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Tirana round trip

64 km Distance
525 m Ascent
521 m Descent

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If you want to explore the outskirts of Tirana, this is a convenient way to do so. Most of this track is on paved roads, and if not, the gravel roads are of a good quality.  Only the very western section is a bit more challenging and you may need to walk for some hunders of meters.

You will get to:

  • the cosy student city.
  • the Farka lake which is good for a swim.
  • the Petrelë castle, from which you have a nice view.
  • a long valley with only a few villages and farms.
  • Camping Tirana where is a lake to swim in. You can ask at the campsite to use the shower. Please leave a donation for this service.


If you cannot make the whole trip in one day, you can use the connection to the city center (half way the trip) on the very busy old main road to Durres. I could not find a reasonable option to avoid this.

In order to save some time and energy you can skip the vistit to Petrelë castle by not climbing up, and even by using he shortcut as mentioned in the waypoints.