Packrafting for beginners in Montenegro – 2 days along the national park Skadarsko Jezero
Sometimes pictures can tell more than words. Have a look at this Video of the tour in 2016.
In the boundary region between Montenegro and Albania, nearby the coastline, you find the largest lake of the Balkans – Lake Skadar (Skadarsko Jezero). From the west a river meanders in gentle loops through the picturesque rolling hills towards the lake – the river Rijeka Crnojevića. It's bankline is indistinguishably blurred under a thick carpet of water lilies and floating forests which shape the shoreline. The unique fauna and flora of these waters caused the nomination of the montenegrin parts of the lake and its sorroundings as national park in 1983.
On our two day circuit we begin to paddle down the river Rijeka Crnojevića and explore the wonderlands of it's vegetation and birdlife. Due to the low flow rate this trip is suitable and safe for newcomers who have very few kayaking or packrafting experiences. During this first day there will be enough time for bathing! We spend the night nearby the river in our own tents.
On the second day we go a bit further on the river till we reach Poseljani, an enchanting sleepy village with flocks of sheep and dilapidated water mills. Here the second part of our little adventure begins: We deflate our Packrafts, stow them into our backpacks and embark on our hike along an old caravan route back to our starting point. This ancient track which was once built to connected the former montenegrin capital Cetinje to the rest of the country is now nearly forgotten and overgrown with mediterranean vegetation. With a bit of luck we might spot one of the forest turtles which live there in the undergrowth!
The tour begins and ends on the campground of the village Rijeka Crnojevića which provides simple overnightstays for a low price.
We suggest to do this trip together with the tour "Tara Canyon".
Booking is available from 29th of July until 16th of August 2019! Check out the dates in the calendar.
- 2 participants: 150,00 € p.P., 3 participants: 100,00 € p.P.
- not including supplies
- costs that have to be paid extra: fees for camping
Participants: max. 3 persons (alteration in exceptional cases possible)
Duration: 2 days
- own packraft with paddle, waterproof dry bag and PFD (in addition about 3 kg)
- crash course in packrafting
- cooking gear etc
Required gear / supplies:
- tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag
- swimming suite, sunscreen, raingear
- watershoes / solid sandals and hiking-boots
- provisions for 2 days
In case of booking a tour you need to accept the general terms and conditions. Booking request via e-mail, phone call or text.
Start and arrival: Rijeka Crnojevića