quoteFor folk in such lands time has almost stood still.quote

- M. Edith Durham, High Albania

quoteHad we not come, we would not have become stars we are the great wide roadquote

- Azem Shkreli, Blood of the Quill

quoteNow and again a few black birds would swoop out from the fog as from another world, coast low and then vanish into thin air. Two or three times they thought they could make out the peaks of Bjeshkët e Nemuna, the Accursed Mountains.quote

- Ismail Kadare, The File on H

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Welcome! Mirë se Vini!

Welcome to the best online source of information about travelling to Valbona Valley, the heart of Albania’s wild “Accursed Mountains,” the Bjeshkët e Nemuna of the Malësi highlands. We look forward to helping you discover one of the most beautiful, mysterious and unexplored places in Europe! In addition to rambling on about how much we love Valbona, we offer advice about and/or services for: Getting here, Accommodation, What to do while you’re here and How to continue on. Please feel free to write to us with questions – as we love to talk about travel and take vicarious enjoyment in your journeys,  it is our pleasure to respond!

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