Finally a direct line to my tour guide!
Finding a really good hiking guide with expert knowledge is not that easy. It is especially difficult and time-consuming for the nature-loving hiker who is planning a day trip or a longer hike, especially in regions that are a little off the beaten track.
The initiators of this platform also had this problem during their travels in Albania and its beautiful landscapes, some of which are under nature protection.
This is why this platform now offers you the possibility to make direct contact with the nature experts of selected national parks and protected areas. These experts are employees of the respective protected area administrations and very well trained hiking guides who offer you a unique nature and hiking experience!
The idea of a direct link between the tourists and the protected area expert has also convinced the Lower Saxony Ministry of the Environment to support the training of the tour guides and this platform with a start-up grant.
The project idea behind this platform
The idea of creating an opportunity for direct contact between nature enthusiasts and experts in nature reserves arose because Albanian protected areas are of great importance for the protection of unique European landscapes. They are also of increasing importance for nature tourism and especially for hiking.
In Albania, a largely unknown country, protected areas serve as very attractive travel destinations, but tourists can hardly recognise and experience that they are hiking, cycling or staying overnight in a protected area.
Even the protected areas themselves have not yet benefited from the positive effects that sustainable tourism can have in a region.
The main objective of the project is therefore to improve this situation both for guests and for protected areas by introducing a new concept for guided tours.
We want to create additional income opportunities locally by using the expert knowledge of the employees of the protected area administrations directly for guided hiking tours for guests interested in nature.