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Albania

SH20

SH20 is the name of the sharply winding and precipitous ascent in a steep and narrow zig-zag road in the northwestern part of Albania.

SH75

SH75 is a truly amazing road. With beautiful landscapes, it’s pretty challenging and  one of the most beautiful roads Albania has to offer. The road is to be avoided. It is currently in very bad shape. However, if necessary, it is passable.

Leqet e Hotit

Leqet e Hotit is a mountain pass at an elevation of 684m (2,244ft) above the sea level, located in Shkodër, Albania.

SH-21

SH21 is a spectacular and dangerous high mountain road located in the northwestern tip of Albania. The road is 57.2 km long and links the municipalities of Koplik and Theth. The road climbs up the Thore-Pass. Your wheels will be astounded at the wonderful views of the mountains spread out before you! They are terrible for drivers who are prone to vertigo

Bredhat e Hotovës loop road

The Fir of Hotova National Park loop road is an epic adventure in the heart of the Morava Mountain Range, in southern Albania. The road is in rough shape and requires a 4x4. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. It shouldn’t be attempted by those who don't know how to reverse. 

Qafe e Malit Shoshit

Qafe e Malit Shoshit is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.213m (3,979ft) above the sea level, located in Shkodër County, in northwestern Albania.

Qafa e Llogarasë

Llogara Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.043m (3,422 ft) above the sea level, connecting the Dukat Valley in the north with the Albanian Riviera on the southern side. This is the highest point on the main coastal road between Vlore and Sarande. The pass is traversed by SH-8 roadIt's one of the best coastal drives in the world.

Gjipe Beach

Located in the Albanian Riviera, Gjipe Beach is said to be the most beautiful beach of the country. Drive with care as this is a terrifying steep road (up to 9%) with dangerous drop offs. It's best not to look down. One mishap and you plunge off the cliff and into the sea. It’s one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world.

Qafa e Asters

Qafa e Asters is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 898m above the sea level, located in northern Albania.

Tirana-Elbasan Road

The road that links Tirana and Elbasan is called SH3. It's a hairy route, without guard rails, very high, badly maintained with high volume of heavy truck traffic and with Albanian drivers, who like to drive fast and dangerously.

Qafë Shtamë

Qafë Shtamë is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.229m (4,032ft) above the sea level located in the Mat District, Albania, within the Shtamë Pass National Park.

Mollas - Petran road

Located in southern Albania, the Mollas - Petran road is a 4x4 gravel track. It’s a shortcut from the road SH75 to Petran.

Qafa e Thorës

Thore Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.685m (5,528 ft) above the sea level, located the Albanian Alps, in the northwestern tip of Albania. The pass is traversed by the infamous SH21 road.

Qafë Barit

Qafë Barit is a mountain pass at an elevation of 968m above the sea level, located in Shkodër County, in northern Albania.

SH40

Nicknamed the Journey to Hell, the SH40 road is an epic adventure in the heart of northwestern Albania. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point.

Nikç Road

Nikç Road is a short high mountain road leading to Nikç, a small town located in the Kelmend municipality, Malësi e Madhe District, Shkodër County, in northern Albania.

Krraba Pass

Krraba Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 800m above the sea level, located in the center of Albania, in Kodrat e Krrabës (Krraba Hill).

SH8

SH8 is one of the world's best coastal drives. It’s a newly surfaced road along the Albanian coast offering one of the most scenic and spectacular views along the Adriatic and Ionian coasts. The highest point of the road is the Llogara Pass.

SH 36

SH36 is a terrible high mountain road located in northeastern Albania. The road is in dreadful condition and requires strong nerves to negotiate it. It’s certainly breathtaking and it has a fearsome reputation. The road includes more than 40 hairpin turns.

Qafa e Priskes

Qafa e Priskes is a mountain pass at an elevation of 880m (2,887ft) above the sea level, located in Tirana County, Albania.

Qafë Thanë

Qafë Thanë is a mountain pass at an elevation of 933m (3,061ft) above the sea level, located in the southeastern Albanian mountains, close to the border between Albania and the Republic of Macedonia.

Qafë Vranicë

Qafë Vranicë is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.630m above the sea level, located along the border between Albania and Montenegro.

Çorovodë – Piskovë road

Located in southern Albania, the Çorovodë – Piskovë road is a rough gravel road over the mountains. It’s said to be one of the most dangerous roads of the country.

 Qafa e Morinës

Qafa e Morinës is an international mountain pass at an elevation of 563m located in the Albanian mountains along the border between Albania and Kosovo.

Guri i Kalorit

Guri i Kalorit is a mountain pass at an elevation of 866m (2,841ft) above the sea level, located in the center of Albania, on the border between Tirana and Elbasan

Qafa e Prushit

Qafa e Prushit is an international mountain pass at an elevation of 647m above the sea level on the border between Albania and Kosovo.

Qafë Botë

Qafë Botë is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 142m (465ft) above the sea level located in the Albanian mountains along the border between Albania and Greece.

Përmet - Çarçovë Road

The Përmet - Çarçovë Road is a very exciting drive in the Gjirokastër County, in southern Albania.




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