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From Peshkopi to Librazhd, along the Black Drinioffroad

Summary: When travelling from Burrel to Peshkopi, there even is a roadsign suggesting a way to Librazhd. The road is certainly not a through-road, and we doubt that regular traffic goes from one District to the other. We followed roads as close as possible along the border to Macedonia, first along the beautiful Black Drini. Over the lenght of the trail it accumulates considerable elevation gain, and makes for a very interesting outing.


Maximum altitude: 1297 meter
Minimum altitude: 258 meter
Cumulative height: 1475 meter
Cumulative length: 65 kilometers
Difficulty moderate
Time:  5 hours
Date of this record August 2011
Download GPS info: Drini

General location and approach: It is best to overnight in Peshkopi or Burrel. The trail is described from the bridge over the Black Drini, between Bulqize and Magellare. The bridge is about 30 kilomteres from Peshkopi.

Other Information: In the beginning, the described trail leads through some villages close to the Black Drini, and it might be important to check the coordinates frequently, in order not to get lost between the houses. Later, the trail is well visible throughout, though directions should be checked at some junctions, where it is not always abovious which road to take. Consider packing your swimming suit for a dip in the river. There is very little traffic on the "Peshkopi side" of the road, while construction work has started to improve the leg from Stebleve to Librazhd.

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