Montenegro Budva SBJ
Montenegro Kotor SBJ
Montenegro skader National Park Canyon of Rijeka Crnojevica river

Tiny Montenegro has long been touted as the hot, new travel destination – and it’s easy to see why. The scenery is spectacular, with almost 300km of coastline, rugged, snow-capped mountains and pretty towns cut into the rock all waiting to be explored.

While it’s worth spending time on Montenegro’s excellent beaches, the real adventure comes inland. Head into the Durmitor and Prokletije mountain range and you’ll be able to hike, bike and kayak in forests and national parks that are still home to bears and wolves – it’s like stepping back into a fairytale.

This is also a place to explore some fascinating European history, as a dividing line between the east and west – and also the place that sealed the end of Yugoslavia, with a successful independence referendum in 2006. Look for frescoed monasteries, elegant mosques and imposing Catholic churches, as well as a number of hilltop fortresses.

Montenegro's best beaches

An essential guide to Montenegro's most beautiful beaches and coastline

Montenegro is named after the soaring limestone peaks of its mountainous interior. The Venetians called it Monte Negro (meaning "Black Mountain") in the 11th century, and the local inhabitants translated this literally, so they now proudly refer to their country as Crna Gora. But for modern-day visitors, it is the limpid turquoise waters of the Montenegrin coast, with its Mediterranean climate affording long balmy summers, which are the top draw...read more

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West Balkans in a week

Croatia, Montenegro and Albania highlights
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Mountain walks in Montenegro

Exploring Montenegro’s national parks
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Exploring Montenegro’s coastline

National parks, Cetinje and Kotor Bay
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Cycling Montenegro’s canyons and coastlines

Active adventures in Montenegro
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Montenegro loop

Montenegro’s best bits in a week
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Hiking Montenegro’s national parks

Exploring Montenegro’s hiking trails
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West Balkans wine and food

A culinary adventure through the Balkans
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  • Bay of Kotor

    Bay of Kotor

    Montenegro is a country full of beautiful views, but the Bay of Kotor’s waterfront might just be the best...
  • Lake Skadar National Park

    Lake Skadar National Park

    Skadar is the Balkans largest lake, with two-thirds sitting in Montenegro and the rest in Albania...
  • Lovćen National Park

    Lovćen National Park

    Located in the Dinara Alps, Lovćen National Park incorporates a range of habitats with a variety of plant and animal species residing in the park...
  • Cetinje

    Cetinje

    Sitting at the foot of the Lovcen mountains, Cetinje is the former royal capital of Montenegro...
  • Stari Bar

    Stari Bar

    High up on the edge of a bluff near Mount Rumija lies the ruins of Stari Bar – the original town of Bar, which is now a port city down by the water...
  • Biogradska Gora National Park

    Biogradska Gora National Park

    Peaceful Biogradska Gora is best-known for its primeval forest, where you can spot ancient beech, maple, elm and juniper trees — some of which are more than 500 years old...
  • Durmitor National Park

    Durmitor National Park

    Home to more than 50 peaks, mountain rivers and underground streams, the dramatic Durmitor National Park is Montenegro’s adventure playground...
  • Lake Piva

    Lake Piva

    Lake Piva was created in 1975 after the Piva River was blocked by the construction of the hydroelectric Mratinje Dam, flooding Piva Canyon...
  • Virpazar

    Virpazar

    Considered the main gateway to Lake Skadar National Park, the tiny village of Virpazar was once an important trading port...
  • Tara Canyon

    Tara Canyon

    Found on the northern edge Durmitor National Park, the Tara Canyon cuts deep into the landscape, with its deepest point being only 200m less than the Grand Canyon...
  • Prokletije National Park

    Prokletije National Park

    Only established in 2009, Prokletije National Park is located in the south of the Dinaric Alps near Skadar Lake...
  • Podgorica

    Podgorica

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  • Budva Riviera

    Budva Riviera

    One of the most popular tourist cities in Montenegro with its beaches and old town as well being a good base for those heading out for hiking and biking trips...
  • Perast

    Perast

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  • Orahovac

    Orahovac

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  • Njeguši

    Njeguši

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  • Vusanje

    Vusanje

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  • Ulcinj

    Ulcinj

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  • Ostros

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  • Niksic

    Niksic

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  • Zabljak

    Zabljak

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  • Kolasin

    Kolasin

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  • Lustica

    Lustica

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Places to go in Montenegro

Montenegro Tours

Mountain Biking in Montenegro

Explore the Bay of Kotor and Lake Skadar

8 daysFrom €760
Bay of Kotor, Lake Skadar National Park, Lovćen National Park, Cetinje, Stari Bar, Virpazar, Budva Riviera
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour, Self-guided tour
Activity Adventure, Mountain Biking, Active, Walking, Biking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks

Balkan Express

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

9 daysFrom €950
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro
Tour Type Private guided tour, Self-guided tour
Activity Active, Biking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culinary, Food, Wine

Cycling the Eurovelo 8

Travel through Croatia, Montenegro and Albania

8 daysFrom €790
Albania, Croatia, Montenegro
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour, Self-guided tour
Activity Active, Biking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Culinary, Food

Mountains and Coastlines

Explore Montenegro's coast and mountains by bike

8 daysFrom €820
Bay of Kotor, Lake Skadar National Park, Lovćen National Park, Cetinje, Durmitor National Park, Lake Piva, Tara Canyon, Podgorica
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour, Self-guided tour
Activity Active, Walking, Biking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, History, Culinary, Food, Wine

Montenegro and Albania by Bike

Cycle through historical towns and explore Lake Skadar

8 daysFrom €740
Albania, Montenegro
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour, Self-guided tour
Activity Active, Biking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, History, Culinary, Food, Wine

Cycling the Montenegrin Coast

Exploring Montenegro’s coast and Lake Skadar

8 daysFrom €690
Bay of Kotor, Lake Skadar National Park, Lovćen National Park, Cetinje, Stari Bar, Virpazar
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour, Self-guided tour
Activity Active, Biking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, National Parks, Culinary, Wine

Montenegro Travel Companies

3e Travel

Adventures in Montenegro & the Western Balkans
Balkans
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour, Self-guided tour
Family, Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Camping, Biking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, History, Culinary, Food, Wine, Solo Travel

Kudu Travel

Cultural walking tours in the Balkans
Balkans
Small group tour
Beach, Family, Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Horseback Riding, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Archaeology, Museums & Galleries, History, Culinary, Food, Wine, Solo Travel

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