Albania is one of the rockiest countries in Europe, with mountainous terrain covering 70 per cent of the territory.

There are different areas in Albania where you can go for climbing, like: Bovilla, Brare, Krrabe, Permet, Corrovode, Thethi etc…

Albania Adventure guides are the pioneers of Rock Climbing in Albania, passionated to discover Albania in other ways, they started to establish the first Rock climbing routes in Gjipe canyon

In 2005 they established more then 80 rock climbing routes.


This adventure will be entirely dedicated to Rock Climbing.  Your rock climbing experiences do not get better than this! Climb in one of the most spectacular areas in the world, Gjipe Beach, which is located at the mouth of a large canyon featuring some of the best climbing in Albania. Routes range in difficulty from 4 – 7b+, so whether you are a novice climber or if you are an experienced veteran, there are routes for you.

Gjipe offers adventure with solace. It is removed from the world allowing you to enjoy nature and tranquility along with great adventure. You will definitely have an unforgettable climbing experience. Sharing meals on the beach will strengthen old friendships and forge new ones. Therefore there is no time to lose, get ready and join Albania Adventure tour operator for a stunning adventure.

All the necessary equipment during this experience will be provided by Albania Adventure Tour Operator. In case you possess the climbing equipment you can bring them along.

Day 1


Once you have met Albania Adventure guides at Tirana International Airport, you are about to start the vibrant Rock Climbing experience. We will be headed towards  Jala bay, which is situated in the southern coast of Albania, near of Gjipea.



By using Albania Adventure 4×4 vehicles we leave in the direction of this gem of Albanian coastline and drive through an almost extreme off road segment, which makes the use of 4×4 vehicles a necessity.

“Garten Eden” is the first sector to be climbed once having reached Gjipe beach and prepared our personal equipment.  Apart from the electrifying rock climbing experience, it is impossible not to be dazzled by the magnificent scenery of Gjipe bay in this sector when reaching the peak.

In this sector we will have the possibility to climb in 11 routes from 4b -6c.

Considered as a pearl of Albanian Riviera, the beach which has a wild, simple and kind of alternative atmosphere, clear emerald water and a majestic staging, nestled among the rocky cliffs whose color ranges from red to grey and white, dotted with the green of the shrubs.

Return to Jala bay in the afternoon

Day 3

Pfleir & Ladi Sector

Climbing “Pfeiler & Ladi” sectors, in which a 7a+ itinerary can be found, is a challenging escapade. “Pfeiler” sector offer the possibility to climb 22 routes. Sunbathing in this segment is also another option as it is almost totally exposed to the sun rays before noon. It is worth mentioning here that this sector has been called “Hyper ventilator” as it is also windswept all the time.  

You will feel  adrenaline running through the veins while climbing “Ladi” sector with more than 15 climbing itineraries accomplished, at a difficulty level 5b-7a+. Fantastic photos of Gjipe canyon are possible to be taken once reaching a “balcony” in this sector to carry on with our challenge.

Day 4

Canyoning day

Proceeding with our climbing adventure, this day is definitely going to be different. In the morning canyoning thrills will be experienced along Gjipe canyon.

 Along the canyon Albania Adventure guides, have established anchor spits, where can be realized 7-9 rappelling, this depending from the water quantity along the canyon.   

This experience totally depends on the season you decide to visit Albania. To fully enjoy and accomplish this adventure the most suitable seasons are spring and autumn because it is very watery in winter and in the summer it is very dry.

This adventure will last four hours on average. We will be enjoying lunch on the canyon breeze. In the afternoon we will get pleasure from the beach and the crystal blue sea.

Day 5

“Che Vita”  & Rio sector

The highness of 83 m of “Che Vita” sector let you enjoy the spectacular panorama of Gjipe bay. In this sector are 11 routes to climb, difficulty 6c-7a.

“Rio” sector is positioned in the canyon’s interior part, this brings the shadow in entire day.

You will have the possibility to climb 14 routes with difficulty 5c-7a+.

Day 6

“Mare” & “Ahorn” sector.

The special of  “Mare” sector is that the routes are around 3 m away from the sea waves.

This sector has 9 routes, with height from 8-18 m and difficulty from 4a-7c. The position of this sector makes it different from the other ones and really impressive too.

Ahorn is the farthest sector in the interior part of the canyon. Rock climbing in summer time in this sector is a real luxury, this because of the shadow that is present along all the day. There are 12 routes, from 4c-7 a+ to be climbed.

Day 7


Depending on your flight timetable, we leave Jala bay towards  Tirana International airport.