Montenegro is a country that requires deeper exploration. It may not get all the international accord now and its touristic potential remains undiscovered. Most of the visitors prefer lazing about on a talcum-powder beach lapped by topaz waters. This is a great option for a holiday, but you’ll never see the natural beauty in its rawest form. We suggest our list of top outdoor activities in Montenegro, which will help you see much of the country and its remote corners.
If you want to enjoy the best views of the Tara Canyon, you should definitely go rafting. However, it’s not the adrenaline-fuelled experience, you see in films. The flow revs up in spring, when the snow melts, but during the rest of the year it’s rather sedate. The deepest section of the canyon is near the Tara Bridge, so to get there you have to take the two-day trip. However, you should keep in mind that despite the fact that the river has a reputation of a calm one, there have still been deaths. At the very least we want to ensure that a helmet and a life jacket are a must and they should be fastened securely to avoid accidents.
Hiking and Biking
Montenegro offers two well-marked walking and cycling routes and it’s not possible to get lost on either. One of the routes passes through an old lush forest; the other is famous for mountainous landscapes, which stretch many kilometers. Circuits of Durmitor national park are also memorable routes. Vrmac Ridge is for the hikers who prefer more challenging options. This route is set apart for its breathtaking views over the inner and outer bays. Anyway, if you want to choose a specific route according to your needs, you can find useful information at local tourist offices. The only warning to keep in mind is the changeable nature of the local weather. Sturdy shoes and drinking water should be taken with you alongside other personal belongings, which are a must for hiking.
To have a nice time at the Bay of Kotor or Lake Skadar you should only hire a kayak and go explore Blue Grotto, where waters kaleidoscope in color as the sun hits the seabed.
During the winter months the locations near Durmitor are a perfect place to go skiing. Another spot which has the best facilities, is Kolašin, though compared with the former location it has less reliable snow.
The daredevil travelers should put Montenegro higher on their list, because it offers a range of adrenaline activities, which may be a lifetime experience. If you are one of such travelers you can’t go past high-ropes courses or tandem paragliding from the mountains. The Lovćen and Durmitor National parks are perfect for such activities.
Kitesurfing has got a rising popularity among all kinds of travelers. Montenegro is one of the countries, where beachside operators offer a range of lessons and equipments to hire. However the hot spot for kitesurfing is Velika Plaža.
During the summer months, it’s more preferable to visit Nevidio Canyon to discover the enclosed nature of the country. Hiking on your own isn’t a very save option anyway. You are advised to join the company of experienced guides.