Ski Touring

Tour program: 

In Albania you will find huge mountains which are probably the last in Europe, which are not yet reached by skiing.

Whole ranges remain a virgin territory for winter activities and skiing adventures. The most appropriate period to organize your ski touring in Albania are in this months: December, January, and February.

In Albania, the mountainners are more admired than understood, as winter activities are still unknown. Skiing is not yet developped, regardless a territory made for that.

During the recent years ski tours are more required than ever. In Albania there are no maps of ski routes, not to speak of the dangers of avalanches and mountain rescue services, therefore each participant that aims to reach the mountains in Albania, must be experienced not only in ski touring, but also should enjoy a flexibility and responsibility for himself.

Day 1: 

Airport " Nene Tereza " - Radomire Village

Adventure Albania guides will take you from "Nene Tereza" airport and we will continue our journey toward the northern village Ramidore, which is located at 1270 m altitude.

Radomire village lies at the foot of Korab Mountain, which is the highest mountain in Albania, with a 2764 m altitude.

To arrive in this village we will need the 4 x 4 vehicles of Albania Adventure, since the last kilometers of the journey will be off road and during winter the road deteriorates a lot. Immediately after we arrive there we will accommodate in a host home.

Day 2: 

Radomir - Mount Korab

Once we consume our breakfast and everyone has prepared his equipment, we will begin the ascent to Mount Korab from 1270 m to 2764 m.

The climbing will be done from the South-Western side. This side of Korab is not beaten by the sun till late, which enables skiing for several hours more.

Day 3: 

Radomire - Mount Korab.

Today the departure will be early. With our 4 x 4 vehicles we will follow an old trail, completely off the road, to climb up to a height of 1550 m, because today we will climb the other side of Korab, that of the North - East.

During today our landscape will be at all times from Macedonia side, as we will be very close to the border line.

In the afternoon we will return to the village, where we will do a walk to visit the fascist mosque, built by the inhabitants of the village.

Day 4: 

Radomir - Valbona Valley

We will leave early from Radomire toward Valbona Valley at 810 m, another pearl at the foot of the Albanian Alps. The route to Valbona will be with our 4 x 4 vehicles, as we will follow a segment almost forgotten in this part of Northern Albania.

The journey will last about 5-6 hours, where during this course we will have the opportunity to visit many small villages and towns that are almost abandoned. A large part of the journey will be carried out along Fierza Lake, which will offer us an infinite number of stunning panorama. As soon as we arrive there we will accommodate in a nice and warm host home.

Day 5: 

Valbone - Top of Ros

Early in the morning after everyone has prepared his personal equipment we will be leaving toward the Top of Ros, a picturesque peak of the Albanian Alps, 2524 m.

Today will be especially beautiful since this peak rises in the heart of the Alps and offers a fantastic view of the Albanian Dinaric Alps.

Day 6: 

Valbone - Peak of Popluk

Early morning we will be leaving toward Popluk’s Peak, 2569 m. We will have to climb a good part of Valbona Valley and then towards Popluk, by entering more and more deeply into the Albanian Alps.

Accommodation again in Valbona, into a host local house.

Day 7: 

Valbone - Tirana

For reasons that we are far from the airport "Mother Teresa", must depart the day before to be sure that you'll be in time for the return flight.

This day will start very early, around 06:00 in the morning, because it will be necessary to travel for about 1 hour toward Lake Koman. There we will take the boat. During these 3 hours journey, we will be acquainted with the Lake Koman, who will resemble us the Norwegian fjords. The panorama here is considered one of the pearls of Albanian beauties.

After we will accommodate in a hotel close to the center, we will have the opportunity to visit the city, including here a visit to the wide boulevards, monumental mosaic found in the national museum walls that describes beautifully the glory of The Independence of Albania.

A small deviation toward the area of the block, referred to the previous nomenclature of the communist regime in Albania, and a walk in the house of former dictator Enver Hoxha. This is the most vibrant area of the city, with many bars, clubs, restaurants, etc.

Day 8: 

Tirana - Airport “Nene Tereza”

Based on your flight schedule we will departure to the airport "Nene Tereza".

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