Excursija Travel Blog

Canyons of the Tara River

We go from Budva (Becici, Rafailovici, St. Stefan, etc.) towards the mainland of Montenegro. On the way, we pass through the capital of Montenegro, Podgorica. Then our path will run along the canyon of the Moraca River, which impresses with its beauty and grandeur, where there will be several photo pauses. Then we visit the Moraca Monastery (13th century). A monastery with the temple of the Assumption of the Virgin, where the hand of the holy martyr Haralampius is kept. Then we go to the canyon of the Tara River (length 80 km, depth - about 1300 m., this is the deepest canyon in Europe, and in the world it is second only to the Grand Canyon in the USA), where we will visit the unique đurđević Bridge on Tara (photo pause). The đurđević Tara Bridge is the highest road bridge in Europe (160 m above the river). Next, we will visit the city. Zablyak, where there is a pause for lunch. Žabljak is the highest city in the Balkans. After lunch, a visit to the Durmitor National Park is planned. You will have the opportunity to walk through the park and the surroundings of the Black Lake, which is of glacial origin. The lake consists of two small lakes. After the walk, we move through the pass in the direction of Pivsky Lake (photo pause), famous for its unusual emerald color of the water and visit the Piv Monastery (16th century), which is located nearby. Then our way is back on the coast, but another road is through the city of Niksic. Thus, in this tour you will see almost the entire middle and northern parts of Montenegro.