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Lake Skadar is shared by Montenegro and Albania. It is the biggest lake of the Western Balkans and an important sanctuary for migratory birds. This tour focuses on this large expanse of inland water. Enjoy numerous, stunning panoramas, friendly locals and great food and drink that will make this trip a once in a lifetime experience.

Explore Lake Skadar National Park, sampling the locally produced wines, visit the historical towns of Cetinje, Shkodra and Perast, and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Bay of Kotor.

Choose your tour type

This trip can be organised as a small group tour, a private guided tour, or a self-guided tour.

The route can be customized to suit your needs from your accommodations, difficulty and pace.

Contact us now to discuss your preferences.

Book With Confidence

We understand that peace of mind and flexibility are key to ensuring your peace of mind. Should you need to change or cancel your booking due to official government advice or travel restrictions, you will be able to receive a full refund or, if you wish, postpone your trip to a later date.

Good to know

  • Explore Lake Skadar National Park
  • Visit historical cities
  • All routes fully customisable with guided option
  • Book with confidence: free rebookings & refunds

What's included

  • Included Accommodation
  • Included Breakfast
  • Included Ground transfers
  • Included Support
  • Included Equipment
Days

8

Starting from

€740 pp

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Destinations
Balkans
Activity
Active, Biking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culinary, Food, Wine
Tour Type
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour, Self-guided tour
Physical Level
Moderate

Detailed itinerary

What you'll see and do

This is a customisable trip

Use the following itinerary for inspiration. Remember: all days, hotels and activities can be altered to suit your requirements. A 3e Travel travel specialist will be happy to advise.

Arrive at Cetinje

Arrive at Dubrovnik, Tivat or Podgorica and transfer to your first accommodation in Cetinje with an organised transfer available upon request. You will then meet with a representative of our agency, who will give you an introduction to the tour, tour documents will be handed out and rental bike fittings will take place.

Through the heart of Montenegro

Today's tour takes you to the biggest lake of the Balkan peninsula, Lake Skadar. You follow the old road that connects Cetinje with Rijeka Crnojevića. You continue to ride along the lake until you reach Virpazar. You will be rewarded with wonderful panoramic views of the lake. Virpazar is the centre of the most famous wine region of Montenegro, where the renowned Vranac wine is produced.

Included meals: Breakfast

Virpazar to Ostros

You will cycle from Virpazar to Ostros on small winding roads. Some of the sections of the journey run right above the lake with breathtaking panoramas facing the Albanian Alps, the accursed mountains, with peaks more than 2,000 m/1,242 ft high.

This is the most physically challenging section of the journey, but can be customised to fit your fitness level.

Included meals: Breakfast

Gateway to northern Albania

Today you will cross the border from Montenegro to Albania. From the border you will follow the main road to Shkodra, the second largest city in Albania, but do not worry about traffic, Albanian’s are used to cyclists. You will have time to explore the quaint, ancient city-centre of Shkodra.

Included meals: Breakfast

Lunch at the Drin River

Cycle to the Drin River and reward yourself with a lunch at one of the best restaurant experiences Albania has to offer, the slow-food restaurant “Mrizi I Zanave” (“Garden of the Fairy”). You can either choose to return along the same way you came or we can pick you up right from the restaurant and transport you by shuttle to Lovcen National Park in Montenegro.

Included meals: Breakfast

Lovćen National Park to the Bay of Kotor

Today's tour takes you directly from the mountains to the sea along the famous Austro-Hungarian serpentine road, with the most beautiful panoramic views in the Bay of Kotor descending down the “Serpentine Road.”, you’ll cruise downhill for more than 30 km. Along the road there will be several great spots to stop for photos. You finish your tour directly in front of the old town of Kotor, where you can enjoy its Mediterranean atmosphere.

Included meals: Breakfast

Highlights of the Bay of Kotor

At the end of your bike trip you can explore the picturesque sights in the Bay of Kotor. Don'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.

Included meals: Breakfast

Return home

After breakfast, there is an optional transfer to the airport.

