H iking and biking in Plav municipality in recent years has become more popular and interesting sport. Coordinator of the section with the famous cyclist Jovan Erakovic from Belgrade, examined all the fields in the area that will be in the future mark bicycle routes.
Among the many attractive tracks stands out bicikistička circular path Hridsko Plav-lake-Bogićevica-Babino polje- Plav, a distance of 52km.
Within the cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Sustainable Development and National Tourism Organization on diversification and improvement of tourism offer of the region, RDA has completed setting up of signalization on one of five national top mountain biking trails, TT3. The standardized signalization(yellow aluminum signs and orange pictograms on metal poles and paint marks) is set up on more than 170 crossroads and spots, and GPS track log is also available for the visitors.The trail starts and ends in Mojkovac, and on its journey through the region passes through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country, including National Parks Biogradska Gora and Prokletije, mountains Bjelasica, Komovi, Mokra and Hajla, lakes Biogradsko, Sisko, Sevarina, Plavsko and Hridsko, deep forests, colorful mountain meadows and along clear mountain rivers.
Upon completion of the Top 3 bike trail, one of the 5 national trails covering 6 municipalities in the northern part of Montenegro, was created to develop basic infrastructure checked the local bike trails.
T he three-hundred-kilometre long “Top Trail 3” biking route will introduce the inquisitive, discovery-thirsty two-wheel traveller to the landscapes of eastern Montenegro, bordered to the northwest by Mojkovac and Mt. Bjelasica, to the southwest by Mt. Komovi, to the south by the valley of Plav, Plavsko Lake, Krs Bogicevice, Hridsko Lake and the Albanian border, to the east and northeast by Mt. Hajla, the border with Kosovo and the small town of Rozaje, and to the north by Berane.
It is a place where the heights and distant views are intertwined with mysterious forests and valleys, and the landscapes change, different as though hundreds of kilometres apart. From the solitude of the mountains to the tamed, inhabited areas, from vast green spaces to the deep blue of rivers and lakes, from rocks and cliffs to meadows – this is all on the menu for this great feast, which will leave no one indifferent or in want of long-lasting memories.
T ravelling the TT3 is not easy. But in order to conquer it one needs to be in good, but not top, shape – what is far more important is a positive approach, a strong will and good planning (in order to always leave enough time for the more difficult parts of the trail). Besides this, the landscapes we will be riding through never cease to excite and inspire us, and the final reward – the poetry of riding through exotic landscapes and the good fortune to see some of the most beautiful places in Montenegro – will be incomparably greater than the effort we put in. Every true nature lover knows that this is a good bargain.
The route can be travelled carrying weight on the bike (camping gear, etc.) but because of some more difﬁcult parts we recommend that you keep the weight as small as possible: with good planning one can always spend the night under a roof, and food and water supplies do not have to be larger than half a day’s. Water from all the wells along the route is good for drinking.
Due to the remoteness of many sections it is recommended that you travel in a group, and have a map and a compass (or even better, a GPS device), mobile phone, ﬂ ashlight, basic bike tools and a spare tyre as the minimum level of equipment.
The Top Trail 3 route is marked with signposts along its whole length, and on the web site RRA one can ﬁ nd GPS data (track logs and waypoints) that will make navigation along the route even easier and safer.