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Albania - Classic Cycling Holiday

One Of Europe's Secret Treasures

Tour Overview

Albania offers exciting and relatively unchartered cycle routes and temperate weather conditions with a Mediterranean climate in the lowlands second only to Spain in annual sunshine quotas. Whilst cycling through unparalleled natural panoramas you'll enjoy traditional Albanian hospitality, wonderful cuisine, a colourful blend of eastern and western influences and have opportunities to discover the country's rich history and culture. Albania is fast growing in popularity as a cycling holiday destination. Take the opportunity to visit now.

redspokes 9 Day Classic Albania holiday begins in vibrant capital city Tirana. We transfer to Lake Ohrid and begin biking from Pogradec heading southwards to Korçë. Korçë has Illyrian and Ottoman historical roots and close to the Greek border, this is Albania's cultural capital, with a traditional bazaar and a museum of medieval art. We ride up into the Gramoz Mountains, with a view of snow-capped peaks in the distance, cycling over the Bramash pass then head down into the valley beyond to reach our remote and beautiful accommodation for the night in verdant forested surroundings. Cycling on we stop at the hot springs in Benje and reach majestic world heritage town Gjirokaster.  Built by wealthy landowners, Gjirokaster is a beautifully preserved Ottoman town with steep cobbled streets and a 4th Century Castle and is the birthplace of Albania's former communist leader: Enver Hoxha.

Crossing countryside and more mountains to the Ionian coastline we then follow the Albanian Riviera in a northward direction enjoying stunning sea views and white sandy beaches. Our cycling holiday ends in the small coastal town Orikum. We will transfer back to Tirana for your journey home.


Dates & Prices

13 Oct 2024 - 21 Oct 2024
Guaranteed to run
28 Jun 2025 - 06 Jul 2025
18 Oct 2025 - 26 Oct 2025
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If you need assistance or wish to discuss the tour, please feel free to call us on +44 (0) 1463 417707.

Alternatively, you can email us on office@redspokes.co.uk for more information on this adventure holiday.

Key Stats

Cycling Difficulty
71 km
46 miles
Average Daily distance
1,092 m
3,582 ft
Average Daily Ascent
No. of Days Cycling

Tour Features

  • Tirana: Albania's lively capital city.
  • Lake Ohrid: one of Europe's deepest, oldest lakes.
  • Benje's hot springs: natural thermal waters.
  • World Heritage sites: Pogradec,Gjirocaster, Butrint.
  • Albanian Riviera: turquoise seas, sandy beaches.
  • Traditional cuisine: an east west culinary fusion.
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