From soaring limestone peaks in the north to classic Venetian towns along the blue Adriatic, Montenegro is one of Europe's hidden gems—uncrowded and perfect for WT-style hiking. We'll hike our way from the alpine world of Durmitor and Biogradska Gora national parks to the gorgeous coast at the Bay of Kotor, Europe's southernmost fjord. Along the way, we hike sections of the Balkans' Via Dinarica, a “mega trail” from Slovenia to Albania (and named Best New Trail by Outside magazine in 2014), discover Montenegro's cultural patchwork, and sample delightful cuisine that reflects the region's blend of east and west. Our finale finds us hiking along the Bay of Kotor, one of the most spectacular settings on the entire Adriatic Coast.
Arrive: Sarajevo, Bosnia
Depart: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Pricing below is per person and based on double occupancy. The earlier you book, the more choice you’ll have. WT also has the most generous cancellation and transfer policies in the industry, we make it easy if you change your mind. Have a small group of your own? Take over an existing date or choose your own. You’ll have your own private guide–and the adventure–all to yourselves!
$600 due at time of reservation
90 days prior to departure: Balance
Up to 91 days prior to departure: No Charge!
61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost
46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
45 days or less: 100% of trip cost
Scroll through our signature accommodations for this trip below. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.
Day 1 (1 night)
Set in the heart of the old town, this comfortable family-operated hotel (named after the beloved matriarch!) offers a warm and intimate welcome to all who cross its entrance. Guest rooms are individually decorated, offer the usual amenities found in fine hotels, and...
Days 2-3 (2 nights)
Set in a quiet location, this modern hotel is an ideal place to stay while exploring the trails of Durmitor National Park. After a day of hiking, soothe any weary muscles in the outdoor Jacuzzi with its views of the Durmitor Mountains or relax in...
Days 4-6 (3 nights)
Rijeka Crnojevica, Montenegro
Day 7 (1 night)
Set on a tributary of Lake Skadar, this simple hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with private bathroom, free Wi-Fi, and a terrace with views of the river. The on-site restaurant is open all day, and you'll enjoy breakfast right beside the river.
Days 8-10 (3 nights)
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This trip is rated Level 3, Moderate, according to our trip grading system. It is a hiking journey with day hikes of four to six hours on most days over moderate to steep mountain terrain. The hiking itinerary is planned as we have described it in the preceding pages. However, as in any mountain trip, we will remain flexible with regard to weather and other local conditions in choosing our routes. And do remember that apart from the coastal areas, the tourism infrastructure in Montenegro is still in development and the services, facilities, and quality of hiking trails can be basic.
Although we are not at altitude, the trails can be rocky and narrow, and there is a lot of limestone, which can get slippery when wet. You will carry just a daypack on the hikes. Hiking boots that go above the ankle are recommended for the extra support, as well as hiking poles.
Rooms in the hotels and inns we stay in are not always of uniform or international size. However, our leaders try their best to assign rooms in a fair way so that all participants experience an equal advantage throughout the trip as a whole. Please note that single rooms in European hotels tend to be small by US standards. Please note that in Europe, the dinner hour is considerably later than what it is in the US. We do our best to secure early reservations for our groups, but most often the evening meal will be at 7:30 pm.
"Beautiful country with wonderful hikes, made all the better by our leader and guide!"
"Really great trip. Sarajevo is a fascinating city and Montenegro is beautiful."
"I have trekked all over; this is my 4th trip with Wilderness. This trip was top shelf in all ways—the guides, the group, the hiking, the natural beauty/history/culture, activities, etc."
"Loved this trip! The pace was perfect—around five hours of hiking each day, late lunch, several hours for rest, relaxation, exploration of the towns we were in, followed by evening dinner. We all agreed that this trip should be advertised as a culinary expedition: the variety and quality of meals was amazing!"
"Montenegro is a very unspoiled destination with spectacular scenery and wonderful people. Accommodations were lovely and the restaurants charming and atmospheric."
"The trip exceeded our expectations. The diversity of the experience of hiking in the mountains and then along the coast was tremendous. We did not expect to see such jaw-dropping scenery and to experience so much local interaction, especially with regard to the array of meal experiences we had."
"Montenegro is a beautiful country. On most of our hikes we were alone on clean trails with fantastic views. It felt like we were being shown an undiscovered part of the country."
Del Mar, CA
"One of the best trips of my life! A wonderful mix of culture, history, nature, glorious scenery, outdoor activity, and relationships—in a part of the world that few can name or locate on a map."
"The Trip Leader's enthusiasm for the country and her wonderful personality contributed so much toward making this a fabulous trip."
"This was a great trip. The planning and execution were perfect."
Santa Clara, CA
"We felt fortunate to experience the landscape and learn the history of a part of the world we knew little about. The scenery was breathtaking, the cultural aspects mind-expanding. Our guides were knowledgeable, considerate of our abilties and interests, and delightful."
Sara N. & George D.
"An excellent trip with a variety of hiking, beautiful scenery and cultural experiences. Much to my surprise I enjoyed the cultural and unusual dining experiences."
El Cajon, CA
"Fantastic variety on the trip between Sarajevo, the Montenegro mountains, and the coast."
Suzanne & Brady M.
"Our 8th WT trip overall. The design and execution of the trip whetted our appetite for more travel of this type."
Suzanne & Brady M.
"This was an excellent trip in a relatively new country to travel in. The hotels were excellent, and the food was great."
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With more than 200 different adventures to choose from, we want to help you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Level system ranks each trip in two ways: a number rating from 1 to 6 according to the activity, and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 6+ the most difficult—see descriptions below for explanations of each number. A plus (+) sign means the trip is a bit more strenuous than other trips of that level. The detailed explanation of each trip—below the bar with the number rating—is perhaps more important, specifying activities, altitudes, hiking, and travel conditions. The Detailed Itinerary, available by download or mail, gives further information. Our Area Managers can also answer questions and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests.
Level 1 – Easiest
Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.
Level 3 – Moderate
Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.
Level 5 – Strenuous
Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.