Walking in the Balkan Borderlands
Montenegro & Albania & Kosovo, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £895 (land only) - from €1,075 (land only) - from $1,475 (land only)
We don't Balk when it comes to developing new itineraries!
Which is why we've been at the forefront of creating classic treks for 30 years. New for 2014, this all inclusive trek takes you into the heart of a hidden Europe.
- Walking holiday in the best of the Balkan Mountains
- Trek the Prokletije Mountains of Kosovo, Montenegro and Albania
- Visit the UNESCO listed Monastery of Peja and Bay of Kotor
- Experience rural homestays and Balkan hospitality
- Relax on Lake Skadar
Trekking the Prokljetije Mountains, this new and unique walking holiday crosses several international frontiers in the wild borderlands of Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro. Taking a short transfer from the Kosovan capital of Pristina we begin our adventure trekking holiday in the historic city of Peja. Located in the foothills of the Prokljetije Mountains, this enchanting city features well-preserved Ottoman-era architecture and friendly locals. With a morning visit to the monastery ‘Patriarchate of Pec', we then commence our trek into a real hidden corner of Europe. Passing through traditional villages and over the Jelenak Pass (2272m), we cross from Kosovo into Montenegro and continue our Balkan adventure following the old trade routes of the ‘Accursed Mountains'. As we cross into the wild and rugged frontier of Albania, we are welcomed by the highland hospitality of our farmhouse stay. Continuing our walk through pasturelands and over a rocky mountain pass (1900m), we take in refreshment with the last of our Albania hosts and transfer to overnight in the Montenegrin capital of Podgorica. With a morning boat ride on glistening Lake of Skadar we finish this Balkan Walking adventure with exploration of the UNESCO listed Bay of Kotor. With a glimpse into ancient and traditional cultures of Eastern Europe, this is a trekking holiday that won't disappoint.
Is this holiday for you?
This is a low-level trekking holiday (maximum elevation is below 2300 metres) with no camping. Generally we are always following well-established trails between valleys and villages that are suitable for mules and very straightforward for trekkers. There are some steep ascents and descents. Some of the walks are optional. You should ensure you are physically prepared for the trek and able to walk for approximately 6 - 7 hours each day and for several days continuously.