They say you can’t have your cake and eat it too, but we are certain you can experience Tirana’s city fun and beach climbing on Gjipe Beach in Albania. Adventure. Fun. New friends. Each one by itself is great. But together, this becomes an unforgettable adventure.
The capital of Albania, Tirana is a happening place. Edging close to a million people with cars, buses, bikes, and every other type of transport imaginable, there is a frenetic energy pulsing through this South European capital city. She offers an interesting contrast of a Communist past and a modern future. Young entrepreneurs are making quick advances in both international and local fare offerings. Tirana holds out a great place to be with friends as well as meet new ones.
In contrast to the non-stop motion of Tirana, Gjipe beach offers a reclusive place to enjoy the sun and sand. Camping out on the beach under the stars would be enough, but the climbing opportunities make it just that much better. Gjipe Beach is located at the mouth of a large canyon featuring some of the best climbing in Albania. Routes range in difficulty from 5a – 8b+. So, first time climbers come and learn and have fun. There are routes for you. And for those that have been changed by sport climbing, there are also challenging routes for you.
Day 1 – Arrive in Tirana – explore and enjoy the city life
Day 2 – Travel to Gjipe beach, set up camp, jump in the water, start climbing
Day 3 – More beach and climbing
Day 4 – Beach and climb in the morning and return to Tirana to have a last night in the city
Day 5 – Depart for home
FEATURES OF THE city fun and BEACH CLIMBING EXPERIENCE
- Local hosts to guide you throughout your time
- Two nights in the capital city enjoying the sights, people, and night life
- Transportation included
- Hike into location
- 3 days of climbing
- Routes range from 5a – 8b+
- Top ropes provided
- Instruction available as needed
- Meals included
- Camping on the beach
- Tents, sleeping bags, and pads provided
- Beach days consist of climbing and swimming on the beach