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Walking in Northern Albania - Into The Accursed Mountains (Recce Tour)

Extending across vistas liberally scattered with deep river valleys, alpine lakes and national parks, the towering limestone gorges of the Accursed Mountains, or Albanian Alps, provide the perfect backdrop to one of Europe’s last great adventures. After soaking up the past in the historic town of Shkodër, the gateway to the north, our journey takes us from the breath-taking expanse of Lake Koman deep into the heart of the Valbonë Valley, also known as the ‘Miracle of the Alps’. From here we follow remote highland trails which take us through quaint mountain villages and over the imposing Bori and Valbonë passes, passing through some of the country’s most precious and unspoilt landscapes, including Theth National Park. This is an incredible adventure encompassing epic scenery, stunning walks and an insight into traditional but dying way of life.

Highlights

  • Five full days taking in some of Europe’s finest mountain walks
  • Visit Shkodër, one of the oldest and most historic cities in all of the Balkans
  • Take a magical boat ride along Lake Koman, which offers some truly spectacular views
  • Head deep into the Accursed Mountains, home to secluded mountain villages and remote forest trails
  • Enjoy the wonderful local hospitality and delicious food of rural Albania

Tour Includes:

  • Full services of a Wild Frontiers Tour Leader with local guides and drivers
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners (typically in local restaurants where viable)
  • On this tour we will use minibus and our feet!
  • 7 nights' accommodation (5 in hotels, 2 in guesthouses)

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