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Hike, Raft and Explore Bosnia and Montenegro

Conquer the highest peaks of each country and raft the deepest canyon in a week of non-stop adventure.

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Adventure Tapas
DURATION
6 Nights
DIFFICULTY
Challenging
COMFORT
Comfortable
LOCATION
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro
SEASON
May—August
NEAREST AIRPORT

This action-packed adventure is a great way to explore the stunning countries of Bosnia and Montenegro. Over 7 days you will scale the highest peaks of both countries - Mount Maglic (2836m) in Bosnia and Mount Bobotov (2523m) in Montenegro, raft the longest canyon in Europe - the Tara River, explore 2 idyllic national parks and experience the region’s warm culture in the charming city of Trebinje. Phew. Your local hosts will take care of all the arrangements so you can simply enjoy your hassle-free adventure.

Your hassle-free adventure includes

  • 4 days hiking
  • 1 day river rafting
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Guided tour of Trebinje
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • All airport and local transfers
  • All meals

Perfect for

Anyone looking to experience the fascinating countries of Bosnia and Montenegro with a flair for adventure. No previous experience is required, you need a reasonable level of basic fitness to tackle the two highest peaks.

Need To Know

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for your guides (optional)

This trip will run with a minimum of 4 people, and a maximum of 16. Please note, if there are not 4 people booked the trip may be rearranged or cancelled.

A reasonable level of fitness is required for the hikes as you’re going to ascend around 700 m at a relaxed pace. You should feel comfortable hiking 5-6 hours at a continuous pace for this adventure.

Sure can! A lot of people do, and it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Your host recommends to pack:

  • Hiking trousers
  • Hiking shoes
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Breathable quick drying clothing
  • Sun protection (glasses, hat, sunscreen)
  • Warm clothes
  • Backpack (30L minimum)
  • Shorts
  • Energy bars

Summer is the best time to visit Bosnia and Montenegro. Daytime temperatures range between 24 - 30 degrees Celsius with cool evening and nighttime temperatures. As a number of days of the adventure are spent at higher altitudes the temperature can be cooler, ideal for hiking. The weather can be wet at any time of year so it is worth packing some waterproof clothing.

The food is all freshly made local fare. Dishes are typically hearty with plenty of cheese and other dairy products, dried meats, fish, pastries and local fruits and vegetables.

Your host recommends to pack:

  • Hiking trousers
  • Hiking shoes
  • Wind stopper
  • Jacket
  • Breathable, quick-drying, sport clothes
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunblock)
  • Warm layers (for evenings)
  • Backpack (30L minimum)
  • Shorts
  • Energy/protein bars

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Location

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This adventure takes place in the Bosnia and Hercegovina, often referred to as Bosnia, and Montenegro. Lying at the confluence of the east and the west, Bosnia is a vibrant country full of life and hope after a troubled past. The people are notably warm and the countryside is spectacularly beautiful. During this adventure, you will be exploring Bosnia’s oldest national park, Sutjeska. The park is steeped in history and its designation as a national park was decided in large part as it is the location of a number of important battles. Nevertheless, the scenery is breath-taking with grassy plateaus breaking out of primaeval forest interspersed with glistening lakes. The is home to the largest population of brown bears in Europe as well as a diverse range of other wildlife. It is also where you will find and climb Bosnia’s highest mountain, peak Maglic, which stands at 2,386 metres.

The second part of the trip visits Montenegro. This small country punches above its weight when it comes to wild mountain scenery. First up, you will be exploring the Durmitor National Park in the north west of the country. In the park, you will discover the Tara River cutting through the Tara River Canyon, the longest canyon in Europe and the second longest in the world at 78 km, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will also find turquoise glacial lakes surrounded by dense pine forests and the highest peak in Montenegro, the 2,522-metre Bobotov peak.

Start point

Dubrovnik Airport - 13:30

Your adventure begins at Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) with your airport transfer at 13:30. Please schedule your flight to arrive more than 30 minutes before this time. You will meet your host and fellow adventurers in the arrivals area.

Finish point

Dubrovnik Airport - 08:00

At the end of the trip, you will be dropped back at Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) at 08:00. You’re free to catch any flights departing after 10:00. Alternatively you can always stay on an explore Dubrovnik further.

