Welcome to Rožaje


With a backdrop of rocky cliffs and plenty of old wooden houses achieving a look bordering on designer decrepitude, Rožaje could be very pretty indeed. The main thing preventing that happening is the scandalous state of the Ibar River, which seems to be used as the main waste disposal. Plastic bags full of household refuse line its banks as it gurgles through town.


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Ski Tour Holiday in Montenegro, Kosovo and Albania

Day 1. Podgorica Airport – Kolašin You will be met by a guide when you land in Montenegro. Next, you will be transferred to Kolašin, a small town in Northern Montenegro.  Overnight in Kolašin.Day 2. Kolašin – Rozaje We will explore the area around Kolašin as we ski from Kolašin to Bojiste and back. This trail is 8 kilometres long and will take us around five hours. The total ascent and descent is +/- 200m. In the afternoon we will leave the hotel in Kolašin and will drive toward the city of Rožaje about 100 km away from Kolašin, where we will spend the night.Day 3. Rožaje – Hajla We will ski from Rožaje at an altitude of 1045 m up to Mountain Cabin “Grope” at 1900 m. This 10km long trail will take us around 6-7 hours. We will spend the night in the cabin so we are situated well for the next day's skiing. Day 4. Hajla – Pejë After a wonderful day skiing from Grope Mountain Cabin, we will ski back down to the city of Rožaje from where we will depart for the city of Peja in Kosovo. We will reach Peja in the afternoon and stay the night in the city centre. It will take us about 1.5 hours to reach the city.Day 5. Pejë – Bogë We will be leave for the village of Bogë and from there start skiing toward Haile Mountain. On the way to Bogë, we will travel through Rugova Gorge which is about 25 km in length and about 1,000 meters deep. Rugova gorge is considered one of the longest and deepest canyons in Europe. We will stay the night in the village of Bogë.Day 6. Bogë – Deçan – TropojëIn the morning we will visit one of the largest and most beautifully preserved medieval churches in the Balkans. After that, we will drive to the border village of Koshare. We will switch to skis, then cross the border into Albania. In the afternoon we will reach the small Albanian village of Tropoja where we will stay the night in a small guest house.Day 7. Tropojë – Valbonë  We will be transferred for about 1 hour from the village to Valbona National Park. The peaks surrounding Valbona Valley range from 2500 m and up so the view will be marvelous.   On a clear day we can see the Peak of Jezerca Mountain which, at 2642m high, is the highest mountain in Northern Albania.Day 8. Valbonë We will spend another beautiful day in Valbona Valley.  Overnight: Margjeka HotelDay 9. Valbonë – Prizren – Kruje We will leave the valley and travel to the city of Prizren in Kosovo. After the visit and lunch in Prizren we will resume driving toward the city of Kruja in Albania where we will spend the night.Day 10. Krujë – Tirana Airport Before our departure from Krujë we will visit Kruja bazaar and the Ethnographic museum. After this, we will transfer to the Tirana Airport where our tour will end.

$1985.47 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Snowshoeing in Montenegro, Kosovo and Albania

Day 1. Podgorica Airport – Kolašin Arrive in Podgorica Airport and meet the group. We will then be transferred to Kolašin, a small town in Northern Montenegro. Kolasin is located at the altitude of 954 m and offers excellent snowshoeing opportunities during the winter season.  Dinner will be served at the hotel.Day 2. Kolašin – Rozaje In the morning morning we will explore the area around Kolašin as we snowshoe from Kolašin (954 m) to Bojiste at an altitude of 1200 m and back. This 8 kilometer walk will take us around five hours. The total altitude change is +/- 200m. In the afternoon we will leave the hotel in Kolašin and will drive the 2.5 hours toward the city of Rožaje where we will spend the night.Day 3. Rožaje – Hajle   After a 6-7 hour hike from Rožaje at an altitude of 1045 m up the Haile Mountain, we will arrive at the 1900m mountain cabin where we will spend the night. Day 4. Hajle – Pejë After a wonderful evening and morning in Grope Mountain Cabin, we will snowshoe back down to the city of Rožaje and drive the 1.5 hours toward the city of Peja in Kosovo. We will reach Peja in the afternoon and be accommodated in the city centre.Day 5. Pejë – Bogë  We will be transferred to the village of Bogë and from there will drive through Rugova Gorge which is about 25 km in length and about 1,000 meters deep. We will return in the afternoon and spend the night in the village of Boge.Day 6. Bogë – Deçan – Koshare – Tropojë From Bogë we drive back toward Albania where we will cross the border by snowshoe. Before the border however, we will visit the UNESCO-protected Monastery of Decani.  In the afternoon we will reach the small village of Tropoja on the Albanian side. There we will stay in the quaint Aste Guesthouse. This is a small guesthouse so the rooms will be shared.Day 7. Tropojë – Valbonë We will be transferred from the village to Valbona National Park.  We will make a loop near the ridge of White Circle and return to the village of Kukaj. We will spend the night in Valbonë.Day 8. Valbonë Another beautiful day spent in Valbona Valley. Day 9. Valbonë – Bajram Curri – Prizren – Kruje In the morning we will leave the valley and travel to the city of Prizren in Kosovo. After the visit and lunch in Prizren we will resume driving toward the city of Kruja in Albania where we will spend the night.Day 10. Krujë – Tiranë – Tirana Airport  Today before our departure to Tirana Airport we will visit Kruja bazaar and the ethnographic museum. Kruja was the most important town for the Albanians during the 15th century and it still preserves it’s ottoman look, especially in the bazaar area. We will then transfer to the airport where our tour will conclude.

