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Two beautiful lakes and unspoiled environment very close to the capital Tirana. Fushas, the trailhead of this hike, is 16 km from Tirana and can be reached either by small car or public transport. The last km of the trailhead approach is on a gravel road.

The buses to Baldushk leave everyday from the beginning of Rruga e Elbasanit, near Lana River.

The idea of this hike was taken by the Palm Tree Productions where you can also find a more detailed description of the route and download the GPS track. I didn’t go to Mal Zajz but instead walked in a lower altitude but with very good views. The trails have been overgrown for few hundred meters but still visible. By taking a shortcut at the old road that connects Peza with Baldushk area, the walk would be much easier and kids can be taken on the trial.

Fushas reservoir, the trailhead
Fushas reservoir, the trailhead
The trail is partly through the bushes
The trail is partly through the bushes
There are nice flowers in the spring time (wild rose)
There are nice flowers in the spring time (wild rose)
And a lot of rural life, very close to Tirana
And a lot of rural life, very close to Tirana
Alltata lake in the distance and the road conecting Peze with Baldushk area in the left. Now  it's in bad conditions and can't be used by vehicles.
Alltata lake in the distance and the road conecting Peze with Baldushk area in the left. Now it’s in bad conditions and can’t be used by vehicles. At this point one can chose to catch the road and go close to Lake Alltata. This can be a shorter option, also described on Palm Tree Production website.

 

Part of the trail are exposed. The foot path is on the left of the picture.
Part of the trail are exposed. The foot path is on the left of the picture.
Strawberries in the end of May
Strawberries in the end of May
More of them
More of them
The trail is not that rocky so I walked it on sandals
The trail is not that rocky so I walked it on sandals
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More erosion
Beautiful lake Alltata
Beautiful lake Alltata. Detlef and Gabi of Palm Tree Production were right to call the hike “Beautifl Lake Alltata”
Erosion on the way back to Fushas
Erosion on the way back to Fushas
Part of the road to Fushas
Part of the road to Fushas

 

The pictures of this hike has been taken with a Motorola Moto G2 mobile phone.

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