About this book
This new, sixth edition of Bradt's Montenegro is the most comprehensive guide available to one of Europe's hidden corners and features many areas not covered by other guides. Thoroughly updated to incorporate all the most recent developments, from practical information on where to go, stay and eat to vivid descriptions, historical insights and in-depth background on both well-known and off-the-beaten track sights, it is an ideal companion for both independent and group travellers. Beach lovers, culture aficionados, hikers, adrenaline-seekers, birding and wildlife enthusiasts and foodies are all catered for, with details of everything from coastal retreats, the Buljarica wetlands and Ulcinj saltpans to Durmitor and Biogradska national parks, Prokletije Mountains and cultural big-hitters such as Cetinje and Kotor, as well as the many reminders of the country's Ottoman and Venetian heritage.
With new flight routes opening up and the tourist board working hard to promote the country, Montenegro's popularity is on the rise. The Via Dinarica and Balkan Peaks long-distance trails both pass through Montenegro and are drawing ever greater numbers, while adventure sports - climbing, skiing, mountain biking, sea kayaking, coasteering, and white-water rafting, to name a few - form an increasingly significant part of the country's appeal. Montenegrin wine, too, is attracting a growing band of devotees.
With medieval gems and a stark rugged beauty, the country offers something for everyone and with Bradt's Montenegro you are perfectly equipped for a successful trip.
About the author
Chapter 1 Background Information
Geography, Climate, Natural history and conservation, History, Economy, People, Language, Religion, Education, Culture
Chapter 2 Practical Information
When to visit, Highlights, Suggested itineraries, Tourist information, Tour operators, Red tape and Embassies, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, Women travellers, Travellers with limited mobility, LGBTQ travellers, Travelling with children, What to take, Money, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays and festivals, Shopping, Opening times, Activities, Media and communications, Cultural etiquette, Living and Working in Montenegro, Travelling positively
PART 2 THE GUIDE
Chapter 3 Podgorica, Cetinje and Lake Skadar
Cetinje, Around Cetinje, Cetinje to Podgorica, Podgorica, Around Podgorica, Lake Skadar
Chapter 4 Bay of Kotorska
Herceg Novi, West of Herceg Novi, East of Herceg Novi, The Boka Kotorska, Kotor, Beyond Kotor, Tivat, Lustica Peninsula
Chapter 5 The Budva Riviera to Ulcinj
Budva, West of Budva, South along the coast, Southeast from Petrovac, Bar, The road to Ulcinj, Ulcinj, Around Ulcinj, The Albanian border region
Chapter 6 Western Inland Montenegro
Podgorica to Niksic, Niksic, Towards Risan and the Boka Kotorska, Niksic to Pluzine and the Bosnian border, Pluzine, Around Pluzine, Niksic to Zabljak, Durmitor, Zabljak to Pljevlja
Chapter 7 Eastern Inland Montenegro
Pljevlja, Pljevlja to Mojkovac, Biogradska Gora National Park, Bijelo Polje, Berane, Beyond Berane, Rozaje, Plav, South of Plav, Plav to Kolasin, Kolasin, South from Kolasin
Chapter 8 Borders and Beyond
To Albania (on foot) and back to Ulcinj (wheels), Via Grncar to Albania and back to Hani i Hotit, From Rozaje to Pec in Kosovo, From Bijelo Polje via Serbia to Pljevlja, From Pluzine to Bosnia via Scepan Polje, From Niksic to Herzegovina via Vilusi, From Herceg Novi to the Prevlaka Peninsula in Croatia