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near Larushk, Durrës (Albania)

This is a very easy hike through the gorge of Zeza stream. I don't usually like relaxing walks but I really liked this one. Zeza stream is located only 20 km from Tirana, between Kruja mountain and Gamnit mountain. It stems from the mountain of Skenderbeut and after meeting Terkuza stream and Lana river forms the Ishmi river which flows in the Adriatic sea, near of Rodoni cape.

Take the main road from Tirana to Shkoder. Turn off right at the sign Nikel, before reaching Fushe-Kruje and follow the road. The road turns to be dirt when approching the Buran and Kurcaj village. The trailhead is after passing the old bridge. The path is broad and very easy to follow. At the waterfall you can follow the way back from the other side of the river. We forgot to do so because we met some shepherds on the way back.

One way hike is 2.1 km and the entire walk could be less then two hours.

Let me now how did you like this trail.

More about this trip at endritstrail.blog.com

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Waypoint

Bridge

03-JAN-12 10:00:46
Waypoint

Keep left

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Keep right

Road
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Second bridge

03-JAN-12 11:19:44
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Trailhead

03-JAN-12 10:10:48
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Turn off to Nikel

Road
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Waterfall

03-JAN-12 10:46:31

12 comments

  • Photo of Palmtreeproduction

    Palmtreeproduction Feb 19, 2012

    We did this hike today - after a few weeks of forced rest and recuperation - and we enjoyed it very much! There was a lot of water in the canyon, as now the snow melts. Do you know what these ovens (kilns) along the trail are for (photo on my website)? It must have been an old tradition, though now people seem to "burn" stuff with old car tires....Best, Detlef

  • Photo of Endrit Shima

    Endrit Shima Feb 19, 2012

    Good to hear you enjoyed it! I saw your pictures, very nice shots. Did you find the waterfall (second picture in this post)?
    The ovens are for burning lime. It's a big problem in Kruja region the lime burning with old car tires. Best, Endrit

  • Photo of Palmtreeproduction

    Palmtreeproduction Feb 20, 2012

    yes, we had a short glimpse of the waterfall. The crossing looked scary, and we were not yet sure-footed again to hop to the other side, so we didn't see it in full. But sometime we will!

  • Photo of Endrit Shima

    Endrit Shima Feb 21, 2012

    That's a pity you haven't seen it in full. Maybe the crossing has been destroyed. Two time I have been there the crossing has been very easy. I'm also planning to go further in the canyon.

  • geonomon Sep 22, 2013

    I have followed this trail  View more

    We have followed your route today with children. We have seen the tyres, "ovens" and we have found the waterfall. The crossing is feasable, but it requires some manoeuvres. There was also a strange metal rope extended across the river between one of the oven/stoves and and a mountain in front of it. There is a nice picnic area close to the river just before the canyon gets narrow.

  • Photo of Palmtreeproduction

    Palmtreeproduction Sep 23, 2013

    The canyon is very nice. I am not an expert on steel cables, but I think they are used to ferry wood from the mountains to the ovens. But I haven't seen this in action....

  • baldushk Oct 13, 2013

    Zeza canyon trail. After crossing the old bridge, 600 metres on, the track passes into a limestone quarry through a rusty barrier. Signs of recent blasting. It appears the trail has been obscured and no way could be found along the river edge into the gorge. Perhaps we went wrong somewhere? Or recent activity destroyed things? 12 October 2014. Baldushk.

  • Photo of Endrit Shima

    Endrit Shima Oct 13, 2013

    I was there end of September. It's true that after limestone quarry it's a bit difficult to find the trail. One has to go down towards the river and there you will see a very good path that travels along the river. The limestone quarry destroys
    that part of the trail.

  • baldushk Oct 20, 2013

    Hi Endrit! Thanks for your advice last week.We found the trail.Turning right before the building in the quarry we picked up the trail just before it turned corner into gorge.We didn't reach waterfall,because of my age (66) and my two artificial hips!

  • mguida Aug 19, 2015

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    Easy nice hike, in the begging of the path pay attention because it is not always clear.

  • Photo of saimir24

    saimir24 Apr 24, 2017

    I have followed this trail  View more

    it was a easy hike and a beautiful view. After the canyon we go by foot and did the climbing of Kruja mountain. Thank you for your uploads.

  • Photo of DeniTirana

    DeniTirana Mar 2, 2020

    I have followed this trail  View more

    SOS - do not go to this trail as the quarry next to it has proven to be dangerous!!!!

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