Zabljak – Tourist preseason, which is counting the last days in the leading mountain center of Montenegro, was, according to the note of tourist employees, much better than the last one.
Key change is the fact that the visitors were mostly young people, in large number foreigners which were fascinated by this beauty and who will surely come back here.
There are a lot of examples such as spouses Monica and Paul Gamper from Zurich for whom their last years passing through Zabljak was a sufficient motif to come this year again and to say that Durmitor is more beautiful then the Alps. They intended to stay for 3 weeks, but as the date of their going back home came close they postponed it.
They came with a bus, accommodated in a private house and stayed during entire June. Everyday they were hiking; even though old they were cruising over Durmitor. Everyday they were under a tent in Lokvice and were socializing with Vuk Kovacevic who took out on that summer pasture his 200 small and big sheep. Monica and Paul observed with thrill how he shaves his sheep and how he milks them and collects cheese.
Two of them on Crno jezero were able to see shower size of a nut which in a moment turned everything into white; they were on Curevac, watched the abyss of the deepest European canyon down whose bottom flows the Tear of Europe, but they also saw the deep blue color of Ljubisnja and the surrounding villages. They camped for a few days on Crna Gora, a village on the other side of Stuoc. They seemed a bit confused with the amazing hospitality of Montenegrins whose appearance is crude but whose soul is wide. Several night they camped on Sedlo. They visited many other things that nature has to offer, and they attended the solemn raising or cusps on the house in construction and they went to Pljevlja for a day where they visited the monastery of Sveta Trojica and Husein pasha’s mosque. They took pictures of all of that and promised that they will come back next summer too…
Last summer Petar Panic from Novi Sad flew over for 16 days all 48 summits of Durmitor which are higher than 2.000 meters. He came this June too with somewhat changed crew of mountaineers. His base station this year too is village Pitomine. He says that on Dumitor there is always something new, he claims that you can reach summits from several sides, and he is taking pictures of everything with several cameras and takes notes in his journal.
This season’s offer on Zabljak is almost identical to previous years. Prices are also the same. In big and small hotels about 1.000 guests can accommodate, which is also the case with the private accommodation. In three official camps there is room for 150 tourists. There are about a dozen cafes, and two night clubs, popular City and Enigma. Leading restaurants Crno jezero and Javorovaca, but also Durmitor and Otoka offer a rich menu based on national cuisine. Several tourist agencies beside the accommodation offer other contents. They organize successfully rafting, but also hiking tours, riding, jeep tours, and even the package arrangements rafting – jeep. With everyday terms funicular railways on Savin kuk take tourists on this summit of Durmitor. And you also can do fishing on Crno and Vrazje jezero and in Tara which is a challenge for fishermen, and on several info stands in town they are offering bikes for rent for all ages.
ROAD AROUND THE MOUNTAIN
With rafting, especially attractive is the ride around Durmitor which is 84 km long. Except 10 km from Stozina to Dobri do and another 10 over the canyon of Susica entire section of the road has asphalt. Whole day enjoyment obliges you to often stop your bike, motorbike or vehicle in order to see the nature, take pictures of marvelous areas of lake surface, which with its lakes reminds of Tibet. On its own way areas of Dobri do, Todorov do, summer pastures of lake and Piva cattle breeders are also nice. On the right side from them there are colorful passes and Prutas which tell you how nature can reward something with beauty.
Over Psica in Piva in which there is a factory of famous Piva skorup you reach Trsa, local center of of the villages of Piva mountain where one section of the road take you towards Pluzine and the Piva monastery. There is a restaurant on Trsa which offers exquisite domestic food which is offered to you by the owner Dragan Jokanovic. Who wishes to stay he will offer him accommodation in ecological houses or riding of some of the horses which he breeds for tourist purposes. The trip around Durmitor further leads over woody Milogora and village Nedajno. Then comes Susica, then uphill to the village Crna Gora, and further over Stuoc on 2.050m and then the road leads back to Zabljak.
NEW IN THE OFFER
Rare novelty in this year’s tourist offer represents the facility of fast food, annex of the popular café Stara varos downtown whose owner Milorad Vojinovic tried to offer a rich menu. One kilometer from the center and half kilometer from the exit road sign towards Niksic in suburbia lodgment Razvrsje recently a camp was constructed and put into function, which is owned by Bosko Vojinovic. It is named Eco camp, and expect electrical installations and ceramic devices everything indeed is ecological. Camp as f it has merged with the foothill of Durmitor has 50 beds with 8 two-bedded wooden houses located on meadow which is surrounded by thick forest. The owner has brought water and electricity, stone barbecue, and alternative reservoir with water. Visitors are mostly foreigners, and among them was one of the representatives of the association of camps of EU who was very pleased and who decided to candidate Vojinovi’s camp for membership in the association.