RAID DEI BALCANI : Albania is a country on the doors of modern Europe with even both of your feet anchored in its long history. I am sure that you too will experience its great charm.
from 30/5 to 6/6/2020
from 3 to 10/10/2020
8 days, 7 nights, 6 stages
Itinerant route from Tirana Port to Tirana
Motorcycle rental available
Motorcycle transport from Italy
DAY 1: flight to Tirana. Hotel
DAY 2: Transfer to Durres Port for motorcycle collection at customs. DURAZZO – VALONA (140 KM ) Hotel
DAY 3: VALONA – CHOROVOE (180 KMS ) Hotel
DAY 4: CHOROVODE – GRAMSH (120 KMS ) Hotel
DAY 5: GRANSH – LAGO DI POGRADEZ (115 KMS ) Hotel
DAY 6: LAGO DI POGRADEZ – ELBASAN (130 KMS ) Hotel
DAY 7: ELBASAN – TIRANA (110 KMS ) Hotel
DAY 8: flight to Europe
DAY 1 :
Arrival at Tirana Airport. Meeting with our correspondent Transfer to the hotel and dinner (scheduled for arrivals before 9.00 pm)
DAY 2 :
DURAZZO – VALONA Km 140 60% off-road
From the port of Durres we will transfer by minibus directly to Apollonia (about 70 km). From the ancient Roman town where we will also stop for our first Albanian meal we will begin the off-road journey. In fact, from Apollonia we will descend on the delta of the Vjoses river until we reach the sea. Yes, you got it right !!! 10 km of beach … The arrival in Vlora is suggestive. Night in the hotel.
DAY 3 :
VALONA – CHOROVODE Km 180 95% off-road
The fervor of the city is typically Mediterranean. From the chaotic center, in a few kilometers you can climb the old and still paved artery that connected it to Tepelene, 70 kilometers halfway between the Drinos river and Mount Griba. This first fascinating track takes you to the gates of a distant world: Albania.
The stage then continues on the track for another 40 km along the kanion which forms the Osura river in the clay hills. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 4 :
CHOROVODE – GRANSH Km 190 95% off-road
Day dedicated to the ascent of Tomorit, the highest mountain in Albania. The ascent is docile but the clayey ground keeps you in suspense, small landslides make the road difficult in some places. No danger for the tessellated wheels, the view is mystical at 360 °, the track in fact makes a great turn to the east, then to the summit, then to the west of the Tomorit.
The track then leads on the decline to the north-west, towards Gramsh, however the view from the other side of the Tomorit peak is particular. dinner and overnight Hotel
DAY 5 :
GRANSH – LAGO DI POGRADEZ Km 140 95% off-road
We are really at the most demanding stage of the journey, to cross the mountain ridge we will follow paths that are sometimes wide and sometimes barely visible. They will be the most beautiful and wildest 100 kilometers of the whole trip. The arrival at Lake Pogradez is spectacular, hotel accommodation and excellent dinner
DAY 6 :
LAGO DI POGRADEZ – ELBASAN Km 160 95% off-road
Many unexpected events during this day. The tracks are in fact used for the transport of timber, the passage of trucks damages them. Villages parade one after the other, Big Ben really said stop here! Life here flows in slow motion, we are at the time of our great grandparents. This part of Albania is not to be missed. Dinner and overnight at the hotel
DAY 7 :
ELBASAN – TIRANA Km 140 95% off-road
The old national road to Tirana is built with stones, once it also supported artillery traffic. Today it is abandoned and few people communicate. The arrival in the capital is sudden. The chaos stuns but we would be happy to leave our enduro clothes after a week. Dinner and overnight at the hotel
DAY 8 :
Return flight to Europe