Rural Tirana – Caves,canyons and castles
The Cave of Pellumbas is a karst cave located close to Tirana County. It lies about 500 m above the Adriatic, on the slopes of mount Dajti 1,613 m. The cave is one of among six karstic caves that exist in Europe.
- Explore inside the Black Cave
- Hike the countryside of Tirana
- Visit Petrel castle
- Small group size
- Professional guide/driver
- Transportation with comfortable car
- Visit inside the Black Cave and Petrela castle
- Personal expenses
Meet with your private guide in your hotel lobby and continue driving to Pellumbas village. From the center of the village, we prepare to hike for around one hour to the Black Cave. The path goes along the Erzeni river, with clear blue waters and canyons. After 2 km walking we arrive at the entrance of the cave. The cave has a length of 360 m with a width that can vary between 10–15 meters and a vertical range of 45 m. The importance of the complex is due to the remains of ancient human culture which belongs back to the Paleolithic age. Inside the cave, you will be able to enjoy beautiful stalactites and stalagmites.
After the visit to the cave, we head back to the village through a wonderful trail with amazing landscapes. We take the car and drive for 30 minutes to Petrela castle. The town and its castle are built on a huge stone on top of a small hill. The castle has views of the Erzen valley, the hills, olive groves, and surrounding mountains. Today Petrela is a very nice village and a tourist hotspot very closed to Tirana.
Here we will enjoy a traditional meal at a local restaurant. In the afternoon drive back to your hotel.
This tour requires moderate hiking in natural trails for almost 4km. We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and bringing with you water, a hat, sunglasses and sun cream.