Koplik to Theth, Albania

Star Ratings
5 star route rating
Corners : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Straights : 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.0
Scenery : 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0
Road Surface : 1 star route rating Motorcycle Road1.0
Visibility : 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.0
Police Presence : green 1 Motorcycle Road1.0
Hazards : green 5 Motorcycle Road5.0

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Route Added By : Spiff
Date : July 12, 2018
Length : 55 kms / 34.2 miles GPX - ???
Road Type : Mountainous
July 12, 2018 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

The road from Koplik to the Qafe e Terthores Pass is narrow, but paved, and climbs up, with many switchbacks that are a blast to navigate.

However, the last 50 km of this route from the pass down to the village of Theth and the Theth National Park is a very dangerous mountainous trail that should NOT be attempted by novice off-road riders. DO NOT ride this road on street tires, and DO NOT ride if it's muddy. Look at the photos; there are few, if any, guard rails to keep you from tumbling to your death if you veer off the very bumpy road.

This stretch is only open from late May through September, maybe October, due to high-altitude snowfalls in the winter.

The payoff is fantastic, though, as the Theth village and National Park are glorious to explore, with its a raging, wild river, several nice waterfalls, and alpine valleys filled with beautiful flowers, all surrounded by towering mountains that the locals call the Accursed Mountains (really a portion of the Albanian Alps).


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  • Spiff
  • 1989 Honda Transalp
  • score: 17