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MEMORIES
from the trip

Adventure Montenegro

june 2016

Village hooping way above Bay

2016

MAY 30th

Today is hiking day, 2 times longer then the intro hike last year when we went to the Gate of Pestingrad, way above Kotor. This year we plan a visit at the various villages way above Boka Bay, These villages are hidden since in the middle age, the villages at the sea shore were unsafe due to the many pirates. But the hidden world had it's price...

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If you can see it, you can bike to it

2016

MAY 31st

140 km biking with 2500 meter in altitude climbing by rented bikes which we pimped up until 22.30 the night before. Since high temperatures are natural enemies for every biker, we got up at 06.45 and prepared ourselves with a Müsli and yoghurt for the sporty day...

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Flat like normal

2016

JUNE 1st

Since weather forecast for today predicted covered skies, we could sleep in. At 8.00 we took our breakfast at the Hotel Pelikan just at the entrance of Virpazar. Our plan today was to bike along Skadar lake to the Albanian border according to Dejano an easy stroll along the shores of the lake; according to him, flat like normal....

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Canyoning in Medjurijecki Kanjon

2016

JUNE 2nd

The skies were cloudy and we were a bit skeptical, if we could do the entry of the canyon, which is a 35 meter partly over hanging rappel. But the higher we went up the rough road in the Rumija mountains, the brighter the skies were getting. Without knowing it, you will not find the place since it is very tricky to find...

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Mrtvice - Canyon of the death

2016

JUNE 3rd

Since weather forecast predicted some rain for the afternoon, we had to take along our rain gear. After 45 minutes with the mountain jetta, we crossed a real shabby bridge just below Kamp kod Pera. We parked the car at the next curve and started our hike into the canyon..

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On the traces of wolves

2016

JUNE 4th

Vasojevicki Kom, our summit for today, was hidden in fog but it was not a heavy one so as optimists we started our hike. Dejano also started his toy, the super drone which he uses for aerial shoots. We walked thru fat mountain meadows with lots of flowers and a very rich fauna...

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Longer is always possible

2016

JUNE 5th

We left Kolasin at 7:30 in the morning, our goal was the Tara River for some rafting. But before Danilo showed us the Pado trees which can grow up to 70 meters. At 09:00 we arrived at THE BRIDGE...

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When angles are bowling

2016

JUNE 6th

Forecast for the weather for Durmitor and Pluzine region was pretty wet. At 06.00, Dejan came up with the idea to escape the clouds and drive down south to the coastal area. Danilo checked with his father, if Orijen would be an option and he received a positive answer back; result was a big smile on his face...

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Mountain high - valley deep

2016

JUNE 7th

Montenegrin are really not early birds so definitely the wake up at 06.00 was definitely too early for Pluzine. Dejano was trying desperately to organize breakfast for us but the only option was a supermarket which open at 6:45 where we bought some Müsli, Yoghurt and fruits...

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Maglic Peak - the final day

2016

JUNE 8th

The sunlight of the fresh morning was mirrored on the calm lake. Soon we reached the 220 meter high damn and we took the road at the west side of the lake to a small village called Mratinje. The entry of this road is not easy to find, on first sight you have the impression that you entered the tunnel system of the hydro power station...

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Adventure Montenegro

july 2015

The adventure begins

2015

JULY 5th

Today is the start of our adventure. Dejan, our trip organizer appeared with his Pajero 4 wheel drive exactly on time at 06.30 in front of the residency of Dejan and Regina. We packed up our bag - quiet some luggage for our adventure. Passing by Herceg Novi, Dejan drove us to Borici at the opposite site of where we stayed ...

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On historical tracks of K&K

2015

JULY 6th

The day began at 07.00 with a hearty breakfast with self made yogurt, bread, shibika, eggs and very tasty bacon, 2 Turkish coffees woke up our spirits. Today is biking day. As a starter and an overture for the day, we downhilled from our hotel to Kameno. ...

