INTRODUCTION ABOUT MONTENEGRO Geography Geology Climate When to Visit Weather Forecasts Vegetation and Wildlife Mediterranean and Mountain Plants Mammals Reptiles and Amphibians Birds History Culture Festivals Food and Drink Menu Reader Language Key Words for Walkers TRAVELLING IN MONTENEGRO Visas Getting to Montenegro Flights from the UK and Western Europe Travelling via Croatia Travelling via Italy By Rail or Bus from the UK and Western Europe Local Transport Bus Train Taxi Hitching Warning: Cross-Border Travel Accommodation Money Currency Costs Carrying Money Changing Money ATMs Staying in Touch Telephones Mobiles Internet WALKING IN MONTENEGRO Highlights Mountain Huts and Camping Katuns Water Food and Supplies Equipment Maps Trail Markings National Parks Long-Distance Routes Safety in the Mountains Mountain Rescue and Emergency Telephone Numbers ABOUT THIS GUIDE About the Routes Route Summary Table Rating and Arrangement of Routes Timings and Stages Maps and Sketch Maps Local Spelling and Place Names ORJEN Walk 1: Subra Stage 1: Kameno - Vratlo Hut Stage 2: Vratlo Hut - Subra (return) Stage 3: Vratlo Hut - Kabao (return) Stage 4: Vratlo Hut - Kameno Further Possibilities Zubacki kabao from Vratlo Hut Walk 2: Zubacki kabao Vrbanj - Zubacki kabao (return) LOVCEN Walk 3: Jezerski vrh Bukovica - Jezerski vrh - Ivanova korita Walk 4: Kotor Fortress Kotor Fortress (return) DURMITOR Walk 5: Central Durmitor Stage 1: Zabljak - Lokvice Stage 2: Lokvice - veliki Meded -Terzin bogaz (return) Stage 3: Lokvice - Bobotov kuk (return) Stage 4: Lokvice - Minin bogaz (return) Stage 5: Lokvice - Ledena pecina (return) Stage 6: Lokvice - Trojni prevoj - Samar (return) Stage 7: Lokvice - Zabljak Walk 6: Durmitor Circuit (via Skrcko jezero) Stage 1: Lokvice - Trojni prevoj - Zeleni vir - Samar - Skrcko jezero Stage 2: Skrcko jezero - Planinica - AliSnica - Crvena greda - Jablan jezero Stage 3: Jablan jezero - Zabljak Walk 7: Durmitor Circuit (via Velika Struga) Stage 1: Lokvice - Velika Struga -Donja AliSnica Stage 2: Donja AliSnica - Crvena greda - Jablan jezero - Zabljak Further Possibilities Savin kuk Sedlena greda Tara Canyon Crno jezero BJELASICA Walk 8: Biogradsko jezero Circuit of Biogradsko jezero (return) Walk 9: Biogradska gora Stage 1: Biogradsko jezero - Crna glava - PeSica jezero Stage 2: PeSica jezero - TreSnjevik Further Possibilities Strmenica KOMOVI Walk 10: Komovi Stage 1: TreSnjevik - Stavna Stage 2: Stavna - Kom Vasojevicki (return) Stage 3: Stavna - Kom Ljevorijecki (return) Stage 4: Stavna - TreSnjevik Further Possibilities Kom Kucki Maglic KUCKA KRAJINA (ZIJEVO) Walk 11: Kucka krajina Stage 1: VeruSa - Bukumirsko jezero Stage 2: Bukumirsko jezero - nameless pass (return) Stage 3: Bukumirsko jezero - Stitan (return) Stage 4: Bukumirsko jezero - Maglic (return) Stage 5: Bukumirsko jezero - VeruSa Further Possibilities Treskavac Vila Krisitor PROKLETIJE Walk 12: VoluSnica dom Radnicki - VoluSnica (return) Walk 13: KroSnja and Karanfili dom Radnicki - KroSnja - Severni vrh (return) Walk 14: Kotao dom Radnicki - Kotao (return) Walk 15: Ropojana Valley and jezero Vusanje - Jezero (return) Further Possibilities Ocnjak Maja Rosit Maja Kolata Maja Jezerce OTHER AREAS Sinjajevina Moracke planine Bioc Rumije Skadarsko jezero APPENDICES Appendix A: Long-distance route Biogradsko jezero - VeruSa (Walks 9-11): Summary of Stages and Facilities Appendix B: List of Mountain Huts and Shelters Appendix C: Further Reading Appendix D: Contacts and Useful Addresses Appendix E: Language Notes and Glossary Appendix F: History Appendix G: Montenegro's Principal Mountain Areas and Major Peaks
Rudolf Abraham grew up in England and New Zealand, and has travelled extensively in eastern Turkey, the Caucasus, Iran and Central Asia. During these travels he has walked and climbed in the Karakoram, the Tien Shan, Ladakh, New Zealand's Southern Alps, and the mountains of Iran and eastern Turkey. He lived in Croatia from 1999 to 2001, and has made numerous trips to the mountains of Croatia, Montenegro and Slovenia. Rudolf studied photography and art history, and completed an MA at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He has also written a book on Islamic art and architecture, and has contributed introductions to books on Central Asia, Armenia and Afghanistan.