Discover the hidden gem of a country that is Montenegro. Known as the pearl of the Mediterranean, it is a place not to miss on a trip around Europe. With your Interrail Pass – wake up to the sparkling Adriatic coast, and discover the abundant natural beauty of places like Budva and Kotor Bay. Combining the features of both the Balkan and the Mediterranean, it’s a unique holiday destination.
Interrail passes for Montenegro
Interrail Global Pass
The Interrail Global Pass is the flexible and budget-friendly way to get around up to 33 countries in Europe. Travel by train from one cool destination to the next. One day you're on a pub crawl through Amsterdam and the next you're white-water rafting in Interlaken, Switzerland.
Places to visit
Not only is Durmitor National Park a hiker’s paradise, but it’s also a whitewater rafting haven – with some of the best rapid experiences in Europe. During the winter the park opens up to snow sports and it's possible to purchase a day pass for skiing and snowboarding. The Bay of Kotor is one of the Mediterranean’s most spectacular landscapes to be enjoyed by kayak – a number of companies offer tours of this spectacular part of the country.
Spend some time in the town of Bar – the landing spot for anyone ferrying over from Italy – and discover the ancient wonder that is Stari Bar. The sixth-century buildings that fill the area were created during the Byzantine Empire and fell to ruin during Ottoman battles in the nineteenth century. The 240 or so ruins are surrounded by rocky cliffs, which adds to the impressive vista of this magical ancient sight.
For Montenegro’s outstanding scenery visit the famed Durmitor National Park, and during a hike of the area bare witness to pine-covered mountains reflecting into pristine azure lake-water. There are several spots around the park designated for camping, allowing you to enjoy a few days in Montenegro’s nature-wonderland. The country’s largest lake, which spills across Albania’s border, is situated along the train route, so it’s easy to hop off and see it for yourself. Get off at Virpazar and walk or cycle the lake’s shores.
Podgorica: Quietly but surely emerging
Montenegro’s capital city is little known in Europe and although it’s limited on sights to visit, it’s definitely worth passing by. Podgorica is located within beautiful surroundings – the rivers Ribnica and Morača flow through the city and the Gorica Hills rise up the side, creating picturesque views around the city. During World War II the city got heavily bombed, so few relics and monuments remain. The old parts of the city (Stara Varoš and Drač) have a couple of noteworthy remnants – an Ottoman clock and several mosques located within the winding roads.
Soak up some sun and fun
When it comes to partying, the coastal resort of Budva is a clear winner. The gorgeous little town is bursting at the seams with lively drinking and eating holes. And by day spend lazy days next to the turquoise-quenched shores of the Mogren beaches. Or for those with bags of energy head to the Slovenska Plaža beach where the water sports centre offers all manner of water-related activity, such as parasailing, jetskiing and even water-zorbing – rolling over the water within a giant beach ball!
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