Private tour

Tirana: Gamti Mountain Hike with Lake Views

Activity provider: Smart Tour Albania

Tirana: Gamti Mountain Hike with Lake Views

Activity provider: Smart Tour Albania
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From US$ 80.11 per person

Depart Tirana for the day to hike through Albania's impressive nature. Once having ascended to the top of Gamti Mountain, you can enjoy Bovilla’s wonderful lake views before making the return trip down.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your Tirana accommodation.
Private group


  • Explore the nature around Tirana
  • Take in gorgeous views of the Bovilla Reservoir
  • Feel the fresh air
Full description
Your experience begins as you are collected from your accommodation at 8:00AM, from where you depart for Bovilla Lake. The road is about 21 kilometers long, with half of it being off-road. Along the way, enjoy views of the suburban neighborhoods of Tirana, taking in the very different lifestyle to that of the city. Drive up to the lake's dam, before preparing to hike in Gamti Mountain. Your hiking track is of a simple level, with each step providing you with a more beautiful view than the last as you ascend to the top. Your hike lasts about 40 minutes, and on top of the hill you can enjoy the impressive views of the lake and the green hills that surround it. Whilst there, take some time to rest, enjoy the gorgeous view, and talk and eat food under the shadows of the cave. Following your break, return back down via the same track. Once done hiking, make a short stop at the river below the dam, which is home to unique canyons. You can also choose to refresh yourself with a swim in the fresh water of the river. At the conclusion of your adventure, your guide returns you back to Tirana.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Private transportation
  • Coffee
  • Meals or snacks
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Passport or ID card
  • Food and drinks
  • Snacks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 26 reviews

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Had a brilliant day guided by Heldi. Throughout the trip Heldi was informative and helped me learn a lot about Albanian history. Any questions I had, Heldi was happy to answer. He was kind and helpful. I never felt rushed throughout the trip. I would recommend this trip to Bovilla Lake- it was beautiful with amazing views. Definitely a must see when visiting Tirana to see something more than the city. I would say the hike was easy-medium. The walk was not far for a stunning view. I went during the beginning of spring so there were not many people around.

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April 7, 2022

We couldn't have asked for a better guide for this trip. Riges was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. He drove us safely to the starting point, the last section of the roads were bumpy but he took it slowly. He guided us safely to the top where the views were so good! We stopped for coffee afterwards which just topped off the trip. I would highly reccomend this trip to anyone visiting the area.

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March 28, 2022

It did not start very well. Our guide did not show up as agreed, but after telephone contact he arrived. It turned out that our booking through a confusion with the organizer has been booked as canceled. The guide who came had apparently had to jump in at short notice to save the situation. Then everything floated on. After a drive on bumpy roads, we arrived at Gamti Mountain, where we were greeted by an absolutely stunning view of Lake Bovilla, which can rather be described as a pond that supplies the capital with drinking water. On the way back we made a stop by the river below the dam and the worth seeing canyon landscape.

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September 22, 2021

Product ID: 384930