Kolašin
Kolašin is a city in Montenegro.
Understand
Kolasin is called also “intact Switzerland”. Kolasin entirely has turned towards the mountain recreational tourism.
Get in
Good geographical position of Kolasin is seen in its great connection with the rest of the towns in the republic.
By plane
You can come to Kolasin from Podgorica airport that is 80 km away; through Belgrade airport, and then over the highway Belgrade – Podgorica, or maybe through Dubrovnik airport which is somewhat longer. Kolasin is 400 km away from Belgrade, as it is from Sarajevo, from Dubrovnik it is 220 km, Zagreb 740 km, and from Ljubljana it is 950 km away.
By train
Railroad of greatest importance for this region Belgrade – Bar goes through Kolasin. In this way Kolasin is excellently connected with both the sea and hig Montenegrin hinterland.
By car
Kolasin is one hour away of ride by car through the canyon Platije from the capital city – Podgorica, in the south. Towards the north to the border with Serbia it also takes somewhat more than 2 hours of ride.
See
- Botanic garden of the Slovenian biologist Danijel Vincek. In which on a relatively small space he treasures hundreds of various plant species. Plant species, which are dominant in the garden, are characteristic for the areas of Durmitor, Bjelasica, Prokletije, and Sinjajevina. Healing herbs, forest fruits, and endangered species are found in this garden which beside the scientific has also an educational purpose because students of biology from this region visit it.
- Visit the canyon of Mrtvica
- Monastir Moraca (about 15km away from the city)
Do
- Winter tourism. Ski center organizes transport to the ski center with their own busses. Kolasin has three ski clubs. Today the ski center on Jezerine is far famous for the quality of its service with a high quality funicular railway and several ski lifts which can take you up to 1950 meters of height above the sea level. There are numerous hotelier facilities on Jezerine.
- Fishing. Nearby the town there are rivers rich with trout. The town itself has a hunting and a fishing association.
- Picnic on the shores Biogradsko lake or some of Pesic lakes on Bjelasica.
- Tara rafting. It is possible to raft from Kolasin to Mojkovac in the length of about 15 km. In springtime Tara is particularly fierce river, which will make your experience an adrenaline injection.
- There are several open sports fields. Not far from the center there is also a football stadium.
- If you like walking or jogging there is also a trim track not far from the shore of Tara which is a few kilometers long.
Moraca Mountains
They are located in the very heart of Montenegro, surrounded by national parks and mountains on which your view stretches forward. In the north are Maganik, Durmitor, Maglic, and Ljubisnja, in the west your view goes towards Golija, in the east towards Prokletije and Komovi – in short – from some of the 2.000 meter high summit you can see all mountains of Montenegro, and during a clear day you can even see the sea.There are a few lakes as well. The best time of the year for mountain climbing activities is late springtime, and summer, and early fall, while during the winter the experts advise you to take with yourself good alpine gear.
Some of the standard mountain routes during which picturesque summits of Moraca Mountains are being conquered are:
- Kapetanovo jezero (Captain’s lake - 1673 meters above the height of the sea level) – Lastva (2226 meters above the height of the sea level) – Zagradac (2217 meters above the height of the sea level).Time needed for the tour is about 4 hours, and the height difference is about 555 meters.
- Kapetanovo jezero (Captain’s lake - 1673 meters above the height of the sea level) – Manito jezero (Crazy lake -1764 meters above the height of the sea level) – Stozac (2140 meters above the height of the sea level).Tour lasts about two and a half hours, and it is about 5 kilometers long.
- Strug (1475 meters above the height of the sea level) – Popov do (1750 meters above the height of the sea level) – Borova brda ( Pine’s hills - 2006 meters above the height of the sea level) – Mali Zebalac (Small Zebalac - 2073 meters above the height of the sea level) – Veliki Zebalac (Big Zebalac - 2129 meters above the height of the sea level).Extremely long tour for which it takes four hours to pass it.
