Walking Black Lake & Ćurevac Viewpoint

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  • 1 PersonAdult: 145€
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Half day / 4-5 Hrs
Availability : May-October
Start: Žabljak (other, on request)
End: Žabljak (other, on request)
Min Age : 7
Max People : 16 (more on request)
Overview
Mist over the mountains at Black Lake
Mist over the mountains at Black Lake

Explore the magnificent Black Lake, located at an altitude of 1416 meters and surrounded by a dense forest of black Durmitor pine trees. This is one of the most beautiful lakes in Montenegro and a popular destination for recreation and hiking. A must-see spot for tourists.

Witness the amazing view of the deepest part of the Tara River Canyon, the Ćurevac Viewpoint, which is located 8 km from Žabljak town. Enjoy a short hike to the viewpoint, at the height of 1,650 meters above sea level. This amazing hike will give you one of the best views of the Tara Canyon, which makes this viewpoint a must-see in the Durmitor area!

 

Departure & Return Location

Žabljak – or in agreement (Google Map)

Departure Time

According to the itinerary

Price Includes

  • Transportation – AC coach, minibus or car
  • Walking Black Lake tour
  • Ćurevac Viewpoint tour
  • Certified driver
  • Guide – Local licensed guide
  • 1 x 0.5 liter bottle of water
  • Fee for National Park Durmitor
  • Organization costs

Price Excludes

  • Cancellation and Travel Insurance
  • Gratuity (Optional)
  • Additional services
  • Other expenses not included in program

Complementaries

  • Good shoes & A small rucksack
  • Hat or Cap & Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (warmer months)
  • Umbrella or raincoat (if it rains)
  • Camera
What To Expect

Walking Black Lake & Ćurevac Viewpoint tour takes you to the stunning Black Lake (Montenegrin: Crno Jezero) surrounded by magnificent rocky mountains peaks. The lake itself is about 3.5km and takes around an hour to walk around and it looks just like it does in the photographs – absolutely gorgeous.

You will also enjoy a panoramic view at the top of Ćurevac viewpoint, (1650 meters asl) located in the Tara Canyon and witness its surrounding mountains with the fantastic views of Žabljak, Black Lake, Durmitor mountains. Besides that, you will have the opportunity to see several cultural and historical treasures along the way.

On this day tour walking adventure you will get to experience:

  • A landscape of magnificent canyon, mountains and meadows
  • Numerous orintological, floristic, endemic and autochthonous species
  • A fantastic view of the peaks of Durmitor, Crni vrh, Ljubišnja…
  • Delicious, authentic food from this mountain range
  • Sightseeing its surroundings through walks and rides by car
  • Possibility for bath or other activities like boating and kayaking
Itinerary

Welcome meeting and departure

Panoramic view of Zabljak and peaks of Durmitor Montenegro
Panoramic view of Zabljak and peaks of Durmitor Montenegro

We’ll meet about 15 minutes before mentioned Walking Black Lake & Ćurevac Viewpoint tour in a parking lot by the hotel ” Žabljak ” for a “welcome meeting”.
(Please, check your voucher or our website beforehand for the correct Pick-up and Drop-Off locations and times.)

Our adventure starts from Žabljak, a small mountain town of around 2,000 people. The town is in the centre of the Durmitor mountain region with an altitude of 1,456 meters. It is the highest situated town in the Balkans.

We drive through the Žabljak town to the Black Lake. During the ride, we will have a fantastic view of Durmitor mountain and enjoy the spectacular scenery.

 

Arrival at the starting point for Black Lake walking tour

Group of tourists gathered around the Black LakeArrive at the entrance to the Black Lake on the bottom of Durmitor, the start point of the Black Lake walking tour. We pay the tickets and begin our walk through the woods of the park and head toward the lake in a duration of 15 min.

Black Lake in the Durmitor National Park is one of the top attractions in Montenegro, and every year is visited by lots of tourists from all over the world. The Black Lake is the most famous and the largest of the 18 glacial lakes in The Durmitor National Park.

