“Mirdita” is the first word you usually hear when you arrive in Albania: It means good morning. You immediately realize that it will be a good day as soon as you arrive in “Shqiperi”, the Land of Eagles, which welcomes you with its blue sea and sky. As you enter the country you will understand that Albania must be traveled only in one way: by motorbike, on two wheels between gentle curves at sea level and old villages. A step back in time at a place of history, cultures and traditions that still live together today in a country that will give you totally unexpected emotions. On the Road Again.
Scheduled departure: April 22nd
Minimum 10 participants with their own motorcycles
Meeting at the Port of Ancona with the accompanying motorbike from Italy at 13:00 for the bureaucratic procedures and boarding on the ferry to Igoumenitsa. Departure from the port of Ancona at 17:00 with accommodation in an internal double cabin. Dinner on board. Overnight stay.
Breakfast on board. Scheduled arrival at the port of Igoumenitsa at around 9 a.m.
Handling of the procedures and departure towards the Albanian border near Konispol. You will need a vehicle insurance if you haven't included Albania in the green card (you can get it immediately outside the port at a cost of about 20 €) and leave for the archaeological site of Butrinti. After the visit we will continue from Saranda on the road to Gjirokastro, without however missing the stop at Surikalte, "Blue Eye", a source of pure water that flows from the ground from a depth of over 30 meters. Bath stop for those who dare to immerse themselves in its icy waters !! You cannot dive due to the thrust of the water from below !!!! In the afternoon we reach the museum city of Gjirokastro. We will visit Gjirokastro Castle and Zekate's House. Hotel accommodation. Included dinner. Overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel. We will cross spectacular landscapes by motorbike, including mountains, woods, rivers and gorges, to reach Pogradec, a town nestled on the shores of Lake Orhid.
Breakfast at the hotel. Shortly after Pogradec, we will cross the border to enter Macedonia. We will travel along the mountainous road that overlooks Lake Orhid, visiting the ancient Monastery of San Naumi until we reach Ohrid. City tour. Overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure to cross the Mavrovo National Park to Tetovo. Today we will enter and cross Kosovo, the autonomous region of the Balkans, nestled between Albania, Montenegro and Macedonia and we will reach Prizren in the afternoon. Included dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel. From Prizren we will leave for the north of Kosovo to visit the beautiful Rugova gorges and then return via Dukovica in Albania. After the Customs we will head towards Valbona, a true Albanian gem. It is a remote village in the middle of the Albanian Alps that has recently begun to be populated by some tourists. Included dinner. Overnight.
Breakfast. we will go to Fierze to board the ferry that crosses the Albanian Fjord to Komani. Departure of the ferry at 13:00, it takes about 3 hours to arrive there. Arrival in Komani: attention after disembarking we will have 40 km of road in bad conditions (with some stretch of light dirt road and feasible with any bike).
Arrival in Tirana in about 2 hours. Hotel accommodation and overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure in the morning for visiting Tirana Bunker (it will take about two hours) , then heading to the city of Berat. Berat also known as the city of 1000 windows: divided in two parts by the river that flows in the middle, with the Christian Orthodox part on the left and the Islamic part on the right, makes this ancient jewel an example of coexistence and sharing of traditions and culture. Check-in at the hotel and then visit the museum part of the city which includes the castle of Berat with the iconographic museum Onufri inside and the medieval quarter that extends outside the walls. Free dinner. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Berat to arrive along the coast. Visit, along the way, the archaeological park of Apollonia. We continue to the city of Valbon, we could stop for lunch in Narta and eat the local specialties, eels or continue along the Adriatic coast up to the Llogara pass, where a stone on the top reminds us of the Italian presence since 1919 , when the road was built and where we could taste some excellent lamb !!!!. Once you cross the pass, the scenery is stunning!!! The whole coast to Greece with the road at the blue sea level. We will meet again on the Albanian Ionian coast, then we will travel to Himara, where we will stay overnight. Before arriving at Himare, we will spend a visit on the alleys of the typical village of Dhermi, where a steep staircase leads us to the picturesque monastery of Santa Maria. Included lunch and dinner.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will travel one of the most beautiful roads in Albania that will lead us first to the ancient city of Dhermi where we will visit the church of Santa Maria and then continue towards Porto Palermo with the fortress of Ali Pasha, an important Albanian historical figure who reigns in the region of Epirus at the turn of the 18th - 19th century, better known as Ali Pash of Ioannina. The curves on the sea bring us to the border that we will cross to arrive in Igoumenitsa in the early afternoon.
Boarding at 5.00 pm and ship departure for Ancona at 7.00 pm. Accommodation in a double cabin inside. Included dinner on the ship and overnight stay.
Arrival at the port of Ancona scheduled for 16:00. Handling of customs procedures and returning by motorbike at home on your own. End of services.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|Departure||Quota Pilota moto||Quota Passeggero moto|
|From 22 April 2021 to 2 May 2021||€ 1,180||€ 1,050|
Expected hotels or similar:
Giorokastro: Hotel Cajupi
Pogradec: Hotel 1 Maj
Ohrid: Hotel Aleksandrijia
Prizren (Kosovo): Hotel Kacinari
Valbona: Hotel Guesthouse Fushe E Gjese
Tirana: Hotel Capital Bruci
Berat: Hotel Mangalemi
Himare: Hotel Dhima
Individual participation fees, starting from:
|Price per person||In double room|
|Quote Own motorbike rider||€ 1,180.00|
|Quote Passenger own motorbike||€ 1,080.00|
|Suppl. single (except ship passage)||€ 150.00|
|Subscription fee||€ 65.00|
NOTES: For this trip you need a valid passport to enter Kosovo
The tariff includes
The tariff does not include
Duration: 8 days / 8 nights
from € 740 - Trieste - Igoumenitsa
Duration: 8 days / 6 nights
from € 530 - IN THE COUNTRY OF EAGLES