Montenegro’s excellent national parks offer plenty of hiking and adventure activities. Start in Durmitor National Park, with routes around the park’s glacial lakes and up to the 2,175m high peak of Crvena Greda. Head down to the Tara Canyon – the world’s second deepest gorge after the Grand Canyon – where you can raft or kayak on the water, before travelling into Biogradska Gora National Park to experience its ancient forests full of beech, maple and elm. From here, transfer to Lovcen National Park, where alongside hiking trails you can also go ziplining and quad-biking. End your trip by resting your weary feet at the waterfront restaurants lining the turquoise waters of Kotor Bay.

Key information

Destinations Bay of Kotor, Lovćen National Park, Biogradska Gora National Park, Tara Canyon
Activity Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife
Physical Level Moderate
Season Season June - October

Suggested itinerary

Go skiing and hiking in Durmitor National Park

Go skiing and hiking in Durmitor National Park

Day 1–2 in Durmitor National Park

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

In winter, the mountains offer ample skiing opportunities while or head out of season for hiking, kayaking and rafting. The are attracts a lot of visitors meaning hiking trails are well sign-posted and you can make your way to the peak of the countries highest peak, Bobotov Kuk.

The Tara River runs through the park with an impressive bridge that's worth a visit as well as being a popular area for rafting.

Walk the trails of the Tara Canyon

Walk the trails of the Tara Canyon

Day 3 in 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.

The Tara River flows through the base of the canyon and you can explore the waters by rafting or kayaking. Cycle along the river or admire the views from the top of Mount Curevac. The impressive bridge across the valley is also worth visiting.

See ancient forests in Biogradska Gora National Park

See ancient forests in Biogradska Gora National Park

Day 4 in 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.

The park is accessible by car or bus and features a visitor centre with hiking trails, mountain bike opportunities, fishing and swimming as well as there being campsites.

UNESCO has categorised the area as important for its plants, fungus and birds.

Get adventurous in Lovćen National Park

Get adventurous in Lovćen National Park

Day 5 in 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.

Lovćen National Park is most famous for the towering mausoleum of St Peter at the Jezerski vrh peak, but it’s worth exploring the park adventure activities, from ziplining and quad-biking for thrill-seekers to hiking and cycling for the more sedate.

Hike the Vrmac range and explore the Bay of Kotor

Hike the Vrmac range and explore the Bay of Kotor

Day 6–8 in Bay of Kotor

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

Spend a couple of days meandering through its towns, from the restored palaces of Perast to Kotor’s Venetian old town with sites including the three city gates, town square and clock tower, but the highlight is the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon. Nowhere combines ancient history and stunning scenery better.

An UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Bay of Kotor's winding coastline offers ample opportunities for hikers and bikers, with quiet roads generally devoid of traffic. Head up to the observation deck at Tivat for panoramic views of the bay and hike the 1300 steps to the Kotor Fortress.

Where to stay


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Book this itinerary

This route booked with one of our specialist tour operators would cost from €790pp. Pricing varies by accommodation class, and can be tailored to suit your budget.

Pricing is typically inclusive of hotels, transfers, meals, and all guided excursions and activities.

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