Two super fit buddies, Lorenz and Daniel experienced our “track the roots” Mediterranean route in June 2019. Their impressions are below:
We completed the tour on Friday and overall we really liked it, even though the weather was only so-so for the first couple of days.
All the hosts were super friendly and we really liked staying with them. They welcomed us as friends.
Some of the hikes were really spectacular, although overall I would say that for a fit hiker they were on the easy side even with the extensions.
The trek from Ceklin to Poseljani is amazing and also the hike from the lake to Stari Bar. And Perast to Kotor is absolutely great and a perfect way to get going. We thought the hike from Njegusi to Ivanova Korita was a bit short and ultimately there isn’t much to do there.
The one hike we didn’t like was from Ivanova Korita to Cetinje and the first part from Cetinje to Ceklin. From Ivanova Korita to Cetinje the trail is a lot of road, quite overgrown in some places, and ultimately it crosses a rubbish dump. Then on the second part coming out of Cetinje you have to walk along a really busy and dangerous road for a short while. So we thought that could be improved. Maybe you want to take another look at it.
One other thing for you to be aware of: on the hike from the lake to Gornji Murici just when you get to the village, the trail is barricaded. We got around the gate, but there was a lot of building activity in the village and it seems that they were trying to erect gates across the marked trail. So you may want to watch that.
Anyway, thanks for arranging a lovely trip. You have a great thing going. The country is beautiful and the people are so friendly and relaxed. Montenegro is great !
All the best,
Lorenz and Daniel
June 19, 2019, 8:25 am
Hi Lorenz and Daniel,
Thank you very much for such informative feedback.
Sorry because some trails were not intensive enough for your activity level. In general, this tour is designed for moderate hikers, but I give my best to extend it is much as possible.
Regarding to the trail from Njegusi to Ivanova Korita, it was extended with additional circle to Babina Glava peak. This two trails gives quite an intensive day hike (about 25km with 1200m up and 750m down). Did you reach the Babina Glava viewpoint on that day?
Regarding to the trail from Ivanova Korita to Ceklin, unfotunately, there is no better option. I wanted to keep the point-to-point shape of this trek, thats why decided to include this trail. Also, many people love to see Cetinje on the way to Ceklin …
The barricade in Gornji Murici is set to stop cows and other animals getting out of the village. It is not made to stop people. This is quite usual phenomena in south of Montenegro. I will add this note to the booklet so a visitor should have no feeling of getting in to a banned zone.
I am hapy you loved the tour! Please, if you do not mind, I would gladly put your review in to our EXPERIENCE pages. It would be lovely if you send few of your favorite photos , and at least one photo with both of you on it ?