Hike across remote borders in the undiscovered Balkans on this European walking and cultural holiday through Kosovo, Montenegro and Albania.
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. This fantastic cross-border walking holiday explores wild regions and follows trails along the Peaks of the Balkans route. As we weave our way through spectacular mountains and explore some of Europe's wildest scenery, we’re guaranteed a warm Balkan welcome, simple way of life and unique experience. We start in the historical gem of Peja nestled at the foot of Kosovo’s Rugova Mountains and home to charming Ottoman architecture and a rare opportunity to step back in time. After Peja we discover Kosovo’s wild beauty and hike through traditional villages before heading over the Jelenak Pass and into Albania’s magnificent Accursed Mountains. By crossing remote borders and walking through lush valleys, we criss-cross between dramatic Montenegro and majestic Albania whilst surrounded by incredible scenery. After transferring to Virpazar in Montenegro, we sail across Lake Skadar home to wonderful birdlife, stay in the breath-taking heart of Lovcen National Park and explore the Bay of Kotor, Europe’s most southern fjord. This multi-country holiday takes you on an incredible walking and cultural journey through a very special area of Europe.