3 Days Walking tour itinerary for Tirana: Cover The Capital & Hike In The Scenic Countryside
Take the hike across forests and rivers to Pellumbas Cave and spend some time exploring its tunnels. Next day, go on a city tour of the capital and on the final day, drive to Bovilla Reservoir for a hike in pristine nature.
Pellumbas cave - hiking
Meet at the hotel or at the appointment/meeting place.
Start your trip to the Pellumbas Cave with the Tirana tour guide. The Pellumbas Cave, also known as the Black Cave, is an archaeological site in Albania near the village of Pellumbas. You will travel from Tirana to Pellumbasi village with a minibus for 45 min.
Hike to the Cave. The path is an average level and it’s marked. The forest, the Erzen River, Dajti Mountain and the view of the city of Tirana make it an unforgettable place. Hiking to the cave lasts about 1 hour. Once you reach the cave entrance, you take a short break and go inside to explore it.
Inside is a very large space and looks like a mine. With the lighters, you will see and explore the cave with its unique and fascinating look. This cave entered six well-known karsties for the existence of tires in Europe. The cave is 350 meters above sea level and forms a tunnel 70-80 meters long.
After exploring the Cave, you’ll eat the food taken with you and relax in nature.
Head back down to the village (around 45 min ) and return to Tirana.
Free time in Tirana.
Distance: 1.53 km
Min Altitute: 496 m
Max Altitute: 549
Visiting tirana city - walking tour
After breakfast, start visiting Tirana. It starts with a new opened Atonic nuclear bunker, the Bunk’Art2 Museum in Tirana opened to the public describing it as a museum throwing light on political persecution during the Albanian communist era. The museum – called Bunk’Art 2 – is also intended as a memorial to the tens of thousands of people who were imprisoned and executed by the communist regime”.
Continue with National Historical Museum followed by a stop at the Mosque of Et`hem Bey built-in 1793.
The Opera House (National Theatre of Opera and Ballet) looks over the Scanderbeg Square. A walk in the main boulevard provides a close sight of the City Hall and a number of Governmental buildings, on both sides. You cannot miss the National Gallery of Arts along this walk.
In the evening, a visit to the former Communist Residential area, with modern bars, restaurants and pubs where the populated by different age groups, especially Albanian youth.
Bovilla reservoir - hiking
Meet in the morning at 08:00 AM at the hotel and start your trip to the lake of Bovilla. The road is about 21 km distance where half of it is off road. You will look at the suburban neighbourhoods of Tirana where you will see a very different lifestyle from the city.
Drive up the lake dam and after you reach Bovilla Lake.
Prepare to hike in Mount Gamti. The track to hike is a simple level where every step gives you a more beautiful view as you reach the top. Hiking lasts about 40 minutes.
On the top of the hill, there is an impressive view of the lake and the green hills surrounding it. Time to rest, to enjoy the gorgeous view, to play with each other, to talk and to eat food under the shadows of the cave.
Return by the same track which takes about 30 minutes.
Go on a short stop at the river below the dam where the formed canyons are unique and, if you want, you can swim in the freshwater of the river.
After all this adventure, we are ready to return to Tirana. Back to Tirana and end of service.
Min Altitude: 460 m
Max Altitude: 620 m
Distance: 0.96 km
Dedicated professional Tirana tour guide throughout the whole tour
Transport by air-conditioned car
2 nights accommodation (hotel/guesthouse)
Hotel pick up and departure
Single room occupancy is possible on extra charge.
Everything not mentioned in the included section.
Tirana, the capital of Albania, is one of the most attractive places. The city is always a mix of the old and the new that are in harmony with each other. There are Communist flats painted with modern pictures. The clock tower and the new Scanderbeg Square that are close to each other but with a completely different story; the noisy city with its quiet surroundings.
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