From Tirana: Bovilla Lake Hiking Tour with Hotel Transfers

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Explore Lake Bovilla, one of Albania's hidden gems, on a guided trip from Tirana. Enjoy a hike to the top of the "Balcony of Bovilla" for views of the lake and the green hills that surround it.


  • Escape from the Capital City’s Vibrance & get into nature!
  • Enjoy the hiking trail to “Balcony of Bovilla” on Gamti Mountain
  • Breathtaking panoramic views and fresh air
  • Welcoming Coffee (Optional)
  • Free bottle of water for every customer!


Lake Bovilla is one of the most amazing hidden gems in Albania. This reservoir provides most of the drinking water for the capital city of Albania- Tirana, and is located around 25 km from the city. If you look around, you will see the green peaks of the mountains that give the lake its astonishing view. You will see to the west the mountains of Gamti and Brari, as well as Dajti Mountain to the southeast. Lake Bovilla has nature that has been barely touched by human hands where there is plenty of wildlife roaming around, not to mention the breathtaking panoramic views it provides! A private guided tour that starts with picking you up from your accommodation at 9:00 am and start driving towards Bovilla Lake. Half of the drive will be asphalt, and the other half will be off road until we will get closer to the mountains where you will be serenaded with the views of the mountains. Upon arrival at Bovilla Lake, we will park and start our hike to the top of the mountain where the trail to the top begins. The hike is not intensive and very enjoyable because the views get better with each step! It takes around 30 minutes to get to the top, but on our way we will have a break at Bovilla Restaurant for a coffee/cold drink (optional/extra fee) and enjoy the amazing view. After that we will head to a little more challenging short hike, up to the very top of “Bovilla Balcony” to enjoy the breathtaking view. You will have some time to take photos and to eat some food that you can bring with you (there is also the option to eat at Bovilla Restaurant and try some Albanian traditional cuisine). After enjoying the views from the top of Gamti Mountain, we will head back down the way we came where you will be given the option to swim in the lake after all the hiking is complete. This will conclude the tour and we will drive you back to your hotel, leaving you with amazing memories and stories to share with all of your friends and families!


Hotel pickup and drop-off in Tirana Air-conditioned transportation Driver/guide Hiking tour Entrance fee for hiking stairs in Bovilla Bottle of water

Important Information

  • This tour will take place rain or shine. You will be climbing several hundred meters up a mountain.

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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