What you get
Montenegro. Bicycle tour
Bicycles, incredible scenery, beaches and excellent cuisine. There are simply no better plans for May holidays!
- Drive along the cleanest mountain lakes and rivers in Prokletije National Park
- Enjoy the views of the glacial Plav lake
- Savour the famous Montenegrin wine, fresh cheese and signature olives
- Visit 15th century mosques and traditional fortified houses to learn more about the dramatic history of this small country
- Relax on the beautiful beaches of Kotor Bay
The price of the trip includes:
- Accommodation in hotels along the entire route
- Breakfast in all hotels
- First aid kit
- Bus transfer from Tivat Airport to Plav
- Bus transfer from Plava to Kotor
- Professional guiding services.
What is NOT included:
- Flight to Tivat and back home. (Let us know if you need help finding the best deals)
- Lunches and dinners at local cafes
- Travel insurance (mandatory)
- Entrance fees to attractions (up to $50)
- Bicycle rental (up to 120 euros).
We arrive at the airport of Tivat, and head to the city center to meet with a guide (4 kilometers from the airport) and begin our guided Montenegro cycling tour. Here we catch a rented bus and drive to the city of Kotor, to the bike rental point. We select bicycles, load them on a special car and drive to the town of Plav near the Prokletije National Park (about 3 hours on the way).
These places look fabulous - the city is located on the shores of the largest glacial lake in the country, Plav lake, and is surrounded by the green mountains. This region has been part of the Ottoman Empire for several centuries, therefore the religion, traditions, cuisine and appearance of the inhabitants of Plav is different from most Montenegrins.
We check into a hotel and begin acquaintance with local cuisine. Meat lovers will be delighted with the signature Njegusi steak. Seafood lovers will love a rich chorba soup of different types of fish. And vegetarians should try Cicvara - stewed cornmeal with fresh cheese and cream.
Day 2 - 3
Untouched nature, picturesque mountains and forests, clear mountain lakes and rivers impress everyone who has visited the Prokletije National Park. A haven for wildlife lovers! In the morning we begin our ride around Plav lake. After about a dozen kilometers we reach the springs of Ali Pasha. In the evening we return to the hotel.
Cycling distance per day: 25 km.
The next day, we continue to explore the surroundings of the Plav lake. We will ride our bicycles, enjoying the views of the green mountains, going through small villages, admiring the wild flowers - roses, lilies and even orchids grow in the park! We can also meet wild goats, not to mention herds of horses and sheep. In the evening we return to the hotel.
Cycling distance per day: 25 km.
In the morning, after breakfast we head to the traditional fortress house - Kula Redzepagica in the center of the town. 40 years ago, local residents lived in such fortified houses. Now there is a museum inside, where we will see the traditional Balkan life - embroideries, antique dishes, furniture and carpets. Then we go to the Old Mosque, which was built in the 15th century during the reign of Sultan Mehmed II, known as the conqueror of Balkans.
After lunch, we move to the city of Kotor on the Adriatic sea (5 hours on the way) and check into a hotel. Kotor is a city with traditions, history and stunningly scenic views, located in a beautiful bay on the Montenegrin coast. The old city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built in the 12th – 14th centuries, and is full of medieval buildings and historical monuments. The walls that defended the city for centuries have a length of four kilometers and lead to the fortress of St. John. By the way, the city is very carefully monitored for cleanliness. The streets here are washed with a special liquid twice a day. This tradition appeared back in the Middle Ages, when the city suffered severely from the plague several times, and has survived to this day.
In the morning we cycle along the coastline of the Bay of Kotor continuing our Montenegro bike tour. This bay is amazingly beautiful, and the water in the sea is completely clear. Those who wish can take a swim on one of the beaches. We will also make stops on several observation points to enjoy incredible sea views.
Despite the relatively large mileage (45 km), this day will not be difficult. We will take a ferry to come back to Kotor on the opposite side of the bay.
Cycling distance per day: Approximately 45 km.
In the morning we ride bicycles to the city of Tivat. This is a small town on the shore of the Bay of Kotor, on the Vrmac Peninsula, is one of the most famous in this former Yugoslav republic. And not only because it is a port and ships come here under the flags of different states. The real popularity of Tivat was brought by its convenient geographical location, mild climate and wonderful beaches.
In the evening we get bicycles back to the rental point, have dinner and enjoy the city.
Distance per day by bike: Approximately 20 km.
Day 7 - 8
In the morning we will walk to the fortress of St. John. It is from its walls that most of the famous photographs of Kotor are made. The fortress was built at a time when Montenegro was part of Venice. It merges so naturally with the mountain landscape that in cloudy weather the walls of the fortress are almost invisible.
The afternoon is free. We advise you to spend it studying the local bazaar. From Montenegro, you should definitely bring cheese and wine. Varnac, Rose or white Krstach - choose from these most famous varieties. Local olives and fresh olive oil are not inferior in quality to Greek ones. And culture lovers should buy a traditional cap - a round black hat with a scarlet top made of fabric. It contains several symbols that are important for any Montenegrins!
The next day, we fly back home. Our bicycle tour to Montenegro has come to an end. Thank you for exploring with us!
Is this trip for you?
Citizens of many countries do not need a visa to enter Montenegro.
Citizens of the countried who need a visa should obtain it before the trip in their country of residence.
We provide free visa consulting to our clients.
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