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Hiking in Montenegro

We are going back to the balkans (visited Croatia and Bosnia) again and this time we are spending time in Kotor/montenegro before heading to Bosnia).

We want to do some hiking in Montengro. We have around 5 days to do whatever we want and open to all options so looking for a few major day hikes. Would like to keep our base in Kotor, but flexible on lodging.

Any suggestions on must do hikes?

Posted by
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I think the best options are in the national parks, but you'll probably need a rental car to reach them. Or perhaps some sort of local outfitter offers van transportation?

Posted by
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Just a "heads up". From Kotor there is a road that leads away from the bay inland. The views are spectacular. But, It goes up the side of a steep mountain and has 25 numbered 180 degree switchback turns and at least 75 other sharp turns. Rock wall on one side and nothing on the other. Can't remember the name or number of the road, but it went to the towns of Njegusi and Cetinje. Don't mean to rain on you parade, but don't want you to get into a hairy situation without any knowledge. If anyone in your party is prone to motion sickness or has a problem with heights you might want to avoid this road. You can go to bing.com, use the map feature, and see aerial views of the road from &*$$. You can also check it out on googlemaps.com. It is possible, however, to go to and from Kotor with using that particular road.

Additional info: On 12 Mar. 2017 there was a thread titled "Greece Montenegro Croatia". One person included a link to the map that shows the road. Another person had a link to a video made along parts of the road.

Posted by
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We will have a rental car. I've driven mtn dirt roads in the balkans, so very comfortable on sketchy roads.

I was mostly looking for hiking recommendations.
Thanks in advance!

Posted by
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I would check out the National Parks...I copied some excerpts from the visitor website so you can do some further research on those that look interesting. By the way, that winding road mentioned via a prior post was awesome!!!

"Durmitor National Park
Located at wide mountain region in North West of Montenegro, limited by Rivers Piva and Tara between which there are 23 mountain tops over 2300 meters

Biogradska Gora Unique National Park
Biogradska Gora is located in the central part of Bjelasica mountain massif, between 2 beautiful rivers (Tara and Lim)

Prokletije
In 2009 Montenegro declared this amazing area as a National Park Prokletije. Gorgeous National Park Prokletije is located between Montenegro and Albania

Lovcen National Park
Lovcen is located in rocky region of Dinara Alps. Slopes of Mountain Lovcen steeply, rise from coastal region of Boka Bay and west part of Cetinje

Lake Skadar
Lake Skadar, the largest in the Balkans, the only national park dominated by aquatic and wetland ecosystems. With 281 species, Skadar Lake represents unique attraction"