EUR 760.00

Montenegro - Hiking along the coast in Montenegro

There are exciting experiences in store for those, who embark on a walking holiday in Montenegro. The country has only been independent since 2006 and the country is developing fast.

The Montenegrins are open-hearted and want to develop their tourism. Therefore, signs and information are both written in Montenegrin and English. Especially the younger generations know English at a good level. The older generation does what they can in the form of friendly body language to help.

Magnificent routes, landscapes and sights can be experienced in this tour, which, among other things, brings you to Kotor Bay, which today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The small mountain villages have amazing stories, beautiful buildings, interesting ruins and, not least, a terrain that is a real pleasure to wander around.

The route
This tour follows along mainly good trails (military and shepherd trails). In addition, there will be short sections on gravel roads and smaller town roads.

There are some steep and rocky ascents and descents, approx. 500 - 900 height meters daily. 

Overview
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Dates

If you can select the date in the calendar on this page, then the tour can start on that date.

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Day 1 Arrival in Kotor

In Kotor you'll meet our representative, who introduces you to your walking programme.
Transfer from Podgorica airport is possible - see more under practical information. 

Day 2 Walking in The Bay of Kotor

Mount Vrmac is situated like a barrier between the innermost part of the Bay, Bay of Kotor and the outer part, Bay of Tivat. The best hike starts in Kotor on the military zig-zag-trail named after Austrian emperor Franz-Josef (in local language: Franjo Josip) and climbs um to the mighty fortress "Vermac" built in 1892 and still almost completely intact until the present day. From here you follow the mountain ridge to the highest top of Vrmac, Sveti Ilija (765 m). The descent follows an old shepherd's trail down to the village of Prcanj, where you can visit the ruins of an old church destroyed in an earthquake and finally can enjoy your coffee directly at the seaside promenade.

Duration: 6-7 hours
Distance: 16km
+770m / -770m

Day 3 Walking around Perast

On the northern side of the bay, you start in Orahovac village, follow a zig-zag-trail through the woods to a deserted village called Stepen. From there you go up on the backside of a hill to the ruins of Vranovo Brdo fortress, where an absolutely breathtaking view awaits you. Then another military path takes you down to the small
town Perast. There it is possible to take a boat to visit the famous island with the church Gospa od Skrpjela (our Lady of the Rock).

Optional: Go back to your hotel by boat! Very nice and rewarding! (see more under practical information)

Duration: 6-7 hours
Distance: 14km
+740m / -740m

Day 4 The Ladder of Kotor

Right from the old town of Kotor we follow the old trade route which once connected Cetinje with Kotor – even Billard tables were transported along this trail! This old horse trail with more than 70 zig-zags to Krstac pass offers countless magnificent views torwards the bay. Upon arrival at the pass 900m, continue another 2 km to in Njegusi and have a try of local Njegusi ham and cheese. Return to Kotor. Overnight in Kotor.

Duration: 5-6 hours
Distance: 11km
+950m / -100m

Day 5 Lovcen National Park

Drive to the center of the Nationalpark Lovcen. Here starts are very rewarding circular walk to a fantastic view point and remote settlements.

After return continue to the royal capital of Cetinje. A city walk takes you through Montenegro ?s history. Continue to Budva. Overnight in Budva.

Duration: 6-7 hours
Distance: 14km
+500m / -500m

Day 6 Panorama walk to the monasteries above of Budva

A short transfer (15 min) takes us to the starting point at the monastery Praskavica. There you start a pleasant panorama walk above the Riviera of Budva. Follow an impressive staircase a monk built centuries ago. Before you climb to the monastery Ogradenica, visit in a side step the women ?s convent of Rustovo.

After a refreshing stop at the church of Ogradenica you start your descent to the village of Blizikuce. Return by public bus (regular) to your car.

Duration: 5 hours
Distance: 10km
+600m / -600m

Day 7 Lake Skadar National Park

Finally, the tour in the National park Skadar lake: It is a short, but very nice hike especially for nature lovers.

