Ability description: Trail Ride Level 2-3 >>
Included: Zagoria Trail Ride, In King Skerdilajds Footsteps: 7 nights, 6 days riding, full board with wine and drinks.
Vjosa Trail Ride: 11 nights, 9 days riding, full board with wine and drinks (not on the free riding day).
Not included: Flights, entrance tickets in monuments or parks, lunch on day 1, extra drinks, other services or expenses during free time.
Travel: Book flight/rental car >>
Flight: To Tirana or Korfu (Greece).
Transfer: Book and pay in advance to HorseXplore.
From Tirana Airport to Gjirokastra, transfer time 3-4 hours.
Price: 90 Euro return/person
Time: We organise two transfers from the airport every Saturday, the first one at 12.30 and the second at 14.30 Flights that fit our normal transfer’s schedule should be planned to arrive no later than 14.30 pm and departures not earlier than 12.30 (midday)
Riders that arrive in Tirana one day in advance will be advised to arrive at the airport for the transfer of 12 o’clock or 14.30. We can’t organise transfers from central Tirana. It is very easy and cheap to reach Tirana airport by bus. There is a bus every hour starting from the center of Tirana (behind the opera palace).
Ferry: From Corfu you can take the ferry to Saranda.
From there transfer to Gjirokastra, time 1-2 hours.
Transfer price: 50 EUR return/person.
Single room: Can be booked with a supplement the first and last night ((16 EUR/night). Pay on locatoin.
Currency: LEK in Albania. Normally you don't spend so much money, only on souvenirs maybe 50-60 EUR. You can change money on the airport.
Credit card: Not accepted by riding center.
Tipping: Not required but appreciated.
Wifi: Yes first and last night.
Electricity jack: EU standard
Group size: Minimum 3, maximum 12 on The Zagoria and king Skerdilajds rides. Can also be run with two riders for an additional cost of 148 EUR.
Vjosa Trail minimum 4. Can aslo be run with 3 riders for an additional cost of 148 EUR.
Age limit: 14 years old.
Closest village: First and last night in Gjirokastra.
Beach: Availibilty is depending on ride, normally possible to go to beach or river bank.
Luggage: Transported by a support vehicle.
Riding equipment to borrow: None
Saddle bag available: Yes
Special diet: Inform when booking.
Boots: Have boots you both can ride and walk in.
Albania doesn’t have any equestrian shops, so it is very difficult for them to reach the tack market. If possible, please bring with you an old pad, or halter, rope, girth, bridles or other equipment that you don’t need. They would be very thankful.