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  • Osumi 09
    Berat and Osumi Canyon in one day

    Berat offers you great views by having a lot of white buildings situated in hills and dating from the Ottoman Empire. It is also known as the city of a thousand windows. Highlights: Castle, Onufri Museum, Osumi Canyon, Ethnographic Museum Osumi Canyon and the Castle of Berat You start the trip driving to Osumi Canyon. It is one of the most beautiful canyons in the Balkans. River Osumi passes by, it has a rich flora and fauna and the water is very clear. Also, there are a lot of bird species. Different rock formations are found along the canyon and some of them are even named like “The Eye”, “The Demon’s Door”, etc. The Ethnographic Museum of Berat is the next visit. It is located is a 18th century residence and represents the way of life of prominent families and the tradition of locals as well. It holds nearly 1200 cultural heritage objects. All the pieces are beautifully placed within the residence by the ethnographers. After that, you will have lunch in the castle and continue with visiting the castle and Onufri Museum. The castle was built around 13th century. Inside there are houses, bars, restaurants, bazaar and museums. The […]

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  • Shkodra
    Shkodra one day city visit

    Shkodra is an old town with a spectacular view between the lake and mountains. The capital city of Illyria holds so many cultural pieces and makes your stop so worth it. Highlights: Rozafa Castle, Marubi Museum, bird-watching, Mesi Bridge City Visit and Rozafa Castle Your tour will start with Shkodra city visit. The city center is surrounded with beautiful buildings. Some of them are so colorful that light up the whole atmosphere. Small bars with different kinds of designs make you fall in love with the place. After, you 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 of St. Stephen once and some medieval ruins. Rivers Kir, Buna and Drin join in the third courtyard. Your next destination will be Shiroka. While walking beside the lake you can do some birdwatching. Shiroka has a lot of bird species like pelicans, whistles and many more. Also, there you will have lunch enjoying the lake […]

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    Tirana one day city visits

    Tirana, the capital city of Albania is mostly known for its architecture which is affected by different eras such as the Ottoman, Fascist and Soviet era. Highlights: National Museum, Skenderbeg Square, The main boulevard, Mother Teresa Square, Tirana’s Pyramid, BUNK’ART Museum National Museum and Skenderbeg Square Content: You will start the tour with the National Museum that holds the most important pieces of the Albanian history. Its facade which is made by a modernist mosaic and shows the Albanians proud and always celebrating victories since the Illyrian times. There you can see some archaeological treasures, a gallery of those who suffered persecution during the communist regime. Besides that, there is a replica of Skenderbeu’s sword and some other historical statues and mosaics. From the museum you will continue to Skenderbg Square. A national hero, Skenderbeu has the statue in the middle of the square. It offers you a great view surrounded by beautiful pastel buildings. Also, in the city center you will visit an Orthodox Cathedral, blloku – where the members of communist parties used to live during the communist regime. Villa of Enver Hoxha (an Albanian politician and dictator) is the next thing you will see from the outside […]

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  • Valbone Min
    The Accursed Mountains – Northern Albania

    Enjoy The Accursed Mountains trails combined of steep valleys, canyons and gorges. It is Europe’s least explored region that gives you a range of feelings by being mixed of wild nature, landscapes, tradition and cultural heritage. Day 1: Arrival in Shkoder First, before starting your trip in The Accursed Mountains, you will arrive in the starting point which is Shkodra and accommodate in the hotel. Secondly, you will meet the guide and the group for a short briefing from 20:00 – 21:00 hrs. Day 2: Shkoder to Valbone through Lake Koman – A great boat trip Early in the morning,a private transfer will pick you up in your hotel for a two hour drive to Lake Koman. The ferry ride across the Lake Koman will leave you in awe as the ferry takes you through narrow, rocky cliffs and untouched mountains. Lake Koman is a reservoir created by a hydroelectric project in the 1970’s. The journey from Koman terminates in Fierze approximately two hours later. After that, you drive to your destination, Valbona. This valley is located in the heart of eponymous national park in The Accursed Mountains. Day 3: Rosi Peak – 360 degrees view over the Accursed Mountains […]

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    Western Kosovo Political Tour

    Through this one day tour you take you to spots where recent history was created, a Western Kosovo political tour in which myths and politics are mixed. Highlights: Vushtrri, Main Kosovo Liberation Army Monument, the Mitrovica division bridge; Battle of Kosovo monument – Gazimestan. Driving time: 2 hrs 30 minutes The Kosovo political tour will start with The Gracanica Monastery one of the oldest buildings in the Kosovo’s religious sphere. A centerpiece of cultural Kosovo, the Monastery was built in the 14th century. Inside the stunningly preserved paintings cover all of the walls. Look straight up and you’ll see the face of Christ in the topmost dome enigmatically smiling down at you. After that, you will explore the Battle of Kosovo monuments with the Gazimestan and the Sultan Murad Turbës (or tombs) visits. You’ll step back in time to the one event that has defined Kosovo for over 600 years: The 1389 Battle of Kosovo Field. Ottoman forces defeated the allied Christian forces of Serbia, Albania, Bulgaria and Hungary. They controlled Kosovo and most of the Balkans for 500 years. It also led to Kosovo becoming the only place outside of Turkey where Ottomans buried a part of Ottoman Sultan. […]

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  • Weekend Cultural Tour and Wine Tasting