In the park, it is quite likely to spot some turtles, lizards, non-poisonous snakes and a lot of bats inside a big cave, which is at the turning point of this tour. You start in the small village Rijeka Crnojevica, follow a river, pass an old hydropower station, ruins of a mill and finally reach the cave (20 m wide, 10 m high and around 60 m long, completely lit by daylight).

The way back crosses the river, ascends to a nice viewpoint and to the oldest part of the village with a church and a graveyard, and at the end you cross the ancient stone bridge to get directly back to the village center..

This tour is best combined with a relaxing boat ride on the Skadar lake, where it may even be possible to spot pelicans. This can be chosen as an Extra Option in page 2 of the booking form. 

Duration: 4 hours
Distance: 8km
+200m / -200m

Day 8 End of the tour

After breakfast you'll need to pack your bags and check out.

If desired, we can arrange a transfer to the airport - se more under Practical Information.

Price includes

Not included
  • Transportation to and from Montenegro
  • Airport transfer (can be selected on page 2 of the booking form)
  • Travel- and cancellation insurance
EUR 760.00

Practical info

General information

The price is based upon two people sharing. It is also possible travel alone in a single room. Simply choose "1 person" in the booking form and it will automatically add the single room surcharge.

Notice: If you open the booking form, fill it out and go to page two, you can save your quote and have it sent to your email as a pdf. This way you can easily send it to others who can then see the price and exactly what is included. When you have saved the quote you can easily restart the booking and you will not need to enter all the information again.

Transportation / Flights

Please note that transportation to and from Montenegro is not included in the package, and that you have to make sure to book your own flight that matches the holiday start- and end date. This is easily done online or by contacting us for an offer.

Important: We recommend that you book the trip with us before you buy your plane tickets.

You can fly to to Podgorica or Tivat in Montenegro or the nearby Dubrovnik in Croatia. 

Arriving at your first hotel 

If you want to make the trip from the airport to Kotor by public transport, it is possible to get an overview of the bus times on this page: www.balkanviator.com.

From Podgorica there are departures every hour. The trip takes approx. 2 hours and the price is approx. 10-15 € depending on the operator.

From Tivat there are also many departures, the trip takes approx. 20-30 min.

From Dubrovnik the trip takes approx. 2.5 hours - but be aware that there are only a few departures a day.

Private transfer (the easiest)

The easiest option is to book a private transfer directly to your hotel in Kotor. You can select this on page 2 of the booking form. 

Transfers in the program

All transfers included in the hiking program from day 2-7 are included in the price. We have arranged for easy communication with the driver, so that you can coordinate directly with him from day to day about the pickups. 
The trip by bus on day 6 is not included, the ticket is purchased in the bus and costs a few euros.

Boat tickets

It is possible to buy an extra boat tour on day 3, which takes you back to your accommodation. See more info and prices on page 2 of the booking form. 

It is also possible to purchase an extra boat trip on Lake Skadar. The trip takes about 2 hours and the price is 93 euros (1-4 people). For any additional person, the price is 20 euros. 

The price also includes the entrance fee to the national park.

Food and drinks

Breakfast is included in the trip.

There are plenty of cafes and restaurants in Kotor and Budva.
There are also shops, where food can be bought for a picnic lunch.

Accommodation

You spend the nights at 3-star tourist class hotels and guesthouses incl. breakfast.

On the trip you spend 4 nights in Kotor and 3 nights in Budva.

Travel insurance

We highly recommend that you are covered by a good travel insurance covering at least Medical Expenses, Illness, Personal Accident, Baggage and Repatriation. The customer is responsible to take the necessary travel insurance that covers these costs. Mountain Adventures, or our local partners, do not have any responsibility for our customers not being covered by a necessary travel insurance. You have to arrange your insurance in your home country.

Climate

It can be difficult to plan your trip according to the weather, but here is the average statistics of the climate in the area, as shown on www.yr.no:

Temperatures Hiking in Montenegro

The Travel Guarantee Fund

We are members of the Travel Guarantee Fund (nr. 2529) and have all available insurances. Read more about that here.

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Phone: +44 20 3936 1208

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