This Kotor Bay Gastronomy Tour and Hike will show you what Montenegro is all about. On this tour you'll immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the real Montenegro.
This tour is the perfect way to get the feel of true Montenegro in just one day.
The tour starts with an invigorating hike up the old zig-zig military trail to Vrmac Ridge. The route takes you up the Kotor side of the ridge and as you get higher and higher the views over Kotor and the Bay of Kotor will get more and more impressive.
The road you'll follow dates back to 1860 and was built by the Austro-Hungarian Empire when they ruled the bay. You'll follow in the footsteps of soldiers from 150 years ago. You'll also pass by their now abandoned fortifications on Vrmac Ridge.
From the top of the ridge you get panoramic views in both directions over Kotor Bay and Tivat Bay on the other side.
After your hike up to Vrmac Ridge, you take a short transfer over to my favourite place - Lustica Peninsula. This is where azure coastline meets traditional Montenegrin lifestyle.
If I had to distill Montenegrin cuisine down into just five things, they would be:
And on this part of the tour you'll try them all!
On this part of the tour you'll visit the Stojkovic family who've been making olive oil on Lustica Peninsula for 400 years. They still use the traditional Montenegrin methods which give their oil a unique flavour and character.
Lustica Peninsula is renowned for its olive groves and olive oil production - as you'll see when you go there. Many Kotor Bay families make their own oil every year and this tour gives you a special opportunity to view this important part of Montenegrin tradition.
On arrival your hosts will welcome you with a traditional drink of home made rakija. This grape brandy is a staple of Montengrin households and is very, very strong!
Then you'll go on a private tour of the olive grove and the 400 year old olive mill. You'll learn about the cultivation and harvesting of olives in Montenegro. You'll also learn about the ancient art of olive oil production and how it's been perfected over the centuries.
Finally, you'll be offered a oil tasting accompanied by wine and a traditional Montenegrin platter of cured meats and cheeses. These are all made onsite by the Stojkovic family. True 0 mile food!
€85 per person (minimum of 4 people required for this tour).
There's a discount available for groups of 5 or more. Please enquire for a quote.
This tour is meticulously arranged by Marko Vucinic, an outdoor adventure specialist in Montenegro. Marko is a UK registered and licensed tour operator. You can read reviews of Marko's tours on Tripadvisor here.
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