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Photo of Maja Kolata / Kolac (2556m)  from Albania, Cerem or Valbona: The Albanian Alps' forgotten peak Photo of Ultra: Papingut from Permet Photo of Valbona to Theth
  • near Çerem, Kukës (Albania)
    Distance
    13.26mi
    Elevation +
    5190f
    TrailRank
    83| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Maja Kolata / Kolac (2556m)  from Albania, Cerem or Valbona: The Albanian Alps' forgotten peak Photo of Maja Kolata / Kolac (2556m)  from Albania, Cerem or Valbona: The Albanian Alps' forgotten peak Photo of Maja Kolata / Kolac (2556m)  from Albania, Cerem or Valbona: The Albanian Alps' forgotten peak

    Kolata forms part of the northern boundary of Valbona Valley and its broad peak and long spine-like ridge that runs to the east, which includes many sub peaks, give it a dramatic look. Three main peaks form the wide sum...

    what a beautiful trail,it is the best
    mehdi.tabibvand
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  • 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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  • Valbona to Theth

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    near Rrogam, Kukës (Albania)
    Distance
    7.31mi
    Elevation +
    2743f
    TrailRank
    76| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Valbona to Theth Photo of Valbona to Theth Photo of Valbona to Theth

    The trail is easy to follow, also because there are quite many people walking along (we did it in mid-June). In our Rilindja guesthouse we have arranged for a guide with a horse to carry big backpacks. First you cross...

    I was really not in shape, Being my first real hike, it was really tough. I almost have up after an hour and a half bu...
    Tamir Heyman
    Recommended to do in end of May or later. Tried to do this one at the start of May and due to the deep snow (which I was...
    jurishali
    Amazing hike, easy to follow, moderate fitness level required, can be a bit scary at couple of parts due to scree slope,...
    Ausra Osi
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  • The Kuç Connection- Part 1; Pilur

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    Off Road
    near Sen, Vlorë (Albania)
    Distance
    11.91mi
    Elevation +
    2454f
    TrailRank
    75| Rating 4.92
    Photo of The Kuç Connection- Part 1; Pilur Photo of The Kuç Connection- Part 1; Pilur Photo of The Kuç Connection- Part 1; Pilur

    If you enjoy high mountain passes with some exposure, toying through gravelly riverbeds and splashing through fords with crystal clear waters, the Kuç Connection is for you. While mountain ranges and rivers in this part ...

    Beautiful trip. We did it with our Defender, 4 kids and two tents on the roof. The trip was very nice and not too diffic...
    Herbert E.
    beautiful
    BernardG
    4x4 only
    Detari
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  • Zeza Canyon Alpine Loop

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    near Barkanesh, Durrës (Albania)
    Distance
    6.47mi
    Elevation +
    2244f
    TrailRank
    72| Rating 3.95
    Photo of Zeza Canyon Alpine Loop Photo of Zeza Canyon Alpine Loop Photo of Zeza Canyon Alpine Loop

    The Ishmi River Canyon - or probably better known as Zeza canyon - winds its way between Kruja and Gomnit mountains. There are two bridges over the Ishmi River - one at the entrance to the canyon, and one in the middle o...

    Half of the trail on the left is relevant, if you take it from the right side there is no path to climb the mountain. do...
    dave xh
    What a beautiful path Your photos are really exciting and you will surely have a great day I would be happy to visit m...
    mehdi.tabibvand
    SOS - do not go to this trail as the quarry next to it has proven to be dangerous!!!!
    Tirana Outdoor - Expatsinalbania.com
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  • The Summit of Mali i Ostrovicës

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    near Marjan, Korçë (Albania)
    Distance
    7.72mi
    Elevation +
    3704f
    TrailRank
    69| Rating 5.0
    Photo of The Summit of Mali i Ostrovicës Photo of The Summit of Mali i Ostrovicës Photo of The Summit of Mali i Ostrovicës

    Hardly anyone seems to know where Ostrovicë Mountain is. There is even wild disagreement on various maps as to its altitude or the highest point of its long summit ridge. From all the mountains in the south of Albania, O...

    Ostrovice mountain is at the very heart of southern Albania's map, making the access from both west and east long and di...
    Gams
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  • near Palasë, Vlorë (Albania)
    Distance
    4.23mi
    Elevation +
    3967f
    TrailRank
    69| Rating 4.67
    Photo of An Albanian Ultra – Mali i Çikës Photo of An Albanian Ultra – Mali i Çikës Photo of An Albanian Ultra – Mali i Çikës

    An ultra-prominent peak, or Ultra in short, is a mountain with a topographic prominence of 1,500 meters or more. In order to climb a higher peak, you first have to descend at least 1500 meter. Prominence – at least for t...

