Apart from the lovely people, Albania's main attraction is the magnificent mountain scenery. Unfortunately, with bad information, roads and signposting and few travel agents organising trips into these wild places, it's not easy for foreign visitors to get the best out of the country.
Tirana-based Outdoor Albania allows visitors to get in touch with nature, while taking in some culture along the way. They can take individuals or groups on tailor-made trips throughout the country, organising activities such as trekking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, mountaineering, paragliding, 4W-driving and more.
Outdoor Albania, Rr. Elbasanit 85, tel. 22 71 21/069 218 88 45, www.outdooralbania.com.