Regardless of its size, Albania offers many activities for all its guests. Albania has everything from mountains to the sea, archaeological parks, and incredible hikes. The country is an exciting destination located on the Balkan and is one of the best spots to enjoy outdoor activities. Check out my list of the seven most scenic hikes in Albania. 


10. Famous Valbona to Theth trail

hiking Valbone Theth

Valbona to Theth (Valbona Theth) is among the most beautiful and popular hikes in the Accursed Mountains (Prokletije). During this hike, you will enjoy the view of the Valbona Valley and then Theth Valley. If you plan this hike, you will meet many outdoor enthusiasts worldwide. The highest peak of this trail is Qafa e Valbones (1’795 m/alt), where the view from there is majestic.

Read more: Valbona to Theth.


9. Hiking along Theth and Nderlysa National Parks

Blue Eye Theth Nderlysa Albania

Theth and Nderlysa are the Accursed Mountains’ most beautiful and isolated villages (Prokletije). Therefore the last few years, they have become famous destinations for outdoor enthusiasts worldwide.

Read more: Theth National Park.


8. Lake Bovilla, fantastic view from Gamti mountain

Lake Bovilla (Bovilla reservoir) is one of Albania’s most remarkable hidden gems. This reservoir provides most of the drinking water for the capital of Albania, Tirana. Located around 15 km from the capital of Albania, Tirana makes the place very reachable. You can go there for a picnic, or if you want more adventures, you can hike to the Gamti mountain where the view of Bovilla Lake is fantastic.

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7. Maja e Qorres, wild mountains, and heaven shorelines

Maja e Qorres Llogora National Park

Maja e Qorres is a high mountain peak in southern Albania; the hill has an altitude of 2018 meters and is the second highest peak of the Ceraunian Mountains, after Çika peak.

What makes this mountain very special is that it is located near the Ionian Sea, and the views of this sea from the Maja e Qorres Mountain are stunning. At the highest point of this mountain, you will be rewarded with a superb view: wild mountains and heaven shorelines extending along the Ionian coast. Read more: Maja e Qorres

6. Maja e Rosit 360 degrees views along the trail

Maja e Rosit Rosni Vrh Albania Montenegro view

Maja e Rosit (Rosni Vrh) is the 15th-highest peak of the Accursed Mountains (Prokletije). It is also called “Maja e Roshit” and “Rosni Peak.” It’s a perfect hiking peak located on the border between Albania and Montenegro. During the hike, you can see and enjoy the view of Valbona Valley, Maja e Thate Peak, Maja Jezerca Peak, Karanfilat range of mountains, Vajusha Peak, etc. So, the idea during the hike is 360 degrees and magical.

Read more: Maja e Rosit

5. Maja Jezercë – “The Queen of the Accursed Mountains” 2694 m/alt, Albania

Maja Jezercë, the highest peak of Prokletije (the Accursed Mountains), is also known as the “Queen of the Alps.” With an elevation of 2694 m/alt. Amazing views during the path! Reaching the summit of Maja Jezerce is an unforgettable adventure, but it’s not for the faint-hearted.

Read more: Maja Jezercë

4. Jezerca Lakes from Valbona, a challenging off-trail hike

Jezerca Lakes Valbona

Jezerca Lakes (also called Buni I Jezercës) is a unique outdoor destination near the highest peak of the Accursed Mountains (Prokletije), Maja Jezercë. The easiest way to go to the lakes is from Vusanje in Montenegro. But, if you want an off-trail adventure, you should try going from Valbona Valley National Park in Albania.

Read more: Jezerca Lakes.

3. Kalabak Peak, a fairytale hike along the colorful trail

Kalabak peak trail is part of the Sharr Mountains and High Scardus Trail, one of the most beautiful and colorful hikes. Located right on the border between Kosovo and Albania, this trail links the village of Shishtavec and Caje in Albania. It is about 2200 years old, and during the Roman Empire, it was called Scardus. The name Scardus comes from Latin, which means colorful.

Read more: Kalabak Peak.


2. Grama Bay and Shën Andre Bay – the heaven on Earth

Grama Bay Albania

Grama Bay and Shën Andre Bay are the most beautiful outdoor destinations ever. Located in an unexplored part of Albania, the Bays remain a virgin. Hiking from Palasë to Shen Andre first, and then to Grama Bay, is one of the most beautiful hikes in southern Albania.

Read more: Grama Bay and Shen Andre Bay.


1. Hiking from Lepushe up to Talijakna Peak

Lëpushë is a small village in Northern Albania, the border between Albania and Montenegro. It is part of the Kelmend region in Shkodër County. Lëpushë is well known for its beautiful nature, great destination, and strategic point for hiking trails.

The best view is hiking up to Talijanka Peak, where you can enjoy the beautiful views of Karafili Massif. Read more: Lepushë to Vajusha.


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