7 Day Super-Active Holiday in Montenegro
“The ultimate adventure holiday in Montenegro…the best holiday we have been on! From turquoise-green rivers and warm tranquil lakes to stunning mountain views, we were never disappointed. The accommodations just kept getting better as the week went on… I would definitely recommend this holiday for any family who has an adventurous spirit!” Jaclyn Crozier, August 2022
2023 departure dates: any Sunday, May-September
If chilling by a pool is your idea of peak boredom, this might be the holiday you’re looking for! We pack five different activities into one action-packed week: canyoning, kayaking, mountain biking, rafting and hiking. Every single day we will do something different, and every day will be spent in the amazing ambience of some of the most beautiful places in Montenegro, from the slopes of Rumija mountain to Lake Skadar, Lukavica Mountain, the Tara Canyon and Durmitor National Park.
This is a super active adventure holiday, but don’t worry! You should be physically prepared at times, but the grade of difficulty for each activity is about “moderate” on average, and there is an option to tune the difficulty of all these activities to the level of your abilities.
NB – our recommended minimum age for this holiday is 14 – but we can make exceptions for exceptional kids! Please don’t hesitate to check with us if you think your kids fall into this category! Click here to read more about our activity levels.
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All transport, accommodation and meals are included, as well as 24/7 qualified guides who will collect you from your location and bring you back to Podgorica Airport at the end of your trip.
Your Country Experts:
Nenad is an outdoor adventurer whose ambition is to visit every corner of this spectacular country – he is happiest when biking, hiking or kayaking, making him a natural fit for Undiscovered Montenegro! He speaks excellent English and of course Montenegrin/Serbian.
Gigo has worked for Undiscovered Balkans for over 5 years and is not only one of the very few qualified kayak instructors in Montenegro – he’s a round nature and outdoors enthusiast who hikes, skis, bikes and is also a fully qualified rafting guide! He speaks fluent English + Montenegrin/Serbian.
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Day 1 – Arrival
Arrival at either Tivat or Podgorica airports. We will make our way to Lake Skadar National Park, where you will experience the very best of Montenegrin national cuisine that evening at our friend Tanja’s – you’ll soon know why this place is one of the highlights for our guests! The amazing homegrown and homemade food and drinks, combined with traditional Montenegrin hospitality in a beautiful rural setting are one of the best ways to welcome our visitors. Overnight in Virpazar.
Day 2 – Canyoning
Hidden mountain canyons are a real natural treasure of Montenegro. One of the most beautiful is Medjurec Canyon, situated in the pocket of the impressive Rumija Mountain that divides Lake Skadar from the sea. The length of the canyon is about 2.5 kilometres, but it’s not that easy to pass through it, as the tour requires about 4 hours of walking, climbing and jumping from high rocks into the crystal clear water. Passing through the canyon also requires the use of ropes and climbing equipment – but don’t worry if you’ve never done this before! Our guides are used to the loopy grins on beginners’ faces as they succumb to canyoning addiction! After the canyoning is done we will visit the ruins of the Old Town of Bar, as one of the biggest and most important fortified settlements from Montenegro’s past. There we’ll also taste some of the local grilled delicacies and good old-fashioned types of sweets!
Day 3 – Kayaking
Kayaking to the island monasteries. This 4-5 hour trip including 3 hours’ paddling is one of our most popular excursions – and with good reason! Setting off from the beautiful lakeside village of Murici, you will kayak across the mirrored water to two of the lake’s famed 14th-century island monasteries. The swimming is fantastic, the bird life excellent and the views across the water of Albania’s Procletian mountain range are epic. Tea with the monks and nuns is a particular cultural highlight! Packed lunch included. No paddling experience is required – your guide is a qualified kayak instructor.
Undiscovered Montenegro has created six kayaking routes to show the very best of this fabulous lake. If the above tour seems too brief for you, ask your guide for something more challenging! Overnight in Virpazar.
Day 4 – Free Day and Transfer to Lukavica
After two active days, it’s time for a change of pace – as we transfer up to the unexplored beauty and wilderness of Lukavica! There’s a beautiful hike on offer, or you can chill in some of the most splendidly isolated and beautiful locations Montenegro has to offer, whilst staying in the unique Moj San rondavel. Breakfast and dinner for this day are provided. Overnight in Lukavica.
Day 5 – Mountain biking
Today, we spending an unforgettable day cycling in one of the most remote, appealing mountain pastures in all of Montenegro – and it’s paradise for bike lovers! At Lukavica plateau you will find total silence and isolation. We’re unlikely to see other tourists, just shepherds during the summer season and local nature lovers. Using ebikes if available and otherwise regular mountain bikes, we will take a loop around Borovnik mountain, passing below the twin peaks of Žurimovi. If the group is ready for an extra challenge, we can extend the tour, exploring the roads to the ‘katun’ villages and on to the sapphire blue Kapetanovo Lake formed by glaciers. Once back at Moj San, we will transfer to Camp Grab near the border with Bosnia ready for our rafting adventure.
Day 6 – White-water rafting
The Tara Canyon is the deepest in the whole of Europe (second deepest in the world, just after Grand Canyon in Colorado) – the highest point above the canyon floor is 1,331 metres over your head! Because of its beauty, clear water and unspoiled nature, the Tara Canyon deservedly boasts UNESCO World Natural Heritage status. The grade 3-5 rapids (depending on the season) will provide you with a thrill you won’t forget in a hurry! Tour duration: 2-3 hours. Please note that groups of fewer than 6 should expect to join another rafting group. Overnight at Camp Grab, group dinner.
Day 7 – Hiking in Durmitor National Park
The last adventure is reserved for something really special – Durmitor National Park. We will hike to Prutaš, the 9th highest peak of this mountain range (2,394m), enjoying spectacular views on our way. Situated at the most southern part of Durmitor Mountain it gives probably the best view of the group of highest peaks and the most beautiful valley in the area. Made from colourful vertical layers, it’s the most special and, in the opinion of most people who climbed it, the most beautiful peak in the group of Durmitor’s 47 peaks over 2,000 metres.
On the way back through the amazing Piva Plateau, we will stop to visit a medieval necropolis of tombstones called stećci, a great place to speak about the history of the ex-Yugoslav people. After taking photos of the great landscape and Piva Lake from above, we’ll head to Nevidio Chalets to celebrate the end of the program! Overnight in Pošćenje.
Day 8 – Return to Podgorica/Tivat Airport
Prices include all accommodation, transfers, meals and guided excursions.
This is a group holiday that can also be tailor-made on request. Maximum Group size of 8.
LAKE VIEW APARTMENTS
MOJSAN ECO CHALET
NEVIDIO ETHNO VILLAGE
Please note that in high season, certain accommodation may be booked out. In these cases, we will offer an alternative of a similar standard.