70 €
/ per person  

Hiking and Kayaking in the Cape of Rodon

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Culture and history
Hiking
Kayaking
Local food and gastronomy
For a delightful day trip from the hustle and bustle of Tirana, The Cape of Rodon on the Adriatic Coast of Albania is the escape you need! In addition to the breathtaking natural beauty of the coast, the region offers the historic Castle of Skanderbeg built in 1463. The other treasure near the castle is an Albanian Cultural Monument of The Church of St. Anthony, a fine example of Byzantine architecture from the Illyrian cradle of Christianity in the Balkans. Kayaking in the clear water of Adriatik sea and fresh air will complete the experience In addition to hiking, kayaking and cultural tours, participants will be treated to a traditional Albanian sea food featuring regional specialties.

Overview

Located right by the beach and still open for everyone , the Church of Saint Anthony will show to you the trace of Bizantine Empire . The old church , keeps a lot of secrets on it while you are going to witness a few rows of wooden stoles ascended by a large cross. Once we are out the church , we can take a walk by the shore and upon desire jump in the water to cool off.

Traces of the communist regime are still here as following back the trail bunkers are going to appear on the hill. Along the way up-hill the Rodoni Castle built by our national hero Skanderberg is going to appear.Nice landscapes are going to be with you all the way as the hight of the walls down the sea are not for the faint of heart. The castle being on the right side of the cape is going to take us down the beach so make sure u have some comfortable shoes so the terrain doesn’t defeat you. The trip is going to be fulfilled by a clambake on the blanket.

Highlights

  • Hiking and visit to the Castle of Skanderbeg and the Church of Saint Anthony
  • Kayak in to the Adriatic Sea
  • Sightseeing
  • Local lunch

General Trip Information

Best season to experience

All year long

Level of difficulty (1-5) 1

For the present activity you should love the outdoors, own good health condition and have consulted the doctor during the year. Kids are very welcomed. Previous experience or skill is not required.

Attention

! Kindly keep all your clothes and personal belongings in a backpack, which can be easily transported.

Meeting point:

  • Tirana

We can organize the pick up from any other hotel or guest house in Tirana and from any other city in Albania upon request.

Length of hiking and yoga trip:

  • Transportation Tirana - Cape of Rodon – Tirana 3 – 3,5 hours
  • Hiking, Cultural Visit
  • Picnic lunch 1 hour

You should have worn:

  • Form fitting dress
  • Light jacket
  • Sandals / sneakers for walking, strong and non-slippery
  • Swimming bath (in case of warm weather for swimming)
  • A smile

You should take with you:

  • Sunlight protection cream
  • An extra
  • Towel
  • An extra pair of long trouser, t-shirt

Flexibility

Our guests are our priority.
Our trips are scheduled and well organized, but we can adapt to your needs and schedules as giving you the best experience is crucial to us. We also can be forced to make some changes to our trips depending on weather condition and availability. In case of special needs let us know and kindly complete the form below.

Not Included

Everything that it is not mention on the scheduled trip is not included, such is: coffee, other kind of drinks or other foods. Although you are going to feel like tipping the guides at the end of a beautiful trip, we don’t want you pulling out the wallet every minute.

Meeting point – Tirana

We can organize the pick up from any other hotel or guest house in Tirana and from any other city in Albania upon request.

  • Length of hiking and yoga trip
  • Transportation Tirana - Cape of Rodon – Tirana 3 – 3,5 hours
  • Hiking, Culture Visit and Yoga 3 hours
  • Picnic lunch 1 hour

One of the first sights to discover is the Saint Anthony Church, a cultural monument located right by the beach and still open to service. Inside the old church, a few rows of wooden stools are overlooked by a large cross, for an interior that is both historic and updated. Once outside, we can take a stroll by the water and have our yoga class, and (weather permitting) jump right after into the sea to cool off.

Later we follow the trail back inland past the many former bunkers on the hill to get to the path that leads to the cape’s other important historical structure: the Rodoni Castle, built by the national hero Skanderberg. On either side we’ll see the precipice of the cape and the sea below, which is as intimidating as it is beautiful. The castle itself is back on the beach on the right side of the cape, so we’ll have to climb back down to reach it (make sure to wear comfortable shoes because the path is rocky and sometimes slippery). We will enjoy a picnic lunch al fresco on the blanket.


Price: 70 € / person

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Hiking and Kayaking in the Cape of Rodon
E.g., 10/22/2020
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Prices Include

  • Professional guide certified from the Albanian Rafting Federation
  • River Hiking equipment
  • Waterproof bag

! Kindly keep all your clothes and personal belongings in a backpack, which can be easily transported on minivan.
Hiking, Local lunch and transportation from Tirana - Cape of Rodon – Tirana costs 70 Eur/person.


ARG

Albania Rafting Group ( ARG ) is the first tourism and sport organization in Albania , founder of Albanian Rafting Federation , member with full rights in the International Rafting Federation.

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