Self guided trekking holiday in Montenegro
2 pers. Not included: food, drinks, additional transfers, tipping
Description of Self guided trekking holiday in Montenegro
This ten day self guided trekking holiday in Montenegro is all about making the most of the mountains in the country's northern national parks and offers unique insight into the rural lifestyles and stunning scenery that remains wonderfully remote and free from the trappings of the modern world.
Staying overnight with sheep herding families invites a warm and welcoming glimpse at Montenegrin hospitality with hearty bowls of soup and plates of seasonal produce always matched by a traditional glass, or two, of homemade fruit brandy.
Starting in the village of Poscenje your ten days of trekking in Montenegro begins as you head through Komarnica Canyon and onwards to the mountainous landscapes and wild rivers of Durmitor National Park.
Trek up the park's highest peak, Bobotov Kuk, before continuing onwards and upwards into the Sinjajevinja highlands and karst landscapes to be found overlooking the Tara Canyon. This region of Montenegro is incredibly remote and you'll be lucky to see anyone else on the trekking trail other than a lone shepherd tending his flock.
Next stop on this ten day self guided trekking holiday in Montenegro is Biogradska Gora National Park that promises trails leading through ancient old growth forests from where glacial lakes give way to steep mountain slopes and smooth rounded summits.
Further highlights include trekking within the realm of the tri-peak Komovi mountain range which is one of the most impressive within the Dinaric Alps and the whole of Montenegro. This is the perfect location to complete your trekking holiday with the option of returning to Podgorica by train certain to be an unforgettable experience as you travel up above the Moraca Canyon.
After ten days of trekking over mountains and staying in comfy and cosy shepherds' huts you might want to extend your holiday in Montenegro to include a few days at the beach it's up to you just get in touch and find out how we can tailor the perfect tour for you.
1 Reviews of Self guided trekking holiday in Montenegro
Reviewed on 08 Jun 2023 by PASCAL DUFOUR
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
The second day with a challenging hike across the mountains near Zabljak
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Start the tour as late as possible to avoid snow, this year end of May was often challenging
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes, we used local cars and drivers, used small to average accommodations, sometime in the wild and in the middle of nowhere, used the train, avoided to rent a car
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
The program was excellent to have a good snapshot of the country and discover its amazing landscapes
PlanetMost of our tours include the five National parks of Montenegro. Each of them features unique environments and rich ecological values, which require a corresponding attitude from visitors. Lake Skadar, the biggest lake at the Balkan peninsula features a very rich bird fauna.
On our multi-activity and family tours we offer bird watching with kayaks which are guided by bird protection activists and are supported by our programme.
We believe that our feet can take you almost everywhere - therefore we avoid jeep transfers on fragile mountain soils and in general everywhere else. We avoid empty transfer kilometers by using the closest transport provider possible, meaning at the same time to support local small enterprises and families.
We encourage our guests to take lunch boxes and re-fillable waterbottles with them.
Our office operates with minimum of printing jobs, uses re-fillable cartridges and energy saving lighting. Our printed marketing material is printed on re-cycled paper.
PeopleWhile 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 though there is a huge language barrier most of the time, both sides enjoy the direct interaction.
We highly value the knowledge and work of our business partners, who we mostly consider as friends. Our local guides are usually recruited 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 which helps to support their business.
We cooperate with farmer communities, an insight into their daily life up in the mountains is a special experience for our guests. In return this interest in their lifestyle and the generated additional income contributes to helping them to maintain their life in the mountains producing traditional dairy products and maintaining the landscape.