Pirogoshi is the largest and most interesting cave in the district of Skrapar.
Its entrance is very impressive and is located near the Gradec canyon surrounded by limestone cliffs. It has a width of about 30 m, height 5 m and length 1252 m. The road inside it continues with extensions, narrowing, large halls and narrow galleries. A real underground maze!
In its ceilings there are many calcite rocks such as stalactites, stalagmites, columns, stone waterfalls, red cave pearls, etc. It has been visited by many foreign French and Dutch speleological groups but also by locals. Its full exploration was carried out in 1995 by the Italian speleologists of the groups "Puglia Grotte and Dauno".
No one ever finished the whole trail of cave. It is believed that in this cave the Greatest King Pirro of Epir used to hide treasure that he took from the wars.
Starting from the town hall square in Corovode (we can pick you up at any hotel in Berat or any other city), take the dirt road that goes up the Skrapar river that crosses the town.
After 1 km you will arrive at the Ottoman-era Kasabash bridge and from this you begin to admire the canyon and the river valley. To its left are the entrances to an underground warehouse from the Communist period, still used by local people as a food warehouse. Continuing and skirting the river after 1 km you pass a reconstructed path equipped with safety elements, which in fifteen minutes leads and ends straight to the cave and into the Gradeci canyon.
The cave is very interesting, its complete visit would take a couple of hours to penetrate its insidious bowels. We will wear helmets and hand lights and explore the cave as much as you can and want.
At the end of the visit to the cave on the way back to Corovode on the same road, after 2 km on the left of the road, we will visit the Pirogoshi tunnels, military shelters composed of a network of tunnels hidden in the canyon on both sides of the river.
We will visit the galleries, and then we will return again to the Kasabashi bridge, from where we will return to Skrapar City. We will enjoy a lunch with local products in a local restaurant.
Be healthy and have consulted the doctor during the year.
In absolute terms, the person should not have diseases and complications following:
Cardiac disease of any kind
Flake out or lose of feeling of any kind
Problems of the spine and muscular system that reduce the physical possibility of safety.
Problems with breathing apparatus
Problems with eyes (severe myopia, retinal detachment, glaucoma)
Be under the influence of pharmaceutical drugs, drugs, alcohol.
There are no limits of age and weight for the low levels: Class II
Things you should bring on the hike
2. Appropriate footwear. Trekking shoes;
3. Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat;
5. BONUS: trash bag. This seventh piece of equipment is essential to making sure the trails you love stay beautiful for generations to come. A zip lock bag is also a great option for keeping the trash you collect along the trail separate from the rest of your gear.
Our guests are our priority.
Our trips are scheduled and well organized, but we can adapt to your needs and schedules as giving you the best experience is crucial to us. We also can be forced to make some changes to our trips depending on weather condition and availability. In case of special needs let us know and kindly complete the form below.
Everything that it is not mention on the scheduled trip is not included, such is: coffee, other kind of drinks or other foods. Although you are going to feel like tipping the guides at the end of a beautiful trip, we don’t want you pulling out the wallet every minute.
Albania Rafting Group provides:
• Professional guide
• Transport by minivan
• First aid equipment
• Anti mosquito spray
• Helmets and headlights
• Bottle of water (1.5 l)
• Lunch at the local restaurant
! Kindly keep all your clothes and belongings in a backpack, which can be easily transported by minivan