The Black Lake’s maximum length is 1155 m and consists of two lakes: Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Little Lake). It’s connected by a narrow strait that dries up during the summer, creating two separate bodies of water.

Short briefing and preparation for take off

Hiker enjoying the view at the Black LakeThe Walking Black Lake tour begins with a short introduction led by your guide. It is a popular place where people will take a walk and recreation. There is a trail that leads all the way around the lake enabling a 360 perspective of this natural wonder. After preparation and introduction, the walking starts at a 3.5 km walking path circles around the edge of the entire lake. Along the way, you’ll find info boards telling you about the plants and animals that live in the area and some of the history of the area. It’s an easy trail through the forest and there are lots of places to stop for a picnic and to enjoy the view.

During the walk around the lake, you will enjoy the view of the beautiful surroundings and of the Durmitor mountains peaks and amazing lake. The colours you can see in its area are stunning, and you can only see them from above, at a certain distance. If you are in the mood for a swim, just go around the lake and jump right in!

End of the walking tour and driving towards Ćurevac viewpoint

After about 1-hour of walking around the lake, we arrive at the start/finish point of Big Lake (Veliko Jezero) at the Black Lake.

We take a little break and walk back towards the entrance and enter our minibus/car to drive to the next adventure and trekking on the viewpoint Ćurevac.

Along the ride towards Ćurevac viewpoint, we enjoy the spectacular scenery of the famous view of  Žabljak and its surrounding mountain tops.

The walking on Ćurevac Viewpoint with lunch in nature

We start our short trekking towards the viewpoint to see the amazing view of the deepest part of the Tara River Canyon. It’s a short trek (ca 30 min) up to the viewpoint. This viewpoint is at a height of 1,650 meters above sea level and offers amazing views of the Tara Canyon in different directions and to the massif of Durmitor.

Hiking on Durmitor
Hiking on Durmitor

At the top of the viewpoint, we have lunch and taste organic food from our lunchbox in the beautiful scenery surrounded by the magnificent view from the Ćurevac viewpoint.
The lunch consists of a delicious sandwich of homemade bread filled with prosciutto, excellent quality cream (kajmak), domestic cheese and of course a little bit of salad. A fruit and 0,5 l bottle of water or juice.
(We also serve vegetarian or vegans food, just inform us at the time of your booking.)

 

End of trekking and driving towards meeting point

At the end of the trekking in Ćurevac viewpoint, you’ll be given a short transfer back to the meeting point or agreement.

e Durmitor National Park, Balkans. The village of Zabljak, Montenegro, Europe.
The famous place Durmitor National Park, Balkans. The village of Zabljak, Montenegro, Europe.

Along the way, we will enjoy the beautiful views and before we reach Žabljak we will take a few short breaks for the photoshoot and be delighted by the famous view of Durmitor’s tops and on the very attractive areas of the Tara – Piva (rivers) vast plateau Durmitor

Arrival at meeting place and the End of the tour

Arrival at meeting place in a parking lot by the hotel ” Žabljak ” – Žabljak or Đurđevića Tara Bridge, or in agreement for a “welcome meeting”. Or, the starting point for the tour at the location and agreed time specified in the voucher according to the daily program or agreement.

Main street in Zabljak
ZABLJAK, MONTENEGRO – MAY 19: Main street in Zabljak on May 19, 2013, Zabljak, Montenegro.

We hope you had an unforgettable experience and you are welcome again.

Doviđenja! Goodbye!

Important Info

Main details

• The program can be changed (eg, due to the traffic, the safety, etc.)
• The program time can be adjusted if needed (eg conditions, service, etc.)
• If possible, we can pick you up along the way or organizing a bus connection or taxi ( for a fee) for individuals and groups from other coastal cities and Podgorica.

