Explore the beautiful country of Montenegro by bike. On this tour, you will discover some picturesque towns as well as the fantastic coast of Montenegro.
Your departure point is Cavtat, Croatia, just outside of Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful cities in the Adriatic and a World Heritage site. Because of its historical importance, it is often called the "Athens of Croatia".
Montenegro, one of the youngest states in the world, is the focus. On this supported tour, you'll discover the bay of Kotor whose steep limestone cliffs make it one of the most impressive landscapes in the entire Adriatic.
- Unesco protected Kotor with its spectacular city wall
- Bay of Kotor and the impressive limestone cliffs
- Boat trip on Skadar Lake
- Region of Primorje
- Famous island of Sveti Stefan
- Coastal cities of Budva and Montenegro’s former capital, Cetinje
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Day 1: Cavtat
Day 2: Cavtat - Herceg Novi, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 3: Herceg Novi - Budva, 31 mi. (50 km)
Day 4: Cetinje - Virpazar, 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 5: Virpazar – Rijeka Crnojevica, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 6: Cetinje - Lovćen – Kotor, 31 mi. (50 km)
Day 7: Kotor - Cavtat, 12 + 25 mi. (20 + 40 km)
Day 8: Cavtat
*All distances are approximate.
Day 1: Cavtat
Individual arrival to Cavtat and check-in in the first hotel. Afterwards, you have the opportunity to stroll around the laid back little city or visit nearby Dubrovnik. There is also an opportunity to participate in a guided tour through the city in the evening before returning to the hotel in Cavtat.
Day 2: Cavtat – Herceg Novi (biking route approx. 45 km/28 mi., 800 m/2630 ft of elevation)
From Cavtat, cycle through the region of Primorje to the border of Montenegro. The route offers spectacular views above the deep azure sea and the fertile vegetation. After passing the border, the terrace-like bay of Kotor opens up. Along the promenade, you will continue biking to Herceg Novi, which lies in the entrance to Kotor Bay. You can use this opportunity to swim from the promenade of Herceg Novi. Later, after checking-in to your hotel, a guided tour through the sights of Herceg Novi is offered. Overnight stay in Herceg Novi.
Day 3: Herceg Novi – Budva (biking route approx. 50 km/31 mi., 900 m/2950 ft of elevation)
In the morning, cycle along the coastal road of Kotor before reaching the ferry from Leptane to Kamenari. From here, your cycle tour takes you to Tivat and then on a near traffic-free panoramic road with spectacular views as far as Budva. In the afternoon, there is time to explore the picturesque old town of Budva on your own. Before dinner, you will have the opportunity to join a guided city tour through Budva, a city almost completely destroyed by an earthquake in 1979. Tonight is spent in Budva.
Day 4: Cetinje – Virpazar (biking route approx. 40 km/25 mi., 500 m/1640 ft of elevation)
After a short transfer, including a stop at the famous island of Sveti Stefan, you reach the former Montenegrin capital of Cetinje. From here, the beautiful route leads to Virpazar. You reach the town after approximately 35 km/22 mi. You can enjoy your picnic lunch along the shores of Lake Skadar. This region offers a welcome resting place for the migratory birds on their journey to the south. In 1983 it was established as a national park. Good weather offers the opportunity to take an afternoon boat trip through this natural paradise. Overnight stay in Virpazar.
Day 5: Virpazar – Rijeka Crnojevica (biking route approx. 45 km/28 mi., 1100 m/3610 ft of elevation)
After breakfast, jump back on your bikes and cycle on an almost traffic-free road as far as Rijeka Crnojevica. The place is known for its architecture and typical stone houses of the 17th and 18th century. Then you can return to Cetinje by support vehicle or discover the last 20 km/12 mi. and 700 m of elevation/2296 ft by bike. On the city tour in Cetinje, explore the most important sights, for example, the Montenegrin president’s residence. In addition, a lot of other government buildings and former embassies testify Cetinjes past as the capital city. Overnight stay in Cetinje.
Day 6: Cetinje - Lovćen – Kotor (biking route approx. 50 km/31 mi., 900 m/2952 ft of elevation)
After breakfast, a transfer bus brings you up to Lovćen. You have the opportunity to leave the shuttle earlier in order to cycle a part of the ascent yourself. From the highest point (more than 1,500 m above sea level) you can expect a rapid descent with spectacular views of the Bay of Kotor, surrounded by mountains reaching heights of up to 1,700 m. It is the largest and best-protected bay in the entire Adriatic. Today’s cycle tour ends in Kotor. The town is almost 2,000 years old and famous for its medieval center listed under UNESCO World Heritage protection. Here, a guided city tour is offered and you may end the day with a leisurely walk through town and visit one of the numerous cozy cafès or bars.
