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Walking & trekking holidays Albania

Albania is perhaps one of the last great off the beaten track places to be found for trekking in Europe. The scenery of Albania is simply stunning and the Highlander locals are friendly and very hospitable. Sometimes for genuine travel experiences you have to go to far-flung places like the Himalayas, however trekking in Albania is a genuine revelation.

To plan your ideal Albania walking trip, contact a specialist trekking consultant today.

Further below on this page, you can click through to specific group walking holiday itineraries in Albania.

Albania is perhaps one of the last great off the beaten track places to be found for trekking in Europe. Our walks here take place in the rugged, undiscovered Accursed Mountains, the magnificent national parks of Thethi and Llogara and along the Albanian Riviera. Enjoy Albanian Highlander hospitality, explore ancient ruins at Butrint and Gjirokastra and discover Shkodra, the oldest and largest city in Northern Albania.

"Albania has unexpected surprises at every turn, from the stunning geography and geology to the farming of yesteryear." Claudette Graham, The Accursed Mountains

Follow a coastal trail along the Albanian Riviera in the footsteps of Lord Byron, learn about Albania's history at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Butrint and Gjirokastra, or head into the almost impenetrable Accursed Mountains. You can also combine the most stunning parts of Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro in a single trip - trek among glacial valleys and over spectacular ridges and passes. Albania is a challenging walking destination and a good level of fitness and stamina is required. The walks are in demanding mountainous terrain, through forests and along coastal paths with varying conditions underfoot. The accommodations used are simple and comfortable, with the opportunity to stay with real Albanian Highlander families in their remote village guesthouses.

The best time of year to visit Albania is from June to September, as the daytime temperatures will be warm, the high passes accessible and the countryside at its most beautiful.

Holiday ideas for Holidays to Albania in Albania

In the Footsteps of Byron | 8 days | From £1149

Walking & trekking holidays Albania - Group - In the Footsteps of Byron | 8 days | From £1149

Follow in the footsteps of Lord Byron through the south of Albania, you'll discover a wild, rugged coast and superb mountains. Space on our small group treks is limited, so plan your walking holiday i...

Grade B/C - Moderate/Demanding

Peaks of the Balkans | 14 days | From £1,595

Walking & trekking holidays Albania - Group - Peaks of the Balkans | 14 days | From £1,595

This trip will take you on an incredible journey walking in the most stunning parts of Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro. You'll discover Shkodra, the oldest and largest city in Northern Albania, the rem...

Grade C - Demanding

The Accursed Mountains | 8 days | From £899

Walking & trekking holidays Albania - Group - The Accursed Mountains | 8 days | From £899

This walking holiday to the wild north of Albania is probably one of the last great European adventures. You'll discover the remote Thethi National Park and meet people who live in a world which is re...

Grade C - Demanding
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