Excursions – Between pleasure and adveture
The excursionist that seeks to discover Theth will not be disappointed at all. There he can find natural landscapes to breathtaking, inebriating flower fragrances and melodious chirps of birds.
No doubt, Theth’s tourist offer is very rich. Tourists can feel the pure nature, discover a new culture, recover the soul and relax the body. If you are in search of the unknown, Theth will give you the pleasure of the adventure that all your being will perceive and enjoy.
Everyone, adults and juveniles, young and less young, sports types or those who seek for quiet, in Theth can find something special… or everything!
Excursions for the entire family
Even the children walk with pleasure, because the fabulous valley of Theth unfolds the unrealized dream, the pleasure of feeling one with nature. Their small steps seem to have caught the clouds, and running with open arms at the magnificent valley makes them reach the sky, as long as routes are suitable for them and some basic rules of walking in nature are respected. Children love to play. They want to be protagonists, and exploring the nature makes their holiday different from their daily routine. Nothing is more exciting than the excursions in the mountain valley of Theth. During the walk between the green slopes, the children’s attention focuses on the rocks with different shapes and they feel like they are living in a fairy tale. Wayside flowers and leaves you can make crowns with, animals bleat, or fallen trunks on which you can keep your balance, will make children and adults even happier.
Some of the surrounding mountain peaks are accessible only to expert climbers. True alpine trails require a good knowledge of the mountains and rocks and a good physical shape. Theth gives you the opportunity to make Alpine excursions accompanied by certified alpine guides who will teach you the proper behavior to be held on the mountain. Being situated in the heart of the Alps, Theth is surrounded by steep slopes, which invite the most curious and impassioned to practice the sport of climbing. However the possibilities offered must be used according to everyone’s capacity! It is recommended for climbers to be instructed and equipped with adequate means, because there are not stores in Theth, where to obtain equipment for such walking.
Some of the main destinations for climbing from the valley of Theth are: the Harapi Peak, the Peak of Radohima, third in Albania in altitude, Denell, where Theth is collected with Upper Curraj and Nikaj Merturi in Tropoja, the saddle of Valbona, which collects Theth with the valley of Valbona, the Peak of Alije between the saddles of Valbona and Pech, the Peak of Hekurave covered with permanent snow.
These are some of the peaks and saddles that can be traversed by hikers who are prepared and properly equipped.
Infrastructure in Theth is modest. Given that lack of permanent shelter in the heights of mountains, groups who want to climb some of the surrounding peaks, which cannot be done within a day, have to be equipped with camping tents. Some of the top destinations paths are signed (as the Valbona and Pech saddles); however it is recommended to be accompanied by a guide from the village.
Water activities – Fishing / Swiming / Rowing
There are some possible places in Theth to fish the river trout. Two of the sites suitable for fishing are the Bridge of Kolaj and the Bridge of Gerla. The latter is also an amazing place to swim. In Nderlysa there are also suitable places to catch big fish and have fun in the crystalline water of the river, ideal for those who cherish the sport of swimming.
Through rowing one can reach the most hidden and inaccessible corners of Theth.
For all those who practice mountain cycling, the cycling tour from Koplik to Theth through Buni (guest house) of Thore (1773 m above sea level), and from Theth down the rivers Shala and Kir and the return to Shkodra will be one of the most interesting tours of mountain cycling. About 100 km of unpaved mountain road (Boga, Theth, Breglumi, Shosh, Kir and Shkodra) through one of the most beautiful landscapes in Albania, would satisfy a cyclist who is interested in seeing the natural beauties and who loves challenges. Bicycles for this purpose are not available for rent in Theth, so you should bring them with you.
Speology and rock climbing
In recent years Theth has become a destination for European groups of climbers who want to visit the numerous caves which have been explored and to find new unexplored ones in this still virgin area. Guides can lead you to the cave situated on the Peak of Harapi and to that on the Peak of Shteg (Qeta e Shtjerrave) which is a previously uncharted cave. Tunnels inside the cave of Harapi Peak lead to three inner lakes. For these expeditions you must be equipped with all the tools needed to explore the caves.
On the top of Harapi there is also a vertical slope of 900 meters which is very challenging for climbers.
PS: The interested parties should have with them the equipment for climbing the rocks, as in Theth are not found such tools.
Walking on snow
A true adventure is winter tourism in the Alps of Albania. In mid-winter Theth snow reaches a height of two meters. Residents use a particular type of devices called rrathe (circles) which are made of wood. With these tools you can walk from Boga to Theth, and after a stay in Theth, you can continue to Valbona or go back to Boga. You can walk from Okol to the saddle of Pech, up to the lakes of Jezerca, to Vuthaj etc. This trip can also be done on skis. For walking on snow and ice it is recommended to wear socks or slippers of goat wool, which make your legs feel very comfortable, since they do not undergo cooling, or humidity.
Walking / Marching
From Theth you can walk with the help of a tour guide throughout the wonderful footpaths for a few days. It would take more or less three to five hours to see some of the most beautiful and interesting places of Theth such as:
- The Church of the Village, which was built around the year 1892 and has been maintained in wonderful conditions;
- Two small museum houses which are: The Tower of Lulash Keqi in Ulaj and the Tower of Nikoll Koceku in Kolaj;
- The Watershed of Grunas, which has been declared a nature monument from the state.
- The Canyon of Grunas, which remains a challenge for all local and foreign tourists that have a passion for the canyons
In Theth you can find different places that offer accommodation and recreation. If you want to share the life of the inhabitants of the Village, you can stay in their houses (Kulla), which are restructured to welcome the tourists. There is also a hotel that was built in Theth since the time of dictatorship, and has been reconstructed in recent years.
PS: To get information regarding the accommodation in Theth, please look at the accommodation session.