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Adventure Holidays in Albania

Situated to the east of the Balkan Peninsula, Albania is the perfect country for outdoor activities and adventure travel. Albania is a hidden gem of the Mediterranean, where pristine beaches meet rugged mountains and ancient history comes to life in charming towns and UNESCO World Heritage sites.

The capital city, Tirana, mixes a wonderfully diverse range of stark Communist era architecture with a bustling Italian influenced café culture. Albania also has a stunning coastline, a wealth of ancient historical sites, amazing cuisine and great wine. This really is a country that can show you much more than its small size would imply, and that's before you start exploring the fantastic hiking trails of the Albanian Alps on a walking holiday in Albania.

Highlights of Albania

Almost three-quarters of the country is mountainous alpine landscapes, with the Albanian Alps, also known as the Accursed Mountains, situated in the north east of Albania. This is the ideal region for adventure holidays in Albania with walks in the beautiful Valbona Valley National Park and fantastic hiking trails crossing the once impenetrable borders of neighbouring Kosovo and Montenegro. Just south of the Albanian Alps, in the Korab Mountains, you'll find Albania's highest peak, Mount Korab (2,751m) which is one of the summits you can tick off on an adventure holiday in Albania.

What to do in Albania

Walking Holidays in Albania

Walking holidays in Albania offer a unique and diverse experience for outdoor enthusiasts. The country, located in the Balkans in South East Europe, is home to rugged mountains, pristine beaches, and dense forests, as well as a rich cultural heritage. Getting out and exploring on foot is a great way to immerse yourself in the natural beauty and culture of the country and to get away from the crowds found in more popular European destinations.

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Cycling Holidays in Albania

The many quiet country roads and fantastic climate also give great opportunities for some fantastic cycling. During our Ultimate Albania Cycling Tour you'll cover nearly 400km of the best road cycling Albania can offer. Whichever way you chose to explore Albania, either on foot or on two wheels, prepare to have your eyes opened to this little explored gem of the Balkan region. 

More Information About Albania

The best time to visit Albania depends on your preferences for weather and activities. Albania has a Mediterranean climate, which means it experiences distinct seasons. However, the best time to visit Albania, for those looking for pleasant weather and smaller crowds, is during the spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October). Summer is great for beachgoers, while winter is suitable for winter sports enthusiasts looking to explore the Albanian Alps in the snow.

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We offer over 360 active adventures in 100 countries worldwide. Best known for our pioneering itineraries and challenging trips with an 'edge', we also offer a range of easier guided and self-guided walking, cycling, family and wildlife journeys throughout the world. Based in Keswick in the Lake District, we are passionate about creating unique travel experiences for our customers.

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