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King Skerdilajdi Trail


Accommodations for King Skerdilajdi Trail


Accommodations
This is a progressive ride so nights are spent in different locations.

Description
We spend 5 nights in different village family houses and 2 nights (the first and the last) in a hotel in Gjirokaster. Bathrooms are shared during the whole trip.
Access to electricity is possible every evening and the whole area has a good phone coverage. Laundry can be done at various locations for a small fee.

Wi-Fi access is only available in Gjirokaster. Internet access is difficult during this ride so we recommend guests to buy an Albanian sim card (around 12 euros) to get free internet access and about 30 minutes of free calls. We have electricity and phone service available during the entire ride.

Personal necessary things are carried in saddlebags; all other luggage is transported by car every day from destination to destination



Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1: Hotel in Gjirokaster
Night 2: Family house in Fushbardhe
Night 3: Family house in Borsh
Night 4: Family house in Piqeras
Night 5: Family house in Shen Vasil
Night 6: Family house in Fushbardhe
Night 7: Hotel in Gjirokaster

Room Occupancy
The single supplement does not apply if no one is found to share a room.
Most nights include shared accommodations so the single supplement fee only applies for the first and last night, in Gjirokaster.



Meals
All meals are included except for lunch of the first day. Dinner & breakfast are eaten at the hotel and family houses and lunches generally consist of a picnic, except for the first lunch at the hotel in Gjirokaster.

Breakfasts include eggs, butter, cheese, local pancakes, fruit jams, honey, milk and tea.
Lunch is a picnic that consist of bread, cheese, tomatoes, eggs, olive, pie fruit and a drink.
For dinner, we serve meat (chicken, calf  or pork meat, fish by the sea), salads, cheese, local yogurt sauce, olives, pickles, vegetables from the garden, fruits and Raki and wine (included in the trip cost).  

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to most dietary restrictions with prior notice.

This trip includes some wine with dinner and can accommodate special dietary requests.

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King Skerdilajdi Trail
Tour Code: IT-ALBCV02
8 days / 7 nights ~$1,385.00
Dates : May to September

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Basic
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2022 05/07 - 05/14 8d / 7n 8 day tour, AP 3 /10 Reserve
A 2022 05/21 - 05/28 8d / 7n 8 day tour, AP 3 /10 Reserve
A 2022 06/04 - 06/11 8d / 7n 8 day tour, AP 3 /10 Reserve
A 2022 06/18 - 06/25 8d / 7n 8 day tour, AP 3 /10 Reserve
A 2022 07/16 - 07/23 8d / 7n 8 day tour, AP 3 /10 Reserve
A 2022 07/30 - 08/06 8d / 7n 8 day tour, AP 3 /10 Reserve
A 2022 08/13 - 08/20 8d / 7n 8 day tour, AP 3 /10 Reserve
A 2022 08/27 - 09/03 8d / 7n 8 day tour, AP 3 /10 Reserve
A 2022 09/10 - 09/17 8d / 7n 8 day tour, AP 3 /10 Reserve
A 2022 09/24 - 10/01 8d / 7n 8 day tour, AP 3 /10 Reserve
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Accommodation
Tack: English Trekking
Horses: Albanian Local Breeds
Pace: Moderate with some trots and canters. ...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza (TIA)
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