Via Dinarica

Via Dinarica is a concept that connects seven countries and territories through which the mountain range of the Dinaric Alps stretches: from Slovenia to northern Albania.

Via Dinarica is the route intended for mountaineers, cyclists and other excursionists who visit the Dinarides as tourists, but it is also a platform for development and improvement of living conditions for people living in these areas.

The Via Dinarica road consists of three main directions (corridors). The blue line follows the Adriatic coast connecting the coastal series of Dinaric mountains, the white line encompasses the high Dinarides, and the green line the inner Dinarides.

It stretches through Montenegro for about 600 km, passing through three National Parks: Durmitor, Biogradska Gora and Prokletije, and continues towards Kosovo through the Bjeshkët e Nemuna National Park.

Via Dinarica through Montenegro connects probably the most beautiful mountain areas located in this area. From UNESCO-protected national parks, glacial lakes, clear rivers, over endless pastures and preserved rainforests to the Accursed Mountains.

At the very entrance to Montenegro from the direction of Bosnia and Herzegovina, one enters area of the Durmitor National Park, which is on the UNESCO list of world natural and cultural heritage. A large number of lakes and peaks with an incredible view will enchant you. Town Žabljak, at altitude of 1456 m is in the heart of the national park, and it has title of the highest inhabited place in the Balkans; in the town, you can find a diverse tourist offer. Further on the trail leads us over mountain Sinjajevina and its endless pastures towards Biogradska Gora National Park and mountain Bjelasica, which is also adorned with many glacial lakes. In the katuns, you can try traditional produce and food typical of this area. Then through the Komovi Nature Park, the trail goes to the Accursed Mountains. The highest peak of Montenegro is located on the Accursed Mountains (2535 m). There are as many as 50 peaks higher than 2000 meters and 20 peaks above 2500 meters.

You can go through the whole trail or visit parts of it. You need to carefully plan your trip and arrange accommodation in advance, both in mountain lodges and in rural households along the trail.

Safety recommendation: Always carefully make plans to spend time in nature according to your own capacities. Group hiking is recommended.

Please make sure to have appropriate clothes and footwear, orientation equipment (guiding map, compass or GPS), protection gear for bad weather, light torch, sufficient water and food supplies, first aid and signal whistle.

Taking into consideration that track crosses over two neighbouring countries, where there are no official border crossing points it is obligatory to contact border police.

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