Walking in the Bay of Kotor & Coast of Montenegro

Self-Guided Tour

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    At 3e Travel, we love introducing guests to our patch – the western Balkans, one of the most fascinating but little-visited regions of Europe. We believe the best tours combine active exploration of its natural wonders and wild landscapes, with getting to know the people and culture of this part of the world.

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    • 8 days
    • Self Guided Tour
    • Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

    Experience the highlights of one of the most beautiful hiking areas in southern Europe the Bay of Kotor. Discover in your pace the beauty of the Montenegrin coastline. Enjoy fantastic views, great food and Mediterranean atmosphere.

    Travel Style

    Self-guided or guided on request


    8 days/7nights




    Apr, May, June, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

    Price Includes

    • 7 nights accommodation in double/twin room
    • 7 breakfasts
    • Luggage transfers
    • Orientation meeting (self-guided)
    • GPX-Tracks for walks
    • Maps and roadbook
    • Local mobile phone, service line 24/7
    • Transfers according to the itinerary

    Price Excludes

    • Single room supplement
    • Solo traveler supplement
    • Entrance fee National parks Lovcen, Lake Skadar
    • Entrance fees to sights
    • Tasting, boatrides
    • Arrival/departure transfers
    • Lunches and dinner
    • Drinks

    Day 1Arrival

    Arrival at Tivat, Dubrovnik or Podgorica airport: Optional transfer to Kotor.

    Day 2The Bay of Kotor

    Mount Vrmac is situated like a barrier between the innermost part of the Bay (Bay of Kotor) and the outer part (Bay of Tivat). The hike starts from Kotor on a zick-zack trail to the fortress Vrmac and you follow the mountain ridge to the highest top of Vrmac, Sveti Ilija (765 m). The descend follows an old shepherd’s trail down a village in the Bay of Kotor.

    (5,5 hrs, + 700 m/- 700 m; 13 km)

    Day 3Above of Perast

    Another top tour: On the northern side of the bay, you start in Orahovac village to the ruins of Vranovo Brdo fortress, where an absolutely breathtaking view awaits you. Then another military path takes you down to the small town Perast. There it is possible to take a boat to visit the famous island with the church Gospa od Skrpjela (our Lady of the Rock). Return by boat to Tivat. Dinner in the old town of Kotor.

    (5hrs, + 700 m/- 700 m; 12 km)

    Day 4Ladder of Kotor and Cetinje

    Right from Kotor you follow the old trade route which once connected Cetinje with Kotor – the ladder of Kotor. Even Billard tables were transported along this trail! This old horse trail with more than 70 zig-zags takes you Krstac pass offers countless magnificent views of the whole bay. Upon arrival at the pass 900m, we have a try of local Njegusi ham and cheese. You are transferred to the old capital of Cetinje, where the old buildings of the powers of the 19th century stand in big contrast to the simple architecture of the local architecture style. Transfer to Budva, which offers a romantic old town and nice close by beaches for swimming.

    (4hrs, + 900 m/; 11 km)

    Day 5Stari Bar and Rumija Mountain

    A panoramic transfer along the Montenegrin coast takes you to Bar. You start our walk in the olive orchards of Old Bar and continue to an abandoned village above of the Bay of Bar. On the way there you have the chance to visit the ruins of Old Bar, where you can feel the oriental spirit of this part of Montenegro. Return to Budva.

    (5hrs, + 800 m/- 800 m; 14 km)

    Day 6Monasteries of Budva – Sv. Stefan

    A short transfer (30min) takes you to our starting point above of Budva. There you start a pleasant panorama walk above the Riviera of Budva. After a refreshing stop at the church of Ogradnica you start your descent to Sv. Stefan, the iconic hotel island.
    Return to Budva.

    (5 hrs, + 800 m/- 200 m; 14 km)

    Day 7 Lake Skadar National Park

    Not the miss a walk in another unique landscape of Montenegro, Lake Skadar Nationalpark. Enjoy a pleasant and scenic loop walk to the ancient village of Godinje. This region is also well known for producing the best wines of Montenegro. Reward yourself with a glass of “Vranac” wine and fish from the lake. Return to Budva.

    (3hrs, + 200 m/- 200 m; 8 km)

    Day 8Transfer (optional)

    To the airport Podgorica, Tivat or Dubrovnik