Multi-activity holiday in the north of Montenegro
“An extraordinary experience…Vukoman is an incredibly knowledgeable guide and his attention to detail is superb. It was so much fun to travel through Montenegro with him!” Catharyn Gildesgame, August 2018
2019 departure dates: any Sunday or Wednesday
There’s no time to get bored on an active holiday in the north of Montenegro! Whether you love adventure, find beaches a bore, or just want to stay in shape and have fun, the staggering beauty and variety of outdoor activities in this tiny country will give you a holiday to remember.
This multi-activity package allows you to choose from hikes in awe-inspiring remote locations, mountain biking dirt trails, white-water rafting down the famous Tara Canyon, canyoning in the “invisible” Nevidio gorge or even zip-lining! How much you choose to pack in is entirely up to you.
You can choose from two programs – one that lasts for 3 or 4 nights and one that lasts the full week in Montenegro’s incredible and mountainous north – and it’s not just the duration that’s flexible. You can choose between staying at traditional ethno-villages and guest-houses, or if you prefer, you can splash out and choose our luxury package instead.
All transport, accommodation and meals are included, as well as a 24/7 qualified guide who will collect you from your location and bring you back to Podgorica Airport at the end of your trip.
Your Guides: Vuk and Bojana are a brother and sister team who have worked with Undiscovered Montenegro for the last 4 years. They both have a passion for the outdoors and for the North of Montenegro in particular. The more remote the area, the more likely they are to be found exploring it! Vuk and Bojana speak excellent English and have full mountain guide qualifications.
All of these options can be booked by themselves or together with our Lake Skadar multi-activity weeks.
Below is the week-long itinerary. Days included on the 3/4 night option are highlighted in colour.
Day 1 – Arrival
Transfer to Kolašin, check in to Mirović Apartments. Lunch at eco-restaurant (traditional Montenegrin meal) is followed by a visit to the best and biggest botanical garden in whole Montenegro (optional). Group dinner in the evening.
Day 2 – Ogorela Glava Peak
We start with a gentle 14km walk to Ogorela Glava (1998m above sea level), one of the most attractive peaks of nearby Bjelasica Mountain. First we walk through a beautiful mixed forest to Vranjak eco village, after which Bjelasica will open all its treasures for our eyes: huge pastures, mountain peaks and amazing views of Durmitor National Park. Overnight at Mirović Apartments, group dinner.
Day 3 – Biogradsko Lake/Bendovac
Biogradsko Lake is one of the most beautiful glacial lakes in the whole of Montenegro. Situated in the middle of Biogradska Gora’s virgin forest, this place is the starting point for many attractive hiking tours. One of these is the tour to Bendovac view point (1,770m above sea level) – a rocky hill that provides a spectacular view of the Lake and the whole surrounding area. The road to this place leads us through an amazing forest of tall and many centuries old beech trees. Apart from the breeze, the only sound that you can hear there is birds’ singing! Overnight at Mirović Apartments, group dinner.
Day 4 – Canyoning at Nevidio – start of 4 night tour
What’s canyoning? Basically, it’s using ropes to abseil, jump and rappel down tight canyons, through, over – and occasionally, under – waterfalls and plunge pools! It’s awesome fun, and Montenegro has several perfect spots to indulge, including the Nevidio (literally – invisible – as it’s so hidden and slender!) canyon. With full safety gear, wetsuits and go-pros at the ready, this is one adventure you won’t want to miss out on! Overnight at Nevidio Eco-village Apartments, group dinner.
Day 5 – Transfer to Durmitor – start of 3 night tour
Our destination is Žabljak, a small town in the foothills of Durmitor Mountain. Situated at 1,450 metres above sea level, it is the highest town in the whole Balkan Peninsula. This National Park, along with the Tara River is protected by UNESCO. For 3 night tour arrivals there is a short hike to Crno Jezero “Black lake”. For those on the 4 or 7 night variants, we will do the Dragisnica hike. Starting from Dobri Do valley in the Durmitor foothills, the trail leads us near the flow of Komarnica River and all the way to the foot of Boljska Greda, the longest rock in Europe. The 800 metre high vertical cliffs over the beautiful hidden valley will leave you breathless! Don’t be scared if it looks like too much walking for one day – it’s almost all downhill, definitely the best way to earn your dinner! Overnight at Nevidio Eco-village Apartments, group dinner.
Day 6 – Hiking in Durmitor National Park
This day is spent hiking to Prutaš Peak. Embellished by soft stripes of ridges, deep-green and adorned by oblique layers called “prutovi” (wands) – that gave the mountain its name, this peak for many people is the most special and the most beautiful peak of Durmitor Mountain. Hiking time is 6-7 hours. Overnight at Zvono Apartments, group dinner.
Day 7 – White-water rafting!
The Tara Canyon is the deepest in the whole of Europe (second deepest in the world, just after Grand Canyon in Colorado) – the highest point above the canyon floor is 1,331 metres over your head! Because of its beauty, clear water and unspoiled nature, the Tara Canyon deservedly boasts UNESCO World Natural Heritage status. The grade 3-5 rapids (depending on the season) are suitable for almost anyone aged 9 and older and will provide you with a thrill you won’t forget in a hurry! Tour duration: 2-3 hours. Please note that groups of fewer than 6 should expect to join another rafting group. Overnight at Zvono Apartments, group dinner.
Day 8 – return to Podgorica (other destinations will incur an extra transfer charge)
Prices are in £ Sterling per person and include all transport, all activities, all accommodation, all meals and all guiding.
3 night trips run Sunday-Wednesday, 4 night trips run Wednesday-Sunday and 7 night packages run Sunday-Sunday. A 10% discount is available for groups of 4+.
Multi-activity Mountains 3-4 day
|Multi-activity Mountains 7 day||£745||
MIROVIĆ APARTMENTS, NEVIDIO ECO-VILLAGE, ZVONO APARTMENTS
For the nights in Kolašin, your accommodation is at the locally owned Hotel Mirović. Ideally situated near the centre of town and tastefully furnished, the hotel also boasts a restaurant serving delicious local specialities and plentiful communal spaces.
For the nights near Nevidio, your accommodation is at the Nevideo Eco-Village. These small alpine chalets are characterful and fun, and right where you need to be for the canyoning!
For the final two nights, your accommodation is the renowned Zvono Apartments in Plužine, just a stone’s throw away from the start of your rafting tour. With a delicious in-house restaurant and live jazz in the evenings, this place has started to pass into local legend!