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The gate of Kotor

2015

JULY 7th

At 05.00 our alarm bells went off. Since the hotel was still closed we ate a hearty sandwich for breakfast and at 05.30 we started the downhiller in crisp fresh mountain air to Meljine. There, at 06.15 we did a flying change, we handed over our bikes to Dejano and Danilo picked us up in his Jetta to drive to Kotor where we started our tour with a strong Turkish coffee. ...

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Brief history about Boka Bay

2015

JULY 8th

My restless buddy Dejan was already awake for hours and searched for the names for my blog and organized an early breakfast with the restaurant owner. What a day to start a day! Again we started our downhiller at 06.00 driving thru the crisp morning air. The lower we got the warmer the temperature but after 45 minutes and about 30 km we arrived at the turnaround of Meljine, where Dejano picked us up in his red arrow. ...

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From the furnace to moderate climate

2015

JULY 9th

Today a sleep in. Last breakfast at 08.00 in our mountain lodge. We packed up for the transfer to Zabliak. But first we had to drop off the dirty cloths and get the Renault from Regina at their residency. Dejan's front wheel needed to be fixed in a repair shop as well which we did in Herceg Novi ...

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Cloudwalking to the top

2015

JULY 10th

The night here in Zabliak really cooled down to below 10 degrees and it rained over night. Our guide Danilo drove up from Herceg Novi for 2 hours. Needless to say that I shared with him our breakfast. It continued to rain although weather forecast did not say so. We killed our time with Turkish coffee drinking and the purchase of a Sandwich for Danilo in the nearby Voli. ...

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Tour de Durmitor

2015

JULY 11th

Blue sky and fresh crisp air were the greetings of the morning. After a hearty breakfast, Martina and Philip got their Giant Mountain bikes which seemed to be in good shape. Dejano took great efforts to get these bikes. We started our biking tour around Durmitor ...

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Rafting on the Tara River

2015

JULY 12th

07.15 breakfast at our hotel. The whole table was covered with local food and specialities. Today our families drove to Tara river at the Bosnia border. We took exactly the same route as on yesterdays biking tour. We stopped at Miraculix hotel, unfortunately he was not at home again but we could share the scenery with our families ...

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Canyoning - nothing for chicken

2015

JULY 13th

After the yesterday's rafting trip on the Tara river, we all slept in and breakfast was set up at 08:30. Again, we got nearly a complete different choice of dishes, the table was well covered again. For curious travellers with a good healthy appetite definitely the Javor Hotel is a must visit ...

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Biogradska Gora - Ostrog

2015

JULY 14th

Today we say goodbye to Zabljak and although we mentioned that we want to have only a small breakfast, there were again left overs which could feed half an army. This concept of serving too much food definitely should change but we also know, old habits die hard ...

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Seakajaking and sauna biking

2015

JULY 15th

In view of the forecasted hot temperatures, we decided to start the day early with breakfast at 07.00. Only problem was to find a restaurant which was open. Dejano found the Hotel Pelikan opposite of our hotel just at the entry of Virpazar. They even had a menu card written in English and French and believe it or not, we found a super great Muesli with Yohurt and fresh sweet figs ...

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The final climax Cayoning

2015

JULY 16th

Today was again Canyoning on the programme. Virpazar is full of tourists; many Americans and Brits and still, there is only Hotel Pelikan, which is open for breakfast at 07:30. So again a hearty Muesli breakfast with Turkish coffee and figs. Poor Dejano, who had to return the bikes to Tivat, hit the bed only at 2 o'clock this morning since there was a big traffic jam at Budva ...

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Battle front of religions

2015

JULY 17th

All great things have to come to an end and today wehad the last day of Montenegro Adventure trip - an easy wind down day. At 07:30 the breakfast at the Pelikan Hotel and at 08:00 we strolled towards the pier. A temporary bridge was setup since the century old stone bridge needed some repair and had to be closed for traffic ...

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