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Hiking in Pellumbas Cave and Erzeni Canyon near Tirana

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6 Hours
Pellumbas Cave & eRZENI cANYON

Hiking in Pellumbas Cave day tour takes you out of the city of Tirana to its most beautiful villages surrounding it.  Located just less than an hour from the city center, the Pellumbas Cave, known also as the Black Cave, it is one of the earliest human settlements in the area around Tirana, dating from the Neolith Era. Tools and artifacts dating back to the  Bronze, and Iron eras have been found there, as well as fossils attributed to the cave bears living in the cave more than 10000 years ago. The tour is a perfect mix of a moderate trail to the cave and following the Erzeni Canyon flow.

star rating  Andi & Cindi were great at communicating before we had even arrived and came to meet us outside. They were great hosts from start to finish. The cooking... read more

November 30, 2019

star rating  Andi + Skerdi were the absolute best guides - definitely recommend them if you're planning on doing any sightseeing in Albania + beyond. Super knowledgable, great service, super friendly, and... read more

June 24, 2021

star rating  Andi was very knowledgeable about Tirana and it's history, and the tour was interesting and very well worth while.

September 23, 2019
Tour Details

Pellumbas Village is 21 km away from Tirana, leaving behind the crowded city in the morning we will drive among the picturesque village that lies on Erzeni River banks on hilly terrain with its small private houses beautifully mixed with the green. A moderate hike to the Pellumbas cave and along the Erzeni canyon will introduce us to a different side of Tirana and its pristine buety. 

Departure & Return Location

Hotel Pick Up in Tirana

Departure Time


Price Includes

  • Comfortable Transportation
  • Tour Guide

Price Excludes

  • Meals or Drinks


  • Hiking Shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable Clothes
What to Expect

We pick you up anywhere from Tirana and then we drive for around 40 minutes to the village of Pellumbas. The hike is 2 km and it takes about 1 hour to get to the Black Cave of Pellumbas, the trail has amazing panoramic views of the canyon looking like it has cut the mountain in two halves with the  Erzeni River going through it.

At the end of the trail, we will continue to explore the Black Cave walking inside of it for around 150 m. 

The descending along the Erzen River and Skorane linn is also quite picturesque and on a moderate level of difficulty. 

  • Max elevation 480 m
  • Time of hike is around 2 hours
  • Technical difficulty Moderate

Tirana to Pellumbas VillageDriving from Tirana

We pick you up anywhere near Tirana and start driving East to Pellumbas Village which will take us about 1 hour to arrive at the destination. As a country with plenty of traditions, and delicious cuisine this village attracts plenty of tourists, especially on the weekend as a gateway from the busy capital. 

Hiking & Exploring the Black Cave of Pellumbas Hiking to the Cave

The hike is around 2 km and lasts around 2 hours overall. At the end of the trail, we will find the entrance of the Black Cave, which is one of the biggest in Albania. This trail from 2010 has been one of the most visited touristic hiking around Tirana. 

From there we start to explore the Cave walking inside of it for around 150 meters, the whole exploring lasts around 20 – 30 min and then we take back the same trail to get back to the village. Professional lights will be used for the entrance to the cave. 

Hiking to the Linn of SkoraneHiking along Erzeni Canyon

After visiting the cave we go on hiking along Erzeni Canyon to the Linn of Skorane. A narrow path will lead us down along the river and offer some spectacular views, especially near the end of it to the main damn. 

Lunch TimeTraditional lunch in the village of Pellumbas

After the hike, we will have time to completely explore the area with a traditional lunch in one of the restaurants in the area. Usually, family-based restaurants fanatically preserve the secret of their recipes and guarantee using the freshest product all with a typically warm welcome. 


Head back to Tirana End of the tour and return to Tirana

After lunch, we will start the driving back to Tirana, where hotel drop of is offered. 

Hiking day tour in Tirana - Pellumbas Cave and Erzeni Canyon

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