• Group size

    min 4 – max 16 persons

  • Difficulty grade

    Easy to Moderate

  • Availability

    May – November

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Overview

Explore a land of rugged beauty, home to jagged peaks, deep canyons and thick forests with this Montenegro hiking holiday.

Discover the country’s best trails and most jaw-dropping scenery, sometimes by hiking to places few people ever visit, taking in impressive mountain ridges, glacial lakes and canyons where pristine blue rivers flow, and perhaps even spotting some interesting wildlife along the way.

Our experienced team of guides will lead you on a real outdoors adventure, with hikes in the Biogradska Gora National park, Komovi Massif and the hidden jewel – Prokletije National Park.

The diverse flora and fauna of Biogradska Gora National park is another amazing treasure of nature. Due to its immense natural wealth and its preservation, Biogradska Gora National park was proclaimed UNESCO Natural Heritage Site.

Prokletije National Park is the most dramatic hiking destination in Montenegro. They’re the southernmost and highest part of the Dinaric Alps. Surreally scenic and remote, this magnificent area may well be one of Europe’s least explored corners. Vertical peaks pierce the sky. The park encompasses most of the Prokletije Mountains, which form the natural border between Montenegro and Albania. Given the remoteness of this region, you’ll see very few people hiking here.

One of the most impressive mountains in Montenegro is the massif of Komovi, situated in the eastern part of Montenegro, bordering Tara River to the west and Prokletije mountain range to the south. Diverse and unique flora and fauna, numerous clear mountain springs and rivers, many cultural monuments, churches and monasteries, as well as the warmth of the people who live in Komovi foothills, can`t leave you indifferent. For anyone who likes hiking, Komovi and its peaks are one of the most interesting sites to visit.

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Moraca Monastery

Day 1

Monastery Moraca & Kolasin

Transfer from airport Podgorica/Tivat/Dubrovnik to Kolasin. The road to Kolasin will lead us through the impressive canyon of Moraca river, Platije Canyon, where we will take a break to visit orthodox monastery Moraca built in the 13th century, one of the most monumental medieval memorials in Montenegro.

Kolasin is a small resort located at 954 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by three mountain ranges – Sinjajevina, Komovi and Bjelasica. Like most ski towns, it looks far prettier under a blanket of snow, but even in summer, it’s a handy base for exploring Biogradska Gora National Park and other parts of the Bjelasica Mountain.

Day 2

National park Biogradska gora – Hiking Zekova glava summit (2117) with descend to Pesica lake

Mountain Bjelasica with its specific shapes, rolling hills and smooth pastures is predestined for sustainable mountain tourism both in summer and in winter. This pastoral mountain invites nature lovers for an easy hike with breath-taking views.

This hike begins at Bjelasica ski centre Jezerine (1450 m). Walking through the forest, we will arrive at the Vranjak village. After a brief stop, we will hike up to the summit of Zekova Glava and enjoy a prolonged rest at a nearby glacial lake called Pesica lake. At the lake, we will have a chance to enjoy in spectacular nature, take beautiful pictures, and possibly go swimming in the cold water.

Walking for the day: 5-6 hours, 6 km ↑600m ↓600m

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Bjelasica mountain range

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Kom Vasojevicki

Day 3

Summit of Kom Vasojevicki (2460 m)

Coming to Stavna vast plateau, your attention will immediately be drawn to one impressive peak on the left, that’s Kom Vasojevicki. The summit of Kom Vasojevicki offers many beautiful panoramas.

The route to Kom Vasojevicki begins from Stavna, on north side below rocky massif. The path continues along grassy and rocky areas. After approximately 2,5 hours of ascent, you will stay on beautiful Vera Pass (2200 m) which opens the views to the border mountains of Albania, in particular to Prokletije mountain range and its highest peak Maja Jezerce (2694 m) which dominates in the wider area. From there, the path continues to the summit and very soon you’ll have the privilege to enjoy the most impressive and amazing scenery – the view from the summit is simply mind-blowing.

