• Maja Arapit Tyti
    Maja Arapit – The Albanian Matterhorn

    Maja e Arapit has been nicknamed the Matterhorn of the Accursed Mountains, due to its pointy shape. This is a majestic peak that has been explored a lot by professional and motivated rock climbers. However the southern ridge is not technical climb giving opportunity to hikers without climbing experience to get to the top.  This peak lies in the section of the Peaks of the Balkans (POB) trail which goes from Vuthaj/Vusanje to Theth. One can include the Maja e Arapit climb in POB trail or climb it from Theth or Vuthaj/Vusanje.  From Theth one walks towar Okol west toward Montenegro then climbes Qafa e Pejes all part of the POB trail. At the rim of the plateu one turns to climb the peak which constitutes a hike of two hours. The 98 per cent of the trail is a straight hike, while just before the top one has to use hands also to pass a short path. Mount Arapi is famous among climbers as it offers several climbing routs. It is only the south part that offers hiking level climb to the top. Rock climbers from all around the world have summited Maja Arapit through different routs. First rope […]

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    Maja e Rosit Rosin Vrh 2,533 m

    Maja Rosit or Rosin Vrh is considered as the best peak to get a view in the Accursed Mountains. This peak is situated in Montenegro, however most of the ascents are done from Valbona through Fusha e Gjese. Balkan Natural Adventure offers the climb to this peak from both countries Albania and Montenegro. The company arranges all the neccessary documents for border crossing. For Montenegro this is the third highest peak in the Accursed Mountains. Local community in Plav and around it have a special place for this peak, some have called their hotel Rosi. The walk from Valbona to Maja Rosit or Rosin Vrh goes through the half deserted village of Kukaj. This part is very nice and easy track and in the midd summer you can stop at 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. This part will also 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, Albania and […]

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  • Kollata Ahmet
    Climbing Kollata Keqe or Zli Kolac

    Kollata Keqe or Zli Kolac is the highest peak of Montenegro. This is official only since 2018 when Montenegro did the remeasuring of the peaks. Before officially the highest peak was Bobotov Kuk in Durmitor National Park. The best way to climb Kollata is from Valbona to hike toward the village of Cerrem. This rout is also part of the Peaks of the Balkans trail detour recommended by Balkan Natural Adventure. You will be hiking most of the time in Albania with a short crossing to Montenegro to climb the peak. As most of the peaks in this part of the Accursed Mountains this is a lime stone peak with very little vegetation on it’s highest part. However  the trail to there is very diverse with spectacular views. From the peak one gets a vlear view at Maja Jezerce and Gjeravica. The trail to Kolata Keqe or Zli Kolac is not that long however it has steep parts which makes it a difficult. To reduce the tension there is the possibility of camping during the trail, while for the strongest one there is the option of climbing three Kollata’s. Kolata e Keqe, Kollata e Mire and Podi i Kollates. Climbing […]

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  • Jezerc Candy
    Maja Jezerce climb it from any three countries

    Maja Jezerce is the highest mountain in the Accursed Mountains, a range that holds the highest peak of Kosovo and Montenegro. With its 2694 meters is the second highest peak in Albania and the sixth highest in the Balkans. This peak was climbed for the first time by British mountaineers: Sleeman, Elmalie and Ellwood. Mr. Sleeman published a book about this trip with a chapter called Mountains of Albania. The peak can be climbed from the village of Theth and from the village of Valbona in Albania as well as from Vusanje in Montenegro. For climbing from Montenegro one will need border crossing permits which our company can secure for you. BN Adventure recommends none technical climbs to the mountain. For professionals we offer support for technical climbs on request. This peak can be included also in Peaks of the Balkans trail. To climb Jezerce from Theth you will start at 800 meters go through Qafa e Valbones and then to Lugu i Valit at 1450. In this place you can camp or use one of the local guest houses. This is a 4 hours hike. You can finish in the afternoon if you arrive in Theth in the morning. You […]

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    Hiking and archery in Kosovo

    You can enjoy archery and hiking in Kosovo. This small excursion will fill your day with excitement and beautiful views on the Rugova Gorge and the City of Peja. You will start in the morning and the guide will walk with you to Livadhi i Sakes. This is a two hours hike through a small pine tree wood, path and meadows. You will be parallel to the river Lumbardhi for more than e kilometre. Your hike will take up to two hours and it is suitable for kids as the altitude change is not too big. At the top of the hike you can enjoy the view in the city of Peja and feel the breeze of the Accursed Mountains. Here your guide and archery instructor will assemble a bow and will set up the place for shooting. The instructor will advise you step by step for your shooting in one particular place. This 30 thousand year old sport is always fun for any age. Based on your request we will bring the bow most suitable for the age group of the participants. This is archery and hiking in Kosovo tour which can be combined with a Zip Line flight. […]

