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3e Travel Balkans cycle

3e Travel specialise in guided and self-guided hiking and cycling trips to the Western Balkans. The family-owned company takes pride in combining the joy of nature with an appreciation of the rich cultural treasures of the Balkans — one of the most fascinating regions in Europe. Their tours focus on movement, cultural immersion and plenty of fun: free wheeling down panoramic trails to the beautiful viewpoints; exploring romantic villages, picturesque fortress ruins, and idyllic landscapes, and finishing the days relaxing in local restaurants enjoying regional specialties.

Good to know

  • Book with confidence: free rebooking or refund for Covid-19 related cancellations
  • Enhanced Covid-19 protocols in place
  • Locally-based responsible tourism specialist

Key information

Destinations Europe, Balkans, Albania, Tirana, The Accursed Mountains, Albanian Riviera, Berat, Durres, Kruja, Gjirokastra and the Drino Valley, Butrint National Park, Shkodra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Sutjeska National Park, Mostar, Hutovo Blato Nature Reserve, Počitelj, Blidinje Nature Park, Lukomir, Trebinje, Bjelašnica ski resort, Croatia, Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Lovran, Konavle Valley, Zagreb, Motovun, Pula, Kosovo, Prizren, Montenegro, Bay of Kotor, Lake Skadar National Park, Lovćen National Park, Cetinje, Stari Bar, Biogradska Gora National Park, Durmitor National Park, Lake Piva, Virpazar, Tara Canyon
Activity Family, Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Camping, Biking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, History, Culinary, Food, Wine, Solo Travel
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour, Self-guided tour

3e Travel Reviews

What people are saying about 3e Travel

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Conall W
17/09/2019

The absolutely incredible scenery and the very friendly and welcoming people of Montenegro and Albania. One of my favourite holidays ever. Everyone was so accommodating on our trip. The hotels we stayed in were very friendly and did their best to make sure we had a comfortable stay.

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Marc R
08/09/2019

One of the best tours, it had everything. Stunning hikes during the day and then we could relax back at the hotel
and on the beaches, swimming and snorkeling. The whole team at 3e travel were amazing and they do all the
hard work for you (besides the hiking, but that makes the view so much more special). I can't recommend
3E enough, and we'll definitely use them again to explore the surrounding areas next time we get to
go back.

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Jenny S
13/08/2019

Fantastic route choice and lovely accommodations. Very friendly and good service from the company. Can highly recommend this holiday.

J
Jason B
08/10/2020

I am a regular cycle visitor to the Adriatic coast but had little knowledge of Montenegro. I found 3e on the internet and was glad I did. I told them our dates, number or riders and ability and they did the rest. They came up with an excellent itinerary, sorted accommodation and bikes and supported us on the ride. Without their local knowledge we could not have discovered the fantastic rides and places without 3e. Angelika was just fantastic. Hope to get back for some trail rides soon.

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Simon B
11/11/2020

I cannot praise Angelika and the team at 3e highly enough. I wanted to organise a trip for 40 friends to Montenegro to celebrate my partner's 50th birthday. a friend recommended 3e. I contacted Angelika and explained our rather complicated requirements - with a combination of long hikes and adventure sports for some, relaxation for others, lots of culture and history, authentic experiences, good food and wine, hip locations and boutique accommodation, and all of it for not too high a budget! much to my amazement, she came back to me within 24 hours with a proposed itinerary which exactly matched our requirements - she immediately understood the style that our group was looking for, and after that we only made minor changes to the basic itinerary. From then on, everything about the organisation could not have been smoother - the communication back and forth was fast, the 3e team successfully greeted our guests arriving at 3 different airports on multiple different days, all of o...

3e Travel tours

Mountain Biking in Montenegro

Explore the Bay of Kotor and Lake Skadar

8 days From €740
Destinations Bay of Kotor, Lake Skadar National Park, Lovćen National Park, Cetinje, Stari Bar, Virpazar, Budva Riviera
Activity Active, Biking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks
Tour Type Private guided tour, Self-guided tour
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4 in 1 Road Cycling Balkan Express

Explore Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Croatia by bike

8 days From €950
Destinations Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro
Activity Active, Biking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culinary, Food, Wine
Tour Type Private guided tour, Self-guided tour
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The Best Cycling Routes Along EuroVelo 8

Cycling from Croatia to Albania via Montenegro

8 days From €790
Destinations Albania, Croatia, Montenegro
Activity Active, Biking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Culinary, Food
Tour Type Private guided tour, Self-guided tour
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Trans Montenegro Cycling Tour

