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In the Footsteps of Lord Byron Horse Trek

Accommodations for In the Footsteps of Lord Byron Horse Trek

This is a progressive ride so nights are spent in different locations.

Guest house are of the simplest form. These are village homes and guest should expect very basic accommodations and style. There are indoor toilets and shower available every night (private in Gjirokastra and Këlcyrë Gorge but shared in Polican). 

Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1-4: Hotel in Gjirokastra
Night 5: Guesthouse in Polican
Night 6: Hotel in Këlcyrë Gorge

Hotel Option 1 in Gjirokaster
This elegant hotel was built at the end of the 19th century and was recently renovated (2016).  All rooms have a TV, kettle and a private bathroom with free toiletries. The rooms are decorated in the Albanian style with a lot of wood and touches of colors. Free Wi-Fi is available at this property free of charge. It is possible to do laundry here for an extra fee.
Hotel Option 2 II in Gjirokaster
Ideally located in the old city, this hotel provides simple accommodations with a rustic décor mixing stones and wood. All rooms are air-conditioned and have a TV and a private bathroom. The decor features many local notes such as decorated ceilings and local tapestries. Free Wi-Fi is available at this property free of charge. It is possible to do laundry here for an extra fee.

Guesthouse in Polican
The night is spent in village homes and guest should expect very basic accommodations. Hot water, electricity and private rooms are not always guaranteed.

Room Occupancy
Single supplement is mandatory if no one else found to share a room with.

All meals are included in this trip and wine is included with dinner (BYO is also possible). We also have 2 coffee breaks daily and we provide water.

Breakfasts and dinners are taken at the accommodations and lunches are picnics on the trail.
Meals are simple local village food made with local ingredients.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to dietary restrictions with advanced notice.

This trip includes some wine with dinner.

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In the Footsteps of Lord Byron Horse Trek
Tour Code: IT-ALBAN01
7 days / 6 nights ~$2,255.00
Dates : March

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Basic
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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A 2020 05/01 - 10/31 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AB 6 /13 Reserve
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Tack: English Trekking
Horses: Local Albanian breeds
Pace: Slow to moderate trekking with some tr...
Walk, Trot,
Airport: Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza (TIA)
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