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Accommodations for Albania Winter Explorer


This is a progressive ride so nights will be spent in different accommodations.

You will be staying in a variety of accommodations. 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.

Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1: Hotel in Gjirokaster
Night 2: Family house in Libohova
Night 3: Hotel in Gjirokaster
Night 4: Sheperd's camp in Cajupi's Valley
Night 5: Farmhouse near Ballaban
Night 6: Hotel in Saranda
Night 7: Hotel in Gjirokaster

Room Occupancy
It may be possible to pay for a single supplement on the first, third, sixth and last night of the trail but for the rest participants must be prepared to share accommodation and facilities.
The single supplement does not apply if no one is ok to share a room.

All meals are included in this trip from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on the last day.

You will get to enjoy local Albanian food (local meats, fruits, and vegetables) traditionally cooked.

Breakfasts include eggs, butter, cheese, local pancakes, fruit jams, honey, milk and tea.
Lunch is often a picnic packed by the riders from the family they stayed with the night before and usually 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 and fruits.

Wine or beer is included with lunch and dinner every day.

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

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

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Albania Winter Explorer
Tour Code: IT-ALBCV04
8 days / 7 nights ~$1,170.00
Dates : Jan-Feb

Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
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.
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.
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 2021 01/08 - 01/15 8d / 7n 8 day tour, AP 4 /10 Expired
A 2021 01/29 - 02/05 8d / 7n 8 day tour, AP 4 /10 Expired
A 2021 02/12 - 02/19 8d / 7n 8 day tour, AP 4 /10 Expired
Day to Day Itinerary
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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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