Rugova Valley

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Rugova Valley

Post by NG™ on Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:03 am


Rugova Valley is one of the most attractive natural areas of the region. it belongs to the Albanian Alps range of mountains situated at the western part of Kosovo. There are 13 villages populated with "Rugovanians" who are famous for their fanatic love of the environment, their specific cultural activities, and practice of folklore. The highest peak of the Rugova valley reaches up to 2560m above sea level, and the area is quite rich with rivers, natural lakes at 1800m on the mountains, 30m high waterfalls and several natural caves.
This region remains well preserved and still less explored, but potentially offering great opportunities of diversion for lovers of eco- and rural tourism. Its territory allows a total immersion in smells and tastes of the nature. Possibilities for sports are huge during the whole year thanks to trekking and hiking paths, streets perfect for biking routes, and to the rock walls welcomed by climbers.
Rugova valley is always visited by different groups of visitors. During the summer the majority of people from the city go up on the valley for the weekend. There are plenty of tours, events and other activities going on throughout the year.
Recreational Opportunities
The best way to enjoy the valley during the summer and fall is to hike or bike the region. Rock climbing is offered, as well as exploring caves or simply hug the wind and enjoy traditional food. In winter and spring, the crystal look of the Albanian Alps and fresh air offer the best place in the Balkans to ski, trek or even hike.
This is a mixed place, there are recreational areas which you can find a lot in the valley, and we would recommend the Rugova Relax Resort Center or authentic restaurant Art Design for relaxation.

Seasons Accessible
Rugova Valley is accessible all year round. However, it does snow heavily in the winter which leads to most  but not all villages shutting down tourism services. However, the village of Bose does have a ski resort and stays open throughout the winter.
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