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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 ofMaja Kolata / Kolac (2556m)  from Albania, Cerem or Valbona: The Albanian Alps' forgotten peak Photo ofMaja Kolata / Kolac (2556m)  from Albania, Cerem or Valbona: The Albanian Alps' forgotten peak Photo ofMaja 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
    83| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofUltra: Papingut from Permet Photo ofUltra: Papingut from Permet Photo ofUltra: 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 ofValbona to Theth Photo ofValbona to Theth Photo ofValbona 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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  • Zeza Canyon Alpine Loop

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    near Barkanesh, Durrës (Albania)
    Distance
    6.47mi
    Elevation +
    2244f
    TrailRank
    72| Rating 3.95
    Photo ofZeza Canyon Alpine Loop Photo ofZeza Canyon Alpine Loop Photo ofZeza 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 ofThe Summit of Mali i Ostrovicës Photo ofThe Summit of Mali i Ostrovicës Photo ofThe 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 ofAn Albanian Ultra – Mali i Çikës Photo ofAn Albanian Ultra – Mali i Çikës Photo ofAn 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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  • Valbona Theth Hike Albania

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    near Rrogam, Kukës (Albania)
    Distance
    9.86mi
    Elevation +
    2661f
    TrailRank
    69| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofValbona Theth Hike Albania Photo ofValbona Theth Hike Albania Photo ofValbona 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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  • 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 ofMali i Munellës from the South Photo ofMali i Munellës from the South Photo ofMali 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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  • near Grumas, Shkodër (Albania)
    Distance
    8.10mi
    Elevation +
    3402f
    TrailRank
    67| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofAlbania: Theth to Maja e Zorzit (1663 m) Photo ofAlbania: Theth to Maja e Zorzit (1663 m) Photo ofAlbania: 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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  • Maja e Arapit 2218 M

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    near Theth, Shkodër (Albania)
    Distance
    13.73mi
    Elevation +
    7113f
    TrailRank
    66| Rating 4.5
    Photo ofMaja e Arapit 2218 M Photo ofMaja e Arapit 2218 M Photo ofMaja 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...

    After Pejes the difficulty goes from moderate to hard and is a constant flow of only moves, stepping over gaps and scram...
    D T 8
    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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  • near Theth, Shkodër (Albania)
    Distance
    13.50mi
    Elevation +
    4334f
    TrailRank
    65| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofMaja Arapit (Harapit / Arapi) from Theth: Circumnavigation of the great wall Photo ofMaja Arapit (Harapit / Arapi) from Theth: Circumnavigation of the great wall Photo ofMaja 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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  • near Theth, Shkodër (Albania)
    Distance
    8.62mi
    Elevation +
    1391f
    TrailRank
    65
    Photo ofTheth - Syri i Kalter (Blue Eye) - Nderlysaj Photo ofTheth - Syri i Kalter (Blue Eye) - Nderlysaj Photo ofTheth - Syri i Kalter (Blue Eye) - Nderlysaj

    Hiking trail in Theth National Park, northern Albania, to one of the most beautiful spots of the country: the Blue Eye of the north (Syri i Kalter). After a 2h drive from Shköder, I park the car after crossing the Theth ...

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  • Mali i Shëndëllisë

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    near Kashisht, Gjirokastër (Albania)
    Distance
    4.27mi
    Elevation +
    3760f
    TrailRank
    63
    Photo ofMali i Shëndëllisë Photo ofMali i Shëndëllisë Photo ofMali 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 ofGrama Bay - St. Andreas - Palasë Photo ofGrama Bay - St. Andreas - Palasë Photo ofGrama 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
    62| Rating 3.75
    Photo ofZeza Canyon Photo ofZeza Canyon Photo ofZeza 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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  • near Palasë, Vlorë (Albania)
    Distance
    6.91mi
    Elevation +
    4331f
    TrailRank
    62
    Photo ofLlogara Pass- Qorre Peak- Cika Ridge Photo ofLlogara Pass- Qorre Peak- Cika Ridge Photo ofLlogara 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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  • Llogara National Park - Grama Bay

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    near Shalë, Vlorë (Albania)
    Distance
    8.37mi
    Elevation +
    1827f
    TrailRank
    62
    Photo ofLlogara National Park - Grama Bay Photo ofLlogara National Park - Grama Bay Photo ofLlogara 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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  • near Kukaj, Kukës (Albania)
    Distance
    10.21mi
    Elevation +
    5262f
    TrailRank
    62
    Photo ofMaja e Rosit (Prokletije, Albania) Photo ofMaja e Rosit (Prokletije, Albania) Photo ofMaja 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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  • near Çerem, Kukës (Albania)
    Distance
    9.76mi
    Elevation +
    3245f
    TrailRank
    62
    Photo ofÇerem - Dobërdol (Albanian Alps) Photo ofÇerem - Dobërdol (Albanian Alps) Photo ofÇerem - Dobërdol (Albanian Alps)

    PEAKS OF THE BALKANS info: Çerem, Albania – Dobërdol, Albania Markings: white/red This day involves a transfer hike from Çerem to Dobërdol, a remote shepherd’s village accessible only by mule tracks and populated only ...

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  • near Kallamas, Korçë (Albania)
    Distance
    7.75mi
    Elevation +
    1381f
    TrailRank
    61| Rating 4.56
    Photo ofKallamas Loop (Trail number 8 on the Prespa National Park hiking map) Photo ofKallamas Loop (Trail number 8 on the Prespa National Park hiking map) Photo ofKallamas 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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  • First Snow on Mali i Buretos

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    near Hoxhallare, Gjirokastër (Albania)
    Distance
    7.98mi
    Elevation +
    3632f
    TrailRank
    61| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofFirst Snow on Mali i Buretos Photo ofFirst Snow on Mali i Buretos Photo ofFirst 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 Rrogam, Kukës (Albania)
    Distance
    6.72mi
    Elevation +
    1519f
    TrailRank
    61
    Photo ofUjëVarra Valbonës / Waterfalls of Valjbona Photo ofUjëVarra Valbonës / Waterfalls of Valjbona Photo ofUjëVarra Valbonës / Waterfalls of Valjbona

    UjëVarra Valbonës / Waterfalls of Valjbona from Valbona Valley There is a mini bus that can take you from one end of the road to the other for 2.5 eur per person or 25 eur per van/trip. From the end of the road you have...

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  • Linzë - Dajti Express

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    near Linzë, Tirana (Albania)
    Distance
    4.60mi
    Elevation +
    2717f
    TrailRank
    60
    Photo ofLinzë - Dajti Express Photo ofLinzë - Dajti Express Photo ofLinzë - 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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  • near Rrogam, Kukës (Albania)
    Distance
    10.14mi
    Elevation +
    4600f
    TrailRank
    60
    Photo ofMaja Jezerce (Maja Jezercë) Prokletije, Albania Photo ofMaja Jezerce (Maja Jezercë) Prokletije, Albania Photo ofMaja Jezerce (Maja Jezercë) Prokletije, Albania

    Maja Jezerce is highest peak on Prokletije or Accursed Mountain as known in most of the parts of the world. It is also known as Albanian Alps very popular for it's hiking and tracking trails from Valbona to Teth Valley a...

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  • near Labova e Madhe, Gjirokastër (Albania)
    Distance
    2.47mi
    Elevation +
    125f
    TrailRank
    59| Rating 4.87
    Photo ofAlong the Edge - Maja e Strakovecit Photo ofAlong the Edge - Maja e Strakovecit Photo ofAlong 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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