Activities on Boka Kotorska bay
One of the 13 most beautiful bays in the world, the southernmost fjord in Europe, is the place where the crystal clear and warm Adriatic
Sea embraces the steep slopes of the mountains Lovćen and Orjen, has always attracted attention with its beauty and strategic position.
Numerous civilizations have left their traces in Boka Bay, especially in the old town of Kotor and the town of Perast and that was the
reason UNESCO put it under protection in 1978.
Join us on one of our active tour and enjoy nature and physical activities, enrich yourself with stories about history and culture, and get inspired by exceptional beauty!
hiking / mountaineering
If your base is in the Boka Kotorska (Bay of Kotor) for day hikes we recommend Mount Orjen close to the Croatian border
and easily accessible from Herceg Novi. The views from the mountain are stunning, stretching across the Boka Kotorska
towards Croatia and along the Adriatic coastline. There are trails to suit all levels of fitness and walks of varying
A longer 2-3 day hike along the inner plateau edging the Boka Kotorska can be arranged from Mount Orjen to Mount Lovcen (high above Kotor). This is a stunning hike and strongly recommended.
Some of marked trails:
- Herceg Novi – Kameno – Borici mountain hut „Za Vratlom“ - This path is good for hiking, except for the big altitude difference.
- Herceg Novi – Zlijebi – Zlijebska lastva - Path for mountaineering, very attractive with an exceptional view of the entrance of Boka Kotorska..
- Vrbanj – Sitnica - Mountain trailk that connects Vrbanj with the boarder crossing with BiH, ”Sitnica”. It’s a track convenient for hiking, except a short section above Krusevice village.
- Vrbanj – Begova munika - A trail convenient for hiking as well. In the great part it follows an old military road, going through the shade of a beech tree forest.
- Vrbanj – Tresnja - This track is convenient for hiking as well. It will take you to the rest spot with a great view, on Tresnja hill. There the path diverges into various directions, leading to other destinations.
- Crkvice – tvrđava Kom – Velji vrh - This track that goes to the austro-hungarian fortress, situated on the peak above Crkvice. It is adequate for hiking, and runs through the attractive karst, mostly crag like relief, which enables great viewpoints, as the peak itself.
There are plenty of hiking trails in Lovcen National Park for outdoor enthusiasts.
- Wolf Trail & Babina Glava - Length: 10.4 km, Time: 3 h, Highest Point: 1454 m, Altitude Gain: 218 m.
- Ivanova Korita to the mausoleum with Mali Bostur & Velji Bostur - Length: 8.4 km, Time: 3 h, Highest Point: 1625 m, Altitude Gain: 467 m.
- Njegusi to the mausoleum via Jezero and Velji Bostur (loop) - Length: 18.1 km, Time: 6.5 h, Highest Point: 1625 m, Altitude Gain: 915 m.
- Krstac to Ivanova Korita - Length: 6.8 km, Time: 2.5 h, Highest Point: 1368 m, Altitude Gain: 153 m.
- Kuk Loop from Ivanova Korita via Dolovi - Length: 12.6 km, Time: 4 h, Highest Point: 1437 m, Altitude Gain: 345 m.
- Cetinje to Ivanova Korita - Length: 9 km, Time: 3 h, Highest Point: 1266 m, Altitude Gain: 638 m.
The Coastal Transversal
The Coastal Transversal is the biggest hike trail in Montenegro. The Coastal Transversal tour takes in the most spectacular
coastal scenery in Montenegro, yet avoids the tourist crowds. This tour follows the coastal mountaineering transversal
route from the western to the south eastern borders of Montenegro across 3 mountain ranges – Orjen, Lovcen and Rumija.
The tour starts and ends at sea level, reaching a top altitude of 1894 meters along the way. Following forgotten paths we pass through abandoned villages, old fortresses and breathtaking ridges overlooking the Adriatic. The route crosses the UNESCO protected Boka Kotorska and Lovcen National Park before descending to beautiful Skadarsko Jezero (Skadar Lake) and submitting Mount Rumija.
Although mountain biking as an organized activity is still in its infancy here, there are many possibilities for genuinely wonderful biking on Orjen and Lovćen mountains.
Orjen and sorounding areas are perfect environment for cycling. There are many tracks,running through the nature, that can be used for cycling (mountain biking). These paths are rarely used by car drivers, end they go through the prettiest regions, worth a visit. The most popular MTB tracks on Orjen are:
Besides walking and hiking, the Park can be visited with mountain bikes, using those historical Austro-Hungarian roads or todays macadam road which take to practically all former Orjen shepherds’ camps.
