HU Travellers Meeting Montenegro 2016

Horizons Unlimited 4th Montenegro Travellers Meeting

Thursday Aug 25 - Sunday Aug 28, 2016 - near Kolasin, Montenegro

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It's All About Overland Adventure

Whether you're a seasoned veteran with wisdom to share or a complete novice hungry for ideas and guidance, it doesn't matter if you ride a motorcycle, a bicycle, or drive an expedition vehicle...

Horizons Unlimited meetings are for everyone who dreams of adventure along the road less travelled.

Horizons Unlimited Montenegro Event Schedule

The Plan

Our plan is very simple. We will wait for your arrival on Thursday and you will be a part of our story for the next three days! Share your experiences with other participants, learn something from them or you teach them, take a ride thru unspoiled nature.

Presentations will start on Thursday afternoon, continue on Friday and Saturday during the whole day. For those who want to get in touch with our beautiful and unspoiled nature we can suggest some routes (gravel and paved) which we planned for Friday and Saturday. After Saturday barbecue, on Sunday morning everybody goes in their own direction. Some will go back home, and some who knows, maybe will continue further after getting some great ideas during the meeting.

Presenters at HU Montenegro 2016 included...

Shannon and Mike Mills.

Shannon and Mike Mills, S&M Boiler Works

Motorcycling the Americas

We are currently two years into a round the world motorcycle trip that started in Seattle, WA, USA going south to Ushuaia, Argentina then from Uruguay we rode a cargo freighter with our motorcycles to Antwerp, Belgium. From Europe we plan to ride to Southeast Asia.

Shannon and Mike Mills in Chile.

The cargo freighter we rode from South America to Europe was a five-week journey so we used that time to produce a 24-minute video combining photos and video from our 16-months through North, Central, and South America. It is a fun representation of life on the road in Latin America.

Shannon and Mike Mills at end of Ruta 3.

Following the video we will discuss what it took to prepare for a multi-year motorcycle trip and answer all related questions. We will also take this time to explore the many resources we have available (for free) on our website such as expense, accommodation, and border reports per country as well as budget preparatory tools, weather spreadsheets, and of course our travel articles and photos. We will also touch on having short motorcycle adventures within a life of jobs, mortgage payments, and other commitments.

Ivan Drobnjak.

Ivan Drobnjak (Montenegro)

Enduro Ride Montenegro

Dear Adventurists, Let me guide you through the fantastic enduro world and give you a glimpse into the magnificent trails through Montenegrin mountains, deep forests, mirror-like lakes and superb mountain peaks

Ivan Drobnjak.

During the working hours I run operations and finances for one department in super yacht marina Porto Montenegro, but in every second of free time I'm trying to explore unknown off road mountain trails and paths...

Ivan Drobnjak.

Since enduro rides became my passion, I have founded motorbike guided agency in Montenegro, with friend of mine.

Ivan Drobnjak.

Like all of us, my first ride was on brothers Tomos automatic, and that was an awesome feeling. Many years after I bought my first motorbike. It was an Aprilia rs 125 sport bike, not long after that, the same brother came up with two cross motorbikes on the trail... and from that moment the way I look at two wheels is completely changed... Do I have to mention that despite faults of the first bike (no brakes, no power, no el starter, air filter...) it was love at the first ride. That 81 honda xl250 is still in my garage.

Ivan Drobnjak.

Ruslan Sapovsky.

Ruslan Sapovsky (RUS)

Morocco ahead - a heaven for enduro enthusiasts

Story about journey thru beautiful country with modern tarmac, unbelievable mountain curves, remote gravel roads, desert Sahara sands and most important low traffic country roads.

Ruslan Sapovsky.

Ruslan Sapovsky.

Boris Milosevic.

Boris Milosevic

Searching for vulcans and trolls

I want to share my experience from a 30 day solo-trip from Belgrade to Iceland via the Baltics and Scandinavia. I will present pics and impressions from this trip as well as recommendations for followers.

Boris Milosevic. Boris Milosevic.

I'm a business consultant, trainer and author of the hopefully soon finished book 'Searching for Ikaria - or how Adventure-riding boosted my management skills'. So far me and my beloved motorbike have visited almost all of Europe, USA, the Caucasus, Morocco and Iceland. I love to share my passion with other people whether it is business experience or traveling by motorbike.

Blazo Milic.

