Shala river, secret paradise of the Northern Albania

Shala River is definitely one of the most beautiful destinations of Albania. Reachable only by boat and surrounded by mountains, this river is a perfect getaway for those who want to get rid of the mobile connection. The source of this river is in the Albanian Alps.

 

About the Shala River

Lumi i Shalës is a river flowing inside the Albanian Alps. Its source is in the Okol, near from Radohina peak in Theth, very close to the border with Montenegro. It flows into the Koman Reservoir Lake. The length of this river is 36 km.

 

How to get there

Reaching this river is possible by boat only. During the summertime, a lot of small boats go there from Koman and Fierza. Koman is about 55 km from Shkoder, and you need around 1 hour and 30 min driving. The road in some parts is unpaved. It takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes to arrive from Koman to Shala River.

Fierza is about 20 km from Bajram Curri and it takes around 30 minutes to arrive in Fierza. In Fierza there are fewer boats that go to Shala River. It takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes to go from Fierza to Lumi i Shales.

There is a bus pickup service offered from a company too. Check out the bus timetable and pick up spots: Komani Lake Ferry

 

Guest Houses in Shala River

There are two main Guest Houses there. One is called Blini Park and the other one is Eagles Land. There you can find a place to sleep, local food and a bar with drinks. If you are a fan of camping, there you can find many camping spots as well.

 

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