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: The day’s hike to the Langarica Canyon is relieved by a stop to savor the thermal springs. Lunch in Permet precedes a visit to the historical ruins of the landlords of Kelcyra.
18:00: It’s a short journey to the internationally acknowledged city of Gjirokastra where the delectable dinner will be enhanced by a performance of Argjiro, the much admired local folk-music ensemble , and followed by a most satisfying sleep.