EUROPE'S LAST ADVENTURECultural & Adventure Tours of Albania, Kosovo & the Western Balkans
What We Do
Scheduled small group tours by 4x4 minivan, private guided tours, self-drive tours, trekking and wild-camping adventures, and more.
Our (anything but) standard small group tours combine culture and off road adventure. Instead of driving from city to city on main roads, we take small mountain tracks, meaning you’ll get to see incredible landscapes and pass through remote villages.
For more adventurous travellers we offer unique wild camping trips. These can be done by 4×4, on foot, on horse-back or even by kayak or raft. In our view, wild camping is the best way to truly experience Albania – there is nowhere in Europe that feels as wild.
We began life as a specialist in Albania 4×4 tours, and remain at heart a team of petrol-heads (well, diesel-heads). We can put together private tours by Jeep and Land Rover, and take you to parts of Albania that most tour companies won’t even attempt to reach.
We’re experienced in creating tailor-made tours, from self-drive to special interest. We love tours that combine hotels with home-stays, and can put together unique itineraries travelling as far north as Zagreb and as far south as Thessaloniki.
Drive Albania Tours are Unique
With so many Albania tours on offer, choosing the right one can be tricky. Our small group tours and private tours take you to places other tour companies don’t go, and combine the best culture and landscapes of Albania and the western Balkans. We design our routes with great care to keep driving distances reasonable, and use large, comfortable 4x4 vehicles or modern road cars.
BALKAN SELF-DRIVE TOURS
We can arrange self-drive tours throughout the western Balkans, and can deliver or collect vehicles anywhere within the region. For most tours a road car will be just fine – roads in the Former Yugoslavia are generally pretty good. However, if Albania is your main focus you’re going to need a good 4x4 with raised ground clearance and a low-range gearbox. We have a small fleet of brand-new Lada Niva 4x4s, fitted with air-conditioning (and pumping stereos) available for self-drive adventures. Get in touch to check availability.
A Balkan Road Trip With Geraldine Kemper & 3 Op Reis
In July 2017 we provided a 4x4, route planning advice and ground support for Dutch TV presenter Geraldine Kemper and a crew from top-rated travel show 3 Op Reis. Geraldine’s Balkan road trip from Sarajevo to Tirana was broadcast in Autumn 2017 – and includes epic footage of our favourite hidden corners of Bosnia, Montenegro, Kosovo and north Albania.
“Instead of covering long distances between places of interest with little to see in between, we ventured, lumbered and sometimes inched up and down the twisting tracks of rural Albania. On both tours the off road driving was a delight, fulfilling my highest expectations and distinguishing this journey from any other I might have chosen.”
Hilary Dennison, who combined our North & South Albania 4x4 Tours
Drive Albania on YouTube
We’re reluctantly dragging ourselves into the digital age with a video diary. If you’re interested to see the Drive Albania team (usually accompanied by Bubi the Office Dog) explore the wilder areas of Albania and Kosovo in our mostly trusty 4x4s, check out our channel on YouTube.