Ώρα  2 ώρες 48 λεπτά

Σύνολο σημείων 469

Uploaded 20 Οκτωβρίου 2013

Recorded Οκτωβρίου 2013

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1.358 m
1.091 m
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1,5
2,9
5,83 km

2367 εμφανίσεις, 26 αποθηκεύσεις

κοντά στην περιοχή Gjorkaj, Elbasan (Albania)

Maja e Ostrovices, near Elbasan, has the same name as its more famous namesake in Korca region, though it is 1000 Meter lower. We therefore call it Maja e Ostrovices (e vogel, or the small one), and hope that nobody takes offense.

We noticed Ostrovice when travelling from Studen to Librazhd, and Ostrovice appears as a sharp pyramid to the west. We immediately decided to give it a try at the next possible date. Ostrovice sits somewhere between Labinot in Elbasan district and Shengjergj in Tirana district.

The biggest challenge for hiking Ostrovice, therefore, is to find it. The best approach is from Elbasan. Continue on the old military road connecting Elbasan-Tirana (SH4) beyond Labinot until Waypoint A. Turn right here to Benë, where the road ends. Do not go to Benë village, but stop at the trailhead as indicated. It is also possible to get to waypoint A when taking the SH4 from Tirana, but a four wheel drive with high clearance is necessary. It may take longer to drive to the trailhead than to climb to the summit.

The hike is easy and not strenuous. Still, we gave it a moderate rating, because orientation is not easy, and because its remoteness.

Though not particularly high, Ostrovice (and getting there) provides for excellent views, including to Tomorri, Polis, Gafer, Shebenik, Jablanica, Snoijt, Dajti (from the backside) and many more. On a clear day in late October the views went far, and autumn colors gave everything a special tint. The very summit of Ostrovice is covered in trees, which also provide possibly welcome shade on a hot summer day.

Note that the trail coordinates start at the summit and end at the trailhead, but the waypoint numbering starts at the trailhead and continues to the summit

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  • Φωτογραφίες Kralj

    Kralj 22 Οκτ 2013

    Colorful autumn
    https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/maja-e-ostrovices-e-vogel-5475183#wp-5475194/photo-2876668

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