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Thrilling Hiking in Montenegro

Hiking in Montenegro will provide you with valuable experience bursting with spectacular natural landscapes. From the rugged peaks of Durmitor National Park to the stunning coastline of the Adriatic Sea there is no shortage of awe-inspiring trails to explore.   

Our exclusive list of Montenegro’s top hiking destinations is designed to help you make the most of your trip and create lasting memories. CUE Podgorica is centrally located in the capital, and is the perfect starting point for your hiking adventures, no matter if you prefer the warm south, or the cool north. 

Hiking in Prokletije

Hiking in Prokletije is an adventure that you won’t want to miss! Known as the “the Balkan Alps”, this exquisite mountain range in Montenegro offers an abundance of benefits for hikers. 

Firstly, the breathtaking views of the rugged peaks and deep valleys make Prokletije a hiker’s paradise. The scenery is simply majestic and will leave you feeling invigorated and inspired. With famous peaks such as Maja Jezerce, Maja e Roshit, Maja Kolata, Popadija, Talijanka and Volusnica, there is always a new summit to conquer. Additionally, Prokletije is home to a range of exciting events and festivals that take place throughout the summer. 

Hrid lake - the lake which fulfills wishes

According to the legend, Hrid Lake was created by God. It was a secret spot where fairies could rinse themselves off in solitude, out of view from mortals. Swimming in this icy lake can give you health and happiness in your marriage. Toss a coin or a piece of jewelry into the lake and make a wish.  

Whether or not you believe in the legend, the serene beauty of the lake is sure to enchant you. With crystal clear water and marvelous mountain views, Hrid Lake is a must-visit destination for anyone hiking in Montenegro. 


Hiking in Durmitor, Montenegro’s largest national park, is an experience that offers a plethora of benefits for outdoor enthusiasts. The park can boast with impressive 18 glacial lakes, including the beautiful Black Lake, making it a paradise for hikers seeking impressive scenery. With peaks reaching over 2,500 meters, including Bobotov Kuk, Durmitor is also home to some of the most famous peaks in Montenegro. The park’s unique flora and fauna, including its rare endemic species, are a sight to behold for nature lovers.  

Additionally, visitors can enjoy canoeing on the crystalline waters of the park’s rivers and exploring the Tara River Canyon, the deepest canyon in Europe. The canyon is a crucial part of Montenegro’s ecological heritage, as it is home to a wide array of plant and animal species that are endemic for the region. Tara River Canyon is more than just a spectacular sight to behold – it’s a UNESCO protected heritage site, recognized for its natural and cultural significance and an untouched gorge that has captured the hearts of countless nature enthusiasts. 

Hiking in such a region can be especially exhilarating, as the stunning views and challenging terrain will push even the most experienced hikers to their limits. 


Hiking in Kotor is an incredible experience that offers numerous perks for the mind, body and soul. 

First and foremost, the exquisite views of the impressive Boka Bay make the trek well worth the effort. Along the way, hikers have the opportunity to visit the stunning Kotor Cathedral, a UNESCO-protected site that boasts with splendid architecture and historical significance.  

Hiking in Kotor provides an excellent opportunity to disconnect from the stresses of daily life and immerse yourself in nature. It is a fantastic way to reduce stress, anxiety and depression, and promote mental wellbeing. The incredible vistas, cultural landmarks and outdoor adventure make Kotor a must-do activity for any visitor to Montenegro. For those who want to end their day in the most spectacular way, watching the sunset from St. John’s fortress above the town is an absolute must.  

Austro-Hungarian forts serve as a tangible reminder of the country’s rich history and cultural heritage. The forts played an essential role in the defense of Montenegro during the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and were critical in shaping the country’s past. Today, they stand as a testament to Montenegro’s resilience and determination to protect its people and land. Exploring these forts not only provides an opportunity to connect with the past but also allows visitors to immerse themselves in the outstanding natural beauty of Montenegro’s landscapes. The combination of history and nature makes hiking in Montenegro a remarkable experience. 

Skadar Lake

At the very end, you should visit Skadar Lake as icing on the cake during hiking in Montenegro. Located in the heart of the country, Skadar Lake is the largest lake in the Balkans, with a surface area of approximately 370 square kilometers. The lake is surrounded by impressive mountains, offering panoramic views of the surrounding area. It is also known for its unique flora and fauna, which can be explored on one of the many hiking trails in the area.  

As a national park, Skadar Lake is of great importance for the preservation of its rich biodiversity. The lake is home to over 270 species of birds, including rare and endangered species such as the Dalmatian pelican and the pygmy cormorant. In addition to its natural beauty, Skadar Lake is also steeped in history and culture, with many small towns and villages scattered throughout the area. Hikers can take a break from their trek and explore these charming towns, sampling local cuisine and experiencing the unique traditions and way of life of the locals. 

Hiking in Montenegro allows you to explore some of the most fabulous and untouched landscapes in Europe, with a variety of trails suitable for all ages and abilities. With its warm and welcoming culture, charming vistas and abundant wildlife, Montenegro is truly a hiker’s paradise. Take a break from the city and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Let’s hit the trails together!