In the mountainous central region of Bjelasica near Kolasin lies this haven of ancient forests and green pastures. There are many excellent trails for hiking here, fishing is permitted in certain areas, and summer fields are rich in fresh blackberries and raspberries, ripe for the picking. Most of Biogradska Gora’s six glacial lakes are located at high altitudes but its biggest and most attractive, Lake Biograd, is easily accessible near the park’s entrance.
The oldest and smallest of Montenegro’s four National Parks, Biogradska Gora was deemed a royal protectorate in 1878, when King Nikola had the foresight to preserve its natural beauty for future generations. Home to one of Europe’s last remaining primeval forests there are nine on the continent; four of them in the Balkans trees here date over five hundred years. With it’s untouched diversity of flora and fauna, 220 different plants, 150 kinds of birds and 86 types of tree, the park generates extensive scientific study and was declared a national park in 1952.
- Take an afternoon picnic and rent a boat at Lake Biograd
- Take a scenic drive along the winding road through the centre of nearby Moraca Canyon
Surrounded by 2000-metre peaks, it is three-hour drive from Tivat.