Enjoy a multi-activity villa holiday at Montenegro's Lake Skadar
"We just loved discovering and enjoying this stunning part of Montenegro. Ben and Emma were superb hosts, with
outstanding local knowledge and an infectious passion for Montenegro, its people and culture, all in
a relaxed and friendly atmosphere."
Kyra de Coninck, August 2017
Villa activity holiday sample itineraryPrice - from £ 545 (party of 7+, off-peak) to £ 745 (party of 2, peak season) per person per week. View all tariffs here.
Included: 7 nights at Villa Miela in double/twin room with private bathroom - welcome dinner - 4 guided tours (lunches depending on activity, transport, translation) - use of mountain bikes.
On our multi-activity package you get to do a little bit of everything! Hiking, kayaking, wine-tasting, wild-swimming, caving, bird-watching, gastronomy tours or even cooking classes - there's something for everyone on this small group holiday. Your base for the week is Villa Miela, right inside the borders of Lake Skadar National Park. Owned and run by Undiscovered Montenegro, this beautiful renovated farmhouse is shared by guests (our groups are up to 10 in number), with three double/twin bedrooms and one 4-bed dorm room, each with private bathroom. Shared guest spaces include the open-plan kitchen and living room, a huge terrace with sumptuous views over the lake and valley, a hot-tub/plunge pool, boules court and an orchard of organic figs, plums and pomegranates. It's the perfect place for families, couples and friends to explore Lake Skadar or just hang out, relax and drink in the views!
While the exact itinerary is decided by the group at our welcome dinner on the first night, our most popular week is outlined below. Please note that our holidays are suitable for anyone aged 6+. A reasonable level of physical fitness and adventurous spirit is required!
Your Guides: English couple Ben and Emma have been living and working at Lake Skadar for 8 years, and run Undiscovered Montenegro together from their lovingly restored guesthouse, Villa Miela. Being backpackers who grew up and had children, they are committed to providing all-inclusive, sustainable adventure tourism for all ages and abilities! They both speak near fluent Montenegrin as well as English.
Day 1 - Arrival
Arrival at Virpazar from your chosen airport. There is a 3-course welcome dinner on Villa Miela's terrace around 7pm so that we can all get to know each other and agree on the weeks' exact itinerary.
Day 2 - Explore & Discovery
An unforgettable car and hiking combination tour. We will drive past breathtaking views, hike to rock-pools for wild swimming, visit bat-inhabited caves before lunching at a former royal residence in historic Rijeka Crnojevića. We then jump back in the 4x4 for more stunning views, wild river swimming and then heading across a magnificent plain that would not look out of place in Africa. The breathtaking view from the ancient fort of Zabljak Crnojevića is our final stop before returning to Virpazar.
Day 3 - Kayaking safari
Suitable for all levels of fitness, this 4-5 hour kayak trip will take you across stunning mirrored waters from Murići on the southern shores, (also home to the lake's best freshwater beach), with views up to the fabled peaks of Albania's Accursed Mountains. You'll have the lake all to yourself as you swim in crystal clear waters and visit the lake's renowned 14th century island monastaries, all the while taking in the awesome views, varied bird-life and glorious solitude.
Beginners are welcome - your guide is a UK qualified instructor!
Day 4 - rest day
There's so much to discover at Lake Skadar National Park! Take the complimentary bicycles out for a spin, try out some of the self-guided walking trails, head out to see the coast (only 30 minutes away) or chill out and play some boules in Villa Miela's gardens.
Day 5 - Wine-tasting in Lake Skadar Valley
Lake Skadar is also Montenegro's wine-country with upwards of 30 commercial producers on Villa Miela's doorstep. The red vranac and white krstač wines are easily a match for more famous French rivals. Our wine tasting tour will take you to three boutique wineries, all medal winners, where you can sample from the barrels yourselves, view the vineyards and learn about the proud history of wine-making from the friendliest of owners. You can even take the option of having a private lunch or dinner at a winery, with the best organic produce, washed down with copious quantities of delicious wine! Holidaying with kids? Take our family favourite wild-swimming boat tour instead!
Day 6 - Walnut Valley hike
Our favourite hike - this circular trail passes through ancient woodland, across arched Ottoman bridges and along riverside trails and old Roman caravan paths as it winds its way through one of Lake Skadar's most beautiful valleys. We stop for wild swimming in natural spring-fed pools before hiking to the beautiful hillside village of Dupilo for lunch with a local family (extra cost applicable). This is unspoiled and undisturbed nature, with wild figs, herbs and tortoises in abundance! Best of all, you won't have to share them with other tourists; this is our secret!
Day 7 - rest day
Day 8 - Departure
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Want to hear more about our multi-activity villa holiday at Lake Skadar?
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