Great Montenegro and Albania cycling tour
Cycling holidays in Montenegro promise blissful pedalling through breathtaking natural landscapes while taking in the wonders of the region. The magic of Montenegro is its combination of the glamour of the Italian lakes, the style of the Croatian coast and the remote beauty of the Pyrenees.
Our seven-night guided road cycling tour explores the Adriatic coast with nights in the popular coastal town of Kotor, before heading to the exceptional Skadar Lake national park and remote Durmitor national park for some quiet and spectacular riding in the mountains.
It all starts with a climb along the legendary Serpentine Road which is located above Kotor. You’ll have the chance to ride to one of Lovcen’s summits from where you will admire unparalleled views over the Bay of Kotor. On your way to Lake Skadar – the largest lake in southern Europe – you will pass lush green hills breached by a horseshoe bend, the only feature of the lake in all of Europe. The Albanian Alps can be seen as you pass chestnut groves and local fishermen’s villages. The route continues to Ulcinj – one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast – then onto Albania from there. Continuing into Albania you soon reach the city of Shkoder (Skadar), one of the oldest in Europe with its ancient Rozafa Fortress. Biking through the Albanian mountains is a journey back in time – and probably the last adventure in modern Europe. Hospitality is excellent, traditional villages are impressive, and the surrounding scenery is breathtaking. We cycle along wild, narrow roads through remote valleys, past mysterious hamlets and over lonely passes. The terrain is majestically mountainous, so expect some challenging rides, such as the legendary descent on the Albanian Stelvio. Cycle along the Tara River into Europe’s longest and deepest canyon, where the rock walls come closer and closer to finally reveal the river. Your journey through Durmitor National Park gives you the opportunity to see the spectacular mountain range and its dramatic peaks. Still intact, this Montenegrin wonder shelters bears, wolves, and chamois. Besides the picturesque Alpine scenery, the roads in this area are quiet and tranquil. On this trip, there is a lot to see along the way!
Having cycled through two countries and conquered numerous challenging and iconic climbs, you will return home with bragging rights!