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Theth Valbone hike

Up in the Albanian Alps

Bite-sized trip

  • Itinerary:
    Theth
  • Duration:
    3 days / 2 nights
  • Price:
    from £ 118.- per person (excluding flights)
The tiny village of Theth has easily got one of the most dramatic settings in the whole of Albania. Surrounded by the snowy peaks of rugged mountains and linked to Valbona valley by the iconic trail this place is a must visit for any avid hiker or nature lover.
Albanië Theth kerk
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Day 1 – Journey with a view

Getting to Theth is a magical experience in itself. Think winding roads, hairpin bends and breath-taking scenery all around. So much so that reaching your destination is likely going to take you twice the time. Not only because of the lack of pavement (expect a real country road closer to Theth), but mostly because at every turn you’d want to make a stop to take in the views! Or have a picnic at one of the viewpoints.

As you descend into the valley you’ll see the rooftops of the village nestled in its very heart. This picture-perfect spot is your home for the next few days, and here you’ll lead a true mountainous life staying in a simple local family-run hut where guests are treated like family. Welcome to the Albanian Alps!

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Day 2 – Wander around Theth

Today is free for you to explore Theth and the valley surrounding you. Adopt the local slow pace of life, breath in fresh air, unwind and enjoy just being in this very moment – something we often forget to do when life takes over.

If you’re after some action, set out on a hike to the Blue Eye. This bright turquoise pool of water fed by a waterfall and surrounded by the green forests appears straight from a fairy-tale and is one of the main sites in the area. When you return back to Theth, your hosts will welcome you with a hearty meal.

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Day 3 – The end of your adventures in Theth

Today after breakfast it’s time to part with the peaceful life you’ve adopted in the past few days. Say your goodbyes to your hosts, hop in the car and head to your next destination. The next adventure awaits!

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Accommodation

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Up in the Albanian Alps

For this bite-sized trip we offer the following options

Albanië Theth - Valbone pass
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Albanië valbone boerderij
Option
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Up in the Albanian Alps - with Valbona Pass trek

  • Travel sum:
    From £ 418.- per person, excluding flights
  • Included:
    Accommodation in Valbone and Theth, all meals, transfers, guide.

Hike the iconic Valbona Pass for the ultimate Albanian Alps experience. There’s nothing like that feeling of absolute freedom when you’re up in the mountains, surrounded by raw nature and dramatic landscapes. During this trip you’ll have the opportunity to explore Valbona valley as well as tackle one of the most famous trails in Albania. You’ll sleep in local guesthouses, simple but welcoming, eat hearty home-cooked meals and listen to your guide’s tales as you go along.

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