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Gollomboç gives you opportunity to see the village of the Albanian famous writer Sterjo Spasse, who become the first novel writer in 1930. Later on he was dedicated to the historical novels revitalizing the Albanian renaissance on fighting for independence.

This hike offers stunning views at the observation point, a great place for bird watching and photography. The trail from Gollomboç to Goricë e Vogël is partly on a cobbled trail. This section of the trail has been constructed by the French soldiers in the World War I to connect Prespa with the nowadays modern state of Macedonia.

Many remaining bunkers can be seen on this trail and a variety of birds are present, particulary if you walk there in the morning during spring and autumn migration.

The trail starts at the guesthouse in the entrance of Gollomboç village (WP 1) following the main road close to the lake. After walking on this road for approx. 200 meters, take left at the fork right after the water source and water pump station (WP 2) of the village and follow the main gravel road which later on leaves the houses and then leads to the radio towers of the village – the hill in our right.

Right before the radio towers there is an observation tower, be sure to not miss it because it offers the best views of this hike (WP 3).

From the radio towers the best way to descent is by following the electrical poles, the trail which will lead you at the main road (WP 4). At the main road, one can either cross it for following the trail that comes from Diellas to Gollomboç, again following the electrical poles, or follow the main road until the turn off to Gollomboç village (WP 5). From the turn off the trail climbs gently North West, again following the electrical poles. After awhile the trail turns to be cobbled. Before the main road was built, these trails have been the main connection between villages.

After awhile the trail reaches the pass (WP 6) with great views towards the lake and the mountains of Macedonia. The descent is on a visible trail with nice views all the time and leads again to the main road (WP 7). Cross the main road and follow the trail that travels along the lake towards the village of Goricë e Vogël that will be visible now on. At the cliffs, approx. 500 meters from the main road, don’t miss the cave. The entrance is small but inside is big and a big room with a lake opens as soon as you enter (WP 8).

The trail to the village now on is very easy to follow as you can see the village from here. The views are beautiful, a combination of agricultural lands, the lake, the village and the mountains (Mali i Thatë).

Turn off towards the village at the next fork (WP 9) and the broad trail lined by fences will lead you at the entrance of the village (WP 10, the medical center).

 

UTM Waypoints

  1. 34 T 495211 4522944, entrance of Gollomboç, 852 m
  2. 34 T 495384 4522885, water source, 853 m
  3. 34 T 495430 4521478, observation tower, 1092 m
  4. 34 T 494340 4522211, main road, 895 m
  5. 34 T 494225 4522797, 873 m
  6. 34 T 494122 4523383, pass, 945 m
  7. 34 T 494207 4524024, main road, 889 m
  8. 34 T 494076 4524335, cave, 849 m
  9. 34 T 494076 4524335, take right, 858 m
  10. 34 T 493778 4525130, Goricë e Vogël, 865 m