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The challenge

  • Amazing vistas and challenging rides along the stunning Albanian Riviera
  • Remote rollercoaster cycling along the Gramoz mountains bordering Greece
  • Conquer the heights of the 22km Llogara Pass, between blue seas and mountains
  • Pass through pretty, rural villages alongside snow-capped mountains, from high plateaus to golden sandy beaches
  • Glimpse traditional rural lifestyles unchanged for generations

Transport yourself back in time on this challenge in Albania. Don’t be surprised to see people riding donkeys, old aged ladies in black carrying heavy loads of wood and shepherds walking undisturbed with their flocks of sheep as you pass through the countryside. 

You will cycle along the beautiful shores of Lake Ohrid, together with soaring mountain peaks and high pastures to the sparkling vistas over the Albanian Riviera. Riding on mostly paved roads with little traffic, some steep and twisting climbs will test you, but the stunning views and swift descents will be your reward.

The climax of the trip will be to pedal up the challenging switchbacks of the Llogora Pass, gaining 1000m, on the slopes of Çika massif standing right above the white beaches of the Ionian Sea. Not only will you challenge yourself, but you will experience the hospitality of the friendly Albanian people. 

The journey

Cycle Albania


Cycle Albania

Cycle Albania

Cycle Albania

Cycle Albania

Cycle Albania - Gjirokaster

Cycle Albania - Gjirokaster

Cycle Albania - Lake Ohrid

Cycle Albania - Lake Ohrid

Cycle Albania

Cycle Albania

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