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Mount Vrmac to Donji Stoliv

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  • Bay of Kotor
    / Bay of Kotor
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  • / The track ahead
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  • / View from the top
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  • / Kotor
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  • / Bay of Tivat
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Beginning in Kotor, climbing up the side of Mount Vrmac and traversing the ridge to reach the summit before descending to the village of Donji Stoliv.
Strecke 14 km
6:00 h
712 hm
825 hm
740 hm
1 hm

Mount Vrmac sits as a barrier between the innermost part of the Bay of Kotor and the outer part, the Bay of Tivat. Your walk starts in  Kotor on the military zig-zag trail named after Austrian emperor Franz-Josef and climbs up to the “Vrmac Fortress” built in 1892. The views are panoramic, looking out over the entire Bay of Kotor and down on the old town itself.

You follow a mountain ridge to the summit (765m) before descending on an old shepherd’s trail to the village of Donji Stoliv. Enjoy a coffee at the seaside promenade before being picked up and transferred back to your hotel in Kotor.


Today is a physically challenging day, the zig-zag climb and the steep descent may be testing so leave plenty of time to complete the walk and take lots of water and food.
Höchster Punkt
740 m
Tiefster Punkt
1 m


There are some road crossings, always be aware of traffic and be sure to use a pavement/sidewalk where possible. Where it isn’t, walk on the right-hand side of the road in the direction of oncoming traffic.

Some of the ground can be uneven, with rocky/pebbly paths. Ensure you have suitable footwear and step cautiously when needed. 

Parts of the route follow clifftops, so take care to walk a reasonable distance from the edge - particularly in low visibility.

Although most of the snakes are not poisonous, and many of them are very timid, you will see them. Take care by stopping moving when you see them and keeping a safe distance as it leaves the path to allow you to cross.

There can be quick but fierce thunderstorms, make sure you check the weather before you go out and make sure you know the correct behaviour if you are caught in a storm:

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Food and Drink

There is nowhere to stop for refreshments on the route. You should pick up a packed lunch from Kotor before you leave and be sure to take plenty of water as the trail is steep and challenging, particularly in hot weather.


Points of Interest

The zigzag trail

This long and winding stone zigzag trail takes you from the valley floor, with waves lapping at your feet all the way up to 800 metres and a peerless view across the bay.


Mount Vrmac

A wooded mountain with an imposing position in the bay, It is an extension of Mount Lovćen, and its highest peak is Sveti Ilija (Saint Elijah), which is 785 meters high. It is located north of the town of Tivat and encloses the town of Kotor from the south. It is also the site of the Austro-Hungarian Fort Vrmac, built in 1860.


Donji Stolov

Your finishing point is a small idyllic fishing village, the promenade of yellow stone sitting alongside aquamarine seawater and the sound of lapping waves as your background noise. There are a number of small cafes and a beautiful church on the main road.


Trail head in Kotor (114 m)
42.422674, 18.757306
42°25'21.6"N 18°45'26.3"E
34T 315495 4699143


The church in Stoliv


0.00 km - The local driver will drop you off at the trailhead, with your back to the road and the sea, facing the house in front, take the path just to the left of the driveway to the house, ignoring the sharper left as you BEAR LEFT ascending up a small dirt path, the path almost immediately forks BEAR LEFT again then BEAR RIGHT to join the obvious, clearly defined dirt and stone path that zigzags up the side of the mountain

2.00 km - At the top of the zig zag trail, you will meet another path, TURN RIGHT ascending

2.40 km - You reach a small tarmac road, BEAR RIGHT slightly to follow the road around the corner then TURN RIGHT off the road onto an ascending stone track

6.00 km - BEAR RIGHT as the path forks, taking the zigzag path to the summit, and then retracing your steps back down to the same point

7.30 km - Rejoin the path and TURN RIGHT descending

9.40 km - The path forks, take the right-hand fork descending as you BEAR RIGHT

9.90 km - Continue STRAIGHT ON descending, ignoring right-hand turns

10.90 km - Take the middle turn in the three-pronged fork, ignoring left and right turns as you head STRAIGHT ON up the smaller ascending path

11.80 km -  Pass straight through the T Junction in the path, passing a metal cross and descending STRAIGHT ON down a steep, rock and earth shepherds path that zigzags down the slope

12.70 km - BEAR RIGHT as the path forks, following the red and white way markers

13.00 km - TURN RIGHT at T Junction, way marker in front of you on the tree

13.10 km - At the T Junction, TURN LEFT down the stone steps and then stay left as you descend following the way markers

13.80 km - You will reach the coastline, you have finished your days walk, the church is just to your left here where the taxi will pick you up.


alle Hinweise zu Schutzgebieten


42.422674, 18.757306
42°25'21.6"N 18°45'26.3"E
34T 315495 4699143
Anreise mit der Bahn, dem Auto, zu Fuß oder mit dem Rad


The ground can be uneven, so be sure to wear sturdy walking boots with suitable ankle support.

There are a number of stream crossings where walking poles will make these crossing easier and safer. They also come in handy when crossing uneven ground or making steep descents. 

Grundausrüstung für Wanderungen

  • Feste, bequeme und wasserdichte Bergschuhe oder Zustiegsschuhe
  • Kleidung im Mehrschicht-Prinzip mit Feuchtigkeitstransport
  • Wandersocken
  • Rucksack (mit Regenhülle)
  • Sonnen-, Regen- und Windschutz (Hut, Sonnencreme, wasser- und winddichte Jacke und Hose)
  • Sonnenbrille
  • Teleskopstöcke
  • Ausreichend Proviant und Trinkwasser
  • Erste-Hilfe-Set mit Blasenpflaster
  • Blasenpflaster
  • Biwaksack/Survival Bag
  • Rettungsdecke
  • Stirnlampe
  • Taschenmesser
  • Signalpfeife
  • Mobiltelefon
  • Bargeld
  • Navigationsgerät/Karte und Kompass
  • Notfallkontaktdaten
  • Personalausweis
  • Die Listen für die „Grundausrüstung“ und die „technische Ausrüstung“ werden auf der Grundlage der gewählten Aktivität erstellt. Sie erheben keinen Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit und dienen lediglich als Vorschläge, was du einpacken solltest.
  • Zu deiner Sicherheit solltest du alle Anweisungen zur ordnungsgemäßen Verwendung und Wartung deines Geräts sorgfältig lesen.
  • Bitte vergewissere dich, dass deine Ausrüstung den örtlichen Gesetzen entspricht und keine verbotenen Gegenstände enthält.

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Tom King
03.10.2019 · Community
This was our favourite trek of the trip. The route is well marked and the views stunning. Just remember your swimming gear for when you get down to the bay.
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14 km
6:00 h
712 hm
825 hm
Höchster Punkt
740 hm
Tiefster Punkt
1 hm
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