Lake Skadar hiking tours

"The scenery was breathtaking, exposing my wife and I to a land and geography we had never before encountered. Vuk was a lovely and knowledgeable guide, availing us to nuances and depth of Montenegrin history."
Xtpher_Robn, July 2016

"Great hiking tour with Bojana...we appreciated the way she talked about Montenegro and her love of the country and its people...highly recommended!"
effie76, August 2016

Lake Skadar National Park is not just home to the lake, but also some fantastic hiking trails. You can visit historic villages, swim wild in natural pools and waterfalls, visit local homesteads and honey farms and eat some of the very best organic food Montenegro has to offer. Our trips are suitable from age 7-75 years and offer an eco way to explore the lake's stunning hinterland!

Be prepared! You will need sturdy walking shoes or good trainers for our hikes, as well as a hat and suncream in summer months, and swimming gear if you want to go wild-swimming! A degree of physical fitness is required.

Want to find out more? Call us on +382 (0)69 770027 or email tours@lake-skadar.com. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Caves and pools

A circular hike via the 14th century printing press at Obod where we visit a bat-inhabited cave and breathtaking fresh-water rockpools - perfect for diving right in! The hike starts and ends at Rijeka Crnojevića, famous for its beautiful arched Byzantine bridge and a former residence of Montenegro's royals. Lunch at a lovely local restaurant can also be arranged for € 10pp. Trip duration: 3-4 hours. Grade: easy to moderate; some rocky inclines. Start point: Rijeka Crnojevića.

Price per person for groups of 4 or more: € 30
Groups of less than 4 must either join an existing tour (if available) or pay the price for 4px
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The waterfalls and springs of Walnut Valley

This circular trail passes through gorgeous woodland and across arched Ottoman bridges as it winds its way through one of Lake Skadar's most beautiful valleys. We swim wild in natural spring-fed
pools and waterfalls and for an extra € 10pp stop in at a local homestead and honey farm for a fabulous lunch of domestic produce at one of Lake Skadar's most beautiful hilltop villages. Trip duration: 5-6 hours. Grade: moderate. Start point: Virpazar.

Price per person for groups of 4 or more: € 35 (lunch is extra and you pay your host direct).
Groups of less than 4 must either join an existing tour (if available) or pay the price for 4px
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Medieval hill village to magical beach

This circular hike offering glorious lake views takes you over Mount Sutorman to the fortified medieval village of Upper Godinje and back to picturesque Virpazar on the lake's shores. You can sample organic honey, wine and brandy and lunch at a charming little eaterie high on the hill for an extra € 10pp. Or why not extend the hike with a visit to Pješačac beach for swimming and sunbathing? Trip duration: 4-5 hours (standard); 5-6 hours (extended). Grade: moderate. Start point: Virpazar.

Price per person for groups of 4 or more: € 30 (standard) € 40 (extended)
Groups of less than 4 must either join an existing tour (if available) or pay the price for 4px
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Hill trails, lake trails and waterfalls

This unique excursion gives you the best of all worlds. First is a 7km hike between hidden mountain settlements with beautiful lake views, passing through hillsides and forests on an undulating walk down to near the water's edge. Next is some wild-swimming in secluded waterfalls at a semi-abandonned milling village while we take our lunch. Finally, and best of all is getting a relaxing ride back to Virpazar by private boat shuttle, with a chance to swim some more on the way. Trip duration: 6-7 hours. Grade: easy/moderate. Start point: Virpazar.

Price per person for groups of 4 or more: € 75 (includes packed lunch).
Groups of less than 4 must either join an existing tour (if available) or pay the price for 4px
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The culture & artisans of the Krajina region

Half-way down the southern shores of the lake lies the Krajina region, full of secrets and unexpected delights! Two small hikes will take you down to the lake to swim among deserted islands and then up into the hills to discover the history of this predominantly Albanian-speaking part of the country. Lunch is taken at a konoba specialising in Albanian-influenced delicacies and the trip is concluded with a chance to view the gorgeous woven handcrafts of the local women. Trip duration: 7-8 hours. Grade: moderate. Start point: Virpazar.

Price per person for groups of 4 or more: € 50
Groups of less than 4 must either join an existing tour (if available) or pay the price for 4px
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Ascending Mt Rumija:
At 1,594m high, Mt Rumija has some of the most strikingly sensational views in the whole of Montenegro. Look east and you have a view over Lake Skadar's famous island monasteries and the epic vistas of the Prokletian mountain range on the other side of the lake in Albania; look west and your view is the Adriatic sea, with Croatia's Mljet National Park visible on a clear day! Topped with a quirky orthodox chapel, this is one hike for which you will definitely need your camera. Packed lunch included. Trip duration: 7-8 hours including transportation. Grade: challenging. Start point: Virpazar. Please note, for safety reasons this trip is not avialable in July or August.

Price per person for groups of 4 or more: € 60
Groups of less than 4 must either join an existing tour (if available) or pay the price for 4px
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