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: Have breakfast early and fast to leave time for fascinating visits to the castle, the museum and the historical center.In Labova, a visit to the 4th century church is lovely; down the road, Apollonia is lovelier still and offers a hearty local lunch.
15:00: The Monastery of Ardenice is an unforgettable must.
17:00: Once in Durres, a visit to the amphitheater, the archeological museum, and the very cosmopolitan city center will enliven your conversation over dinner at any one of the Pista restaurants. Sweet dreams!