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Hiking at Bjelasica Mountain & Biogradska Gora NP Full Day Tour from Podgorica (or Kotor Bay)

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10 hours
Availability : April to October
Podgorica | Kotor Bay
Podgorica | Kotor Bay
Max People : 8
Tour Overview

Bjelasica mountain is one of the most beautiful and diverse mountains in Montenegro. Since it is of volcanic origin, it does not have too many sharp peaks, but a large number of green, mild and grassy areas, which offer every nature lover ideal conditions for a variety of hiking experiences.

As such, Bjelasica mountain, abounding in many springs, watercourses, many glacial lakes and many grassy areas, has always been a paradise for livestock flourishing.

Since Bjelasica has such a huge outdoor potential, for literally every level of physical fitness, we have created this experience to be as flexible as possible, and adjusted for everyone of any fitness level.

If you want easy hiking without a lot of ascents and demanding climbs, we have an option of conquering the top of Zekova Glava and visiting beautiful Pešića Lake.

If you want challenging hiking experience by conquering two main peaks of Bjelasica mountain, including Zekova Glava and Crna Glava peaks with a visit to Pešića lake, then look no more – Bjelasica mountain with Funky Tours is a great way to do it.

Lastly, if you don’t want hiking at all, but an easy panoramic ride through the beautiful passes of the Bjelasica mountain, Funky Tours has you covered there as well. Our third option of SUV/Van explorations of Bjelasica mountain is ideal for people who just want to enjoy stunning scenery.

In any case, mountain Bjelasica offers something for everyone, and Funky Tours is here to meet those expectations.

Highlights

What's Included

INCLUDED
  • Please note this is optional hiking experience. Meaning, you can opt either for easy or challenging hiking, what can even be decided on the spot if needed. If you opt just for SUV/Van panorama safari and no hiking at all, it is also included in the unique tour costs.
  • English speaking local-expert mountain guide.
  • All transportation.
  • Local lunch with available vegetarian options.
  • No hidden costs. All government taxes & entrance fees.
  • Cancellation Flexibility. Cancel 24hrs before departure or change dates.
  • Pay safely online with a credit card. We accept payments for all types of credit cards.
NOT INCLUDED
  • Personal travel insurance is not included. Please buy it at home country.
  • Tips are not included in the tour costs. If you receive excellent service, please consider tipping.

Getting There

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.

Itinerary

Activity Note: Since the Bjelasica mountain has almost limitless hiking potential, we created this tour as an optional mix of activities to choose from. For one unique cost, you are able to choose from easy to challenging hiking experience, or no hiking at all, by opting for a relaxed panoramic ride.

Meet & Greet

A visit to the Bjelasica mountain usually starts from Podgorica, but can be arranged from the Bay of Kotor or Budva. We are picking you up anywhere in the wider region of these two region. If we start from Podgorica, the morning start is at 8 am, and if we start from the Kotor region, the tour starts at 7 am.

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. Today it is a place where you can experience the tradition and culture of the Montenegro nomads.

Katun Vranjak is the starting point of many hiking trails on the Bjelasica mountain.

Regardless of what you have decided, to opt for an easier (2 to 3 hours) or demanding (6 to 8 hours) hiking option, Katun Vranjak is a place where we leave our vehicles and start our mountain adventure on the mountain Bjelasica. 

Additionally if you have opted for a panorama ride via beautiful regions of Bjelasica mountain, Katun Vranjak is a great place for a break.

Regardless of your adventure choice, at the end of the day, Katun Vranjak is a place where we will have the opportunity to organize lunch, and try traditional Montenegrin dishes.

>Katun Vranjak at Bjelasica mountain – Biogradska Gora National Park

Zekova Glava Peak

Zekova Glava is the third largest peak of the Bjelasica mountain. It is 2117m high and overgrown with grass, offering an amazing scenic experience.

The best way to access Zekova Glava is the mountain trail from Katun Vranjak via Troglava to the very top.

The views from the very top are fantastic, especially the view 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.

With the option of easy hiking, we always visit the top of Zekova Glava, with the possibility of extending the route to Pešića Lake. And in the option of challenging hiking, we always visit Zekova Glava, Pešića Lake and Crna Glava as the highest peak of the Bjelasica mountain.

Lastly, the easiest way to reach Zekova Glava peak is by the mountain road from the direction of the town of Kolašin via Vranjak. In that way access to the top is possible without much effort, making it ideal solution for the people not willing to do any hiking at all.

Zekova Glava peak view (left in the distance) from the Pesica lake

>Zekova Glava peak view (left in the distance with antenna) from the Pešića lake

Pešića Lake

Pešića Lake is one of the 7 beautiful glacial lakes on the mountain Bjelasica and it is located at the foot of the peaks Crna glava and Zekova glava at 1,838 m above sea level.

The maximum depth of the lake is 8.5 meters, and with length of 290 meters and a width of 160 meters, rich in water throughout the year, this the second largest lake in the mountain Bjelasica.

Access to the lake is possible from the top of Zekova Glava. If you decide for an easy option of hiking by conquering the top of Zekova Glava with the optional extension of the tour to Pešića Lake, you will have a great day.

If you decide on the challenging option of hiking, in addition to visiting the peaks of Zekova and Crna Glava, a visit to Pešića Lake is a must.

Pesica lake view from peaks of Bjelasica mountain at Biogradska Gora National Park - Montenegro

>Pešića lake view from peaks of Bjelasica mountain at Biogradska Gora National Park – Montenegro

Crna Glava Peak

Crna Glava (eng. Black head) is the highest peak of the Bjelasica mountain. 

With a height of 2139 meters, overgrown with mountain pine, which gives it a note of black, darkened color, which is why it got its name, is the most spectacular peak of Bjelasica mountain.

Recommended visit to the peak Crna Glava is from the direction of the peak Zekova Glava and Pešića Jezero, and we visit this peak as part of our more demanding hiking tour on Bjelasica.

The views from the top of Crna Glava are spectacular.

Ursulovacko Lake view from Bjelasica peak of Crna Glava - Biogradska Gora National Park

>Ursulovačko lake view from Bjelasica peak of Crna Glava – Biogradska Gora National Park

Lunch Break

Lunch and rest after exploring the beautiful parts of the mountain Bjelasica, we booked in Katun Vranjak. At Vranjak we will relax, try the traditional food of Montenegrin nomads, and enjoy the beautiful feeling after understanding the beauty of Bjelasica mountain.

Peka (Sac) - Under the bell prepared food

>Traditional Balkan food is often prepared under the “sač” (eng.under the bell). 

Return

Expect a later evening return to Podgorica, or even later if you are staying in Boka bay.

What to Bring

What Do I Need to Bring?

  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sun block)
  • Water bottle
  • Layered clothing in case of daily change of temperatures
  • Hiking boots or sturdy shoes with thick bottom
  • Snacks

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I choose which option of hiking tour I want to do?
    Just book the tour via our booking form, and let us know later which type of hiking experience you prefer to do. For the unique tour cost, you can opt for easy or challenging hiking adventure. Alternatively if you are not into hiking at all, just opt for SUV/Van panorama journey of Bjelasica mountain.
  2. Is this a private tour?
    If this tour is booked for 3 or more persons, we shall immediately make a private tour. Sometime we combine travellers into shared tour, to make tours more affordable.
  3. In case of bad weather, what do we do?
    Of course, we shall postpone the tour in hope for the better weather. We shall never conduct the tour on a dangerous weather conditions.
  4. Can I pay this tour online with credit card?
    Yes of course. We accept all credit cards.
  5. Is the lunch included in the tour?
    Yes, locally prepared lunch is included in the price of this tour.
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