Cave of Pëllumbas: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Tirana: Hiking to Pellumbas Cave & visiting the Canyon

From Tirana: Hiking to Pellumbas Cave & visiting the Canyon

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 .

From Tirana: Hiking to Pellumbas cave and Petrela Castle

From Tirana: Hiking to Pellumbas cave and Petrela Castle

Discover the fascinating Pellumbas Cave, also known as the Black Cave, nestled near Pellumbas village in Albania. Our journey begins with a scenic 35-minute car ride from Tirana to Pellumbas village, where we'll embark on a memorable hiking adventure. The well-marked path, of moderate difficulty, winds through a captivating landscape that includes lush forests, the tranquil Erzen River, the majestic Dajti Mountain, and breathtaking vistas of Tirana city. As we trek to the cave, soaking in the natural beauty, the journey takes approximately 1 hour. Upon reaching the cave entrance, we'll pause briefly to catch our breath before venturing inside. The cave's interior is expansive, resembling an underground mine. Illuminating our way with torches, we'll marvel at its unique and mesmerizing features. Pellumbas Cave is renowned in Europe for its six well-defined karst galleries, and it sits at an elevation of 350 meters, forming a tunnel that stretches an impressive 70-80 meters in length. Following your exploration of Pellumbas Cave, embark on a scenic 35-minute drive to Petrela Castle, a historic fortress nestled 12 kilometers south of Tirana. With roots tracing back to the 4th century AD, this well-preserved castle boasts impressive stone walls and towers, offering visitors a glimpse into medieval Albanian military architecture. Take in breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and learn about its rich history.

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Valter was a fantastic tour guide: he is funny, insightful and very friendly. He helped us navigate what would have been a very tricky journey otherwise. He was great with picking us up and made sure we were ready for the day ahead and ensured we had the best experience possible. Very hospitable tour guide.

Bleard was an excellent guide, very involved and provided us with a lot of information. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves to be outdoors, hiking and nature. We had a very fun time and would do it all over again!

Great, the guide was very friendly and essential to avoid getting lost (in the mountains as well as in the dark cave) and passed on very good information!

It was amazing and our tourguide jack,(i kmow its wrong spelling ) was very funny and helpful. I It was the highlight of our trip. It was worth it

It was a very good trip, we really enjoyed it. Recommended!