Peaks of the Balkans self-guided tour
The self-guided tours in Peaks of the Balkans are for the hikers with experience and who feel confident to hike in the Balkans without a guide. The self-guided tours give more the feeling of adventure, however they diminish the amount of information and secrets of the knowledge of guides gathered during years of experience.
The self-guided tours can be organized independently, however during the process there will be some issues hard to be tackled by someone without experience. Some of the guest houses are in regions where there is no telephone or internet so getting to the responsible person may be difficult. As one knows bookings can be messed up even in the most sophisticated systems, thus pen and paper booking secured through SMS or a web-based message can also fail.
The other challenge is the securing of border permits. Though we in this site offer a lot of information contacts for police change. Additionally, there is a tax you have to pay to Montenegrin police so this cannot be done online. Furthermore finding the best transfer is always an ache.
The third is the pricing. Though one may think that booking directly will save you money, this is not always true. Companies have deals with guest houses from whom they take better prices than you can find online. Platforms like booking.com take at least 15 percent from the guest houses, so this may be added to the original plan.
Different companies offer deals for self-guided tours from those that charge for the whole tour to those that charge you for their booking service and give you the price list for the services in the tour.
Booking a self-guided tour with a company you win from the expertise of the company in finding the best trails, safer bookings, fewer headaches on the admin front, contact if you have an accident, and last but not the least you help the local economy.
Check some offers from our partner company Balkan Natural Adventure.
Natural and cultural heritage sights, people and tradition, landscapes with wild nature can all be found along the routes that run across these mountains.
Country: Albania & Montenegro
Duration: 6 days | Difficulty: Moderate
Availability: June – October