SH 36

The Albanian SH36 road is not for the timid drivers

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 has a fearsome reputation. The road features more than 40 hairpin turns.

The surface of the road is unpaved and some sections are hardly passable. In many places the road is bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters (many hundreds of feet) unprotected by guardrails. The road is 54.7km long, but expect more than 2 hours driving.
Open to all motorized vehicles, however, strongly recommended for high clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicles. The road is very rough--only try driving it in a 2wd car, if you're planning to buy a new car. This bumpy high mountain road links the towns of Muhurr and Burrel (also known as Burrel or Burreli).

This road has humbled many egos. It’s not for the sissies and shouldn’t be attempted by novice drivers. It’s a mountain road climbing up to 1.147m above the sea level. It’s a difficult road, with narrow sections. It still remains an adrenaline-pumping journey and is definitely not for the faint of lungs, heart, or legs. 


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