  • Cetinje

    Cetinje

    Sitting at the foot of the Lovcen mountains, Cetinje is the former royal capital of Montenegro...
  • Virpazar

    Virpazar

    Considered the main gateway to Lake Skadar National Park, the tiny village of Virpazar was once an important trading port...
  • Ostros

    ...
  • Shkodra

    Shkodra

    Known to Albanians as the ‘city of bicycles’, Shkodra is a pleasant place to spend a couple of days pootling around...
  • Lovćen National Park

    Lovćen National Park

    Located in the Dinara Alps, Lovćen National Park incorporates a range of habitats with a variety of plant and animal species residing in the park...
  • Bay of Kotor

    Bay of Kotor

    Montenegro is a country full of beautiful views, but the Bay of Kotor’s waterfront might just be the best...
  • Perast

    Perast

    ...
  • Bay of Kotor

    Bay of Kotor

    Montenegro is a country full of beautiful views, but the Bay of Kotor’s waterfront might just be the best...

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Where to stay

Some of our sample accommodation.

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Hotel Vardar
Superior

Hotel Vardar

Located in the main square of the UNESCO listed old town of Kotor, Hotel Vardar offers guests elegant rooms, a small gym, wellness centre complete with sauna and Turkish bath, and an outdoor terrace...

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HUMA Kotor Bay
Deluxe

HUMA Kotor Bay

Located on the seafront of the historic town of Dobrota, in the heart of Kotor Bay, HUMA Kotor Bay provides guests a private beach area, stylish modern rooms, restaurant, beach club and an outdoor pool...

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Hotel Marija
Classic

Hotel Marija

Within the city walls of Kotor Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Hotel Marija is a traditional baroque building with a unique oakwood interior and warm, comfortable guestrooms...

Reviews

What people are saying about 3e Travel

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Jason
25/09/2020

I am a regular cycle visitor to the Adriatic coast but had little knowledge of Montenegro. I found 3e on the internet and was glad I did. I told them our dates, number or riders and ability and they did the rest. They came up with an excellent itinerary, sorted accommodation and bikes and supported us on the ride. Without their local knowledge we could not have discovered the fantastic rides and places without 3e. Angelika was just fantastic. Hope to get back for some trail rides soon.

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Catherine
03/07/2021

Perfect organisation of our family trip to Montenegro. Very professional guides. Unforgettable experience!

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Limor
13/10/2019

WOOOOW Just finished 6 magical cycling days in Montenegro. The riding was as a self guided tour- grand tour Montenegro. 3etravel organized everything. Starting from sending the route as a gpx file, reserved hotels, transferring my luggage from hotel to hotel, emergency phone, bicycle and a side bag, and 2 transportation. The tour was amazing!!! Avoiding the main roads, using beautiful side roads which leads to the most beautiful points in Montenegro. Thank you for your professionalism and concern.

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Bob
21/10/2020

We had an outstanding experience. While planning the trip, communications with the owner, Borislav, were timely and effective whether by email, Skype or WhatsApp. Borislav was accommodating in customising the trip to my specific requests. He coordinated airport transfers to/from Dubrovnik to Montenegro and arranged COVID testing so we would re-enter Croatia on the return. Our driver was outstanding in all regards: friendly, bend-over-backwards helpful and safe. Of the accommodations, 5 of the 7 were very good-to-excellent. I provided feedback on all of them. I plan on additional Balkan travel and, when I do, I will return to 3e Travel.

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Jana
13/09/2021

Thank you very much for the nice vacation. I really enjoyed the ride, nature and places where I could be. Your service was excellent and I definitely would recommend your agency to my friends.

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Simon
08/05/2020

I wanted to organise a trip for 40 friends to Montenegro to celebrate my partner's 50th birthday. Everything about the organisation could not have been smoother - the communication back and forth was fast, the 3e team successfully greeted our guests arriving at 3 different airports on multiple different days, all of our guides and drivers were excellent, the accommodation in each part of the country was local and authentic as requested, and most importantly we got exactly the amazing set of experiences that we were looking for: skiing and show-shoeing, long hikes, stunning views, historical tours, private tours and tastings at vineyards, bee-farms, olive farms and herb farms, boat-rides, oyster tasting, and many excellent meals and wine-tastings. 40 people left Montenegro as ambassadors of the country, and we all hope to return again. If anyone is planning a trip to Montenegro or any of the neighbouring countries, I will always recommend the 3e team.

How to book

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Price guide

This itinerary would cost from €740 pp.

Pricing may vary by accommodation choice, group size and time of year.

What's included

Included Accommodation

Seven nights accommodation in a double/twin room

Included Breakfast

Seven breakfasts included

Included Ground transfers

Luggage transfers and optional transfers to and from the airport

Included Support

Orientation meeting and a local mobile phone with 24/7 service line

Included Equipment

Maps and a roadbook

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