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near Razvršje (Montenegro)
Žabljak is the administrative, comercial, and cultural centre of an expansive high plain region which consists of Durmitor Massif, the high plain of Jezera and a large part of the Sinjavina Mountains. With 1440m it is the Balkans highest minicipality and adjoining mountain villages, Pitomine (1530m) and Bosača (1560m), are even higher up. The inhabitants of these villages continue the tradition of animal husbandry and lately increasingly engage in bucolic tourism. Žabljak has long been the most renowned centre for mountain tourism in Montenegro. There are numerous sports and recreation offers: hiking, mountaineering, skiing, spelunking, mountain biking, rafting on the Tara river etc. Sources: Long Distance Trail - Transversal, Across the mountains of Montenegro
Zabojsko Lake is typical mountain glacial lake. At a height of 1477m it is surrounded by thick needle and juniper forest. The lake is 265 m long, 105m wide, and it has a circumference of 650m. The deepest point is 15m and the average depth is 6m. The lake is fed by several smaller and larger springs which are on the shore and flow either all year round or seasonally. Significant amounts of the lake water comes from percipitation thus the water level much depends on the season due to lowering or evaporation. In winter time the surface is covered with ice and snow. The water itself is of jade green colour, very transparent and clean. In summer time it beckons for swim or a dip. There is a gravel road leading to Zabojsko Lake which runs from Gornja Dobrilovina to Katun Zaboj. Source: Long Distance Trail - Transversal, Across the mountains of Montenegro
This town is situated on Tara River bank, at the foot of two mountains-southeast region of Sinjajevina and northwest region of Bjelasica Mountain, and between two national parks - Durmitor and Biogradska Gora. This position certainly makes the tourism offer of Mojkovac abundant in many attractions. Arriving in Mojkovac either by train or by car, tourist have the opportunity to enjoy beautiful and intact nature, outdoor activities, visit locals and experience theri lifestyle. Tourist in Mojkovac can enjoy numerous enhanting experiences the town can offer, from rafting, hiking and biking tours, or visits to friendly and pleasant locals in katun settlements, to tasting authentic local products, bringing back with them a truly memorable experience.
Mountain hut Džambas was erected predominantly by volunteers of the hiking and sports organisation of "Dušan Bulatović - Džambas". The hut quickly gained popularity with local and foreing mountaineers alike and can house up to forty people. Upon request the landlord will also offer food and drink. Quite close to the hut towards the south on a marked trail which leads from Mojkovac via Pržište to Marinkovac amd Žarski Katun there is another mountain hut with fewer beds. This hut belongs to the hiking and sports organisation "Brskovo" of Mojkovac and was also built by member volunteers. Source: Long Distance Trail - Transversal, Acrossthe mounatins of Montenegro
Protecting these natural riches dates back to 1878 when Kolašin was liberated from Ottoman occupation for good and the area was annexed by the Principality of Montenegro. The local population presented the Montenegrin Prince Nikola I Petrović with the forest area surrounding Biogradsko Jezero as a sign of appreciation for ridding them of Ottoman rule. Henceforth, the area was named "Price's Woods" and since those days the area has been left in its natural state: in 1952 the forest area and the lake were declared a National Park. Today the park has three protection zones and various accompanying protection measures. Primeval forest reservation Biogradska Gora and the lake along with Biogradska Rijeka are the mostly highly protected. Biogradsko Jezero is a glacial lake and the main feed into lake comes from Biogradska Rijeka. Drainage of the lake is via Jezerštica River into the Tara River. Seen from geo-morphological point of view the whole area of "Biogradska Gora" National Park as well as the whole massif of Bjelasica Mountains are unique with its many varying landscape forms. Characteristic for the Bjelasica Massif is both the limestone and the primary rock; hydrologically the area is marked by numerous mountain springs and invaluable glacial lakes. Next to the largest and most significant lake, the Biogradsko Jezero, there is also: Pešića, Veliko and Malo Ursulovačko, Ševarine and Šiško Jezero, as well as many small lakes and seasonal ponds. The diverse and manifold flora and fauna of "Biogradska Gora" National Par is yet a further astounding treasure of nature. According to current research around 2000 different plant species are registered - 20% of which are endemic to the Balkans. The fauna, too, is rich and diverse. Aside from the known species of deer and wild animals, the park houses around 150 different kinds of bird species and over 380 kinds of insects. Due to its immense natural wealth and its preservation thereof "Biogradska Gora" National Park was proposed to be a UNESCO Natural Heritage Site. Bjelasica Mountains with its specific shapes and its rolling hills and smooth pastures is predestined for sustainable mountain tourism to develop both in summer and in winter. Hiking has played a significant role for some time now. Source: Long Distance Trail - Transversal, Across the mountains of Montenegro