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  • Weekend in Valbona

    Weekend in Valbona is a nice escape from both Tirana and Prishtina, or a good addition to your balkan travel. Valbona valley has become a touristic hiking destination offering one of the starting points for Peaks of the Balkans trail or just a base to do hikes around the village. The daily tours include hike to the village of Kukaj, a climb in Kollata through Qafa e Perslopit, or even a climb to the highest peak in Accursed Mountains Maja Jezerce. For visitors with families there are nice hikes in the village and one can continue the trip with Komani Lake ferry. After a mere three hour drive from Prishtina, you can find yourself in the heart of Albania’s Valbona Valley — one of Europe’s wildest and most remote national parks. Nestled in the Accursed Mountains (often referred to as the Albanian Alps), the park is home to a few guesthouses from which we can base our exploration. Spend a weekend hiking the nearby forests and swimming in Albania’s cleanest river, or take one of Albania’s most iconic hikes to the remote village of Theth where you can experience true Albanian mountain hospitality. There are a wealth of options that we can offer for as many days as […]

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  • Camping in Hajla weekend

    Camping There are two options for spending the night: One is the mountain huts which offer only basic accommodation: Roof, water, outdoor toilet, cooking facilities. However it is very attractive and the huts are built to fit the mountain. Second option is camping in tents which you can bring or one rent from Balkan Natural Adventure at a reasonable price. For the camping trip the water facilities of the hut can be used. In both cases there is the possibility of building a fire in the night and share a glass of wine or beer after dinner. The hike For this hiking trip one needs a four wheel drive (can be rented for 50 EUR in Peja) to get to the impressive village of Pepiq in over 1000 meters altitude. The village with very few modern buildings is mostly frozen on time, as a lot of Balkan villages are. The walk from the village starts with an easy hiking trail which offers open views of the mountains, and the city of Peja, up to the Kosovo plain. The easy path will take you at the beginning of the Hajla Mountain, one of the highest peaks in accursed mountains,  at the […]

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  • Via Ferrata
    Via Ferrata Mat and Ari

    Via Ferrata Ari is the most advanced adventure product in Kosovo. Though its full of adrenaline no previous training is needed. Some 90 per cent of our clients are firs timers. But still, your heart will race as you make the vertical climb through metallic scales high above Rugova Canyon. You will bereaching some unmatched views of the surrounding mountains. Its a must do when you visit Kosovo. Discover ancient caves used over the years by monks, villagers, or soldiers (depending on who you ask) and now provide shelter for native birds and other wildlife. Via Ferrata is Italian for “iron road,” via ferrata is a climbing method in which climbers navigate a series of steel ropes and stairs while always firmly secured to the rock. Built with support from Italian experts from the Dolomites using state-of- the art techniques and equipment, Via Ferrata Ari is as safe as it is memorable. The via ferrata ascent and hike back down generally takes approximately 2-3 hours. Need to work your way up to Ari? Start with Via Ferrata Mat (2 hrs), our newest route, which takes a more leisurely path horizontal to the river and offers similarly rewarding views of the canyon. The technical difficulty of […]

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  • Downhill biking Kosovo
    Downhill biking

    Experience Rugova’s ultimate adrenaline rush atop our top-of- the-line mountain bikes as you feel the wind in your hair and the trees whiz by. The journey begins with a transfer by 4×4 Land Rover, delivering you and your bike to the trailhead at the top of Milisevc Mountain. The descent on your bike will take you over 26 kilometers of off-road mountain trails towards Decan. Along the way, you will experience some breathtaking views of some of the major peaks of the Accursed Mountains – including Marijash and Gjeravica – as well as some of the region’s most beautiful wooded valleys. In Decan, you can pause your journey for lunch or to visit the UNESCO-protected Decan Monastery (long pants required). Round out the day with a leisurely 15 kilometer ride on the village roads back to Peja. Our guide is an experienced mountain biker and member of the Cycling Association of Peja, while the bike – should you choose to ride ours – is a 2016 Cross Euphoria with Shimano Rock Shock fork and 30 speed Shimano Deore/Simano DLX gear system. Upon request, we can also organize different variations of this trip, including a shorter route from Boge in the Sharr Mountains, which can also include […]

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  • Zip Line Kosovo
    Zip Line Kosovo

    Fly like an eagle with the longest Zip Line in the region, 700 meters in less then a minute will give you the best view above the Rugova Canyon. This is the only major Zip Line in Kosovo and it has been certified by an international organisation. The Zip Line utilises US made equipment, and professional trained staff. If you are in Kosovo this is one of the must activities at a price of 10 euro.

