The Captains and Coronets trail explores the Towns and Villages with a maritime connection. Montenegro has a long history of maritime excellence. Sea captains were revered in Montenegro and indeed still are! This route covers some outstanding architecture and scenery all connected by the sea and includes the Queens summer residence for good measure.
Herceg Novi 17 C Captains Villas , Rose Iconic fishermans village, Queen Teuta Summer Residence, Kotor UNESCO Heritage town, Perast unique Venetian stone town , Our Lady of the Rock island.
5 nights point to point with luggage transfers, staying in 3 or 4 star Hotels and Pansions Bed and Breakfast £475 pp sharing
This walk is meant to be leisurely so it is easy to moderate and has several mainly level days. The time scales for the walks include time to take in the architecture and even have a swim!
Day 1 – Arrive and transfer to Herceg Novi a waterfront town that had huge strategic importance as it faces the mouth of the Boka Bay. Relax explore the town and meet with Hugh and go through your walking itinerary and information. Take an evening stroll along the waterfront to spot the Captains Villas and climb the steps to the Castle.
Day 2 – After breakfast walk to the Harbour and catch the tiny ferry across the Boka straights to the fishing Village of Rose. Your walk for the day starts by the ferry with a climb up on a traversing path to the top of the hill and fantastic views across to Croatia, Herceg Novi and the Orjan Mountain range. Your walk continues on the Lustica Peninsular which was one the most important olive growing areas in Montenegro. This walk lets you experience the beauty and tranquillity of the olive Groves some dating back to the Venetian period. Experience the pace of local life as you walk to Radovici. Distance: 16.5km Time: 5 hours Grade: Easy moderate in places.
Day 3 – Leave Radovici by a small lane and meet the short trail across the Solia waterfowl reserve the walk winds through the countryside with a detour to see the Sea Farers monastery of …. once out of the reserve you meet the outskirts of Tivat and can either walk into town or take alustica taxi. Check into your hotel and then why not pick a sunny spot for lunch either a picnic in the Arboretum or on the beach. In the afternoon meet your guide for a tour of the Tivat Heritage Naval Collection and Submarines, Queen Teuta summer residence, Arboretum and the sailing ship Jadran . Distance 10Km Time 3 hours Easy downhill / level.
Day 4 – Tivat to Kotor (Vrmac Fort Trail) The walk from the back of Tivat takes you out to the old village of Gornja Lastva a favoured place for sea faring folk in the summer as it was so much cooler and on up to the top of a ridge with incredible views across to the Adriatic Sea and the Fjord. Descend down to the Vrmac Fort and explore the ruins and woodland paths before finishing in the ancient town of Kotor. Distance 17km Time: 5 hours Grade: Easy Climb 700m Descent: to sea level.
Day 5 – Kotor UNESCO World Heritage Site to Perast Kotor is an ancient fortified town with tiny cobbled streets, churches, old palaces and museums. Explore the town and enjoy a coffee at one of the vibrant cafes before walking round the fortifications. Imagine how so many years ago they managed the engineering feat of constructing the walls as you climb our-lady-rockup the side of the mountain round the town. At the top enjoy the stunning views across the fjord. Retrace your steps to the town gates and transfer to the restored venetian town of Perast (15 mins) Check into your hotel and take a boat to Our Lady of the Rock island an iconic place in Montenegro built of rocks by returning sailors and now home to a stunning tiny Catholic Church with a silver lined dome. Perast was a very important centre in the Venetian era and was home to a large ship building and maritime training facility another small Maritime museum celebrates these facts. Time 4 hours Grade Easy . Kotor steps moderate.
Day 6 Depart after breakfast to your airport.
Your holiday includes
7 nights B&B accommodation 3 star or similar hotel (double/twin room), trail transfers, boat transfer Herceg Novi / Rose,24/7 Host, All National Park fees, Tourist tax and insurance, Trail Packs & Maps, Tivat town tour, museum and attraction entrance fees.
It does not include – Flights, Drinks, Lunches, Personal spending,Travel Insurance (obligatory)
May 1st to early November.
Cost – Captains and Coronets Point to Point walking holiday £475 pp (sharing)
Return Airport Transfer – All airport transfers included from Dubrovnik, Podgorica and Tivat.