Montenegro: discover the Adriatic Sea and the Lovcen National Park

  • Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Cetinje / Kotor
  • Distance 64 km / 40 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    May - October
  • Price From $1,088

Overview

Montenegro is a perfect destination in south-eastern Europe, where you can walk along its almost 300 km of coastline on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, in the Balkan Peninsula. Marvel at the country called the “Black Mountain”, because of the colour with which the forests that cover the Dinaric Alps as seen from the Adriatic Sea.  

Explore the Lovcen National Park and admire the mountain with two peaks to which it owes its name, as you ascend to the summit along 32 tight bends. Stroll to the foot of its slopes on the wonderful Lake Skadar, the largest in the Balkans and famous for harbouring a large number of exotic birds and fish.

Explore its peaceful, historic and colourful cities, such as Cetinje, one of Montenegro's two capital cities and ancient royal capital. In addition, discover the mouths of Kotor, a beautiful bay on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, which for its beauty, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

  • Explore the contrasting landscape between the coastline, the rocky plateaus and the mountain routes.
  • Tour Lake Skadar, created, according to legend, by the tears of a leprechaun.
  • Visit the Montenegro Mount Olympus, the Mausoleum of Petar Petrovia Njegos.
  • Discover Kotor Bay, Europe's only southern fjord.
  • Tour the Montenegro coast of the Adriatic, one of the "50 places to visit before you die," according to National Geographic Traveller.
  • Admire the birds in Lake Skadar, such as the Dalmatian Pelican, Black-eared Wheatear, Blue Rock Thrush or Buzzard.

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfasts
    • Transfers according to the itinerary
    • Boat trips to Lake Skadar
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • Baggage transfer service according to itinerary
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included

    Excluded

    • Unspecified transfers
    • Lunches, evening meals, drinks and snacks
    • Personal equipment
    • Tourist taxes

    Extras

    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights before, during or after the tour
    • Improved hotel room upgrades (if available)
    • Additional transfers

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    To get to Cetinje we propose several alternatives: get to Podgorica Airport or Tivat Airport, the nearest ones and only 45 minutes by taxi; or fly to Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia, where you can get to the city centre by bus and then take two buses to Cetinje, via Herceg Novi (3.5 hours in total). 

    By car you can reach Cetinje from Podgorica in about 50 minutes. Likewise, taking a bus towards Kotor or Herceg Novi, or from the coast in Kotor by rented car or taxi, driving on the E65 / E80 and M2.3 roads.

    For your return from Kotor, the nearest airport is Tivat Airport, approximately 20 minutes by taxi. Podgorica and Dubrovnik Airports in Croatia are 2 hours and 2.5 hours away, respectively. 

    We suggest you book a private transfer to Tivat in advance, better that you arrive by car, as from Kotor, there is no public transport to the airport. 

    If you decide to return via Dubrovnik and did not arrive by car, take a bus to the centre of Dubrovnik (it departs once a day, and takes about 2 hours) and then take another shuttle bus to the airport (it takes 30 minutes and departs every hour).

    FAQs

    We recommend starting the route between May and October, when in the Balkans there is a fresh Mediterranean climate, very pleasant to walk in.   

    This is an ideal period for travelling, exploring nature, historical and cultural sites, for family excursions and outdoor exercise, as the coast experiences a very warm summer, and the mountainous area does not lose its freshness. 

    In the magnificent brightness of summer, especially between July and August, you can enjoy the Adriatic Sea and its coast rich in oleander, palm trees, olive trees and pine trees. As well as the brightness of mountain pastures and springs, glaciers, lakes and remaining snow. We recommend starting early in the day to avoid the heat found later in the day.

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area.

    This route is classified as having medium-low difficulty and has ascents up to 765 m. You will travel daily 14 km on average, from 3 to 6 hours, on old military, forest or sheep trails, on steep mountain routes, others rocky or with gravel. 

    We recommend that, if you do not have an active lifestyle, before embarking on this route you prepare physically by taking daily walks, in this way your experience in Montenegro will be unequalled.

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).

    This route is ideal for excursions and mountain walkers, or those looking to walk and relax in a true natural paradise in the middle of a Mediterranean climate.  

    It is perfect for those who want to explore beautiful coastal trails, natural parks and natural jewels, and a World Heritage Site.

    If you love history, culture, pre-Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and Byzantine architecture, and enjoy bird watching and exotic wildlife, you will find a perfect plan on this route through the Balkans.

    You can call us to arrange a private transfer for you.

    If you prefer, you can also use public transport or local taxis to get to your next accommodation.