HIKING AND KAYAKING IN THE CAPE OF RODON
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.
- Trip Outline
- Trip Includes
- Trip Excludes
- Hiking and visit to the Castle of Skanderbeg and the Church of Saint Anthony
- Kayak in to the Adriatic Sea
- Local lunch
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.
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
- An extra pair of long trouser, t-shirt
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.
- Transportation from Tirana – Cape of Rodon – Tirana
- Local Lunch
- 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.
The trip fare doesn’t include coffee and any kind of drink except water. You’ll probably feel like tipping your guides at the end of a fabulous trip.
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