Tirana District
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Tirana: Gamti Mountain Hike with Lake Views

1. Tirana: Gamti Mountain Hike with Lake Views

Your experience begins as you are collected from your accommodation at 8:00AM, from where you depart for Bovilla Lake. The road is about 21 kilometers long, with half of it being off-road. Along the way, enjoy views of the suburban neighborhoods of Tirana, taking in the very different lifestyle to that of the city. Drive up to the lake's dam, before preparing to hike in Gamti Mountain. Your hiking track is of a simple level, with each step providing you with a more beautiful view than the last as you ascend to the top. Your hike lasts about 40 minutes, and on top of the hill you can enjoy the impressive views of the lake and the green hills that surround it. Whilst there, take some time to rest, enjoy the gorgeous view, and talk and eat food under the shadows of the cave. Following your break, return back down via the same track. Once done hiking, make a short stop at the river below the dam, which is home to unique canyons. You can also choose to refresh yourself with a swim in the fresh water of the river. At the conclusion of your adventure, your guide returns you back to Tirana.

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From Tirana: 2-Day Private Tour of Theth National Park

2. From Tirana: 2-Day Private Tour of Theth National Park

Explore Theth National Park on a 2-day guided tour and see breathtaking natural wonders such as the Blue Eye and the Grunas Waterfall as well as historical marvels like the Church of Theth and the Lock-in Tower. Arrive in Theth and take some time to settle into your room and enjoy some lunch. Then, head down to the valley for a scenic walk along the river before stopping at the Lock-in Tower. Hear the fascinating history of this old prison from your expert guide. Continue to the Grunas Waterfall, and see one of the most unique natural formations in the Albanian Alps, proclaimed a state-protected natural monument. Then, head back to the guesthouse for some dinner and an evening of music. Start your morning with a traditional breakfast before traveling to the Blue Eye. As you go, admire the incredible scenery along the trail with mountain ranges above you and rocky pools of freshwater - excellent for swimming. Finally, arrive at Cape Kapre, one of the most beautiful villages in the Alps. Here, marvel at the spectacular Blue Eye pool. Take the opportunity to capture incredible photos or just relax with your group on the edge. While walking back, make a stop at Qafe Thore. Here, admire sweeping views of the national park before your last stop: the Church of Theth. Explore the grounds of this picturesque church built in 1892. After a delicious lunch, travel back to Tirana city.

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Tirana: Lake Bolvilla and Mount Gamti Hiking Day Trip

3. Tirana: Lake Bolvilla and Mount Gamti Hiking Day Trip

Explore the natural beauty of Albania on this hiking day trip on Mount Gamti. Depart from Tirana and have the option of hiking to the peak or taking an easier route to the 'Balcony of Bovilla' viewpoint. Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel in Tirana and enjoy the scenic drive to lake Bovilla. Start your hike at on a trail to Gamti peak. Keep an eye out for local wildlife like foxes, golden eagles, and peregrine falcons as you climb.  Choose if you would like to take a the easy trail or the more challenging trail. Take the easy trail up to the 'Balcony of Bovilla' where you can experience sweeping views of the forests, valleys, and the Bovilla lake hydropower dam.  Stop for some free time where you can purchase a delicious lunch at a local farm-style restaurant with stunning views of the lake. Select the more difficult trail and climb to the peak of Gamti where you are rewarded with splendid views of the mountain range. Return to your accommodation in Tirana.

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From Tirana: Dajti Mountain Hiking Trip

4. From Tirana: Dajti Mountain Hiking Trip

Start your adventure by meeting your local English-speaking guide. Then take a scenic cable car ride that will take you to the highest peak of Mount Dajti. Enjoy panoramic views of the landscape during the ride. Discover the Mountain and National Park of Dajti, located on the outskirts of Tirana, measuring 1,613 meters above sea level. From the summit located in the Scanderbeg mountain range, enjoy fantastic views of the capital of Albania. After, you can hike towards the highest foot-accessible summit of the mountain. While there, soak up the beautiful views of Bovilla Lake. After the hike, visit the Bunk'Art Museum in Tirana and learn about the history of communism in Albania.

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Tirana: Kruja and Sari Saltik Hiking Tour

5. Tirana: Kruja and Sari Saltik Hiking Tour

Start your hiking tour of Kruja and Sari Saltik from Tirana with a convenient hotel pick-up. Make your way from the Panorama Hotel up into the mountains around Kruja. Hike from 400m to 1200m over a distance of 3 km, enjoying dazzling mountain scenery along the way. Get picked up by your driver at the end of your hike and continue on to Kruja Bazaar, dating back over 400 years. Explore the fascinating connection between Albania's past present in this bustling hub of activity. Walk among the skilled craftsmen still selling their wares.

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What people are saying about Tirana District

Alban was the best guide I have ever had. He goes over and above to ensure that we were well looked after and is very knowledgeable about all things Albanian. He encourages you to go the extra mile, even though I was a little nervous at first on the hike. Would thoroughly recommend. We went further and booked him for a five day private tour, which was absolutely fantastic, and went through the Albanian alps, including Komani Lake, Shala River, Valbone to Theth mountain pass and Shkoder. He ensured we had the best rooms in the guesthouses, the best seats when we needed to share transportation and allowed us full flexibility to hike and see and go swimming in waterfalls and blue eyes off the beaten track. Thank you very much Alban for making our trip to Albania unforgettable! J&O

The tour was better than expected. Our tour guide Alban is the best. He is very helpful and pushes us to enjoy the experience. The hike was amazing, it starts on an easy track but once you reach the top it becomes challenging and totally worth it. The restaurant there also serves very good food. Highly recommended

Excellent tour ! The view is amazing, it's really a must see. The hiking isn't that hard but still a bit sporty. The swimming was really nice at the end. I highly recommend for you to book this tour

Nice mountains+beautiful river=perfect combination. Everything was good. Very friendly guide make our trip perfect. Note that due to heavy traffic trip may take whole day.

Our guide Heldi was amazing, you can learn a lot from him and he will motivate you to push yourself in reaching the top of the mountain. Highly recommended!