The “Peaks of the Balkans” trail

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The “Peaks of the Balkans” Trail, a long-distance hike between Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo, is one of the last hiking adventures in Europe. This transnational trail leads192 km through one of the most remote and wild mountainous regions of the Western Balkans.

Following shepherd paths and footways, the “Peaks of the Balkans” trail winds through high alpine mountains up to 2,300 metres above sea level and down through green valleys and picturesque mountain villages, in which time seems to have stopped. This region had been almost inaccessible for visitors for many years and could remain its cultural authenticity.

Trail Information

Distance: 192 km

Duration: 10 to 13 days

Stages: 10 (recommended)

Lenght of stages: 7 to 11 h or 13.9 to 27.3 km

Difficulty: easy to moderate

Lowest point: 670m

Highest point: 2,290 m

Ascent: approx. 9,800 m

Descent: approx. 9,900 m

Marking: red-white and “Peaks of the Balkans” logo green white

Recommended season: July to September

Further information: Official website:


Peaks of the Balkans 1:60.000: cross border hiking Albania - Kosovo – Montenegro
ISBN-10: 394375216X
ISBN-13: 978-3943752168

Guided Tours

It is possible to hike the “Peaks of the Balkans“ trail individually. Nevertheless, especially because of the border crossing procedures, we recommend to do the trail with one of the experienced mountain guides. The touristic agencies below offer organized tours.

More hiking offers

You don’t want to hike 192 kilometers? So what about hiking only some sections of the “Peaks of the Balkans“ Trailon a daytrip and discover the wild beauty of the Prokletije National Park in the north of Montenegro?Plav is the perfect base for hiking in the border region of Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo.

More information about other long-distance hikes (the Montenegrin Coast Transversal “PPT“ and the Montenegrin Mountain Hiking Transversal “CT1”) and hiking in Montenegro generally could be found on or Hiking & Trekking site.

And by the way: The“Peaks of the Balkans“ Trail is winner of the“Tourism for Tomorrow Award 2013”!

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