The Secret Submarine Bunker
April 30: Himarë - Porto Palermo - Borsh (Asphalt + Off Road)
May 3: Borsh - Porto Palermo (Asphalt)
This easy tour combines some highly interesting communist legacy with beautiful views of the Ionian sea. It starts in the small town of Himare and leads over the modern asphalt road southwards along the coast. After some kilometers it reaches the peninsula of Porto Palermo, which was a restricted military zone with a naval base during the communist period. Today widely accessible, a gravel road leads all around the peninsula and to the outer limits of a naval base in a secluded bay, where the entrance of a huge former submarine bunker lies under the peninsula. Leave your bike and go the final meters to explore this highly interesting piece of history. Back on the bike we climb a gravel road back to the asphalt, continuing on the modern road with breathtaking views. On the way to Borsh we will also take a short break to visit Porto Palermo Castle.
3.5 h / 34 km / ↑500m ↓500m / Moderate
Availability: 14:00, Fri 30 Apr & 09:00, Sun 3 May