Monasteries and Mountains of Montenegro
Montenegro, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £795 (land only) - from €955 (land only) - from $1,295 (land only)
- A hiking holiday at the heart of the Balkans
- Overnight at Ostrog Monastery
- Walk the Bear Summit Circuit
- Durmitor plateau and the Black Lake hike
- The World Heritage Site of Kotor
This simply superb walking holiday offers a splendid mix of Mediterranean and mountain scenery combining spectacular mountain walks in the Durmitor National Park, coastal hiking along the Adriatic with visits to several ancient monasteries. From the beautiful Croatian town of Dubrovnik, we cross into Montenegro and spend our first night at the striking 17th century, cliff-side Ostrog Monastery. Then, heading north to the Durmitor National Park, we hike the 'Bear Circuit', via Black Lake's forest trails and up to the Previja Pass (2145m) amongst high peaks where snow patches linger throughout the summer. Travelling south through the spectacular Tara Canyon we visit Moraca Monastery and stop off for a morning's walk in the 1100 metre deep Mrtvica Canyon. We spend a final 2 days in one of the most scenic landscapes in Europe on the fabulous Adriatic coast staying in the picturesque town of Prcanj located on the stunning Kotor Fjord, southern Europe's deepest inlet. From our base here we explore Kotor's medieval architecture and also to hike up to the viewpoint peak of Vrmac.
Is this holiday for you?
The walking on this holiday is not long or sustained. In the first half of the holiday we are based in the Durmitor National Park and here we will undertake two moderate hikes, walking the Black Lake hike and the ‘Bear Peak' circuit. Both these hikes will take between 5 and 7 hours to complete. For the second part of the holiday we are based on the Adriatic coast and here we have a series of shorter hikes which will allow time for sightseeing and swimming. Overall this is a very moderately paced walking holiday.