8 days,Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik

Hike amongst the fjords and mountains of undiscovered Montenegro, explore the lakes and summits of Durmitor National Park, trek the slopes of Bjelašnica – home to the 1984 Winter Olympics, discover where Eastern delicacies meet Western traditions in Sarajevo

At the crossroads between East and West, the Balkan Peninsula is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. From the coastal city of Dubrovnik up into the mountains of Montenegro and the highest peak in Bosnia, cross the Balkans on two feet. Surrounded by medieval and modern history among the lakes and canyons, this is the ideal setting for some of the best trekking that the Balkans has to offer.

What's Included

  • Hiking above the bay of Kotor. Local ham and cheese tasting in Njeguši. Hiking to the summit of Jezerski Vrh. 2 days hiking amongst the Durmitor peaks. Orientation walk of Sarajevo. Hiking on the slopes of Bjelašnica.
  • 7 breakfasts. (Allow EUR250-300 for meals not included.)
  • Standard hotels (7 nts).
  • Private minivan, walking, local bus
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10.

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Day 1 Dubrovnik

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Kotor (1B)

Depart Dubrovnik heading for Kotor. After a short drive this morning, arrive to Kotor in time for a hike in the afternoon. Follow the mountain trails to the village of Njeguši, on the slopes of Mount Lovćen. On reaching Njeguši, try the local ham and cheese before a transfer back to Kotor, in time to wander around the town.

Day 3 Lovćen National Park (1B)

A short transfer to Lovćen National Park this morning. A full day's hiking is in order, climbing up to the summit of Jezerski Vrh. Walk along paths with some loose stones and pack-horse trails to the highest point in Montenegro. There is a mausoleum at the summit with views across the valleys below.

Day 4 Durmitor National Park (1B)

Travel to Durmitor, the most famous of the national parks in Montenegro. After arriving to the hotel in Zabljak, hike out into the national park. Follow the trail to Crno Jezero, and Jablan Jezero, glacial lakes set among beautiful mountain settings.

Day 5 Durmitor National Park (1B)

More hiking in Durmitor National Park today. Among the rolling hills and valleys of Alisnica make the ascent of Planinica, or "small mountain." The stunning views from here make the climb worthwhile, as the sheers sides of the mountains and the surrounding lakes stretch out in front of you.

Day 6 Sarajevo (1B)

Cross into Bosnia and transfer to Sarajevo this morning. Explore this historic city on an orientation walk with your CEO in the afternoon.

Day 7 Bjelašnica (1B)

Home to several of the events for the 1984 Winter Olympics, theBjelašnica mountains tower over the surrounding countryside, hence their popularity for hiking. Today is the toughest hike of the week on the slopes of Bjelašnica, a full days walking.

Day 8 Dubrovnik (1B)

Return to Dubrovnik this morning.

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