What to Expect

Day 1: Arrive and Hike

Your adventure begins at Dubrovnik Airport where you will be met by your local hosts. After a warm welcome, it’s straight off to Sutijeska National Park, the oldest in the region. The transfer will take around 3 and a half hours.

The trip starts with a warm-up hike ascending peak Kuk. The route passes green hills and glittering lakes in this stunning park, home to one of the largest colonies of brown bears in the Balkans. After a few hours, it’s time to head down to your accommodation and a hearty dinner.

3 hours of hiking

Day 2: Climbing Bosnia’s Highest Peak

Today the real trekking begins with an ascent of 2,386-metre peak Maaglic, the highest point in Bosnia. A transfer gets you to the start of the climb at 1,700 metres. From there it’s an exhilarating hike with exposed sections protected by steel cables.

After around 4 hours hiking you will reach the summit with its panoramic views. The descent passes the scenic Trnovov Lake offering a chance for a welcome break on the shore. From there, you continue down through dense conifer forest to your accommodation in Tjentiste.

6-7 hours of hiking

Day 3: Rafting the Tara River

Today’s adventure takes place on the waters of the Tara River in Europe’s longest canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a 1 hour transfer to the river, you will be kitted out with wetsuits and helmets and given a short safety briefing.

Then it’s time to take the water for an exhilarating white-knuckle ride down the canyon’s rapids. After an exciting few hours, the rafting ends at the river bank, the perfect spot for a relaxed lunch. The afternoon is free time to sunbathe and swim in the river.

3-4 hours of rafting

Day 4: Hiking Glacial Lakes

Today takes on a more relaxed pace as you explore the glacial lakes of Durmitor National Park in Montenegro. It’s a 3-hour transfer to the start of the hike. From there, you will visit the spectacular Black Lake and Snake Lake.

During the hike, there will be plenty of time to take in your surroundings and appreciate the tranquil setting. The afternoon is free time, offering you the chance to rest your legs in preparation for tomorrow’s challenge.

3 hours transfer, 2-3 hours of hiking

Day 5: Climbing Montenegro’s Highest Peak

The mission for the day is the highest peak in Montenegro and the highest point of the trip, the 2,522-metre Bobotov peak in Durmitor National Park. It’s a stiff but manageable challenge with 700 metres of ascent and an exhilarating and exposed finale protected by cables.

The summit views are well worth the effort and it’s a great moment to enjoy with your fellow climbers and experienced instructors. From there, you’ll head down to Žabljak to sample the local cuisine and a celebratory drink before heading to your accommodation for a well-earned rest.

6-7 hours of hiking

Day 6: Trenbinje and Winery Tour

To top of 5 days of action-packed adventure, it’s time for a spot of culture and fine wine in the ancient city of Trebinje. Through a guided tour you will experience the highlights of this delightful little city and learn about the area’s fascinating history.

During the day there will also be some free time to do a little gift shopping or just grab a coffee and watch the world go by. A highlight is a trip to Tvrdos monastery where you can sample some of the region’s fantastic wines. Then, it’s back to your accommodation for a final dinner.

2-3 hours transfer, 1-2 hours city tour, 1-2 hours winery tour

Day 7: Departure

After an exhilarating journey through some of the most spectacular scenery Bosnia and Montenegro has to offer, it’s time to head home. There is one last breakfast together, a chance to swop photos and contact details. Then, a transfer will take you to the airport for your flight home.

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, and weather conditions and forecasts.

Accommodation

During the six nights of your adventure, you will be in Tjentiste, Zabljak and Trebinje. Your accommodation will be a mixture of traditional mountain chalets and 3-star hotels. Rooms are comfortable with en-suite facilities and WiFi available.

Dates & Prices

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Prices include

Accommodation · Airport Transfers · Equipment · Guide · Local Transport · Meals As Described · Happiness Guaranteed · 100% Financial Protection · No Single Supplements

Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

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Guide Prices

Group size Adults Children
4–16

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Optional Extras

Make your life easy. Once you have reserved your space, your host can help you arrange the extras you’ll need. Here are some guide prices which can be confirmed with you during booking.

Additional Night Accommodation Payable Before Departure
Additional Night Accommodation €30.00 Per Person

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