We enjoyed doing small hikes in the Durmitor National Park, but we wanted to get on the water as well. Although we had our own whitewater kayaks in our van, we decided to book a rafting trip. We didn’t know the river and where unsure of the level of difficulty. So Aljoša helped us to book a tour with a local company. We were picked up from the house and drove for about an hour to the Tara River Gorge. We joined a group of Israelis on the river.
The weather forecast was a bit unstable for the day, but as we got to the starting place it was sunny!
The river level was pretty low, but the autumn colors on the river were beautiful.
The rapids were class II-III. I had a chance to take some pictures with my waterproof camera.
It was very nice and relaxing floating on the mellow parts of the river. We were glad that we decided to book the trip.
After the trip we had a nice lunch at the rafting center and on the way back we stopped at the bridge crossing the canyon.
I heard there is a 70 kilometer section of the river you can kayak. There are places for camping on the way. I think that would be a great whitewater trip at some point. So I think we need to get back to this place at some point!
After our stay in Bosnia & Herzegovina we headed to Montenegro and to the city of Zabljak. It is located right by the Durmitor National Park. We stayed at Šepić Accommodation, which was a great place! Aljoša and his mother run the place and we got a lot of ideas and instructions from them. And I also recommend having the breakfast, which was really good.
We came to Zabljak in the afternoon and didn’t have too much time, so we headed to Crno Jezero Lake. It was just a few kilometres from where we stayed. There was a nice path going around the lake and we managed to walk around just before it got dark.
Aljoša gave us instructions on getting to the lookout spot above the Tara River Canyon. It wasn’t a long way, but it took us a long time. I had to stop to take pictures all the time.
The Tara River Gorge is a really spectacular place. It is one of the deepest canyons in the world, 1300 metres deep at the deepest part.
In October the tourist season is already over, but we were still amazed that there were no other people here.
It was very silent and peaceful. I really recommend visiting this place. Too bad we didn’t have more time to explore the Durmitor National Park.
On the way back we stopped at another lookout spot. There were skiing slopes here and a lift. Maybe we need to come back here some day and do some downhill skiing. Aljoša told us that it is mostly local people during the winter, but the slopes looked good. So maybe there is potential here. And the prices are cheap!
In Zabljak we also went whitewater rafting on the Tara River. I’ll write more about that in my next post!