Scenic views, exciting uphill climbs and fast descents; the perfect combination for a mountain bike ride
Say hello to Montenegro
Step into the past and cycle around structures built by the ancient Greeks
Being a mountainous country, expect climbs and thrilling descents
A must-see place chock full of heartwarming stories and local legends
Gaining independence only in 2006, get a glimpse of this newly established country
Challenge yourself on the rocky Austro-Hungarian military trails
Wander around medieval towns and pass through labyrinths of alleyways and tunnels

Coastal Montenegro

Duration
8 days
Site savings
$51
From
$1,624 USD

Skip the usual European countries and head for Montenegro with its Mediterranean coastlines, thick forests, deep canyons and medieval towns. The fantastic views on this tour are limitless. You'll come across the biggest lake of the Balkans, island monasteries, structures built by the ancient Greeks, olive groves and a labyrinth of cobblestone lanes. With its rich history, you'll also get to enjoy experiences that are decades old. This includes dining at Kod Pera, a cafe that has been open every day for the past 100 years. Gaining independence only in 2006, Montenegro is a country just waiting to be discovered.

  • Category
    Cultural & Historical
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    8 days
  • Culture Level
    Adventurous
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
    Mountainous
  • Distance
    222.5 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    29.8 miles
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Quick Stats

  • Duration
    8 days
  • Main Destination
    Montenegro
  • Distance
    222.5 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    29.8 miles
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
    Mountainous

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Itinerary Details

  1. Day 1Dubrovnik Airport - Cetinje

    Fly in via Dubrovnik Airport in the country of Croatia and transfer to the old royal capital of Montenegro, Cetinje. After an introduction to the tour and adjusting your bikes, you have time to stroll around town, before a welcome dinner.

    • Cetinje Pension
    • Dinner
  2. Day 2Lake Skadar - Virpazar

    You'll have a beautiful cycling route to the biggest lake of the Balkans, Lake Skadar. Coincidentally, it is one of Europe's best bird watching sites. Have a rest in Rijeka Crnojevica before you continue to the fishing village of Virpazar, another stunning Montenegrin jewel with a population under 400. You'll also ride through Crmnica, the most valuable wine region in Montenegro.

    • 34.2 miles
    • Pension Virpazar
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  3. Day 3Lake Skadar - Ulcinj

    Today, you'll cycle along the shoreline of Lake Skadar. We have views of island monasteries, fishing villages, and chestnut groves, All the time, you have great views of the lake and the Albanian Alps. A final descent takes you to the city of Ulcinj, one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast, dating from the 5th century BC. The old town castle was built by the Illyrians and ancient Greeks.

    • 43.5 miles
    • Ulcinj Hotel
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  4. Day 4Ulcinj - Old Bar - Budva

    From Ulcinj, you'll cycle south to the coastal town of Old Bar. In the first section of  the day's ride, you'll pass through the resort town of Donji Stolj and continue cycling next to salt flats. Just before Old Bar, with olive groves lining your path, you'll stop to visit the Old Olive of Mirovica, said to be one of the oldest olive trees in the world.

    There will be free time in Old Bar to wander around the alleys and discover the various historic buildings before transferring to Budva, an incredibly picturesque and vibrant coastal town.

    • 40.4 miles
    • Hotel Mogren
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  5. Day 5Cetinje - Kotor

    There will be a transfer uphill to Cetinje before starting the ride along the old road towards Lovcen National Park. From Ivanova Korita, you'll ride along an old wagon trail to the foot of Jezerski Vrh and over the Trešnja Saddle to visit the old spring in Sanik.

    The route descends towards Bukovica, where you can grab some refreshment at Kod Pera, a café that has been open every day for more than 100 years. Another military road will be explored around the Bogojeva Glava mountain, before a pleasant downhill to Njegusi. It’s one last short climb to the mountain pass of Krstac, before riding down the well-known Lovcen Road to the Old Town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Kotor is well-known for its stunning architecture and beautiful setting in a secluded part of the Boka Kotorska Bay. Stari Grad (Old Town) is a labyrinth of cobbled lanes linking small squares containing ancient churches and old aristocratic mansions.

    • 31.1 miles
    • Vila Marija
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  6. Day 6Kotor Bay

    Explore the Bay of Kotor with a gentle round trip along its beautiful coastline. From the settlement of Kamenari, you can ride over Lipci and Gornje Ledenice to Risan, or you could cycle to Herzeg Novi and back.

    In Perast, there will be a return boat trip to visit the church island, Our Lady of the Rocks. The final section is along Dobrota back to your accommodation in Kotor.

    • 42.3 miles
    • Vila Marija
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  7. Day 7Peninsula of Lustica

    Today's tour takes you to the peninsula of Lustica at the entrance of the Bay of Kotor. Enjoy great views of the fortification islands, the bay, and the Adriatic Sea. Have a taste of the olive oil produced there and take the opportunity to have a swim at one of the beaches. There will be enough time for sightseeing in the old town before a farewell dinner packed with seafood specialties.

    • 31.1 miles
    • Vila Marija
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  8. Day 8Transfer to Podgorica / Tivat / Dubrovnik Airports

    There will be scheduled transfers to Podgorica, Tivat, or Dubrovnik Airports. Schedule will depend on the flight times.

    • Breakfast