Cape of Rodon Tour – Full-Day Jeep Tour from Tirana

I enjoy guiding the Cape of Rodon Tour, because the Cape of Rodon has beautiful untouched nature. During the Cape of Rodon Tour, you can hike to the stunning rocky peninsula and spend an amazing day close to the sea.

Why should I go on a Cape of Rodon tour? You should go on a Cape of Rodon tour, if you enjoy visiting the hidden gems of Albania. The Cape of Rodon is a stunning rocky peninsula, which points into the sea. It is a beautiful location with untouched nature and virgin beaches. You can hike to the cape and explore the Castle of Rodoni. 

The Cape of Rodon is off-the-beaten-path. If you are staying in Tirana, it is easy to visit the large coastal city of Durres, with its many hotels, restaurants and clubs. But if you enjoy a little adventure and prefer to get away from the crowds, then the Cape of Rodon tour is perfect for you.

Cape of Rodon Tour Details

The Cape of Rodon Tour offers a good mixture of untouched nature, a hiking trail, virgin beaches and historical sights to explore.

The Cape of Rodon is a stunningly beautiful peninsula, that points into the Adriatic Sea. The rocky peninsula is overgrown with lush nature and surrounded by the wild sea. Although it is a beautiful location, very few people know that this hidden gem exists.

The Cape of Rodon tour starts with pickup in Tirana. Upon arrival, you will undertake a 40 minute hike accross a forest trail to reach the Cape of Rodon. The hiking trail offers stunning views of the sea and the little beaches below.

At the cape, you can explore the Rodoni Castle (or Skanderbeg castle), which was built by Albania’s national hero Skanderbeg. Skanderbeg was a military commander, who is still famous in Albania until this day. Because he re-united the Albanians in a fight against the invasion of the Ottoman Turks.

There will be plenty of free time, to swim or sunbathe at the little virgin beaches near the Cape of Rodon. Furthermore, you can expore the Church of St Anthony, which is right in front of the beach.

In the afternoon, we will make a stop at the Bay of Lalzi. The Bay of Lalzi is completely surrounded by pine threes and mountain cliffs. It is a quiet beach with perfect white sand, which is off-the-beaten-path.

The Cape of Rodon Tour gives you the chance to spend a day away from the crowds. If you enjoy a little adventure and you prefer the beach to be wild and untouched, then the Cape of Rodon Tour is perfect for you.

About me

About me

I am an Albania Tour Guide, who organizes 1-day, 2-day or multiple day private tours in Albania. I arrange your transportation and I am your English speaking guide. So that, you get to experience the most beautiful places in Albania!
Kind regards, Manon

Cape of Rodon Tour Itinerary

On the Cape of Rodon Tour Itinerary, you will see the activities you will undertake during the tour. From Tirana, we will drive you to the Cape of Rodon, where you will undertake a short hike to reach the cape. 

At the cape, you will also have the chance to visit the Church of St Anthony and the Rodoni Castle.

Then in the afternoon, you can explore some of the wild beaches close to the Cape of Rodon. And on the way back to Tirana, we will make a stop at the Bay of Lalzi, which is a gorgeous hidden beach.

Pick-up for the Cape of Rodon Tour

The Cape of Rodon Tour starts in Tirana city. You will be picked up from a location of your choice in Tirana. When you make the booking, you can choose from the following pick-up locations:

  • 117 popular hotels in Tirana
  • Tirana International airport
  • Custom pick-up location

If you cannot find your hotel’s name in the list of popular hotels, you can simply add it as a custom pick-up location. 

Please bear in mind that the Cape of Rodon Tour starts at 8:30 AM and the pick-up starts 30 minutes before the start time.

Pick-up service in Tirana is included in the price of the Cape of Rodon tour.

Itinerary for the Cape of Rodon Full-Day Jeep Tour from Tirana

Cape of Rodon
The Cape of Rodon is a natural wonder and it is a hidden gem in Albania. The Cape of Rodon is a rocky peninsula that points into the Adriatic Sea. The cape of Rodon is also known as the Cape of Skanderbeg or “Kepi i Rodonit”.

