Llogara National Park – April 17, 18
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- 1 Night Accommodation (*shared room)
- 1 Dinner, 1 Breakfast (*drinks not included)
- 1 Full-Day Hike to “Qafa e Thelle” – a total of 5 hours, 600m elevation
- Visit the city of Vlore & Orik
- Certified National Guide – Culture & Hiking
Llogara National Park - Weekend - Apr 17, 18
This weekend takes us to the city of Vlora, Orikum, and then to Llogara Pass, part of the Ceraunian Mountains, a Coastal Mountain Range in Southwest Albania. Llogara pass sits at 1027 m from sea level and it divides these mountains into the Caraburun Peninsula wing, which in itself serves as the border between Adriatic and the Ionian Sea. Llogara is a National Park spanning on a surface of 1010 ha, part of Vlore County. The park’s terrain includes alpine meadows, sharp rock faces, precipices, and dense forests of pine, oak, and fir trees. Due to its terrain, Llogara Pass is famous for its amazing views of the Ionian Sea and coastline.
We start our drive towards the city of Vlora with a short stop for coffee on the way. We visit the old town of Vlora and its main attractions and continue towards the bay for a seafood lunch. Here you'll have the option of a short swim, weather permitting. After lunch, we continue towards Orikum, once the antique town of Orik and PashAliman base. Next, we proceed to the last leg of our trip, driving up 'Llogara National Park' where we settle in for the evening at Hotel Alpin. We will stretch our legs with a short hike towards Cesar's Pass and enjoy the best views of Orikum from above. We end our day with a traditional dinner at our hotel. FYI in the full summer season, the evenings can be accompanied by music, but at this time of year, we believe it will be quiet.
Right after breakfast, we pay a short visit to 'Llogara National Park' - Info Point and we start our hike towards "Qafa e Thelle", proceeding to the military antennas, then and back to LLogara Pass where we will consume our lunch. The hike will be approximately 5 hours total with an elevation of 600m. Late afternoon, we head back to Tirana. Expected time of arrival 8 pm.
What to Bring: Hiking Shoes / Walking shoes as well as flip-flops for the beach. Please have a rain/wind jacket with you in case of weather changes and a warm layer for Llogara; Carry the usual hiking necessities like sunscreen, hat, water bottles (1.5 ltr of water) & poles if you have them.
When - Meeting Time: 8 am (please arrive 15 min prior)
Where - Meeting Place: Kafe Korner at "Frederik Shopen" Square (click here for map)