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  • Canyoning in Durmitor

    Canyoning is sliding down through the riverbed. The different equipment is used depending on the severity of the canyon. Walking down waterfalls with ropes, rock climbing, crawling through the cracks, diving, jumping into the pool filled with water are main activities in this sport. That’s why there is no special equipment used, but parts of the equipment from other sports. The most basic pieces of equipment are helmet, belt and lowering static rope, and if the water is cold a wetsuit. Depending on the severity and exposure, we use toggles for insurance when alighting. The most attractive in Montenegro is certainly Nevidio on Durmitor. For more information and booking contact our partner in Montenegro: Durmitor Adventure  

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  • Bradt Guide Kosovo

    Bradt guide Kosovo is considered to be the best, with a lot of local details about sleeping, tours, food, culture and other things to do in Kosovo. No matter if you are visiting for a short time or you are an expat in Kosovo this guide will be handy. Explanations about things you may be seeing everyday or those that you will be visiting in your trip. You can find explanations about hikes in Rugova, Sharr or other parts of Kosovo. The Bradt guide was originally co authored by Verena Knaus  who founded an NGO based in Kosovo, Brussels, and Vienna. She is a World Fellow of Yale University; studied modern history at University o Oxford; and International Relations and Economics in SAIS Bologna. She has in depth knowledge of the country, and its history. Other co author is  Gail Warrander ,  a British lawyer in love with writing and travel. She was working in Kosovo in her professional capacity when she found time to offer to us through this book the hidden and not so hidden Kosovo. This is the third edition of the book with updates and new services offered as tourism is picking up pace in the country. To buy the […]

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  • Snowshoeing in Kosovo

    The winter and snow open opportunities for beautiful outdoor activity of snowshoeing in Rugova, other parts of the Accursed Mountains or Sharr. Walking in the snow and enjoying beautiful nature of Kosovo is as simple as contacting us and we will take care for the rest. Equipped with latest models of Inook Snowshoes, carbon fibre walking pols and modern gaiters, our company can offer the best service available in Kosovo. Balkan Natural Adventure has selected several trails that can be done in a day or longer snowshoeing hikes that would include a sleepover in the mountain guest houses, in Reka e Allages or in Drelaj. Or you can choose to stay in a three star hotel in Boge and combine your stay with a snowshoeing activity. If you feel you want to do something special our guides will help you climb Gjeravica mountain or other peaks in Kosovo or Albania. Join us for activities combined with the taste of the mountains and enjoying home cooking at Guest house Shqiponja in Drelaj. Great activity with kids from 10 years old.   Snowshoeing itineraries Kosovo Itinerary: Arrive in Peja at 9:00, meet your guide and take the equipment continue to drive in Boge, […]

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  • Guidebook, by Rudolph Abraham to the Peaks of the Balkans Trail

    Guidebook, by Rudolph Abraham to the Peaks of the Balkans Trail, a 192 km circular trek through the borderlands of Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo. Takes two weeks and crosses remote valleys and mountain passes. Balkan Natural Adventure is a representative for the sale of the Rudolph Abrahams book, Peaks of the Balkans. We also provide the service for guided and selfguided tours in this same trail. You will get a free copy if you book with us before 1 of January. Additionally our company can offer guiding and self guiding  trails service for this trail, including Korab Mountain so during your hike you can climb the highest peaks of Kosovo, Montenegro and Albania. Buy the book now: Delivery in Kosovo only. virtyt@bnadventure.com Click here for a shortened sample itinerary from Kosovo. Click here for the video.

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  • Kosovo guide petite fute

    Niché dans son écrin de montagne, le Kosovo demeure l’une des dernières destinations du continent européen à conserver tout son caractère sauvage. Amateurs de grand air, de montagne et d’espaces encore vierges, le Kosovo, plus jeune pays du monde, ne demande qu’à vous dévoiler ses nombreux trésors naturels si peu connus du grand public. Riche de son histoire, le Kosovo offre également au visiteur un voyage dans le temps et l’espace où influences orientales et slaves se mêlent dans un subtil mélange de traditions, de folklore et de patrimoine architectural, conférant aux villes une identité unique où les plus beaux monastères orthodoxes classés au patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO côtoient de magnifiques mosquées ottomanes. Visiter le Kosovo c’est aussi venir à la rencontre d’un peuple, fier de ses origines et dont la légendaire hospitalité vous surprendra. Le Petit Futé vous accompagne pour vivre une expérience balkanique inoubliable ! Prix: Euro 10

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