Self Guided Hiking Tour includes transfers from Shkodër.
Declared a national park in 1966, the Theth National Park covers an area of 2,630 hectares. Winding through the park, the river Theth has created a lush, green, and inviting landscape that is a must-see when visiting N. Albania. Located near to the city of Shkodër and the office of North Albania Tours, a hike through this national park is both calming and will refresh your mind and soul.
Theth and Valbone
If your travel time permits (Note : this hike is only available during warm months, June- early November) and you want to see some of the highlights of the Theth National Park then we have the perfect tour for you! This tour includes…
- Transfers from Shkodër to Theth (approx. 3 hours, it is not recommended that you drive your car there)) *see below for transfer options.
- A map to help you navigate the hike; showing you the signposts on the trail from Theth to Valbonë (approx. 6 hours)
- Overnight Guesthouse accommodations, includes Dinner and Breakfast in Valbonë .
- Transfers from Valbonë to Koman Lake Ferry (approx. 1 hour)
- Koman Lake Ferry ride (approx. 3 hours)
- Transfer back to Shkodër (approx. 2 hours).
This tour starts in the early morning from your accommodation’s location around Shkodër. A minibus will drop you off around noon in Theth. You will begin your hike. You must pack a lunch (and snacks) with you as there is no time to stay in Theth. So depending on your experience, the hike takes around 6 hours. So you will arrive into Valbonë around 18.00-19.00.
There are a few small cafes (seasonal) on the trail approximately half way between Theth and Valbonë. It’s a comfortable spot to take a rest. Once you reach Valbonë, a small village with one road, you will easily find the Guesthouse where you will stay overnight. You will enjoy a hot evening meal there. There are Private rooms for couples, or for solo or single travelers (groups too) dormitory style sleeping arrangements fit all sizes. After breakfast the minibus will leave at 7am sharp enabling you to transfer to the 9am departure of the Koman Lake Ferry. This gorgeous 3 hour cruise along Koman Lake is a highlight with deep blue water, fjords and colorful landscapes. You will depart by minibus to Shkodër returning you to where you last stayed, around 18.00.
Please note; some tour guests prefer to start their hike beginning in Valbonë. Here Koman Lake is first, and in this case you will return back to Shkodër approx. 13.30.
This tour is available at €90 Euros per person (or payable in Albanian Lek equivalence).
The Theth to Valbonë tour is designed by sharing the same minibus with other guests (included in the price of €90 Euros per person). If you prefer private transfer from Shkodër , we can arrange this for you and your guest(s) at an additional cost of €80 Euros per car ~ up to a maximum of 4 people, one-way. Therefore, it is €160 Euros total for a private car round-trip.
Transfer as are available from the following locations. Please note, you are being picked up by car service at theses cities (list below) and brought to the Florian Guesthouse in Shkodër. Here you will have the chance to leave your large luggage at the Guesthouse (at no charge) and then will board (with other travelers) onto the minibus to Teth. Albanian Cities Tirana, €50 Euros for 1-4 people Durrës €60 Euros for 1-4 people
Krujë €40 Euros for 1-4 people Shëngjin €30 Euros for 1-4 people From Montenegro Tivat/Kotor €70 Euros for 1-4 people Ulcinj €35 Euros for 1-4 people Bar €50 Euros for 1-4 people Budva €70 Euros for 1-4 people
Podgorica €40 Euros for 1-4 people * to begin the hike the same day you must leave between 8.00 -10.00 am from these cities. If you prefer to leave later in the day, we can provide the transfer at your preferred time slot, but we invite you to be our overnight guest at the Florian Guesthouse, and depart early the following morning.
Please be aware you need to be in good physical health to hike the trail. You need the proper hiking footwear as well. You will need to carry a water bottle, and some snacks. Be prepared to be safe. Guides are available to walk with you at an addition expense. Call to inquire and/or customize your trip.