Spectacular scenery and wonderful walking on this Accursed Mountains holiday to Albania in the heart of the Balkans.
A land of jaw dropping scenery, wonderful hospitality and fascinating culture, Albania is a Balkan gem and perfect for a unique walking holiday. Known as the land of smiles, Albanians are proud of their strong traditions and stunning scenery including the magnificent Accursed Mountains. This European wilderness is home to spectacular alpine landscapes and superb wildlife including lynx, chamois, wolf, deer, golden eagles, buzzards, owls and falcons. We start in the Shkodra, the most historical town in the Balkans, the home of Gheg culture and a true cultural gem. We’ll sail through the fjord of Lake Koman and walk in the beautiful valley of Valbona, fondly called the Miracle of the Alps. Valbona is charming with its rich biodiversity, ancient traditions and excellent walking. After Valbona we head over the spectacular Valbona Pass and down into Thethi in the heart of the Albanian Alps. We finish the holiday in magnificent Kruja nestled in the lap of the mountains. With its Ottoman bazaar and impressive castle, Kruja is a wonderful end to our Albanian adventure. Unforgettable Albania offers that unique opportunity to step back in time and experience stunning scenery, unique cultures and the biggest smiles in Europe.