4×4 Family Vibes

12 days | € 1.395,00 per person

The concept of driving a Spartan off-road vehicle apparently also appeals to families. We have received many request from adventurous parents who decided to take their kids on an epic 4×4 journey. To our big surprise this worked out very well! The experiences gathered we have translated into this 10-day Family Adventures.  A slightly slower pace and kids-friendly overnights are the crucial ingredients.

Important note: For families with ( a maximum of 2) young kids or 1 teenager we can offer an extended 5-door Lada Niva with roof tent. For families with 2 teenagers we deliver the car with 2 regular tents in stead of a roof tent in order to limit the total weight. And you will need the roof to store extra luggage. For families with more than 2 kids the only option is to rent 2 vehicles. We do not provide child seats. In any case travel with soft-shell bags. To limit the load you can always leave part of your luggage in our storage during your 4×4 adventure.

day 1 - 2
Welcome in Montenegro
Hotel Ziya - Podgorica
Breakfast at the hotel
Podgorica airport - hotel & hotel - 4x4 shop clock 30 min

Today you land at Podgorica airport where our regular taxi awaits you for a short ride into the city. Take some time for acclimatisation and look ahead to the adventure that awaits you. And enjoy some extra luxury at the start of your trip, because conditions will get quite basic in the mountains. The hotel where we accommodate our guests is located next to the city park and a stone’s throw from the center, but still very quiet. And don’t tell the kids; there is an indoor swimming pool! Enjoy the capital vibes and the wide range of good restaurants & cosy pubs at your doorstep.

day 2 - 4
Cruising the Bjelasica highlands
Senica katun, family room
Dinner, breakfast & packed lunch provided by the hosts
4x4 stage Podgorica - Vranjak - Senica
height +2000m -500m distance 125 km clock 5 hrs
Circular hike Pesica lake
height +520m -520m distance 9 km clock 3-4 hrs

After picking up the Lada, you will soon leave the capital and hit the brand new motorway towards Kolasin, the town that serves as a hub into the Bjelasica mountains. Soon we will now swop asphalt for mountain roads as we climb above the treeline. Expect 2-3 very scenic hours. Every now and then you will pass a katun, a summer village where shepherd families and their cattle spent the summer months. It the point where Lada cannot go any further you will reach katun Senica. This amazing guesthouse is run by 2 brothers. You will be sleeping comfortably in a private room for the first 2 nights of your 4×4 adventure and home made food is provided.

day 4 - 5
The Cakor pass
Camping at Katun Cakor
Dinner, breakfast & packed lunch provided at the katun
4x4 stage Senica - Cakor
height -2100m - 1100m distance 80 km clock 4-5 hrs

After breakfast you return to the valley along the same route for about an 40 minutes and then drive up the mountain that separates Montenegro from Kosovo. This is a very scenic and sometimes challenging ride that will take all morning. Just before the border lies Katun Cakor, the most rural of all the Katuns where you will stay. The people at katun Cakor like it when you lend a hand on the farm. There is always a job to do and Shepherdess Gordana invites you to roll up your sleeves. Pitch your tents in the designated meadow, that is fenced to keep the cows away. At an altitude of almost 2000m you will enjoy a view westward that guarantee an amazing sunset here. Again, lovely homemade food is provided. Please note sanitary facilities here are basic.


day 5 - 6
Hridsko lake & the border triangle
Camping at Bajrovic katun
Dinner, breakfast & packed lunch provided at the katun
4x4 stage Cakor - Visitor - Bajrovic
height +3100m -2900m distance 102 km clock 5 hrs
Hike to border trianlgeTromedja
height +250m - 250m distance 4 km clock 2 hrs

We descend via a more common road and so we are back in the valley much faster than we were at the top. We climb back up again via the town of Plav. A very beautiful climb awaits you to the border triangle between Montenegro, Kosovo and Albania. A short walk to that point is also an option. And Lake Hridsko is also practically on the route. Highly recommended for a quick swim at almost 2000m altitude.

Ultimately you arrive in katun Bajrovic, where you will be warmly welcomed by Samel and his mother, who together run the katun here. Expect a festive farm-to-table dinner with a great view. You sleep in your (roof) tent and can use the central sanitary facilities.

day 6 - 9
Durmitor lodges
Self catering
4x4 stage Over Store to Durmitor
height +2550m -2550m distance 150 km clock 5 hrs
Various hiking options Durm]mitor

Gearing up for a bit more comfort! This ride is the longest on your journey and connects the mountains of Prokletije with Montengero’s most famous  national park; Durmitor. The first section follows the main road, but it wouldn’t be a Montenegro 4×4 Adventure had we not discovered a nice little detour over the mountains later on today; a scenic ride over the Stozer plateau. Via the bridge over river Tara (try the zipline if you dare!) you will reach your wooden Durmitor lodge where you will have a little break from driving. This is your home for the next 3 nights.

