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We’re The Lada Guys…

…and we have a small fleet of new (2017 and 2018 model) Lada Niva 4x4s available for hire.

Unlike many Albania 4×4 rentals agencies, we don’t try to stop you taking our 4x4s off-road. In fact, we encourage you to! If you want to truly discover Albania, there’s no avoiding unpaved and often badly maintained dirt tracks. And there’s no better car for this kind of terrain than the legendary Lada Niva 4×4.

Lada Nivas are small, light, simple and permanent four-wheel drive. They have a low range transfer case and diff lock – both operated by good old-fashioned levers, not tricksy computers. Even a driver who’s not used to such challenging conditions as Albanian mountain tracks can easily understand the basic principles, and drive these little machines with confidence.

Having a serious 4×4 to explore Albania, rather than a standard road car, will be the difference between a normal road trip and a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. 

Drive the Legend

This iconic Russian off-roader has been produced since 1977 with only minor visual changes, and is the ideal 4×4 to tackle Albania’s mountain tracks. All of our cars come with air-conditioning. 


For full peace-of-mind, you can purchase 100% cover for an additional €50 when you hire one of our Ladas. Find out more

Albania 4x4 Tours

Want a planned tour, with accommodation, routes and road-books? Visit our friends at Drive Albania.

Cross-Border Travel

Our Lada Nivas have full insurance for Albania & Kosovo – you do not have to buy additional insurance if you take the car into Kosovo. If you want to visit neighbouring countries, you can buy Green Card insurance as you leave Albania for an additional €40 (alternatively we can arrange this for you in advance at a cost of €45).

2020 Covid-19 update – unfortunately due to the uncertain situation with borders we can’t allow our vehicles to leave Albania till further notice. 

UAZ Buhanka

Our 4×4 minivans seat six passengers, and a huge amount of luggage. We can supply our Buhankas with a driver, but they are not available for self-drive.

Damage Policy

If you want complete peace of mind, we recommend you purchase our full cover when you hire the vehicle, at an additional €50. This covers the full value of the vehicle in the event of an accident in which no third party is involved, or a collision which is deemed by the authorities to be your fault.

Because we assume you are going to take our cars off road, we ask for a cash damage deposit of €250. This will be returned in full assuming you don’t return with a bag of Lada parts. 

Minor scratches to the paintwork come with the territory and we don’t sweat about them. We do take suspension, underbody damage and flooded engines seriously, though!

Please read our full Albania 4×4 rentals terms and conditions before hiring a Lada with us. 

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