Sustainable Travels in Montenegro
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Today is the 22nd of April - for some, just a regular spring day, yet for many, a day to celebrate and spread the word about the state of our beloved planet. Today is Earth Day, a day that we should circle on our calendars and stop for a moment with our everyday routine to thank the Universe that we are all here, on Earth. The topic of this blog is closely connected to Earth Day. Spare a few minutes and read about sustainable travel in Montenegro.
In Montenegro, sustainable travel practices such as reducing plastic waste, supporting local businesses, and using eco-friendly accommodations and transportation options all contribute to protecting the environment and preserving natural resources. By promoting responsible tourism practices and encouraging visitors to take an active role in minimising their impact on the environment, Montenegro is contributing to the global effort to protect the planet and celebrate Earth Day.
As Earth Day is today, travellers can take the opportunity to reflect on their travel practices and make travels with purpose. By choosing sustainable travel options and supporting eco-friendly initiatives, travellers can enjoy the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Montenegro while contributing to the global effort to protect the planet.
Here are some tips for sustainable travel in Montenegro:
Choose eco-friendly accommodationLook for eco-friendly hotels, guesthouses, and campsites that have taken steps to reduce their carbon footprint, such as using renewable energy sources, recycling, and waste management.
Our recommendation is FitCamp Montenegro, as it is a synonym for an eco-friendly state of mind in Montenegro. Life according to nature is not just a phrase but a way of life for the founders of FitCamp. See more about it here.
If you are a fan of rural accommodation and areas, another green business which is a lovely place for spending vacation and has an official EcoLabel provided by UNDP in Montenegro is Eco Village Nevidio, located at the entrance to the last discovered canyon in Europe with the same name. Check out more about them here.
Another good example of an eco-friendly business is Undiscovered Montenegro. They operate on the beautiful jewel of Montenegro and Europe – Skadar Lake! Sustainable tourism initiatives from Undiscovered Montenegro will provide you with an unforgettable travel experience. Our colleague Andjela recently did an interview with the UM founder, for the Green Destinations portal. You can find the interview here.
We have to mention how proud we are when we see our partners, large hotel chains, fighting the sustainability battle! Big thanks to The Chedi Lustica Bay and Regent Porto Montenegro for everything they have been doing for the environment, nature preservation and sustainable travels, as well as for choosing to be role models for reducing carbon footprint! Read more about The Chedi actions here.
Montenegro has a reliable public transportation system, and taking the bus or train between the cities is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint while experiencing the local culture.
Use public transportation
The cities in Montenegro are so small that you don't need a car to explore them or to live in them - a bicycle or walking would be just perfect!
Montenegro is a small country with stunning natural landscapes, and the best way to experience it is on foot or by bike. There are many hiking and biking trails, with the most beautiful ones located in our National Parks.
Explore on foot or by bike
When you travel sustainably, you support the local economy. Look for locally-owned businesses, such as restaurants, shops, and tour operators, and choose products made locally.
Support local businesses
Plastic waste is a significant problem in Montenegro so when you decide to travel here, we advise you to bring a reusable water bottle, use a canvas bag for shopping, and avoid products with excessive packaging.
Reduce plastic waste
You can also support the local eco soldiers očistiME and sign the petition for the single-use plastic ban and introduction of the deposit scheme. The link is here.
Sustainable tourism practice is in full swing in Montenegro when we talk about individual travel businesses, and we hope that responsible travel practices will become a priority in the national tourism strategy.
Research and plan your next trip to Montenegro, so you can experience the natural beauty and cultural heritage while minimising the impact on the environment and supporting the local economy.
If you happen to have a green accommodation that you'd like to promote to target groups with similar goals, let us inform you that FairBnb.Coop started recently operating in Montenegro and you can get in touch with them here.
We hope that these tips were useful. Let us know in the comments if we missed something.