Few countries can match Albania, and neighboring Kosovo, for their sheer density of offerings. Home to 14 national parks, adventurers and history buffs will find a new “wow” moment around every bend along Albania’s trail, in coves on its Adriatic Coast, down nearly any cobblestone street, and on the bustling avenues crisscrossing the cities of Tirana and Shkoder. Kosovo, one of the newest gems on the travel circuit is packed with beautiful mountains and teeming with unexpected heritage sights.
The Albanian Alps and Kosovo’s summits – which offer world-class skiing, rafting, cycling, and hiking – are among the highlights of the Via Dinarica. Picturesque villages, such as Albania’s Thethi and Valbona are surrounded by peaks and well-marked footpaths. And for those who like to get in touch with the culture and away from the typical tourism scene, home- and farm-stays abound.
A typical trek here includes lodging with a family and eating homemade meals before setting out for the next agritourism settlement across the next mountain pass.
For more information about Albania and Kosovo and assistance deciding what to do when you’re there, please contact Via Dinarica partner Outdoor Albania.
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