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Albania Multi-Day Running Holiday Retreat

Theth National Park, Theth, Albania

Theth National Park, Theth, Albania

Fri 05th June 2020

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During these unprecedented times, we wanted to let all our Nomadic Runners how important it is for us and the global community to stay safe and look after one another. This is our number one priority to ensure not only our community but those in place we travel remain safe. We appreciate that many people face challenges now and many more will in the future. We are all in this together. We are doing all we can to ensure that our customers are well taken care of in the spirit of the trail running community.

As you are aware the situation is changing daily across the globe with various countries taking different strategies to deal in a manner they feel best. We are closely watching the situation and take advise from the leading governing bodies, the main one being UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) . This will ultimately govern if a trip will go ahead or not. If at the time of final payment (8 weeks before departure) the FCO is still advising against travel to the destination of the trip we will have no choice but to postpone.

We appreciate that this throws many balls in the air for you and are working hard behind the scenes with our local guides and suppliers to ensure this has as little impact on you as possible, whilst giving you the greatest amount of flexibility. Here's what we're doing:

Contacting each individual directly who's trip is likely to be affected
If you have already booked on a trail running retreat or adventure then we will contact you directly to explain the situation and the options available.

Fully refundable deposits
In the event that a trip is cancelled due to Covid-19 then the initial deposit paid shall be fully refundable. For now, we are utilising this option until the end of 2020 after which we will revert back to our standard terms and conditions. Our hope is that by this time we will have a clear picture going forward into 2021 and can make an informed decision about a future direction.

Greater flexibility
We are allowing for any customers who have booked on a retreat or adventure to reallocate this to a future trip. This means a like for like swap is available in case you decide on a different destination. There will of course be:

  • no additional fees
  • no price change from what it was at the time of booking
  • still have a trail running adventure in the diary to look forward to

Booking will be held indefinitely
Any bookings will be held indefinitely, this means you don't have a time limit on rescheduling your trip. We understand that there is a lot of flux at the minute so don't want to hamper this any further. With new dates and destination in 2021, we hope that this is something to look forward to and a future date can be rescheduled. If this does not work for you then the cancellation terms at the time of booking will apply.

We're adding more dates
We are increasing our offering for 2021, meaning more great destination and more choice for our guests. In addition to this, we are adding more UK specific dates and once travel restriction lapse some more UK day trips.

Keeping you updated
We'll continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and update this page accordingly. We will, of course, reach out to those affected at the point in which we know more.

Nomadic Running Company has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

--- This event is being rescheduled, we will confirm the future date as soon as we can. --- The Albanian alpine trails around Theth are an adventure of discovery. You can easily lose yourself in the drama of the mountain skyline. Happening upon hidden pools and waterfalls makes the challenge of these trails all the more rewarding. Replenish you body and mind by escaping to this peaceful and remote corner of the world for a weekend of running, rest and relaxation. Book Now with a £150 deposit. Cost is £600 per person, based on 2 people sharing a twin room. *Holidays require a minimum of 4 guests to go ahead. The Nomadic Running Company advise that guests wait for the confirmation email before booking their travel. In the unlikely event of a cancelled trip guests will be refunded the full deposit amount minus the 12.5% booking fee. Please see our website for full T&Cs.


  • Individual - 25% Deposit

    Balance Due 8 Weeks Before Event.

    £150.00 CLOSED


  • Individual - 25% Deposit

    Balance Due 8 Weeks Before Event.

    £150.00 CLOSED
What's Included

3 nights accommodation at a local guesthouse on a twin share basis (upgrade available)

Evening meal at guesthouse (Fri & Sun), breakfast (Sat-Mon), Lunch (Sat-Sun)

3 guided runs from a qualified Leader in Fitness & Running, Outdoor First Aider and experienced ultra marathon runner

Entry fees to the National Park and Blue Eye Tourist Attraction

Tips on running techniques and nutrition

Stretch, strength and mobility class

Max 10 people

6 week training programme prior to departure

Unique experience off the beaten track

Welcome pack including a T-Shirt and nutritious snacks.

Exclusive Nomadic Runner discount on future trips

What's Not Included

Any additional costs that are otherwise not stated under the booking

Flights and transfers

Additional activities unless otherwise stated

Daily Schedule

Arrive and settle in. Meet the team over an evening meal.

Wake early to breakfast. Warm up and head out on the longest run you'll undertake (approx. 4hrs). Back at base we refuel with lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring. The team and guests reconvene over dinner.

After breakfast and a warm up we head out on an easier run (approx 3hrs). After lunch an optional yoga class will be available
(1 hour), or just unwind ahead of the evening meal.

A quick stretch and easy morning run (1hr) will set you up for your journey - or treat yourself to a extra hour or two in bed. The team and guests share breakfast before heading off.


Staying in a traditional Albanian guesthouse allows guests to experience local hospitality at its best.

The guesthouse restaurant will provide all meals, other than on Saturday night where guests are free to explore some of the other cuisine on offer in the village of Theth.

Twin rooms on a sharing basis are the standard booking but limited upgrades are available.

How To Get There

This is where the adventure begins. The road into Theth is under construction. The last section may be complete by this trip and we will keep you updated. The remaining section is mountain track and 4x4 is not essential, but is recommended. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

A number of airlines operate routes between UK and Tirana including budet airlines Wizz Air, and Ryanair.

4x4 vehicle or taxi recommended:
From Tirana to Theth (approx. 5hrs), Podgorica, Montenegro (approx. 3hrs)
We recommend car sharing where possible and are able to put you in touch with fellow guests should you be on the same or similar flights.

What You Need

Insurance to cover you for this type of activity. It's important that this covers you for altitudes over 2000m

In brief, your trail running kit! We'll provide a breakdown of what this might look like upon booking confirmation.

Flights & transfers

Local currency

Any necessary visas

Payment Terms

A deposit of 25% of the Trip Cost, shall be paid to Nomadic Running Company at the time of booking.

If booking within 56 days (8 weeks) of the date on which the trip starts full payment is due on booking.

Deposits are non-refundable if you cancel your booking. Once we have received your initial payment your booking is accepted.

Balance of payment: This is due 56 days (8 weeks) prior to the trip camp start date. If full payment is not received by this date we reserve the right to cancel your booking without any refund of the trip deposit.

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Theth National Park, Theth, Albania