4 independent reviews for Self guided cycling holiday in Montenegro

Reviews for Self guided cycling holiday in Montenegro

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review 26 Sep 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The landscape and the scenery in Montenegro are incredible. Reaching the top at Lake Skadar after 1,5 hour non-stop-cycling uphill in the heat is an uplifting experience. The view is always stunning. Very sleepy and unspoilt areas make you "feel alone on the planet":-).

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Day two is challenging. Be prepared for a long and tough riding day, especially in the heat. The distances at all the other days are very good to handle, especially day 4 to 7. Biking shorts are recommended, maybe even gloves due to the sweat in the heat for a better grip. Roads are mostly quiet, on those with more traffic, cars are often passing closely which is a little tiring.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We bought all our supplies in local shops and only used local restaurants. We had some very pleasant contacts with local people, we felt welcome at all times.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

The trip was wonderful and is highly recommended. Montenegro is an amazing country that we would love to come back to. The company was very good in all concerns, always helpful and friendly. Bikes and equipment are very satisfying. Local mobile phone and detailed route descriptions are provided. The variety of the different bike routes (mountains, woods, small villages, coast line, bay) was very well chosen. The mixture of an active and relaxing holiday (bike riding, swimming, sunbathing, enjoying good food) makes vacation brilliant. Prices in Montenegro are very decent.

review 11 Sep 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Montenegro is a beautiful country. The scenery was stunning and we were welcomed in all the places that we stayed. The cycling itself was challenging - as the maps did not always reflect the actual road layouts and the routes were not always entirely straightforward. The hill climbs were tough but always rewarding.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

The bicycles we used were high quality mountain bikes and therefore heavy and strong. The heat during the day ( early September) was such that we would have been better to start each day much earlier and avoided the heat of the day for the climbing. The routes were on the whole very quiet - so no facilities - we needed to carry plenty of water and provisions. Better maps would have helped - but the support from the company was excellent.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Once we arrived - there was no environmental impact as we cycled each day between places and received a planned taxi transfer on one day. Our luggage was moved - so that did involve car journeys. we bought all our provisions in local shops and only used local restaurants. We had some very pleasant interactions with local people on each day of our touring and felt welcome at all times.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was an excellent holiday and we will return to Montenegro in due course. The company was very good to deal with and had chosen a good itinerary for this particular tour.

review 19 Jul 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Cycling over the hill into Kotor bay, and also the second day, beautiful scenery along Lake Skadar

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be prepared for the heat. Also its more of a cycle touring holiday than a mountain biking or road biking holiday.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, we stayed mostly in family run hotels & the company seemed environmentally aware.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent! Montenegro is an amazing country and still relatively unspoilt, with no crowds. Delicious food & wine for very reasonable prices.

review 17 Jun 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

THE VIEWS WHEN CYCLING

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

DO IT

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I SUPPOSE IT HELPED THE LOCAL ECONOMY

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

EXCELLENT

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