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Trekking

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Trekking along the Canyon of Osumi

Type: trekking
Level of difficulty: easy – medium
Location: along the river canyon Osumi, starting from The Mill Of Dad
Length: 12 km
Journey time: three hours
Period: all year round

Description:
Starting with a half from the town hall square of Corovode, go up the canyon along the main road for 10 km until you get to a curve and a plaque in memory of a car accident. Here a dirt road leading to the shore of the river, an area that the locals call the “mill Improvement” and many come to spend the day picnicking and swimming. There is a walkway suspended between the narrow rock walls that at this point, allow one of the only steps from side to side along the canyon (pay attention to the stability of the wooden planks of the bridge). Hiking trail that starts here in about 12 km leads to Corovode along the canyon. Immediately after crossing the bridge, the trail climbs abruptly on a rock wall for about 200 meters, after having reached you can continue to climb path until you come to a dirt road that connects then downhill all the small groups of houses called from time to time villages. Though you can instead go right along the hillside venturing into a rich vegetation in order to avoid roads and forge the path. It may confuse some but, with a minimum of attention and always taking as a reference to the proximity of the canyon, we find the main track that comes together through agricultural fields. When the trail runs along most of the canyon, there are many scenic spots that allow breathtaking views from a height of at least 200 meters from the river and when you will see on the other side the place of pilgrimage of the Holy all’Orma Ali Abas that you passed you can also find a path (with cairn marking) that descends to the river bank. After about 7 km you pass on a bridge over a small stream that forms a rocky platform, which is interesting to explore. Associating dirt road paved hiking becomes very smooth, the river begins to pave the valley and can be reached Zogas, agricultural village with vineyards, from which after about 1 km you will reach the suspension bridge, being careful to cross checking the boards that form the floor of the bridge. That crossing the river near the end of the canyon, leading to downtown Corovode.

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Trekking along the Canyon of Gradek

Type: trekking
Level of difficulty: easy – medium
Location: along the river canyon Gradek
Length: 8 km on average
Journey time: 2.30 / 3 hours
Period: all year round

Description:
Starting from the town hall square of Corovode go along the dirt road that goes up the river Skrapar that crosses the country. After 1 km you reach the stone bridge of the Ottoman era, and this begins to admire the canyon and the river valley. To his left are the inputs of an underground storage facility in the communist period still used by local people as a food warehouse. Continuing along the river and after 1 km you pass on the right a military depot and continuing further 1 km you will reach a stone quarry. Make sure that it is not in place because they could use explosive without warning, especially do not leave any vehicle in the vicinity. From the quarry is a path that ends in fifteen minutes the door and straight to the cave and inside the canyon. The cave is very interesting, his full tour would require a couple of hours entering into their bowels insidiously and would also require adequate equipment, though the initial entrance is not difficult. It is suggested to bring a flashlight and it will be very exciting. At the end of the visit to the cave to Corovode on the same street, back to the stone bridge. On the opposite bank of the river two paths in opposite directions: one on the left leads to the peasant village of Veseshte and one on the right road that connects the dirt road in addition to connecting Veseshte back to Corovode. From the stone bridge Corovode there are about 6 km of sliding paths. If you want to go to Veseshte, the trail is more wild and requires fifty minutes’ walk away from the city. Along the canyon initially enjoy beautiful views and then through some fields devoted to pasture you connect to the paths that lead to a few scattered houses that make up the village. From Veseshte the dirt road road that leads to Corovode in an hour, passing a small pond on the right and along the last stretch of the two small watchtowers military one or two places to round shape of reinforced concrete one meter thick, the legacy of period of the regime of Enver Hoxa. Shortly after enjoying the view of Corovode now, there is a path to go down in the center of the country.

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Trekking to Mount Tomor

Type: trekking
Level of difficulty: easy
Location: from the small power plant following the water pipe
Length: 2 km
Journey time: one hour
Period: all year round

Description:
Coming with a Gjerbes the middle of the village, towards the river Devoll, you can continue on foot to reach Mount Tomor, with a trail through the woods that starts from the small power plant that is located 2 km from Gjerbes, along the road that Continue to the bottom of the valley. On the left side of the control panel there is a small stream, from which the path. After path for about 200 meters, you come to the water pipe that comes from the mountain and then it will be enough to follow it. The trail initially is constantly in the shade, steep and rocky, bumpy enough, careful not to slip. Continuing you leave the forest and through the clearings, becoming fluent and offering a fantastic view of the valley and the mountains, up to the place of worship, where you can go in about an hour walk to the summit of Mount Tomor . If you do not have your own transportation to reach Gjerbes or Mount Tomor, simply contact one of the local drivers in Corovode located in the main square many make shuttle service to the various villages or you can take the bus running along the road in the direction of the valley of Devoll.