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The Best Hiking Trails in Gjirokastër (Albania)

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Photo of Ultra: Papingut from Permet Photo of Mali i Shëndëllisë Photo of First Snow on Mali i Buretos
  • Ultra: Papingut from Permet

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    near Gjinkar, Gjirokastër (Albania)
    Distance
    8.58mi
    Elevation +
    7575f
    TrailRank
    82| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Ultra: Papingut from Permet Photo of Ultra: Papingut from Permet Photo of Ultra: Papingut from Permet

    Mali i Nemercke is one of the Albanian ultra-prominent mountains, meaning that - theoretically - you have to descend more than 1500 meter in order to climb a mountain that is higher. In other words, its prominence is mor...

    Your photos are sublime. It's a challenge this mountains for me. I still didn't find my group to try it.
    Egla Haxhi
    Done it yesterday 👍
    Roy Petrofski
    What a beautiful path Your photos are really awesome Very enjoyable and exciting
    mehdi.tabibvand
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  • Mali i Shëndëllisë

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    near Kashisht, Gjirokastër (Albania)
    Distance
    4.27mi
    Elevation +
    3760f
    TrailRank
    63
    Photo of Mali i Shëndëllisë Photo of Mali i Shëndëllisë Photo of Mali i Shëndëllisë

    Mali i Shëndëllisë is along the major highway connecting Fier and Gjirokaster. It is in everybody's view, but we had never heard of anyone climbing it. Shëndëllisë had been on our mind for a while, and we were just waiti...

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  • First Snow on Mali i Buretos

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    near Hoxhallare, Gjirokastër (Albania)
    Distance
    7.98mi
    Elevation +
    3632f
    TrailRank
    60| Rating 5.0
    Photo of First Snow on Mali i Buretos Photo of First Snow on Mali i Buretos Photo of First Snow on Mali i Buretos

    Mali i Buretos is perhaps somewhat neglected by ambitious hikers. This might be because it happens to be a little less high than mighty Cajupi Mountain, or even nearby Nemercka or Papingut. 1759 Meter do not seem to be v...

    Beautiful hike
    demilo
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  • near Labova e Madhe, Gjirokastër (Albania)
    Distance
    2.47mi
    Elevation +
    125f
    TrailRank
    58| Rating 4.87
    Photo of Along the Edge - Maja e Strakovecit Photo of Along the Edge - Maja e Strakovecit Photo of Along the Edge - Maja e Strakovecit

    What looks like something from one side may look a different matter from the other side. Mali i Lunxherise is one of those two-faced mountains. Lunxherise is the mountain range east of Gjirokastra. It looks not like m...

    Beautiful easy hike with great views. Not much of a trail, just follow along the ridge to get amazing views of the mount...
    Gail Armour
    Excellent trail offering stunning views to all directions, easily accessible by car via a paved road. When approaching...
    Chris633
    I've done half of this trail with my 2 kids (9 and 11), Very nice views, easy path (although necessary to have good shoe...
    Pierre3
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  • Cajupi Summit

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    near Saraqinishtë, Gjirokastër (Albania)
    Distance
    6.66mi
    Elevation +
    4281f
    TrailRank
    55| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Cajupi Summit Photo of Cajupi Summit Photo of Cajupi Summit

    When in Gjirokaster, Cajupi is right in your face, and the people of Gjirokaster get excited when talking about it - or hearing about your intention to make it to its summit. Still, we are not aware that Cajupi is cli...

    Great hike, fairly easy to follow on a clear day as you can always see where you've been and are heading. I particularly...
    demilo
    A terrific hike! Great views of the surrounding areas and a really enjoyable summit ridge. Did this on a beautiful sprin...
    Tini Hart
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  • near Benjë-Novoselë, Gjirokastër (Albania)
    Distance
    8.09mi
    Elevation +
    1614f
    TrailRank
    55| Rating 4.44
    Photo of 05a Banjat e Benjës - Lengarica Canyon from above and inside Photo of 05a Banjat e Benjës - Lengarica Canyon from above and inside Photo of 05a Banjat e Benjës - Lengarica Canyon from above and inside

    This is a roundtrip crossing a mountain and going back inside a riverbed. You will have to swim some small parts most likely even in hot summer. In the time of melting snow or rainfalls I would discourage walking the riv...

