Kosovo and Albania are located in the center point of the Balkan Peninsula (south-east of Europe). The major part of the relief is mountainous and hilly, and main mountain ranges are Sharr Mountains, Accursed Mountains and Radika Mountains.

In other words, hiking there is a great activity if you are planning an adventurous and active holiday.

Below you can find 5 highest mountain peaks in Kosovo and Albania:


5. Bistra, Sharr Mountains, 2’651 m/alt

Bistra, is the third highest peak in Kosovo, after Gjeravica and Rudoka. It is located in the border between Kosovo and Macedonia, with an elevation of 2’651 m/alt. There are a few trails where you can hike this peak, but the most common are from Prevalla, through Lumbardh river spring or through Jazhinca lake.

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4. Gjeravica, Accursed Mountains 2656 m/alt

Gjeravica hiking snow Kosovo

Gjeravica, 2656 m/alt is officially the highest peak in Kosovo (unofficially is Rudoka 2’658 m/alt). It is the second highest peak in the Accursed Mountains (Prokeltije) after Maja Jezerce 2’694 m/alt. The view of the Accursed Mountains from the top of Gjeravica is extremely impressive!

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3. Great Rudoka, Sharr Mountains 2’658 m/alt

Great Rudoka 2658 Brod Kosovo North Macedonia

The Great Rudoka 2’658 m/alt, unofficially the highest peak of Kosovo (officially is Gjeravica 2’656 m/alt). Located in the border between Kosovo and Macedonia, and it is part of the Sharr Mountains. A long hike in a meadow terrain, and a great adventure in the southern part of Kosovo.

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2. Maja Jezercë, Accursed Mountains, 2’694 m/alt

Maja Jezerce 2694 Albania

Maja Jezercë, the highest peak of Prokletije (the Accursed mountains), also known as the “Queen of the Alps” has an elevation of 2694 m/alt. You will have amazing views during all the trail! 

There are several ways of climbing this mountain, but the most popular one is starting from Fusha e Gjes’ in Valbona Valley to Maja Jezercë.

Read more: Maja Jezercë


1. Mount Korab, Radika Mountains, 2’764 m/alt

Highest Mountain Korab hiking Albania Macedonia

Mount Korab 2’764 m/alt is part of the Radika Mountains located in the border between Albania and Macedonia, therefore, it is the highest peak of these two countries, also it is the 4th highest peak in the Balkans. The terrain is mainly meadow but in some places, there are some rocky trails.

Read more: Mount Korab


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