The lodge has enough beds to fit in all of you and a private bathroom & kitchen. Meals are not provided here but Zabljak has a decent shop where you can buy supplies. During your stay in Durmitor we will encourage you to try a few of the hikes we have designed for you (from easy going to serious full day hikes). Or try a guided ferrata climb (+ € 60,00), a day on the e-MTB (+€ 45,00) or the long version of the Tara Rafting experience (+ € 130,00).

day 9 - 10
Piva lake
Camp at Piva lake
Self catering
4x4 stage Durmitor - Tara canyon - Piva lake
height +900m -1950m distance 110 km clock 4 hrs

Via the northern side of Durmitor national park you continue driving towards the Piva Lake. You will first pass Montenegro’s highest village, equally called Crna Gora (lit.: Montenegro) The descend towards the Tara river is again on scenic gravel roads. Early afternoon you reach the border town of Scepan Polje where an optional afternoon rafting can be booked (+€ 75,00). Then head on to a lovely little campsite on the shores of Piva river. Pitch your Lada on the waterfront and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. And don’t miss the fresh grilled trout at the camps restaurant. If you consider booking an extra night here, we will propose a nice hike to a nearby mountain lake for you. Or you can simply spend a lazy day on the shore sof the lake, swimming, SUP’ing and enjoying a long lunch in one of the restaurants.

day 10 - 12
To the bay of Kotor
Camp in Morinj
Self catering
4x4 stage Piva - bay of Kotor
height +800m -1500m distance 170 km clock 3 hrs

You will spend the last 2 days of your trip in coastal Montenegro. By lunchtime you should reach the shores of the Adriatic in the bay of Kotor. Forests, rivers and mountains make way for Mediterranean vibes. Instead of sheep & cheese there will be fresh fish on your menu tonight. Before the final descend into the bay we recommend making a little detour to the fortress of sveti Andrija. It requires a dramatic ride and a short hike but the views over the bay are very rewarding.

The nights are spent on a small campsite with a beach nearby and our favourite restaurant on the Montenegrin littoral is located within walking distance. A lovely pebble beach with beach bear is located just across the road. You will have plenty of time to explore the ancient towns of Perast and Kotor. Do consider an extra night here if you want more time to fully enjoy all this beauty. For off-road fanatics we have described a nice circular ride over mount Orjen, again with hiking options here and there to stretch the legs.

Rates 2024


Departure between 20/6 – 10/10 2024
3th & 4th person in same vehicle

Price is based on 2 adults and minimum 1 child per vehicle

€ 1.395,00 per person
€    595,00 per person


  • Transfer airport Podgorica – hotel in Podgorica
  • 1 night luxury hotel Podgorica, incl breakfast
  • Transfer hotel Podgorica – 4×4 shop
  • Rental of Lada Niva incl roof tent
  • Full Camping gear for cooking & sleeping
  • 2 nights in roomat shepherds house, incl dinner, breakfast & packed lunch
  • 2 nights camping at shepherds property, incl dinner, breakfast & packed lunch
  • 3 nights in lodge Durmitor, self catering
  • 1 nights on camp Piva, self catering
  • 2 nights on camp Kotor bay, self catering
  • Basic liability insurance
  • Digital roadbook
  • PDF’s of all stages, incl navigation support in app (download yourself)
  • Daily suggestions for nearby hikes, excursions & wild swimming spots
  • Tourist taxes
  • 24/7 support


  • Fuel & road charges
  • Travel to/from Montenegro
  • Entrance fees national parks (+/- € 7,00 per person)
  • Drinks & other personal expenses
  • Personal insurances


  • Extra night katuns, incl dinner, breakfast & packed lunch | € 50,00 per person per night
  • Extra night Durmitor lodge (max 5p) | € 150,00 per night
  • Extra camping Piva / Bay of Kotor |   € 18,00 per person per night
  • Extra day car rental  | € 120,00
  • Additional insurance limiting your liability to maximum of  € 500 |  € 10,00 per day
  • Parking your own vehicle at our 4×4 workshop | € 10,00 per night
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