    This Kosovo UNESCO cultural tour including Peje, Gjakove and Prizren will offer you the best parts of these three beautiful cities including Kosovo’s wine capital Rahovec. Three UNESCO world heritige sites will make it well worth it. Highlights: Prizren city tour, Eko wine tasting Day 1: Visit Prizren and Rahovec You will start the tour in Prizren, one of the oldest cities in Kosovo. It has roots that reach back to the Roman period. Once the capital of Kosovo, it was built around the Lumbardhi river and is tucked underneath the Sharr mountains. Prizren contains holy sites for Muslims, Orthodox Christians and Catholics making it a key Kosovo religious city. Prizren is home to The Sinan Pasha Mosque near the historic Shadarvan square in Prizren (1600); The Shad Mehmet Hamam (1563); the Orthodox church Our Lady of Lejviš (UNESCO from 13th century) on the site of a Byzantium church, that was itself built on the site of an Illyrian temple. The League of Prizren complex is where the Albanian leadership came together in 1878 to launch the Modern Albanian independence movement, which crushed as an uprising event but continued as an idea: “ The League may have crushed but its ideals continued […]

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    Weekend Prishtina and Western Kosovo

    Two day tour including Prishtina and Western Kosovo offers a unique culrtural experience with all UNESCO sites of the country. Highlights: Gracanica Monastery, Marble Cave, National Library, Kosovo Battle monuments,  Rugova Gorge; Deçan Monastery, Prizren Day one Prishtina and Battle of Kosovo Driving time:  2hrs, for the tour, 1 hour 20 minutes to Peja. Content: The tour will start with The Gracanica Monastery one of the oldest buildings in the Kosovo’s religious sphere. A centrepiece of cultural Kosovo, the Monastery was built in the 14th century. Inside the paintings are stunningly preserved, covering all of the walls. Look straight up and you’ll see the face of Christ in the topmost dome enigmatically smiling down at you. Just next to it back in time you will visit Ulpiana one of few of the roman ruins in Kosovo. From there you will explore the Battle of Kosovo monuments with the Gazimestan and the Sultan Murad Turbës (or tombs) visits. You’ll step back in time to the one event that has defined Kosovo for over 600 years: The 1389 Battle of Kosovo Field. Ottoman forces defeated the allied Christian forces of Serbia, Albania, Bulgaria and Hungary. They controlled Kosovo and most of the […]

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    Highest peaks of 4 countries

    This tour provides a chance to climb the highest peak of four Balkan countries, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania and North Macedonia in less than a week. You will be hiking through some of the most remote parts of Europe enjoying unprecedanted hospitality. Though you will climb four countries, it will be only three peaks as Albania and North Macedonia share the same highest peak.  Day 01: Flight or arrival day  For  this tour you can fly in Prishtina, or Skopje (plus 100 km transfer). But, the tour can be with some changes also from Podgorica, Tirana and Ohrid Airport. Please contact us so we plan it for you. We will organise this day based on the flight timings.  Day 02: Transfer Peje – Gropa Erenikut. Hike Gjeravica highest peak of Kosovo, arrive in Doberdol – Very remote, dormitory rooms shared bathroom Distance: 18km (11.1 miles) Uphill: 915m (3001ft) Downhill: 915m (3001ft) Minimal elevation: 1534m (5032ft) Maximal elevation: 2650m (8694ft) After a 1 hrs 30 min transfer the hike will start to climb Kosovo’s highest peak. This path will take you to the highest mountain of Kosovo and then through the border into Albania. A trail that is included in many Peaks […]

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  • Peaks Of The Balkans 202014
    Peaks of the Balkans booking

    For 2020, in the new decade, Balkan Natural Adventure has prepared a special program. It includes minimum transfers 8 days of hike inclusive some of the best parts of the mountains not included in the Classic Peaks of the Balkans Trail. The special in the program are two very special spots. Gjeravica the highest peak of Kosovo and Gerbaja Valley in Montenegro. We also give a free map to anyone who books with us. Gjeravica offers a hike above the tree line next to the glacial lakes. Additionally, the trip is seldom made by other companies and it offers quite a private atmosphere. Furthermore, the Gerbaja Valley was considered as the most beautiful valley in ex Yugoslavia which included Slovenia, Croatia and 5 other states.  Particulary, the view on Karanfil peaks on top of the rocks is one rarely found in the world. For your Peaks of the Balkans booking by join a group on our dates click here and find the itinerary. If you want to hike the trail your friends, we will make an itinerary for you. Please contact us through the chat console or write us an e-mail at virtyt@bnadventure.com. We need your flight dates, or the […]

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  • The accursed mountains
    Peaks of the Balkans Trail

    “This remote and mysterious mountain range, much of it accessible only by foot, offers more than beauty. It hosts shepherds and goatherds and ancient pastoral traditions that have yet to be destroyed by mechanisation. In its isolated villages, traces still survive of a centuries-old code of conduct that combines extremes of punishment and generosity”, Martin Fletcher the Financial Times, while in the mountains with us. Watch the video    Check dates for 2020 tours published click here for more Our team the Balkan Natural Adventure organises on demand trips to the Accursed Mountains, including The Peaks of the Balkans Trail. We will adjust your itinerary based on your travel plans. To include all three countries: Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro, you should plan for 6 to 15 days of hiking. The best season is between June and September, while you can start your trip from any of the three countries. We offer support also for self-guided tours. Open dates for solo and small groups, available. Contact us with your question: virtyt@bnadventure.com. “The path literally links Muslim, Catholic and Orthodox enclaves, as well as Slavs and numerous Albanian tribes in three adjoining national parks, each showcasing the border region’s inestimable beauty. Towering […]

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