Exploring coastal Montenegro and Croatia
Guided Walking Holidays - Adriatic Coasts and Islands
The Adriatic is never far away as we hop by land and ferry between
towns and islands along the coast of Montenegro and Croatia.
From Europe’s southernmost fjord, the Bay of Kotor, to the waves
lapping the beach on the island of Korcula, water is our constant
companion. Each of the pretty sun-drenched towns in which we
stay lie close to a network of ancient paths linking rural villages. Our
holiday is accompanied throughout by a local walking guide, as well
as your Ramblers Walking Holidays leader.
We start in Herceg Novi in Montenegro, close to the entrance
to the Bay of Kotor, in whose old town one palm-shaded square
leads to another. Above rises Mount Orjen, where one of our walks
follows a trail to the isolated Za Vratlom mountain hut, set amidst
landscapes of high pasture, open woods and rocky outcrops.
We move on to Kotor town itself, at the far reaches of the fjord,
hemmed in by water and mountains and fortified by impressive
walls. One day we follow the ridge which separates the Kotor and
Tivat sides of the bay. From Kotor we visit Budva, walking in the
hinterland, way above the coast. Besides the walking there is also time to visit these picture-postcard seaside towns, as well as the
idyllically sited fortified island village of Sveti Stefan.
Now we move north into Croatia where an overnight and
morning amidst the red roofs of Dubrovnik is followed by a ferry
ride out to Korcula, the greenest and most interesting of Croatia’s
thousand islands. Our hotel lies close to the marina, from where
we follow the coastal path to the island’s capital with views out to
the tiny islands in the archipelago. We also visit the island of Mljet,
walking around the island’s lakes.
Simply an exceedingly nice holiday!