EuroVelo 8: A Mediterranean Route Service Handbook in English
The Service Handbook contains plenty of information on the route's stages, accommodation, attractions, food etc. It was developed as part of the MEDCYCLETOUR project.
The Albanian coast is characterised by fresh mountain air, mixing with the warm sea breeze. The climatic diversity of the country is matched by biological diversity and its forests are home to a wide range of mammals, including wolves, bears, wild boars and chamois. While the lynx, wildcats, pine martens and polecats are rarer, they can also be spotted in the landscape. Albania has an incredibly distinct history that gives it a fascinating modern-day cultural blend. Its language is unique, and while it has long been a secular state, it has the only majority Muslim population in Europe (excepting Turkey).