by Norm Longley
Montenegro Travel Guide – Holiday advice and travel tips featuring Podgorica and Cetinje highlights and accommodation, Skadar Lake, national parks and wildlife. Also including activities like sailing and trekking, walking routes, medieval history and architecture, bay of Kotorska, Kotor, the Budva Riviera, Eastern Highlands, Haj-Nehaj and Petrovac.
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
Norm Longley was brought up in Somerset, attending schools in Yeovil and the Quantocks, before studying at university in Bedfordshire. The urge to travel then kicked in and after a period of time in Canada, he went to live and work in Novi Sad, Serbia for several years during which time he travelled extensively around many of the neighbouring ex-Yugoslav countries, including Montenegro. After returning to the UK he turned his hand to writing guidebooks, living in London and Cambridge before resettling in Somerset, which is very much home base now. He has also written for The Guardian and the Independent.
This guide was originally written by Annalisa Rellie, who happily spent a quarter of a century exploring the world with her diplomat husband. When they settled back in London she turned her hand to journalism, writing in a freelance capacity for magazines about travel and food. Her passion for Montenegro, which began with a press trip in spring 2000, continued to grow exponentially as she worked tirelessly on four editions of this, the first English language guide dedicated exclusively to the country. Annalisa died in early 2014.
Additional InformationTable of Contents
PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION
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, 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, Travelling positively
PART TWO THE GUIDE
Chapter 3 A Tale of Two Cities
Cetinje, Lovcen National Park, Cetinje to Podgorica, Podgorica, Around Podgorica, Lake Skadar
Chapter 4 Gulf of Kotor
Herceg Novi, Topla and Igalo, The Orjen Massif, The Boka Kotorska, Kotor, Beyond Kotor, Tivat, Lustica Peninsula
Chapter 5 The Budva Riviera to Ulcinj
Budva, South to Bar, Bar, Ulcinj, Travelling further south
Chapter 6 Tramontana
Podgorica to Niksic, Niksic, Towards Risan and the Boka Kotorska, Niksic to Pluzine and the Bosnian border, Niksic to Zabljak, Durmitor, Tara River Canyon
Chapter 7 Eastern Highlands
Pljevlja, Mojkovac, Biogradska Gora National Park, Bijelo Polje, Berane, Rozaje, Plav, South of Plav, Plav to Kolasin, Kolasin, South from Kolasin
Appendix 1 Language
Appendix 2 Glossary
Appendix 3 Further Information