Explore the natural beauty of the Balkans
Take a trip with us to villages rarely visited by tourists and the peaks of the Balkan mountains. Enjoy white water rafting on the fast rivers, swimming in the blue seas and lakes and, for those of you who are braver, in waterfalls and mountain lakes. Come skiing, dog sledging, snow shoeing and horse riding, and learn how to cook Balkan food. Led by certified local mountain guides, staying with local hosts who make the most delicious food, Hiking the Balkans is your gateway to an authentic Balkan experience.
This really was a fantastic trip. Food, scenery and company were all exceptional. Thank you to Maja, Lea and Meto for the time and effort you put into organising everything. No stone was left unturned and your hard work along with a bit of good fortune weather-wise made for a wonderful experience. Nikhil, it was great meeting you and look forward to catching up at the reunion next month. Hope to get time over the coming days to go through my camera photos and will upload those here in due course.
This was the best trip I’ve ever been on. Thanks to Maja and Lea for organising. Incredible scenery, mountains, food, people… This was amazing! Special thanks to Meto for organising the hikes and making sure they were safe. Thomas and Goran it was great to meet you both and I’d really recommend a trip in the Balkans!
I’ve been on three trips to the Balkans and will go on a fourth in a few months. Each time was a fantastic experience with great people in amazing locations, guided by locals passionate about their country and its nature. One highlight of our last trip was being served coffee and AMAZING home-made bread and cheese by Albanian seasonal farmers on a forlorn foggy mountainside.
Thank you Maya and Leah for making it happen. I have connected with all of you, amazing beautiful people. My highlights were hot outdoor spa when its -20C outside! Our conversations in the lobby after skiing. The amazing new year’s eve party.The karaoke in the bus! Trying skiing ! Happy 2015 everyone. Look forward to more LEC trips.
Why travel with us?
We are from the Balkans and we have grown up in the places we are taking you to. We know the local markets, the best wineries, restaurants and festivals, we know the mountain terrain, the caves and the secret beaches where few tourists go. We travel in small groups of up to 18 people and we work with local suppliers who genuinely benefit from your visits. We are committed to having a direct long term relationship with everyone who is interested in exploring the Balkans and offer advice for your travels in the region that goes beyond the trips we organise.