Cycle The Balkans


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    Explore 4 countries by bike.


    Start Tirana

    Transfer to Lake Ohrid; cross the border into Macedonia; visit St Naum monastery before ending in Ohrid Town.

    Climb to a high plateau bounded by mountains; continue following the gorge to Debar.

    Cycle towards Lake Mavrovo. 

    *Transfer from Mavrovo to the *Kosovo border; continue through Brezovica and Sharri National Park.

    Climb up to Prevalle through the forest of Kodra e Diellit; descend to the historic city of Prizren.

    Free day in Peje

    Transfer to border with Montenegro; cycle from the border to Berane via Rozaje.

    Pedal to Andrijevica and on to Kolasin; magnificent views of the rugged Albanian Alps.

    Short transfer to Mojkovac; cycle through the Tara Canyon before reaching Zabljak.

    Morning climb out of Zabljak through the Durmitor region; descend to Pluzine/Rudinice.

    Cycle towards Nikšić, Montenegro’s second largest city.

    Short transfer to Vilsu; cycle to the Bay of Kotor.

    Transfer to Bar; cycle close to Lake Shkodra; Finish Shkodra.

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    The Balkans offers an intoxicating mix of beautiful countryside, fast-developing cities and historic towns. Our first ride ends at the UNESCO town of Ohrid on the vast lake of the same name, from here the route leads up towards the border with Kosovo. Small towns and villages dot the route as we wind our way across into Montenegro and through the heart of the imposing Durmitor Mountains. As the route suggests, there is a good mix of climbing and flat riding, with a few stops along the way to visit or see places of interest. Sunshine and sea come in the form of the Bay of Kotor on the Adriatic, a dramatic setting to end the ride. Few other regions offer such cultural and natural variety along with a true sense of discovery.


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    Duration: 15 Days
    Starts in: Albania
    Group Size: 6-16

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