• Group size

    min 3 participants

  • Start & End Point of tour

    Podgorica

  • Availability

    May – November

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The route of the Tour 2: PODGORICA-KUCKA KRAJINA-KOMOVI-KOLASIN-PODGORICA

Overview

Kuci Mountains, one of the less famous pearls of the Montenegrin Dinarides, is almost untouched, undisturbed and until recently a very hard to reach area. Even though they are quite close to the capital of Montenegro, this is a peaceful place located northeast of Podgorica, along the Montenegrin-Albanian border. Kucka Krajina is a vast karst plateau from which groups of mountain ranges, individual peaks and mountains rise.

Rikavac Lake, another discovery of magical natural harmony, is located below the magnificent and elegant 2093 meters high peak of Vila, at the point where the wreath of the Kuci Mountains separates from Prokletije mountain range. This beautiful, clear, glacial lake lies at an altitude of 1313 meters. Interestingly, even today there is no electricity network or signal for mobile phones in this area.

The furthest area from the village in the region of Kuci is Carina Pass and Katun, an extraordinarily large area rich in water, vast pastures, and forests. There is also a church dedicated to Saint Elijah. Built at 1800 meters above sea level, it is a place of prayer at the highest altitude in Europe.

Komovi are not just mountains, they are an inexhaustible inspiration for poets, mountaineers and travel writers as well as for all the people who visit them in search of peace, beauty, freedom and tranquillity. After this panoramic tour, you will be able to understand why people always come back to Komovi, why they have been sung about since the ancient times, why “fairies gather there and swim at their springs” and why hikers admire them.

Komovi

Tour details:

Departure from Podgorica is early in the morning. We take an asphalt road (40 km) to Korita. On the 13th kilometre of the road, there is the old town of Medun, built as an ancient fortress, with a rich history and well-preserved architecture. We take a break at Kucka Korita and then hike briefly to the viewpoint Grlo sokolovo (“hawk’s throat”) located on the very Montenegrin-Albanian border. From its edge, the breath stops and the heart starts beating harder. Here we take a photo break and enjoy the unique view over the wreath of the Albanian part of Prokletije (Albanian Alps). From here, any visitor will experience all the power and art of nature, which were extremely generous to this region.

Then we continue off-road to the next point of our safari tour – Lake Rikavac located 15 km away from Korita. After an only 15-minute drive from Korita Kucka, we arrive at a beautiful mountain spring called Velika Radeca (1,505 m) where we will take clean mountain drinking water supplies. Driving our 4WD vehicles across crude limestone areas, surrounded by more than 2000 m high peaks, we pass by the ruined old katuns of Kuci, summer cattle settlements. It seems that in the last thousand years nothing has changed in this area except for this road made through the vast expanse of stone dunes. Then we arrive at the Velika Cafa Pass (1865m), and after a short break, we descend to Rikavac Lake riding down the serpentines. We take a long break here, enjoy the magic of a mountain lake and have a picnic. Above the lake, there is a katun with some huts that are still in use and some recently built cottages.

After a break, we continue the tour along the serpentines taking the macadam road up to Vucji potok (Wolf Creek). We continue our ascent to Carine Pass, where Mojan River and the source valleys of Tara River (“tear of Europe”) stretch. At Carine Pass, there is a church dedicated to Saint Elijah. Built at 1800 meters above sea level, it is a place of prayer at the highest altitude in Europe. We make a photo stop near the church and enjoy the landscape, completely different than the one in Kuci, with green pastures, forests and sharp peaks of Komovi above us. After the break, we continue the tour with our vehicles and descend through the beech forest following Opasanica River towards the village of the same name.

We pass through this village; continue to Mateševo and Kolašin taking the main road to return to Podgorica Capital City – the starting point of this unforgettable journey.

Carine Pass

Important notes:
  • Tour available: May-November
  • Tour duration: approximately 12 hours (depending on the group)
  • A minimum of 3 guests is required to depart
  • Age limit: 8 years and over; under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult (12 years and younger pay 30 % of full price)
  • Tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility, heart or back problems, woman during pregnancy or other serious medical conditions
  • In case of bad weather conditions, the tour can be delayed or cancelled (full refund)
  • We recommend wearing sportswear and comfortable shoes (take swimsuit & towel in summer months if you want to swim in the lake)
  • To protect your own property, please carry all valuable items on your person at all times. Do not leave any valuable items on the jeep or at the attraction, restaurant, etc.

Booking Confirmation Policy:

  • Upon booking your tour, your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days

Cancellation Policy:

  • If the guest has paid in full and the booking is cancelled more than 2 days prior to booking start date, a partial refund of 50% of the full amount (minus fees) is issued
  • If cancelled less than 2 days prior to booking start date, no refund is issued