The Albanian Challenge
Total Distance: 129 km (80.3 mi)
Total Elevation Gain: 2864.8 m (9,399 ft)
Total Descent: 2864.8 m (9,399 ft)
Maximum Elevation: 1025 m (3364 ft)
Steepest Gradient: 25%
We took the ferry from Corfu Island Greece to Sarande, Albania.
Sarande surprised us with its modern waterfront and upscale hotels.
They are putting a lot of money into rebuilding the capital city.
Although there are many remnants of past wars and Communism, the people presented a very upbeat, forward looking profile. We enjoyed walking the city and meeting the people.
Bicycling Albania-A Summary
From the top of Llogara Pass, it is about a 7 mile breakneck speeding descent.
This side of the pass is stunning.
A wide, picturesque valley spreads out below.
May flowers are in bloom.
Mike flies down into Orikum, Albania where we spend the night.
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