The road that leads along the coast of the Bay of Kotor is ideal for a dayly trip by bike. The route passes through
beautiful coastal settlements, as well as next to famous historical sites, so you can use the pause in cycling to
visit the sights. The circle around the inner bay is 45 km long, but it can be increased by going to Herceg Novi,
Tivat or even Budva.
Also, the Lustica peninsula is an ideal area for cycling. There is an asphalt road around the entire peninsula, with a total length of about 50 km, which allows cyclists to enjoy the natural beauty, but also the physical activity that awaits you on this trail.
The Bay of Kotor is the most beautiful Bays in the Mediterranean. Due to dark water and steep surrounding mountains it is often compared with Norwegian fjords. The coast of the Bay is decorated with numerous stone houses and beautiful churches originating from the middle century. It is fantastic feeling to observe the medieval scenery directly from the sea.
No previous experience in kayaking is required, only the good physical condition and desire for adventure. You can
pass the great deal of the coast from Kotor to the middle of the Bay and you will have the opportunity to swim, to
snorkel or simply enjoy the scenery.
The peddle starts in small place Muo, where you get the kayaks and take over the gear. You paddle along different coastal places on both sides of the Bay like: Prcanj, Dobrota, Orahovac, Stoliv, Ljuta, etc. If you have the energy you can reach the small picturesque place Perast in cca 3 hours. In from the Perast there are two beautiful islands Our Lady of the Rock, artificial island from 16th c. and St George. Church visit is optional.
You can make the swimming break on one of the numerous small keys.
Experience the natural beauty and take in the historic sites of the Bay of Kotor on a day cruise. The unforgettable cruise offers enjoyment above all you ever imagined. Panoramic tour of 4 bays comprising Boka - Tivat bay, Herceg Novi bay, Risan bay and Kotor Bay. A chance for open sea swimming. Visit to Blue Cave, a cave of the unusual blue color, one of the great attractions of Boka, located on the Luštica peninsula. Visit to the Gospa od Škrpjela (Our Lady of the Rocks) isle, an important cultural landmark of Boka Kotorska bay.
What will you see?
Bay of Kotor is the pearl of our country and the best way to feel and enjoy it is by boat. Reflection of the steep
mountains in the calm water, beautiful stone houses of famous captains and sailors, picturesque islands, caves, and
centuries old traces of history are the reason why our Bay is on the Bucket list of many world travelers.
While you are enjoying this breathtaking place from the boat, you will have a chance to visit Our Lady of the Rock Island, famous Blue Cave where swimming is great experience and of course you will have time to relax on the beach enjoying fresh drink or even lunch if you wish. Very interesting war tunnels are on the way so we will peek into and discover less known history of this Adriatic pearl.
hanging out with horses
For those who adore animals, furry creatures always have the power to put a smile on your face, irrespective of how bad your day has been. However, even if you are not a fan of animals, research has shown that interacting with horses can help keep the blues away. For those who are looking for a daily pick-me-up, try establishing a budding relationship with a horse and you can bet that you will instantly start to feel better.
What do we gain from horses?
Spending time with horses can be quite a learning experience. Through daily interaction, children learn how good performance is a product of understanding, patience, forgiveness, and other such essentials. Hanging out with horses can make one’s day take a turn for the better in simple ways.
If you are a more experienced rider, we definitely recommend field riding in groups of up to six riders and for about two hours. The terrains of Luštica will surely delight you. Our horses will help bring you one step closer to an individual experience in connecting with nature.
Whether you will be a good rider depends mostly on how you learn the first riding steps. Horseback riding is not limited to gender or age, and anyone can become a rider if they are willing to learn, accept knowledge and instructions in order to be able to ride independently. Under the watchful eye of a riding instructor, our trained and good-natured horses will teach you riding techniques, but above all they will teach you to think and know yourself through various situations that require physical effort, perception and quick response to a reaction. We also recommend riding to people with a lack of self-confidence, whom we help reduce the feeling of insecurity and fear and improve the feeling of general well-being.
Archery is a challenging activity that develops hand/eye coordination and concentration. It is the type of activity
that does not require huge blocks of time in one's busy schedule, and archers can develop their skills as their time
We offer a Beginners Archery course that caters to the individual who never picked up a bow or those who want to learn the basics to improve their skills on the range. Our instructors are certified and class sizes are kept small to maintain an optimum student/instructor ratio.
Who can participate?
Our course does not require you to bring any equipment, since everything you need will be provided for the
course. Just bring yourself and your friends and family to enjoy a past time that will develop into a passion.
The classes total approximately 2 to 2 1/2 hours divided between class time and range time. The classes cover
all the fundamentals and principles necessary to handle and shoot a bow safely.
Classes are open to adults, and young adults ages 12-18. We encourage parents and guardians to sign up for the class as well and many find learning archery with their kids is a great experience.