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From Tirana: Private Valbona and Theth Multi-Day Guided Trip

Activity provider: Go as Local
Private tour

From Tirana: Private Valbona and Theth Multi-Day Guided Trip

Activity provider: Go as Local

From US$ 417.53 per group up to 1

Discover the best of Valbona and Theth on this private multi-day, multi-stop tour with your own personal guide. Enjoy included accommodation, meals, and all transportation, including ferry tickets.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Reconnect with nature while enjoying rocky valleys and lush green forests
  • Take in the sights and fresh air during guided walks through local villages
  • Experience local flavors and scents during a lunch stop at a traditional café
  • Step into the life of the locals while hiking on an ancient local pathway
  • Spend free time exploring Shkoder, the biggest city of the Albanian North
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This active multi-day tour of Valbona and Theth in the heart of the Albanian Alps takes you to Lake Koman, Valbona Valley, and the quaint village of Theth. Enjoy scenic nature and Albanian hospitality alongside a personal guide. Your private trip includes lodging, meals, and all transportation.

Day 1: Tirana – Koman Lake – Valbona

Leave Tirana early to drive toward Koman Lake in time for the ferry that departs to Fierza at the other side of the lake. Since 1985, this manmade lake is the only way locals who live in the area can get in touch with the modern world.

Driving from Fierza to Valbona, travel for approximately 45 minutes, passing through Bajram Curri, the municipally of the area. Enjoy a lunch break in Valbona and hiking in Kukaj, a very remote area in Valbona Valley, where you’ll get to see how locals do their living.

At the end of the day, stay overnight at the guesthouse.

Day 2: Hiking from Valbona – Theth

Also considered the big day of the tour, set off on a thrilling hike from Valbona to Theth following the ancient path that the locals have been using for years. Back in the day, it was only possible to travel from Valbona to Shkoder on foot, taking two full days of walking.

Walking on this path, you’ll pass through the oldest part of the village where people are still living in their more than 100-year-old stone houses that are remarkable remnants of the past. The 18-km trek offers spectacular views of long rocky valleys and lush green forests.

Stop for lunch at one of the traditional cafés along the way and choose to stock up on snacks. After trekking for about 7-8 hours, you’ll arrive in Theth. Spend time admiring Theth’s unique nature, history, and traditions, including the village’s symbol, the Lock-In Tower.

Stay overnight and have dinner at the guesthouse.

Day 3: Theth – Shkoder – Tirana

After breakfast at the guesthouse, the Grunas Waterfall is the next attraction. Take an about 45-minute walk from the center of the village, passing through most of the village and into soft hilly terrain.

Leaving Theth behind and driving for around 3 hours, reach Shkoder, the biggest city of the Albanian North. Enjoy free time in Shkoder before returning to Tirana in the evening to conclude the tour.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour guide
  • 2 nights guesthouse accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 2 diners
  • All transportation
  • Ferry tickets
  • Last lunch in Shkoder
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Horse caravan (available at request for €50/horse)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This is considered an intensive tour and therefore requires that participants have a good level of fitness. The first day is mainly based on driving, sailing, and a warm-up walk to explore the Valbona Valley. The big hike of the second day has a maximum distance of 20 km with a maximum elevation of 1000 meters
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August 28, 2022

This is one of the best hiking tours I’ve ever done so far. Kevin, our guide, was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Because it was a little bit early in the season, there’s still a lot of snow in the summer path, thankfully Kevin knows how to navigate around without it being too dangerous. The ferry ride was incredibly beautiful. Valbona is like straight out of a fairly tale. Theth feels like a movie set. Doesn’t look real. Would definitely do this tour again in a heartbeat!

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May 18, 2022

Product ID: 409570