The Osumi Canyons are the largest canyons in the country and rightfully so they are sometimes referred to as the “Grand Canyon” of Albania. The canyons are situated along the road from Hambull to Çorovodë. The canyons are around 13km long, 4-35m wide, 70-80m deep, and with steep vertical slopes. Flowing through the canyon is the playful Osumi River. When you travel through the canyons you will be amazed by the surprising beauty and interesting impressions that the canyon creates: pieces of they sky that meet with the grey vertical limestone clis, and lush green vegetation, all reflect in the river beds to create a combination of colors and inverted forms. The fluidity of all of these colors will overwhelm you and plunge you into a completely different, unreal world with sensations so sweet you’ll never want to leave. In some parts of the canyon you can see surprisingly large and beautiful waterfalls. The waterfalls are especially beautiful on the days when the sun rays sparkle over the water, forming rainbows that start from the sky and move down the sides of the canyon until they finally reflect along the riverbeds. On these occasions it is difficult to find the border between the earth and the sky. To experience another beautiful sight, you must experience the canyons from above.
The present tour is suitable for everyone who has good health conditions and loves the outdoors. Kids are welcomed and must be accompagnied by an adult.
We leave normally from Berat city at 9 a:m and we organise the pick up close to your hotel or guest house in Berat. We drive for about 1.5 hours to Osumi Canyons with a short break of 15 minutes in the picturesque village of Bogove well known for it fresh water. The walking tour above the canyons lasts about 2,5 hours. Through a path be have the opportunity to walk down the canyon and have a taste of its deepness and wild beauty. We enjoy a packaged lunch or a lunch and wine tasting in Nurellary winery (optional for an extra of 15 Eur/person).
Not Included: The trip fare doesn’t include coffee and any kind of drink except water. You’ll have extra activities (optional tour) if you choose them, and 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.
- Wine tasing in the Nurellary winery (15 Eur/person)