Discover the Balkans on our walking holidays in Montenegro

Picture ancient towns clinging to hillsides, pretty alpine hamlets, and colourful villages for a glimpse into our Montenegro walking holidays. Sitting along the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea, this beautiful country is strewn with natural wonders. Walk among otherworldly glacial lakes and watch waterfalls thunder down rock faces as rare birds circle overhead.

As well as boasting some of the most stunning landscapes, the country is steeped in a rich history and cultural heritage. Our walking holidays in Montenegro guide you through ancient towns where Baroque churches and Venetian palaces take centre stage. You'll have plenty of time to explore and learn about the fascinating history during your trip.

Get your adventure started today by checking out our incredible Montenegro tours below.

Where can I visit during Montenegro walking holidays?

There are plenty of incredible places to visit during our walking holidays in Montenegro. From coastal gems to awe-inspiring mountain ranges, here are some of the destinations you can discover with us.


Made up of narrow, meandering streets, Kotor is a fortified town known for its distinctive Romanesque churches and Roman Catholic cathedral. It's a truly picturesque place, with sparkling waters, limestone cliffs and charming architecture to uncover. During your walking holiday in Montenegro, hike through Kotor's woodland to the ridge of the peninsula and explore the incredible Vrmac fortress.

Lake Skadar

Sat on the border between Montenegro and Albania, Lake Skadar National Park is a breathtakingly beautiful area with plenty to do and see. It's instantly recognisable for its lush green mountains and floating meadows of water lilies on the water's surface. It's one of Europe's largest bird habitats, making this the perfect place for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts.

Lovćen National Park

Lovćen National Park is one of the most popular destinations on our walking holidays in Montenegro thanks to its incredible natural beauty. It sits in the Dinaric Alps, with steep mountains, green valleys and bright-blue waters to enjoy at every turn. Hike picturesque trails and feast your eyes on the famous 'black mountain' that gave Montenegro its name.

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Highlights of Southern Montenegro Walk

Highlights of Southern Montenegro Walk

Discover the diversity of Montenegro's culture and landscapes, from its ancient monasteries and UNESCO recognised towns, to its spectacular coastline, steep mountains and the crystal clear waters of Lake Skadar



  • Holiday codeW07HM
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1955per person, tour only

  • 2 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

Frequently asked questions

Is Montenegro good for walking?

Many people ask us if Montenegro is walkable, and the answer is yes! With an abundance of scenic landscapes, charming towns and historic sites to discover, Montenegro is a great place to head on a walking tour.

The terrain is varied, offering opportunities for both leisurely strolls and more challenging hikes. Those who love views over sparkling seas will enjoy sauntering along the Kotor Channel, where you can set your sights on the Adriatic. Confident hikers can head to the mountains to explore jagged peaks and pine forests, before enjoying walks past beautiful flower-strewn meadows.

You can find out how easy or difficult a particular trip will be by checking out the activity level. All our walking holidays are graded from one to four, with one being the most leisurely and four being the most challenging. This allows you to pick a tour that's suited to your physical fitness.

If you're unsure which activity level will be right for you, please don't hesitate to contact us. We'd be happy to chat through the gradings and help you find the perfect trip.

What is the most beautiful part of Montenegro?

There is no straightforward answer to this question, as the country is packed full of beautiful landscapes. It really comes down to personal opinion, but some of the most popular areas to visit on our walking holidays in Montenegro include the Bay of Kotor, Lovćen National Park and Lake Skadar. Rest assured that our expertly crafted itineraries take you to see the most spectacular areas.

What's the best month to walk in Montenegro?

As you browse our Montenegro walking holidays, you'll see the months they take place. This gives you an idea of the most suitable times of year for active adventures in this beautiful country.

Typically, the best months to walk in Montenegro are between May and October. This is when you can enjoy warm and dry conditions that are perfect for exploring the great outdoors.

How many days do you need in Montenegro?

How many days you need in Montenegro depends on how much you'd like to see and do. Our itineraries often cover around seven nights, giving you plenty of time to see popular tourist hotspots and lesser-known gems.

We're here to make your dream holiday a reality. We can tailor many of our tours to suit you, whether that's staying a little longer in a certain destination or combining more than one trip so you can go further and see more. Simply get in touch with us and we can chat through the possibilities.

What should I pack for my walking holiday in Montenegro?

If you're jetting off on one of our guided or self-guided walking holidays in Montenegro, here are some items we recommend packing:

  • A comfy backpack
  • Water bottles
  • Long-life snacks
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing
  • Supportive walking boots
  • High SPF suncream, a hat, and sunglasses
  • Swimming costumes, flip-flops, and beachwear

What should I wear for my walking holiday in Montenegro?

As the weather is typically warm and sunny during our walking holidays in Montenegro, we recommend wearing lightweight and breathable layers. Don’t forget to pop on a hat, SPF and sunglasses as well as a pair of comfortable walking boots. You'll be spending a lot of time on your feet, so make sure they provide you with plenty of support.

Why choose Headwater for Montenegro walking holidays?

We've been crafting incredible itineraries for over 35 years, taking travellers to see the best sights the world has to offer. Each of our walking holidays in Montenegro have been designed to immerse you in the culture, history and natural beauty of the country, providing you with an adventure you'll never forget.

Here are a few reasons you should book your tour with us:

  • Customer focus: We're highly rated on Feefo, showcasing the exceptional level of service we provide.
  • ABTA and ATOL protection: Find out more about your key rights when booking a Montenegro walking holiday with Headwater.
  • Unbeatable itineraries: Our team makes all arrangements personally and picks the very best hotels to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.
  • Optional extras: If you need flight bookings, rail connections or anything else, let us know if you'd like us to arrange them.
  • We're award winners: We're honoured to have won three British Travel Awards in 2023 for our exceptional holidays.
  • Committed to sustainable travel: We have several sustainable development goals we're working towards as part of our People, Places & Planet plan.
  • Supporting communities: We strive to have a positive impact on the places we visit through the Exodus Travels Foundation.