A cycling tour of the Balkans: two wheels, three countries, four days

A challenging trip taking in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro

Maritime Museum in Kotor, Montenegro

If you are in Kotor and love model galleons, ship paraphernalia, and examples of the material benefits of trade then this is the place for you. Models of galleons, xebecs, tartanes, and container ships such as the MV Pomorac, built in Sunderland by Austin & Pickersgill, fill some rooms. Paintings of Montenegrin sea captains withContinue reading “Maritime Museum in Kotor, Montenegro”

Virpasar, Montenegro – Besac Fort

Virpasar is a village by Skadar Lake. The favourite pastime here is a boat trip to see some of the 270 species of bird who live on and around the lake. My recommendation is to walk over the bridge and take the road that runs behind the Hotel Vir. After about five minutes of uphillContinue reading “Virpasar, Montenegro – Besac Fort”

Sveti Stefan – Montenegro

Sveti Stefan is a beautiful sight on the Adriatic Coast of Montenegro, 5 kilometres south of Budva. Unlike Budva, with its seal colonies of tourists, some of Sveti Stefan’s beaches are quiet. The main reason for this is that people have to pay 75 Euros to use some of them for the day. For thisContinue reading “Sveti Stefan – Montenegro”