Montenegro: a haven for the hiking enthusiast

  • By Luštica Bay
  • 27 Feb, 2015

For those with an appetite for adventure, Montenegro is the perfect destination. With a huge array of coastal paths and Alpine hikes, visitors to the country are not short of natural exploits all to be discovered on foot.

We have collated a selection of Montenegro’s best hikes. From the mountains to the coast, our choices are all as scenic as each other, and all, in fact, guaranteed to work up a sweat.

The Gulf of Kotor

This region is a walker’s paradise. Hiking paths here come adorned with classical rural architecture and sweeping vistas over the ancient settlements of Risan, Kotor, Perast and Tivat. From Vrmac, you can see Kotor on one side, and Tivat on the other, while the green hills divide the bay into Bay of Herceg Novi, the Bay of Tivat and the Bay of Risan and Kotor. The main walking trail follows the mountain ridge along a network of old mountain paths. It’s not surprising to discover that mountain biking here is popular among keen cyclists.

Bobotov Kuk

Located in Durmitor, Bobotov Kuk is one of the highest peaks in Montenegro. Warning: hiking here is to be attempted only by the adventurous.

The hike to the peak is a full-day feat, taking in, all the while, the naturally dramatic peaks and rocky terrains that make up the Durmitor National Park. The challenge to the breathtaking highlands of Montenegro is worth the unbelievable view from the top.

Luštica Peninsula

The Luštica peninsula has a number of already-established trails. One, for example, was unveiled last October, taking hikers from Plavi Horizonti beach to Bigovo village. Also in the region is a stunning hike through the hills from Radovici to Zanjic Beach – remember to come prepared with plenty of water.

There really is no better way to take in the country than by tackling these fascinating, at times arduous, but inimitably beautiful treks. We hope to see you here soon!
For further information on hiking in Montenegro and to learn more about  Luštica Bay ’s  Hiking Trails Project , read our post  here .
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