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Kepi i Rodonit

Summary: A daytrip from Tirana to stunning cape, an ancient church, and an old fortress - about 100 kilometer roundtrip from Tirana. The trail leads through a varied landscape, sometimes remiscent of a coastline in England.

The trail is marked from the turn off from the Vora-Kruja road, to the Cape and back via the Gjiri i Lalzit Beach where you may round off you trip with a bath before heading home towards the Durres-Tirana highway. Most of the route is on asphalt, though it is a dirt track between Lalëz and Draç, and for the last kilometers to the Cape. From the church, it is possible to drive a couple of hundred meter on a 4WD track, before continuing on foot to look at or visit the castle.Up to the church (and the main parking point), no 4WD is necessary.

Of course you can swim at Cape Rodonit, though much of it consists of steep cliffs and access to the beach not always easy.

Near the church is a sort of bar or restaurant, which may operate during the season. Also, depending on the season and the current, the view beaches may be or less inviting for a bath, owing to the plastic trash washed ashore. We preferred Gjiri i Lalzit Beach for a dip in the water, though we saw pictures of Kepi i Rodonit perfectly clean...

Maximum altitude: 204 meter
Minimum altitude: 0 meter
Cumulative height: 855 meter
Cumulative length: 46 kilometers of trail as shown; about 100 km rountrip from Tirana
Difficulty easy
Time: 3 hours driving
Date of this record August 2012
Download GPS info: Kepi i Rodonit

General location and approach: North of Durres. Best reached either from the Vora-Kruja road (as suggested with the trail), or from the Tirana - Durres highway - leave the highway at Maminas for the beaches north of Durres.

Other Information: None

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