Looking to avoid the crowds of tourists and discover the real Montenegro? This 10-day, off-the-beaten-track adventure itinerary provides the most unique, outdoorsy experiences that Montenegro has to offer, with a perfect mix of mountain peaks, sky-blue lakes and magnificent canyons, white water rafting and canyoning, not to mention authentic local food, farm stays with friendly families, and cultural discovery. Whether you're with your family, a group of friends or your significant other, this trip is guaranteed to please all lovers of the Great Outdoors!See more
This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.
Transfer from the airport to accommodation in the capital. Explore the old and new parts of the city from the historic Turkish quarter to the modern “Nova Varos”, you’ll find a pleasant little city with lots of green space and some excellent galleries and bars. A perfect introduction to Montenegro.
Accommodation: 4 stars apartment or hotel in the heart of the capital
Transfer from Podgorica to starting point of today’s walk (1h15), the Mrtvice canyon. Lesser known cousin of the Tara, the canyon follows the foot of with towering cliffs the mountains (1100m), has natural springs and abundant vegetation. The journey through Mrtvice follows an ancient stone path and lasts up to 6+ hours (12 km long but can be shorten as out and back hike, 250 m elevation difference) with views of the canyon and some hidden natural wonders. Transfer to accommodation near Komovi where you will enjoy a home-made diner, stopping to visit the 13th century Moraca Monastery en-route.
Accommodation: mountain huts Komovi area (halfboard)
Starting from an elevation of 1600m we will climb one of the highest peaks of Mt Komovi. This “warm up” climb will take around 4 hours. The route offers a taste of everything, from settled mountain paths to rocky outcrops and spectacular views. You'll get a chance to see some of the rarer endemic plant species in this region plus mountain eagles, wild goats and other native species…
Accommodation: mountain huts Komovi area (halfboard)
Drive to next accommodation in the Grebaje valley (1h30), at the foot of the Massif Prokletije (translated as the accursed mountains). The most southern glacier in Europe lies in Albanian part of this range.In the afternoon, you can explore the area around Plav (meaning "flooded place") as it has many lakes and springs, and go to see "Blue Eye" - a mystical hole of crystal clear water or the cascades of Ali Pasha. Or perhaps you would like to finish this beautiful day by going fly fishing in Plav (catch and release) (option 1), an activity for the seasoned fisherman or enthusiastic beginner. Our local experts will be there to help you and guide you.
Accommodation: Wooden mountain cabin (katun) in Prokletije National Park
After a special breakfast of local produce we start our day’s hike. The goal is to reach the three main peaks of Prokletije (conveniently, the peaks with most meadows). You'll pass forests of Beech, fir and silicate spruce on the trail. The forest gives way to a cushion-sedge and blue grass lawn in the alpine areas near the top, enjoy the panorama view of the Karanfili peaks, Albania and Cijevna river canyon. This region is known to have one of the last remnant population of the Balkans Lynx. A full day of around 8+ hours then return transfer to accommodation for dinner. (12 km long, semi-loop hike, 900 m elevation difference).
Accommodation: Wooden mountain cabin (katun) in Prokletije National Park or rural household Bjelasica region
After breakfast and a 50 minutes ride, you will start the hike with your licensed guide. Hiking through the meadows and forest of Bjelasica and discovering of its beautiful glacial lakes. Duration and difficulty of the tour adjustable *optional is also the hike to highest peak Crna Glava (2139m). Overnight accommodation in a village on the slope of the Bjelasica mountain with time to relax and enjoy the scenery from the 100-year-old mountain cabin.
Accommodation: Overnight stay in a small traditional village in a very welcoming family
Today direction the Durmitor National Park. On the way we will stop at the Đurđevića Tara Bridge, at the time of its completion in 1940, it was the biggest concrete arch bridge in Europe. For the not so faint hearted; there is a one of the longest zip-line of Europe crossing over the river. In the afternoon take an easy hike (option 2) to explore some gorgeous glacial lakes hidden by the dense pine forest in the area.
Accommodation: in a nice little bungalow close to the Durmitor park
(Option 3) : After breakfast we will head to a special place that only a handful get to see. Nevidio Canyon was discovered some 50 years ago, its name meaning Never-seen. A place for only experienced adventurers, a very steep and narrow canyon, with some spaces only 25cm wide! This is a privilege saved for only the most passionate nature lovers. Passing through the canyon lasts approximately four hours and guaranteed to provide plenty of adrenalin! Highly qualified and experienced guides will be with you all day.
(Option 4) : Hiking tour takes us to two lakes situated above 1000m of elevation. Hiking through small peaceful village, mountain katun and colourful forest with one spring on the way before reaching Malo jezero (1194m) and further up the mountain Veliko (1325m). Summer temperature of water is 16-20 degrees and lakes are rich with trouts. Trail length is around 3,5km in one direction, meaning around 7km in total.
Accommodation: guesthouse near Pluzine.
Situated at an elevation of 1500m on the verge of the Durmitor National Park at the border with Bosnia- Herzegovina is the starting point of today’s unforgettable activity. Enjoy rafting down one of the deepest canyons in the world after the Grand Canyon. The Tara River. Adrenaline rush is a guarantee on this 18 km rafting tour, with our experienced guides and truly great team. After the rafting we’ll head for well-deserved lunch.
Accommodation: guesthouse near Pluzine
Late breakfast before saying our goodbyes - back to the airport. For those who have a late start, we can arrange an exclusive tour of an award winning wine cellar to sample some of the best wines the region has to offer (option 5).
The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.
|2 Pax||4 Pax||6 Pax|
|Price per person, 15-May to 15-Oct||$1,230||$1,130||$1,020|