Because of Montenegro’s diverse landscapes, the country has a variety of outdoor activities to offer the adventurous traveler. Explore the wild side of Montenegro by getting up close and personal with the stunning natural scenery. From hiking in Lovcen National Park to diving in Budva to paragliding over Kotor Bay, it’s tough to get bored. This guide will help you consider your options for an adventure to Montenegro.
Paragliding over the Bay of Kotor
The Bay of Kotor is one of the most popular destinations in Montenegro, and it’s not hard to see why. This stunning, bright blue bay is surrounded by majestic mountains and gorgeous gulfs, making it a must-see spot on any trip to Montenegro. What better way to explore the Bay of Kotor than by soaring above it? Tour operators across the country offer paragliding trips across the Bay, providing adventurous travelers with comprehensive flight lessons and plenty of support. With your guide, you’ll take to the sky in a tandem ride, enjoying sweeping views of the Bay of Kotor, the stunning cathedrals of the Old Town, and the rolling vistas that are characteristic of the regions.
Hiking in Lovcen National Park
The Balkans can lay claim to some of Europe’s most breathtakingly pristine national parks, and Lovcen National Park is no exception. With its lush foliage, expansive fairy meadows, and breathtakingly regal peaks, Lovcen National Park is any nature lover’s dream. For some of the most remarkable views of the park, hike up to the jaw-droppingly beautiful Njegos Mausoleum. It a 461-step climb up to the Mausoleum, which is the final resting place of Montenegrin prince-bishop Petar II Petrović Njegoš. The mausoleum itself is deeply impressive, with its towering granite statue of Njegoš and golden mosaic canopies. The views from the top however, are simply remarkable. Enjoy the dramatic landscapes of Lovcen from the top, taking note of the diverse terrains that define the park.
Canyon Rafting on the Tara River
The Tara Canyon is the deepest canyon in all of Europe, and the second deepest canyon in the world after the USA’s Grand Canyon. A rushing aquamarine river runs through this forested, foliage-filled canyon at great speeds, meaning that this is an ideal spot for some exhilarating white water rafting. Raft through the rapids for a fast-paced adventure, taking the captivating cliffs and and expansive caves of the Tara River Canyon. For the real adrenaline junkies out there, head to the lower point of the Tara River to start your trip at Brstanovica. Here, you’ll find the river’s most challenging rapids.
Diving in Budva
Budva is known to boast some of the most beautiful beaches in the Balkans, and so it stands to reason that some of the best diving trips start on the shores of Budva. Get to know a different side to Montenegro by heading under the sea to spot the diverse flora and fauna that characterize sea life in the region. You can also spot flocks of colorful fish, vibrant corals, and diverse landscapes during your underwater adventure. Near Mogren Beach, catch a glimpse of a sub-sea level mine that dates back to World War I.