Basic information about Montenegro
The parliamentary republic of Montenegro has a lot of attractions in store for its visitors: wonderful lakes and rivers, impressive mountain landscapes and gorges, quiet sandy beaches, the Kotor Bay, the southernmost fjord on the continent, as well as the longest and deepest canyon in Europe – the Tara Gorge. There are a total of five national parks in Montenegro. You will experience some of the pristine natural landscapes such as the Biogradska Gora National Park, the Skadar Lake National Park or the Lovćen National Park on our eight-day Eurohike hiking holiday. With the Biogradska gora, Montenegro is home the last primeval forest in Europe. The country is divided into three landscape areas:
- The steep coast on the Adriatic with historical coastal regions and a Mediterranean flair
- The Karst Plateau ‘Altmontenegros’
- The northern Montenegrin high mountain region with the Bobotov Kuk, the highest mountain in the country
Montenegro shows itself from its most pristine side especially on the good hiking trails through quiet mountains and glittering lakes, light blue bays, and past historical buildings.
The most beautiful hiking tours in Montenegro
Useful information about a hiking holiday in Montenegro
Climate in Montenegro
Montenegro is a destination that is particularly suitable for an active holiday. Not only because of the wonderful natural landscapes and varied hiking trails – the climatic conditions are also excellent for an active break in nature. The climate on the Adriatic coast is predominantly Mediterranean and the summers are generally dry and warm. The winter months are moderate. In the eastern areas of the country there is a continental climate so it can snow in winter. The Dinaric Mountains serve as a kind of climatic boundary between the east and the coastal regions of Montenegro. The months from May to October are considered the ideal time to travel.
Culture and tradition in Montenegro
Diversity and fascinating – these two characteristics certainly apply to the cultural landscape of Montenegro. Numerous traces of different countries and peoples such as the Greeks, Romans or Illyrians have shaped today’s culture and tradition in Montenegro. The particularly multicultural wealth opens up to its visitors in numerous churches, monasteries, museums, as well as mosques, palaces or citadels. The traditions also include festivals and folk dances with beautiful national costumes. An equally valuable part of the national culture is epic poetry, performed by violinists and storytellers to the accompaniment of traditional music.
The cuisine in Montenegro
Despite its small size, Montenegro has a great variety of culinary specialties to offer. Influences from the surrounding countries such as Croatia, Serbia or Bosnia can be found in the Montenegrin cuisine. From wonderful fish and meat specialties, regional spices, local milk and cheese products as well as honey, olives, figs and organic wine – there are a huge range of delicacies to be found. This is best enjoyed at a farmers’ market or in a relaxed atmosphere in one of the restaurants, bistros, cafés or local taverns. Typical specialties of the country include meat and fish dishes fresh from the grill such as cevapcici (minced meat), raznjici (meat skewers) or squid. A typical type of preparation of meat is cooking under the Sartsch, a kind of metal lid, which is covered with embers and braises the meat in a gentle way. Another specialty is mussels buzara in a tomato and white wine sauce. The sweet desserts such as baklava, lokum or alva have Ottoman influences.
Questions and answers about hiking holidays in Montenegro
We recommend the months of May to October as the ideal travel time for a hiking holiday in Montenegro.
Montenegro offers wonderful conditions for a successful hiking holiday. The daily stages of our hiking holiday Montenegro lead on well-maintained hiking paths and forest trails, as well as on mountain trails with great views. Especially worth to experience is the Durmitor National Park in the north, the Biogradska Gora National Park and the wonderful routes to the port city of Kotor.
There are three cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites and one natural UNESCO World Heritage Site in Montenegro. Two of the UNESCO World Heritage sites are transnational: the medieval Stećci tombstones, which are also located in the countries Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Venetian defense system from the 16th - 17th century, which extends beyond the borders to Italy and Croatia. Furthermore, the Durmitor National Park is a World Heritage Site and the natural, historic areas in Kotor are a World Heritage Site.
In culinary terms, the country has a wonderful variety of delicious specialties and regional dishes to offer. Influences from neighboring countries such as Serbia, Bosnia or Croatia can always be found in the dishes. Be sure to try the typical minced meat rolls 'cevapcici' or the meat skewers 'raznjici'. For fish lovers, Montenegro also offers a wonderful selection of specialties such as fresh grilled squid, mussels buzara in a tomato and white wine sauce or other delicious fish dishes with olive oil and wine.
On your hiking holiday you should definitely visit the historic port city of Kotor, which is located at the south-eastern end of the Bay of Kotor. The old town in particular will impress you with its numerous cultural sights. Numerous highlights await you along the route of your hiking holiday in Montenegro: the Tara Gorge, the deepest gorge in Europe, the Mrtvica Gorge with vertical walls, the Skadar Lake National Park, the Lovćen National Park and magnificent views from the Crvena Greda, the so-called roof of Montenegro.
Therefore hiking holidays with Eurohike benefits that convince
Perfectly organized hiking tours
In Eurohike hiking vacations, you enjoy that extra level of service and comfort. From start to finish, our Eurohike travel specialists plan and organize your active vacation, giving you even more time to enjoy your active getaway. During your hiking tour, you can focus worry-free on what truly matters: the joy of hiking with your loved ones.
Comprehensive guidance from our travel specialists
Our experienced travel specialists are available to assist you at any time, both during the selection of your tour and throughout the booking process. Your wishes and concerns are our top priority, ensuring that your journey becomes the most beautiful time of the year.
Well-prepared travel information and route descriptions
All guests receive a comprehensive information package with detailed walking maps and travel documents including tips and information on culture, cuisine, country and people - tailored to the respective region and requirements of the individual walking tour. Every year, we review the route meticulously, and continually develop new variations that provide even more insights into the land and culture.
Accommodations with feel-good factor
After a wonderful day of cycling, you will be welcomed in our carefully selected accommodations in the evening. We choose our accommodations with care and consideration, always with a focus on their special orientation towards active vacationers and opportunities for evening relaxation. You'll experience that extra level of comfort on our charming hiking tours, where you can enjoy even more feel-good facilities and an added touch of indulgence.
Hiking without luggage
With us, you'll enjoy the most comfortable form of active vacation. Eurohike transports your luggage to the next accommodation every day. Leave the hotel in the morning with ease, and by evening, your bags will already be waiting at the next lodging. Experience a completely carefree hiking adventure across Europe with our luggage transfer!
Personal on-site support
Our Eurohike original tours are characterized above all by the personal touch for which we have been known for many years. For our original tours, you will be personally welcomed by our team members at the arrival destination. In an informational meeting, all details about the tour and the itinerary will be explained. Our on-site team is also available for tips and recommendations.
Exploring the most beautiful routes with our on Tour-App
We invest a lot of time and effort in crafting our routes and meticulously review them regularly. Thanks to the Eurobike & Eurohike on Tour app, navigating the most beautiful cycling routes in Europe becomes child's play, ensuring you don't miss any of the highlights along the way.