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Views over Kotor Bay - Sveti Ilja

Published by detlefpalm , 31 October 2018, 14h25.

Region: World » Montenegro (Crna Gora)
Date of the hike:25 September 2018
Hiking grading: T2 - Mountain hike
Geo-Tags: MNE 
Time: 4:30
Height gain: 708 m 2322 ft.
Height loss: 708 m 2322 ft.
Access to start point:Asphalt road to the trail head in Donji Bogdasici

Vrmac is the mountain that separates the famous Kotor Bay from the Mediterranean Sea. With Lovcen and its national park towering high above Kotor, all other hiking destinations seem to fade away - but not for those who prefer relative solitude to the mass tourism that befalls the Lovcen area.

Sveti Ilija is the summit of Vrmac, and this trail explores the little used western side of the mountain, without missing any of the glorious views across the 'three bays' that define one of the most spectacular sea-to-mountain landscapes in Europe. As so often, the best sights are not to be had from the highest mountains (Lovcen), but from those that provide unobstructed views to the surrounding.

Much of the trail follows 100-year-old military paths or roads. Some of the smaller military paths may be damaged beyond recognition, but the under-footing is generally good.

The trail starts in the village of Donji Bogdasici, where space for two or three cars can be found at the church and cemetery.

Hike partners: detlefpalm

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 42459.gpx Sveti Ilja from Donji Bogdasici


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