Via Dinarica – Hiking in Albania
Fred Swaine is a traveller who combines exploring local cultures with physical adventure. Trekking destinations have included Chile, Colombia, Morocco, India and Bhutan.
The Via Dinarica is a long-distance hiking trail conceived and developed to promote tourism in the western Balkans. Ultimately there will be three trails, however, currently there is one that runs through Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia.
Albania was sometimes referred to as the “North Korea” of Europe in the latter portion of the 20th century. With the demise of communism, it is now seeking to join the European Union.
The presentation will be an overview of hiking portions of the Via Dinarica in Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro along with highlights of Tirana, the capital of Albania.