The road to Mount Tomorr is not for timid drivers
Mount Tomorr is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.382m (7,814ft) above the sea level, located in Berat County, in southern Albania. It’s said to be the highest point in Albania that you can reach by car. The average gradient is 11.36% with sections up to 16%.
Located in the National Park Tomori (Parku Kombëtar Mali i Tomorrit), the infamous gravel road to the summit is bumped. It is subject to winter snowfalls with such a high summit altitude, and it can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. The area is characterized by an impressive landscape and beautiful nature. Expect a trail pretty steep with tight switchbacks. Starting from Ujanik, the ascent is 8.7 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 989 meters. The average gradient is 11.36% with sections up to 16%.
Make sure you get your vehicle and yourself well-prepared before driving this road. 4wd vehicle required. The track is not used by lorries, and can be overgrown and narrow, with little escape to either side.Stay away if you're scared of heights. After rain, even a single rainfall, conditions of the road can be challenging. At the summit there’s a mausoleum dedicated to Abbas Ali, a half-brother of Husayn, the grandson of the Prophet Mohmed. Watch out for sudden loose-gravel breaks. Proper preparation is essential to having a safe, enjoyable trip on this road.
Pic: STŘÍBNÝ TOMÁŠ