Self Guide Your Way Through The Balkans 2020

Soca River, Slovenia
Soca River, Slovenia
We've added many new trips this year to our brochure - here are three new self guided hiking and cycling trips in the Balkans. If you enjoy travelling on your own but prefer someone else to look after the organisation and details, a self guided trip with UTracks may be for you! 
Let us look after your accommodation bookings, finding the best routes, organising maps & route notes and transferring your luggage - and all there's left for you to do is enjoy the tracks.

 

Croatia to Albania Coastal Cycle

Cycle the glittering coastline of the Adriatic Sea on this wonderful gem-filled and self guided journey in the Balkans. Start in Croatia's famous walled city of Dubrovnik, where you feel the Middle Ages at every turn of the stone fortress. Pass through the golden Konavle Valley before crossing the border into Montenegro, a nation defined by its rugged mountains and dazzling beaches. Follow a disused railway line towards the Bay of Kotor and explore many highlights along the way including picturesque Perast, the pearl of the bay and the ancient settlement of Risan. Take the back roads through Montenegro's ancient olive groves before entering Albania and discovering another Balkan lifestyle. Enjoy Albanian hospitality as you dine on local foods and work it off by pedalling along the mighty Drin River. Return to Montenegro and soak up the splendid panoramas over Skadar Lake, complete with the Accursed Mountain Range in the background. Become immersed in Balkan culture in the small villages of Ostros with their humble monasteries and vineyards. Enjoy the spectacular descent from Lovcen National Park to the Bay of Kotor and embrace the lively Mediterranean atmosphere in the Old Town. >> view trip
 
Exploring the old roads on the Croatia to Albania Coastal Cycle

 

Balkan Mountains Walk

The Balkan Mountains are famous for lush green valleys, sheer cliffs and gentle rolling hills with sheep grazing peacefully in their pastures. Passing through the Central Balkan National Park on this self guided walk in Bulgaria, the paths meander through valleys, forests and villages that haven’t changed for centuries. Along the walking route you will see several of the country's most significant Orthodox monasteries and churches with colourful murals which are scattered throughout the region. Spend time in the beautiful mountain resort of Ribaritsa village, where you can soak up the warm hospitality for two consecutive nights.  >> view trip
 
Balkan Mountains Self-Guided Trek Bulgaria

 

Lake Bled and the Julian Alps on Foot

Slovenia has been endowed with incredible natural beauty that stuns and inspires, and this active trip explores the highlights. This two-centered walking holiday in Slovenia begins with time in Bled, a lovely lakeside town nestled in the foothills of the Julian Alps. Here you can try the creamy local cake, visit the cliff perched Bled Castle and walk around the famous glacial lake that features a picturesque island with a church on it. Discover the magic within nearby Vintgar Gorge and follow trails to Osojnica View Point for magnificent panoramas over Bled. Encounter tranquil Lake Bohinj in the Triglav National Park and perhaps spot wild chamois or ibex native to the area. In the adrenalin town of Bovec, choose between a challenging walk to rugged Mt Rombon or an optional white water rafting experience on the Soca River. Travel the fantastic Soca trail and cross pretty footbridges over clear alpine springs. Finish this unforgettable self guided holiday in Slovenia's charming capital Ljubljana, a small city full of homely restaurants, cobblestone streets and an enchantment with dragons. >> view trip
 
Views over Lake Bled
 

Rhodes and the Lycian Coast Cycle

Immerse yourself in the history and idyllic landscapes of Rhodes, the largest island in the Dodecanese, where ancient ruins intermingle with atmospheric towns and the clear blue waters will entice you as you cycle the coastline. In this carefully planned section of the self guided cycle, all the important cultural and historical highlights of the island are included to ensure you get the most out of your visit. After a night spent in the old town of Rhodes, a 2-hour ferry takes you to Turkey's Lycian coast and the charming town of Fethiye. Here you can appreciate the legacies of the Lycians, who 2000 years ago, settled between Fethiye and Antalya. Time out in the coastal towns of Kas and Adrasan to relax at the beach and absorb this unique pocket of the coast ensures a perfect balance between activity, sightseeing, and resting. >> view trip
 
Cycling along the Lycian Coast
 
 
UTracks self guided trips are flexible, giving you the opportunity and freedom to explore your interests at your own pace. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us
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