Albania, go your own way!
Albania’s National Parks spread from the lagoons at the Adriatic seashore to the Limestone Mountains of the Dinaric Alps and the wetlands of the Great and the Small Prespa Lakes at the trans-border National Park, which Albania is sharing with the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia and Greece.
Albania is a mountainous country, about two-thirds of the territory is either hilly or mountainous.
The highest peak, Mount Korabi, on the boarder to Macedonia, is towering 2,751 m above sea level. The cliffs of Llogora, dividing the Adriatic from the Ionian Coast, are internationally recognized as one of the best places in the Balkans for paragliding. Other outdoor activities are also available in Albania, such as, hiking and trekking, mountain climbing, mountain biking, bird watching, fishing, horse-back riding or skiing, ski shoeing and ski mountaineering in winter. Rivers crisscross this land and offer both the beauty of the canyons they have carved and the opportunity to traverse them via raft, kayak, or canoe.
Throughout Albania, intrepid explorers will also find many vast caves just waiting to be discovered.
Professional and amateur spelunkers alike will find no shortage of underground chambers to conquer. Near Shkodra there are at least 35 significant caves of a total of 68 designated as National Natural Monuments. An easily accessible cave is the Pëllumbas Cave near Tirana; it is Albania’s second largest. A sign-posted trail leads up to this cave, nestled in the beautiful Skorana Canyon on the Erzeni River.
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