The cape is completely overgrown by nature and untouched by humans. It takes about 2 hours to drive from Tirana. However, from the parking space, the cape can only be reached by hiking along a trail for about 45 minutes.

At the end of the trail, you will see the Cape of Rodon. From the hill, you will have beautiful views of the lush green cape, which points into the wild sea. From the hill, you can descent to the Cape to visit the Rodoni Castle.

During the communist period, the Cape of Rodon was a restricted area. Since, it served as a military base by the coast. Along the walking trail, you will see numerous bunkers and tunnels, which remind the Albanian people of the strict communist regime of Enver Hoxha.

Rodoni Castle
On the Cape of Rodon, you can visit the Rodoni Castle. The castle is also called Skanderbeg Castle, since it was build by Albanian’s national hero Skanderbeg. Skanderbeg was a military commander, who united the Albanian tribes and led the defence against the invasion of the Ottoman Turks.

Skanderbeg completed the castle around 1452 with the intention to have access to the Adriatic Sea. However, in 1467, the Ottoman Turks destroyed the castle. The castle was later rebuilt by the Venetians after 1500.

Church of St Anthony
The Church of St Anthony is one of the first sights you see, when you arrive to the Cape of Rodon. The church is a beautiful sight, as it has the sea and the beach in the background.

The church was originally built in the 12th century, but it was rebuilt in the 15th century. It has a Romanesque-Gothic style and it was a part of the Franciscan monastery. During the communist regime, the church was used as a military depot, but after the fall of the communism it was restored. There are several beautiful frescoes inside the church.

Bay of Lalzi
The Bay of Lalzi is one of the most natural beaches close to Tirana. Whereas Durres or Shengjin are big coastal towns, Lalzi beach is filled with pine trees and white sand. The Bay of Lalzi is located along the same road to the Cape of Rodon, so it is perfect spot for a stop on the way back to Tirana.

You will have 2 hours of free time to walk along the white beach and swim. The beach is enclosed by cliffs in the distance and it is usually quiet in the summer months.

Drop-off service after the Cape of Rodon Tour

After the Cape of Rodon tour, you will be dropped off in Tirana city. When you make the booking, you can select a drop-off location of your choice in Tirana.

For the drop-off service, you can choose one of the 117 popular hotels in Tirana, Tirana International Airport or write down a custom drop-off location.

Drop-off service in Tirana is included in the price of the Cape of Rodon tour.

Cape of Rodon Tour highlights

The highlight of the Cape of Rodon is the untouched nature. The cape is not a big touristic attraction, but rather a hidden gem that only the locals in Albania know about. You can hike to the Cape of Rodon, visit a virgin beach and explore the ruins of the Rodoni castle. The Cape of Rodon is a great place to simply get away from your busy life and spend some time in nature.

The Cape of Rodon

The Cape of Rodon is a rocky peninsula that points into the Adriatic Sea. The cape is a touristic sight, because of it’s natural beauty.

The rocky peninsula is overgrown with untouched nature and it stands in the middle of the wild sea. From the main land, you can hike for about 40 minutes along a trail to reach the Cape of Rodon and the Rodoni Castle. Then you can continue your hike to reach the point of the peninsula for a gorgeous view.

Virgin beaches

There are several beautiful, wild beaches near the Cape of Rodon. It is a big contrast with the closeby Durres beach, which is filled with restaurants, hotels and clubs. At the Cape of Rodon, you can still spend your afternoon on an untouched beach.

The beaches of Rodon have soft white sand. There are very few facilities here, apart from a little beach restaurant. At the Cape of Rodon, you can spend an afternoon at a private, untouched & virgin beach, in the vicinity of the capital city Tirana.

Church of St Anthony

The Church of St Anthony is a little church near the Cape of Rodon. It was built in a beautiful location with the beach and sea in the background. The church was originally constructed in the 12th century and it was rebuilt in the 15th century.

It has a Romanesque-Gothic style and it is a part of the Franciscan monastery. Inside the church, you can see beautiful fresco paintings. During the communist regime, the church was closed and used as a military depot. But it was restored after the regime ended.

