A magical place, Montenegro has so much to offer for kids and family travel. This little country holds the stuff of fairy tales, fun, and new experiences. Add to this the kindness and honor the culture has for kids and you have something special. To offer up some of the distinct local goodness, we offer 5 unique family travel possibilities in Montenegro.
1. Go to the village
If your kids have never planted a seed, harvested organic crops or fruit, made cheese, tended sheep, ridden a horse, driven a tractor, fed chickens, made woolen yarn, or cut grass with a scythe then you could change that in one unforgettable trip. Plan a family adventure in one of the many villages of Montenegro for the fun and while you are there benefit from the fresh mountain air, clean water, and organic foods. In addition to exploring the farm or orchard where you stay, you can hike or bike on the surrounding trails and mountains. Explore agritourism in Montenegro.
2. Go on an adventure
Depending on the age and preferences of your kids, you could plan an adventure that is perfect for them. Perhaps it is a family bushcraft experience, a river boat ride, a hiking and foraging experience, an off-road adventure, a family rafting trip, or a camping adventure. Being in nature and overcoming obstacles together causes families to bond. The diverse wild beauty of Montenegro can definitely help with that.
3. Go to the coast
The old towns lining the coast provide magical places to visit. Parents and kids alike can exercise their imaginations and tell their stories of what must have happened inside the massive stone walls. A night in Kotor, Montenegro offers a Venetian coastal town feel with streets to wander and a doable hike up to St. Ivan’s fortress sitting high above the old town. You can take a boat out to the Lady of the Rock, a man-made island with a church just off the coast of Perast. See the ancient cave drawings near Risan. Visit the old town of Ulcinj and take in the dark sand and great waves on Long Beach (Veliki Plaža).
4. Go to a festival
The country has a tradition of having local festivals that are perfect for family like the Mimosa Festival in the Herceg Novi area in the Spring or the Olive Festival in Bar which takes place in November. There are a range of festivals like these and others that happen throughout the year. The range of festivals celebrate music, film, culture, and community.
5. Go to the mountains and glacial lakes
They range in size and feel. Whether it is the lesser known Kuci Mountains and Bukumirsko Lake or the more famous Durmitor Massif and Black Lake, there is something magical about time away with family up in the mountains. Getting there is part of the adventure with so many places to see and be in awe of along the way. Consider Komovi, Bjelasica, Sinjajevina, Prokletije, or any of the other mountains. Time here in nature does something good for your kids and for you. It does good for your whole family.
Start dreaming and scheming for some crazy good family travel. And let us know if we can help you come visit our friends in this amazing little place.