Self guided biking vacation in Montenegro and Albania
Tailor made week of cycling in Montenegro and Albania. Average daily distances: 40kms on winding rural roads lead to overnight accommodation and genial hosts. Luggage transfers and route maps included.
Cetinje, Montenegro Rijeka Crnojevica village Virpazar lakeside village Ostros Shkodra, Albania Lake Skadar Prokletije Mountain foothills Podgorica, Montenegro Zabljak Crnojevica fortress Rijeka Crnojevica Bay of Kotor
620To870 excluding flights
Price includes: 7 x hotel 3* B&B, emergency support, transportation as in progr., luggage transfers orientation meeting, maps, 24/7 service hotline; Rentals: Trekking 120, Roadbike: 140 Electrical-bike rent: 160
Description of Self guided biking vacation in Montenegro and Albania
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
9 Reviews of Self guided biking vacation in Montenegro and Albania
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 22 Oct 2020 by Bob HollanderOverall, our week of cycling in Montenegro was outstanding. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Sep 2019 by Neale WardleySpectacular scenery and special people. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Aug 2019 by Conall WalshThe most memorable part of the vacation was the absolutely incredible scenery and the very friendly and welcoming people of Montenegro and Albania. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 May 2019 by Melinda BellThe best day was cycling from Cetinje (a wonderful historic town) to Virpazar. Read full review
Reviewed on 14 May 2019 by Robert DonaldsonThe bike decent into the bay of Kotor from Lovcen national park was one of the most spectacular descents I've even made. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Jun 2018 by Louise ThomasA fabulous vacation experience that met all our experiences and more! Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Oct 2018 by Laura GreenbergCycling downhill for 38km from Lovcen to Sindon! The views were breath taking. Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Nov 2016 by Gini SaharvillExploring Montenegro and Albania in a completely different way! Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Oct 2016 by Eric WilsonWe had a wonderful experience on this vacation. It was a great introduction to the region and its amazing amenities. Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetMost of our tours include the five National parks of Montenegro. Each of them features unique environments and rich ecological values, which require corresponding attitude from visitors. Lake Skadar, the biggest lake at the Balkan peninsula features a very rich bird fauna. In our multi-activity and family tours we offer bird watching with kayaks. These tours are guided by bird protection activists, who are supported by our programms.
We avoid using off-road jeep transfers, since some areas do have a very fragile soil surface. Anyhow we believe in the first line that our feet can take us everywhere. In order to avoid empty transfer kilometers we cooperate with transport providers, who are closest to a starting or pick up point of our tours. We include public transport in our tours where applicable. Eg. transfer by train form the coastline to the north of Montenegro saves 115km on the road.
In general we use almost no printed marketing material. To present our company and products we use tablets. The design works for our website is done by local creatives.
We encourage our guests to use re-fillable waterbottles, since tab water is drinkable in Montenegro.
PeopleWhile including as many local people to our tours and we hope to build a bridge between visitors and locals and create better understanding for all day life challenges in Montenegro. Even there is most of the time a huge language barrier, both sides enjoy the direct interaction
We highly value the knowledge and work of our business partners, who most all of them being considered as friends. Our local guides we usually recruit from the Northern parts of Montenegro, since this part of the country provides little opportunities for employment.
Food & produce: Culinary: an integral part of real understanding and enjoyment of a region or country is eating the local food.
This ensures that the local producers see how valuable their produce is, in terms of keeping farming traditions alive, which on one side ensures a maintained landscape, which is on the other side the base for rural tourism. We encourage our guests to buy local produce for souvenirs eg. home made Rakija (spirit), honey products, artisan wines, olive oil products, etc.
We cooperate with farmer communities, which noticed that providing an insight to their daily life up in the mountains describes a special experience for guests. In return this interest in their lifestyle and the generated additional income contributes to make people to stay up in the mountains producing traditional dairy products and maintaining the landscape.