Rock Climbing

Visiting Peja and Rugova Gorge is a must to try yourself in the activity of rock climbing which gives you adrenaline and unforgettable experiences. Rock climbing has started to become a unique offer for Peja and Peja is becoming attractive destination for rock climbing. A large number of tourists who visit Peja, reserve at least one day to raise their adventure by climbing the rocks. This activity in Peja has started to take place since 2002 in Rugova Gorge. More than 50 climbing routs are open, ranging in length from 10 to 200m, while their difficulty ranges from 5a to 8a+. Most of the climbing routes are concentrated in the Rugova gorge, but there are also in other parts of Rugova which complement the tourist offer in Peja. In the summer season, almost every day you see people who carry out this activity in the Rugova Gorge. Some areas offer conditions also for climbing and camping. Only 2 km from the Peja city center in the direction of the Rugova Gorge, begins rock climbing routs. The routs are bolted professionally and supervised by experts every beginning of the season.

Te Bazeni sector – It is the first sector where you can climb. It is a very attractive part because it is located near the public pool where, in addition of climbing, you can also do swim. In the area, 6 climbing routs are open with different heights from 10 to 20m, while the difficulty of climbing is from 5b+ to 6c+.

3rd Kilometer Bridge sector – It is the second sector which was opened in Rugova Gorge. This area is also very attractive to stay during the day as you are at a height where you have a wonderful view of the Rugova Gorge and the river Lumbardhi. 18 climbing routs are open in this sector. Their length varies from 15 to 30m, while the difficulty is from 6a to 7a. It is a sector that also offers conditions to spend a beautiful day as it has enough space and privacy while you have a very beautiful view of the Rugova gorge.

Jezera sector – is the third sector where you can do rock climbing. It is the most preferred place for climbing. There are 10 climbing paths with a length of 10m to 30m, while their difficulty is from 5 to 7b, you can also camp in this area as the terrain is very suitable and there is drinking water nearby.

Sector 4 / Born – It is the fourth sector for rock climbing. In general, there are 15 climbing lines which are mostly not difficult (from 5a+ to 6c+). So it is a very suitable sector for climbing even for beginners who want to try and have climbing adventures and also for those who want to develop exercises since the routs have different difficulties and lengths. It is a very attractive area for a day’s stay, so there are also requests from group friends to spend the day in this sector.

5th Kilometer sector – is the fifth climbing sector with a total of 7 climbing routs. It is a favorite place since the lines are different in length from 10 to 70m while the difficulty of the paths is from 5 to 8a+. This sector is also preferred as it is right next to the road and you dont have to carry your equipment to the climb.

Marimangat Beach sector – The 6th climbing area is known as; “Marimangat Beach “; and is located only 100m away from the sixth climbing sector or immediately after the first tunnel in the Rugova Gorge. There are 6 climbing lines open which have a length of 20 to 30m. It is preferred for professional climbers as the climbing difficulty of 4 routes is from 8 to 8b+.

Waterfall sector – It is located in the village of Reka e Allaga. It is along the main road which is divided by the river with the same name of the village. More precisely, this sector is located near the waterfall path. In this sector there are a total of 15 climbing paths with difficulty from 6 to 7b+ and different lengths.

Drelaj sector – In the Drelaj sector there are two sub-sectors for climbing. The first sub-sector or sector A is located right in the village of Drelaj on the path that connects to the village of Pepaj. It is the closest sector for the rock-climbing activities and can be seen right from the village. There you can find very attractive climbing lines with different difficulties starting from 6 to 7b+, while the lengths of these routs vary from 10 to 30m in height. While sub-sector B is also located in the village of Drelaj, approximately 20 minutes’ walk away. To reach this place, you have to follow the road that connects to the village of Koshutan. To be exact, it is located in the place called Gerla e Koshutanit, which is a very beautiful Gorge, which has difficulties of 6 to 7c+, while the lengths of the paths vary from 10 to 20m.


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