of moderate walk for 6 – 8 hours of about 15 kilometers. The transport is secured from starting and returning point Decan, while the group is max 10 people. Enjoy mountain as you should small group, experienced guide and special care. The hike is open for ages from 12 up to whatever you feel you are able to do the hike. […]

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  • Via Ferrata, Balkan Natural Adventure
    Via Ferrata Groups every Saturday and Sunday

    Enjoy Via Ferrata and Zip Line with diverse organized groups every Saturday and Sunday or book your private tour at your best convenience. In the tour, we include a specialized briefing about equipment, advice and guiding in the Via Ferrata. You do not have to be a hiker! You do not have to be strong! All you need is to want to join the Via Ferrata and Zipline group every Saturday and Sunday in Peja. With the groups as a bonus, you get a walk in the longest Tibetan bridge in Kosovo for all those who brave the Via Ferrata. Meeting at 10:30 at visitor center in Peja next to the Patriarchate. Via Ferrata Euro 15 per person, group 5 people one comes for free. Package Via Ferrata and Zip Line euro 22 per person, group discount. Don’t forget the bonus walk in the longest Tibetan bridge in Kosovo. You can also book your private tour in Ferrata or Zipline any day of the week. Balkan Natural Adventure is a registered trademark in Kosovo and offers private tours for people from all around the world. In our dedication to good service, the company has started to make organized daily and […]

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    UNESCO Albania Weekend

    Be inspired by this UNESCO cultural tour, that will give you a memorable short trip in Albania, perfect for a mid-week or weekend getaway! Highlights: Gjirokastra Castle, Old Bazaar, Blue Eye, The Monastery of 40 Saints, Castle of Lekuresi, Butrint National Park Day 1: Visit Gjirokaster – Blue Eye – Sarande Gjirokaster – is an UNESCO World Heritage Site famous as an Ottoman rocky town in Albania. You can see old houses that lean against raising and falling hills and enjoy their beautiful facades made by old wood and roofs covered by original stones. Gjirokastra is the place Ismail Kadare (internationally renowned Albanian writer) and Enver Hoxha (the infamous communist leader) were born. Since the city well preserves all history phases, sometimes can look controversial. The tourists describe the city view like “a view from a fairy-tail”. First, you begin with visiting The Zekhate House, it is a great example of a “Tower House” which dates from a very long time. The fortified tower belonged to wealthy individuals first. There are embrasures set in the walls to help defend against attacking enemies.  In the center of the top floor is a wooden balcony where the head of the family would […]

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  • Karavasta (1)
    Albania Bird Watching and Cultural Tour

    This Albania bird watching and cultural tour give you a chance to enjoy a superb blend of culture, history and nature. Also, this weekend tour includes some of the most famous and fascinating sights of the country. Highlights: Marubi Museum, Rozafa Castle, Shiroka Bird Watching, Kruje Castle, National Museum, BUNK’ART, The Pyramid of Tirana, New Bazaar, Karavasta National Park Day 1: Visit Shkodra and Kruje You will start the tour in Shkodra. Beautiful buildings surround the city center. Some of them are so colorful that light up the whole atmosphere. On the main pedestrian, we will stop at Marubi Museum. This museum has the first picture taken in Albania and nearly 500 thousand photographs from the Marubi’s dynasty, photography objects and cameras that were used for three generations. Continue visiting the factory where the Venetian carnival masks and costumes are made. After that, we will drive to Rozafa Castle. It represents the main sightseeing in Shkoder. It raises on a rocky hill 130 meters above sea level. The castle was built during antiquity and endures the Roman and Ottoman Empires. It has three main courtyards. There you can see the Illyrian Wall, Sultan Mehmet Fatih Mosque which was the Church […]

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