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6 people


Albanian, English

About this activity

This day trip is for adventurous people who like exploring caves and the rural areas that

surround Tirana.We will make a fantastic hike with wonderful views, explore the inside of

the cave with torches where you can find stunning stalactites and stalagmites and bats

hanging on the sealing. We will pass along the river, where when the weather is good you

can take a refreshing swim, and taste some of the delicious local dishes.


We will leave Tirana for a drive of about 45 minutes to the village of Pellumbas. After a

coffee at a local bar (where you can also taste the locally produced liquour raki) we start

walking along the 2 km trail that leads to “Shpella e Zeze” or “The Black Cave of

Pellumbas”. The trail is safe for hikers as of 2010, when the entire path was repaired by

the Outdoor Albania Association. The view from the trail is spectacular, with the

mountainside dropping down into the canyon of Erzen River.

The cave stands at an elevation of 350 meters and is said to be one of the earliest

prehistoric settlements of the area. Tools and artifacts dating back to the Neolith, Bronze

and Iron eras have been found there, as well as fossils attributed to the cave bears (ursus

spelae) that lived in the cave more than 10,000 years ago.

You will enter the cave and observe the stalactites and stalagmites, and you might even be

able to track a bat’s nest. Those who prefer to stay outside will have to wait for 15 minutes

while enjoying the wonderful view. We will then walk back to Pellumbas village and enjoy

a nice refreshing swim in the river. This is followed by a delicious light lunch of dishes that

are typical to the area. After some relaxing and Turkish coffee in the garden, the group will

take the local minibus back to Tirana.

Level of the tour: Moderate

No previous hiking experience is needed. However, you should be fit enough to hike uphill for

about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

What to bring

You are requested to wear walking shoes, bring enough water for the hike (1.5 liters), wear a

cap and carry their swimming suits and a towel.


This is a group activity; you are requested to respect the advice of the guide and stay in a group.

Other Disclosures

Torches will be provided to you before entering the cave.

More info

  • Duration: 1 days
  • Departs: Tirana central location
  • Returns: Returns to original departure point

Children Policy

Children are welcome on the tour; however, they should have some experience with hiking.

Children under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult.


0 – 3 hours



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