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One of the reasons we love traveling is for the fresh emotions it allows us to experience, the unique ability it has of instilling in us a child’s perspective, through which everything is new and mysterious, waiting to be discovered. At the Lura National Park , you will become a child again, as you are confronted with an overwhelming beauty which can only be experienced through renewed senses and emotions.
The Albanian poet and intellectual Gjergj Fishta has said, “he who hasn’t see Lura doesn’t know Albania,” and it is entirely true. Any tour of Albania’s natural beauties would be incomplete without a visit to the stunning Lura National Park. Located in the Lura Mountains in Dibër, the park includes twelve lakes, with the most amazing sights being the Big Lake (Liqeni i Madh), the Flower Lake (Liqeni i Luleve), Rrasa’s Lake, Hoti’s Lake, and the Black Lake (Liqeni i Zi), among others.
At 1600 meters above sea level, the Big Lake has glacial, crystal-clear waters. The Black Lake, on the other hand, has darker waters as a result of its greater depth. Because some of the lakes are covered by ice during the cold winter and others may dry somewhat during the summer, spring is undoubtedly the best season to visit the park. The lakes, along with the dense beech forests, black and white pines and many other trees, combine to create spectacular sights which revive the soul while the body is replenished with the freshest air.
In spring, both forests and lakes are covered by splashes of colorful flowers, giving the entire park a fairy-tale-like appearance. The Lake of Flowers, for instance, takes its name precisely from the large white lilies which give the lake its particular beauty and charm. In certain spots, the viewer can simultaneously admire the sight of several lakes and the mountains surrounding Lura. The mountain streams of Seta, Uraka or Malla e Lurës create a relaxing musical sound, providing both freshness and rhythm to a place which could not be more blessed with beauty!
You will get there by following the rural road Peshkopi – Fushë Lurë. Please be advised to procure any prescription drugs you may need prior to your trip to Lurë . Once in Lurë, the nearest pharmacy is located about a 4-hour drive away. Some items you may need on your tip include a flashlight, good hiking shoes, and waterproof clothes. If you decide to visit the lakes, we suggest finding a guide or a person familiar with the pathways of the area. Last but not least, please do not throw any waste products (i.e. plastic, metal, batteries, etc.) around the area. While this is advisable anywhere, in Lurë it is particularly important as there are no options to recycle such materials in the area. at the moment.