About the ride

Dardha is set in the Morava Mountains 20 kilometers southwest of Korça, at 1344 meters above sea level and has about 50 permanent inhabitants. The village is sheltered by the “Shen Pjeter” and the rugged “Guri i Vjeshtes” (Autumn Rock) mountains and is surrounded by flowering fields, orchards and forests, making it an ideal base for cycling in the surroundings. Nowadays, the village consists of a few narrow cobbled streets winding between stone houses, many of which are decorated with carved symbols and retain their traditional flagstone roof tiles. Most of the village’s stone houses look rather smart after recent renovations, yet there are few modern additions to spoil the atmosphere. Scattered along the streets are several public fountains and wells, spouting natural mineral water, believed locally to cure all manner of ailments.