Following Zagoria Pathways

days 8 days nights 7 nights
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

Embark on an enchanting journey along the medieval Zagoria caravan routes, immersing yourself in a realm of timeless legends, folklore, and melodies. Explore the remnants of the ancient Ilirian civilization, meander through medieval villages, and discover hidden gems like secluded churches and monasteries. Marvel at the exceptional mountain bridges constructed during Ali Pasha's rule, boasting rare and exquisite designs. The climax of this extraordinary trail awaits you at Swallow’s Rock, a breathtaking ascent..

Connect with the warm-hearted locals, gaining insights into their customs and way of life, all while experiencing the genuine hospitality of authentic homestay accommodations. Our knowledgeable guides not only prioritize your safety but also make excellent companions, sharing their expertise and engaging in delightful conversations. 

Lets celebrate the harmonious bond between humanity, horses, nature, and culture!

from US$ 1 334
per tourist for 8 days
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Number of tourists
up to 10 tourists over 8 years old
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Photo Kristina F.
Kristina F. is the organizer of this trip
The organizer speaks: English
Kristina, born in Albania, is a journalist with a unique background in history and archaeology, adding depth to her perspective. Having worked in various national and international media outlets, she has honed her skills in storytelling. However, her professional journey takes a distinctive turn as she intertwines her passion for horses with her journalistic pursuits. Kristina`s deep affinity for horses goes beyond a mere interest, it is a lifelong passion that has become a driving force in her endeavors. Recognizing the potential of Albania`s cultural and natural treasures, she has committed herself to building some of the finest horse holidays in the country. Her vision extends beyond tourism, emphasizing the importance of partnerships with horses, the preservation of nature, and support for local communities. In Kristina`s philosophy, a horse represents more than a companion on the trails it symbolizes a partnership rooted in mutual respect and understanding. Her commitment to nature protection underscores a belief in sustainable practices, ensuring that the beauty of heritage, culture, and nature is preserved for future generations. Away from the bustling world of journalism and equestrian ventures, Kristina finds solace in her hobbies—reading, travel, horse riding, and writing. These activities not only reflect her diverse interests but also contribute to the well-rounded perspective she brings to her role as a journalist and an advocate for responsible tourism. Kristina Fidhi stands at the intersection of passion, profession, and purpose, weaving together a narrative that celebrates the rich tapestry of Albania`s history, culture, and natural beauty while championing the symbiotic relationship between humans and horses. Her story is one of dedication to sustainable practices, community empowerment, and the enduring connection between people, horses, and the environment.

Tour highlights

Enjoy the Breathtaking Views
Prepare to be amazed as the mountainous ecosystem rapidly transforms before your eyes
Live Like a Local
Experience the evening and night in a village houses, relishing homemade traditional food and beverages
See the Extraordinary Monuments
Pass by the remnants of different heritage sites - castles, churches, bridges ans many more

Route details

Day 1

Arrive at Tirana airport, aiming for a morning arrival but no later than 14:30 to allow time for transfer and a visit to Gjirokastra. The drive to Gjirokastra will take approximately 3 hours. Once you reach your hotel, conveniently located just a 10-minute walk from the historical center of Gjirokastra, settle in and get ready to explore. Before dinner, take a leisurely stroll through the captivating historical town and the old Bazaar. Along the way, you can visit various attractions such as Enver Hoxha’s house, Gjirokastra castle, the church of the Old Bazaar, the mosque of the Bazar, and the Skenduli house, which offers a glimpse into traditional life in Gjirokastra.

For dinner, enjoy a delicious meal at a traditional restaurant. During this time, your guides will be available to discuss the trail with you, addressing any questions or requests you may have and providing valuable advice and insights. We highly recommend purchasing a map of the area before dinner to familiarize yourself with the itinerary and enhance your understanding of the upcoming journey.

Day 2
Ride towards the village of Karjan
Day 3
Cajupi Valley
Day 4
Towards the Nderan village
Day 5
Through the Pogoni region
Day 6
Reaching the Libohova
Day 7
Drino’s Valley
Day 8
Tour organizer's comments

Horse riding is a risk sport and activity and it can be dangerous. We train our horses to be friendly, confident and with a good understanding about their environment, but they are given to the rider with the understanding to ride at own risk.



Guest House
7 nights
7 nights
Village House

Single Supplement 
It may be possible to pay for a single supplement on the first and last night of the trail, but riders must be prepared to share accommodation on the other nights. 
The single supplement, if we provide a single room, is 25 Euros per night paid here.

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place


Tour conditions


  • all accommodations and meals from dinner of day 1 till breakfast of day 8;
  • English speaking guide (second guide if there are more than 4 riders);
  • water and drinks during the meals;
  • luggage transport by car from destination to destination.


  • flights;
  • entrance tickets to monuments or parks;
  • lunch on day 1;
  • extra drinks;
  • other services or expenses during free time;
  • transfer from/to the airport;
  • the small group supplement (158 Euros/person). This is applicable if only 2 riders are booked onto the ride. If, at the time of departure, more than 2 riders are booked, the small group supplement will be refunded. 

Group size

up to 10 tourists


8 days
7 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour


Riding hat
Long-sleeved shirts (avoid expensive or favorite clothing)
Riding trousers and chaps


Good mountain shoes with a grip (not too thick)
Avoid smooth-soled riding boots


Waterproof raincoat

Swimming Clothes:


Evening attire:

Casual clothes


Sun cream

Medical supplies:

Anti-allergy medicine for insect bites


Torch (flashlight) for walking to feed the horses in the evening


Small camera (avoid large professional cameras)


Copy of passport


Personal saddlebags welcome (provided by riders)
Small saddlebags provided by the ride for food and water.

In addition to the other items, including a torch (flashlight) is recommended for walking to the horses to feed them in the evening. This will provide better visibility and ensure your safety during this activity.

Cancellation of booking

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