Adagio for two wheels
Mountain bike Montenegro tour, 8 days
In mid-July I had the pleasure to join a group of German mountain bikers on their tour through my country. In 7 days we passed 400 km with more than 7000 m. of altitude, riding through and crossing over most beautiful landscapes of northern Montenegro, including a tour from Kolašin to Zabljak over the Sinjajevina mountain plateau. This was the highlight of our trip and simply is a "must do" for all mountaint bikers. This also applies to the single trail from the Sedlo pass down to Grabovica valley, with overnight at mountaineering village "Nevidio" in Posćenje, near Šavnik! We also had some time to relax that was used to raft down the Tara river and to make a boat trip in the Bay of Kotor. For me this was the first biking group, a experience. I must say it was tough, but it was great, it was fun because of the people in the group! Thank you guys!
This mountain range is characterized by gentle, round peaks and grasslands, while the large and deep forests on its slopes hide several glacial lakes, of which one - Biogradsko Lake - is the heart of Biogradska Gora National Park. Due to its geological origin Bjelasica is rich in water, which makes this mountain range different from any other Montenegrin mountains. Pešića Lake is situated under the highest peak of Crna glava. Other lakes are Malo & Veliko Šiško Lake and Ursulovacko Lake. Because of its diverse relief and proximity to the town of Kolašin, a small mountain resort, Bjelasica is popular hiking destination. Almost every peak, lake or tour can be reached from different directions, as there are five small towns around the northern part of this mountain massif.
Mount Žijevo-Kučke planine
Mount Durmitor, a national park under UNESCO protection since 1980, is the most famous mountain massif in Montenegro.When you come and see it, you will find out why. With more than 40 peaks above 2000 m. and 17 lakes, kilometers of mountain trails and numerous steep rocky walls, this mountain range has to offer a lot, from easy hiking tours, over more demanding all-day hiking tours, to adventure rock climbing on the steep walls up to 700 m. high and ski touring trips on yet untouched snow!Durmitor is situated in the northwestern part of the country, above the small town of Žabljak and the Tara river canyon, another natural landmark of Montenegro. In Žabljak we would accomodate you in one of the finest private apartments or hotels. It is hard to mention all hiking tours. There are numerous possibilities, from a day tour like the ascent to Bobotov kuk, Crvena Greda, Medjed or Bandijerna to multiday tours like the one from Komarnica valley - Dobri do - Trojni Pass to Žabljak. We are ready to guide you on any peak of this beautiful mountain range in summer and winter too, or to tailor a tour by your wishes, physical and techical capabilities.
No doubt the most beautiful mountain massif in Montenegro. Only a small part of it belongs to Montenegro, but the heights and beauties exceed all other mountains. The relatively narrow area in the northeastern part of the country, along the Albanian border, hides many secret paths, more or less demanding trails, non-climbed walls, glacial lakes and rarely visited peaks. The three highest peaks of Montenegro are situated in these mountain. The highest of them is Maja Kolata (2534). Prokletije consist of a few smaller masiffs,hidden in between several valleys. In 2009 the area was proclaimed national park, the fifth one in Montenegro. Come and see why these mountains are also called the Balkan Alps!