    We did this trail in November 2022. The landscape is absolutely amazing but be really well prepared for that. The time i...
    tagadafan
    Itinéraire fait aujourd'hui (7 août 2021) mais en sens contraire : nous avons remonté le lit du canyon et sommes rentrés...
    Benjamin DE LEGLISE 1
    can’t believe how clear was the water in 2013, i’ve done the loop twice, once as described here and once on the car road...
    erlin_l
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  • near Vanistër, Gjirokastër (Albania)
    Distance
    3.60mi
    Elevation +
    502f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo of Goranxi-Vanistër-Manastiri i Ravenes-Goranxi Photo of Goranxi-Vanistër-Manastiri i Ravenes-Goranxi Photo of Goranxi-Vanistër-Manastiri i Ravenes-Goranxi

    Manastiri i Ravenes ne Goranxi dhe Manastiri i Ringjalljes ne Vanister. These two monasteries are part of three others that are located above the villages on the right side of the national road Gjirokaster- Kakavije. Th...

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  • Mourgana

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    near Sotirë, Gjirokastër (Albania)
    Distance
    4.74mi
    Elevation +
    4331f
    TrailRank
    50
    Photo of Mourgana Photo of Mourgana Photo of Mourgana

    When mentioning Mourgana to someone in Albania, you are likely to draw a blank. This is, perhaps, because Mourgana is the southernmost big mountain in Albania and remote. But then, because it is the southernmost big peak...

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  • Mali i Trebeshinës

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    near Mullahaj, Gjirokastër (Albania)
    Distance
    3.60mi
    Elevation +
    4465f
    TrailRank
    48
    Photo of Mali i Trebeshinës Photo of Mali i Trebeshinës Photo of Mali i Trebeshinës

    Mali i Trebeshinës (or Trebeshina Mountain) is the big brother of Shendellisë. Trebeshina is more than 100 meters higher. While Shendellisë has a narrow ridgeline, Trebeshinë is rather broad and long. Its mass makes it t...

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  • near Benjë-Novoselë, Gjirokastër (Albania)
    Distance
    12.84mi
    Elevation +
    1102f
    TrailRank
    45
    Photo of 06 From natural spa 'Banjat e Benjës' to Permët Photo of 06 From natural spa 'Banjat e Benjës' to Permët Photo of 06 From natural spa 'Banjat e Benjës' to Permët

    This is the sixth part of a series describing my hike from Bogova to Gjirokastra. Most of the single parts can also be hiked separately when you can manage the transportation. This part is an easy walk all the time qu...

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  • Lipe-Leuse-Leshice

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    near Lipë, Gjirokastër (Albania)
    Distance
    3.27mi
    Elevation +
    860f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo of Lipe-Leuse-Leshice Photo of Lipe-Leuse-Leshice Photo of Lipe-Leuse-Leshice

    This is a nice warm up hike which gives the opportunity to visit 3 villages near Përmet in an easy hike. The hike offers very good views onto the Vjosa valley and visits in villages which are still free of modern buildin...

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  • Maja Lucës

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    near Fushëbardhë, Gjirokastër (Albania)
    Distance
    6.32mi
    Elevation +
    3245f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo of Maja Lucës Photo of Maja Lucës Photo of Maja Lucës

    Maja Lucës had been long on our wishlist, from the time we got a glimpse of it from the Kurvelesh valley, when visiting Picar, Fushe Bardhë and Zhulat, and when looking at it from the Sarande-Delvine area. The summit ...

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  • near Leusë, Gjirokastër (Albania)
    Distance
    9.46mi
    Elevation +
    4856f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Curricular hike Leuse - Dhembel - Lipe - Leuse Photo of Curricular hike Leuse - Dhembel - Lipe - Leuse Photo of Curricular hike Leuse - Dhembel - Lipe - Leuse

    This curricular hike is following a mule challenging trail that regularly used by shepherds. It climbs steeply from the village of Leusë to the Dhëmbelit pass, follows the northern slope of Mount Dhëmbel on a good trail ...

    We enjoyed die trail. Eventhough we sometimes needed to take a slightly different way as it was partly bushy. Without th...
    Johanna Zander
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  • Maja e Kendërvicës

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    near Elez, Gjirokastër (Albania)
    Distance
    3.04mi
    Elevation +
    36f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Maja e Kendërvicës Photo of Maja e Kendërvicës Photo of Maja e Kendërvicës

    Kendërvicës is the highest point of the Mali i Gribës range, which dominates the view when driving from Fier to Tepelene. The shortest hike to the summit requires a long drive from Tepelene to Nivice, about 2 hours - see...

