Hiking Trails of Untamed Balkan
1st Day DUBROVNIK – HELLO GUYS!
As you arrive in this enchanting city, we’ll get to know each other over early diner, for we’ll have an early start!
2nd Day KOTOR – HOW FIT ARE YOU?
We’ll be leaving Dubrovnik and Croatia for our hiking destination is Montenegro, precisely old town of Kotor. Today we’ll have a hiking fitting day, so light hike in combination with driving is planned. On our way you’ll hear a story about Njegoš, prominent Monetenegrian or to say a father of the nation. After our hiking you’ll have some time to relax a bit just to have a walk and sightseeing of old town of Kotor. Ready for dinner yet?
3rd Day KOTOR – JUST A BIT LESS THAN A 1 KILOMETER IN THE AIR
As we trained yesterday, today we are hitting the trails early. Starting from sea level and getting up almost 1000 m altitude. You know the Tina Turner song “On the beginning we’ll do it nice and easy…” fill the blanks 🙂
Part of the trail takes us through the woods, part is without shade, but at the top is a real treat. Why is Njeguški pršut sooo good? Well… you’ll hear a story but let us taste it too.
After lunch we’ll drive back to the hotel for relax and to take those hiking shoes off… Put some easy footwear if you want to join us on short tour to Perast and artificial island called Our Lady on the rocks.
4th Day DURMITOR – EASY DAY ON THE SKY… UPS IT’S JUST REFLECTION OF THE LAKE!
Today we are leaving Kotor in direction of Durmitor, national park that is proud and joy of Montenegro. Today’s hike will not be challenging, we’ll split it with some tasty lunch but nevertheless beauty of Durmitor lakes will leave you breathtaking. Green pine and trees hugging the Blake lake and peace of Jablan lake will give you tranquillity for all those days of stress you have been through. On the evening we’ll go to grab a dinner so that great stuff for lunch, that your fellow traveller had and you haven’t … now is your chance!
5th Day DURMITOR – ROOFTOP OF THE COUNTRY
Not a minute to spare! Early rise and shine for today we’ll take on the highest top of Montenegro, and something by the way. All that carbs from yesterday, well… don’t worry a bit you’ll burn them today. Reaching the top is a picture you’ll never forget… lakes, and harsh mountain that you have just concord. Feel free to take time, breath in all the scenery, smell of wind that lives here and grass underneath your feet. After break we are heading down. You’ll have time to rest before we do some optional dinner in the evening.
6th Day SARAJEVO – EAST & WEST, WAR & PEACE, NOW & THEN…
This is the day when we say farewell to Montenegro, heading to Bosna i Hercegovina, the capital of the county, a magical Sarajevo. City of film, sport , love, war, brutality, joy, cry, laugh… all combine and wrapped up in a tangible story that we want to share with you. Upon arrival let us take to the streets where east and west literally touch! Where you have mosque, catholic church, orthodox church and synagogue in 150 m distance. Where people sit to sip a coffee, for Bosnian coffee is not possible to have on a style “take away”. Today is a hiking free day but a day of culture, history and gastronomy.
7th Day SARAJEVO – 1984 OLIMPICS… YEP! RIGHT HERE PEOPLE
Maybe we relaxed a bit yesterday just to have an exciting and full day of hiking in front of us. As you have already seen Sarajevo is surrounded by mountains and one of their most beautiful ones is Bjelašnica. Here was site of thew winter Olympic games in 1984. We’ll have a ride to the starting point from where we are taking the top! After the top we are taking you in the remote village where time stands still… and we’ll have a little surprise for you there 🙂 In the evening let us take you for a pint! Sarajevo has a Sarajevo brewery … they have food too 🙂
8th Day DUBROVNIK – FROM MOUNTAIN TOPS BACK TO THE ADRIATIC
We are leaving Bosna and mountain peaks and heading back to Adriatic. If you missed something in Dubrovnik, a pearl of Adriatic, you’ll have time today. Maybe you want to hop on Lokrum island, or enjoy a awesome view from Srđ mountain… no problem! Or you just want to linger next to the sea and listen the waves… everything is possible in this amazing city. Before you go, let us have a farewell diner. How a sunset cruise sounds like?
9th Day DUBROVNIK – TIME TO SAY GOODBYE
As Andrea Bocelli sings “Time to say goodbye” but take memories with you in a shape of green, blue, rocky and untamed Balkans.
The arrangement includes:
– 2xBB in Dubrovnik, 2xBB in Kotor, 2xBB in Žabljak, 2xBB in Sarajevo
– English speaking tour leader from 1st to 8th day
– local hiking guides
– transfers to hiking points
– transfer Dubrovnik – Kotor on 2nd day
– transfer Kotor – Žabljak on 4th day
– transfer Žabljak – Sarajevo on 6th day
– transfer Sarajevo – Dubrovnik 8th day
– sunset cruise and farewell dinner