Albanian Water Sports provides hotel accommodation
and water sports (windsurfing, sailing, kitesurfing, stand up paddling) rentals and
tuition, as well as other outdoor activities located at the heart of the beautiful
sandy beach of Velipoje. Our customers
and their families enjoy great
holiday times and make new friends while learning, improving
and practicing unique water sport challenges.
Velipoje is the windsurfing paradise of Albania for beginner and
intermediate levels. It shares the long 20 km sandy beach with the famous Ada Bojana and Ulcinj in
the nearby Montenegro. Check out pictures from windsurfing, kitesurfing, riding with SUP
the Buna river (50km long), the Sailing Day on May 1st in Velipoje, short TV
documentaries in the news, or photos from the recent years in our Gallery!
Hotel Princi i Vogel, Velipoje, is an excellent place
where you can find great hospitality and quality at an uncomparable price to explore all the nearby
attractions! We provide holiday packages and guests receive discounts for water sport
Water Sports Activities
Windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing, swimming, SUP-ing, canoeing, and many other water sport activities - you can do
it all in excellent conditions, flat, warm water and steady winds! Check with our
school if you are newbie
trying to learn about anything to everything on these sports.
Not a big fan of water sports but like to enjoy
nature? Velipoje offers magnificient places to explore - biking, trekking, hunting and
fishing or just walking in the largest nature reserved park nearby - you can do it on a
walking distance from us!
Check out our latest holiday packages combining accommodation with water sports
and other activities to please everyone wishing to learn or practice sports in
Want to learn windsurfing, sailing, or kitesurfing?
Velipoje is the best place in Albania to learn water sports, with its flatwater conditions
and steady, warm winds. We have the right equipment for all ages and categories...
Velipoje is surrounded by many tourist attractions -
come here and visit nature reserve park, the Vilun lagoon, the Franz Joseph island and Ada Bojana
at the Buna river delta, or visit the Rozafa castle in Shkoder and learn about the ancient town's
We provide accommodation in a pleasant, small, fully equipped and typically Mediterranean
hotel: Hotel Princi i Vogel. Taste the local cuisine and a perfect place for holidays with friends
and families. Check out our services, latest
offers and email us
for bookings or more details - email@example.com.
Would you like to try, learn or practice windsurfing,
kitesurfing or other water sports? For those who enjoy the exhilaration of a blue water
challenge, Albanian Water Sports offers great facilities and competitive offers for learning and
practicing windsurfing, sailing dinghies and catamarans, SUP (Stand-Up
Paddling), wakeboarding or kayaking among
others. We also offer tuition for all levels, so visit us with your kids
for a great fun. Velipoje beach has flatwater sea throughout the year and steady side-onshore
thermal winds blowing constantly 15-25 knots every day during the summer period. There's much more than water
adventures, Albanian Water Sports has facilities and equipment for biking
tours and other enjoyable
Our off-peak-season special offers for
2018 (for more packages click here or email
calendar of our activities for 2018:
- January 1st - as per our tradition we started the new year by windsurfing.
A bit tough this year with the unusual cold weather but spring is just next door!
- March 15th - The Summer Day has a ancient tradition and it is a national
holiday in Albania. We celebrate it by gathering in our place in Velipoje to windsurf, sail in the sea and stand-up
paddle to Franz Jospeh Island.
- April 21st - We plan to stand-up paddle across the Shkodra
Lake, aiming to ride from Koplik to Shiroke through the lake.
- Every weekend until the end of May. Summer has already started in Albania
and we practice windsurfing and other sports in Velipoje, Albania. When sunny we are there every
- May 1st - the Sailing Day - as for every year we invite all our friends to
join us in our spot in Velipoje to celebrate with windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing the start of the
- June 1st we are planning to reach Albania's largest island - Sazan, by
paddling with SUP. The launch will be from Vlora city for a total distance of around 30 kilometers. Those wishing
to join us in this activity please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or join this event in our Facebook fan page Albanian Water Sports
- June 21 - The ride day. We invite all our friends to join us for a Stand-up
Paddling and/or canoe ride throughout the Buna river, starting from Buna bridge in Shkoder, to Velipoje (cc 50
- May/June and September - The Windsurfing Academy starts the activity in the
Velipoje beach. This year we will work with children 10-14 years old, to prepare a new generation of sailors in
Calendar of activities of
- January 1st - we all started the new year in the water. The weather was
perfect, 18 degrees, sunny and light winds favorable to start our activities.
- March 15th - The official Summer Day of Albania (don't be surprised, it's a
national holiday, always warm and sunny!) was another beautiful day in the water.
- April 27th - The Windsurfing Academy, a
training school for adults and kids learning windsurfing, starts every weekend in Velipoje, until end of June,
restarting September 1st.
- May 1st - Albanian Water Sports organized the Sailing Day event in
Velipoje, gathering sailors, windsurfers, kitesurfers and many others to enjoy together a great day.
- May 25th - Albanian Water Sports participates in the opening season of the
Karavasta Lagoon beach in Divjake, info available here.
- June 15th - Albanian Water Sports participates in the opening season at the
- June 20 - The Yoga Day. We hosted the Yoga Day in our hotel, organized by
the Free Flow Yoga Tirana.
- June 16th - Albanian Water Sports participates in the Lake Day in Shiroke,
Shkodra Lake. Event page is here.
- September 1st - The Windsurfing Academy restarts until mid-October.
Directions to our place in Velipoje: There are daily flights to Albania from most European capitals and we have our sailing
equipment windsurfing kits, canoes, stand-up paddling boards and sailboats located in
Velipoje, a very nice beach of Albania, located almost at the border with Montenegro (1.5 hours
drive from Tirana/airport).
From Tirane (total distance is 120 km, 1.5 hours by car) or Rinas
airport, head the highway toward north for Shkoder. About 2km before entering Shkoder follow the road sign and turn
left for Velipoje. Drive 25km, cross the Velipoje village and head toward Velipoje beach. At the beach main road
take the turn to the right at Road No 4, we are there, on the right side of this road, just 30 meters before
reaching the beach.
Alternatively you may reach us by car, driving through the
Montenegro coastline, cross the border with Albania and as soon as you pass the main bridge in Shkoder, turn right
on your way to Velipoje and follow the above instructions to reach our place.
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