Challenge yourself with longer daily swim distances in Montenegro, surrounded by stunning mountains
Relax in a restored former palace with outstanding views over the fjords, refurbished in traditional Montenegrin style
Explore the famous Plava Špilja (Blue Grotto) - one for all swimmers' bucket lists!
Swim towards the Albanian border in the stunning Lake Skadar - the largest lake on the Balkan peninsula
Take the opportunity to discover even more of Montenegro’s natural beauty on this extended holiday of longer swims - based in the picturesque Bay of Kotor. This unique adventure offers you the chance to swim in a variety of water types, from fjords and lakes to rivers and the sea. Stretch out and meander freely, soaking up majestic mountains, beaches, and the warmth of a very welcoming culture.
Explore hidden coves, tranquil lakes, and beautiful coastline as we gain a unique perspective on Montenegro's finest landscapes. With sheer mountains that soar upwards from deep fjords, this is truly a bucket list opportunity to fulfil many swimmers’ dreams and roam a scenic and historic corner of the European continent. From a swim in the famous 'blue cave' of Plava Špilja, to swims across the Bay of Kotor, as well as island hopping between monasteries in Lake Skadar, this trip is filled with amazing swimming experiences, which will stay with you long after your last stroke in the water.
At the end of each day, you will also have the chance to relax and unwind in a refurbished former palace in the historical town of Perast. The beautiful Mrshe Palace offers stunning accommodation, with a wide range of room options, an open-air terrace, and picture-perfect views of the breathtaking Bay of Kotor.
If you would like to explore this part of the world, but are looking for slightly shorter swimming distances, please check out our Montenegro Fjords trip.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is ideal for guests who are keen to swim in a full range of open water types, from lakes and rivers to fjords and the sea, and want to extend their daily swim distances a little further than on our other trips.
Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average swim distance and average daily swim distance (over the course of two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
The average swim distance is around 4km. The average daily swim distance is around 7km.
We have given this trip a ‘Challenging’ grading. These trips are for experienced open water swimmers who want to push themselves.
- Fully guided swimming holiday (swimmers only)
- Professional swim guides and full safety escort on all swims (swimmers only)
- Six nights' accommodation
- All breakfasts
- All lunches (swimmers only)
- Full ABTOT Financial Protection
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the trip
- Evening meals
- Drinks and additional activities
Sample Trip Itinerary
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and swim conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilots will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
The seemingly effortless organization by our wonderful guides made the whole week run so smoothly. The accommodation was the perfect place to return at the end of each day. Highly recommend this oneGeorgie S, Australia - 2023
The Montenegro Fjords trip exceeded my expectations. The swims were varied and fun in beautiful water. Many days we didn’t want to get out at the end of the swim. The last swim out to the churches is not to be missed! The town of Perast is charming, and the hotel is wonderful. Our guides and the hotel staff took great care of us.Lisa G, USA - 2023
I had a lovely week with swimmers from all over the world. Great organizing, wonderful accommodation and food, beautiful surroundings and super guides. My only regret is that I didn't join a swim-trek trip years ago!Tone K, Norway - 2023