A land full of natural wonders, from the beautiful Bay of Kotor and its sparkling blue waters to the numerous beech and oak forests that spread across the mountains. Whether you want to traverse the wild and uninhabited paths or camp at the shores of the country’s numerous lakes, Montenegro adventures will follow!
Sounds interesting? Let’s delve into all those thrill-seeking activities Montenegro has to offer!
Hiking and camping
The diverse topography of Montenegro makes it a hiker’s dream. The country has it all, with trails ranging from the Adriatic’s serene coastlines to the challenging heights of the Dinaric Alps. With five national parks, the country is rich in verdant forests and valleys and dotted with numerous lakes and rivers. As such, hiking and camping are the two most popular activities throughout the year. If you are looking for trails overlooking the Adriatic, we recommend you visit Orjen Mountain, Rumija Mountain or Lovćen National Park. On the other hand, if you want less frequented and rugged terrain with more challenging treks, your first choice should be Prokletije (Accursed Mountains) National Park.
In Montenegro, climbers can explore mountain routes equipped with steel cables, ladders, and various fixed anchors, designed to safely usher adventurers through the high alpine terrain. Known as via ferrata, this distinct style of climbing can be experienced in places like Kotor and Durmitor, offering a harmonious blend of challenge and beauty.
Rafting, zipline, and canyoning
The country is also home to the deepest gorge in Europe – Tara River Canyon – where rafting expeditions through its crystal clear waters and heart-pounding rapids attract adrenaline seekers from around the world. Many say that rafting is the ultimate Montenegro adventure, but the allure of Tara doesn’t stop at its waters. Above the canyon, an exhilarating zipline experience awaits, offering daredevils the chance to soar over the river’s spectacular expanse. This aerial adventure provides a unique vantage point, combining the thrill of speed with panoramic views of one of Europe’s most stunraning natural wonders. Not to mention this is not the only flying experience you can have in Montenegro. There is also a zipline over the deep turquoise waters of Piva Lake, the longest one in the country. Montenegro also offers many canyoning adventures, the most famous spot being the Nevidio Canyon, one of Europe’s last conquered canyons due to its challenging terrain. Known for its narrow passages, where sunlight barely penetrates, and dramatic cliffs that soar overhead, it is a journey through the cascading waterfalls, crystal-clear pools, and unique rock formations that remain largely untouched by man.
Sailing, diving, kitesurfing, kayaking, and paragliding
As we shift our focus to the southern region and the Adriatic coast, the wanderer within us cannot deny the allure of the numerous water sports and activities Montenegro offers. The combination of steady breezes, warm Mediterranean sun, and the country’s rich maritime heritage ensures that a sailing journey in Montenegro is both a relaxing and culturally enriching experience. On the other hand, diving lets you glimpse beneath the surface, revealing the underwater realm of the Bay of Kotor.
The consistent winds on Velika Plaza (Long Beach) in Ulcinj, the longest sandy beach in the Adriatic Sea, make it a near-perfect spot for kitesurfing during the summer. To further explore the secluded bays, islets, and beaches, we recommend renting a kayak or a boat. Kayaking here allows you to discover the hidden nooks of Boka Bay and the serene and lotus-covered waters of Lake Skadar or go on river adventures through the canyons. And for those yearning to take their time here to new heights, paragliding is the right choice. Launch yourself from the mountain peaks over Budva and soar over breathtaking landscapes to see the country’s incredible diversity from a new perspective.
Skiing and snowboarding
When the snow descends and the mountains transform into a winter wonderland, it’s time to take out your snowshoes. Are you a ski or a snowboard person? Regardless of your preference, Kolašin and Žabljak offer a snowy sanctuary for anyone keen to embrace the joys of winter sports. The ski resorts here offer well-maintained slopes suitable for both beginners and those experienced in winter sports.
We suggest an environmentally conscious biking excursion across both rural and urban Montenegro! Discover Podgorica and its array of cycling paths, allowing you to appreciate the city’s architecture and natural surroundings. Ensure you experience Virpazar and Rijeka Crnojevića too – historic fishing villages adjacent to Skadar Lake National Park. For additional choices, consider the Durmitor ring or the Bay of Kotor route, culminating in Njeguši!
Embark on Adventures in Montenegro Today!
Can you imagine your days trekking across the virgin rainforest in Biogradska Gora National Park, kayaking and swimming in the pristine glacial lakes, horse riding on Bjelasica Mountain, climbing the highest peak of Bobotov Kuk in Durmitor National Park or camping under the stars? Montenegro will surpass your expectations, revealing activities you never knew awaited.