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Σύνολο σημείων 471

Uploaded 19 Ιουνίου 2013

Recorded Ιουνίου 2013

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1.299 m
151 m
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7,9
16
31,64 km

4996 εμφανίσεις, 327 αποθηκεύσεις

κοντά στην περιοχή Shtish-Tufinë, Tiranë (Albania)

The fabled Arber road, whenever it will be completed, is going to be the fastet connection between West and East, or Tirana and Burrel, Klos, Peshkopi and Dibra in Macedonia. For now and for some years to come, it will remain the stuff for adventurers, off road enthusiasts and those in search of rarely climbed mountains.

The offroad trip from Dajti Mountain to Klos (via Shengjergj and Guri Bardhe - wikiloc # 1959594) has been the most viewed and downloaded trail among our Albania trails. The present trail is no less challenging and quite comparable. It joins the Dajti to Klos trail in Guri Bardhë, and might be a little shorter overall. This gives time to do some interesting hike along the way - we climbed Mali i Papatit. We gleaned the name of the mountain from a map, though it is not widely known and even the shepherd on its ridge wasn't sure about the proper designation.

Until 2012, the beginning of the Arber Road squeezed itself through the Tirana River Canyon (also called Shkalla Tujanit) along a narrow and at places precarious road before it entered the wide hinterland belonging to the communa Zall. In mid 2013, construction of the Arber road has reached the end of the Tirana River Canyon, somewhat diminishing its beauty. The road still needs to be surfaced. From there onward, the road deteriorates, though it also has some stretches where movement is more straightforward. The road passes through several villages belonging to Zall, before it reachs the height of land near Qafa e Murrizes. From here towards Guri Bardhe, landslides and logging trucks had destroyed parts of the old road, which has some difficult spots. Not recommended when wet. From Guri Bardhë, follow the road to Klos as per trail #1959594. This will add another 10 kilometer to the trail before reaching the highway connecting Burrel and Bulqize.

Note that there is a shortcut between waypoint 05 and 07, though it may be steep and difficult, depending on conditions.

The time indicated includes the climb to Mali e Papatit. The drive alone may take 4 hours.

There are several offroad trails connecting Tirana area to the Burrel - Klos - Bulqize axis. From north to south these are:

Kruja - Qafe Shtame - Burrel (#1841390), with a possible variation when starting from Bovilla Lake (#2153910).

Arber road, passing Zall - Qafa e Murizes - Guri Bardhë - Klos (this trail)

Dajti Mountain - Shengjergj - Guri Bardhë - Klos (#1959594)

Dajti Mountain - Shengjergj - Bizë - Kraste - Bulqize. It is also possible to connect from Elbasan to Bizë (#3197471 and #3197637)

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