Specialized adventures in the Accursed Mountain Range guided by locals.
Balkan Mountain Adventure Company
After breakfast, we will take a short transfer to Grebaje, Montenegro. Here, we will hike what is believed to be one of the most beautiful hikes in the Accursed Mountain Range. Not only does the hike have some of the most amazing views of the surrounding mountains, but it is an awesome way to warm your legs up for the rest of the trip. This hike is a loop trail that takes you over two famous peaks on the border of Montenegro and Albania. For an in depth account of this hike visit Grebaje’s Greatest Hike.
This hike is special because we will be visiting the most beautiful lake in all of Montenegro, Lake Hrid. Local legend says that swimming in this alpine lake brings good health and good luck in marriage. Nestled in a thick pine forest, Lake Hrid is the perfect place to take a break and cool down after hiking. Here in the wilderness you will feel completely isolated from the outside world. After, enjoying the lake finish hiking to Plav. For an in depth account of this hike visit Babino Polje, Lake Hrid to Plav.
This hike starts off with a steep climb to the peak of Tromeda (meeting of three points) where the borders of Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo meet. After this hike, you can proudly say you have stood in three countries at once. This hike features panoramic views and endless mountain meadows. We will follow the border of Kosovo and Montenegro for a while. Then, we will enter Kosovo, wrapping around some peaks and beginning decent into the Montenegrin village of Babino Polje. For a more in depth account of this hike visit Doberdol to Babino Polje.
Get ready to tackle the highest peak in Kosovo. On this hike we will leave the village Doberdol in Albania and cross into Kosovo to conquer it’s highest peak. The trail leads past countless alpine lakes that make for good swimming in the summer months. Located far above the tree line, the views from the top are far and wide. Once you sign your name into history at the top, we will begin out decent back to Doberdol. For a more in depth account of this hike visit Doberdol to Gjeravica.
The day will begin with a short transfer to the summer village of Cerem. From Cerem we will begin the hike to the isolated village of Doberdol. This hike begins with a climb through the forest and back to the border of Montenegro where we will enter briefly then return back into Albania. This hike mainly features strolling through enchanted old growth forests. Get mesmerized in deep thought and reflection as the pine needles slip beneath your feet and the wind makes song through the trees. Towards the end of the hike we will get out of the forest and pass a few huts where villagers live the same way as the countless generations before them. This makes for the perfect place to rest and have coffee. A small decent and climb will lead us to the village of Doberdol. For a more in depth account of this hike visit Cerem to Doberdol.
This is the most famous hike in the Accursed Mountain range and for good reason. This hike connecting the Albanian villages of Theth and Valbona features trails that wind in and out of old growth forests and a jaw-dropping panoramic view at the top. The first half of the hike will be a climb to the Valbona pass, followed by the sweet decent into Valbona Valley. For an in depth account of this hike visit Theth to Valbona.
Start the day off with a half hour transfer from Grebaje to Vusanje. Next, the hike from Vusanje to Theth begins. At the start of the hike the group will stop at a couple monumental highlights of the area, Grla waterfall and The Grasshopper’s Eye, a natural water spring that resembles a blue eye. The hike will continue into Ropojana valley, featuring the famous Lake of Ropojan. Here we will pass the border into Albania. After the lake, there will be a forest climb leading into the spectacular meadow of Runica, nestled in a great bowl of mountain peaks. The hike continues through these spectacular valleys dotted with alpine lakes until we make our final decent into the village Theth. For an in depth account of this hike visit Vusanje to Theth.
After your arrival in Montenegro, you can either catch a taxi waiting outside the airport to the hotel or request for transport to be arranged through us. At the hotel you will meet with your local guide Emir Cirikovic and fellow group members. Here we will have some fun getting to know each other and go over the plan for the week.