Reka e Allages: A Gateway to Winter Treks and the Hajla Mountain

Reka e Allages, nestled amidst the picturesque peaks of the Albanian Alps, is not merely a mountain pasture but an enchanting village that welcomes visitors year-round. Home to one of the oldest guesthouses on the Peaks of the Balkans Trail, Ariu, and renowned for its authentic hospitality and culinary delights, Reka e Allages offers a unique experience for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

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The village’s allure extends to its winter months, when it transforms into a place for snowshoeing expeditions. Ariu Guest House, run by the the native couple Mustafa and Fetije Nekqi, pioneers the tourism industry in the region, providing warmth and comfort. Fetije’s culinary expertise is reckognised, but her signature dishes require prior booking. While her regular menu also shines, it’s worth planning ahead to savor her culinary creations.

Accessing Reka e Allages is from Milishevc, however part of the hike will require you walking in asphalted road. From there, you can continue your journey to Drelaj and Liqenat, embarking on hikes that showcase the region’s natural beauty. Balkan Natural Adventure recommends a detour to Hajla, a towering mountain that offers panoramic vistas. Finish your hike in Drelaj, stay the night or take a transfer to Liqenat to resume your journey towards Babino Polje.

Reka e Allages’s proximity to the asphalt road makes it easily accessible, but the hike from Milishevc involves a section along the paved surface. However, this minor inconvenience is offset by the village’s strategic location, allowing you to reach it in just two hours from Prishtina Airport, making it an ideal starting point for your Peaks of the Balkans Trail adventure.

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Whether you seek guidance on accommodation options or planning your itinerary to Reka e Allages, Balkan Natural Adventure stands ready to assist you. Feel free to reach out through our chat box or by writing to us, and we’ll be delighted to provide you with the necessary information and support to ensure an unforgettable exploration of this enchanting village.

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