Albania – This small, mountainous country in the western Balkans is still a true, travel destination secret. The country, opening its doors to tourism only a few years ago, was isolated for so long that still precious little is known about Albania.
The country is characterised by spectacular high mountains with breath-taking gorges and over 300 kilometres of coastline with beautiful, unspoilt beaches. Nature lovers will get their money’s worth with 15 national parks on offer. Culture lovers will be particularly impressed by the UNESCO protected Berat; “the city of a thousand windows”, and the ancient site of Butrint.
The originality of the country and the exuberant hospitality of its inhabitants will be remembered by every traveller to Albania. The culinary delights will too be unforgettable, for in Albania food tastes different. The country imports next to no food thus meals are sourced from the land’s own fertile soil and from what the organic animal husbandry has to offer. Don’t miss the national dish Fasul, a stew of meat, beans and root vegetables.
A bicycle tour through Albania is certainly one of the most beautiful ways to discover the country’s well-kept secrets.
Mirë se erdhët! A warm welcome! Albania is looking forward to greeting you!