Hiking through green meadows of the Bjelasica mountains
Hiking and cultural delights at the church Maria on the mountain
Hiking break with view to lake Durmitor
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Montenegro

Walking highlights amid the ‘wild beauty’.

Montenegro is a true insider’s tip!  On your walking holiday you will explore this small country’s best scenery right by the Adriatic Sea. On selected walks you will get to know Montenegro’s nature, culture but also the sometimes spontaneously lovely hospitality that the Montenegrins have. Your tour starts at the craggy peaks in the North in the Durmitor national park that sometimes gets called the ‘Roof of Montenegro”. You then take the ridge path that offers amazing panoramic views through the Biogradska Gora national park, which has a very dense forest. This national park has got very green forests and glistening lakes. You will walk through breathtaking gorges and past historic buildings until you get to Kotor, a harbour town. Located by the sea, Kotor is the cultural and scenic highlight on this walking holiday!

Walking

Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Franziska Schwaiger
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Itinerary

Whilst on a lovely circular walk to Crvena greda located at an altitude of 2,175 you can explore ‘the roof of Montenegro’, the Durmitor mountains with its imposing peaks amid the national park. Bubotov Kuk located at 2,523m above sea level is Montenegro's tallest mountain. Whilst doing the circular walk to Jablan mountain lake, you can admire the mountain from many different angles.

ca. 6 hours
14 km
830 m
830 m

In the morning there is a transfer through the Tara gorge in the Biogradska Gora national park, Europe’s deepest gorge. The picturesque mountain lake in the heart of the national park is surrounded by a jungle. At the start you go through the jungle to Alm Goles where you are rewarded for the steep ascent with a nice place to stop for a rest and some food. Refueled you walk along a ridge above a lake where you get great panoramic views from. You walk along there until you get to another mountain pasture. You then descend to Bjelasica’s ski centre and then you have a short transfer to Kolasin where you will stay overnight. 

ca. 6 hours
12 km
850 m
500 m

Today you leave the North of Montenegro and walk through the 650m deep Mrtvica gorge with its spectacular vertical rock faces and emerald green water. A path section was quarried out of the rock and takes you along the vertical rock face. Shortly afterwards you reach a small shaded beach where you can have a pleasant rest before you walk back along the same path. You will be collected and transferred to Cetinje, the former residence town from the 19th Century. It is a small and leisurely town that dates back to the era when Montenegro was still a kingdom.

ca. 5 hours
16 km
300 m
300 m

Today’s stage is a relaxed circular tour in Skadarsee national park. After breakfast you have a short transfer from Cetinje into the national park where there is a short but charming tour especially if you love nature. You go from the small village Rijeka Crnojevica along the river to an impressive limestone cave. Take time to fully enjoy this untouched nature!  The path back runs along the other side of the river, through the oldest part of the village and takes you via the historical stone bridge back to where you started the tour from. Make sure you do not miss out trying the local fish specialities.   If you fancy it, you could go on a boat ride (approx. 2 hours). You will be collected and transferred to national park Lovćen where you will be staying overnight.

ca. 2,5 hours
8 km
50 m
50 m

Today’s walk takes you along easy paths that were first made during the former empire up to a viewpoint peak. From there you get a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains, Lake Skadar and the southern coastal mountains. You then continue along military paths to a view point from where you will get your first view over Kotor bay. At about midday you will be picked up and transferred to Kotor. Use the free afternoon to explore Kotor’s charming old town.

ca. 3 hours
10 km
270 m
270 m

Today’s walk takes you along old paths again, which were built in times of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. You get a lovely view from above Kotor bay, which is often referred to as the most southern fjord. You continue by walking over the back of Vrmac mountain. The mountainous peninsula separates Kotor’s bay from the outer bay around Tivat. You walk in a zigzag pattern up an old military path to the old fort from the times of the empire. From there you walk along a ridge path to Sveti ilija located 765m above sea level. It is the highest point on the ridge. Following that you ascend on the ancient shepherd tracks, past traditional villages until you arrive at the sea.  If you want to you can take a boat to Perast and stop at the church island where the Church of our Lady of the Rocks is located. Return journey to your accommodation either from the end of the walk or from Perast.

ca. 5,5 hours
14 km
750 m
750 m

Tour character

You will need a good level of fitness for the daily walks lasting between 3 and 6 hours each. You will walk on good quality footpaths and forest tracks as well as on lovely ridge paths. You need to have surefootedness and a head for heights on the second day for the walk in the Durmitor mountains and on the fourth day when cross the Mrtvica gorge. This week’s walking offers a perfect combination of untouched nature and cultural highlights.

Prices and events

All data for 2018 at a glance
Season 1
May 25, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
Sep 1, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018
daily
Season 2
Jul 1, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018
daily
Montenegro 8 days, ME-MEWZK-08X
Base price
Supplement single room
685,00
175,00
810,00
175,00

Category: cozy and familiar 3***- and 4****-hotels

Services and infos

  • 7 overnight stays, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome meeting
  • Transfers according to itinerary

 

  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents
  • GPS-Data is available
  • Service-Hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Podgorica or Tivat airport. Organized airport transfer to the first hotel, duration approx. 2,5 hours. Costs EUR 110,- per fare (max. 3 people), reservation necessary, payable in advance.
  • By train to Podgorica via Belgrad and further by bus to Zabljak.
  • Parking: limited number of free hotel parking places. No reservation possible.
  • Return journey from Kotor by bus to Podgorica in approx. 2 hours or by bus to Zabljak in approx. 3 hours.
  • Organized return transfer from Kotor to Podgorica or Tivat, costs approx. EUR 75,- per fare (max. 3 people).

Note

  • Minimum of participants: 2 persons
  • Extra nights upon request
  • Boat ride on Lake Skadar (approx. 2 hours) on day 5, costs approx. EUR 50,-. Reservation and payable on spot
  • Boat ride in Kotor bay to Perast with a break at the church island where the Church of our Lady of the Rocks is located. Costs approx. EUR 50,-. Reservation and payable on spot
  • Single traveler surcharge EUR 310,-
Franziska Schwaiger
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Franziska Schwaiger, Costumer service

Ratings

4 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
4 stars
Markus Dolder CH | 28.07.2018
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