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Varoshi Castlehiking

Summary: An easy hike to the ruins of an old Ilyrian castle. Up mostly on dirt roads, down on a variety of foot paths.

Hike Varoshi Castle (Wikiloc map courtesy Endrit Shima):

Maximum altitude: 58 meter
Minimum altitude: 375 meter
Cumulative height: 305 meter
Cumulative length: 5 kilometers
Difficulty easy
Time: about 3 hours
Date of this record October 2011
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General location and approach: Varushi is along the Kavaja road, between Tirana and Kavaja. Watch out for the sig to Varoshi Castle. We took a slight variation to the trail, with a shortcut back to the Kavaja road and along the road (towards Tirana) to reach the trailhead where we had parked our car. This makes about 6.2 kilometers.

Other Information: There are only some few remnants of the walls left, but the place of the castle provides very good views into all directions - including views of Dajti, Skenderbeut mountain and others, as you have never seen them before!

GPS and trailmaps: The map and trailinformation is generated by www.wikiloc.org, based on GPS information collected from the actual hike. Waypoints can be downloaded to a GPS device from Wikiloc. If necessary, use GPSBabel to convert GPS data to different formats. For more hike descriptions by Palmtreetreeproduction, browse this website or visit Wikiloc and search for "Palmtreeproduction". You may also find nearby trails from other authors.

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