    Camping below Kendervice makes it possible to see the steep "wall" in a friendlier evening light that lures the hiker wi...
    Gams
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  • Fushebardhe Qafa e Skarfices

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    near Taroninë, Gjirokastër (Albania)
    Distance
    4.55mi
    Elevation +
    2375f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Fushebardhe Qafa e Skarfices Photo of Fushebardhe Qafa e Skarfices Photo of Fushebardhe Qafa e Skarfices

    There is traffic ban in force during Sundays as the guards explained us at the entrance of the road under construction. This is to avoid teenagers who want to race there. During working days the road is open to public as...

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  • near Biovizhdë, Gjirokastër (Albania)
    Distance
    10.17mi
    Elevation +
    4590f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Gryka e Kazanit - the best view of Nemercka Photo of Gryka e Kazanit - the best view of Nemercka Photo of Gryka e Kazanit - the best view of Nemercka

    Gryka e Kazanit is the name of the gorge that lies on the foot of the dramatic wall of Nemercka . It is one of the most beautiful hikes in Vjosa valley. It reaches the foot of Nemercka wall and after that walks on border...

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  • Gjirokastër hard rock

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    near Gjirokastër, Gjirokastër (Albania)
    Distance
    4.84mi
    Elevation +
    1949f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 3.67
    Photo of Gjirokastër hard rock Photo of Gjirokastër hard rock Photo of Gjirokastër hard rock

    Awesome trial with beatifuls viewpoints. Remember good hiking boots and be prepared for a hard days work.

    I did this in reverse, found it difficult to maintain path from the beginning especially for the first 30 mins or so but...
    darraghsheehy
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  • Asim Zeneli - Antigonia - Dhoksat

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    near Asim Zeneli, Gjirokastër (Albania)
    Distance
    14.83mi
    Elevation +
    3737f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of Asim Zeneli - Antigonia - Dhoksat Photo of Asim Zeneli - Antigonia - Dhoksat Photo of Asim Zeneli - Antigonia - Dhoksat

    A bit of a crazy hike has to get to the Monastery there were not always trails so we just went on the bushes and random places. Good views but for the risa and hard hike I would suggest starting directly in Antigonia.

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  • near Këlcyrë Fshat, Gjirokastër (Albania)
    Distance
    9.22mi
    Elevation +
    3268f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of Gryka e Këlcyrës – Limar - Mbrezhan Photo of Gryka e Këlcyrës – Limar - Mbrezhan Photo of Gryka e Këlcyrës – Limar - Mbrezhan

    This is a relatively long but very beautiful hike that offers amazing views initially towards the gorge of Gryka e Këlcyrës and then towards the canyon of Zagoria and Mount Çajupi. The trail travels also into the picture...

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  • Church ruins hike

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    near Borockë, Gjirokastër (Albania)
    Distance
    4.21mi
    Elevation +
    1135f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of Church ruins hike Photo of Church ruins hike Photo of Church ruins hike

    This is a relaxing hike through the amazing forest of Bredhi i Hotoves National Park which offers stuning views towards the Dhembeli and Nëmërçka mountains. You can also visit some ruins of a church in the summit where i...

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  • Buhal hike

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    near Bual, Gjirokastër (Albania)
    Distance
    3.13mi
    Elevation +
    728f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Buhal hike Photo of Buhal hike Photo of Buhal hike

    This is a short warm up hike with little up and downs which gives the opportunity to visit the picturesque village of Buhal with its nice narrow cobbled roads and traditional houses. The hike offers stunning views toward...

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  • near Luzat, Gjirokastër (Albania)
    Distance
    10.92mi
    Elevation +
    5056f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Maja Buze-Devri (Buze Derrit) 1574m Photo of Maja Buze-Devri (Buze Derrit) 1574m Photo of Maja Buze-Devri (Buze Derrit) 1574m

    Maja Buze-Devri (Maja e Buzë Derrit) is a peak (class T - Hypsographic) in Qarku i Gjirokastres. It is located at an elevation of 1,574 meters above sea level. Maja Buze-Devri is also known as Buza e Sefer Agajit, Maja e...

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