Rodoni Castle

Rodoni Castle is also called the Castle of Skanderbeg. The castle was build by the national hero of Albania called “Skanderbeg”. He was a military commander from Albania, who united the different tribes to fight against the Ottoman Turks, who were invading the country.

Skanderbeg built the castle, as a quick exit to the Adriatic Sea, in case the Ottomans would gain power. The castle was completed in 1452, but it was destroyed by the Ottomans in 1467. After 1500, the Republic of Venice rebuilt the castle.

What is included in the Cape of Rodon tour?

  • Private transportation with a 4 Wheel Drive
  • Private tour guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off in Tirana
  • Entrance fees to the Cape of Rodon and Rodoni Castle

What is excluded from the Cape of Rodon tour?

  • Meals and drinks
  • Tips and gratuities

At what time does the Cape of Rodon tour start?

The Cape of Rodon tour starts at 8:30 AM from Tirana city. You will be picked up from a location of your choice in Tirana. Pick-up starts 30 minutes before the start time of the Cape of Rodon tour.

When you make the booking on our website, you can choose from the following pick-up locations:

  • A list of a 117 popular hotels in Tirana
  • Tirana International Airport
  • Custom pick-up location

If you are not able to find your hotel in the list of 117 hotels, you can simply add the hotel name as your custom pick-up location. So that, we will be able to pick you up from your hotel.

What is the duration of the Cape of Rodon tour?

The Cape of Rodon tour lasts 1 x full day.

You will be picked up from your hotel between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM in the morning. Then, we will drive for about 1 hour and 30 minutes to the Cape of Rodon. 

In the afternoon, you will visit the Bay of Lalzi and you will have some free time on the beach. 

You will return to Tirana in the late afternoon. 

Where is the pick-up location for the Cape of Rodon tour?

When you make the booking for the Cape of Rodon tour, you can enter a pick-up location of your choice in Tirana city.

You will be able to choose from the following pick-up locations:

  • A list of a 117 popular hotels in Tirana
  • Tirana International Airport
  • Custom pick-up location

Most popular hotels are included in the list of hotels in Tirana. However, if you are unble to find your hotel name, you can simply add it as a custom pick-up location.

The Cape of Rodon tour starts at 8:30 AM. And pick-up will start 30 minutes before the start time of the tour.

Pick-up service in Tirana is included in the price of the Cape of Rodon tour.

Where is the drop-off location for the Cape of Rodon tour?

After the Cape of Rodon tour, you will be dropped off in Tirana city. You can indicate a drop-off location of your choice in Tirana, when you make the booking.

You will be able to choose from the following drop-off locations:

  • A list of a 117 popular hotels in Tirana
  • Tirana International Airport
  • Custom drop-off location

Most popular hotels are included in the list of hotels in Tirana. However, if you are unble to find your hotel name, you can simply add it as a custom drop-off location.

Drop-off service in Tirana is included in the price of the Cape of Rodon tour.

On the Cape of Rodon tour, how long will it take to reach the Cape of Rodon?

From Tirana, it takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to drive to the Cape of Rodon. 

You will spend the morning hiking to the Cape of Rodon, exploring Rodoni Castle and visiting the Church of St Anthony. 

In the afternoon, we will stop at the Bay of Lalzi, where you will have some free time at the beach. 

From the Bay of Lalzi, it will only take us 45 minutes to drive back to Tirana. You will be dropped-off at your hotel in Tirana in the late afternoon.

Can I bring luggage on the Cape of Rodon tour?

Yes, you can bring 1 or 2 pieces of luggage on the Cape of Rodon tour.

If you have more luggage, you might be able to store them at your hotel in Tirana and collect them upon your return from the Cape of Rodon tour.

Is the Cape of Rodon tour a private tour?

Yes, the Cape of Rodon tour is a private tour. Your transportation during the Cape of Rodon tour will be exclusive to you and your party.

Moreover, I am your private tour guide at the Cape of Rodon. Since it is a private tour, you will also have the freedom to customize the itinerary to meet your preferences. For instance, we can spend more time at the beach, if you wish to do so.

Can I customize the itinerary of the Cape of Rodon tour?

