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Hike the beautiful mountains of southern Albania, from the beaches of Albanian riviera all the way to the mountain tops. There are several marked trails that will allow you to explore the most beautiful places in the region - through the historical trails, first used thousands of years ago. Below, you can find descriptions and basic information about the individual hiking trails. The meeting place of our trails is located in Nivica - this is where you need to gather to start hiking any of them. An interactive map will soon follow. And before you go, read our safety precautions!
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THE NIVICA HISTORY TRAILRecommended time: 4 hours
Distance: 6,9 km / 4.2 miles
A circle trail that leads through the Nivica canyon. Explore the ruins of Nivica's castle and descend below to several waterfalls, with continuation around an ancient shrine in the oak forest, which is still being used by the locals.
MAJOR BILL TILLMAN'S TRAILRecommended time: 1 day
Distance: 20 km / 12.4 miles
Beautiful trail leading to Nivica through the magnificient Nivica canyons. It used to be the main path (until 1960's) connecting it to center of the region, the city of Tepelene. There is a plenty of water (drinkable right from the river) and the famous aquaduct of Ali Pasha of Tepelene can be seen from the trail shortly after leaving Tepelene. There is a lack of mobile phone signal in the canyon.
THE SUMMIT OF MOUNT KËNDREVICARecommended time: 14 hours
Distance: 17,6 km / 10,9 miles + 2x 4,7 km / 2,9 miles (climb and descent, approx. 1200 height meters)
Hike to the summit of Mount Këndrevica (Maja e Këndrevicës, 2102 m), which is the highest mountain in the surrounding area. Set off early in the morning from Nivica to be able to reach the top and return before sundown. In good weather, the Ionian sea can be see from the summit. Water source is available not far from the place, where the climb starts.
THE COASTAL TRAILRecommended time: 1,5 days
Distance: 38 km / 23.6 miles
The trail that leads from the coastal town of Borsh through the canyons to the heart of the highlands of Kurvelesh, the village of Nivica. There is a plenty of water, several waterfalls and cultural monuments to explore on the way.
THE NORMAN TRAILRecommended time: 2 days
Distance: 39,7 km / 24.6 miles
Another historical trail, which leads further south through the village of Golem, the picturesque Kaparjel and the virgin nature of its canyon, where Norman armies used to march in the Middle Ages. A pleasant hike with a plenty of water along the way.