Home to one of the last three major virgin forests in Europe, Biogradska Gora also offers a landscape of glacial lakes, mountain ridges, and peaks soaring above 2,000m. The verdant pastures of Biogradska Gora are also home to cultural and historic points of interest, including authentic villages with traditional architecture and sacral monuments. Despite being the smallest of Montenegro’s national parks, it offers a diversity of flora, fauna, and activities; hiking trails, campsites, a restaurant, and a tourism center are available to visitors.
- Status: National Park since 1952
- Location: Central Montenegro (Kolasin, Pljevlja, Berane, Andrijevica)
- Area: 5,650 hectares
- Elevation: 832 m to 2,139 m above sea level
- Highest Peaks: Zekova Head - 2,117 m and Black Head - 2,139 m
- Climate: Moderate continental climate of the Adriatic and Meditteranean; this temperate rainforest and sub-alpine mountain region remains cooler than the rest of Montenegro
Points of Interest
- Lake Biograd: The largest of the glacial lakes is tucked away in the virgin forest at the heart of Biogradska Gora National Park. It is the perfect setting for a swim or paddle.
- Biogradska Gora Forest: home to trees over 500 years old including European beech, sycamore maple, European ash, and silver fir.
- Bjelasica: A popular mountain range crowned by Crna Glava (“Black Head”), which is 2,139 m (7,018 ft) tall.
- Kolašin: located at the foot of Bjelasica and Sinjajevina mountains, this town serves as a gateway to Bogradska Gora. It is home to a ski resort and spa, and also acts as one of the main centers of Montenegro’s mountain tourism.