A guide to the mountains of Montenegro - some of the wildest, most spectacular, and least visited in Europe. It includes itineraries ranging from single-day hikes to multi-day treks; variants and extensions to the main routes; circular and point-to-point routes; and, background information, including mountain huts, shelters, and travel; and more.
INTRODUCTION ABOUT MONTENEGRO Geography Geology Climate When to Visit Weather Forecasts Vegetation and Wildlife Mediterranean and Mountain Plants Mammals Reptiles and Amphibians Birds History Culture Festivals Food and Drink Menu Reader Language Key Words for Walkers TRAVELLING IN MONTENEGRO Visas Getting to Montenegro Flights from the UK and Western Europe Travelling via Croatia Travelling via Italy By Rail or Bus from the UK and Western Europe Local Transport Bus Train Taxi Hitching Warning: Cross-Border Travel Accommodation Money Currency Costs Carrying Money Changing Money ATMs Staying in Touch Telephones Mobiles Internet WALKING IN MONTENEGRO Highlights Mountain Huts and Camping Katuns Water Food and Supplies Equipment Maps Trail Markings National Parks Long-Distance Routes Safety in the Mountains Mountain Rescue and Emergency Telephone Numbers ABOUT THIS GUIDE About the Routes Route Summary Table Rating and Arrangement of Routes Timings and Stages Maps and Sketch Maps Local Spelling and Place Names ORJEN Walk 1: Subra Stage 1: Kameno - Vratlo Hut Stage 2: Vratlo Hut - Subra (return) Stage 3: Vratlo Hut - Kabao (return) Stage 4: Vratlo Hut - Kameno Further Possibilities Zuba ki kabao from Vratlo Hut Walk 2: Zuba ki kabao Vrbanj - Zuba ki kabao (return) LOV EN Walk 3: Jezerski vrh Bukovica - Jezerski vrh - Ivanova korita Walk 4: Kotor Fortress Kotor Fortress (return) DURMITOR Walk 5: Central Durmitor Stage 1: abljak - Lokvice Stage 2: Lokvice - veliki Me ed -Terzin bogaz (return) Stage 3: Lokvice - Bobotov kuk (return) Stage 4: Lokvice - Minin bogaz (return) Stage 5: Lokvice - Ledena pe ina (return) Stage 6: Lokvice - Trojni prevoj - Samar (return) Stage 7: Lokvice - abljak Walk 6: Durmitor Circuit (via ekr ko jezero) Stage 1: Lokvice - Trojni prevoj - Zeleni vir - Samar - ekr ko jezero Stage 2: ekr ko jezero - Planinica - Ali'nica - Crvena greda - Jablan jezero Stage 3: Jablan jezero - abljak Walk 7: Durmitor Circuit (via Velika Struga) Stage 1: Lokvice - Velika Struga -Donja Ali'nica Stage 2: Donja Ali'nica - Crvena greda - Jablan jezero - abljak Further Possibilities Savin kuk Sedlena greda Tara Canyon Crno jezero BJELASICA Walk 8: Biogradsko jezero Circuit of Biogradsko jezero (return) Walk 9: Biogradska gora Stage 1: Biogradsko jezero - Crna glava - Pe'i a jezero Stage 2: Pe'i a jezero - Tre'njevik Further Possibilities Strmenica KOMOVI Walk 10: Komovi Stage 1: Tre'njevik - etavna Stage 2: etavna - Kom Vasojevi ki (return) Stage 3: etavna - Kom Ljevorije ki (return) Stage 4: etavna - Tre'njevik Further Possibilities Kom Ku ki Magli KU KA KRAJINA ( IJEVO) Walk 11: Ku ka krajina Stage 1: Veru'a - Bukumirsko jezero Stage 2: Bukumirsko jezero - nameless pass (return) Stage 3: Bukumirsko jezero - etitan (return) Stage 4: Bukumirsko jezero - Magli (return) Stage 5: Bukumirsko jezero - Veru'a Further Possibilities Treskavac Vila Krisitor PROKLETIJE Walk 12: Volu'nica dom Radni ki - Volu'nica (return) Walk 13: Kro'nja and Karanfili dom Radni ki - Kro'nja - Severni vrh (return) Walk 14: Kotao dom Radni ki - Kotao (return) Walk 15: Ropojana Valley and jezero Vusanje - Jezero (return) Further Possibilities O njak Maja Rosit Maja Kolata Maja Jezerce OTHER AREAS Sinjajevina Mora ke planine Bio Rumije Skadarsko jezero APPENDICES Appendix A: Long-distance route Biogradsko jezero - Veru'a (Walks 9-11): Summary of Stages and Facilities Appendix B: List of Mountain Huts and Shelters Appendix C: Further Reading Appendix D: Contacts and Useful Addresses Appendix E: Language Notes and Glossary Appendix F: History Appendix G: Montenegro's Principal Mountain Areas and Major Peaks
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Rudolf Abraham grew up in England and New Zealand, and has travelled extensively in Turkey, the Caocasus, Iran and Central Asia. He lived in Croatia from 1999 to 2001, and has made numerous trips into the mountains of Croatia, Montenegro and Slovenia. He is the author of Cicerone's Walking in Croatia, and has also written a book on Islamic art and architecture, and contributed introductions to books on Central Asia, Armenia and Afghanistan.