    Nous n'avons que la première partie de la randonnée, vers le premier sommet. Déjà difficile. Mais le panorama est exce...
    Alexski
    Nice expirance.
    miki.rune
    This looks like an excellent hike and I would love to do it. I'm not in Albania yet. Do you know if it's possible to get...
    UnhingedBeauty
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  • Mali i Munellës from the South

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    near Solloman, Lezhë (Albania)
    Distance
    3.12mi
    Elevation +
    2037f
    TrailRank
    68| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Mali i Munellës from the South Photo of Mali i Munellës from the South Photo of Mali i Munellës from the South

    From the distance, Mali i Munellës looks like a giant tooth, like a molar sticking out of the gums. That is, of course, if you know where Munelle is, and from where to look for it. Munelle is the highest point of Lezh...

    Having seen Munella prominent in snow during some north-bound winter flights from Tirana, the wish to climb it is easily...
    Gams
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  • Valbona Theth Hike Albania

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    near Rrogam, Kukës (Albania)
    Distance
    9.86mi
    Elevation +
    2661f
    TrailRank
    68| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Valbona Theth Hike Albania Photo of Valbona Theth Hike Albania Photo of Valbona Theth Hike Albania

    A legendary hike from Valbona to Theth in Albanian Alps. This is moderately difficult hike (depends on your fitness) through stunning Valbona Pass. This hike is only a day hike and can be completed with 6-10 hours (also ...

    Just be ready for at least 4 hours walking. Anyway its so nice and beautiful
    DaniStory
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  • near Grumas, Shkodër (Albania)
    Distance
    8.10mi
    Elevation +
    3402f
    TrailRank
    66| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Albania: Theth to Maja e Zorzit (1663 m) Photo of Albania: Theth to Maja e Zorzit (1663 m) Photo of Albania: Theth to Maja e Zorzit (1663 m)

    A circular hike that starts at a "bridge" build by two pipes and then goes through the forest and finally to Maja e Zorzit (= Zorzit peak). The ascent is quite steep and the descent requires surefootedness since the trai...

    It's true: the hike is epic. Don't underestimate it. It's quite challenging at some points.
    Elmer Roze
    We followed this trail from Theth to the summit and descended the same way (we didn't make the whole loop). The trail wa...
    Iva Njunjic
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  • near Theth, Shkodër (Albania)
    Distance
    13.50mi
    Elevation +
    4334f
    TrailRank
    65| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Maja Arapit (Harapit / Arapi) from Theth: Circumnavigation of the great wall Photo of Maja Arapit (Harapit / Arapi) from Theth: Circumnavigation of the great wall Photo of Maja Arapit (Harapit / Arapi) from Theth: Circumnavigation of the great wall

    Arapit is one of the most prominent mountains seen from the Theth Valley. The mountain is "merely 2217m high (while most surrounding it are 200m higher) but its impressive 800m south wall (considered the highest in the B...

    Did this trail early June, the instructions were very detailed and easy to follow. We camped the night approximately hal...
    jimbo199
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  • Reps to Fan via Lajthize Plateau

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    Off Road
    near Blinisht, Lezhë (Albania)
    Distance
    25.82mi
    Elevation +
    4593f
    TrailRank
    64| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Reps to Fan via Lajthize Plateau Photo of Reps to Fan via Lajthize Plateau Photo of Reps to Fan via Lajthize Plateau

    When travelling on the Tirana - Kukes highway at a speed of 100 kilometers an hour, Guri i Nuses - for all its impressive glory and its summit cross - can only be seen for a split second. Don't even crane your neck along...

    This is a magnificent trail, the non-plus-ultra in the classical sense, that there is nothing further beyond, as the pil...
    Gams
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  • near Kuç, Vlorë (Albania)
    Distance
    22.13mi
    Elevation +
    3025f
    TrailRank
    63| Rating 4.33
    Photo of The Kuç Connection - Part 2 & 3; Kuç-Gusmar-Golem Photo of The Kuç Connection - Part 2 & 3; Kuç-Gusmar-Golem Photo of The Kuç Connection - Part 2 & 3; Kuç-Gusmar-Golem

    If you enjoy high mountain passes with some exposure, toying through gravelly riverbeds and splashing through fords with crystal clear waters, this outing is for you. While mountain ranges and rivers in this part of Alba...

    Unfortunately the route has been paved by now. Nice landscape though!
    tobi.keinath
    Exellent drive with light Enduros, water somtimes more then 1m deep. Absolute fantastic landscape. Truly one of the best...
    parabanbu
    beautiful
    BernardG
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  • near Pronovik, Berat (Albania)
    Distance
    45.79mi
    Elevation +
    9426f
    TrailRank
    63| Rating 4.89
    Photo of Top of Albania (Tomorri) and Gjerbes Loop Photo of Top of Albania (Tomorri) and Gjerbes Loop Photo of Top of Albania (Tomorri) and Gjerbes Loop

    This 4WD tour leads to the highest point in Albania that you can reach by car - 2379 meters high. It is not even very difficult, and is done by hundreds of cars every year especially around the Bektashi feast of Abbas Al...

