Stunning Montenegro, seldom visited and largely unspoilt in its natural splendour is found nestled deep within the heart of the Balkans Peninsular. Translated simply to mean Black Mountains, its name stands as a stark contrast to the diverse and fiercely rich landscapes that form this country, boasting some of the finest and most adventurous white water to be found within the Balkans.
Our expeditions to Montenegro is ideally suited to the grade 3 paddler looking to meet likeminded people, paddle new water and truly embark on an unparalleled adventure. The primary focus of this expedition is paddling the River Morača, Komarnica and Lim along with a 3 day decent of the River Tara Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world. The rivers range from grade 2 to 3+, providing both the perfect white water training ground to push your paddling in a new and dynamic environment.
These expeditions are run in a small group of 4 to 8 people where you can experience the benefits of peer learning and shared experiences, but the emphasis is still very much on you.
We provide this expedition for both individual and closed group bookings, please get in touch if you are interested in doing so.
Day 1You and your group will be met at Dubrovnik airport in Cilipi and travel from here to Herzec Novi, a Montenegrin coastal town where we'll stop for lunch, get to know each other and be introduced to our team and the plan for the week. Being located on the sea front you'll have a chance to go for a dip to refresh from your long travels. From here we'll travel to Hostel Izvor on the bank of the River Morača just outside of the country's capital of Podgorica.
Over the course of the evening we'll conduct an equipment check to make sure everybody is adequately prepared for a weeks paddling.
Day 2This day is all about suiting up and getting out there for a days paddling. The first section of the Morača is short and leads to a get out just down river from our accommodation. It provides a fantastic warm up for the week to come; a mixture of features requiring technical moves to wave trains and play holes.
Day 3Over the course of the next few days we’ll paddle the River Tara nestled at the bottom of the Tara Canyon. Truly an incredible sight and 4,300 ft at its deepest point, it contains some truly astonishing white water and provides some incredible experiences. We’ll be primarily based at Divlja Rijeka, a vibrant and pleasant raft camp on the banks of the River Tara on the Bosnian Herzegovian side, just a short 5 minute drive from the boarder. Such is the size and length of the Tara River, at the end of day one we’ll stay at Radovan Luka, a national park camp deep inside the canyon, with a shuttle bringing the groups equipment down for the night and moving it on to the next camp in the morning.
All logistics are covered leaving you to paddle, enjoy your surroundings and relax.
Day 4More fantastic paddling along the River Tara.
Day 5Final day on the River Tara.
Day 6Day 6 will see us paddle the River Lim situated in the East of the country. The Lim flows from deep within Montenegro across the boarder with its neighbour Serbia. The Lim possess a number of sections of river ranging from grade 2 to 4, with something to suit all paddlers and group requirements.
Day 7Day 7 will see us paddle the River Komarnica, an astonishingly beautiful grade 2+ tributary of the River Piva. Only paddled for the first time 5/6 years ago, it flows through deep winding gorges, between mountains, uninhabitable and inaccessible areas. So remote a location it features a 2km walk in consisting of a steep winding mountain track, however the revelation upon reaching the bottom and knowing you’ll be one of very few British paddlers to ever set foot upon its banks is rather special.
Upon reaching the rivers end we emerge into Piva Lake where a boat lays in waiting for us, proceeding to enjoy a 2 hour cruise across the lake with a BBQ, drinks and an incredible view. That evening we’ll stay at the village of Izlazak looking across to Piva Lake until your eyes become weary and you succumb to sleep.
This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:
- Hen / Stag parties
- School groups
- Dog Friendly
- Charity fundraising
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