Montenegro's history is far to complex to discuss here, but in recent times it has been a part of the Ottoman Empire and from 1918 it was a part of Yugoslavia, with its independence only being confirmed on 3rd June, 2006. Montenegro is a member of the UN and of the World Trade Organization and is currently a candidate for membership of the European Union. Within this relatively small country, there is tremendous scope for adventure holidays, both on foot and by mountain bike. A national network of 3000 kilometres of hiking and biking trails gives access to a wilderness of high valleys, home to sleepy villages and remote mountain pasture.


Sandwiched between Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania, Montenegro is a small ‘Balkan' country with a beautiful coastline on the Adriatic. Pretty much the whole of the country is mountainous, with limestone peaks rising above 2000 metres in many locations - the country's biggest peak is Bobotov Kuk (2522m) in the Durmitor National Park. A narrow coastal plain, just a few kilometres in extent, stops abruptly in the north, where rugged mountains plunge into the inlet of the Bay of Kotor.

Time Zone

Montenegro time zone is GMT + 1hr. They do have DST (Daylight Saving Time) in the summer.