Trans Montenegro cycling tour – Mountains and coastlines

Trans Montenegro cycling tour – Mountains and coastlines

Seventy peaks over two thousand meters, the southernmost fjord of the Mediterranean and Europe’s deepest canyon, everything can be found in Montenegro and on a small area like the size of half Wales. You ride on panoramic roads amidst mighty mountain peaks, follow the blue waters of river. Tara and finally arrive at the magically beautiful bay of Kotor riding all the time through stunning landscapes.


UNESCO World Heritages Tara Canyon & Durmitor, Bay of Kotor

Monasteries Ostrog and Piva

National Park Lake Skadar – biggest lake of the Balkans and famed wine region on both sides

Historical towns of Cetinje, Perast & Kotor

Travel style:

Self-guided or guided on request


8 days/7nights


(road) cycling/nature/culture


May, June, July, Aug, Sep, Oct

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Day 1: Arrival

The tour starts at the railway station of Podgorica, there we meet you for instructions and bike fitting. Depending on your international arrival time you take the next train to Mojkovac. This section of the trainline Belgrade-Bar is one of the most beautiful mountain railways in Europe and an unique travel experience not to miss. The train ride takes approx. 2hrs.

Day 2: Cycling along the Tara River, the deepest canyon of Europe. (65 km/↗1000m,↘ 1000m)

You cycle along the Tara River into Europe’s longest and deepest canyon, where the rock walls come closer and closer to finally open up a panorama of the river. Right at the historically infamous Tara bridge you meet our transfer which shuttles the final ascent to NP Durmitor.

Day 3: Cycling in across the peaks of Montenegro – National Park Durmitor (55 km/↗900 m,↘ 1600 m)

The journey continues to the magnificent National Park Durmitor with more than 25 peaks of over 2500 meters, where glaciers have carved a landscape of desolate expanses and deep canyons in a sparsely populated agricultural area. Soon the landscape will be wooded and the road winds its way downhill to lake Piva.  This one of the most beautiful cycling sections of Montenegro.

Day 4: Cycling to Niksic (60 km/↗800 m,↘ 900 m)

The beautiful lake Piva is framed by high peaks and we cycle through a dramatic landscape characterized by running, stationary and falling water. We make a detour to the Orthodox monastery Piva, where time has stood still since the 16th century. The ultimate goal is Montenegro’s second largest city, Niksic.

Day 5 Cycling to the Ostrog Monastery (60 km/↗800 m,↘ 1100 m)

On winding roads, we climb up to the well-known and dramatically Ostrog monastery, which lies as wedged in the rock wall. A final pleasant downhill takes you towards the capital Podgorica. There you meet your transfer shuttle which takes you to National Park Lake Skadar.

Day 6 Cycling in National Park Lake Skadar, the old capital Cetinje and the Bay of Kotor(25 km/&500 m,↘  500 m)TRANSFER (45min) to 2nd section:(30 km/↗200 m,↘ 1300 m)

Todays cycling is split into two sections. On a beautiful side road you cycle through the villages of National park Lake Skadar the biggest lake of the Balkans to the village of Rijeka Crnojevica. Here you meet your transfer (1hrs) which takes you via Cetinje to National park Mount Lovcen. Conclude this day with the epic downhill on the serpentine road to the Bay of Kotor right to the shores of the Adriatic sea.


Day 7: The highlights of the Bay of Kotor (47 km/↗200 m↘200 m )

At the end of your bike trip you can explore the picturesque sights in the Bay of Kotor. You won’t  miss the baroque sailor’s town of Perast with its two church islands but there is much more to see! Once again, you can count on a beautiful route, directly along the sea.


Day 8 Farewell and departure

After breakfast transfer to departure airport.


If you are a passionate road cyclist we can adjust the daily distances and climbs. We recommend to try our “Specialized” road bikes
For more comfort while cycling through the very hilly landscape, we recommend the use of an electric bike.



This tour is completely customizable
The itinerary for this tour can be customized to suit your needs from your accommodations, difficulty and pace. Drop us a message.