Shpella e Zezë, or the “Black Cave”, is one of the longest cave systems in the mountains of northern Albania. Its lenght, that has been explored so far (thank to Italian speleologists) is 5 km and it is located above the village of Qereç (“Cherech”), which is the last settlement before the ascent to the mountain range in direction of Valbonë.

The route to the cave is marked and creates a possibility for a nice one day trip from Curraj. During the summer, it is usually possible to visit the Markaj family in Qereç, and taste their own home-made sheep milk cheese, corn bread or raki (moonshine, usually made from fruit like plums).

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