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    Try Archery 

    Try archery in Kosovo next to the river. This is an activity taking place next to the city of Peja but still in the nature and outdoors. Together with our archery guide you will be able to shoot arrows at different targets.  Compete with your friends or just have fun. You will be guided by a trained archer who will also teach you the basics in terms of safety and shooting arrows. This 30 thousand year old sport is fun and open to all ages. Balkan Natural Adventure has a variety of bows, including those for children starting at 8 years old. All of our bows are recurve. Our shooting range is next to the river and there are cafes and restaurants just 100 meters from there and try archery in Kosovo. This is an activity which takes one to two hours and can be very nicely combined with a pick nick that you can bring and eat next to the river or with a lunch served in one of the cafes. It can also be combined with Via Ferrata or a zip line activity also provided by our company. For a more active group you can check hike and […]

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    Hiking in Kosovo

    Kosovo hiking is a unique experience as the new country offers great opportunities for mountaineering, tracking, climbing and snowshoeing (click for offer). It is home to three big mountain ranges which are shared with neighbouring countries, Montenegro, Albania in the west, Macedonia and Albania in the south and Serbia in the north. In the west of Kosovo you can hike in the Accursed Mountains which also home to the highest peak in Kosovo Gjeravica 2630 meters. Within these mountains lays the Rugova Valley, which is famous for its gorge and a number of villages which provide guest houses and three Via Ferrata (click for offer). In the Rugova Mountains there are a numerous hiking opportunities. One can hike to Hajla which also marks the border with Montenegro. A beautiful mountain crest which is also part of the Peaks of the Balkans(click for offer) hiking trail. Read more about Rugova Hiking (more on the region). The second bigger valley in the Accursed Mountain suitable for hiking in Kosovo is that of Decan. This valley was created by the water of Decan Lumbardhi. The best peak to climb of this mountain is that of Mariashi. A long beautiful crest. From Decan you […]

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  • Kosovo cultural
    Kosovo daily excursions

    You are in Kosovo and you feel like having a guided tour to get as much as possible in a short time? You based in Kosovo you have guests and you want to take them for a daily Kosovo excursion. Balkan Natural Adventure has extended their services to these cultural and natural on demand visits. We do several itineraries with an eight seater for better comfort for smaller groups and possibility to have more people joining. There are tours which we have designed, and there are tours which we can arrange for you only in the city of Peja, Prishtina or elsewhere. Contact us, or continue reading our options. We do two tours with a guide who will drive and explain their story about Kosovo: Western Trip This trip will take you through some of the top cultural and natural spots of Kosovo. The trip can be a cultural voyage to Kosovo’s rich multicultural heritage, both ethnically and religiously, spiced with traditional food made in kulla or restaurants where the cooking is brought directly from the family kitchen. Or you can switch to a natural adventure with Mirusha Waterfalls, Via Ferrata and exotic caving and archery that would include kids. […]

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  • Rupicapra
    Wildlife tour in accursed moutains

    This is the only Wildlife tour in the accursed mountains in Kosovo. It has been developed with nature lovers and guides who know every turn in these mountains. You will have a chance to see the endangered species that hold the latin name Rupicapra, a goat antelope part of the Chamois family. Balkan Natural Adventure will organise the trip from Peja starting at 06:00 and drive for some 50 minutes. Then the sighting will start. You will walk with a guide while keeping as quite as you can. On your 4 kilometres hike you will have two sports to possibly spot the goats and other wildlife like deer, fox or wild boar. You will continue to the third spot where the possibility increases a lot. Balkan Natural adventure will bring two paris of binoculars to be used by guests who are encouraged to bring their own vision equipment including cameras with a big zoom. Rupicapra, lives in accursed mountains and in Sharr mountains and is native to this region and south Asia. In Europe it lives in Alps as in Pyrenean mountains it is considered to be a different species. The sighting will be from a distance in order to […]

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  • Cool Peja Nordic Walking

    Nordic walking cool tour is designed for everyone. Those who do not want to walk too long; those who do not have time for a full day hike and those who have all this time and want to squeeze a two hour tour in the itinerary and get some great views. The trail starts t the centre of the city goes next to the city park to enter the hillside. Going through some narrow roads of the Kapeshnica neighbourhood, the trail goes above the city. It offers views of Peja and Pecka Patrijarsija from a bird’s eye view. It goes next to a water channel partly extended in a location used as a pool, and arrives to a nice cafe next to the river. All of this walk will be done in the company of a Nordic Walking Specialist, and specialised top shelf Nordic Walking sticks. Its a promenade hike and a walk with a view in the city next to the mountains. It will make you sweat if you like, or not – you will set the pace. At the end of the trail you will be awarded with a cold drink. For the way back you can walk […]

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