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With a wide sea gateway, multiple lakes and rough rivers, Albania is a kayaking paradise

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Albania offers different types of kayaking—sea kayaking, lake kayaking, and also river kayaking (rafting). The best area to enjoy this activity must be the Ionian sea. The scenic sea route overlooks limestone cliffs, hidden bays, white gravel beaches, various caves, olive groves, and mountains. Lake kayaking is available on request in such lakes as Shkopet, Shkodra, Vau Dejes, Koman, and others. Kayakers preferring rough rivers may check out the rivers of Drin, Seman, Vjosa, and Mat.

The prime season for kayaking runs from April to November. If you'd like to go on a tour, most of them depart from Tirana, Berat, Sarandë, and Ksamil. Often the tours combine kayaking experience with rafting and hiking to explore the country to its fullest. It could be either a one- or multiple-day trip.

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