I will be making a trip to Skadar Lake from the Montenegrin side. I searched a lot to find out if there are any services that take you to the Albanian side as well.

I know that I can visit the Albanian side from the town called Shkoder for which I need to take a bus or taxi from places like Kotor or Podgorica. However, I would just like to cross the lake from one side to the other and get back if possible. Is there any way to do that?

Also, I would like to know if there are any bicycle routes where I can make a round trip of the lake, touching both Montenegro and Albania.

  • I quite liked Shkoder. If time allows, I'd consider staying there for a night. No idea about crossing the lake, but you may have issues finding customs and immigration if you don't go by road.
    – Richard
    Mar 14, 2019 at 11:29

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By Boat

There are no boat services available that cross the lake from Montenegro to Albania, there are only boat tours available.

By Bike

There is a route round the lake but it is around 130 km long:


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    Daniil, is the 'lack of ferries' now during COVID 19 times or is this the 'usual' situation?
    – Willeke
    Apr 16, 2020 at 9:43
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    @Willeke it's usual, no ferries operate at any time
    – Xnero
    Apr 16, 2020 at 9:44
  • @Willeke There are no maritime border control facilities at the lake
    – Crazydre
    Apr 16, 2020 at 10:41

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