Montenegro
Destination
8 days
Duration
April to September
Season
moderate
Difficulty

Montenegro, an undiscovered wild beauty, the jewel of the Adriatic Sea, invites you to come and go on an unforgettable cycling tour. Nowhere else will you find such diverse landscape in such a small place. Its national symbol, the mountain massif of the Lovčen National Park rises high above the Bay of Kotor. The tour offers amazing views of the Montenegrin coast and Lake Skadar, the largest lake in the Balkans, which has also been proclaimed a national park. And since Dubrovnik is only a stone’s throw away, you can grab the opportunity and peep into the city. On this tour, you will not only enjoy a bit of everything, but you will enjoy everything to the fullest.

 

PRICE From 1099.- EUR per person (with a min. of 2 persons). For details please see bellow.
DEPARTURE TIME Daily arrivals are possible from April 15 to October 15  2019.
INCLUDED
7 nights in bedrooms with a shower/toilet/tourist tax
7 nights with breakfast*
welcome meeting with representative of local agency
road book: a detailed description of routes (one per booking / available in the English and German languages)
map with the marked trail routes
luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
service hotline in case of problems or questions
GPS tracks available upon request
free unguarded car parking in Cavtat at the hotel of your arrival (depending on the hotel)
NOT INCLUDED
airfare to and from the trip
transfer to/from airport/train or bus station (more info on: Travel info)
back transfer from Herceg Novi to starting point in Cavtat
bike rental (more info in: FAQ)
personal expenses
tips and gratuities
insurance
optional activity costs

 

Prices in 2019

In EUR per person with a min. of 2 persons.

Accommodation

type Season 2019 Double room
B&B/hotel 3*/4* 15.4.–15.6. 1099 EUR
15.9.–15.10. 1099 EUR
15.6.–15.9. 1199 EUR

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Extras

  • Additional charge for single room use: 105 EUR.
  • Additional charge if only one person is travelling: 240 EUR (payable in addition to the single room surcharge).
  • Additional night in Cavtat in 3* hotel, per person per night, in a double room 69 EUR. Single room 105 EUR. Half board 15 EUR.
  • Additional night in Tivat in 3* hotel, per person per night, in a double room 59 EUR. Single room 95 EUR. Half board 15 EUR.
  • Additional night in Kotor in 3* hotel, per person per night, in a double room 59 EUR. Single room 95 EUR. Half board 15 EUR.
  • Transfer cost according to the price list – please see section Arrival at your destination bellow.
  • Rental touring bike: 75 EUR, hybrid bike: 130 EUR, electric bike: 160 EUR


Discounts:

Third adult person in the room – 10%; both on basic price.


Arrival at your destination:

Cavtat lies in the immediate vicinity of the Čilipi-Dubrovnik, airport which has good connections to all large European cities. Travelling by car, take the A1 motorway from Zagreb to Ploče and then the D8, passing Ston, to Dubrovnik and Cavtat.

Departure from Kotor, your final destination

Kotor lies only 10 min away from Tivat airport and about 1.5 hours  from Čilipi-Dubrovnik  airport and Podgorica airport.

Prices for transfer in one direction per person, with a min. of 2 persons

Arrival by bus/train/aeroplane

Čilipi-Dubrovnik airport – Cavta €10
Dubrovnik – Cavtat €25
Bus station Dubrovnik – Cavtat €25
Kotor – Tivat airpor €10
Kotor – Podgorica airport €55
Kotor – Čilipi-Dubrovnik airport €55

 

Difficulty level

Moderate. The tour is suitable for cyclists with some prior experience and a basic physical fitness level.

Private transfer or electric bicycles are available for less-experienced cyclists. More info on Difficulty levels in FAQ.

Highlights:

  • The old city of Dubrovnik
  • Cavtat and Konavlje near Dubrovnik
  • Herceg Novi
  • Lovčen National Park with Njegoš Mausoleum
  • Cetinje, the former seat of the Montenegrin royal family
  • Lake Skadar National Park
  • Pavlova Strana
  • The Bay of Kotor and the historical town of Kotor
  • Luštica peninsula
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Day 1: Arrival at Cavtat

Accommodation at a hotel. Cavtat or Epidaurum, as it was known in ancient times, is an idyllic town perfect for enjoying a quiet and relaxing holiday. Owing to its rich history and natural beauties, it ranks among the top destinations on the Adriatic coast. A guided tour or individual visit to Dubrovnik by ship or by bus is possible. In the evening, meet a representative from the local agency.
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Day 2: Konavlje and the Bay of Kotor

Your tour begins in the Konavlje Valley, full of vineyards and small villages. Don’t miss the Konavlje water-mills on the River Ljuta. In the idyllic landscape of old water-mills you can walk to the Konavski Dvori restaurant or simply rest in the cool shade by the River Ljuta. After crossing the border with Montenegro, finish this part of your trip in Herceg Novi, referred to as ‘the town of stairs, mimosas and writers’. In the evening, a visit to the old town is recommended.

