ATV ride on Luštica peninsula & sailing in the Bay of Kotor

So far I’ve given you a glimpse of Herceg Novi, and of hiking in the Orjen Massif behind the village. But rest assured, if you’re traveling here for an active holiday – there’s even more to do!

ATV adventure on Luštica peninsula

If you want to see more than just the city, you can take a boat taxi to the beautiful peninsula called Luštica. Once there, you can visit local households and learn more about the history of the place and their crafts today. This little haven has around 400 inhabitants and rural tourism is a big thing for them.
 
The peninsula has a loot of green space, they call it “Makija” which is a mix of varied vegetation with rocks underneath. This is a great spot to come and enjoy nature, both for tourists as well as the locals of Herceg Novi.
 
Luštica peninsula, Herceg Novi, Montenegro
 
Luštica peninsula, Herceg Novi, Montenegro

≫ This post is a collaboration between me, Nordic TB and the Tourism Organisation of Herceg Novi

 
A lot of the farmers have olive groves and make their own olive oil, soap and make sure the small peninsula is kept alive and well. We met up with Ilija Moric, a man very passionate about this place.
 
Besides showing us his family home, and their organic olive farm and how they make their oil – he also took us on a guided tour of the peninsula on four wheelers. A fun, adventurous and great way to explore this beautiful place! Upon arrival, everyone attending gets their own helmet and an introduction course in how to handle the ATV. 
 
These guided tours include around 2.5 hours of driving around the most beautiful and interesting parts of the peninsula. It’s a tour of 20km that takes you from a village called Tici and up the Obosnik Hill, through some of Luštica’s villages, down to the coast and then back to the starting point.
 
Luštica peninsula, Herceg Novi, MontenegroI did not drive my own ATV though, but sat behind Ilija so that I could take photos of our adventure.
Luštica peninsula, Herceg Novi, Montenegro
Luštica peninsula, Herceg Novi, Montenegro» My travel partner Charlotte

We made a few stops along the way and my favourite one was definitely Ponta Veslo. A small camp is located here and I saw RV’s, tents and hammocks: Just the way I love to travel! Just behind the camp was the most beautiful spot… Wonderfully blue water and amazing rock formations.

I really wanted to just stay here camping, swimming and bouldering!!

Ponta Veslo on Luštica peninsula, Herceg Novi, Montenegro

Ponta Veslo on Luštica peninsula, Herceg Novi, Montenegro

Ponta Veslo on Luštica peninsula, Herceg Novi, Montenegro
 
Ponta Veslo on Luštica peninsula, Herceg Novi, Montenegro
 
We drove around the peninsula some more, just exploring and stopping to talk about different areas. I must say, getting around on a four wheeler is a great and quick way to get to know a place.
I do prefer walking or hiking of course, but with a quick tour like this it’s easier to wander about on your own after.
 
And this little peninsula does offer a few hiking trails as well which is great!
 
Luštica peninsula, Herceg Novi, Montenegro
 
Luštica peninsula, Herceg Novi, Montenegro
 
Luštica peninsula, Herceg Novi, Montenegro
 
Luštica peninsula, Herceg Novi, Montenegro
Luštica peninsula, Herceg Novi, Montenegro» hiking trail mark, woooh!

Luštica peninsula, Herceg Novi, Montenegro

After our guided tour, Ilija treated us to a lovely and traditional lunch at his family home. Then we continued to Klinci Village Resort where we were welcomed by Bogdan and Milica. We had a glass of local wine while they showed us around their beautiful resort; A three centuries old family property. 
 
Klinci Village, Luštica Peninsula
“KEEPING THE ORIGINAL LOOKS AS IT WAS WAY BACK WHILE THE OLD GENERATIONS WHERE LIVING AND WORKING IN THE OLIVE FIELDS, WITH A JUST FINE TOUCH OF A MODERN STANDARDS OF COMFORT, KLINCI VILLAGE RESORT IS GROWING INTO A PLACE WHERE ONE CAN EXPERIENCE AND LEARN ABOUT THE MOST OF THE VILLAGE LIFE AS IT USED TO BE.
 
WE ARE RESPECTING OUR LEGACY, OUR TRADITION AND OUR WELL-KNOWN FAMILY HOSPITALITY AND WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT IT AND PRESERVE IT FURTHER : WITH A WARM WELCOME TO EVERYONE” 
If you want to spend a few days on Luštica, this resort is an amazing alternative. Bogdan and Milica where very friendly and their place just beautiful. The pace of life felt slower here, relaxed. Because they have their own garden they can offer a lot of good, local and home made food.
 
They can also help with the arrangement of a range of activities on and around the peninsula.
 
Klinci Village, Luštica Peninsula
 
Klinci Village, Luštica Peninsula
 
Klinci Village, Luštica Peninsula
 
Klinci Village, Luštica Peninsula
 
Klinci Village, Luštica Peninsula
 

Sailing in the bay of Kotor

In the afternoon Nataša and Ilija (yes he has the same name as our guide on the peninsula) from Montenegro Outdoors picked us up with their boat and we set off on our next adventure; sailing in the bay of Kotor.
 
They showed us the bay and beautiful cliffs as well as took us snorkelling in clear water and magnificent caves. While sailing we talked a lot about the nature here and the travels they’ve been on. You can tell that they are truly passionate about what they do, and it’s nice to see that they’ve managed to create a living out of their love for nature. 
 
As the sun was setting we sailed home towards Herceg Novi. All of us stayed quiet as we just enjoyed the peacefulness of the ocean and the solitude of the evening setting in. What a day! Up early to explore a gorgeous peninsula, followed by sailing. I snorkelled for the first time in my life, and this was also the very first time I swam inside a cave.
 
As you can imagine, I slept very well that night.
 
Sailing in the bay of Kotor with Montenegro Outdoors
 
Sailing in the bay of Kotor with Montenegro Outdoors
 
Sailing in the bay of Kotor with Montenegro Outdoors
 
Sailing in the bay of Kotor with Montenegro Outdoors
 
Sailing in the bay of Kotor with Montenegro Outdoors
 
Sailing in the bay of Kotor with Montenegro Outdoors
 
Sailing in the bay of Kotor with Montenegro Outdoors
 
Sailing in the bay of Kotor with Montenegro Outdoors
 
Sailing in the bay of Kotor with Montenegro Outdoors
 
Sailing in the bay of Kotor with Montenegro Outdoors

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2 Comments

  1. Reply

    Readyfortakeoff

    21 July, 2018

    Vilka minnen jag får att läsa och se dina bilder! =) Vi hade en bra resa tillsammans, hoppas allt är bra med dig! Kram

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      Northbound Journeys

      22 July, 2018

      Ja det hade vi allt, vilket äventyr vi var med om ändå – vi hann med mycket under de där dagarna! Tack allt är bara bra, hoppas allt är bra med dig med. kram kram!

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