One of the most dynamic travel destinations in Europe, Albania — which has wild rivers, lakes, a staggeringly beautiful coastline along the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, and formidable mountains — is an embarrassment of adventure riches. Quiet roads, remote and friendly villages, and a rapidly improving infrastructure make this one of the planet’s can’t-miss cycle-touring spots. The route will visit Lake Shkodër, ride through the northeastern mountains, and cross the border at Lake Ohrid.

Read more about our exploration of Albania here: We explored Albania: a different, wild, but also rapidly developing country