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    The Accursed Mountains – Northern Albania

    The Accursed Mountains Join us for a beautiful hike on the Accursed Mountains in the north of Albania. 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. HIGHLIGHTS Village of Theth – Visit one of the most picturesque villages in Albania Hiking in the wild – Hike in this hidden corner of Europe  Food: Experience the unique cuisine and hospitality of the Accursed Mountains provided by the local villagers Day 3: Rosi Peak – 360 degrees view over the Accursed Mountains The walk from Valbona to Maja e Rosit or Rosin Vrh goes through the half deserted village of Kukaj. This is a very nice part and easy track. In the mid summer you can stop at a few village houses for a glass of milk or tea. The trail serpents through the canyon for several kilometres and it continues with a steep hike. Just before halfway, the trail enters a rocky terrain. Also, this part will be the start of open views. As you go higher the view will open to Montenegro until you reach the peak to get the view in all three countries: Montenegro, […]

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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 trip to Prishtina and Western Kosovo

    A two-day tour including Prishtina and Western Kosovo offers a unique cultural experience with all UNESCO sites of the country. Join us for a different kind of weekend adventure! 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 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. Apart from this, you will visit Ulpiana one of the few Roman ruins in Kosovo. Following the itinerary, 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 […]

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    Highest peaks of 4 countries

    This tour provides a chance to climb the highest peak of 4 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 unprecedented 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 organize 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 booking

    For 2022, Balkan Natural Adventure has prepared a special program. It includes minimum transfers of 8 days of hike inclusive of 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 is 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 the most beautiful valley in ex Yugoslavia which included Slovenia, Croatia, and 5 other states.  Particularly, 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 joining a group on our dates click here and find the itinerary. Other options If you want to hike the trail with your friends, we will make an itinerary for you. Please contact us through the chat console or write us an e-mail at info@bnadventure.com. We need your flight dates, or […]

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    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 mechanization. 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 2022 tours published click here for more Our team the Balkan Natural Adventure organizes 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 rock […]

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    UNESCO Kosovo weekend

    Kosovo UNESCO tour will take you through top sights registered in the international organisation along with other sites which Kosovo ethnic Albanians believe should be in the list. Kosovo is not a memeber of UNESCO due to lack of political support. This is the reason there is no ethnic Albanian culture in the UNESCO protection list. In this tour you will travel through turbulent times of this region consequently different interpretation of facts. Highlights: Gracanica Monastery, Marble Cave, National Library, Kosovo Battle monuments, Rugova Gorge; Deçan Monastery, Prizren Content day 1: The tour will start with Gadime Cave, just outside of the Kosovo capital, Prishtina. A farmer in 1969 dicovered this cave an 80 million year old system or marble corridories. The cave descends 16 kilometres. The first room discovered was the apsolutely spectacular Room of Sorrows with marble tears raining down.  The tour will continue with The Gracanica Monastery (Kosovo UNESCO) 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 stunningly preserved paintings cover all of the walls. Look straight up and you’ll see the face of Christ in the topmost dome enigmatically […]

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    Kosovo weekend tours

    Weekend Cultural Tours The Kosovo weekend tours can cover different parts of the country offering so different experiences. Combine two cities for your full experience. Or just contact us for a special design of cultural or natural tours in our country.  Visit all Kosovo UNESCO monuments see the religions clashing and living in harmony simultaneously. Or go and see the living legacy of the Kosovo war. Prishtina: Firstly see the Newborn monument in honor of the newest State in Europe. Visit the Kosovo Field gazimestan where the famous Kosovo battle of 1389 was fought and Sultan Mehmet murdered.  Step into Sultans tomb, only such monument outside of Turkey. Continue the trip with one of the jewels of Serbian Orthodoxy, the grand medieval Gracanica monastery, and Ulpiana Roman ruins. End with a neutral natural monument of Marbel cave. Peja – Deçan – Prizren: Experience the beauty and history of two of the holiest sites in Serbian Orthodoxy. Both the Patriarchate of Pec and Decan Monastery are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Then you will visit Dukagjini Kullas (towers) and one of the oldest cities in Kosovo: Prizren, a center of Kosovo religion, culture, history, and art. In Prizren, you will find pristine […]

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    Ski sport in the Balkans

    Kosovo and Albania skiing and ski touring, are a special experience. Both countries and partly some parts of North Macedonia offer uniques ski and snow tours, with a clean environment without lifts and crowds. Ski touring and snowshoeing are a growing service provided to tourists in this region. Balkan Natural Adventure offers Ski Touring (itinerary) and Snowshoeing (offer) trips. Below you can find some general information about the region. There are two mountains ranges that are suitable for winter sport: Ski sport in Sharr Mountains The Sharr Mountains have round slopes very nice for ski touring. They are home to longer trails that go through Kosovo, Albania, and North Macedonia. Some parts are very remote and without development, some are home to ski centers. There are no Albania ski resorts that offer lifts and infrastructure. In Sharr, there is one Kosovo ski resort called Brezovica with about five lifts and one called Dragash with one lift. North Macedonia offers more in terms of ski resorts with two medium-sized centers: Mavrovo and Popova Sapka. Thus our company works more in ski touring in Kosovo and Albania, while we do not work with classic ski holidays in ski resorts.  Our company offers ski […]

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