Day 7: Kotor – Cavtat (biking route approx. 13 + 15 km/8 + 9 mi., 800 m/2630 ft of elevation)
The last cycle tour leads along the bay of Kotor until reaching the ferry in Kamenari. Cross the impressive bay of Kotor for the last time and board the shuttle bus on the other side. It will take you back to Croatia, where you stop at one of the most beautiful and popular restaurants in the area. You have only a few more kilometers by bike until the end of the cycling journey.
Day 8: Cavtat (Return home or extended stay in Croatia)
After breakfast hotel check-out or an extended stay in Croatia.
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Accommodations in 3 and 4 star hotels.
- Accommodations for 7 nights in 3 and 4-star hotels
- 7 breakfasts
- 7 dinners
- 21-speed hybrid touring bicycle with Ortlieb pannier
- Luggage transfer
- Support vehicle that remains close to the group at all times and provides tourist information, bike maintenance and repair service, and can serve as sag wagon if needed
- City tours in Herceg, Novi, Budva, Cetinje, and Kotor
- Route descriptions and maps
What’s Not Included
- Arrival to Cavtat (transfer available from airport to the hotel in Cavatat, see pricing
- Drinks in the hotels
- Water for cycling tours: €20
- Entrance fees to museums
- Boat excursion in Virpazar
- Excursion to Dubrovnik on arrival day
- Bike protection
- Travel Insurance
Dates & Pricing
This tour is only available for groups of 8 or more booking together. Please contact us with your preferred travel dates.
Twin/double: $ 2056 £ 1168 $ 2,022 € 1290 NZ$ 2215 kr 13292 $ 1,599
Single Supplement: $ 215 £ 122 $ 212 € 135 NZ$ 232 kr 1391 $ 167
Electric bicycle rental: $ 159 £ 91 $ 157 € 100 NZ$ 172 kr 1030 $ 124
Airport transfer, from airport to hotel in Cavtat, each way, approx: $ 32 £ 18 $ 31 € 20 NZ$ 34 kr 206 $ 25
Extra nights in Dubrovnik available upon request.
Reduction per person in combination with another Zeitreisen trip: €50
Skill Level — Moderate–Difficult
This is a moderate to difficult guided bike tour. The bike routes require a considerate level of fitness from participants, ideally acquired from steady cycling. The trips reach altitudes between 1,640 to 4,920 ft./500 – 1,500 m. The day trips of 12.5 to 31 ft. / 20 – 50 km on average traverse without time pressure hilly and mountainous terrain. Participants will also need to master long and steep climbs during which they are, however, also permitted to push their bikes. The route takes place on mostly asphalted roads, which are rarely traveled on outside the holiday seasons.
The closest and most convenient airport to your tour start is Dubrovnik (DBV).
From Dubrovnik airport, we recommend booking a taxi or reserving the available airport transfer.
Please check local conditions before your arrival. Montenegro has a Mediterranean climate on the coast. The best time for an active vacation here is the shoulder season, May through June and September and October. The sea is warm enough to swim, but without the crowds, and average daytime temperatures around 69° F (20°C).
Extra nights in Dubrovnik!
The tour guide does not accompany you by bike, instead, a support vehicle is used, which is close to the cycle group at all times. You will receive important information about the country, its people, and service for your bikes if needed. If the cycling tour becomes too exhausting you may ride in the support vehicle at any time.
Helmets are mandatory. It is advised to bring your own well-fitted helmet but there are a few helmets available to borrow.
Important to know
It is each traveler's responsibility to ensure that you are in compliance with the country or countries you plan to visit. This includes and is not limited to passport validity, visa requirements and acquisition, blank passport pages required for your destination (s), etc.
US citizens: A good website to research the requirements of the Schengen Agreement and entry into other countries is travel.state.gov.
Non-EU and EU residents: Please research the requirements of your country of residence for international travel and your destination country or countries.
*Important note: Please check on the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) status as once implemented, this will be required to visit any of the 26 Schengen-member countries for tourism, business, medical, or transit. This is an additional check on security rather than a visa.
We can recommend a great hotel in Dubrovnik if you wish to book extra nights!
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