A land of jagged, pine-cloaked mountains and alpine pastureland, Durmitor is the most scenic place in inland Montenegro, and a hive of outdoor activity throughout the year. Dozens of 2000m-plus peaks drop down to the spectacular Tara Canyon, a 1000m-deep rip in the Earth bisected by a crashing river. Durmitor is a prime spot for skiing, hiking, camping, rafting and far more.

The park centres on the mountain town of Žabljak, accessible by bus along a bumpy, winding road that can turn even the stomachs of the locals. There’s plenty of accommodation here, though as elsewhere in the country the hotels are a little dear; best value are the Enigma (t 052/360130) and the Javor (t 052/361337). Better for budget travellers are private rooms – from around €10 per person – which you’ll be offered on getting off the bus. Durmitor is also a great place for camping, and there are a number of sites around the park.

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