Hike and Cave Exploration of Pellumbas

The Cave of Pellumbas, or the Black Cave (Shpelle e Zezë), is about an hour hike outside the village of Pellumbas. The cave itself is approximately 360 meters deep, and inside are impressive stalagmites and stalactites, as well as bats flying around the cave. The inside of the cave is completely dark after single upon entrance. 40,000 years ago the cave was a home to ancient cave bears. It was later used as a settlement for ancient humans during the Middle Paleolithic period. During the World Wars, the cave was kept secret and used as a hiding spot for the villagers.
ALBANIA
All year long

Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Tirana (TIA)

Highlights

  • Hiking to Pellumbas Cave
  • Cave Exploration
  • Local picnic lunch

General Trip Information

Level of difficulty (1-5) 2

Experience required

No previous hiking experience required.

Best Period to Experience All year long

Duration of the tour 5 hoursMeeting point – Tirana

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Location

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Meeting point – Tirana

We will drive from Tirana to Pellumbas village for about 45 minutes. After a coffee break we will get the equipment and get ready for the adventure. We will hike to black Cave for about 1 hour. We will enter the cave and observe the stalactites and stalagmites, and you might even be able to track a bat’s nest for abut 25 minutes.  For those who prefere to stay outside, they can enjoy the amazing view and the peaceful nature. After the exploration we hike down and enjoy a delicious lunch with the local products of Pellumbas village.

 

What to Expect

Things You Should Bring on the Hike

  1. Backpack.
  2. Appropriate footwear. Hiking shoes;
  3. Sun cream, sun glasses and an hat;
  4. Camera;
  5. BONUS: Trash Bag. This 7th piece of gear is essential to making sure that the trails you love stay beautiful for generations to come. A zip lock bag is a great option as well for keeping the trash you pick up along the trail separate from the rest of your gear.

Not Included

The trip fare doesn’t include coffee and any kind of drink except water. You’ll probably feel like tipping your guides at the end of a fabulous trip, though you won’t need to pull out your wallet every few minutes on your Active Albania adventure tour!

Flexibility

We’re really flexible and none of our itineraries are written in stone, so if you have a particular interest you’d like to include or you need to leave a trip earlier or join later (at a pro-rated fare), just let us know and we can almost always make it happen. Likewise, all adventure travel requires a certain amount of flexibility and we sometimes have to make minor changes to the activities because of weather and availability, but we have plenty of options up our sleeve.

Dates & Prices

Price: 50 €

Available Dates
  • January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
E.g., 07/09/2020
Please choose the date of your tour from the allowed dates in the left.

 

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Active Albania offers pickup service from the airport and back after you finish your trip if preferred. Contact Us for more information.

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