Ever wondered what the historic valleys of Albania entail? This incredible multi-day journey takes you through the "Alps of Albania", indisputably gorgeous setting for your next trail running adventure.
How to enter the Trail Run Albania: Run the Accursed Mountains
- Run 80km
- Run 80km
Trail Run Albania: Run the Accursed Mountains routes
- Explore empty trails in one of Europe’s best kept secrets
- Running through the outstanding Albanian Alps
- See a traditional way of life unchanged for centuries
- Relax on the Mediterranean beaches of Durres to chill at the end
- Experience a fully-supported adventure travelling only with light-packs
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a visa?
British citizens can enter and remain in Albania for a maximum of 90 days in every 6-month period without a visa.
How do you deal with group management?
Being a group of max. 12 runners with a mixture of ages and running abilities we may decide to split into flexible groups, all of which will be supported by our Albanian running guides who will travel with us on the trip. By splitting the group will allow us all to move more fluidly, allowing all team members to run at their own comfortable pace, without feeling pressured.
How is the trail running in Albania?
Trail running in Albania is an absolute treat. The country is still well off the beaten path with very few travellers making it into the Albanian alps. We expect the trails to be empty, travelling through beech forests, lush meadows and open pastures. For the most part we will be running on the soft grass of the entry valleys. All of the time being surrounded by the jagged peaks of the Accursed Mountain ranges. At times we will cross over from one valley to the next, climbing stepper paths with boulder and dry rock sections. Our maximum altitude will reach around 1,500m. Our large luggage will be transported by pack mules on the days we do not have access to a vehicle.
What sort of temperatures do you expect?
Albania enjoys a Mediterranean climate and throughout the spring and early autumn we can expect temperatures to sit in the early to mid 20 degrees C. The mountain air is refreshingly cool on clear days, but temperatures can drop a touch to the high teens (C) at night. The conditions are absolutely perfect for trail running.
Do I have to arrive at 12PM on the first day of the Trail Running Albania trip?
Not necessarily, this time is an estimate and more information will be sent out closer to the date. Please keep an eye on your inbox once you have signed up.
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Trail Run Albania: Run the Accursed Mountains weather forecast
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
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At Pure Trails Adventure we arrange running holidays to a range of remarkable destinations around the world. Our itineraries are carefully crafted to give you unique travel experiences whilst exploring the trail. All of our trips are fully supported, include daily runs and are designed for runners of all abilities. Share the experience with people just like you.
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