Summer holidays – the time of year when families come together for weeks of sunshine and fun, also the time of year when parents spend a lot of time trying to think of ideas to keep the young ones happy. Luckily something to make holidays and extended stays in Montenegro a little easier is the sheer volume of activities available to be enjoyed by the whole clan.
The natural landscape in Montenegro creates a fantastic canvas from which to explore and create a perfect holiday timetable. From large lakes to impressive peaks, heading outdoors is definitely the place to start and there’s no better way to experience it than on foot. The Montenegrin Adventure Tour Company recommends heading to Durmitor National Park, where there are endless canyons and lakes to discover, also for those with young children the Zabljak Plateau provides wooded trails to follow, and plenty of flora and fauna to see along the way.
For families full of energy one test of endurance is the regions first Adventure Park , situated in Lovćen National Park. Covering an area of two hectares the amount of games, paths and courses to be enjoyed is almost endless and full of extreme adrenaline activities.
Of course no post about activities for families would be accurate without mentioning the water. It would be fair to say that with the beach being a popular holiday past time, Montenegro with its clear azure waters fits the bill. The list of water-sports to enjoy is plentiful from picturesque week-long kayak safaris with expert guides Undiscovered Montenegro , to chartering a boat for the day to enjoy hidden coves and inlets. No fear however if you don’t have good sea legs, you can also hire a private boat with skipper for day trips.
Original Travel’s top tip is to head to Perast, where along the journey you and your family can enjoying swimming stops and secret caves.
Named after its famous black mountains, locals are often heard saying that “if you rolled Montenegro flat it would be as big as Russia” , thankfully however its compact size has made perfect foder for mountain bikers set on conquering heady heights. With scenery that changes every mile it’s well worth renting a mountain bike for the day and seeing just how much you can take in.
And finally, if honing skills and hand-eye coordination is needed there’s also the new archery club at Luštica Bay which is open to the community and run by championship archers and brothers, Milo Kovacevic and Alexandar Kovacevic. They’re both on hand to put novices and experts alike through their paces. Work is also underway on an 18 hole golf course, designed by the world-renowned golf course architect Gary Player .