Mount Cika is a mountain in the southwestern region of Albania, bordering the Ionian Sea. Cika is the highest peak of the Ceraunian Range, soaring to 2,044 m above seal level, with the peak of Qorrës reaching 2,018 m. Nestled next to the Ionian Sea, the mountain is quite dramatic and appears to rise directly out of the water. The northern slope of Cika includes a region of Llogara National Park and is recognized by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature as a biologically rich and diverse area. The vistas from the mountain offer magnificent views of the northern Ionian Islands as well as the Italian coast of Apulia and Otranto. The Western slopes of Cika offer beaches which are popular with locals and tourists alike during the summer months. Traditional Albanian meals made with seasonal specialties are offered at each destination.
- Trip Outline
- Trip Includes
- Trip Excludes
- Hiking in Mount Cika
- Local meat lunch
Level of difficulty (1-5): 2
Optional tour (3-4 hours)
- Speed Boat and Snorkeling in Karaburun Peninsula (starting from 70 Eur/ person)
- Paragliding in Llogara (starting from 65 Eur/person)
Things You Should Bring on the Hike
- Backpack. Recommended waterproof backpack;
- Hiking stick;
- Appropriate footwear. Hiking boots;
- Rain gear and extra clothing. Because the weatherman is not always right. Dressing in layers allows you to adjust to changing weather and activity levels. Two rules: avoid cotton (it keeps moisture close to your skin) and always carry a hat. Do not forget rain jacket for hiking;
- Sunscreen and sunglasses;
BONUS: Trash Bag. This 7th piece of gear is essential to making sure that the trails you love stay beautiful for generations to come. A zip lock bag is a great option as well for keeping the trash you pick up along the trail separate from the rest of your gear.
We’re really flexible and none of our itineraries are written in stone, so if you have a particular interest you’d like to include or you need to leave a trip earlier or join later (at a prorated fare), just let us know and we can almost always make it happen. Likewise, all adventure travel requires a certain amount of flexibility and we sometimes have to make minor changes to the activities because of weather and availability, but we have plenty of options up our sleeve.
Meeting point – Vlora
We can organize the pick up from any other hotel or guest house in Vlora and from any other city in Albania upon request
Duration of the trip: About 8 hours
After the early breakfast we drive to Panorama restaurant in Llogara Pass. We prepare for the hiking. We will hike up to Mount Cika for about 3 hours. We will do a picnic lunch and a rest for about 1 hours. Thank we will hike down for about 2,5 hours. A delicious local lunch is waiting for us.
For the present activity you should love the outdoors, own good health condition and have consulted the doctor during the year. Kids over 14 years old are very welcomed.
- Professional guide
- Transportation with minivan
- First aid equipment
- Anti Mosquito spray
- Light head
- Water bottle (1,5 l)
- Local lunch
! 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 have extra activities (optional tour) if you choose them, and you’ll probably feel like tipping your guides at the end of a fabulous trip.
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