FEEL THE AUTHENTIC LIFE IN MONTENEGRO AND SERBIA 10 DAYS/ 9 NIGHTS
In the world of rush we spend our time in cars squeezed in traffic jams, on the phone talking about business, searching internet for more information about high tech solutions ... Sometimes we need to escape from this chaotic circle. Can we can find a place where we can go to rest and cure? Have you ever visited the Black Mountain or the land called Montenegro? Have you ever visited the land Serbia?
If you want to enjoy the pure unspoiled nature and discover why Montenegro is called “Wild Beauty”, if you want to learn more about way of life of local people, you have found the right place. This area offers you shelter from the hot and arid summer days in picturesque and tidy villages where you can enjoy fresh air, spend time with local people and try genuine domestic food…
Meeting with guide, Transfer from airport to National park Biogradska Gora, Accommodation in bungalows, Dinner is organized in nature
Description: Transfer from the Podgorica airport to the National Park ,,Biogradska gora'' takes app 2 hours. There will be a stop along the way to visit the Monastery Moraca and the Platije Canyon. Double and triple bedroom bungalows with shared bathrooms are located near the bungalows.
2.day Bjelasica hiking
Hiking tour on mountain Bjelasica, Visit to people who live in mountain cottages during the summer , Lunch - sandwiches, Transfer to village Petnjica
Description: after breakfast we start hiking through national park to the peak Bendovac and continue to the Sisko lake. After short break time we continue hiking and visiting some local catuns. For transfer from the mountain we use an all-terrain vehicle. Transfer from mountain to the place where bus wait us is cca 1 hour. Transfer to Petnjica is cca 40min (by bus). Accommodation in local family. People can learn about way of our life.
Hiking 6-7 hours.
3.day Visit to village Petnjica
Visiting mosque and souvenir shop in Petnjica, Short hiking through village, Transfer to the mountain Hajla, Hiking to the mountain hut, Dinner and overnight in mountain hut Grope.
Description: Mosque in Petnjica is unique mosque with three floors. Visit to a women crafstman shop where you can buy souvenirs and learn how they make carpets in old way. Lunch is organized in local family (domestic specialties). Transfer from Petnjica to Rozaje duration cca 50 min (by bus), and continue transfer by vehicle cca 30-40 min, it depend of wishes of people to hike. Mountain hut is situated on 1900m above sea level, and has daily room, toilet and two bedrooms-one for men and other for women. Domestic food and beautiful views are main reasons to visit it.
Hiking 3-4 hours
4.day Hajla peak 2403m
We will hike to the mountain peak at an altitude of 2403m, for a perfect view of Kosovo and the big part of Montenegro. Descend to the mountain hut where a rich mountain lunch is served. We will leave the mountain hut and hike to the mountain foot. Transfer to village Bistrica – one hour and a half. Dinner, overnight.
Description: This tour more challenging,, but the group is followed by two guides. On the peak exists the mountain book where everybody can sign in. After lunch hiking to the mountain foot where bus awaits us. Transfer to Bistrica village.
Hiking 5-6 hours
5.day Sjenica- Prijepolje
Visiting Sjenicko Lake, Lunch in nature, Transfer to Prijepolje, village Sopotnica, Dinner,
Description: It is possible to patricipate in preparation of lunch. Transfer to Prijepolje in duration of cca 1 hour and 20 min. Accommodation is in mountain hut. Hiking 2-3 hours
6.day Jadovnik-Monastery Milesevo
Hiking tour through mountain Jadovnik to monastery Milesevo. Visiting more springs, waterfalls, water-mills, lunch in nature, Transfer to Bistrica (Bijelo Polje, Montenegro, Dinner, overnight
Description: Sopotnica village is situated on 800-1200 m sea above level, in this village live cca 150 habitants in 46 houses. people do agriculture, rural tourism...Monastery Milesevo exists from 13. century, the famous fresco is ,, White Angel'', by which this monastery is known in Europe and America. Transfer from Sopotnica to Bistrica in duration of cca 1 hour. Accommodation in private house like small hotel, which is situated near river Bistrica, place Gubavac. There are 6 triple and one double rooms. All of them has own bathroom.
Hiking 5-6 hours
7.day village Bistrica
Visit the Bistrica , Visit the local host who makes brandy, Visit the old machine for wool processing, Lunch is a barbeque in the nature or at the hosts, Return to Gubavac in late afternoon.
Description: The village is inhabited and guests will have a chance to make contact with local people, watch how they work etc. It is a 6 km hike, medium difficulty with an altitude difference 400-500 m. Canyon of river Bistrica is one of most important sights in this area. Machine for wool processing is old more that 100 years and at the beginning worked on water propulsion. It is possible to try it.
Hiking cca 4 hours
8.day Village Crhalj
Transfer to the village Crhalj,, Hiking tour, Lunch in local family, Presentation of cheese production Return to Gubavac
Description: Day begins with transfer to the place where hiking starts. Hiking will be a little more intense than the previous day. Guests will visit a household where lunch is organized and guests will have a chance to observe cheese production. Guests can also buy some of these domestic products. The trail for hiking is easy and perfect for sightseeing among the surrounding mountains. Lunch will be organized in the households where cheese is produced. The altitude difference is 200-300 m.
Hiking 5-6 hours.
9.day Bijelo Polje- city tour
Transfer to town Bijelo Polje, Church st. Petar, Mosque, Museum, women owned production of handmade traditional Montenegrin clothes, Lunch in restaurant, Return to Gubavac, Cultural evening
Description: this day excludes activities, because we provide time to relax and to give vmore information about our history, culture and tradition. Church of St. Petar dates from the end of 12. Century and is the church for which the ,, Miroslavljev’s gospel'' is written for, which is protected by UNESCO. Visit to Rakocevic manufactory – national dresses where only one dress can cost more than 2000€! Cultural evening includes musical and folklore show, with very rich cuisine-local specialties.
Transfer to airport
Transport from/to airport to the destination , Lunch every day, All transport of visitors and luggage by minibus, Terrain vehicle, jeep (depending on the terrain). Guide services in French, English and German language, Program organization, all activities, and all visits, Insurance.
- 1 overnight in bungalows, service HB
- 4 overnights in private house in Gubavac, service HB
- 1 overnight in family,Petnjica, service HB
- 1 overnight in the hotel-village Sjenica, service HB
- 1 overnight in the mountain hut Grope, service FB
- 1 overnight in village Sopotnica, service HB
Program doesn’t include:
- Cost of flight,
- Other service which not mentioned inprogram
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Peaks of the Balkans - This 192km circuit will take you through the mountains of northern Albania, eastern Kosovo and southern Montenegro. The official route offers a diversity of landscapes and cultural experiences, but it does include a few asphalt road segments.