Montenegro – Wild Beauty

Story by: Jelena Miladinovic     Date: 21 May 2021    Image by: Unsplash | Faruk Kaymak

4 minutes reading time Montenegro

The shortest sentence that best describes Montenegro is: There is no smaller country, no bigger beauty. With a breathtaking Adriatic coast, beautiful mountain peaks, 5 national parks and clean fast rivers, this small country has become an increasingly popular tourist destination. Podgorica is the capital from which you can reach all European cities in just a few hours.

Whatever time of year you visit Montenegro, I am sure you will be thrilled and find ideal places and activities for yourself. This country offers something for everyone: hiking, rafting, historical monuments, old castles, luxurious holiday complex, many festivals and costume ball throughout the year, interesting excursions and delicious food and wine. If you are young and eager to have the best nightlife, we recommend Budva or Kotor in the summertime. Come and see for yourself!

Considering that the coast of Montenegro is in the foreground because it is the center of all events, I would like to peek at the wild side of this beautiful country. As I said, there are 5 national parks in Montenegro: Durmitor, Biogradska gora, Lovcen, Skadarsko jezero and Prokletije. Occupying a total of 7.7% of the territory of Montenegro, these natural resources have not only national value, but international.

Durmitor National Park

Durmitor

It covers an area of 39,000 hectares, on the territory of five Montenegrin municipalities. The highest peak of the Durmitor mountain is Bobotov kuk, with 2,525 m above sea level. You will enjoy walking or cycling with a view of 18 glacial lakes, of which the largest and most famous is Black Lake. Its clear water will create the illusion that the tops of long cypresses merge with the lake and you will no longer know where this art begins and where it ends. For those who are adventurers do not skip rafting
Tara, it is something that will surely remain in your memory. Durmitor National Park with the canyon of the Tara River, since 1980, is on the UNESCO World Natural Heritage List.

If your heart is still beating calmly, it will surely speed up if you have the courage to try a zip line flight on Đurđevića Tara. Hanging on a cable, to which you are fastened with safety belts, you fly at a speed of 50 km per hour, and below you there is an abyss 170 m deep! The flight lasts less than a minute, but it seems like an eternity.

Biogradska gora

Biogradska gora

One of the three remaining rainforests in Europe. Park is renowned as a unique geological – morphological region and as such very attractive for scientific research. It was protected in 1878. Park is in mountainous region of Bjelasica that is located in central part of Montenegro between Rivers Tara and Lim and is surrounded with three municipalities. The central place in the park is occupied by Lake Biograd. The park has 26 plant communities with about 2,000 species and subspecies. More than 200 species of birds have been recorded, including the bald eagle. The fauna consists of deer, roe deer, chamois, wolves, wild boars, foxes, rabbits, and the area of the NP is a habitat for more than 350 species of insects. I can say that in this national park you will feel like in a wonderland where every tree whispers its own story. The age of some rainforest trees is estimated at over 400 years, some of which are over 40m high. There are numerous archeological sites, sacral monuments, necropolises.

Hiking is the most famous summer activity in the park, it is also popular to visit the high peaks with land cruisers. if you are more for light recreation, picking raspberries and blackberries is also an interesting activity. in winter you can take a ski course. Hunting is allowed outside the Category II area, and fishing is allowed in the lakes.

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