Montenegro cycling vacations guide
The wisdom goes, ‘If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.’ A cycling vacation in Montenegro does just that. The small thing is Montenegro, a country the size of Northern Ireland with a population of just over 600,000; the ‘great way’ to do it is cycling. Two wheels take you from mountain to coast, woodland to lake, on manageable distances and quiet routes. Stop when you like, too – cycling breaks are generally self guided and there are no yellow jerseys being handed out at the end of a week.
Biking never gets boring in Montenegro; it never takes itself too seriously either – there’s just so much else to enjoy here, too.
The prize is just being here, enjoying the bike, but also the chance to cool off in Lake Skadar after a swooshing descent; to sup a beer overlooking Kotor Bay; to shop in a local market, picking up fresh pomegranate juice, honey, fruit brandy. And all in a country a little less discovered, a little more rustic than nearby Italy or Croatia, brimming with history and ready with a warm Balkan welcome.
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Best time to go cycling in Montenegro
To avoid sizzling temperatures or soggy conditions, spring, early summer and autumn are best in Montenegro.
Cycling vacations to Montenegro are typically tailor made and run throughout the year, but the best time to go is between April and the end of June, and then again from mid September to late October. July and August can be fiercely hot in Montenegro and temperatures, particularly in the lowland regions of Lake Skadar and Bay of Kotor where cycling vacations take place, can soar above 40°C, which is not easy to pedal in. Coming outside peak season means you’ll also avoid the crowds that head for the coast in high summer.
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Our Montenegro cycling highlights page reveals the best places to pedal, inland and on the coast, and picks out the little towns to explore and perfect spots to pause in.