4-day Hiking Tour in South Albania (Selfguided)

4 days
T2 trails
Distance: 0 - 10 km per day
500 - 1000 m ascent per day
> Visit the ancient ruins of Apollonia, its Odeon Theatre, and the Church of Saint Mary
> Explore Llogara National Park
> Reach the top of Mount Çika
> Camp at St. Andreas Bay

This 4-day trekking program is properly tailored for explorers that are passionate about hiking, and who love wild nature and lovely hidden pebble stone bays. During this tour you will climb the highest peak of South Albania (Mt. Çika), follow the Cesar Trail and discover the hidden St. Andreas Bay. Swim in crystal clear waters and have a traditional lunch with a panoramic view of the Albanian Riviera. Let's go!

You will be picked up from your hotel in Tirana and be driven to the Llogara National Park. Here you will follow the Cesar Trail and climb Mount Çika. After the National Park, you will head to the beach of St Andreas Bay where you will camp. Transfer back to Tirana marks the end of your adventure.

Itinerary

Day
1

Tirana – Vlora – Llogara National Park

Duration: 01:00 h
Distance: 3 km
Ascent: 150 m
Descent: 140 m
You will be picked up by our driver at your hotel in Tirana early in the morning. We'll make a short stop at Vlora where the Adriatic and Ionian Seas meet. After you arrive at Llogara National Park and begin you'll trek the "Caesar Trail" which is a warm-up for the big hike to Mount Çika tomorrow. This path was used by the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar in 48 B.C.

Llogara National Park

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  Llogara National Park
Day
2

Llogara – Mount Çika – Llogara

Duration: 06:00 h
Distance: 14.5 km
Ascent: 1160 m
Descent: 1160 m
Highest Point: 2045 m
Start your hiking adventure early in the morning. The objective is to summit the top of Mount Çika, 2045m above sea level and the highest peak of Southwestern Albania. The hike during this day would be an intense one and takes about 3-4 hours one way, requiring a good physical condition and proper hiking outfit. However, the view from the top is stunning. Imposing mountains, green forests and long white beaches are there to be seen from the summit.

Llogara National Park

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  Llogara National Park
Day
3

Llogara - St. Andreas Bay

Duration: 04:00 h
Distance: 9 km
Ascent: 410 m
Descent: 1200 m
Highest Point: 1240 m
Your destination for today will be St. Andreas Bay, considered as a hidden gem of Albania. To reach this hidden beach (only reachable by approximately 6 hours of hiking) you'll walk over an ancient Caesar’s path. The Path passes through the top of the Karaburun Peninsula reaching from 800m up to 1240m of altitude, afterwards, you'll start descending to St. Andreas Bay.

St. Andreas Bay

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St. Andreas Bay
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Included

  • Transfers

    All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, private transport, etc.) as described in the itinerary are included.

  • Accommodation in tents

    During your trek, you will stay in tents. The crew will take care of setting up all camping equipment.

  • Acccommodation in Guesthouses

    During the trek, you will spend your nights in local guesthouses. *Prices are calculated on triple or quadruples room occupancy. The Triple/Quadruple room occupancy means you might share the room with other travelers.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide that includes a route description for this trek, interactive hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek

  • Luggage transport (optional)

    Luggage transport can be booked upon request. Ask our Trekking Experts about the possibilities.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfasts are included in the price of the trek. They will be provided at the accommodation where you spent the night before.

Excluded

  • Traveling to and from

    This trip does not include costs for transportation (flights, bus travel, etc.) to your destination.

  • Lunch and dinner

    The meals during the trek are not included in the final price, except for breakfast.

  • Sleeping bag

    You must bring your own sleeping bag with you. You can rent a sleeping bag from your trekking company.

  • Tipping

    Gratuities for the guide are not covered by the trek's price. The amount to tip is at your discretion, yet if you've received excellent service from your guide, considering a generous tip is appreciated.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Accommodation before and after the trek

    Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks at the bar and other similar expenses are your own responsibility.

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