Moračke planine or the mountains of Morača belongs to the group of most beautiful mountains of Montenegro. Morača mountain range is located in the central part of Montenegro. They extend east to northwest beginning at the Tara river canyon near Kolašin town, and then along the series of beautiful peaks, of mountains: Vučje, Umovi, Sto, