From Tirana: Hiking to Pellumbas Cave & visiting the Canyon

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Escape Tirana to explore the great Albanian countryside. Hike through river, canyon and forests to get to the Black Cave with a guide on a scenic tour.


  • Get a glimpse of Albanian countryside, nature and lifestyle
  • Hike from the village of Pëllumbas to the Black Cave
  • Enjoy a view of wild mountains and valleys with the canyon of Erzeni river
  • Enter the dark cave and observe the rock formations with torchlight
  • Refresh yourself to Erzeni river


Explore the natural wonders and archaeological significance of the Cave of Pellumbas on a thrilling hike. The Pellumbas Cave, also known as the Black Cave, has a history dating back to the Paleolithic period. Catch spectacular views of the Black Cave and Erzeni Canyon. Travel from Tirana to Pellumbasi village for 35 minutes. Once at Pellumbasi, start the hike towards your destination. Enjoy views of the forest, the Erzen River, and Dajti Mountain from the marked trail. The hike to the cave takes about 1 hour to complete. Upon arrival at the cave entrance, give your feet a break. When ready, step inside to start your cave exploration. The space is very large and looks like a mine. See the cave and its unique stalagmites and stalactites with the help of torchlight. The cave stands at 350 meters above sea level and forms a tunnel 70-80 meters long. It is said to be one of the earliest prehistoric settlements of the area. After exploring the cave, head down to the village and: Option 1: June - September: you will drive 10 min to the river to swim and refresh after the hike Option 2: October - May: you will hike down of the village to see a part of the river and canyon ( Because of the weather this period of time you can’t swim ) . After that back in Tirana .


English speaking tour guide Transportation by air conditioned Van Pick up and drop off from your hotel/accommodation located in Tirana Helmet and lights All entrance fees

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