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Amazing adventures in Europe’s wildest corner

The density of culture and untouched beauty in the Balkans is near unsurpassed yet scarcely known by western tourists! Welcome, then, to Undiscovered Balkans, a new venture from British tour company Undiscovered Montenegro, which for over ten years has specialised in sustainable, responsible, action-packed holidays in locations not yet sullied by mass-tourism. If you want to get off the beaten track, you’ve found your holiday provider!

Based in Montenegro, we are ideally placed to travel across the Balkans finding all the hidden gems that other tour companies might not know about. We have also found Tour Leaders and hosts who share our values, ready to take you on an unforgettable adventure activity holiday! Whether you’re a couple, family, group of friends or solo traveller, we’re ready to show you some of the most diverse, unexplored and action-packed corners of Europe!

All our trips are low impact but high quality, with small group sizes but huge adventures. You want stunning Adriatic coastline? We’ve got that. Fascinating cultural centres with delicious cuisine? We’ve got that. Soaring peaks and mountains? Oh yes, we’ve got that. Pristine lakes, rivers, waterfalls and canyons? Guess what? We’ve got that!

Recommended by the Lonely Planet, National Geographic Travel and other travel media, our small group activity holidays are designed to get you to all the best hidden spots, based on the extensive local knowledge and the environmental ethos of our guides and founders. Each trip has been thoroughly tested for awesomeness, so whether you’re into hiking, biking, kayaking, rafting, swimming, gastronomy or canyoning, we have a selection of active holidays in stunning Balkan destinations that will amaze you – and best of all, they’re seriously good value for money!

Currently we have offers in Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Croatia – and the more we explore, the more trips we will be adding to this site. Watch this space!

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Winter Multi Activity Montenegro - 7 days

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Multi Activity Albania - 7 days

Discover Albania's lakes, mountains & sea on this multi-active adventure!
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4 days ago

We can't get enough of the off-the-scale beauty of Montenegro's mountains! 🏞️The highlands have a sub-alpine climate, cooler than the more famous coast. Absolutely ideal for hiking those craggy peaks, but be warned - a head for heights and an appetite for adventure are essential!These spectacular snapshots were taken by our Montenegro tour leader Nenad while walking with our guests in remote spots like the "Balkan Alps", following parts of the Via Dinarica trail. If you're a keen hiker and would like to experience sublime, less-known scenery like this, book our walking holiday for later this year or summer 2023! 🥾For more info & booking follow the link below. undiscoveredbalkans.com/tours/walking-holiday-montenegro/#undiscoveredbalkans #Montenegro #sustainabletourism #hiking #hikingholiday ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know we offer a gastronomy & cultural tour of Albania, Europe's best-kept foodie secret? 😋Our repeat guests, Hilary and Paul, recently joined guide Ardi for a week's culinary adventures from Shkoder in the North to Berat in the South, giving their experience 5 stars on TripAdvisor. "This time Ben and Emma devised an individual itinerary for us to include a pelican spotting trip on Lake Skadar, and also a six day cultural and gastronomical tour of Albania. The tour was excellent value, with a highly knowledgeable guide taking us everywhere and all accommodation and meals included. Albania is a fascinating country - beautiful scenery, interesting history and amazing food." - HilaryTheir adventures even included joining locals for traditional dancing at the Ottoman-era 'Tradita' in Shkoder. Great wine and great food always make for a great holiday, don’t you agree? 😅 All pictures were taken by Hilary during their holiday. 📸#undiscoveredbalkans #albania #foodtour ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Mission complete - our first cross-border kayaking expedition of the season, from Montenegro to Albania! 🛶 Merryn and her family have just returned from an intrepid adventure paddling across beautiful Lake Skadar/Shkoder to reach Albania and the Adriatic Sea. Their journey, spread over a week, took them to some extremely remote spots and untouched nature for wild swimming and nights spent wild camping on the water’s edge. ⛺️🌿The day they crossed into Albania, the border police followed them in a traditional wooden boat. Not your typical border crossing and unforgettable!😅 Merryn returned delighted with her family's experience and our meticulous, friendly guides. This is such a special - and unique - adventure for paddle enthusiasts! Find out more about the trip and book at:undiscoveredbalkans.com/tours/cross-border-kayaking-montenegro-albania/Thanks to Gigo for superb storm-dodging, guiding and photos! #undiscoveredbalkans #montenegro #albania #lakeskadar #lakeshkoder #kayaking #kayakingadventures ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Now that the snow has melted and cleared the mountain paths, it's time to explore the magnificent wonders of Thethi National Park. The village of Theth sits at the bottom of the Shala valley providing an excellent base to explore all of its wonders during the summer months! 🏞The Theth to Valbone pass hike takes you through forests, open grassy plains and up rocky terrains to reach the summit where you will be greeted by stunning 360° views of the Albanian Alps. For more information on the Theth to Valbone hike check out our Albania Super-Active Holiday!If you’re interested in a lighter hike around Theth then take a look at our Albania Multi-Activity Holiday. The blue eye pool is the perfect location to cool down in its cold turquoise water at the end of a long sweaty hike. Theth also boasts a 30 meter tall waterfall which can’t be missed. Our Albania trips are led by Andi, our country expert and tour leader. Andi knows the hikes inside out and is great fun! 🤩 All photos from our previous volunteers @g.n.gardner and @isabelle_td who visited Theth National Park last week, where they randomly bumped into Andi running a tour and a photo just had to be taken 📸 🥰 #undiscoveredbalkans #albanianalps #activityholidays ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

June’s the month to hit the mountains and discover some of Europe's still surviving shepherd cultures by foot! In Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Kosovo, wooden huts called 'katuns' provide comfort and sanctuary to shepherds bringing their flocks to higher pastures as the winter snow melts away. 🐑🏔Witnessing this traditional way of life, still lived, is a real highlight on our walking holidays. Farmers are friendly and hospitable and will almost always offer the chance to sit and enjoy some mountain tea – and we actively encourage buying any homemade produce, supporting these remote communities. We have a walking group touring the mountains of Montenegro right now and regular hiking trips running all summer, some of them cross-border on the legendary Peaks of the Balkans trail! Find out more and join us at:undiscoveredbalkans.com/tour-category/walking-holidays/#undiscoveredbalkans #Montenegro #Albania #hikingholiday #PeaksoftheBalkans ... See MoreSee Less
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