Walking for the day: 5-6 hours, 6 km ↑650m ↓650m

Day 4

Walking tour to Hrid Lake (1968 m)

Transfer to Plav. Our destination for today is situated around 20 km from Plav and according to many opinions, it is the most beautiful mountain lake in Montenegro – Hrid Lake. Hrid Lake is a glacial lake also known as a “Pearl of Prokletije”. Clearness of the water of the lake was an inspiration to many legends. One of them says that the Lake was created by the Gods as a hidden bathing place for fairies, where they could bathe unseen by human eyes. It is set in a spectacular landscape with high pine and spruce trees and interesting rock formations. Pure nature and wild beauty!

After a break at the lake to take photos, we optionally continue the ascent up to the nearby peak Hridski Krs, or stay and swim in the lake. Transfer back to Plav. Visit to the Ethno-Museum of the Tower of Redzepagici.

Walking for the day: 4-5 hours, 7 km ↑250m ↓250m

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Hrid Lake

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Option 2 – Volusnica, Talijanka & Popadija

Day 5

Grebaje Valley or circular hiking tour to mountains Volusnica (1879 nm), Talijanka (2056 m) and Popadija (2057 m)

*Option 1 -Grebaje Valley

 This tour is a true paradise for outdoor lovers! The Grebaje Valley is situated in the heart of the Prokletije National Park, next to the Albanian border. It is surprisingly very quiet, still undiscovered despite its breath-taking landscapes. The valley is U shaped, surrounded by high sharp peaks resembling a titanic jaw of a Balkan wolf. We walk to the end of the valley, looking for the rock formation called the “kissing cats” overlooking the summits. We will feel like we have arrived in an impregnable fortress enclosed by vertical walls no men could have ever built.

Walking for the day: 2-3 hours, 4 km ↑100m ↓100m

*Option 2 – Circular hiking tour to mountains Volusnica  (1879 nm), Talijanka (2056 m) and Popadija (2057 m)

A moderate hike delivers the most incredible view of the Karanfili peaks, the most photogenic massif in the Accursed Mountains. This hike isn’t difficult, however, don’t expect a flat trail. When we reach Volusnica, the hike continues along the ridge to Talijanka, the peak that separates Montenegro and Albania. Prepare yourself to be astonished.

Volusnica is a 700 m ascent to a peak which will give you a magnificent viewing point on that part of Prokletije Mountains. Once on top, you can add a 2-hour ridge walk which will bring you back to the track down offering staggering views of the craggy Karanfil Mountains, nicknamed – with good reason – the ‘Dolomites of Montenegro’. During the return journey, we will pass by the rock carvings (petroglyphs) dating from the Neolith Age of 600 years B.C. There is a primitive drawing showing a wolf attacking a child, as well as other Palaeolithic items.

Walking for the day: 7-8 hours, 11 km ↑870 m ↓ 870 m

Day 6

Ropojana valley, Eye of the River Skakavica, waterfall of the River Grlja and Alipasa’s springs

Ropojana valley is a spectacularly beautiful place – jagged limestone peaks, rolling green pastures, high passes and wonderfully hospitable mountain villages. Hidden deep in the valley and surrounded by a dense forest, the Eye of the River Skakavica or Sava’s Eye attracts visitors with its crystal-clear water through which every stone can be seen, and which constantly changes its colour from shades of blue to green throughout the day. Fed by water from this spring, the River Skakavica, after slightly more than two kilometres of its course, suddenly disappears under the surface, forming a 30-metre high waterfall of the River Grlja, one of the largest and most beautiful waterfalls in Prokletije Mountains.

We continue with the tour to Alipasa’s springs. It is said that the famous Ali-Pasha of Gusinje used to come here every morning to enjoy the beauty and serenity of this place in which a magnificent play of nature created a large karst spring comprised of 25 minor springs.

Walking for the day: 3-4 hours, 4 km ↑ 150 m ↓ 150 m

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Eye of the River Skakavica (Sava’s Eye)

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Vasojevicki Kom

Day 7

Departure or extensions

Departure or extensions. Transfer to airport Podgorica/Tivat/Dubrovnik.

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In case you are arriving/leaving one or two days before/after the group departure do not hesitate to contact us for organizing your stay, activities and/or transfers.