Albania is growing with the numbers of visitors as people from all around the world are discovering what the country has to offer. One of the most isolated communist countries in the European continent has become a top tourist destination.. Albania has a big offer, of sand and sea, cultural tourism and mountains. Different parts of the country offer completely different experiences. Balkan Natural Adventure concentrates in offering unique offer in Albania.
North Albania is host to the Accursed Mountains, which are shared with Kosovo and Montenegro. These mountains have many hiking trails with Peaks of the Balkans being the most prominent. This almost 200 kilometres hike offers pristine views and it is still wild and not crowded with tourists. The region also offers shorter hikes and possibility of visiting the place for shorter durations.
North and North west of the country offer another hiking region the Sharr Mountains, home to High Scardus Trail, which is similar to Peaks of the Balkans however with a different touch. These mountains are less diverse but offer open round views and more isolated sports as this trail is less popular.
Culturally the Centre for the North Albania is Shkodra, an ex venetian port rich with culture and welcoming people.
Central and south Albania offer less hiking and more cultural and sand and sea tours. However this part of the country is incredible for warm hikes. One can hike in temperatures 5 to 15 in January, while February and March offer spring weather. Villages like Kuq, Pilur and Qeparo offer very nice cooking with a warm welcome and home concerts with Albanian polyphonic ensemble.
Other visits include south cultural tours with visits in Berat and Gjirokastra and Korca which are preserved and offer unique architecture and hand craft. These cultural tours can always be combined with natural experiences, such as Rafting in Osum Canyons, hiking in the village of Dardha or Voskopoja, as well as donkey rides.
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