$1106.35 Cultural & Theme Tours

Visit Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro in a week

ItineraryDay 1: Arrive To Albania , known as the hidden gem of the Balkans Stop At: Berat Castle, Berat, Berat CountyTransfer to the city of Berat which has its own very special magic, and is easily a highlight of visiting Albania. Its most striking feature is the collection of white Ottoman houses climbing up the hill to its castle, have given the city the title of 'town of a thousand windows' and a Unesco World Heritage site from 2008. Walk along the old neighborhoods of Mangalem and Gorica, and then proceed to the castle area. Visit the Onufri museum .Overnight in Berat. Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Belgrade or similar, 3*+ Category Day 2: Berat – Elbasan – Ohrid (North Macedonia)Stop At: Lake Ohrid, Ohrid, Southwestern RegionIn the morning transfer towards the neighbor country Macedonia. Have a first stop in the city of Elbasan known in antiquity as Skampis and the meeting point of the two branches of the famous roman road Via Egnatia. Proceed next towards the beautiful city of Ohrid situated on the Shores of the Ohrid Lake. Visit the old town with a great number of Byzantine Churches, the Tsam Samule Fortress, Roman Theatre etc. Overnight in Ohrid . Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Millenium PAlace or similarDay 3: Day 3: Ohrid - SkopjeStop At: Memorial House of Mother Teresa, Skopje, Skopje RegionDepart towards the capital city of Macedonia Skopje. On the way visit the city of Tetovo, built on the foothills of Sar Mountain and divided by Pena River. Visit the Sarena Dzamija, Turkish Hammam. Continue towards Skopje. One of the main symbols of Skopje is the Stone bridge that connects the old town to the Center on the left bank of the Vardar River. Visit the Mother Therese Memorial House. Overnight in Skopje.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel De Koka or similar categoryDay 4: Day 4: Skopje - PejaStop At: Visoki Decani Monastery, DecanDepart in the morning towards Kosovo. Have a first visit in Prizren city. From the citadel, the old town spills off the hillside to the cobbled Schadervan Square below, flanked by the iconic Sinan Pasha Mosque and the humpbacked Stone Bridge. With a heady mix of Ottoman and Byzantine architecture, the city deserves its alternative name: ‘The Museum under the Open Sky’. Proceed the trip towards the Decani Monastery Unesco site . After visit travel to Peja for overnight.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Hotel Dukagjini or similarDay 5: Day 5: Peja - Kolasin - PodgoricaStop At: Biogradska Gora National Park, Kolasin, Kolasin MunicipalityDepart in the morning towards another country, Montenegro. After the border procedures have a first stop in Rozaje and then proceed to Biogradska Gora National Park. Activity on this day can be a walk of 1.5 - 2 hours around the Biogradska Lake which is also the start points of different other walks that can be done in the park. Continue for overnight in Podgorica capital city.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel M Nikic or similarDay 6: Day 6: Podgorica - Budva - Kotorr - Podgorica Stop At: Kotor Old City, Kotor, Kotor Municipalityravel in the morning to Budva , the most well know touristic destination in Montenegro. Continue towards Kotorr. Along the way, see the spectacular scenery of the Dalmatian coast and jewel-like town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the old town and then take the steps up towards the Castle of San Giovani from where are seen beautiful views of the Kotorr Bay. This will take about 1.5 hours going up and down the stairs. As leaving Kotorr continue to village of Njegusi found within Lovcen National Park. Short stop and possibility to try specialties of local products as ham and cheese and wine. Return for overnight in Podgorica capital city.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel M Nikic or similarDay 7: Day 7: Podgorica - Shkodra - Kruja - TiranaStop At: Kruja Castle, Kruje, Durres CountyTransfer in the morning to Albania . Have a first stop in the northwestern city of Shkodra situated on the shores of the Shkodra Lake. Visit Kruja medieval town dedicated to the National HeroSkanderbeg and situated on the slopes of the Sari Salltiku Mountain . In the afternoon transfer to Capital city Tirana. Visit the Skanderbeg square with Ethem bey Mosque, Palace of Culture and the Ministry buildings. Overnight in Tirana.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Lot Boutique Hotel or similarDay 8: Day 8: Tirane - AirportStop At: Aeroporti Ndërkombëtar i TiranësTransfer to airportDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.