Caravan walk 2009: Peqin - Macedonian/Greek border

Impressions from participants

The most special characters of this trip were our 4 Albanian donkeys. At first we were quite reserved, both us and the donkeys, but really soon we all became good friends and companions. Together we went through rain, storm, beautiful sunny days, hills, villages, mountains and cities so this is for them: Dusko, Mara, Prenga, and pregnant Marija. Hope you are having nice and peaceful time somewhere in Albania.
Mirjam, Kroatia

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Caravan Walk 2010: Kristallopigi - Edessa and Thessaloniki - Istanbul

The Caravan consisted this year of two parts: in May we walked in Greece from Krystallopigi (at the Albanian border) to Florina – this is a sidetrack of VE – and from there to Edessa. In June-July we walked (and bussed) from Thessaloniki to Istanbul. The group changed a little every week or two weeks.

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Caravan walk 2011: Elbasan - Lin v.v.

During the Caravan Walk 2 from April 25 - May 8 2011 the Via Egnatia Hiking Trail has been marked from Elbasan to Lake Ohrid, a stretch of about 80 km. It is a beautiful route that follows the Via Egnatia through the mountains, with breathtaking views on the valley of the Skumbin river.

A group of some VEF members and 10 economy students of the University of Elbasan walked the route and painted the signs on trees and rocks. People in the small villages welcomed the walkers with great hospitality. Quite a few of these villages have actually been stations along the Via. It has been long since these villages used to welcome foreign travellers to stay overnight.

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