Route detail: ca. 43 km, + 500 m.

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Day 3: Herceg Novi – Luštica - Tivat

In the morning, you will cross the Bay of Kotor by boat to reach the Lustica peninsula, where you will begin cycling. The entire peninsula of Lustica is famous for its beautiful beaches, olive oil and prosciutto production. You can indulge in a tasty lunch on the famous Žanjica beach. You will continue your cycling tour past the natural bird reserve Solila to Tivat, known as Montenegrin Monte Carlo, where you will spend the night.

Route detail: ca. 35 km, + 680 m.

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Day 4: Tivat - Virpazar

Morning transfer to Cetinje, the former capital of Montenegro. Today’s stage will reveal the true face of Montenegro, the wild beauty, where you will be able to challenge your cycling skills for the first time on this journey. On the way, you can enjoy the views of the unique mountain before you reach Lake Skadar, the largest lake in the Balkans, proclaimed a national park. The lake boasts 50 islands; some of them housing old strongholds and monasteries. Overnight stay in Virpazar.

Route detail: ca. 36 km, + 420 m.

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Day 5: Day for rest or stage Virpazar - Murići - Virpazar

You can take advantage of this day to rest or choose one of the numerous boat trips around Skadar Lake. For more enthusiastic cyclists, a new experience follows. The path leads you along the shore of the beautiful Lake Skadar. Two religions really intertwine here. After the descent to the Murići beach you can take the boat to the island of Beška and visit the Beška monastery or simply enjoy the beach. Return along the same road to Virpazar.

Route detail: ca. 40 km, + 1100 m.

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Day 6: Virpazar - Rijeka Crnojevića - Cetinje

Today’s stage will take you from Virpazar along the coastal road by Lake Skadar. At some points the road ascends; however, your efforts will be rewarded with perhaps the most beautiful panoramic views of the entire tour. The road takes you to an extremely attractive spot, called Pavlova Strana, where the River Crnojevića bends around a hill and creates one of the most popular photo attractions in Montenegro. You can finish this stage at Rijeka Crnojevića and use the transfer to Cetinje or continue the stage to Cetinje, which is 17km away and with an additional altitude difference of 750m.  Cetinje is the former metropolis of Montenegrin kings with a great number of palaces and embassies. Today, the city houses the official residence of the Montenegrin president. In the afternoon, you will have time to go sightseeing, followed by dinner and an overnight stay.

Route detail: ca. 32 km, + 630m or ca. 47km, +1,380m

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Day 7: Cetinje – Lovčen - Kotor

A short morning transfer to Lovčen National Park with Njegoš Mausoleum at the Peak of Jezerski vrh, 1,600m above sea level. From there, an amazing view of Montenegro opens up, from the coast, over Lake Skadar, to the peaks of Durmitor. What comes next is a spectacular downhill ride to the Bay of Kotor along an old winding Austro-Hungarian road. Owing to its 2,000-year history and incredible location, the old town of Kotor has been listed by UNESCO as a cultural heritage site. Surrounded by the rocks of Lovčen and Orjen, the Bay of Kotor creates one of the most magnificent scenes in the Mediterranean. Afternoon sightseeing of the town and then an overnight stay.

Route detail: ca. 39 km, + 240m, downhill ride of 1,800m

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Day 8: Kotor

Transfer to the airport or departure by car or the option of extending your stay.

Starting/ending point:

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Presentation of the accommodation:

Your hosts are owners of small family villas or  hotels. We pick our accommodation carefully and with extra consideration as to whether they have good facilities for guests on cycling and walking holidays. All of them have great or even extraordinary reviews from their guests.

CAVTAT: Remisens Hotel Epidaurus 3*, Remisens Hotel Albatros 4*

HERCEG NOVI: Villa Stari grad 3*, Hotel Vila Margot 3*, Garni Hotel Bokeška noč 3*, Welleness&Spa Hotel ACD 4*, Hotel Casa del Mare – Blansche 4*

TIVAT: Hotel Palma 4*, Villa Romantica 4*, Eco Hotel Carrubba 4*

VIRPAZAR: Lotos Studio Apartments 3*

CETINJE: Hotel Grand 3*, La Vecchia Casa 3*, Hotel Monte Rosa 4*

KOTOR: Room Dobrotski dvori 3*, Hotel Pan 3*, Hotel Randez vous 3*, Hotel Porto in 4*

Please note: these are sample hotels and may vary by availability.

Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Contact us for details: info@feelgreen.si