North Montenegro activity holiday
Description of North Montenegro activity holiday
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetTo minimize the environmental footprint, we limit the size of our walking parties. Our detailed tour information packs include a section on environmental responsibility and detailed instructions related to the ‘leave no trace’ policy, protected animals and plants in the area, etc. We encourage our clients to use the info packs and maps in electronic format. Through our local office in Montenegro we are supporting the annual volunteer spring camp, a 10-day event dedicated to the maintenance of the hiking trails in the area.
The trails that are maintained during the camp are the same trails that we use during this walking holiday; they are among the most picturesque coastal trails in Europe and preserving them and the Kotor Fjiord clean is very important to us as part of the preservation of the natural heritage of Montenegro for future generations. During the camp, all participants – foreign volunteers and also local people - are given instruction and classes in different areas like Leave No Trace policies and many others.
PeopleBy bringing hikers to the area we bring much needed extra revenues to families in this remote mountain region. we always use small locally owned and operated accommodations, rather than big chain hotels, e.g.: Katun Vranjak.
In the mountain Bjelasica, next to the very border with the National Park Biogradska gora (Biograd Mountain), at 1,800 meters altitude, is situated the first Eco village in Montenegro – Eco Summer Pasture (katun) Vranjak. It is based on the traditional life of Montenegrin Highlanders centuries ago. In Katun Vranjak they produce their own farm organic food that is served to our guests. In the summer pasture you shall also have a chance to taste some of the forgotten national specialties of Montenegro, e.g. Kacamak - a weighty dish consisting of mashed potatoes, wheat and corn flour, served with cheese and milk, and is a popular dish among Montenegrin Highlanders.
Another place where three overnights are spent on this walking itinerary is the Tara River Canyon rafting camp, which is entirely owned and operated by young and enthusiastic local people and was built with the participation of local communities along the river.