Highlights of Albania

Hotel & Bike 9 nights

VISITING: Albania

Why we love this tour

"With amazing views as you cycle amongst mountains and on to the coast, this 10 day guided cultural tour visiting 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites is ideal for confident cyclists who are looking for a challenge with the peace of mind of a support van if needed."

Beauty of Lake Ohrid and sparkling Albanian beaches

UNESCO sites of Ohrid city and the ancient ruins of Butrint

Warm hospitality, top hotels and remote log cabins on a trout farm

Challenging and varied cycling that’s ideal for confident riders with the security of a support van if required

Guiding
Guided
Distance
295miles/475km
Level
Moderate to Challenging
Standard
Superior
Departs
Departs any day
Runs
Apr, May, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct
Code
AL001
Fly to
Tirana
Good for
Coasts and Islands, Solo
Return
Tirana

Cycle from Albania’s energetic capital to the Adriatic Coast and discover the dramatic beauty and UNESCO sites of this lesser-visited country. As a confident cyclist, you'll cycle via picturesque mountains and sparkling rivers, through wild countryside and drop into historic towns whilst knowing a support vehicle is on hand if you need a break. Unesco-listed Ohrid is a highlight on day two, with its church spires and lakeside cafés. Riding higher into the mountains, you’ll experience the cultural city of Korcë and the hillside town of Gjirokastra.

The thermal springs at Benje are a treat on day five – see the steam rising as you pedal towards the pools. Towards the end of the tour, the Albanian Riviera promises stunning cycle days with turquoise seas and sandy beaches. Riding past rugged bays and headlands, you'll swim off the beach at Himarë and visit the ruined city of Butrint. The final stretch takes you to Llonga National Park – a sanctuary for wolves, eagles and more.

This route is also available as a self-guided tour, please contact us for more information.

Accommodation

3* & 4* Hotels & 2 family run guesthouses

We use a pool of 3 star and 4 star hotels star to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. In big cities you will stay in 4* hotels and 3* hotels in smaller cities plus 2 nights in family run guesthouses in more remote locations. 

A mix of 3* and 4* hotels on full board

English speaking guide

Luggage transferred each day

Support vehicle is always available

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What's included

Price includes

9 nights accommodation in 3* & 4* hotels & 2 night in family run guesthouses at more remote locations

Board basis: Full board 

English speaking tour guide (only language)

Support van available for assistance (7 riders at one time)

Bike rental 

Luggage transportation

All transfers described in the itinerary

Departure transfer to Tirana airport

Price excludes

Flights and transfer to first hotel

Drinks with meals

Entrance fees to attractions

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

30-gear Giant hybrid bikes with disc brakes. Waterproof pannier is included in your tour price. 

Hybrid bike

30-gear Giant hybrid bikes with disc brakes.

£0

E-Bike - on request

£157

Extras

Extra Nights

Tirana 4* : Double room (B&B)
£70
Tirana 4* : Single room (B&B)
£59

Other Extras

Transfers

One-way Tirana airport to Tirana on Day 1 - (based on two people)

£11

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Tirana, then take the airport bus, a taxi or book a transfer to Tirana.

How do I get back?

Morning transfer included from Vlore to Tirana Airport, then fly from Tirana

What is a ‘Moderate to Challenging’ cycle holiday?

Generally in hilly areas, with numerous climbs, downhill stretches and longer daily distances. Moderate to challenging cycling is suitable for regular and experienced cyclists with a good level of fitness.

Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?

We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you.

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