After a family breakfast , prepare for another long and interesting day that follows the traces of King Skerdilajd’s army through the Pass of the Rock around 2,300 years ago. He is mentioned for the first time as the commander of the 5,000 troops sent by QueenTeuta in 230 BC against Epirus. Skerdilajdi
was the youngest brother of King Agron ( who died in 230 BC) and one of the principal supporters of Queen Teuta when she assumed the royal responsibilities until Agron’s infant son Pinnes became an adult .He led the invasion army to the capital of Epirus, Phoinike (Finiq) and played a determining role in Teuta´s plans to create an Adriatic Front against Rome. This trail combines beautiful woods, mountain ascents, rocky landscapes and ruins of ancient civilizations. Basha Stones, Dhespina cave, the Rock of Kaze, The valley of Cheries , the Crooked Brook , Shameti Brook, Trullas Neck, Derrasa hole are some of the local toponims you will find along the ride. Lunch-break will be at an ancient spring in the middle of the platan woods.The ride continues through the mountains of Borsh to reach this village during the afternoon after a total of 9 hours of riding. The whole day´s landscape offers images of wild, untouched nature. Flowers, old trees, streams, shepherds, hundreds of goats, sheep and cows will be part of this riding experience. Be prepared to walk during the day on difficult paths and steep downhills. Good mountain shoes are reccommended. We will be joining the family house late in the afternoon and enjoying the traditional food rich in olive oil. Wine, raki and mountain tea will accompany your meal.
Borsh 1 night