Montenegro
Destination
9 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 guided cycling tour. Nowhere else will you find such a 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 as 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.

 

TOUR TYPE Guided in a shared group with max.12 persons
PRICE 1519 EUR per person (with a min. of 6 persons).
TOTAL DISTANCE 226 km
DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION Cavtat / Cavtat
DEPARTURE TIME 15. – 22. Mai; 11. – 18. September 2021
INCLUDED
8 nights with breakfast in 3*/4* hotels/private guesthouse
8 dinners with typical local food
Meeting with welcome drink before the trip
Experienced english speaking cycling guide
Support van that remains mostly close to the group
Extensive Tour Booklet
Luggage transport between accommodations
All transfers mentioned in itinerary
Boat trip in Skadarsko lake with the lunch
City guided tour in Herceg Novi, Cetinje and Kotor
Service hotline in case of problems or questions
21-speed touring bicycle
NOT INCLUDED
Airfare to/from Croatia
Transfer to/from airport/train or bus station (more on: Travel info)
Tourist tax
Personal expenses
Tips and gratuities
Travel insurance
Optional activity costs
Any other items not mentioned as included

 

Extras

  • Additional charge for single room use: 195 EUR.
  • Additional charge for hybrid bike: 50 EUR, electric bike: 100 EUR, helmet: 20 EUR.

This tour could also be organized as PRIVAT GUIDED/TAILOR-MADE TOUR
For more info send us an Inquiry via “Tour Inquiry” form.


Arrival at your destination:

Cavtat lies in the immediate vicinity of the Čilipi-Dubrovnik, airport which has good connections to all large European cities. Traveling 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

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

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

 

Difficulty level

Moderate. The tour is suitable for cyclists with some prior experience and a basic physical fitness level. Cyclists with less fitness level have always a possibility to drive with our sag wagon through the difficult sections.

 

Highlights:

  • The old city of Dubrovnik
  • Cavtat and Konavlje near Dubrovnik
  • Herceg Novi
  • Sveti Stefan
  • 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 (optional). In the evening there will be pick-up and set-up of bicycles, introduction to the guide and presentation of the tour.
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Day 2: Konavlje and the Bay of Kotor

Our tour begins in the Konavlje Valley, reach of vineyards and small villages. We won’t miss the Konavlje water-mills in the idyllic landscape of the River Ljuta. The route offers spectacular views above the azure deep sea and rich vegetation. After crossing the border with Montenegro, finish this part of our trip in Herceg Novi, referred to as ‘the town of stairs, mimosas and writers’. Later, after checking-in to our hotel, a guided tour through the sights of Herceg Novi is offered. Overnight stay in Herceg Novi.

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

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Day 3: Herceg Novi – Luštica - Tivat

In the morning, we’ll cross the Bay of Kotor by boat to reach the Lustica peninsula and a mystique Blue cave. The entire peninsula of Lustica is famous for its beautiful beaches, olive oil and prosciutto production. We’ll indulge in a tasty lunch on the Žanjica beach and maybe take a refreshment in the sea. We continue with a cycling tour past the natural bird reserve Solila to Tivat, known as Montenegrin Monte Carlo, where we overnight.

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

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Day 4: Tivat - Virpazar

After a short transfer, including a stop at the famous island of Sveti Stefan, we reach the former Montenegrin capital of Cetinje. 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, we can enjoy the views of the unique mountain before we reach Lake Skadar, the largest lake in the Balkans, proclaimed a national park in 1983. 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: Boat trip on the Skadar lake

This region offers a welcome resting place for the migratory birds on their journey to the south. We take a half-day boat trip through this natural paradise with boat Milica. There is a big possibility that we see pelicans, among other bird species living on the lake. In fisherman’s village, we’ll enjoy lunch at the local family. Overnight stay in Virpazar.

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Day 6: Virpazar - Rijeka Crnojevića - Cetinje

Today’s leg will take us from Virpazar along the coastal road by Lake Skadar. At some points the road ascends; however, our efforts will be rewarded with perhaps the most beautiful panoramic views of the entire tour. The road takes us 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. From Rijeka Crnojevića to Cetinje we can drive by support vehicle or discover the last 20 km/12 mi. and 700 m of elevation/2296 ft by bike. 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, we have organized sightseeing, followed by dinner and an overnight stay.

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

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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. Here, a guided city tour is offered and you may end the day with a leisurely walk through town and visit one of the numerous cozy cafès or bars.

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

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Day 8: Kotor

The last cycle tour leads along the bay of Kotor until reaching the ferry in Kamenari. We cross the impressive bay of Kotor for the last time and board the shuttle bus on the other side. It will take us back to Croatia, where we stop at one of the most popular restaurants in the area. We have only a few more kilometers by bike until the end of this unforgettable bike journey.

Route detail: 28 km, + 400m.

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Day 9: Departure

Individual departure or extension of your stay.

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