This tour is named after Epikad, the brother of the Illyrian King Gent. It is an intensive mixture of easy to medium level outdoor activities amid superb landscapes, visits to historical sites, samplings of local food and beverages and comfortable accommodations.
Highlights: round-trip by bicycle of the Ohrid lake, crossing the Albania/Macedonia border twice; a hike through fir forests to reach the Stone of Goat, a natural monument; a walk through the Langarica canyon, one of the two grandest of the country; visits to the cities of Kruja, Pogradec, Korça, Përmet, Gjirokastra, Tirana and Durrës.
Optimal number of participants is 10-15: upon request, we offer tours for one person, a couple or a family.
These tours and excursions offer unique and economic opportunities to support and sustain the small local businesses that are working to preserve and protect the Albanian natural treasures by sharing them with caring, respectful visitors.
8:00: A delicious breakfast before heading out for Pogradec.
11:30; Arrival in Pogradec and preparations for the tour around the Ohrid lake. The route is 87 km and includes two segments with approximately 3 km of 10% ascent.
12:30: Lunch in picturesque Drilon and pit-stops in St. Naum, Trpejca and Pestani, before reaching Ohrid. Dining and resting in Ohrid, Struga or Lin, depending on the priorities of the participants.