• Durmitor natural park

    19 glacial lakes

    hiking and mountaineering Durmitor responsible travel
  • Black Lake

    Zmijinje, Barno, Riblje, Vrazje, Modro and the other lakes

    hiking and mountaineering Durmitor Lake travel
  • OSTROG Monastery

    Meeting place of the Orthodox, the Catholics and the Muslims

    Ostrog monastery walking and hiking tour
  • Kotor

    The best-preserved medieval town

    Kotor East Europe walking tour
  • Paštrovačka Gora

    Amazing views of Boka Kotorska Bay

    Pastrovacka Gora Balkan walking tour
  • Sveti Stefan

    A town – hotel

    Sveti Stefan Balkan travel
  • Dubrovnik

    “It was paradise.” – George Bernard Shaw

    Dubrovnik walking tour responsible travel
Tour Overview

8 days/ 7 nights walking guided holiday from Dubrovnik to Durmitor Mountain and Adriatic Coast from 700eur

Adventure walking vacation in Montenegro and Dubrovnik- Stroll streets of Dubrovnik, explore Kotor town and Adriatic Coast and hike on Durmitor Mountain

4 days of 5h- 6h walking, 3 days of 2h-3h of walking

Walking grade:  walking tourwalking tour

Please read and respect ACE Responsible Tourism Policy.


DAY 1 Arrival and Lake tour

Arrival in Zabljak and meet your tour leader. Afternoon option for the Durmitor Lakes walking tour (subject of your arrival time). You will stay at the Durmitor plateau and explore some of the 19 glacial lakes.Walking to Crno Jezero (the Black Lake)-terrain is flat and path leads through fir/ pine forest. Going around the lake and continue towards the Zminje Jezero (the Serpent Lake). From the Black to Zminje lake there is a small climb- we will gain 50m elevation, terrain is mostly flat. From Zminje Lake we go back to Zabljak passing by the third lake- Barno. Return to hotel. Walking 4h-5h, ascent +50m/ descent –50m. Night in 3* hotel in Zabljak.

DAY 2 The Bear circuit

Heading out after breakfast this morning you take a trail that passes by the Black Lake and then up into the mountains, heading through a changing landscape of fir forests and low alpine vegetation and onto the snow covered peaks. Our destination is the Previja Pass (2145m), located beneath the heights of Medjed (Bear) peak (2287m), where we will enjoy a quite spectacularly scenic lunch overlooking the majestic vistas below us. Whilst bear and wolf are rarely sighted in the park, there is a chance of spotting chamois on the high mountain slopes, as well as fox, weasels and badger. The area is also rich in birdlife, with 130 different species being recorded here, including grey mountain eagles, white-headed vultures and crossbills. From spring to mid summer the landscape becomes a blaze of colours, with the alpine meadows blanketed in a rainbow of hues from gentians, anemones, violets, soldanellas and wild strawberries. After our lunch stop we will head back down to Black Lake, following a trail that takes us via a shepherd’s camp at Lokvice, before returning to the hotel. Walking 6h-7h, ascent +800m/ descent –800m. Night in 3* hotel in Zabljak.

Meals: B, L, D

DAY 3 The Tara Canyon View Point

Today you have an easier day to rest after the Bear circuit hike. You stay at the Durmitor plateau and walk through farms, forests and vast meadows to the summit of Curevac- a view point above the Tara Canyon. Going back different way. Mostly flat terrain with some small rolling hills. Start from Zabljak- 1.460 meters and highest point is Curevac 1.625 meters. Walking 4h, ascent +250m/ descent –250m Night in 3* hotel in Zabljak.

Meals: B, L

DAY 4 Ostrog Monastery

Today you leave the Durmitor National park and head to the Adriatic coast. After 2h of driving you arrive at the Ostrog Monastery built by St Vasilije (Basil) in the 17th century. Stopping to visit the lower monastery – the Church of the Holy Trinity – you then take a 30-minute climb along the pilgrim’s path to the higher one. Set before the imposing backdrop of sheer vertical walls the whitewashed walls of the upper monastery makes for an inspiring spectacle. The monastery contains the bones of St Basil, reverentially housed in a sepulchral sanctuary that is linked to another chapel by an atmospheric series of caves and passages. The walls are crammed with offerings and pleas from the faithful and the entire atmosphere of the monastery is one of reverential piety. Afternoon transfer to the Kotor Fjord and the Adriatic Coast. With one stop at the view point above Budva Riviera we will arrive in Dobrota or Prcanj town which is located in the Boka bay next to Kotor town. Walking 1h15, ascent +250m/ descent –250m. Night in 3* hotel in the Kotor Fjord.

Meals: B, D

DAY 5 Kotor Town

This morning you visit the old medieval city of Kotor, lying beneath the slopes of Mount Lovcen. An engaging mix of European and Byzantine influences, Kotor was once an independent city republic, until the threat of Ottoman attacks saw it throw its lot in with the Venetians. We’ll take a wander through the old city, walking its city walls to enjoy the views across the medieval rooftops and out across the fjord from the Ivan Tower at the top of the ramparts. Walking lasts 2h30 with Denivelation +300m/ -300m. Under the Venetians Kotor became one of the best fortified cities in the region, boasting walls twice the length of Dubrovnik, and these same walls provide us with a fascinating glimpse into its turbulent past. After lunch the afternoon is free to continue exploring at your leisure. We can recommend a boat trip out into the fjord, taking in some of the small islands that occupy the turquoise waters off the coast and visiting Gospa Skrpjela, Sv. Djodje and the historic town of Perast. Of course you may just wish to continue enjoying the delights of Kotor, perhaps taking in the Romanesque grandeur of St Tryphon’s Cathedral, or visiting the fascinating maritime museum. Night in 3* hotel in the Kotor Fjord.

Meals: B

DAY 6 Sv. Paštrovacka Gora Hiking

Transfer to Budva (30 min long ride) and free time to explore the town. A small fortified town of Budva is the most popular costal town in Montenegro.Transfer to Brajici village where our hike starts. Passing by the Kosmac Fortress trail reaches Ogradjenica Katun (Shepard’s place) and St Spiridon mountain church. During the hike you will enjoy the view of Budva Riviera. Descend to Monastery Praskavica and famous St Stephan island- hotel. Possible swimming at St Stephan’s beach. Return to Kotor Fjord. Night in hotel. Walking 5h with ascent of +100m and descent -550m.  Night in 3* hotel in the Kotor Fjord.

Meals: B, L, D

DAY 7  Dubrovnik

Option 1: Transfer to Dubrovnik (90km). We leave you at old town gate and give a free time to explore this magnificent town. Afternoon, transfer back to Kotor Fjord

Meals: B

Option 2: Vrmac Mt. hiking. It is a very scenic walk which starts with zig-zag trail which will take you at the top of the Vrmac mountain. Hiking trail passes through Mediterranean forest and walking is pleasant even during very sunny and hot days. Passing by village Gornji Bogdasici and coming out on the ridge where both northern and southern sides offer great views on Kotor fjord. Descending to Markov Rt-one of the longest sandy beach in the fjord. Possible swimming on the beach. Walking back to Prcanj along the sea on small local road. Walking 6h with ascent of +650m and descent -650m.  Night in 3* hotel in the Kotor Fjord.

Meals: B

Day 8 Check out and departure after breakfast

Meals: B

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