Blazo Milic (Montenegro)

TheRideAround2010

Lifetime journey of three guys from Montenegro. Ride 99 days and 40.000 km thru Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, South Korea, USA, Canada, Alaska, and back home.

Blazo Milic - TheRideAround2010.

Blazo Milic - TheRideAround2010.

Blazo Milic - TheRideAround2010.

Boris Glescic.

Boris Glescic (SLO)

South America

Interesting journey of Boris and his little daughter thru Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina and other countries of South America.

Boris Glescic in South America.

Boris Glescic in South America.

Djordje Markovic.

Djordje Markovic (Montenegro)

Central and Western Europe

Life is made out of moments, lots of them are lost through time but some of them end up sticking with you. I try to make mine count. I try to make 'em stick and that's where motorcycle comes in. So many of my memorable memories are one way or the other linked with motorcycles. From young age stealing another lap on little Honda, through my teenage years trying to impress girls on the scooter, until now, exploring different places and meeting amazing people on my tourer. Not all memories are pleasant ones, but the great ones outweigh not so great ones by far and that makes me coming back.

Djordje Markovic.

Most of my tours were through Central and Western Europe. I did own a bike while I lived in US, but did not get to explore with it nearly as much as I would like I did. The good thing is that with every trip I keep extending my boundaries and I intend keep doing it as much as I can.

Horizons Unlimited Montenegro Ride-outs

If you don't want to participate on daily presentation we have prepared some ride-outs for you. All rides have been prepared so that you see how beautiful nature is in Montenegro (lakes, rivers, mountain peaks...) We prepared five different routes with different levels of difficulties. Every ride (if it's interesting for participants) will start in the morning so they can be finished before start of first afternoon presentation. Of course we do have guides for these rides, but if somebody wants to go alone, we will provide them with maps and route information. If you want, camp owners can arrange some lunch packets for these rides (€10 euros per person).

Easy Rides

Tour 1

Vranjak - Kolašin - Biogradsko lake and back
44 km on asphalt road, 10 km on gravel road - Approx. 1 hour riding + 3 hours sightseeing

Horizon Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 1 - Vranjak - Kolašin - Biogradsko lake and back.

Horizon Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 1 - Vranjak - Kolašin - Biogradsko lake and back. Horizon Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 1 - Vranjak - Kolašin - Biogradsko lake and back.

Tour 2

Vranjak - Kolašin - Mioska - Boan - Žabljak - Tara river - Kolašin
196 km, 186 km on asphalt road, 10 km on gravel road - Approx. 4 hours riding + 2 hours sightseeing

Horizon Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 2 - Vranjak - Kolašin - Mioska - Boan - Žabljak - Tara river - Kolašin. Horizon Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 2 - Vranjak - Kolašin - Mioska - Boan - Žabljak - Tara river - Kolašin.

Horizon Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 2 - Vranjak - Kolašin - Mioska - Boan - Žabljak - Tara river - Kolašin. Vranjak - Kolašin - Mioska - Boan - Žabljak - Tara river - Kolašin.

Horizon Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 2 - Vranjak - Kolašin - Mioska - Boan - Žabljak - Tara river - Kolašin. Horizon Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 2 - Vranjak - Kolašin - Mioska - Boan - Žabljak - Tara river - Kolašin.

Heavy Rides

Tour 3

Vranjak - spring of Biogradska river - Bendovac - Biogradsko lake - Kolašin - Vranjak
57 km, 32 km on asphalt road, 25 km on gravel road - Approx. 3 hours riding + 3 hours sightseeing

Horizons Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 3 - Vranjak - spring of Biogradska river - Bendovac - Biogradsko lake - Kolašin - Vranjak.

Horizons Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 3 - Vranjak - spring of Biogradska river - Bendovac - Biogradsko lake - Kolašin - Vranjak. Horizons Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 3 - Vranjak - spring of Biogradska river - Bendovac - Biogradsko lake - Kolašin - Vranjak.

Horizons Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 3 - Vranjak - spring of Biogradska river - Bendovac - Biogradsko lake - Kolašin - Vranjak.

Tour 4

Vranjak - Eko katun Komovi - Mateševo - Veruša - Bukumirsko lake - Veruša - Mateševo - Kolašin
111 km, 69 km on asphalt road, 42 km on gravel road - Approx. 5 hours riding + 2 hours sightseeing

Horizons Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 4 - Vranjak - Eko katun Komovi - Mateševo - Veruša - Bukumirsko lake - Veruša - Mateševo - Kolašin.

