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Permet to the Osumi Canyon and Corovode: The road that doesn't existoffroad

Summary: We haven't found a map that shows a road connecting Permet (or Piskove) and Corovode. The road was probably created a few years ago, and can be identified on Google Earth. It is fairly rough, but could be done in a high-clearance saloon car, though an SUV would provide more comfort and confidence. Before reaching Corovode, the trail follows the Osumi Canyon (on which rafting excursions can be had in spring). When the water is low, one still can find swimming spots between the canyon walls.

Maximum altitude: 966  meter
Minimum altitude: 215 meter
Cumulative height: 1340
Cumulative length: 38  kilometers
Difficulty easy
Time: 3 leisurely hours
Date of this record August 2011
Download GPS info: Permet to Osumi

General location and approach: The trail is best done from Permet, so the work is done by the time you arrive at the Osumi Canyon. This trail is another scenic alternative for the road connecting Permet, Kelcyre to Berat.

Other Information: The road now consists for several years, but doesn't see too much traffic. When we were there, a local stall just opened high on the mountain, to sell self-made Raki and honey. We are not sure about the viability of the enterprise, as the regular (4WD) taxi only travels the road three times a week - and didn't stop while we having our rest.

Once at the Osumi Canyon, it is rewarding to stop at several stops and enjoy a dip.

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