Montenegro

Bursting at the seams with majestic mountains, breathtaking beaches and larger-than-life locals, minuscule Montenegro proves once and for all that good things do indeed come in small packages.

OSTROG

We made spiritual visit to monastery of the Serbian Orthodox Church situated against an almost vertical background, high up in the large rock of Ostroška Greda. It is dedicated to Saint Basil of Ostrog, who was buried here. From the monastery, and especially from the road leading to...

NIKŠIČ

On the way from Durmitor National Park we made overnight stop at city of famous local Nikšičko beer. Montenegro’s second-biggest city is located at the foot of Trebjesa Hill. Lively student city offers much cheaper entertainment the tourist-populated bars of Budva. It’s also centre of...

DURMITOR NATIONAL PARK

First day we did great full day hike through deep forest around the Black Lake (glacial lake, 1416 m). After the hike we refreshed ourselves with local tasty Niksicko beer. This breathtaking national park was formed by glaciers and is traversed by rivers and underground streams. Along the...

TARA BRIDGE

We stopped for a while near famous concrete Djurdjevica Tara Bridge. Bridge was built between 1937 and 1940 over the one the deepest canyons in the world, that time it was the biggest concrete arch bridge in Europe. It was blown up in 1942 by Partisan’s looking to block an Italian-Chetnik...

BIOGRADSKA NATIONAL PARK

We made it through the narrow curvy road to the top and parked next to the lake, where we slept. In the morning we have enjoyed nice hike around the lake and its virgin forest at Biogradska Gora National Park. It is the site of one of the last three large virgin forests in Europe. The...

PODGORICA

We travelled in time back to socialism in the capital city of Montenegro – Podgorica. Given it’s undergone five name changes, passed through the hands of everyone from the Romans to the Turks to the Austro-Hungarians, and twice been wiped off the map entirely, it’s little wonder that...

SKADAR LAKE NATIONAL PARK

We enjoyed great biking around the biggest lake in Southern Europe. The lake is located in Zeta – Skadar valley and is surrounded by mountains, two thirds of Skadar Lake lies in Montenegro and the rest is in Albania. The size of the lake varies from 530 to 370 km2, it is 44 km long and 14...

ULCINJ

Our first Montenegro’s resting & partying place was sandy beach near Ulcinj. In the morning we got in the city – one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast. It was founded in 5th century BC, later in 163 BC it was captured by the Romans from the Illyrians. Nowadays its...

STARI BAR

The old town of Stari Bar resting on Londša hill, at the foot of Mount Rumija, in the southeast of Montenegro. Town has seen its fair share of troubles. Over the centuries it was taken over by the Venetians, the Serbians, the Hungarians and the Ottoman Empire. The scene of a siege was...

PETROVAC

We arrived late to this small village of Petrovac. We did plan overnight near beach, but we got stucked in some one way roads on the way there, but helpful locals flexibly stopped all the traffic for some time that we could get out of there. Finally we found some parking spot on the...