Mediterranean Montenegro

 

Montenegro’s rugged Adriatic coastline ranks amongst Europe’s most beautiful. And there is so much more to explore here than the regular beach hopping & night clubbing. Ancient Venetians towns are clustered around the bay of Kotor while an in-depth sample of Montenegrin history can be acquired around the old royal capital of Cetinje. Due to the mild coastal climate you will be comfortable in the roof tent from early May well into October.

 

Prices

Package price 2 persons in 3-door Lada € 555,00 pp
  2 persons in 5-door Lada € 635,00 pp
  3rd & 4th person  € 245,00
STO Garant Obligatory €12,00
Extra night Overnights halfboard (days 1,7) € 45,00 pp
  Other locations, no meals € 15,00 pp
  Wild camping € 00,00 pp
Optionals Extra day car & gear rental € 120,00
  Canyoning Medjurecki (day 3) € 95,00 pp
  Sea kajak rental (day 3 or 4) € 45,00 pp
  Boat trip & hike Skadar lake (day 2) €150,00 per max 4p
  Every extra person € 20,00 pp

This offer is covered by STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant's website (www.sto-garant.nl/en/downloads). 

Included        Rental of 1 Lada incl. roof tent (& side tent in case more than 2 persons), sleeping bag, pillow, towel, camping chairs, camping table, kitchen gear (for full list see FAQ), overnights at designated bivouacs (at small camps or wild), tourist tax, dinners day 1 and 7, breakfast day 2 & 8, full casco insurance, road book & GPS support, daily hiking suggestions (incl. maps & GPS support)

Excluded    Travel to / from Montenegro, fuel, entrance fees, other meals & drinks, personal expenses, optional outdoor activities

 

Itinerary

Day 1  |   Garden-to-Table welcome dinner    |    30 km  |    45 min  |      100% asphalt

Landing at Podgorica airport gives you a glimpse of the Balkans largest fresh water reservoir, Lake Skadar, and the surrounding mountains. Set in an ecological park, you will find the little campsite where you pitch for the first night. A home cooked dinner is included, as well as a filling breakfast to provide you with energy for day 2. Forest trails and wild swimming spots under the waterfalls are within walking distance from the camp. An extra night to take more time to sample the beauty of this area, is recommended. 

 

Day 2   | Skadar Lake   |  120 km |    4 hrs   |     90% asphalt

Keep to the south and follow the shore of Lake Skadar. A stunning serpentine road winds around its many bays, with non-stop views of the Prokletije peaks on the opposite side. Take a break for swimming, sample local wines in the recommended cellars and enjoy the Montenegrin-Albanian fusion cooking in the taverns along this road. At the end of the day you will reach a different world, the Montenegrin Mediterranean. Before heading down to the salty waters, you will be wild camping in the perfect nature under mount Rumija.

 

Day 3    | The Lustica Peninsula  |   100 km  |   3 hrs   |      100% asphalt

As you head north, there are plenty of options to spend the day. Fancy canyoning perhaps? That can be booked additionally. Or would you rather stroll through the streets of Old Bar, with its undeniable oriental vibes? For those who can’t wait for the sea, head straight to the next camping spot. The camp is set amidst the forests on the Lustica Peninsula. Right below the camp you will find great rocks to launch yourself into the crystal-clear waters of the Montenegrin Adriatic. Renting a kayak to explore the wild coastline is also a possibility here. Why not book an extra night here and spent a day listening to the crickets, reading a book & cooling yourself in the sea?

 

Day 4  |   Orjen Mountains    |    60 km  |    4 hrs  |      80% asphalt

The Lustica Peninsula is covered with ancient olive trees. Behind the green rolling hills, the highest summits of Lovcen and Orjen will soon come into view. These mountains hide in their midst Montenegro’s most magnificent coastal asset, the Bay of Kotor. Before exploring the ancient towns on the bay’s shoreline, we first head up into these high coastal mountains. Even though civilisation is near, the area feels incredibly wild, rigged and unspoiled. You will be camping wild under the summit of Zubacki Kabao, at an altitude over 1600m. 

 

Day 5  |   The Bay of Kotor   |   40 km  |   3 hrs   |      50% asphalt

In less than 1,5 hours of hiking you will reach the summit of Zubacki Kabao. Reach it to see the sun set above Montenegro and enjoy your breakfast here. Life does not get much better. The road, though very poor in sections, continues through the remote limestone mountains that surround the Bay of Kotor, to go down only 20km further. Another optional hike gets you to Austrian fortress, that is no doubt the best viewpoint above the bay. Tonight, you will be hosted on a little campsite in the bay, with our favourite restaurant within walking distance.

 

Day 6  |   The Lovcen Mountains   |    90 km |    3 hrs   |     100% asphalt

Today’s ride encircles the Bay of Kotor and connects the ancient towns of Perast and Kotor with the ancient royal capital Cetinje. You can opt for more swimming, more history or more hiking. But a combination off all of these is perhaps the best choice, and it’s all possible along todays route.  The last bivouac is on a lovely little campsite near the Lipa cave. They provide excellent food, so dinner and breakfast are included here. 

 

Day 7  |    The end   |   30 km  |    1 hr  |      100% asphalt   

We expect you in Podgorica before 11:00 and we look forward to hear about your adventures over a coffee. 

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