Have you been searching for interesting things to do in Montenegro? Probably you encountered numerous offers for walking tours, boat tours or hiking ideas as the majority of visitors chooses simple small-group tours and don’t have the time to search further. But if you are trying to find something truly different here are the 5 most unique things you can do for an unforgettable experience in Montenegro.
- Via ferrata Kotor and Durmitor
- Rock climbing on Pirlitor, Durmitor National Park
- Scuba diving in Budva
- Horseback riding in Zabljak Crnojevica
- Jeep safari
1. Via Ferrata Kotor and Durmitor
Via Ferrata signifies ‘an iron path’ and includes a combination of hiking and climbing. It is a secured hiking trail, crossing otherwise inaccessible areas, mountain massifs and other terrains, with the help of safety equipment and cables. Ferratas are a great option for those who want to experience climbing but in a completely safe way with no previous experience needed.
Via Ferrata in Kotor is located at the exit from the Škurda canyon, at the entrance to the Old Town of Kotor. It starts at an altitude of 80m and ends at 205m. The rocks on which the ferrata is located provide an excellent view of the Bay of Kotor, the San Giovanni Fortress and the entire Old Town of Kotor. Each participant is provided with mountaineering equipment – cables, ropes as also helmets. Kotor via ferrata will allow you to see Kotor bay and the Old town of Kotor from a completely new angle and in just 2 hours you will have an unforgettable adventure and memory for a lifetime!
Via ferrata on Durmitor is a completely different landscape, in the heart of the Durmitor National Park. It is located on the rock Uvita greda which is a ten minute walk from Sedlo parking lot. The start of the ferrata is at 2000 meters above sea level, and ends at 2198. The height difference is 200 and the length is 400 meters. The duration of the ascent is up to two hours, and the descent is about 30 minutes.
Via ferratas are affordable and the best part of all is that you can even bring your children with you. You can choose the right ferrata for you or even combine the one on Durmitor with a hike to Bobotov kuk and turn your fears into an unforgettable experience!
2. Rock climbing on Pirlitor
Sport climbing is a discipline that developed from mountaineering, it describes mastering climbing directions without the use of technical climbing equipment, the equipment being present only to prevent possible falls.
Within the Durmitor National Park you have the opportunity to try sport climbing on the natural rocks of Pirlitor, located 11 km from Zabljak, on the edge of Tara canyon. At this site there are two walls with directions suitable for both beginners and experienced climbers. The east wall is a simple, sloping rock ideal for beginners. There you will find six climbing routes with weights between 3 and 4+ (French scale), all about 10m high. The west wall is a vertical cliff with fourteen long directions, weighing from 5b to 7b + and up to 30 meters high. Both walls are equipped with the safest sports climbing equipment.
3. Scuba diving in Budva
Scuba diving is a type of diving with special equipment, which allows the diver to supply air from a few minutes to 10 hours or more. Thanks to this exciting activity, you can explore the depths of the sea, see the inhabitants of the underwater world and learn a lot of useful and interesting information.
The underwater flora and fauna of the Adriatic are not as diverse as in tropical seas and oceans, but there are many secrets and interesting historical sites to see. In Budva, you can explore several popular underwater places and submerged objects: the cargo Italian ship Oreste (which sank in 1942 and is located at a depth of 32 meters), the sunken ship Patrol (depth of 25 m), Austro-Hungarian ship Tihany (sunk in 1917, 42 meters depth) and many more. Budva offers various scuba diving tours as also DSD programs.
4. Horseback riding in Skadar lake region
The Skadar lake region is rich with picturesque fisherman villages and hidden gems with great hiking trails and panoramas. But if you really want to do something different and adventurous, try horseback riding, no experience needed! The locals who are experienced riders with be happy to share their lifestyle and beautiful landscapes with you, and tell you about the various legends and rich history of this place. You can take a guided horseback riding tour and visit the former capital of Montenegro – Zabljak Crnojevica with a fortress dating back to the X century.
5. Jeep safari through Bjelasica rainforest
A rainforest in Montenegro? Yes!
Established in 1952 as the first national park in Montenegro, Biogradska gora has a long history of environmental conservation, declared as a National park six years after the first National park in the world (Yellowstone, USA, 1872). A jeep safari through Bjelasica will take you to the best lookout points, most beautiful lakes of this region and offer you splendid views over the highest mountain peaks. All of that topped with a delicious lunch in a traditional restaurant.
Montenegro is the perfect destination not only for those who seek a relaxed vacation but also for those who want an adventure-packed holiday. Maybe the best option is to combine both? Anyway, with Montenegro being such a small country, you can easily get around in a few days to a week, so use your time wisely and book your tours on time.
At Balkan Adventure we offer quality tour packages, single activities with professional guides or full day tours. Let us know what part of Montenegro you want to explore and we’ll create a tailor made tour just for you!
Visit www.balkanadventure.me for more information.