PEAKS OF THE BALKANS GUIDE
Whether you are thinking about booking with us, or you already booked up and just waiting to go, your Peaks of the Balkans Guide will be more than happy to help you out with all queries you might have before or during the trip.
If you have any further questions feel free to contact us.
FAQs - PEAKS OF THE BALKANS GUIDE
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE ON A GROUP?
Our tours are based on traveling in small groups - usually 8 participants or fewer. Whereas minimum is typically two, and it varies by the trip.
CAN I DO THE TRIP ON MY OWN?
Yes you can. You can also ask us for help and recommendation. But we always recommend having a local guide. You will feel local with a Peaks of the Balkans guide.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DO THE WHOLE ITINERARY?
Usually to finish the whole Peaks of the Balkans trip takes 10 days. However, if you are in a good shape, you can do it even faster, probably in 8 days or so.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE TREK?
- All accommodation during your tour
- English-speaking local guide
- All land transport required by the itinerary
- Meals from lunch day one to breakfast last day
- Group airport transfers
- All entrance fees
HOW FIT SHOULD I BE?
Anyone in well good health can join our trips. Most of the tours offer a variety of hiking trails that suit all levels of adventure and fitness. Especially those with more than seven days of walking requires to be in a good shape. Many other activities do not require previous experience and are not fitness related, usually, those tours are short and some activities on tours are optional.
DO I NEED A VISA TO VISIT KOSOVO?
Planning a holiday in Kosovo?
Find out more about passport and visa information for your visit to Kosovo. Whether you can enter Kosovo without a visa depends on your nationality.
Holders of passports who do not require a visa to enter Kosovo
Holders of passports who need/do not require a visa to enter Albania
Holders of passports who need/do not require a visa to enter Montenegro
HOW DO I BOOK MY TREK?
Bookings can be made by contacting our sales office by phone, by email, or via our social channels. We recommend booking by sending us an email or filling in the booking form.
DO YOU OFFER BORDER PERMITS?
Yes we do. Please click the link below and fill in the form and we will provide border permits based on your request.
WHEN DO THE TRIPS BEGIN AND END?
Most of the trips are the summer holidays. The trips begin in the middle of May till the end of October.
DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?
Many of our trips visit remote areas where the nearest medical facility could be many km away. In case you or your fellow become ill or injured, we highly recommend having valid travel insurance to cover the cost of any emergency medical treatment during the holiday.
WILL THERE BE WI-FI AVAILABLE?
When traveling through the remote villages of Albania, Kosovo, and Montenegro (excluding Cerem, Doberdol, and Milishefc) our guesthouses are fully equipped with free Wi-Fi.
WHAT'S IS THE ACCOMMODATION LIKE?
During the trek, we primarily use guesthouses. Most of the guesthouses are made of old-stones, wooden, and typically cozy and one-story properties.
What about the food?
As well as accommodation the Guest Houses also offer homemade meals and drinks. If you drink alcohol, be sure to try rakija, the local firewater brandy. Each family has a different recipe, so it’s interesting to try a variety. Cow and sheep milk is plentiful, particularly in the more remote mountain areas you’ll eat a load of feta semi-hard cheese and delicious, tangy yogurt. Bread is baked fresh, salads are made with vegetables from the garden or the local market (on the edges of the trail), and jams and fruit preserves are homemade. Families will provide you with a packed lunch — often including a sandwich with cheese and vegetables — before you set off each day.
CAN I BRING MY CHILDREN ON A TRIP?
Yes, you can. Anyone under the age of 18 at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult.
WHAT IF I WANT TO MAKE A TRIP LONGER?
Always is a possibility to make each trip longer or even shorter. Most of the trips are designed to walk through three countries; Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro.
WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY BOOKING?
If you need to cancel your booking, please let us know as soon as possible. The following fees will apply after we receive an email of your cancellation.
61 or more days €0
31 to 60 days €250.00
0 to 30 days 50% of trip cost
HOW ARE TRIP RATED? WHAT DOES “MODERATE MEAN”?
Our trips are rated Relaxed/Easy, Moderate, and Challenging.
Walking 3-5 hours most days
Distance up to 10km most days
Elevation change up to 600m/day
Altitude up to 1,500m
Walking 5-8 hours most days
Distance up to 15km most days
Elevation change up to 900m/day
Altitude up to 2,100m
Walking 8+ hours most days
Distance up to 22km most days
Elevation change up to 1200m/day
Altitude up to 2,656m
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