Peaks of the Balkans trail
The transnational “Peaks of the Balkans” trail leads through one of the most remote and wild mountainous regions of Western Balkans. On this 192 km trail you will use shepherd paths and footways, and the trail winds through alpine mountains up to 2300 m altitude. Wild mountain scenery with a diversity of breathtaking landscapes, varying from green valleys to crystal clear mountain lakes, waterfalls, rivers and remote picturesque mountain villages, in which time seems to have stopped. All in all a hidden treasure for nature lovers and hikers.
The hike can be started at any country, Peja – Kosovo, Theth – Albania, and Plav – Montenegro, and we can pick you up from following airports: Prishtina (PRN), Tirana (TIA) or Podgorica (TGD).
The hike can last from 7 to 12 days, depending of the motivation and condition of the hiker.
The level of difficulty ranges from easy to moderate, but requires good physical condition and mountain equipment.Many unpaved forestry roads were incorporated as a compromise solution when the countries demanded same shares of the route, those can be replace with more scenic hiking routes and skipped or shortened with short transfers.
The best time to hike this route is from midd June to October.
Average walking time per day is 6-7 hours accordingly.
Outdoor Kosovo offers guided and self guided tours in English and some other languages on the Peaks of the Balkans trail.