“Adventures needn’t stop because you’ve had children,” says Emma, co-founder of Undiscovered Balkans and mother of three. If you’re keen to make your family travel more adventurous and leave the hotel resorts behind, Emma has revealed her top tips for smooth sailing. From the types of activity holidays to choose for your family to ways

Shkodër is a North Albanian city beside Lake Shkodra, Southern Europe’s largest lake which Albania shares with Montenegro (where it’s called Skadar). It’s around two hours’ drive from Tirana and considered the gateway to the Albanian Alps. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best things to do in Shkodër, including a couple of hidden

Cold water swimming may be the latest wellness trend but here at Undiscovered Balkans, we were doing it long before it became mainstream. When you live near some of Europe’s cleanest rivers and lakes, it’s impossible to resist. While our friends in the Nordic countries are credited with promoting the health benefits of cold water

Packing for an adventure holiday can be daunting, especially if it’s your first time. With so many activities to prepare for, it’s easy to overdo it. But actually, you need far less than you think. We’re on a mission to liberate travellers from their overstuffed suitcases by helping them to pack lighter and smarter. And

To say that the Theth valley in the Albanian Alps is stunningly beautiful is an understatement, so there’s no wondering why it’s becoming increasingly popular with hikers. The Accursed Mountains, as they’re also known, could easily be mistaken for the Peruvian Andes. On the Valbona pass, karst limestone topography carpeted by beech forests stretch as

Like many Balkan states, Serbia is in its infancy as a tourism destination but it’s slowly making its way onto more people’s radar. In 2023, it saw its biggest growth in tourism yet, helped in part by budget flights to Belgrade, the capital. With that being said, we thought we’d help you get to know

When Carly joined us in Serbia this month, she was a complete newbie to adventure travel having only ever taken beach holidays and city breaks.  For those considering their first adventure holiday or joining an organised tour as a solo traveller, we asked her to guest blog for us this week and share her experience. 

Following the immense success of our first small group adventure in Serbia, we caught up with the man behind the magic – Aleks, our adventure travel guide with a wealth of experience in Serbia’s outback and the newest member of the team. Born in Belgrade and raised in the mountains, Aleks’s passion for Serbia is

 Bosnia and Herzegovina is a fascinating place, one nobody is more passionate about than Skender, our local tour guide, who you may remember if you read our blog on Bosnian coffee culture. Skender has witnessed Bosnia’s many twists and turns growing up and he’s determined to showcase all of the natural beauty and melting pot

The Balkans, a region rich in history, cultural diversity and natural beauty, is an increasingly popular destination for adventure travel seekers. With hundreds of mountains to hike, rivers to raft on and ancient cities to explore, who can blame them? As a relative newcomer to the adventure travel space, there are some things to bear