Walking holiday in Montenegro
Lowest price is for April/October departures.
Description of Walking holiday in Montenegro
This walking holiday in Montenegro is a really immersive and active way to see the best that this tiny but diverse country has to offer, from its pretty coast, to its numerous lakes, forests, mountains and deep canyons. This seven day trip is designed to suite experienced hikers, happy walking 10-20km per day. It’s a multi location trip, taking in some of Montenegro’s most dramatic and beautiful mountains.
This walking holiday begins on the coast, with the Rumija Mountain, a place of huge religious significance and rich history, which belongs to the long Adriatic Transversal. Next we’ll hike in the remote Kucka Krajina, near the Albanian border. This is a really unspoiled and special place, offering complete peace and quiet to its visitors and the chance to be immersed in nature. Finally, head to central Montenegro where the huge highlands offer yet more beautiful scenery, for hiking at Bjelasica, Lola and Durmitor Mountain.
With each new peak you hike up, you’ll enjoy amazing views over Montenegro. These mountains aren’t right next door to one another, but you can still see you next destination from each summit. It’s the perfect way to appreciate Montenegro from all angles. There will also be time to experience local traditions, too, and to learn a little of Montenegro’s history and legends, tuck into wonderfully fresh local food and pop into churches and monasteries. So, as well as enjoying spectacular walking, you’ll leave with a real sense of why this tiny country is so special.
You will be staying in three different location: in private apartments in Virpazar; in Hotel Mirovic, near Kolašin; and the Mountain Village Nevidio in Poscenje, one of Montenegro’s most beautiful villages, close to the last explored canyon in Europe.
Minimum age 18.
8 Reviews of Walking holiday in Montenegro
Reviewed on 27 Aug 2019 by Paula DowdallMontenegro has stunning scenery, mountains almost everywhere you look. Hiking through mountains in different parts of the country including some not frequented by large number of tourists was a memorable experience. Read full review
Reviewed on 11 Aug 2019 by Michaela Brinkhaus5* Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Jul 2017 by Linda McDonaldThe scenery was the highlight. Especially the views from the peaks over 2000 metres. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Aug 2016 by Malcolm HillTwo days walking, one day wine tasting and one day kayaking (1 week) plus add on (3 nights) of two days walking and one day white water rafting. Walnut Valley walk was our favourite in the first week and white water rafting was our favourite in the add on Read full review
Reviewed on 10 Jun 2015 by Rosie SmithFantastic holiday. Amazing place and lovely people! There are some lovely walks, a chance to see and sample the local culture and the incredibly diverse flora and fauna. Plus abundant opportunities to swim! Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Sep 2014 by jon AldousGotta be five stars for all the above reasons, still glowing from it ten days later! Read full review
Reviewed on 11 Jul 2012 by April SaltmarshThere were many memorable events; easing ourselves into crystal clear, fresh water, freezing rock pools! The 2 excellent meals prepared for us by Tania at her home...everything home produced. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Jun 2012 by Lynn MurrayThe most memorable part was the trip to Kayak on lake Skada. Read full review
PlanetWe want our holidays to be high impact in experience but low impact on the environment! Once you are at your various destinations, transport will be mostly on foot, with transfers provided to starting points for excursions or restaurants if needed.
This holiday takes place in protected regions such as the UNESCO heritage sites of Kotor and Durmitor National Park, and Lake Skadar, a National Park and RAMSAR Wetland of International Importance. As such, your visit contributes directly towards their protection through the payment of National Park fees, boosting the monetary resources available to the National Park authorities to implement conservation measures. Our tour guides have been trained in the Leave No Trace principles and will encourage you to respect these at all times to ensure your behaviour is eco-friendly – travelling on marked paths, disposing of waste properly, leaving what you find (unless it’s other people’s rubbish!), respecting wildlife and being considerate of other visitors and the local community.
It is our obligation to help preserve Montenegro’s stunning natural beauty in the face of a 250% increase in tourism over the last three years! We are proud to be among the very few genuine sustainable travel entrepreneurs operating in this country. We’ve worked hard to build links with local environmental charity ‘Green Home’, Montenegro’s Centre for Sustainable Tourism Initiatives, the National Tourism Organisation and Ministry for Tourism and Sustainability so that we are included as a valued partner and advisor on relevant projects which promote and build the infrastructure for sustainable travel in Montenegro, eg the Lake Skadar Hiking & Biking Trail Map, The Ethno-Gastronomy Trail, and the joint Montenegro/Albania Lake Skadar Eco-systems Protection Project funded by the World Bank and EU. We are also staunch supporters of the local community enterprise Green Boats, based in Virpazar, and are partners of the Western Balkans Geotourism project set up by National Geographic.
PeopleWe've built strong links with the local communities you’ll visit and support their maintenance of historic traditions, from bee-keeping, fishing and carp-smoking to the making of wine, cheese, olive-oil and flavoured brandies. By visiting home-producers and buying their wares, you will build pride, contribute to the local economy and encourage the development of and investment in sustainable agro-tourism.
We go to great efforts to ensure you will enjoy a cultural exchange with local people which is valuable and fun. English isn’t widely spoken away from the coast, but your guides, most of whom are local people, will be able to translate to make each interaction memorable and meaningful for you and your host community.
Your visit is also of vital importance to the communities of Montenegro’s more remote, beautiful and lesser known regions, where decades of impoverishment caused by urban migration and the 1990s Yugoslavian war are still causing deprivation today. Staying in locally owned accommodation, you will help to demonstrate to local people the positive economic value of encouraging tourists, keeping neighbourhoods clean, and slowly building a regeneration of once forgotten villages.
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