SKI TOURING 2018
Ski Touring in Radomira Village and Valbona Valley
In Albania are probably the last European mountains suitable for ski touring carrying this title quite rightly and still haven’t been reached with the skis yet. Entire mountain groups are virgin territory for ski touring activities and thus travelling to Albania means being on a discovery and adventure trip on the white spot of Europe’s map at the same time.
Albanians were not allowed to get to know the rest of the world until the end of the dictatorship in the early 1990ies. Time was stopped for a long time and a part from a series of economic disadvantages this also involves some positive aspects. Especially in the mountain areas cultural landscapes and traditions have been maintained as they were common in the Alps some 100 years ago. Motor vehicles are considered pure luxurious objects in the farming community and the winter mountain tourism is still unknown. Many farms have been abandoned and mountaineers are mostly admired rather than understood, but the legendary hospitality is lived with true and honest naturalness by the locals. Mountaineers are everywhere very welcome. The rural accommodation won't get any more comfortable, however the participants surely feel accepted. While we admire the simplicity and humanity of these local people, they are surprised by our "senseless" activities in the mountains. In conclusion, this ski touring trip to Albania surely characterized by unexpectedly rewarding ski tours will also be a trip to the past.
The ski tours are rarely technically demanding, however there are hardly any maps or useful information available, not even mentioning avalanche warning or mountain rescue services. Therefore each participant should not only be experienced in ski touring, but also bring along a portion of flexibility and self-responsibility.
You will be meeting our guides at “Mother Theresa” International airport. Afterwards will be headed towards 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 reach this village is necessary to drive with 4x4 vehicle.
Accommodate in a guest house.
Skiing in Radomire.
Skiing in Radomire.
Skiing in Radomire & Afternoon departure towards Valbona Valley.
Valbona Valley, another pearl at the foot of the Albanian Alps. The route to Valbona will be with our 4x4 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 guest house.
Day 5 - Day 6
Skiing in Valbona valley.
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.
Our guides will accompany you at the “Mother Teresa” airport, where our service finish J
Price: 729 €/person
Group minimum: 6 people.
All 4x4 transfers in Albania
Accommodation for 6 nights in guesthouses in Radomire & Valbone.
Full board: 6 x breakfast, 5 x picnic lunches, 6 x dinners.
Accompany by local guide.
All the itineraries in GPS.
Alcoholic and soft drinks