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7 Day Mountain Hiking Holiday in Montenegro

“After a week hiking with 5 other guests and Nenad, our guide, I returned home refreshed and exhilarated. We saw some spectacular views of the valleys, mountains and waterfalls of Northern Montenegro as well as more wildflowers than I could have dreamed of. Recommended!” Penny Shapland-Chew, June 2023

2024 departure dates: any Sunday, June-October

 Join us on a seven-day hiking adventure in the breathtaking mountains of Montenegro, led by an experienced local guide. Each day brings a new peak to conquer and a chance to explore some of the most beautiful and remote areas of this tiny, yet stunning country.
Our journey begins in the Prokletije Mountains, at the border with Albania, where you’ll find giant limestone cliffs and a chance to fully immerse yourself in nature and experience scenery similar to the Dolomites. From there, we’ll ascend above the clouds in the Komovi Mountains and move on to the central mountains, home to the lush slopes, grassy pastures, and virgin forests of Mount Lola and Bjelasica, which are part of Biogradska Gora National Park.
As we hike to the top of each mountain, we’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of Montenegro. These peaks are spread out, but from each summit, you’ll be able to see your next destination. It’s the perfect way to appreciate all that this country has to offer. Along the way, we’ll also learn about local traditions and the rich history and legends of Montenegro, enjoy delicious local cuisine and visit churches and monasteries.
We’ll be staying in three different locations – Grebaje, Kolašin, and Pošćenje – in comfortable, family-run accommodations that provide warm hospitality and a chance to experience the rich rural culture of Montenegro. By the end of this trip, you’ll leave with a true appreciation for the beauty and specialness of this compact country.

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All transport, accommodation and meals are included, as well as a 24/7 qualified guide. The exact hikes on the itinerary may change depending on the time of year, weather conditions and other factors. Airport transfers excluded unless from Podgorica.

Your Tour Leaders: Vera is one of the most respected hiking guides in the country and has a passion for the outdoors and her roots in the north of Montenegro in particular. Popular with guests of all ages and abilities, the more remote the area, the more likely she is to be found exploring it! Vera speaks excellent English and is an experienced tour guide.


Nenad is an outdoor adventurer whose ambition is to visit every corner of his spectacular country – he is happiest when hiking, mountaineering, biking or kayaking way off the beaten track, making him a natural fit for Undiscovered Montenegro! He speaks excellent English and has years of experience leading outdoor adventure groups.


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Day 1 – Arrival 

We transfer by car up into the mountains via an amazingly scenic road which passes briefly into and out of Albania. It takes us directly to the beautiful village of Grebaje by the Montenegro/Albanian border, where we will spend the next two nights. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Grebaje.

Day 2 – Hiking the Prokletije

This 3-peak trail starts from the achingly pretty valley of Grebaje in the Prokljetije National Park and forms part of the mega hiking trail ‘Via Dinarica’. After a steady two-hour ascent through shaded pine forests, our path leads us out into a rolling jumble of alpine meadows and streams that lead, gradually, up to a circular ridge of staggering beauty. The views here are extraordinary onto dramatic karst cliffs as we continue on a rambling loop around the Karanfil and Volušnica peaks, at one stage straddling the very border of Montenegro and Albania. We return to the forest path with which we began the hike. Overnight in Grebaje. Hiking distance: 10km. Grade: moderate.

Day 3 – Komovi Mountains

The Komovi Mountains are three spectacular high, rough and rocky peaks (all above 2,400 metres of altitude) surrounded by green forests and valleys, perfect for all nature and outdoor lovers, and Montenegro’s sixth National Park!

Our path starts from Štavna Eco Village with a kilometre of mostly flat dirt road, and then the rocky trail climbs, revealing more and more stunning surroundings. There are several steep sections over rocky moraines (watch your step!), before the final approach to the peak of Vasojevički Kom looms into view. From the trail, this sheer wall of vertical rock looks utterly impregnable, but don’t worry!

