Montenegro mountain biking holidays, self guided

“Enjoy a week of self-guided mountain biking in Montenegro averaging 30kms per day across scenic rural trails and coastal tracks overlooking the Adriatic.”


Bay of Kotor | old military trails, side roads, single trails | Lovcen National Park | Cetinje | Lake Skadar National Park | Old Bar | Budva | Sveti Stefan Island | Choice of arrival/departure airports |

Description of Montenegro mountain biking holidays, self guided

This eight day self guided Montenegro mountain biking holiday makes the most of the country’s most magnificent natural assets, the coastline and the mountains, and if you’re hoping to see some sublime scenes from a saddle then right here is where you sign up. No surprises that Montenegro has been named one of National Geographic UK's top destinations for family holidays in 2021.

From jagged mountain ridges to the shimmering waves within the Bay of Kotor, self guided Montenegro mountain biking holidays give you the opportunity to enjoy each and every experience on two wheels with a wild and untouched ambience adding to the edge of adventure.

What can you expect on a self guided Montenegro mountain biking holiday:

Cycle trails along former railway tracks and unused military roads
Mountain trails, single lane tracks and forgotten slip roads
Stunning views over the Bay of Kotor and beyond
Lovcen and Skadar See national parks
Welcoming family-run hotels and delicious regional dishes
A flexible 8 day itinerary that can be lengthened or shortened to your preference

All self guided Montenegro mountain biking holidays include detailed trip notes, route maps, hand-picked hotel and restaurant reservations, a locally-functional mobile phone and regular info updates and access to assistance in the event of an emergency.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

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.

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.


16 Reviews of Montenegro mountain biking holidays, self guided

4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2019 by

One of the best holidays we've had in Europe. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2019 by

Some of the downhill rides, in particular the downhill through the Vramac range and down into Kotor Bay were truly breath-taking. We also loved the experience of crossing the borders into Bosnia and Croatia on our bicycles. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Jul 2019 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was finding a little cafe on the side of a hill on our way to Virpazar. It came along just at the right time when we were needing some refreshments and shade. We had a lovely plate of cheese, bread and olives made for us which went down treat. They also made us cherry juice 'to go' to take with us. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2018 by

It was perfect. We could not have asked for a better holiday. If you enjoy exploring cities by bike and exercising during your holiday, this is the tour for you. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Oct 2018 by

The scenery, food and cycling were amazing and we would recommend it highly. The organisation was excellent in the bikes we used and transferring our luggage. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2018 by

I was extremely impressed by the scenic variety and the architectural and natural beauties of this small country. Much was relayed to me about it’s complicated history and culture which has made me keen on learning more about both. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2018 by

The whole trip was memorable because of the changing scenery each day. There was a really nice contrast between the coast, the mountains and Skadar Lake, which gave us a really good insight into what Montenegro has to offer Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Jun 2018 by

We did 250 km by bike in 7 days. All the rides were great, there was a special one, when we had to bike through a 1.3 km long tunnel inside the mountain, and we met a lot of cows obstructing the exit.... Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2018 by

The scenery, people, food and holiday itself were wonderful. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2018 by

Cycling down the mountain to Lake Skadar on day 4. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2017 by

The views were just breathtaking. Loved it. Wish i was still on it. The guys who organised were so helpful and nice. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 May 2017 by

The most memorable was mountain biking in the area around Lake Skadar and in remote mountain areas. Wildlife was really amazing there. Great experience and very well organised! Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2016 by

A most scenic, rewarding and relaxing holiday. The 7 day self guided tour really gave us an insight to Montenegro past and present. Our bikes were well maintained and suited to the terrain, the routes were well explained (maps provided) and our guides were great Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2015 by

A great mix of physical activity, relaxation, sunshine and the reassurance that we were being looked after made this a holiday that we would recommend to anyone who also enjoys variety in their days. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2015 by

A great trip to a stunning country. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Jun 2014 by

We loved to be in the area of the Skaddar lake!....As I got commentaries from My friends ( 29 people) , That loved Their holiday in Monténegro and they are ready to come back as soon as possible. Read full review

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