Cycling holiday in Albania

Cycling in Albania

Some say that visiting Albania is as close as you will get traveling back in time. It wasn't until the collapse of the People's Socialist Republic of Albania in 1991 that the world got its first glimpse of the country within.

Huge snow-capped mountains, inviting beaches, pretty rural villages, a genuine subsistence culture and an exceptionally friendly welcome is what you will find here. We ride through the very best of Europe's beautiful unknown.This diverse tour will lead you from the tranquil beauty of Lake Ohrid, via picturesque mountains and sparkling rivers, to the inviting beaches of the Albanian Riviera, providing a taste of all the very best Albania has to offer. This incorporates visits to UNESCO heritage sites, as well as fascinating glimpses into an untouched subsistence culture. A challenging route, providing a feast for the senses and plenty of opportunity to experience the hospitality of the friendly Albanian people.



UNESCO World Heritage in Albania

Albania is home to a number of landmarks with valuable cultural and historical importance. Several of these have been recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites because of their uniqueness and importance to the collective interests of humanity. In our tour you will visit 3 of the 5 sites:

  • Lake Ohrid
    Lake Ohrid is a deep and ancient lake which has existed continuously for approximately two to three million years. Its waters are home to over 200 species of plants and animals unique to the lake, including algae, flatworms, snails, crustaceans and fish
  • Butrint
    This archaeological site contains a variety of ruins representing each period in the city’s development. Visitors can view a well-preserved Greek theater, and the beautiful mosaic floor of the ancient Christian baptistery, adapted from an ancient Roman monument.
  • Historic Berat and Gjirokaster (photo)
    Nestled in the hills of southern Albania, Berat and Gjirokaster have been continuously inhabited since ancient times right up to the present day, and reflect the diversity of cultural and religious influences in the Balkans