    More then half of this trail is tarmac. The only little difficult was last aprox. 5 km to the peak. We did it with sligh...
    Jan Emmer
    I recommend this trip. Road is not difficult. It is able to m make it by every 4x4 car. Views are really amazing, especi...
    Boberki
    A lot of dedication was necessary to build this road making use of the extensive quarry road system. It cannot be missed...
    Gams
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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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  • Grama Bay - St. Andreas - Palasë

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    near Dukati i Ri, Vlorë (Albania)
    Distance
    8.04mi
    Elevation +
    1280f
    TrailRank
    62
    Photo of Grama Bay - St. Andreas - Palasë Photo of Grama Bay - St. Andreas - Palasë Photo of Grama Bay - St. Andreas - Palasë

    COASTAL TRAIL Grama Bay - St. Andreas - Palaeste One of the most beautiful Coastal Trails in South Albania. The Trek begins at the Grama Bay, continues with St. Andreas Bay and ends at Palasë. Grama Bay is only accessi...

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  • Zeza Canyon

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    near Larushk, Durrës (Albania)
    Distance
    8.08mi
    Elevation +
    1289f
    TrailRank
    61| Rating 3.75
    Photo of Zeza Canyon Photo of Zeza Canyon Photo of Zeza Canyon

    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 st...

    SOS - do not go to this trail as the quarry next to it has proven to be dangerous!!!!
    Tirana Outdoor - Expatsinalbania.com
    it was a easy hike and a beautiful view. After the canyon we go by foot and did the climbing of Kruja mountain. Thank yo...
    saimir24
    Easy nice hike, in the begging of the path pay attention because it is not always clear.
    mguida
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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 Palasë, Vlorë (Albania)
    Distance
    6.91mi
    Elevation +
    4331f
    TrailRank
    60
    Photo of Llogara Pass- Qorre Peak- Cika Ridge Photo of Llogara Pass- Qorre Peak- Cika Ridge Photo of Llogara Pass- Qorre Peak- Cika Ridge

    This trail is about 16 km long (return up and down). The path is well marked and in clear days without snow, there is no chance of loosing in the pine forest. There are red white red strips all over the path, marked on s...

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  • near Kallamas, Korçë (Albania)
    Distance
    7.75mi
    Elevation +
    1381f
    TrailRank
    60| Rating 4.56
    Photo of Kallamas Loop (Trail number 8 on the Prespa National Park hiking map) Photo of Kallamas Loop (Trail number 8 on the Prespa National Park hiking map) Photo of Kallamas Loop (Trail number 8 on the Prespa National Park hiking map)

    The trail starts at the hiking map in town. From there follow the road until you can turn left. This road climbes uphill. Once you leave the buildings behind you'll see the first marking. The wide path leads you steeply ...

    Super trail
    Prespa National Park
    Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful trail. It was one of the highlights of our holiday in 2019! We did the trai...
    Pijlmans
    Nice trail, but sometimes hard and passages to climb (on seashore) Don't forget your GPS or Mobile Phone, because you ...
    Lothar Marth
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  • near Kukaj, Kukës (Albania)
    Distance
    10.21mi
    Elevation +
    5262f
    TrailRank
    60
    Photo of Maja e Rosit (Prokletije, Albania) Photo of Maja e Rosit (Prokletije, Albania) Photo of Maja e Rosit (Prokletije, Albania)

    Maja e Rosit or Rosni Vrh from Valbona Valley to Kukaj village there is a bus/van that will help you cross the dirth road faster, I took a short cut trough unmarked trail in the woods to Kukaj. At the first house in Kuka...

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  • Maja e Arapit 2218 M

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    near Theth, Shkodër (Albania)
    Distance
    13.73mi
    Elevation +
    7113f
    TrailRank
    60| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Maja e Arapit 2218 M Photo of Maja e Arapit 2218 M Photo of Maja e Arapit 2218 M

    Peak of Arapi is a prominent mountain with its impressive 800m south wall go down to the bottom of the Thethi valley. The trails start from Harusha Guesthouse and go up across the river Shale. There are two main routes t...

    Hi there, No we did not get a guide. The trail till Qafa e Pejes is easy to follow. At the beginining you just keep left...
    Detjon Skendaj
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  • Llogara National Park - Grama Bay

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    Hiking
    near Shalë, Vlorë (Albania)
    Distance
    8.37mi
    Elevation +
    1827f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo of Llogara National Park - Grama Bay Photo of Llogara National Park - Grama Bay Photo of Llogara National Park - Grama Bay

    Important Note (!): in Descent at the level of approximately 500 meters, we lost our tracks and we deviated from the path, because at this point we were threatened by the presence of the dogs of a Mountain Hut in the ar...

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  • Linzë - Dajti Express

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    near Linzë, Tirana (Albania)
    Distance
    4.60mi
    Elevation +
    2717f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo of Linzë - Dajti Express Photo of Linzë - Dajti Express Photo of Linzë - Dajti Express

    We took a very relaxed pace on a beautiful fall day in mid November and ended at Dajti Park. Took a short detour to see the church of st Mary - we weren't exactly sure which ruins were the church. We also had a couple wr...

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