Explore the mountains and coastlines of Montenegro

8 days From €790
Destinations Bay of Kotor, Lake Skadar National Park, Lovćen National Park, Cetinje, Durmitor National Park, Lake Piva, Tara Canyon, Podgorica
Activity Active, Biking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, History
Tour Type Private guided tour, Self-guided tour
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Exploring Montenegro and Albania by Bicycle

Cycle through historical towns and explore Lake Skadar

8 days From €740
Destinations Albania, Montenegro
Activity Active, Biking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, History, Culinary, Food, Wine
Tour Type Private guided tour, Self-guided tour
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Exploring Montenegro's Coast and Lake Skadar

Cycle the picturesque roads around Lake Skadar

8 days From €690
Destinations Bay of Kotor, Lake Skadar National Park, Lovćen National Park, Cetinje, Stari Bar, Virpazar
Activity Active, Biking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, National Parks, Culinary, Wine
Tour Type Private guided tour, Self-guided tour
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Borderland Walks in the Accursed Mountains

Explore the spectacular landscapes of Montenegro and Albania's mountains.

8 days From €940
Destinations Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro
Activity Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, History, Culinary, Food, Wine
Tour Type Private guided tour
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The National Parks of Northern Montenegro

Hiking in Durmitor, Biogradska Gora and the Prokletije mountains.

8 days From €790
Destinations Albania, Montenegro
Activity Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks
Tour Type Private guided tour, Self-guided tour
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Walking the Bay of Kotor and Coast of Montenegro

Discover the beauty of the Montenegrin coastline at your own pace.

8 days From €690
Destinations Bay of Kotor, Lake Skadar National Park, Cetinje, Budva Riviera
Activity Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culinary, Food, Wine
Tour Type Private guided tour, Self-guided tour
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Preferred hotels

A small selection of 3e Travel's carefully-selected hotels. All hotels can be changed to suit your requirements and budget

Classic

Apartments Lake View

Only 200 yards from Lake Skadar, this accommodation provides guests with independent air-conditioned apartments complete with fully equipped kitchen, dining area and balcony with lake views.

Classic

Hotel Marija

Within the city walls of Kotor Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Hotel Marija is a traditional baroque building with a unique oakwood interior and warm, comfortable guestrooms. Only 100 yards from Kotor Bay's marina, this hotel is perfectly situated to explore the many restaurants and attractions of the lively city centre.

Classic

Hotel Brile

Located in Kolašin, Hotel Brile offers 8 comfortable, air-conditioned family rooms and apartments, a restaurant, bar, private parking and garden. Guests can enjoy a continental or full English/Irish breakfast.

Superior

Bianca Resort & Spa

In the popular mountain resort of Kolasin, the exclusive Bianca Resort & Spa offers luxurious rooms overlooking snow-capped mountains and magnificent pine forest. Styled like a luxurious hunting lodge, guests can enjoy the wellness centre, 2 à la carte restaurants, cafe and nightclub.

Superior

Hotel Vardar

Located in the main square of the UNESCO listed old town of Kotor, Hotel Vardar offers guests elegant rooms, a small gym, wellness centre complete with sauna and Turkish bath, and an outdoor terrace.

Deluxe

HUMA Kotor Bay

Located on the seafront of the historic town of Dobrota, in the heart of Kotor Bay, HUMA Kotor Bay provides guests a private beach area, stylish modern rooms, restaurant, beach club and an outdoor pool.

What's included

All trips with 3e Travel include the following services. Get in touch to find out more.

Accommodation

All nights in carefully-selected, quality assured hotels including unique, independently-owned boutiques. All hotels can be adjusted according to budget and preference.

Guided excursions

Expert, English-speaking guides and fully escorted tours in every destination.

Ground transfers

All ground transfers as included the itinerary. On self-guided trips, secure door-to-door baggage transfer.

Breakfast

All breakfasts are included.

Some meals

Some of the dishes you might enjoy on a 3E tour are:

  • Fish from Lake Skadar with Vranac wine.
  • Fresh mussells and oysters in the Bay of Kotor.
  • Kacamak - a potato stew with the creamy fresh cheese Kajmak and the famous "Sheet cheese“ from Kolasin.
  • Wild catch fish at Ada Bojana.
  • Ispod saca "Under the bell" stews, which are slowly cooked in open fire.

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