Starts on & Ends on

Please, come at least 10 minutes before the welcome meeting and departing time based on the itinerary or by the agreement. Also, look closely at your voucher or our website beforehand for the correct meeting point location and time. We can’t accept a late departure request.
Starts on: In a parking lot by the hotel ” Žabljak ” – Žabljak (or in agreement)
Ends on: In a parking lot by the hotel ” Žabljak ” – Žabljak (or in agreement)
Your guide also can give you more information about the activity and any other information you want when you are on the spot.

About Boarding and Arrival Locations

About hotel guests: According to the planned program for Pick-Up and Drop-Off locations and times. If agreed to Pick-Up and Drop-Off Service from the hotel, then a boarding location will be parking outside the hotel or in front of the hotel at the agreed time specified in the voucher, or by agreement.
About other guests: If you come on your own, in your own car or bus, you‘ll be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the welcome meeting and departure. Please, check our website or travel agency beforehand for the correct locations and time.
– If you can’t find transportation to get to us, we will be happy to organize transportation (dependent on availability).

Booking Confirmation & Voucher

• Confirm the booking in accordance with terms and conditions online or contact us.
• Please, confirm the booking immediately during the booking process if it’s less than 7 days before the planned departure for this activity.
• Bookings that are made online can be confirmed using My Account. My Account includes all information, you’ll be able to track the confirmation, track your payment status, meeting point location and you can also rate the activity after you finished it. Note: Bookings made by phone cannot be checked from My Account.
• Also, show either a paper or an electronic voucher to your guide at the welcome meeting.

Cancellation Policy

The passenger is entitled to cancel the activity and is required to inform the organizer. Cancellation can be made directly on the website, or in writing including cancellation by e-mail. The date of the written cancellation is the basis for calculating the fee, according to the law of the Organizer, expressed as a percentage of the total price, if the program is not otherwise stated, as follows:
• no cancellation fee if cancelled at least 7 days before the scheduled departure
• 50% if cancelled 6 – 3 days before the scheduled departure
• 100% if cancelled within 48 hours before the scheduled departure

– If activity is missed due to delays or missing arrival, refunds will not be issued.

Additional information & prices

Price is based on group 4 – 8 participants (adults) and per person, as well as according to the suggested date of activity.

– To realize this activity must be at least 4 people (adults), ie for the 1 – 3 people it’s possible to organize as a “private tour” (for the price of 4 people).

– If there is an insufficient number of participants during your reservation and you want to book a “private activity” and pay a deposit, but in the meantime, other people also booked then, the basic price will be calculated. Just give us a notification when booking for this “basic” option.

– The activity is possible to arrange from other cities in Montenegro for individuals and groups. (Contact us for details and prices).

– The activity can be organized in conjunction with another activity or tour, as a full day (with/without accommodation) or longer. See our offers and contact us to meet your needs or according to your wishes.

– Montenegro Adventure keeps the right to change the price if service providers change prices.

Participants & Children

• Participants in the activity are individuals or small groups of mixed nationalities.
• Children with parents or guardians must be 2-12 years.
Children under 7 years can’t participate in this activity.
If you are under 18 you will need parental permission, unless you travel in the company of an adult (18 years of age or older).

Useful Information

• Season: All year, but usually from May to November
• Length: About 3 km to lake and 8 km to Ćurevac
• Duration: 4-5 Hours
• Difficulty: Easy difficult route
• Dangers: No
• Code: FDA – WBLC – 001 – MA

Good to Know

Currency: Euro (€)
Gratuity (Tip, Bakhshish): Your Montenegro Adventure crew never expect to tip themselves and will not request any. However, if you are pleased with our staff who have served you, and you still want to give a tip, our staff will appreciate it and be grateful for your gesture.
Clothes: Make sure you wear comfortable clothes and shoes for the activity. A hat or cap, sunscreen, and appropriate sun protection clothing is required during warmer months. A small umbrella or raincoat for rain will be useful in case of light rain. The weather in the mountains of Montenegro can be very unpredictable (warmer clothing for months other than summer). Please prepare for various weather conditions.

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