The lakes of Belsh are the undiscovered world of natural beauties and a wild diamond of Albania.
Belsh (definite Albanian form: Belshi) is a municipality in Elbasan County, central Albania. The municipality was formed at the 2015 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities Belsh, Fierzë, Grekan, Kajan and Rrasë which became municipal units. The seat of the municipality is the town Belsh. It has a population of 19,503 (2011 census) and a total surface area of 196.44 km2. The population of the former municipality at the 2011 census was 8,781.
For those who have seen it all – Belsh Lakesbluedrive
The small town of Belsh sits in the middle of many small lakes. It is mainly agricultural land, and there seems to be no immediate reason for the tourists to venture here. But sometimes, when the weather is not quite good enough to visit dramatic mountains, or if one tires of the beach…
The trail starts at Cerrik, and is asphalt until Belsh. Shortly after, it turns into a gravel road until Dragot. In Dragot, turn right onto an old farm road. The road can get very narrow, with brambles at each side. Unlike leafy branches, the thorny brambles may get into your car’s paintwork. You will reach the village of Kosovë, and turn onto an old road towards the Thana reservoir. As so often, because the road crosses two districts, it is in very bad repair, but manageable with care and some ground clearance. You will reach the Lushnje-Berat road near the village of Koça.