Rappel deep into the Skurda Gorge on this canyoning adventure in Kotor.
A landscape defined by its dramatic highs and lows, Skurda gorge splits the town of Kotor in two – offering insight into the bedrock that Montenegro sits on. A natural barricade on the Boka Bay, slip past the ancient defences of an old Austro-Hungarian dam and explore the structural contours of this vertiginous ravine, winding through narrow cracks and abseiling into the unknown.
This activity takes place in Skurda Gorge near the town of Kotor in Boka Bay. An exquisite dry canyon behind Kotor old town, it can be reached on foot from the ruins of an old Austro-Hungarian dam – near the village of Njeguši almost 1000 meters above sea level.
Meet your instructor at the activity base for the canyoning trip in Skurda Gorge. Suitable for total beginners, this exciting descent 800m into the heart of the ravine doesn’t require any previous climbing or rappelling experience, but a sense of adventure is essential! A combination of dizzying abseils and heart-stopping jumps, your excursion starts with a 40-minute hike into the limestone cliffs of Mt. Lovćen, reaching a disused dam that signals the entrance to the canyon. After a short safety briefing, follow your guide into the high ravine, travelling through a boulder field where you will spend the rest of the day rappelling down ancient waterfalls, jumping into freshwater pools, scrambling across the cliff face and ziplining across giant crevasses! There are 26 abseils in total, the highlight being a knee-trembling 35m solo! Work as a team to tackle each new obstacle, learning how to use the natural features to navigate thanks to your instructor. A full day excursion, once you reach the end of the canyon, you will travel back into town where your return transport will be waiting.
This is considered a fun but challenging canyon for confident swimmers 12 years old and up. Open during the dry months of April – October, the canyon is closed after heavy rain. A 2000m long route, please allow for a 40 min hike to/from and around 4 hours in the canyon.