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Albania

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Alessio Alegiani

Alessio Alegiani is a 47 years old Italian motorcyclist who prefers to ride two-cylinder motorcycles. Currently he uses a rally prepared Honda XL650V. He doesn’t like to carry luggage on the bike, preferring to travel with the bare essentials in a backpack.

He lives in Albania because he married an Albanian girl with whom he has two small girls.

His mission is to promote off-road tourism in Albania.

He is a sociable person but does not compromise on the respect that is so central Albanian life.

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ROUTE INFO

Albanian
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Camping in the wild is not regulated by law. There are no patrols outside of touristic areas. However if you meet locals, ask for permission and show respect to their land. If you decide to wild camp in remote areas, it is important to keep your fire going all night to keep bears and wolves away.
There are no laws regulating trail riding in Albania

ROUTE OVERVIEW

Albania is a wonderful country where nature is still untouched and there is an immense amount of off-road opportunities. Most other European countries say exactly where you can (and cannot) ride your motorcycle off road but in Albania the story is at the moment very different. You can still find huge amounts of unpaved roads, trails and hidden villages. You can still get that feeling of being truly remote, away from the developed world.

Albania actually consists of two parts: the low coastal land and the mountainous interior. Three quarters of the Albania is mountainous and often uninhabitable and inaccessible. The highest mountain is Korab ( 2763 m ) located in the Korabit mountains on the border with Macedonia and the Serbian province of Kosovo . The hill country has elongated ridges, sharply cut small plateaus with lakes and small basins. Trails are often unmaintained and sometimes damaged from heavy rains, so the riding can be quite demanding.

The TET Albania will lead you through some of the most amazing landscapes enriched with a variety of lush terrain, warm-hearted people and traditional culture.

WHAT NOT TO MISS

If you can, take time for the beaches in the southwest and mountains in the north, the forgotten archeological sites, regional cuisine like fresh trout from a local river, gjellë (a stew of slowly cooked meat with various vegetables) and mazja or flija (a many layered pancake-like dish cooked outdoors over open coals, steamed, and often served with local honey). Spend some time with the local people to get familiar with their stories.