Hiking adventure in Montenegro!
Montenegro’s Adriatic coast and the Bay of Kotor are without a doubt some of the most gorgeous coastlines in the world. The hinterland, however, is equally as stunning as the coast! Montenegro’s hinterland will enchant you with its majestic mountains, gorgeous lakes, and lush green forests. You can be sure that your time outdoors will be well spent in Montenegro as you will be walking through some of the most scenic landscapes in the country such as the Bay of Kotor, Durmitor National Park, and Biogradska Gora National Park.
UNESCO World Heritage Site Durmitor National Park is Montenegro’s largest national park. Among the many features of the Park are diverse ecosystems and numerous endemic species, some of the highest peaks in the Dinaric Mountains, the Tara River Canyon, declared a world ecological reserve, 18 glacial lakes, of which the Black Lake is the most famous. Aside from the Durmitor massif, the park’s area covers the narrow Tara Canyon, which is the second deepest canyon in the world, after the Grand Canyon of Colorado.
Another amazing treasure of nature is the vast variety of flora and fauna that can be found in Biogradska Gora National Park. In 1878 Prince Nikola I Petrovic protected Biogradska Gora. UNESCO has declared Biogradska Gora National Park a World Heritage Site for its immense natural wealth. One of the last rainforest reserves in Europe is the highlight of the National Park. In this forest, many trees are over half a millennium old, some reaching 60 metres.
Among the most impressive mountain ranges found in Montenegro is the massif of Komovi. It borders the Tara River to the west and the Prokletije mountain range to the south in the eastern part of Montenegro. The Komovi foothill region is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, numerous springs and rivers, as well as many churches and monasteries. The Komovi mountain range and its peaks are excellent hiking destinations for anyone who enjoys hiking.