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Cross-Border Walking in the Balkan Borderlands

Starts: Peć, Kosovo
Finishes: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Visit: Peć, Gornje Velje Duboko, Lëpushë, Nikç, Bobovište, Perast, Dubrovnik

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Trekking

Overview

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Breath-taking landscapes, remote trails, towering mountains, meandering rivers, crystal clear lakes, colourful flora, eclectic architecture, fascinating history, a melting pot of cultures, tasty food and one of the warmest welcomes on the planet welcome to the Balkan Borderlands, a fantastic cross-border walking holiday through wild regions in Eastern Europe. Following trails along the Peaks of the Balkans route, we weave our way through spectacular mountains and explore some of Europe's wildest scenery. Alongside superb walking this undiscovered region of Europe is known for its warm Balkan welcome and simple lifestyle, which guarantees a very unique holiday. We start in the historical gem of Peja nestled at the foothills of the Kosovos Rugova Mountains. Peja is home to charming Ottoman architecture and offers that rare opportunity to step back in time. After Peja we discover Kosovos wild beauty and hike through traditional villages before heading over the Jelenak Pass and into Albanias magnificent Accursed Mountains.

By crossing remote borders we criss-cross between dramatic Montenegro and majestic Albania as we walk through lush valleys whilst surrounded by incredible scenery. Towards the end of our Balkan adventure we transfer to Virpazar in Montenegro and sail across Lake Skadar home to wonderful birdlife. Well stay in the breath-taking heart of Lovcen National Park before exploring the Bay of Kotor, Europes most southern fjord. This multi-country holiday takes you on an incredible walking and cultural journey through a very special area of Europe.

Highlights

    • Walk through the magnificent landscapes of Kosovo, Montenegro and Albania
    • Explore Lake Skadar home to rare birdlife and stay in Lovcen National Park
    • Head off the beaten track and discover a rich melting pot of cultures
    • Experience traditional guesthouses and enjoy a home-cooked Kosovan lunch

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 145751
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Peć, Kosovo
Finishes: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 8 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • English-speaking local guide
  • Group airport transfers
  • All accommodation as described in the trip dossier
  • Meals as detailed in the Meal Plan
  • All land transport required by the itinerary
  • National park entrance fees
  • All excursions mentioned in the itinerary.

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $1,290 ($161/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Itinerary

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Albania, Croatia, Montenegro Pristina, Peja, Rugova Mountains, Lepushe, Nikc, Virpazar, Lake Skadar, Kotor Bay, Perast, Dubrovnik
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Elena B  

Both leaders were friendly and eager to share information about the area. They were very good at organising alternatives when the weather was too bad for us to do the planned walk on one day. My most enjoyed aspects were walking down into Kotor Old Town, the hospitality of a shepherd family while we were walking in Albania and the lovely meal in the guesthouse in Liquenat.

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Carolin M  

This trip contained the perfect mixture of walking, relaxing and some sightseeing. The staff were very experienced, friendly and helpful, especially the guides from Montenegro and Albania.

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Richard S  

The trip leaders were outstanding - they were passionate about sharing their history and culture and spoke excellent English.

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Derek Alan G  

I was very impressed with the holiday overall. The route was very interesting and varied, not too tiring or too easy. I most enjoyed the interesting mountain scenery and the good food. The staff were also very helpful and informative pre trip.

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Jane L  

Before I went, I received very good emails about all my concerns and questions. The hotels and food were excellent. The farmhouse stay was very good. Home grown food and hot showers every night. The guides chose excellent restaurants. Would liked to have hiked more days. The route is excellent. Albania and Montenegro are very interesting. Our guides Milan and Samir were excellent. The weather was rainy with thunder and lightning most days but we hiked most of the route. They were very aware of the safety factor. Very good english, knowledge of their country and fun. Highly recommend them on any trip in the Balkans. The guides were beyond excellent. This is my first trip with you and I plan many more. Everything was like clockwork and the hotels and food were beyond what I expected. First rate. Guides were also beyond first rate. Very organized and fun. I chose you because I wanted to see an area that is remote and new. Also staying in hotels and farmhouses are more appealing to me than huts with dorms. Having the trip limited to 12 was a good factor for me.

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Karen  

The Balkan Borderlands trek was amazing. This was my first Adventure (and it certainly won't be my last!). Our guide was so knowledgeable and professional, always looking out for everyone in the group and providing little 'moments' - we all remember him collecting mushrooms to make a sauce for supper one evening. And how did he manage to get us to the end of our walk one day seconds before a rain storm, we think he even planned for there to be a wedding when we visited the 'Lady of the Rock' island in Kotor- he is incredible and a credit to his homeland. A combination of a well-organised trek, a group of inspirational people and many memorable moments. Highly recommended.

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John  

A very well organised holiday.

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Madeleine  

Marvelous countries, incredibly kind and generous people where ever we went. Food is good, authentic and locally grown. Beautiful valleys and inspiring peaks all around. Gorgeous towns and villages, crazy roads with spectacular views.

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