Tirana to Istanbul (2 week)

Tirana to Istanbul (2 week)

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  1. JUNE: TIRANA (LEG 3 FINISH/LEG 4 START)

 

Welcome to Tirana! As soon as you have your flight booked let us know so that we can pick you up/drop you off at the airport. We will have dinner out where you will get all the information you need to prepare you for the journey you have ahead.

 

Accommodation: We will stay in a hostel in the city center for less than 10€ a night.

 

 

  1. JULY: TIRANA - GALICHITSA NATIONAL PARK

 

We will drive across the border to North Macedonia and have a lunch/shopping break in Ohrid before continuing down to Galichitsa National Park. 

 

Accommodation: We will find a place to wild camp next to Lake Ohrid where swimming is possible.

 

 

  1. JULY: GALICHITSA NATIONAL PARK - PRILEP

 

We will drive to Bitola to see the Heraklea Linkestis archeological site before continuing to Prilep where we will spend the night

 

Accommodation: We will stay at Annika Guesthouse which has hot water, wifi and showers, and friendly owners. The price is 13€.

 

 

  1. JULY: PRILEP - BLAGOJEWGRAD

 

Today we will drive to Gradsko to see the Stobi Roman settlement ruins with well preserved mosaic floors. (entrance is 120denar/less than 2€). From there we will drive across to Bulgaria where we will visit Blagojewgrad known for its hiking opportunities and the Rila monastery.

Accommodation: We will stay at a campsite near Rila Monastery.

 

 

  1. JULY: BLAGOJEWGRAD - SOFIA

We will drive to the capital of Bulgaria and explore the city before spending the night there. 

 

Accommodation: 123Hostel offers a bed in a 4 beds dorm including breakfast for 5€, but there are also lots of other alternatives available.

 

 

  1. JULY: SOFIA - DEVETASHKA (170KM)

 

We will spend the day continuing to explore Sofia before driving to an incredible cave called Devetashka Cave where we will spend the night. On the way, we might stop at Karlukovo which is a cave called "the Eyes of God". You will see why.

 

Accommodation: We will bush camp near the cave.

 

 

  1. JULY: DEVETASHKA - BUDLUDZHA/BASHO KIRO (200KM)

 

Today we will drive to the Budludzha torch monument which is truly a Soviet-style monument. From there it will be a short drive up to the Basho Kiro cave where we will spend the night 

 

Accommodation: We will bush camp near the cave.

 

 

  1. JULY: BUDLUDZHA/BASHO KIRO - VARNA/SUNNY BEACH

 

Today we will drive to the black sea where we will find a nice place by the beach to be parked for a couple of days.

 

Accommodation: There are lots of possibilities. Hostels, hotels, campsites and wild camping

 

 

  1. JULY: VARNA/SUNNY BEACH

 

We will be having a relaxing day at a place known for sun holidays.

 

Accommodation: There are lots of possibilities. Hostels, hotels, campsites and wild camping.

 

  1. JULY: VARNA/SUNNY BEACH

 

We will be having a relaxing day at a place known for sun holidays.

 

Accommodation: There are lots of possibilities. Hostels, hotels, campsites and wild camping.

 

  1. JULY: VARNA/SUNNY BEACH - BURGAS

 

We will drive to Burgas where we can have a lunch and shopping break before continuing down the coast. 

 

Accommodation: Most likely we will find a nice place to stop along the coast at a beach-ish place.

 

  1. JULY: BURGAS - ISTANBUL

 

We will cross into Turkey and drive to the beautiful city of Istanbul. As always, we will have a couple of buffer days here, as there is a probability that we might be delayed from finding other beautiful places along the way.

 

Accommodation: We will find an AirBnb, hostel or campsite to stay at for cheap. Hostels are 9€ upwards.

 

  1. JULY: ISTANBUL

 

We will stay in the beautiful city of Istanbul. As always, we will have a couple of buffer days here, as there is a probability that we would be delayed from finding other beautiful places along the way.

 

Accommodation: We will find an AirBnb, hostel or campsite to stay at for cheap. Hostels are 9€ upwards.

 

  1. JULY: ISTANBUL

 

There are so many day trips that can be done in Istanbul.

 

Accommodation: We will find an AirBnb, hostel or campsite to stay at for cheap. Hostels are 9€ upwards.

 

  1. JULY: ISTANBUL (LEG 4 FINISH/LEG 5 START)

 

As soon as you have your flight booked let us know so that we can pick you up/drop you off at the airport. We will stay in the beautiful city of Istanbul and explore the city freely.

 

Accommodation: We will find an AirBnb, hostel or campsite to stay at for cheap. Hostels are 9€ upwards.