A bike ride through a picturesque landscape
A pleasant bike ride from Shiroka to Zogaj along the shores of Shkodra Lake are the best views of the lake we can offer. We will cycle on the south shore of the lake below Mount Tarabosh.
In Shiroka we will pass the remains of the lake-side villa of King Zog, the last King of of Albania in the 1930s. Then we will continue on to the isolated fishing village of Zogaj. During communism this village was in the no-man’s land between Albania and Yugoslavia. In Zogaj you will have the opportunity to meet a local carpet weaver and get to sneak a peek at how traditional Albanian carpets are made.
The cycling will be about 20 km (round trip) along a smooth, level, and recently paved road. We guarantee you’ll work up a sweat, but all the better for a refreshing swim! We will make several stops along the way and we believe that anyone in decent physical condition will enjoy this tour.
This biking activity will take about 3 1/2 hours and we will visit two villages on the lake, Shiroka (3km from Shkoder) and Zogaj (7km further). In between villages you will have the chance to enjoy the panoramic view of the lake as our guide explains the unique history and culture of these two villages.
Depart from meeting point: 30 minutes to Shiroka, a break and a discussion.
From Shiroka to Zogaj: 30-40 minutes (depends how often we stop)
Relax in Zogaj: 60 minutes with an opportunity to interact with local carpet weavers.
Return to town: 50-60 min
- Minimum of 2 people required
- Book in advance
What to bring
- – Clothes suitable for biking
– Walking Shoes
– Swimsuit (optional)