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From Tirana to Petrela Castlehiking

Summary: Petrela is best known as an afternoon drive for a lunch or coffee. Here,we walk from the stadium in Tirana through the park and over the hills to the restaurant at Petrela castle. The hike is easy but long.

Maximum altitude: 372 meter
Minimum altitude: 96 meter
Cumulative height: 566 meter
Cumulative length: 13.44  kilometer
Difficulty easy
Time: 4 hours
Date of this record May 2011
Download GPS info: Tirana to Petrela

General location and approach: You don't need a vehicle to reach the trailhead. Just start at the stadium, or the park in Tirana. The trail ends at the restaurant in Petrela castle, which offers refreshments and meals. Take the bus back to Tirana.

Other Information: Shortly after leaving Tirana, the hike passes through some fields and gardens. Ask permission from the owners to cross, or walk around them. The trail passess some radio towers on the hills, which is a good stop for a snack.

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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