Walking in Montenegro travel guide
Montenegro punches above its weight. It might be small and sparsely populated, but its scenery is big, bold and dramatic – and it’s a paradise for walkers. Inland, huge, muscular peaks rear up over shady alpine valleys, mystical lakes and beech woods where bears roam. Down near the coast, rocky ranges cook in the sun, flanked by zigzagging paths and dotted with old fortresses and tiny villages.
Forget gentle strolls and postcard pretty views, this pocket rocket of a country delivers Byronic walks that stretch the calves and stir the senses.
There’s a great diversity of walks – long, short; seriously steep or delightfully downhill – and all within a country the size of Northern Ireland, so a week is long enough to discover its diverse landscapes. Talking with local guides, staying in family run accommodation and stopping to chat with villagers gives an even wider perspective than the 360 degree summit views. You’ll gain an understanding of Montenegro’s life and soul, as well as its scenery, as our Montenegro walking holidays guide reveals.
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Best time to go walking in Montenegro
Peak season can feel too hot for walking, even on the peaks; striding out in spring and early autumn is warm and wonderful, though.
The best time to go on a walking holiday to Montenegro is from Apr-Oct, although be prepared for high temperatures in Jul-Aug, particularly in the lowland regions of Lake Skadar and the Bay of Kotor. Here, highs of 40°C are not unheard of, which makes walking tough. Come outside peak season to skip the heat. You’ll also avoid the highest prices and dodge the crowds at popular resorts or cities. In winter, cold weather, strong winds and snow can hinder walking, especially on higher ground, where 3-4m of snow can fall. Many tailor made trips do run throughout the year but will stay near the coast where it’s milder.
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Our Montenegro walking map and highlights page reveals the best places to hike and explore, from national parks crisscrossed by trails, to mighty mountains that beckon the hardened trekker. Read advice and tips from our friends in Montenegro and travellers who have walked its trails already.