A group of Czech cyclists made a great expedition combining three popular trails – Katun Road, Via Dinarica and Peaks of Balkans. This was their experience, and they also offered a GPS treklog.
You are looking for vacation spot, off the beaten tourism tracks, a place where nature is untouched, high up in the mountains?
Come to the cross-border area of Montenegro and Kosovo, to the zone of Prokletije mountain range, spectacular with its unique and diverse mountains. We have developed for you thematic routes that will show to you less known mountains that belong to this mountain range, and how our, but your as well, ancestors have lived in past. This is the area popular for transhumance – nomadic movement of herders between lowlands, where their permanent settlement are located, to the highland grasslands where they spend their summers.
Experience our katuns, temporary settlements in highlands where farmers live in perfect harmony with nature, practicing ancient traditions and preserving the unique culture. Come to the land of shepherds and cheese, meet the farmers, taste their way of life, and enjoy the breathtaking environment that is part of their everyday life.
Explore who is richer and happier, you or them, be a farmer for a day or two!
WHAT ARE KATUNS?
Katuns are temporary, farmers’ settlements in the mountains, at high altitudes, where they move with their cattle in summers for pastures. The tradition of going to katuns is a long one, and this nomadic life has throughout the history dictated specific culture and customs particular for katuns only. These are traditional, seasonal settlements, that are rare to find nowdays. They are located high in the mountains, and are close to many mountain, hiking and biking trails.
KATUN ROAD MONTENEGRO
Katun road is a thematic trail that will take you through the mountains, through the land of shepherds and cheese, connecting many katuns. Katun road „Borderline Heights“ connects 31 active katun in cross-border area of Montenegro and Kosovo, from Cakor to Hajla mountain.
SERVICES IN KATUNS
ON KATUN ROAD “BORDERLINE HEIGHTS”
By taking this route you will get the opportunity to meet local farmers, and get services that you need. Do not expect luxury, the time has stopped here centuries ago, and that is precisely what will enchant you!
KATUN ROAD KOSOVO
If you want to experience a breathtaking nature of Accursed mountains, mixed with the culture of shepherds preserved from centuries ago and still alive in high mountain areas, then come and visit Katun road of Kosovo! Many beautiful mountains, such as Mountain Belegu, Bogicevica, Rashkodol and Mileshevc are awaiting, and hospitable farmers spending summers in these mountains will make sure you are well fed and sheltered while you explore this zone. And while exploring, pay attention to the rich and unique biodiversity of this area, enjoy the forgotten taste of wild berries, and soothing aroma of tea made of medicinal herbs that grow in abundance in this untouched zone.
VIDEO ABOUT KATUNS ON BORDERLINE HEIGHTS KATUN ROAD
This video presents to you the katuns on Katun Road Borderline Heights, people in katuns and their way of life. Take a look!
NEWS FROM KATUN ROADS
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The content of this web site is the sole responsibility of the Regional Development Agency for Bjelasica, Komovi and Prokletije and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.
This web site has been developed through the project Rural Tourism for Economic Development of Cross-border Area of Montenegro and Kosovo* – a project funded by European Union’s IPA CBC Montenegro and Kosovo programme.
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.