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Historic Montenegro Guided Cycle Tour

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Homepage > Montenegro > Historic Montenegro Guided Cycle Tour
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Difficulty: Level 3
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Availability: Sundays from 1st April to 31st October ( for ready made groups of 8 or more persons)
  • Location: Cavtat
Tour Details

This guided biking vacation starts in Cavtat and explores the north Montenegro countryside. On this cycling holiday, we will discover some particularly picturesque towns as well as the fantastic coast of Montenegro. The departure point of this bike tour is Cavtat in Croatia, which is near 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 and is our main destination. Together with our bike guides, you discover the bay of Kotor whose steep limestone cliffs make it one of the most impressive landscapes in the entire Adriatic. Also visited are the coastal cities of Kotor and Budva as well as Montenegro’s former capital Cetinje.

During this guided cycling holiday in Montenegro, you will be supported by an accompanying vehicle.  It will transport your luggage, provide transfers when needed and offers anyone who wishes not to continue with the days ride a safe and relaxed ride to the next destination.

Starting Location


Price Includes

  • 8-day with guide in a support vehicle
  • 7 nights in 3 and 4 star hotels
  • 7 x Half board
  • Overview-maps for the daily tours
  • City tours of Herceg Novi, Budva, Cetinje and Kotor
  • English speaking travel guide in a support vehicle

Price Excludes

  • Transport before and after tour
  • Bike Rental Insurance
  • Flights
  • Hybrid Rental Bike
  • E-Bike Rental Bike
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra nights in Dubrovnik
  • Single Supplement
  • Drinks
  • Water flat rate of 20€ for cycle tours
  • Entrance to Museums
  • Boat excursion Virpazar
  • Tips for drivers and travel guide
Trip Info

Please Note

Minimum of 8 persons are required

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Cycling that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.


Day 1(Sun) Cavtat

Individual arrival to Cavtat a short taxi ride from Dubrovnik airport. Afterwards, we have the opportunity to stroll around the laid back little city or visit the nearby Dubrovnik. Here we also have the possibility to join a guided tour through the city in the evening, before we return to the hotel in Cavtat.

Day 2(Mon) Cavtat – Herceg Novi approx. 45 km / 28 miles 800 m/2624 ft of elevation.

From Cavtat, we cycle through the region of Primorje to the border of Montenegro. Our way presents us with plenty of 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 coastal road, we continue biking to Herceg Novi, which lies in the entrance to Kotor Bay. Use the opportunity and take a swim off the promenade of Herceg Novi. After lunch, we check-in in our hotel and are offered a guided tour through the sights of Herceg Novi. Overnight stay in Herceg Novi.

Day 3(Tue) Herceg Novi – Budva approx. 50 km / 31miles, 900 m/2952 ft of elevation

In the morning we cycle along the coastal road of Kotor until we reach the ferry from Kamenari to Leptane. From here our cycle tour takes us first to Tivat and then on a near traffic-free panoramic road with spectacular views as far as Budva. In the afternoon we have enough time to explore the picturesque old town of Budva but you are welcome to cycle a bit further in order to visit the famous hotel island of Sveti Stefan. Before dinner, we can join a guided city tour through Budva a city destroyed almost completely by an earthquake in 1979. We spend the night in Budva.

Day 4(Wed) Cetinje – Virpazar approx. 40 km / 25 miles, 500 m/1640 ft of elevation.

After a short transfer, including a short stop at the famous Hotel Island of Sveti Stefan,   we reach the former Montenegrin capital of Cetinje. From here we take a beautiful cycle tour to Virpazar. You reach the town after 36 km/22 miles. We enjoy our lunch by the side of the famous Skutari Lake, a 48 km long and 14 km wide, it is one of the biggest lakes of the Balkan Peninsula. It offers a welcome resting place for the migratory birds on their journey to the south. In 1983 it was declared as a national park. Good weather offers us the opportunity to take an afternoon boat trip through this natural paradise. Overnight stay in Virpazar.

Day 5(Thurs) Virpazar – Rijeka Crnojevica approx. 45 km / 28 miles, 1100 m/3608 ft of elevation.

After breakfast, we jump back on our 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 we are free to decide to return to Cetinje by support vehicle or discover the last 20 km/12 miles and 700 m of elevation/2296 ft by bike. On the city tour in Cetinje, we 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 (Fri) Cetinje – Lovćen – Kotor (approx. 31 mi./50 km, 2,950 ft./900 m of elevation)

After breakfast, today’s ride takes us up to Lovćen. Depending on our mood we have the opportunity to leave the shuttle earlier in order to cycle a part of the ascent ourselves or try the whole ascent from the start if you feel up to it!. From the highest point (more than 9,900 ft./1,500 m above sea level) we can expect a rapid descent with spectacular views of the Bay of Kotor, surrounded by mountains reaching heights of up to 5,580 ft./1,700 m. It is the largest and best-protected bay in the entire Adriatic. Today’s cycle tour leads us to Kotor. The town is almost 2,000 years old and famous for its medieval centre listed under UNESCO World Heritage protection. Here a guided city tour is offered and we may end the day with a leisurely walk through town and drink at one of the numerous cosy cafès and bars.

Day 7(Sat) Kotor – Cavtat approx. 20 + 40 km/12 + 25 miles, 800 m/2624 ft of elevation.

The last cycle tour leads us along the bay of Kotor until we reach the ferry in Kamenari. We cross the impressive bay of Kotor for the last time and board the shuttle bus on the other side. We will be taxied back to Croatia, where we make a stopover in one of the most beautiful restaurants in the country. Only a few more kilometres by bike until the end of the cycle journey.

Day 8Departure - (Sun) Cavtat

Depart after breakfast.


Montenegro Cycling Map

How to get there

By plane to Dubrovnik then a taxi to the Cavtat which will take around 15 minutes.

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