On the other side of this cliff race is a sweeping, gentle meadow, which allows you to access the peak via a breathtaking ridge behind the mountain. Here, you’ll be treated to astonishing views of the surrounding area – Prokletije, Bjelasica, Sinjajevina, and Durmitor, as well as lots of far-off peaks in Albania and Kosovo. Overnight in Kolašin. Hiking distance: 9km. Grade: moderate/challenging.

Day 4 – Bjelasica Mountain

After two days in the rocky mountains, we’ll jump to a different landscape and national park called ‘Biogradska Gora’. Bjelasica Mountain, a more gentle challenge, will welcome us with its rolling hillsides, lush green pastures, beautiful valleys, stunning lakes, and fields of blueberry bushes and mountain flowers.

Our trail begins at Troglava restaurant, taking a macadam road through the forest and passing shepherd katun huts to reach Troglava peak (2,035m) and stunning views of Pešić Lake and Crna Glava peak. From here, we continue to Zekova Glava peak (2,089m), before descending to the shimmering lake waters to enjoy the maple trees, meadows and possibly a swim. Rested, we circle the lake on foot and return via Zekova Glava. Overnight in Kolašin. Hiking distance: 15km. Grade: easy/moderate.

Day 5 – Rest Day

After three consecutive days of hiking, today is a chance to relax and do your own thing. Waking up in charming Kolašin, the city’s sights are on your doorsteps, such as its cultural centre and St. Demetrius Church. Take a walk around town or grab a taxi to the Dulovina Botanical Garden or Lake Biograd.

If you’re feeling tired, then a lie-in, a good book and later, a short walk into town for a nice meal is a great option. Ask your tour leader for restaurant recommendations. Overnight in Kolašin.

Day 6 – Lola Mountain

Tucked away in the middle of the central Montenegrin highlands, far from main roads, is the hidden treasure of Lola Mountain. This is a place which provides absolute peace for the few who come to enjoy it. Not even many Montenegrins have been here! Lola is special; its broad plateau is covered by grass and decorated by gorgeous peaks rising above 2,000 metres. Abundant pastureland has always attracted people from the lowlands to spend their summers here, providing a perfect feast for their herds.

Our hike today is up Veliki Zebalac peak (2,129m), which we can extend to include the connected peaks of Mali Zebalac (2,073m) and Borova Brda (2,006m) for added challenge. There are no technical aspects to the trail, just peace, tranquillity, fairy-tale shepherd huts and wildflowers galore. Overnight at Ethno Village Nevidio or similar. Hiking distance: 14km. Grade: easy/moderate.

Day 7 – Durmitor Mountain
Our final hike is reserved for something really special – Durmitor National Park. UNESCO-protected for its exceptional landscapes, this national park boasts an impressive number of peaks above 2,000 metres – 48 to be exact, but it’s not all about the mountain tops. There are also 18 stunning glacial lakes, known as ‘mountain eyes’ – and today we’ll catch a birds-eye view of two of them as we climb to the peak of Prutaš (2, 394m). Made from colourful vertical layers of karst rock soaring from the ground, many local climbers regard this peak as the most special and beautiful of the whole Durmitor massif. Today’s climb is challenging at times, with some steep sections, but the summit can be reached without any specialist equipment. Spellbinding panoramic views are the reward for aching thighs! We enjoy the last dinner together and celebratory drinks for a thrilling week. Overnight at Ethno Village Nevidio or similar. Hiking distance: 10km. Grade: moderate/challenging.

Day 8 – Return to Podgorica

Other destinations incur an extra transfer charge.

Please note that the exact hikes on this itinerary may change depending on weather conditions or the decision of the tour leader.

Prices include all accommodation in 3-star local apartments, transfers, meals and guided excursions. Airport transfers excluded unless from Podgorica.

This is a group holiday that can also be tailor-made on request. Maximum Group size of 8.

Book by 1st March 2024 for a £50pp discount!

Mountain walking 7 days

Please note, accommodation is clean, characterful and basic – in more remote areas, do not expect luxury! If the first choice accommodation is not available, we will substitute it with a similar level alternative and let you know well in advance of your holiday.




A solo female hiker sitting on a remote and grassy mountain peak in Montenegro, looking out at a stunning view