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Compact and filled to the brim with astounding landscapes, this Balkan country has an unbelievable amount of hiking opportunities. Walks in Montenegro are set into extraordinary mountains, deep gorges and dramatic bays, never failing to elicit a grin. 

With an exceptionally rugged landscape, no matter where you are in Montenegro, you’re guaranteed to be looking down across huge views or looking up at them. Mountain hikes in Montenegro include jagged karst geology in the limestone mountains as well as gentler peaks and forested slopes. 

You’ll also discover friendly towns with exquisite backdrops and quickly fall in love with the tremendous hospitality. Whether you’ve got a base or are travelling around, you’ll always feel at home. 

From beautiful coastal trails to strenuous high altitude treks, when you begin exploring Montenegro’s hiking routes, you’re in for a serious adventure.

Intermediate
04:10
9.31 mi
Easy
01:33
2.92 mi
Intermediate
03:19
6.38 mi
Difficult
05:28
9.18 mi
Difficult
05:13
8.11 mi
Difficult
07:00
12.5 mi
Intermediate
02:37
5.02 mi
Intermediate
02:05
4.70 mi
Intermediate
04:36
8.53 mi
Intermediate
04:37
9.06 mi
Easy
01:09
1.92 mi
Easy
00:54
2.10 mi
Difficult
04:26
5.66 mi
Intermediate
02:06
4.20 mi
Easy
00:58
1.55 mi
Intermediate
03:28
7.97 mi
Difficult
06:09
11.8 mi
Difficult
01:02
2.06 mi
Intermediate
02:01
4.43 mi
Intermediate
02:15
4.45 mi

Top 20 best walks and hikes in Montenegro

    1
    Intermediate
    04:10
    9.31 mi
    2.2 mph
    900 ft
    900 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    2
    Easy
    01:33
    2.92 mi
    1.9 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    03:19
    6.38 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,425 ft
    1,425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    4
    Difficult
    05:28
    9.18 mi
    1.7 mph
    3,175 ft
    3,175 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    5
    Difficult
    05:13
    8.11 mi
    1.6 mph
    2,475 ft
    2,475 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
    6
    Difficult
    07:00
    12.5 mi
    1.8 mph
    3,500 ft
    3,500 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    7
    Intermediate
    02:37
    5.02 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,125 ft
    1,125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    8
    Intermediate
    02:05
    4.70 mi
    2.3 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    9
    Intermediate
    04:36
    8.53 mi
    1.9 mph
    2,050 ft
    2,050 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    10
    Intermediate
    04:37
    9.06 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,775 ft
    1,775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    11
    Easy
    01:09
    1.92 mi
    1.7 mph
    675 ft
    700 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    12
    Easy
    00:54
    2.10 mi
    2.3 mph
    125 ft
    100 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    13
    Difficult
    04:26
    5.66 mi
    1.3 mph
    2,150 ft
    2,150 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
    14
    Intermediate
    02:06
    4.20 mi
    2.0 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    15
    Easy
    00:58
    1.55 mi
    1.6 mph
    600 ft
    575 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    16
    Intermediate
    03:28
    7.97 mi
    2.3 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    17
    Difficult
    06:09
    11.8 mi
    1.9 mph
    2,675 ft
    2,675 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    18
    Difficult
    01:02
    2.06 mi
    2.0 mph
    250 ft
    275 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
    19
    Intermediate
    02:01
    4.43 mi
    2.2 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    20
    Intermediate
    02:15
    4.45 mi
    2.0 mph
    900 ft
    900 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

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Montenegro’s dramatic landscapes

One of the primary reasons why the best hiking trails in Montenegro are also some of the best in Europe is that the landscape is so diverse. The country has a vast region of karst mountains, made from limestone which erodes to leave unique formations. 

Covering 70% of the nation, the Dinaric Alps make Montenegro a mountain hiker’s paradise. Climbing up into the mountains offers phenomenal views wherever you go. The five national parks are great places to access the top hikes in Montenegro, like Lovćen National Park. Walking here means steep ascents but looking down across the valleys and the stunning Bay of Kotor makes it more than worth it. 

The dramatic Adriatic coast abounds with beautiful towns and fishing villages. Hikes here offer outstanding views and plentiful culture with easy access to trails. In the northern region, you’ll find Biogradska Gora National Park. Unusually lush and green, this rainforest park has a wealth of biodiversity. The north also features the highest peak, Bobotov Kuk at 8,278 feet (2,523 m) and its surrounding glacial lakes. 

Hiking seasons

With a wonderful Adriatic coastline as well as towering peaks, the weather in Montenegro very much depends on where you are and when you’ve rocked up. In the mountainous interior, the hiking season is best between May and September but you should always be prepared for rain. 

The coastal region is ideal for hiking from April to October although July and August can see rocketing temperatures making for sweaty hikes. Therefore, April, May and September are generally considered to be the outstanding months to hike here.

Wildlife from the coast to the mountains

Walks in Montenegro are seldom taken alone, even if you’re hiking solo. Why? Because this little country is big on wildlife. Incredibly rich in habitats, Montenegro is home to a wide array of wonderful animals and birds. 

Around Lake Skadar in the coastal region, you can spend your entire lakeside hike watching an abundance of wetland birds, who flock here and congregate. Cormorants, falcons, sparrowhawks and golden eagles are just a handful of the hundreds of incredible birds to be spotted in Montenegro. 

Lake Skadar and the Tara River are home to otters, which are fantastically charming creatures to spot on walks in the area. Bears and wolves tend to stay out of sight, but if you explore the mountains and forests enough, you may spot signs of them. Wild boar, foxes and groundhogs all call this country home as well.

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