The Montenegrin mountains burst forth with fun and excitement when the snow hits the slopes. Want to go night skiing with only flashlights to light your path, or perhaps snowshoeing on a fine winter day? Looking to roll around in the snow with your whole family? Take a look at what Montenegro has to offer.
Durmitor, Biogradska gora (mountain Bjelasica)
Tara (UNESCO list)
Length of mountain trails:
About 3,000 km (hiking)
Arranged and marked hiking trails about 1,480 km + trekking trails in the national parks of Montenegro about 800 km
Prominent hiking mountains:
Durmitor, Bjelasica, Komovi, Sinjajevina, Prokletije and Visitor, Pivska planina, Maglić, Lovćen
Hidden lakes, katuns and forests, diverse flora and fauna, mountain rivers
Highest peaks: Zla Kolata 2,536 m above sea level, Bobotov Kuk 2,523 m above sea level
Hiking routes in Montenegro become more difficult to navigate during the winter, so bring appropriate equipment, warm clothing, and listen to the guide's advice.
Winter magic on snow-white mountain peaks
Winter hiking can be incredibly challenging, but the stillness of Montenegro’s frozen world blanketed in white is unlike any other. Where will this journey take you? Conquering the peaks of Bjelasica, Durmitor, Sinjajevina, Komovi, Lovćen, and other mountains will remain as unforgettable memories. Remember that the winter months in Montenegro are beautiful, but frequently very snowy, necessitating special preparation and equipment.
Durmitor is the most famous mountain massif in Montenegro, with 18 lakes, over 40 peaks above 2,000 meters, kilometers of mountain trails, and stunning steep rock walls. Discover what kind of winter paradise awaits you!
Are you familiar with a sport that combines mountaineering and skiing in a natural setting
Known as ski touring, this intriguing winter sport will allow you to connect several peaks of Bjelasica in a single tour using special ski touring equipment and professional guides. The tour can be adapted or chosen based on your physical fitness and experience levels. Keep in mind that even a well-thought-out adventure plan can change due to weather conditions!
How do you like the idea of skiing from an impressive peak to the valley while admiring the untouched beauty of nature? Does that sound like perfection? Then, embrace your inner ice king or queen alongside a professional guide, on either individual or group ski tours.
Ski or snowboard through the Montenegrin mountains
There can’t be a better way to get to know the Montenegrin mountains than by skiing or snowboarding; would you agree? With 45 km of ski trails, find Kolašin's largest and most modernly equipped ski centers: Kolašin 1600 and Kolašin 1450. Find ski trails of all types, and journey to towering peaks in a six-seater cable car with built-in seat heaters, a sound system, and a wi-fi signal. A bunny slope can be found near the base station of the Kolašin 1600 ski center. What else do you need - maybe to rent quality ski equipment, or maybe a ski school to help you nail down essential techniques? Everything is available at the ski resort.
Visit the Savin Kuk ski center on Durmitor for a thrilling adventure. The lower two-seater cable car, "Savin Kuk I," is 1,550 m long and provides access to 3.8 kilometers of ski trails. The upper two-seater cable car, "Savin kuk II," is 700 m long and will appeal to advanced skiers because it stops at an 800 m long black trail.
Snowmobiling and active vacations
If you want to have an active vacation and see as much stunning winter scenery as possible in a short period of time, go snowmobiling. You can either go alone or in organized groups of snowmobilers. You are aware by now that there are areas that are not easily accessible to everyone.
We recommend that you spend unforgettable moments in Sinjajevina or Bjelasica! Once there, combine your snowmobile ride with ski touring, standard Nordic skiing, or a stay in the mountains. Regardless, these landscapes challenge you to conquer them with ingenuity and courage. Come and see for yourself.
It's a real challenge to walk through the pristine snow on snowshoes. Montenegro's mountains provide exceptional opportunities for snowshoeing, which can happen even at night with the aid of flashlights. You can rent snowshoes at the Durmitor and Prokletije National Park visitor centers, the Savin Kuk, Kolašin 1450, and Vučje Ski Centers, and the Andrijevica, Berane, Mojkovac, and Rožaje local tourist organizations. Look for scenic trails in Plav, Prokletije, or Durmitor, Bjelasica, Sinjajevina, or Lovćen.
The trail Osmica, which is named after its shape - as Osmica means “figure eight” - can be found not far from Plav, on the mountain Kofiljača, at the locality Paljevi. This intriguing route, at 6.6 km long, takes about 5 hours to complete. This route begins at the weekend house "Zuvdijin Konak," which is about a half-hour gravel road drive from Plav.
If you go snowshoeing from Žabljak, there is a 6.7-kilometer-long marked trail that leads from Crno Lake to the ski center "Savin Kuk." Allow two hours for this simple route.
A marked cross-country skiing trail near the Sports Center in Žabljak, about 800 m from the city center, leads on a circular path through a landscaped forest belt back to the city, ending at the Health Center. The Sport Center in Zabljak provides ski rentals and access to licensed instructors.
Winter rafting on one of the world's top three most attractive rafting rivers!
Begin your winter rafting adventure on the Tara, one of the most beautiful rivers on the Balkan Peninsula, as well as the longest Montenegrin river (144 km) and Europe's deepest canyon. Experience incredible emotions in an adrenaline rush while overcoming the famous "Suze Evrope" ("Tears of Europe") water rapids.
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