Road Cycling Montenegro´s coast and Lake Skadar - Self guided tour
This self-guided cycling tour takes you on small side roads to beautiful corners of
Montenegro´s Mediterranean coastline. Explore in your own pace the UNESCO World
Heritage Site, the Bay of Kotor, the biggest lake in the Balkans, Lake Skadar, and stunning
viewpoints all along your way.
You stay overnight in small cosy hotels or B&B. Your luggage is transferred from place to
place or you can also choose to rent panniers and bags.
We provide you with information where to taste culinary delights along your way, so you get
refreshed and in touch with locals.
Arrival and transfer to the old royal capital of Montenegro, the town of Cetinje. After
an introduction to the tour and adjusting your bikes you have time to stroll around in town.
Overnight in Cetinje.
Beautiful cycling tour to the biggest lake of the Balkans, Lake Skadar. Have a rest in Rijeka Crnojevica before you continue to local honey farm. While tasting local bee products listen about local traditional beliefs and superstitions related to beekeeping. Enjoy in honey products such as honey with candied fruits within the ambience of 300 years old house. Continue to Virpazar, your next overnight place. 40 km
Cycle the shoreline of Lake Skadar. This one of the most scenic sections, Monastery islands, villages, chestnut grooves and all the time you have great views towards the lake and the Albanian Alps. Take a pause at local chestnut farm. Chestnuts products, goat cheese and seasonal vegetables are part of the menu. Here local culture of living made a big influence on gastronomy and recipes. Your host, a family will show you how they keep these traditions alive. A final descent takes you to the city of Ulcinj. 70 km (if this section is too long we can provide vehicle support)
Cycle from Ulcinj to Old Bar. Olive groves, and a 2000 year old olive tree are on your way. Our today gastronomic story is related to cheese traditionally prepared in olive oil. While tasting learn about old techniques of its preparing. Enjoy in traditionally prepared cheese in olive oil Upon arrival discover the ruins of Old Bar. 45 km
Transfer ( 45 min) from Bar along the busy coastal road to Budva. Visit the old town of Budva, before you cycle cross scenic villages towards Kotor. 35 km
Today´s tour takes you to the peninsula of Lustica at the entrance of the Bay of Kotor. Enjoy great views to the fortification islands, the bay and the Adriatic sea. Have a taste of olive oil produced in local olive farm. Take a walk through amazing olive yard and visit an attraction of great historic and ethnographic value – well preserved an ancient olive mill made by stone and step back in time when olives were milled by man power. After take the chance to have swim at one of the beaches. Return to Kotor. 50 km
Explore the Bay of Kotor, which is a gentle round trip along the beautiful coastline of the bay. Along your way you have the chance to visit several cultural sites eg. like
Perast, great restaurants and picturesque villages. 38 km
Transfer to the airport Tivat/Podgorica/Dubrovnik
All lodging in small hotels
Local emergency support
Transportation as quoted in the program
Riding routes with maps (GPS)
Our assistance during your trip
Transfer from airport to Cetinje and transfer back to airport is not included
Transfer can be included. Please contact us in advance
Moderate physical skills are required for this tour.
No special skills are required.
Extra days can be added.
Please contact us in advance.
You stay overnight in small cosy hotels or B&B. Your luggage is transferred from place to place or you can also choose to rent panniers and bags.
We provide you with information where to taste culinary delights along your way, so you get refreshed and in touch with locals.
The difficulty of the basic itinerary ( 8 days) is medium. The itinerary can be tailored to match your fitness level and the days you wish to spend cycling.
Best time to go: Mid April-July or September to November.