Yes, you can customize the itinerary of the Cape of Rodon tour. The Cape of Rodon tour is a private tour, which includes private transportation. Therefore, you will have the choice to customize the itinerary as you please.

For any questions regarding customizing your tour, you can contact me on contact@albaniatourguide.com. Or you can book an Albania Planning Session via skype, by clicking this link.

Does the Cape of Rodon tour include a tour guide?

Yes, I will be your private tour guide during your Cape of Rodon tour. I will personally guide you during your hike to the Cape of Rodon and show you the historical sights.

Moreover, you will travel by private transportation during the Cape of Rodon tour, therefore, you will have the flexiblity to customize the itinerary if you wish.

What should I bring on the Cape of Rodon tour?

The essential items to bring on the Cape of Rodon tour are:

  1. Long trousers
  2. Comfortable shoes
  3. Swimwear, sunscreen, sunglasses and a towel
  4. Bottled water

Long trousers
When you arrive at the Cape of Rodon’s parking place, you will hike to the Cape of Rodon for about 40 minutes. The hiking trail leads through the forest and there are some thorny bushes. Therefore, it is best to wear long trousers for the hike.

Comfortable shoes
The hiking trail from the parking space to the Cape of Rodon is narrow, rocky, steep and slippery. Therefore, it is best to wear comfortable shoes or hiking shoes on the hiking trail.

Swimwear, sunscreen, sunglasses and a towel
In the afternoon, you will have some free time to swim at the virgin beaches near the Cape of Rodon. And we will also stop at the Bay of Lalzi to enjoy the beautiful beach. Therefore, make sure you bring your swimgear for the tour.

Bottled water
The Cape of Rodon is a wild and untouched location, so it is best to bring some bottled water for the tour. You will hike for about 40 minutes to reach the cape, so you will definitely need some fresh water to drink.

When is the Cape of Rodon tour available?

To check the availablity for the Cape of Rodon tour please follow these steps:

  1. Press on the Book Now button
  2. Select the number of adults (on the right hand side).
  3. You will see the available dates on the calendar (on the right hand side).

What is the best time to go on the Cape of Rodon tour?

The best time to go on the Cape of Rodon tour is between April and September.

In the spring, the Cape of Rodon is beautiful, because all the flowers are blooming. Therefore, the cape is gorgeous and colourful.

Moreover, in the spring and summer months the temperatures in Albania are warm or mild. The weather is perfect for a hike in the morning and some time on the beach in the afternoon.

What if my preferred date for the Cape of Rodon tour is not available?

If you have pressed on the Book Now button, but you could not find your preferred date for the Cape of Rodon tour, you can get in touch by email.

You can email me on contact@albaniatourguide.com . Please specify the date, number of travellers and the tour you would like to book in the email. Then I will get back to you with a response as soon as possible.

What is the price for the Cape of Rodon tour?

To check the price for the Cape of Rodon tour, please follow these steps:

  1. Press on the Book Now button
  2. Select the number of adults (on the right hand side).
  3. Select your preferred date from the calendar (on the right hand side).
  4. You will see the total price, just below the calendar.

How can I book the Cape of Rodon tour?

  1. Press on the Book Now button
  2. Select the number of adults (on the right hand side).
  3. Select your preferred date from the calendar and the start time.
  4. Press on check-out
  5. Select your pick-up and drop-off location and press continue
  6. Enter your first name, last name, email address and phone number
  7. Press “Go to a secure payment site” and you will be redirected to Paypal to complete the payment.

If you have any questions about your booking, you can email contact@albaniatourguide.com . And I will personally respond to you as soon as possible.

How late can I make a booking for the Cape of Rodon tour?

You can make a booking with me up until the day before the tour starts. Just keep in mind that the Cape of Rodon tour may not be available, if you book at the last minute!

Especially, since I lead the private tours through Albania personally, so I cannot take more than one booking on each date.

I recommend booking at least one week in advance, in order to have the best chances of finding availability.

What is the cancellation policy of the Cape of Rodon tour?

We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before the event.

Where can I ask a question about the Cape of Rodon tour?

If you have any questions about the Cape of Rodon tour, you can reach out by email. My email address is contact@albaniatourguide.com.

I will personally respond to your email as soon as possible.

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