Horizons Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 4 - Vranjak - Eko katun Komovi - Mateševo - Veruša - Bukumirsko lake - Veruša - Mateševo - Kolašin. Horizons Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 4 - Vranjak - Eko katun Komovi - Mateševo - Veruša - Bukumirsko lake - Veruša - Mateševo - Kolašin.

Tour 5

Vranjak - Lisa - Trešnjevik - Andrijevica - Murino - Plav - Andrijevica - Berane - Lubnica - Kolašin
137 km, 100 km on asphalt road, 37 km on gravel road - Approx. 4 hours riding + 2 hours sightseeing

Horizons Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 5 - Vranjak - Lisa - Trešnjevik - Andrijevica - Murino - Plav - Andrijevica - Berane - Lubnica - Kolašin.

Horizons Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 5 - Vranjak - Lisa - Trešnjevik - Andrijevica - Murino - Plav - Andrijevica - Berane - Lubnica - Kolašin. Horizons Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 5 - Vranjak - Lisa - Trešnjevik - Andrijevica - Murino - Plav - Andrijevica - Berane - Lubnica - Kolašin.

Horizons Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 5 - Vranjak - Lisa - Trešnjevik - Andrijevica - Murino - Plav - Andrijevica - Berane - Lubnica - Kolašin.

Facilities for a Fantastic Four Days

Campground - Eko Katun Vranjak

The meeting will be held on mountain Bjelasica (1700m) in NaturePark Biogradska Gora. There is one campground called Eko Katun Vranjak which is 15 km (10 km of asphalt and 5 km of gravel road) from Kolasin, the nearest town. The campground has all necessary facilities that are normal for a modern camp but on the other side they keep all traditional customs so you can really feel old living styles.

HU Montenegro 2013 campsite.

HU Montenegro 2013 campsite.

Accommodation

Campground has space for unlimited numbers of tents. Price is €3 euros for tent per day.

Eko Katun Vranjak also has wooden cottages:

  • 14 cottages with double beds - ideal for two persons/couple (€15 euros per day for cottage)
  • 5 big cottages with 5 beds each (€10 euros for bed per night)
  • 3 big cottages with 7 beds each (€10 euros for bed per night).

Sheets and towels are included in the price of cottages/beds.

If you want a bed in a cottage, you should pre-book. Blazo has kindly offered to assist, please e-mail him at blaz...@vijesti.me

Eko Katun Vranjak campground, Montenegro.

Camp has two shower cabins and two toilets.

If you don't want to sleep in camp there are a lot of possibilities for private accommodation or hotels in town near camp (Kolasin). We will provide a list of hotels and private accommodations which have websites.

Also near Eko Katun Vranjak there is one mountain house, also called Vranjak (cc300meters).

Mountain House Vranjak, Montenegro.  Mountain House Vranjak, Montenegro.

This mountain house has 24 beds ((two big rooms - each room has 6 beds, three smaller rooms - each room has 4 beds), two toilets and one shower cabin. Price of accommodation is €10 euros for bed (per day). If you are interested in this kind of accommodation please contact Blazo at blaz...@vijesti.me before arrival.

Food

Camp has their own kitchen where they prepare tasty and really good food. Owners of this camp are proud of their natural grown vegetables and other food, and everything is produced in this untouched part of Bjelasica mountain.

Breakfast (€5 euros per person / day)

  • example#1: fritters (domestic speciality), honey, cheese, coffee, tea, domestic milk
  • example#2: french toast, jam, cheese, coffee, tea, domestic milk

Breakfast fritters, Eko Katun Vranjak, Montenegro.

Dinner - late lunch (€15 euros per person / day)

example: soup, salad, lamb (speciality prepared under the iron pad), potatoes, cheese, smoked ham, sausage, dessert.

Lamb under iron pad, Eko Katun Vranjak campground, Montenegro.  Smoked ham and cheese, Eko Katun Vranjak campground, Montenegro.

If you have some special wishes about food (vegetarians or something similar), please inform us so the owner of the camp can organise everything on time.

Notice #1:

In camp there is no store, so everything that you need you have to buy in nearest town - Kolasin. And please do not bring your own food, we have to respect owners of the camp. In camp, you can buy drinks and food other than the organised buffet.

Notice #2:

In the HU tradition, we plan a barbecue for Saturday evening, which is included in your registration fee!

HU Montenegro 2013 barbecue.