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Exploring the most hidden parts of Bjelasica Mountain in an adrenaline-filled off-road experience, visiting some of the most hidden villages, and enjoying the beautiful panoramas of Bjelasica Mountain and Biogradska Gora National Park is an experience worth every effort.
Our unique, off-road-4×4 safari panorama tour which passes through the most remote parts of Bjelasica mountain and Biograd National Park, covering the most beautiful peaks of Bjelasica with its green glades and glacial lakes, and which connects Kolašin and Biogradsko Lake is the best thing you can experience on this mountain.
Pickup Time Tour from Podgorica departs at 8 AM. If you are planning to do this tour from region of Kotor Bay, the departure time is 7 AM.
Pickup Locations We shall pick you up in whole region of Podgorica, or Kotor Bay – Budva.
Activity Note: This tour is adapted to all ages and all levels of fitness. The complete tour is performed with off-road vehicles, and access to all locations in the itinerary is possible without much demanding walking.
This tour is set to start from Podgorica, but it can also be organized to start from the Bay of Kotor or Budva. Our drivers will pick you up wherever necessary in the early morning hours, and after a short briefing you are ready to go.
The departure of the tour from Podgorica is at 8 am, and from the coastal part of Montenegro (Kotor / Budva) at 7 am.
The morning ride regardless of our departure point (Kotor – Budva – Podgorica) will take us through the beautiful region of Morača river canyon. Although overshadowed by the beauty and grandeur of the famous Tara River Canyon in the north, the Morača River Canyon is the second largest canyon in Montenegro. Get ready to have a stunning day from the very early on. Usually we drive through this region without stopping, since our goal today is beautiful Bjelasica mountain, but in case requested, some nice panorama viewpoints are an option for short stops.
Later we shall pass through Kolašin, a 17th century town, today a main ski resort in Montenegro, until we meet the first outlines of beautiful Bjelasica mountain.
>Morača Canyon is characterized by steep, in some parts vertical shores, and in some parts exceeds the height of 1000m.
As soon as we leave the asphalt and start our off-road climb towards the first peaks of Bjelasica mountain, we shall make our first break at Katun Vranjak.
The green meadows of the Bjelasica mountain, at an altitude of 1800m, are home to the Katun Vranjak. “Katun”, meaning summer pasture, originated in the tradition and life of Montenegrin highlanders several centuries ago.
Katun is a great place for our first tour break. Whether you want to have a coffee, have breakfast or just enjoy the beautiful landscape that surrounds this location, we are at your disposal.
>Katun Vranjak is a place where you can learn about the tradition and culture of the Montenegro nomads while trying some of the best of local cuisine.
As soon as we move on and leave Katun Vranjak behind, we enter the paradise of the Biogradska Gora National Park.
Our next important point is the third highest peak of the mountain Bjelasica, Zekova Glava, which rises to a height of 2117m above sea level. A very solid macadam road leads us to the very top.
At the very top there is a radio transmitter, and the views from the top are fantastic and reach all 4 corners of the world, including peaks of Troglava and Crna Glava, but especially the views of Pešića Lake which is located below the very top, and it can be reached by a short walk from the top of Zekova Glava.
>Pešića lake view from peaks Zekova Glava at Bjelasica mountain at Biogradska Gora National Park – Montenegro
After a pleasurable time at peak Zekova Glava, our journey continues. We continue towards the highest peak of Bjelasica mountain called Crna Glava (2139m), and through beautiful landscapes we continue off-road driving towards Jaganjčar, the source of the Biogradska river.
Bjelasica Mountain is one of the water richest mountains in Montenegro, and we do not miss the opportunity to refresh ourselves with water from the source of the Biogradska River.
>Beautiful panorama views of the Bjelasica mountain.
Further on, the road takes us through the beautiful parts of the Bjelasica mountain towards the locations known as the “Svatovsko Groblje“, the “Lalevića Dolovi” and further towards the Biograd Lake.
>Ursulovačko lake view from Bjelasica peak of Crna Glava – Biogradska Gora National Park
Our today’s tour, is a panoramic tour almost the whole day. As we have already mentioned, at several occasions we will have the opportunity to enjoy the panoramas of beautiful glacial lakes of Bjelasica, such as Pešića, Ursulovačko and Šiško lakes.
But, one of the most beautiful lookouts of the day is Bendovac. The belvedere located at an altitude of 1775m, from which you can see the largest glacial lake of the Bjelasica mountain, Biograd Lake and the Biogradska rainforest that surrounds it, is a place and experience that we must not miss.
>Biograd lake view during the later autumn.
Today’s local lunch is planned at the location of Dolovi Lalovića. Here we will have the opportunity to try some of the delicacies of local, high-mountain Montenegrin cuisine.
At the site you will have the opportunity to meet local semi-nomads, understand their life and centuries-old tradition, and if you decide to support the local community, you will have a chance to buy some of the local products.
>Local Montenegrin food is often prepared “ispod sača” (eng. under the bell)
The last part of the road before we descend to Lake Bigorad will be a part of the road with serpentines that will take us through the deep parts of the Biograd rainforest.
When we descend to the lake, you will have the opportunity to tour around the lake on your own, or optionally enjoy floating with wooden boats that can be rented on site for true enjoyment of this UNESCO-protected landscape.
>Biograd lake in the middle of one of three European last rainforests.
An early evening return is expected if your final destination is Podgorica, or later evening return is planned if your destination is Montenegro coastline (Budva or Kotor Bay).
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