"Circuit around Korita" is the first fully marked panoramic route in Montenegro and the most popular full day tour from Budva and Podgorica.
The Circuit around Korita panorama route starts in the capital Podgorica and leads on 65 kilometers into the mountains of Kuči and to the edge of the Cijevna Canyon. The Circuit around Korita leads through a region influenced by different cultures and religions. Enjoy the rocky pastures or magnificent views of the Cijevna canyon. The panoramic road Circle around Korita takes you up to 1,400 m above sea level and includes a short 30 minute hike to the magnificent viewpoint Grlo Sokolovo, so we recommend sturdy shoes.
This is a private tour. Price depends on the number of people. Individual and group tours available.
We start our tour from Budva and then from Podgorica towards Kučka Korita with a first stop to visit the monument to Novak Milošev erected in 2006. Novak Milošev Vujadinović is remembered as one of the greatest Montenegrin heroes in one of the most famous battles in the liberation war - the Battle of Fundina 1876-1878. He was even awarded by the Russian Emperor for his bravery and got a diamond-encrusted sabre in Saint Petersburg.
The tour continues to the mountainous area of Kuči. Before reaching Kučka korita we will take a short hike to the stunning Medun fort with spectacular views. The old town of Medun (Meteon), a higher fortification, located at the 13th kilometer northeast of Podgorica, originates from the ancient period. It was built first as a fortress, later as a city, between the 4th and 3rd centuries BC. In front of the church of St. Archdeacon Stefan, built on the foundations of an older one, is the grave of Duke Marko Miljanov, a Montenegrin hero and writer. Below the fortification is the house of Marko Miljanov, today a very interesting museum. He was buried in the acropolis, in front of the small church.
The area of Kučka korita covers about 300 square kilometers, north-east of Podgorica, extending along the border with Albania. This area forms a geographical unit, bordered by the high mountains and deep river valleys. It is considered a unique place in the Balkans due to the fact that all three religious - Orthodox, Catholic and Muslim people, live here together in peace.
The most attractive moment of this route is the hike to Grlo Sokolovo viewpoint which will leave you speechless for sure! Grlo Sokolovo is the absolute highlight of this tour that leads to the cliffs of Cijevna river canyon and the Prokletije mountains. The hike is very easy and takes less than half an hour. This road was earlier used by military patrols but now you can enjoy a spectacular view of the canyon that is over 1000 m deep.
On our way back to Podgorica we will make few more stops for photo shooting. The main attraction of the village of Delaj is certainly the impressive 10-meter high cross built by the locals in 2010, under which there is a statue of Jesus Christ. When the weather is sunny, you can see Lake Skadar, Rumija and some Albanian mountains from here. This lookout point offers stunning views of the Cijevna canyon. We end the tour with a delicious lunch at one of the national restaurants in Podgorica.