- Osreci (1375 meters above the height of the sea level) – Ropusnica (1472 meters above the height of the sea level) – Korita (Thorough - 1485 meters above the height of the sea level) – Ruda Glavica (2020 meters above the height of the sea level).Tour lasting three hours.
- Bare Bojovica (Bojovics’ puddles - 1540 meters above the height of the sea level) – Veliki Zurim (Big Zurim - 2036 meters above the height of the sea level) – Mali Zurim (Small Zurim - 1962 meters above the height of the sea level) – Ilin vrh (Ilin’s summit - 2051 meters above the height of the sea level).Somewhat longer tour which lasts about 4 hours, and which is 7, 5 kilometers long.
- Crkvine (1045 meters above the height of the sea level) – Bistrica (1258 meters above the height of the sea level) – Barski Katun (Puddle summer pasture cottage - 1462 meters above the height of the sea level) – Mioski Katun ( 1542 meters above the height of the sea level) – Umovi (Minds - 1945 meters above the height of the sea level).A route which is 9 kilometers long.
- Madjurijecje (211 meters above the height of the sea level) – Mrtvo Duboko (Dead Deep - 360 meters above the height of the sea level) – Granica (Border - 1042 meters above the height of the sea level) – Poljana (Field - 1549 meters above the height of the sea level) – Medjedji vrh (Bear’s summit - 2139 meters above the height of the sea level).Somewhat more demanding tour with a bigger height difference for whose conquering it takes more than 6h.
Sinjajevina mountain
Southeast from the spacious Durmitor massif is Sinjajevina, the biggest pasture area in Montenegro which stretches down the Dinar wreath of mountains. Its average height is about 1.600 meters of height above the sea level, and its biggest summits are Babji Zub (Grandmother’s teeth - 2277 m), Jablanov Vrh (Polar’s summit - 2203 m), Gradiste (2174 m), Savina greda (Sava’s timber - 2101 m), Veliki Pecarac (Big Pecarac - 2042 m), Starac (Old men - 2022 m), and Babin Vrh (Grandmother’s summit - 2013 m). Sinjavina is a glacial mountain. It stretches from Kolasin to the very rims of the National Park Durmitor. It is a massif 40 kilometers long and 15 kilometers wide. It is an exquisite terrain for all mountain and walking activities. Zminicko and Zabojsko Lakes are pearls of this mountain. The first is located at 1295 meters of height above the sea level, and it is 4 meters deep, while the second is located at 1486 meters of height above the sea level, and its depth is about 19 meters. Mountain expeditions go on following paths:
- Kolasin (940 meters above the height of the sea level) – Gornje Lipovo (Upper Lipovo) – Klisura (Gorge - 1189 meters above the height of the sea level) – Katunina (1418 meters above the height of the sea level) – Djedov do (grandfather’s valley) – Dzavrlje – Babji Zub (Grandmother’s Teeth - 2277 meters above the height of the sea level). Height difference is about 1100 meters, length is about 8 kilometers and the time needed for the tour is about 5 hours. Certain parts of the tour are inspirational even for more experienced mountain climbers.
- Kolasin (954 meters above the height of the sea level) – Gornje Lipovo (1208 meters above the height of the sea level) – Prevoj Vratlo (Saddle Vratlo - 1730 meters above the height of the sea level) – Pilac (1872 meters above the height of the sea level) – Jablanov Vrh (Poplar’s summit - 2203 meters above the height of the sea level). The length of the route is about 8 kilometers, and it takes 4 hours to cross it. Route is attractive and it includes great sightseeing places, passing by the small puddles – lakes and numerous summer pasture cottages. The best time of the year for mountain activity is late spring, summer and early fall.
Eat
National restaurant Savardak with national food. Located 3km from city center in direction to 1450 SKI resort Try special menu and eat KACAMAK. Amazing
Drink
Sleep
- Hotel Čile, Dunje Đokić bb, ☎ +382 69 59 69 69, e-mail: info@hotelcile.me. Small, modest, family-run hotel in centre of Kolašin town.
Go next
- Biogradska Gora National Park (17 km from Kolašin there is an entrance to this National Park).