Tërbaç – Kallara “Village to village in Shushica Valley”

A more relaxed walking day, that can be further divided up, takes you from Tërbaç to Vranisht and from there to Kallarat. The trail takes you through oak forest, along turquoise waters of the Shushica river and offers nice views towards Mt. Kendrevica further inland.   Powered by Wikiloc Return to where you entered the …

Dukat to Terbac “The Forgotten Caravan Route”

This transfer hike from the village of Dukat to Shushica Valley can be continued as a multi-day trek, crossing the Ceraunian Range and finishing at the Albanian Riviera in the small town of Himarë. There is public transport from Vlora to Dukat every day at 11:00 and 15:30. The bus leaves near the Muradie Mosque. …

Walking in Albanian side of Lake Prespa

  Prespa region is situated on the Balkan Peninsula and it is shared between three countries: Albania, Greece and Macedonia. This region that includes two natural lakes and high mountains with great significance for biodiversity where endemic and globally threatened species can be found. It has been already two years since I worked for development …

Pictures around Permet

During the communism time Permet was called a hero city because the National Libration Movement held the congress in town and elected the provisional government of Albania. It was also used to be called the city of flowers or roses and I was always wondering why. One doesn’t really see much flowers in the center …

PHOTO: Shepherd in Permet

We met this shepherd near Lipë village on the way down from Mt. Dhembeli to Permet. He was very nice and friendly giving us directions for a church we were looking for. Few minutes after a heavy rain started. A little cave became a good shelter for us. Hope that the shepherd found a safe …

Mali i Thate – The Mountain Separating Prespa and Ohrid Lake

1200 meaters of height that really worth to be climbed for having the wonderful views to the largests lakes of the Balkans – Ohrid and Prespa Lake. Valamares and Ostravica mountains can also be seen from Mali i Thate. This mountain range separating Ohrid and Prespa Lake is most frequently climbed from Macedonia side at the peak …

Gramoz mountain – the highest in southern Albania

Gramoz is the highest mountain in southern Albania, 2524 meters. It sits on the border of Albania with Greece. The hike to the summit is easy with a gently ascent on mule paths and meadows on the left side (northen side) of the gorge at Starje village. The orientation to get to the summit ridge …

Bredhi i Hotoves loop hike

This is a relaxing hike through the amazing forest of Bredhi i Hotoves National Park which offers stuning views towards the Dhembeli and Lunxheri mountain. You can also visit some ruins of a church in the summit where is an inviting place to take a rest. The hike starts at forestry office and goes directly …

Offroading in Permet – Lengarica Canyon

If it happen to make it to Permet in Albania, Lengarica Canyon is a must. You don’t need to have a 4weals car for visiting the canyon. It’s very close of the city center and the road to get there there is paved. But if you want to see more from this canyon and if …

Kepi i Rodonit

Many friends ask me which is the best place to camp and/or barbecue near Tirana, reachable by normal car (non 4weals). Here is your answer guys… I would say there are many wonderful places  close to  Tirana for hiking, camping and barbecue. One of them, where I go often, is Rodonit cape (Kepi i Rodonit in Albanian). Kepi i …

Waterfall of Sopotit Hike

Recently I had a three days visit at the beautiful city of Permet, in southern Albania. Here I’m posting an easy hike we had at the Waterfall of  Sopotit one of the afternoons while in Permet. During the coming days more hikes and other travel tips for Permet and its surrounding will come, so stay …

Take the Train – Albanian Experience

If you haven’t tried yet traveling by train in Albania, probably you have seen around that is an experience not to be missed.  It’s extremely cheep, just 110 Leke (about 1 USD) for a return ticket Tirana-Durres, while by bus or minibus you would pay 300 Leke. While is extremely slow for the long distances …

An Easy Hike to Black Cave

Recently I was hiking with a lovely hikers group I’m part of (EDEN’s Nature Guides) toPellumbas village which is located just half an hour drive from the city of Tirana and is surrounded by beautiful nature and silence. From this small village you can visit the beautiful canyon of Erzeni and the cave of Pëllumbas, also known as The Black cave.

Trekking Through Albanian Alps – Photo Essay

Here I’m posting some pictures of an adventure trek through Albanian Alps. This was one of the most adventures trip I have done so far with some cool adventures friends (Andi, Jorn, Kai, Felix, Malte, Vaith). We hiked 4 days in the most remote parts of Albanian Alps on unmarked trails and slept in tarps …

PHOTO: A little shepherd near Kruja Albania

I met this little dude when I was leading a group of friends on a hike to Zezë stream, near Kruja, Albania. He has 3 cows and 4 goats and  is very happy that he recently got 2 french goats which produce more milk than normal ones in Albania do. He told us he likes …

Gamnit Mountain

Gamnit mountain can be considered the hardest mountain to climb in Tirana area. The hike offer the most stunning views towards Bovilla lake, Dajti mountain, Brari mountain and Mali me Gropa (mountain with holes), especially when you see it in snow, it really justify its name. If you see the Gamnit mountain steepness from the …

Churches of Voskopoja

Only 18 km from Korca, Voskopoja is an old town with a rich Byzantine history and monuments that include a considerable number of orthodox churches and monasteries. This is a short and a warm up hike in surrounding of Voskopoja village in Korce, Albania. This route gives you the possibility to visit  the most important …

Hiking to the Illyrian Castle of Dorez

Rich culture and a forgotten village very close to the capital of Albania. Dorez is a small village located 20 km from Tirana. This is a spread village in several parts (neighborhoods) reachable only by foot. Interesting is also the presence of Illyrian culture that  comes from the stone age and manifests itself in this …

Hiking Fag Mountain in Tirana, Albania

Can a Xmas day be better than this? An early morning coffee with friends, visiting a remote village in Tirana, an exhausting hiking, reaching Fag summit with fantastic views towards the high peaks of Albania and the cost, beers after the success and in the end a Xmas dinner with the family. Can a Xmas …