5 independent reviews for Albania walking holiday

Reviews for Albania walking holiday

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review 16 Jul 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Seeing our kit bags being carried up the mountain paths on horseback. Not really what you expect to see in Europe and quite priceless. The scenery around Theth and Valbona was fantastic.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be a bit wary of the walking category given. 'Moderate' is pushing the limit after consecutive days of >1100m climbs in well over 30c temperatures.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. We stayed in small hotels and guesthouses rather than chain hotels, had local guides everywhere as well as the tour guide and employed local drivers and animal handlers. Single use plastic bottles were discouraged.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Brilliant. Albania proved to be a lovely place to visit and without exception the Albanians we met along the way were very welcoming and great to interact with.

review 7 Sep 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Visiting & walking in unspoilt areas, in a relatively unknown country. Eating local foods & dishes.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

To take some foods to suppliment the meals provided if a fussy eater.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. It was noticeable how the locals benefited in the mountains.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

We had a wonderful time, although the walking was more intense than we thought as first timers.

review 23 Sep 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The stunning views at the Valbone pass and the boat trip.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Bring walking poles! The terrain was very rocky and steep in places and it really helps your balance and saves your knees.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Mostly, yes. Staying in different hotels most nights and using different bed linen/towels all the time will always have some environmental impact, but I still felt that this holiday reduced environmental impact. Both hotels in the mountains served local food and encouraged drinking tap water (which was lovely!) instead of using plastic bottles. I think it benefited local people too, as we were not using big international hotel chains.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Amazing experience!

review 12 Sep 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Swimming in the Blue Eye and walking over the pass from Theth to Valbona.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Bring walking poles as the terrain is very steep and can be difficult on the descent.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The use of local guides and transport benefited local people from the areas we visited.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

I loved the holiday, the only down side was that perhaps we tried to pack in too much for the short time we had available.

review 24 Jun 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The walk Theth to Valbona is tough, but worth the effort

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Berat is worth a visit, but takes up a lot of travel time

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Walking in Theth and Valbone used local hotels, guides, horses and minibuses so certainly benefited local people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

An excellent introduction to Albania, a country that more should visit, with a very knowledgeable Albanian tour leader

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