Self guided cycling holiday in Montenegro

“Self-guided week of cycling along the Adriatic staying in small hotels or local B&Bs with luggage transfers included. Achievable distances invite plenty of chances to soak up the scenery both on and off the saddle.”

Highlights

Cetinje | Lake Skadar | Virpazar | views of the Albanian Alps | Ulcinj | Old Bar | Budva | Bay of Kotor | Perast | Lustica |

Description of Self guided cycling holiday in Montenegro

This eight day self-guided cycling holiday takes you on small side roads to some of the lesser-visited, but nonetheless beautiful, pockets of Montenegro΄s Mediterranean coastline.

From the Bay of Kotor and Lake Skadar, to the ancient olive groves aligning the route from Ulcinj to Old Bar, Montenegro promises a succession of captivating sights with overnight stays in a choice of small hotels or traditional bed & breakfasts ensuring rest and relaxation are never in doubt.

Luggage is transferred by car to be ready and waiting for you upon your arrival at each stopover with excellent trip notes helping you make the most of Montenegro from a locals' perspective, including recommendations for local restaurants and important things to look out for.

Although the suggested route for this week of self guided cycling incorporates average distances of 40kms per day, including several steep climbs, it's also possible to tailor the tour to meet your expectations and fitness levels so you get to experience a holiday rather than an uphill slog.

Thinking of bringing the kids? We're thrilled that Montenegro has been named one of the best destinations for family holidays in 2021 by National Geographic UK.

This self-guided cycling holiday in Montenegro is available from the beginning of April to the end of October and please feel free to get in touch if you'd like more info on the best time to go and any other important aspects of the trip.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Environment
Most of our tours include the five National parks of Montenegro. Each of them features unique environments and rich ecological values, which require corresponding attitude from visitors. Lake Skadar, the biggest lake at the Balkan peninsula features a very rich bird fauna. In our multi-activity and family tours we offer bird watching with kayaks. These tours are guided by bird protection activists, who are supported by our programms.

We avoid using off-road jeep transfers, since some areas do have a very fragile soil surface. Anyhow we believe in the first line that our feet can take us everywhere. In order to avoid empty transfer kilometers we cooperate with transport providers, who are closest to a starting or pick up point of our tours. We include public transport in our tours where applicable. Eg. transfer by train form the coastline to the north of Montenegro saves 115km on the road.

In general we use almost no printed marketing material. To present our company and products we use tablets. The design works for our website is done by local creatives.

We encourage our guests to use re-fillable waterbottles, since tab water is drinkable in Montenegro.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

While including as many local people to our tours and we hope to build a bridge between visitors and locals and create better understanding for all day life challenges in Montenegro. Even there is most of the time a huge language barrier, both sides enjoy the direct interaction

We highly value the knowledge and work of our business partners, who most all of them being considered as friends. Our local guides we usually recruit from the Northern parts of Montenegro, since this part of the country provides little opportunities for employment.

Food & produce: Culinary: an integral part of real understanding and enjoyment of a region or country is eating the local food.
This ensures that the local producers see how valuable their produce is, in terms of keeping farming traditions alive, which on one side ensures a maintained landscape, which is on the other side the base for rural tourism. We encourage our guests to buy local produce for souvenirs eg. home made Rakija (spirit), honey products, artisan wines, olive oil products, etc.

We cooperate with farmer communities, which noticed that providing an insight to their daily life up in the mountains describes a special experience for guests. In return this interest in their lifestyle and the generated additional income contributes to make people to stay up in the mountains producing traditional dairy products and maintaining the landscape.

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Reviewed on 07 May 2019 by

Coming through the clouds on our last day's descent was memorable, we came to an amazing, dramatic view of Kotor bay with turquoise seas and a scattering of dark green islands - it was one of many breathtaking scenes. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Sep 2019 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was the view over Skadar Lake and the Kotor fjord Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2018 by

Excellent, we had a great time. Thanks to Boris and his team for looking after us throughout the week. The hotels were fine, and the luggage appeared in plenty of time for our arrival in the afternoon at the next stop. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2017 by

The landscape and the scenery in Montenegro are incredible. Reaching the top at Lake Skadar after 1,5 hour non-stop-cycling uphill in the heat is an uplifting experience. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2015 by

It was an excellent holiday and we will return to Montenegro in due course. The company was very good to deal with and had chosen a good itinerary for this particular tour. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2015 by

Excellent! Montenegro is an amazing country and still relatively unspoilt, with no crowds. Delicious food & wine for very reasonable prices. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Jun 2014 by

EXCELLENT Read full review

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