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. …

The beautiful lakes of Alltata and Fushas

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 …

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 …

Talijanka peak in Grbaja valley

We were based in the little lovely town of Plav dominated by its beautiful lake and nearby mountains when decided to make a hike in Grbaja valley which is very close from the town and connected by an asphalted road.   This loop hike starts at the mountaineering hut in Grbaja valley. Initially, it travels …

Sotira Waterfall

Sotires waterfall is one of the most unique in Albania, located at the northeast foot of Mt. Tomorri. It’s formed by the major source comes from the longitudinal cracks in the craggy limestonerock. To get there one has to drive on an unpaved road to Sotire village, approx. 15 km from the town of Gramsh (see driving map below) and then hike for about 1 hour (3.6 …

Climbing the summit of Nemercka – Maja e Drites

Nemercka, the second highest mountain in the southern Albania (2485m) after Gramozit, has a very steep wall on the east side which drops down 2000 m into the Vjosa vallay and makes it looking impossible to climb up  without the rock climbing  equipments. Quite opposite is to climb it up from the Zagoria valley. The path …

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 …

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.

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 …

Hiking in Dardhë, Albania

Dardha is a picturesque village located 20 km southeast from the city of Korca, Albania. This short hike takes about 3 hours and offers nice views onto the village of Dardha as well as to the settlement of Arza and the first hill range in Greece. The hike leads you to the summit of Guri …

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 …

One day in Kruja – Travel tips

Are you planing to visit Kruja? Here are some tips what to do in Kruja in a one day visit. Kruja is a town in north-central Albania. Located 20 km from the capital.  Most of the tourists who visit Albania ends up at least for one day in Kruja for visiting the Kruja castle and …

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 …