Stand Up Paddle tour from Tirana Albania to Skadar Lake & Buna River

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Stand Up Paddle tour in Albania is the perfect combination for watersports and wildlife passionate lied on Skadar Lake and Buna River. Great way to experience wild nature life in the unexplored before areas that gave Shkodra its main values. The biodiversity with the Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida), Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus Crispus), and Water Lilly Flowers (Nyphar Lutea and Nymphaea Alba) are the rock stars of this trip that looks like a visit in the botanic park where the scenery changes every hour completely like the smartphone swipe. From the immense view of the greatest lake in the Balkans to the Ramsar strict protected area. This IBA area is a well-valued nesting area for the Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) and a resting area for the Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus Crispus) and hundreds of other birds explained by the Nature Guide during the entire trip

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Go as Local

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Pass By: Shkodra Lake

Driving from Tirana to Skadar Lake You will be picked up from the Hotel in Tirana at 7:00 am. In addition, we will drive toward the North of Albania, with the main stop at Skadar Lake. It is where our adventure will begin. At around 9:00 am all the group will go into a short introduction and training session.

Stop At: Shkodra Lake

Paddling from Skadar Lake and Protected Areas to Buna Bridge Paddling inside the Shkodra Lake restricted Ramsar and IBA (Important Bird Area) area of Lilly flowers for birdwatching. We will see the nesting habitat of Whiskered tern (Chlidonias hybrida) and the Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus Crispus). In addition, short coffee and toilet break at Bar Restaurant Arbri. Furthermore, the tour continues with a refreshing Mojito cocktail served from Buna Bridge and a magic view of Rozafa castle.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Shkoder County

Situated in the heart of the city, it is the biggest and the most visited mosque in the city. Still functional even today, this mosque will amaze you with the elegant decor and unique square shape of the main building., Build at the beginning of the 18th century this mosque has been restored and fanatically preserved as one of the greatest religious and cultural values of the city.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shkoder

Entering the Buna River In addition, the tour continues with a break from paddling. Stoping at a comfortable place on the shores of Buna River, traditional Pastry lunch will be served. Furthermore, it will be free time for sunbathing and swimming. The paddling will continue till the next stop to visit a cultural heritage monument of the XIII century. The Church of Shirq is a well-known place where the princesses got married. Around 5:00 is the end of the tour in Obot village. From there you take your own car that we bring there or we arrange the transportation back to the starting point. After all the experience we will plan our return to Tirana.

Duration: 40 minutes
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