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.
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 bats 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
Appropriate footwear. Hiking shoes;
Sun cream, sun glasses and an hat;
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.
The trip fare doesnt include coffee and any kind of drink except water. Youll probably feel like tipping your guides at the end of a fabulous trip, though you wont need to pull out your wallet every few minutes on your Active Albania adventure tour!
• The Cave of Pellumbas, Pellumbas Albania
Commences in:Tirana, Albania
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