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exodus Cycling2016

8 days inc. flights from £1049 The road to Peshkopi Macedonia, Albania 1 2 3 4 5 6 Activity Level CHALLENGING Trip Code MVO Call 0845 863 9626 or visit www.exodus.co.uk and enter the three letter trip code NEW The border lands of Northern Albania and Western Macedonia are truly one of the At a Glance last hidden gems of Europe. Sweeping gorges are carved by crystal blue waters that flow into tranquil lakes, whilst rocky peaks and plateaux rise high above the lush green landscape. Ancient villages, rarely visited by tourists nestle themselves into the valleys, some of which retain a way of life that has been unchanged for centuries. Our carefully chosen route heads through some of the best scenery these fascinating countries have to offer, complemented with some really exciting cycling that equally challenges and rewards. Itinerary - Day by Day 1 Fly to Tirana; transfer to Shkoder in northern Albania. 2 Transfer to Komani Lake; ferry ride from Koman to Fierze. Cycle through gorges, forests and lakes to Dardhe. 3 Cycle along spectacular mountain roads with high peaks on your left and Fierze Lake 800m below on your right; continue to Kukes. 4 Ride to Peshkopi along the Valbona river famous for dramatic gorges, plunging waterfalls and clear blue waters. 5 Cross the border into Macedonia and on to the UNESCO town of Ohrid; afternoon city tour. 6 Climb to rocky plateau above Ohrid; ride over passes, into bays and around headlands before descending to Big Prespa Lake in Stenje. 7 Cycle along the shores of the lake to Small Prespa lake, bordering Albania, Greece and Macedonia; crossing the border back into Albania, pass Lake Ohrid en route to Pogradec. 8 Transfer to Tirana; fly to London. Cycle Macedonia & Northern Albania Crystal waters of Valbona River l UNESCO town of Ohrid l Cycle shores of Lake Prespa • 6 days cycling with 100% vehicle support • 80% tarmac, 20% unpaved tracks • Quiet undulating route with some tough climbs and long descents • Group normally 6 to 16 plus local leader. Min age 16 yrs • 7 nights hotels • All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 2 dinners included ROAD • MACEDONIA, ALBANIA 32 Tirana Dates & Price Guide START END FLIGHT INC LAND ONLY 07 Jun 14 Jun 1049 779 21 Jun 28 Jun 1049 779 28 Jun 05 Jul 1049 779 23 Aug 30 Aug 1049 779 Shkoder KOSOVO 2016 Fierze Dardhe Kukes Peshkopi Ohrid Stenje Pogradec Adriatic Sea Komani Lake Prespa Lakes cycling transfers Lake Ohrid ALBANIA MACEDONIA GREECE Dates and prices correct at time of publication (see page 13). Prices are £ Sterling per person. • Optional single supplement £140 • Land only start Shkoder day 1, end Pogradec day 8 • Insurance: please see page 106 Bike details: • Giant lightweight hybrid bike, included in the trip price • Discount for bringing your own bike £90 ACCOMMODATION Throughout the tour we stay in comfortable 3-4 star hotels. Each with their own unique characteristics, these hotels are in prime locations in the towns that we visit. All rooms have en suite facilities. 2 40 3 81 4 73 5 93 6 52 7 65 Daily Distance (km) BIKE HIRE NOW INCLUDED SEE PAGE 10 COMBINED WITH TRIP MVA SEE PAGE 33


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