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Lake Bovilla and what to expect to see

Only 15 km from Tirana, you will see this view.

This stunning landscape you see in the picture above is located in Albania.
Yes Yes! And it is very close to the capital, Tirana.
It is an artificial lake formed about 15 years ago, which today has become one of the most sought-after tourist attractions on the outskirts of Tirana. You will find it about 10 miles northeast of the capital. It is formed in the upper part of the Terkuze River, located between two mountain ranges, Kruje – Dajt and Skenderbe – Mali me Gropa, a space lying in the areas of Kruje and Tirana.
If you look around, you will see the green peaks of the mountains that give the lake its astonishing view. You will see in the west the mountains of Gamti and Brari, as well as the mountain of Dajti in the southeast. On the east it borders the mountains of Xibri and Koti located northwest between Skanderbeg Mountain and southeast of the “Mali me Gropa”.

 

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Bovilla’s name is very well known to the people of Tirana because they have it present every day of their lives.
How?
Since 1998, the Bovilla reservoir is the main supplier with about 50% of all drinking water consumption for the city of Tirana and the entire residential area around. The vegetation in Bovilla region includes four phyto climatic zones: region of the Mediterranean forests and shrubs, Oaks Region, Beech Zone, and the Mountainous Pasture Zone.
The area around Bovilla has a stunning beauty with Bovilla waterfall, Bovilla gorge and the surrounding rocks; while the terrain is hilly – mountainous, where erosion and landslides are very active. Climbing the mountains above Boville is one of the most beautiful activities you can do, but not the easiest. Make sure you have all the necessary equipment for mountaineering in the terrain because the terrain can become difficult. Some trails are narrow and you need to pay maximum attention and care. But wait, it’s not over.

 

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No farther than in 2006 in the canyons of Bovilla was discovered a prehistoric rock painting made by a sedentary population during the 2nd and 1st millennia BC. Talk about impressive! The totality of these data is more than enough to claim that the maple belt in the area between the Tirana River and the Erzeni River during the prehistoric era had very favorable living conditions referring to the data found by archaeologists.

 

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So in addition to mountain shoes and a camera, take a notebook with you, because you will learn a lot in this 1-day adventure, so close to Tirana