Driving to Mount Tomorr, the highest road in Albania

Mount Tomorr is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2,382m (7,814ft) above the sea level, located in Berat County, in the Southern Region of the Republic of Albania. It’s said to be the highest point in Albania that you can reach by car.

Mount Tomorr

How long is the road to Mount Tomorr?

Located in Tomorr National Park (Parku Kombëtar Mali i Tomorrit), the infamous gravel road to the summit is very bumpy. Expect a trail that is pretty steep with tight switchbacks. Starting from Ujanik, the ascent is 8.7km (5.40 miles) long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 989 meters. The average gradient is 11.36%, with sections up to 16%.

How challenging is the drive to Mount Tomorr?

Make sure you and your vehicle are well-prepared before driving this road. A 4wd vehicle is 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.

Why is Mount Tomorr famous?

Located in the southern part of the country, to the south of the town of Berat, the area is characterized by an impressive landscape and beautiful nature. At the summit, there’s a mausoleum known as Tyrbe e Abas Ali Tomorit, dedicated to Abbas Ali, a half-brother of Husayn, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed.