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Montenegro Mountain Hiking holiday

“A fantastic experience…our guide, Nenad was a great person to spend a week with, informative and passionate about the potential his country has and flexible with the itinerary when the weather curtailed some of our planned walks. It was a great holiday and an incentive to visit the country again.” Robert Derbyshire, June 2022

2023 departure dates: any Sunday, June-October

Our Tour Leaders believe that you haven’t really been to Montenegro without climbing at least one peak above 2,000 meters! Our hiking in Montenegro holiday is probably the optimal “transversal” through the most attractive and highest areas of Montenegro, starting near the borders of Albania and Kosovo in the Prokletije, climbing up above the clouds in the Komovi Mountains and enjoying the pastures and virgin forest of Bjelasica and Biogradska gora National Park. You’ll also discover the hidden treasures of Mt Lola, a beauty that’s well away from all the tourist paths and we’ll finish up among the highest peaks in Durmitor National Park. Every tour will bring us to at least one peak and every day we’ll enjoy stunning views, untouched nature, fresh air, silence and different landscapes.

This program, of course, is not only about staying in the mountains. During the tour you’ll experience local traditions, history, legends, tasteful cuisine, churches and monasteries…in short, you will see all the contrasts that make our country so special!

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All transport, accommodation and meals are included, as well as a 24/7 qualified guide who will collect you from your location and bring you back to Podgorica Airport at the end of your trip. The itinerary is subject to change depending on time of year and weather conditions.


Your Tour Leaders: Vera is one of the most respected hiking guides in the country, and has a passion for the outdoors and her roots in the north of Montenegro in particular. Popular with guest of all ages and abilities, the more remote the area, the more likely she is to be found exploring it! Vera speaks excellent English and has full tour guide qualifications.

 


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 or course Montenegrin/Serbian.


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Day 1 – Arrival 
After collection from your arrival point, we transfer by car immediately up into the mountains via an amazing scenic road that takes us directly to the beautiful village of Grebaje. Welcome lunch at a local restaurant.

Day 2 – Hiking the Prokletije
The trail starts from the a​chingly pretty​ valley of Grebaje in ​the ​Prokljetije National Park. ​After a steady 2 hour ascent through shaded pine forests, the path leads us out into a rolling jumble of alpine meadows and streams that​ lead, gradually, up to a circular ridge of quite staggering beauty. The views here are extraordinary as we continue on a rambling loop around the Karanfil and Volušnica peaks, at one stage straddling the very border of Montenegro and Albania before returning back onto the forest path with which we began the hike. Overnight at Karanfil bungalows. Hiking distance: 10km. Grade: moderate.

Day 3 – Komovi Mountains
The path starts from the Štavna Eco Village with a kilometre of mostly flat dirt road, and then the rocky trail climbs, revealing more and more stunning surroundings. There are several steep sections over rocky morrains (watch your step!), before the final approach to the peak of Vasojevički Kom looms into view. From the trail, this sheer wall of vertical rock looks utterly impregnable, but don’t worry! On the other side of this cliff race is a sweeping, gentle meadow, which allows you to access the peak via a breathtaking ridge behind the mountain. Here, you’ll be treated to astonishing views of the surrounding area – Prokletije, Bjelasica, Sinjajevina, Durmitor, as well as lots of far-off peaks in Albania and Kosovo. Overnight at Hotel Mirović, Kolašin. Hiking distance: 9km. Grade: moderate/challenging.

Day 4 – Bijelasica Mountain
After two days spent in the rocky mountains, we’ll jump to a different landscape and national park known as Biogradska Gora. Bjelasica Mountain, a more gentle challenge, will welcome us with its rolling hillsides, lush green pastures, beautiful valleys, stunning lakes, and fields of blueberry bushes and mountain flowers. Our trail begins at Troglava restaurant, taking a macadam road through forest and passing shepherd katun huts and horses to reach Troglava peak (2,035m). The view onto Pesic Lake and Crna Glava peak is stunning. From here, we continue up to Zekova Glava peak (2,089m), before descending to Pesic Lake to enjoy the maple trees, meadows and possibly a swim. Rested, we circle the lake on foot and return via Zekova Glava. Overnight at Hotel Mirović. Hiking distance: 17km. Grade: easy to moderate.

Day 5 – rest day

Day 6 – Lola Mountain
After Bjelasica, we’ll hit another real natural beauty – Lola Mountain. Hidden in the middle of Central Montenegrin Highlands, far from main roads, this place provides absolute peace for all people who came to enjoy it. Not even many local people have been there! Lola is really a special mountain – a wide plateau covered by grass and decorated by gorgeous peaks over 2.000 meters. Plenty of pasture always attracted the people from the lowlands to spend their summers there, giving a perfect feast to their herds. Here you’ll find lots of fairy-tale shepherds’ huts, which are in use even at the present time. Our final ascent is not so demanding physically or technically, but once you reach the top you will be impressed by the stunning views. On our way back we can also conquer one more peak above 2.000m – Mali Zebalac (2.073 m)! Overnight at Nevidio Eco Village, Poščenje. Hiking distance: 14km. Grade: easy.

Day 7 – Planinica
A beautiful, long walk through different terrains, with an amazing view from the top (2330 asl) as a prize. You will see almost all the highest peaks of Durmitor, like Bobotov Kuk, Prutaš, etc from one stunning vantage point! Scasttered around us will be the remains of old mountain huts, snowy glaciers sometimes, Sušica Canyon, flowers in a 1000 colors, and most important – the twin emerald green lakes of Škrka. This is a trail rarely visited by others, and a bit of a local secret! Overnight at Nivideo Eco-Village, Poščenje. Hiking distance: 13km. Grade: moderate to challenging.

Day 8 – return to Podgorica

Please note that depending on the weather, this itinerary is subject to change!

Prices include all accommodation in 3-star local apartments, transfers, meals and guided excursions.

This is a group holiday that can also be tailor-made on request. Maximum Group size of 8.

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JULY/AUGUST
Mountain walking 7 days
£845pp
£865pp
£895pp

We operate a fair pricing policy for this holiday. If you book and pay as a party of 2 or 3 and we later add numbers to your group, you will be refunded the price difference.

MAJA KARANFIL BUNGALOWS, MIROVIĆ APARTMENTS, NEVIDIO ECO-VILLAGE

Please note, accommodation is clean, characterful and basic – in more remote areas, do not expect luxury! If for any reason the first choice accommodation is not available, we will let you know about the alternatives well in advance of your holiday.

For the first two nights, your accommodation is the Maja Karanfil bungalows, charming wooden cottages set in a hidden woodland inside the National Park and run by a lovely local family.

For the nights in Kolašin, your accommodation is at the locally owned Hotel Mirović. Ideally situated near the centre of town and tastefully furnished, the hotel also boasts a restaurant serving delicious local specialities and plentiful communal spaces.

For the final two nights, your accommodation is at the Nevideo Eco-Village. These small alpine chalets are characterful and fun, and right where you need to be for the canyoning!

Three hikers walking away from Komovi mountain in Montenegro on a sunny day with blue sky and the odd cloud
Three hikers walking away from Komovi mountain in Montenegro on a sunny day with blue sky and the odd cloud
A hiker stands on a massive karst rock plateau on Maganik mountain in Montenegro