The territory of Albania is rich with mountains and hills , that makes up 2/3 of the total area. The most important mountain area for sport activities are Dajti ,Llogara, Dardha, Bozdoveci , Voskopoja, Valbona and Thethi/ Those spots offers a lot of possibilities for a wide range of activities such as mounting , trekking, walking, caving, mount biking etc
Alpinism . Albania has a tradition to this activity .The Albanian Federation of Alpinism is established in the year 1958. This federation has organized a lot of activities especially in the most spectacular mountain areas of Albania. The most important spot available for mount climbing are Biza ( Tirana District) ,Razma ( Albanian Alps) , Llogaraja ( Vlora district) , the Fir of Hotova ( Permet District) , the forest of Germenji (Kolonja district ). Lura ( Dibra district)
The trekking and mount climbing have very good natural conditions in the territory of Albania. These activities can be applying from north to south. It is known the ” trekking of Cika mountain ‘ which is developed in the southwest of Albania. This trekking is organized through the very interesting track Dukat – terbac – Vranisht – Kuc – Kudhes – Qeparo . The other areas are located in the Albanian Alps as in vermosh, Theth, Razem , Boge, Valobone etc. Other areas are in mount Tomorri ( berat and Skrapar districts) , Vithkuq Voskopoja, Drenova ( Korça district) , Guri I Kamjes ( Pogradec district) . the Drino valley , the track from Borsh to Zhulat etc.
Walking . It is widely applied in Albania. Normally the residents who lives in countryside serves as a local guide to different tracks
Skiing . It is especially applied in the region of Korça. The most important areas for this kind of activity are Voskopja and Boboshtica (Bigelli) . In these two areas are fond the ski platforms . Other places suitable for skiing are Shishtavec ( Kukes district) , Biza ( Tirana district) , Gjinari ( Elbasan District) Albanian alps ( Razma, boga, Thethi, vermoshi) ,Grabova ( gramshi District)
Vokopoja is located 21 far away from the city of Korça at the height of 1.160 meter above sea level . It is well known for it good and healthy climate. During the winter it is very good for skiing and other winter sports. . The village itself is very attractive with a number of churches and monasteries holding a valuable paintings and frescoes.
Razma. It is located 41 km far away from Shkodra . It is an ideal place to practice climbing and skiing. Accommodation is available there.
Caving . Because of the great existence of lot of carbonate formations in Albania one can find many caves with great interest to be explored . Only in the region of Shokra there are 35 of them . Close to capital of the country there is “Pellumbasi Cave’ which is very interesting . The biggest cave in Albania is Pirrogoshi find in district of Skrapar
Mount Bike. It can be applied in Albanian Alps. There are maps prepared by Unversity of Shkodra in cooperation with university of Podgorica.
Fishing . Is one of the main activity in coastal zone and rivers as well. Fishing is open all year round . You can go for mountain fishing in the rivers of Valbona and Thethi.
Water sports .Kayaking and rafting are popular in the rivers of Osum . Especially in the segment between Qafezez – Miçan – Ciorovode. In this segment there are the beautiful canyons of Osum river. The other places are the river Vjosa ( Ura e dashit , Canyon of Lengarica), the rivers of Shala and Valbona in Albanian Apls .
Air Sports. This activity has started after the 90es . The best place to apply this sport is the Pass of Llogara where the direction of wind is very suitable. Other places where the aeronautic Club of Albania organized the “free flights” are Dajti, Morava , Dhermiu.
Horse riding . Has started as activity 100 years ago in Shkodra. It was active also during the time of the kingdom . After the Second World War it practiced only by the army. . Today is more popular in Shkodra, Durres, Tirana, Elbasan ,Cerrik ,Korçe, Divjaka, Berat ,Vlora, Lura, Shishtavec, .
Underwater activities . There are several parts of the Albanian coast which are excellent for diving. Those are Karaburun peninsula, the island of Sazan , cape of Rodon and Lagji. These places are rich with maritime flora and fauna, shipwrecked , corals and other objects.
In the Dhermiu beach for each year are organized course for diving with professional licence.
Diving in Albania
Albania offers multiple diving opportunities, especially in the Ionian coast where besides the rich submarine fauna you can see sank boats or archeological rests. It is not common to find diving equipment or diving clubs on the beaches, but you can use the following contact to organize a diving session:
Diving in Albania
Polska Baza Nurkowa – Polish Diving Base
ALBANIA – SARANDA
mobile for international: +48 603 92 92 29
mobile Albania: +355 694 359 609
mobile Greg deRegovski: +355 695 113 923
skype: baza-albania or deregowskig
Instructor CMAS M2
mobile for international: +48 601 92 92 55
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