7 nights accommodation 3 / 4 star hotels with luggage forwarding
8 day point to point walk following in the footsteps King Petar II Petrovic Nejegos the most acclaimed ruler and poet of Montenegro from the harbour town of Tivat to Budva. Delve into the history and culture of Montenegro and experience the wild beauty that so enchanted this ruler.
Kotor fortifications, Birthplace of the King at hamlet of Njegusi, Kings Summer Palace in Cetinje, Kings Mauseloum in Lovcen NP, Saddle of Golis, Kings Winter Palace in Budva old town. Walking varies between 4 – 7 hours a day and is mainly easy to moderate.
Day 1 – Arrive
Arrive at the port of Tivat now home to super yachts rather than trading ships . Relax explore the town and meet with Hugh and go through your walking itinerary and information.
Day 2- Tivat to Kotorday3-3
Leaving the sea and port behind you where King Petar’s ships would have landed make your way up to a centuries old track which starts at the old village of Gornja Lastva and then on up to the top of a ridge with incredible views across to the Adriatic Sea and the Bay of Kotor. Descend down to the Vrmac Austro Hungarian Fort and explore the ruins and woodland paths before finishing in the ancient fortified town of Kotor. Distance 16km Time: 5 hours Grade: Easy Climb 700m Descent: to sea level
Day 3 – Kotor to Njegusi
After a relaxing night exploring the cobbled streets of Kotor you have a good climb from Kotor to the old village of Njegusi the birth place of the Royal walk-above-kotorPetrovic Dynasty. The walk starts on the wall s of the old fortifications before it joins a centuries old traders route once the only access to the town from Centinje the Old Royal Capital of King Petar. The path winds up the mountain with stunning views all the way before leveling out as you walk through the hamlet of Krstac and then onto to Njegusi. In Njegusi you can visit the birth house of King Petar which is now a museum, and a school famous for being the first to educate the people of Centinje founded by the King. Njegusi is now renowned for it’s production of the special Njegusi cheese and smoked ham which are the national dishes of Montenegro. Enjoy a well earned rest at your accommodation. Distance 10km Time: 5-6 hours Grade: Moderate/ difficult Climb: sea level to 878m (for those not wishing to walk all of the climb they can transfer by car and pick the trail up as it crosses the road)
Day 4 – Njegusi to Cetinje
Today is an easier walk to the Old Royal Capital of Centinje. This was the summer court of King Petar and home to his summer palace. This stunning walk takes you through the beautiful wild countryside via the old traders route. After a short climb you gently descend all the way to the ancient Royal Capital of Montenegro. You then have the afternoon to delve into the towns history and appreciate the architecture of the old palaces and the embassies as well as an ancient monastery. Stay at a comfortable pension. Distance: 13km Time: 4 hrs Grade: Easy
Day 5 – Cetinje to Lovcen National Park & King Petars Mausoleum
Gently climb up to Lovcen National Park home to the resting place of King Petar and his impressive mausoleum. His mausoleum sits at the highest point with stunning views all around. It took five years to build and the solid stone statues are impressive. Stay in Lovcen National Park at the comfortable 4 star hotel. Distance: 12km 4 hours to centre of park – 5km Mausoleum 2 – 3 hrs inc return Grade: Easy to Moderate Climb: 676m to 1273m centre of park, 1273 to 1657m Mausoleum.
Day 6 – Lovcen to Budva
The longest walk of the week but all down hill. You set off from your hotel through the park and meander through oak and beech woods to the Babina Glava view point and amazing views – follow the ridge down to the remains of the ancient hidden village of Majstori then on down to the saddle between the peaks of Golis & Lovcen. Here it is so quite you could hear a pin drop. You get stunning double views across the Bay of Kotor and then down the coastline towards the ancient fortified town of Budva and the island of Sveti Steffan. Carry on to an old Monastery then take an ancient monastic route to the village of Pobori. From here follow an old path that links the villages on the way down to Budva. Arrive at the back of Budva and make your way to your hotel. Distance: 20km Time: 6 hours Grade: Easy to Moderate Descent: 1273m to sea level.
Day 7 – Budva & the island of Sveti Stefansteffi
Stroll through the town of Budva towards the sea and the old fortified part of town. Here you can explore the tiny cobbled streets and discover the winter palace of King Petar and enjoy a drink beside the Adriatic. You can then take the linear walk along the coast line and beaches approx 10km to the island of Sveti Stefan. Distance; 20km Time: 6 hours Grade: Easy
Day 8 – Relax and Depart
Transfer from Budva to the airport along the beautiful coastline of Montenegro.
Accommodation & Meals
The accommodation is in small family run hotels, seven nights bed & breakfast in 3 star hotel and 4 star hotels. Generally rooms in Montenegro are double or triple rooms and you may find that some are small apartments with a kitchen. If you require a single room a supplement may apply and the amount would be confirmed at time of booking. Breakfast is included, lunches can be purchased from the local deli counters, bakeries and supermarkets or ordered from your hotel. Your accommodation is within easy walk of some good restaurants and we can advise on where to eat.
Your holiday includes
7 nights accommodation
Meet & Greet first night
Transfers from walks as stated
All National Park fees
Trail Packs & Maps
It does not include
Lunches or Evening Meals
Guides / Extra activities /Entrance Fees
This itinerary is available from 1st May to 30th October. No min number departure date to suit
Cost of In King Petars Holiday £595 pp exc flights
Return Airport Transfers – All airport transfers included from Dubrovnik, Podgorica and Tivat.