6 Days of Horse Riding in Albania – King Skerdilajd Route Featured

Gjirokastër, Albania

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Enjoy horse riding within the beautiful landscape of Southern Albania.

8 Days, 7 Nights, 6 Riding Days.

Min./Max. persons: 3-10

Maximum weight – 80 kg

This ride follows in the tracks of Ilirian King Skerdilajd, on his way to conquer Kaonia 2,300 years ago. Experience unspoilt nature, colourful culture heritage, welcoming people and reliable ride on strong horses. Wind your way through a variety of landscapes combining mountain climbing, steep downhill and uphill rides, river crossings, woods and the seaside. Here you will find ancient ruins, castles, churches and monasteries sitting adjacent to the bunkers and military infrastructure from communist past. During this period of isolation and militarization, communist leaders built around 750,000 bunkers of defense in case of attack from western “enemies”.

This is a mountainous trail ride with around 6 hours riding and some walking every day. The horses are small but very robust and surefooted Arab and Tarpan cross breeds. Participation in this trail will allow you to experience true Albania with the best local cuisine, history and hospitality. You will be accommodated in local or family guesthouses every night where your host families will provide a delicious local meal and conversation is enjoyed by all over dinner. Most of the dishes are homemade while fruits, vegetables and meat come from local gardens and farms.

From May to the end of September you can enjoy swimming in the sea (without horses) on two of the trail  days.

Price – 1146 Euro / Full board

Included: All accommodation and meals from dinner of day 1 till breakfast of day 8, English speaking guide, second guide (if more than 4 riders), water and drinks during the meals, luggage transport by car from destination to destination.

Not included: Flights, entrance tickets in monuments or parks, lunch on day 1, extra drinks, other services or expenses during free time.

Please take along sun cream and anti-allergy medicine for possible insect bites.

Internet access will be difficult during the ride. Riders can buy an Albanian sim card/phone number for around  12 € and have free internet access and around 30 minutes of free calls with most European countries.
Access to electricity is possible every evening and the whole area is covered very well with signal.

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  • night: 1,146€
  • Allow additional guests: No

Terms & rules

  • Smoking allowed: No
  • Pets allowed: Yes
  • Party allowed: No
  • Children allowed: Yes

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