TIRANA, October 30
Fall foliage is the best show of the season and you can take a trip to witness one of the most beautiful natural phenomena. Leaf-peeping as known in the United States is an activity in which people hit the road and travel to places where they can enjoy or photograph the fascinating process chlorophyll breakdown.
People worldwide use digital maps and technology to trace the pace of autumn across their countries, but unfortunately, there’s no such interactive tool available in Albania. Here are our suggestions for the best Autumn road adventures across Albania.
Kruja – Qafeshtama National Park
Pogradec-Korca – Voskopoja – Dardha – Vithkuq – Boboshtica – Llenge
Tirana – Dajti – Shengjergj – Mali me Gropa Bize Martanesh Protected Landscape
Elbasan – Shebenik – Jabllanica National Park
Fierza – Qafe Mali old road
Doberdol Mountains – Bjeshket e Doberdolit
Doberdol – means beautiful valley
The Mountains are located in the upper part of the Gashi valley in Tropoja. They extend northeast of our Alps and begin at the top of the glacial valley of Doberdol. The reddish/brown hue in this photo is because of the blueberry bushes growing all over the area. Description and photo by Abdulla Diku.
Gashi River Beech Forest – Lumi i Gashit
Gashi River is a natural property inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list as part of the Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe. Photo Credit: Abdulla Diku
Elbasan – Bishek – Gjinar
Shkodra – Koplik – Leqet e Hotit – Tamara – Selca – Lepusha
Shkodra – Koplik – Rec – Razma – Thethi National Park – Nderlysa
Vau i Dejes – Gomsiqe – Kcire – Puka – Kryezi
Livadh-Hamz, Terbuni and Kushneni Mountains in Puka
Mesopotam – Bistrica – Blue Eye – Muzina Pass – Gjirokastra – Uji i Ftohte Tepelena – Ura e Leklit – Dragot – Kelcyre – Piskova – Benja – Piskova – Hotova Fir National Park – Permet – Leusa –Petran – Carshova – Leskovik – Shelgur Germenje Nature Reserve – Sotira Farm – Borova – Barmash
Road to Divjaka- Karavasta National Park
Lura National Park
Main Photo: Topojan from Kukes – Topojan – Novoseje – Shishtavec road trip
Photo Credit: Abdulla Diku/ Ilir Shyti
Credit: IIA, November 2017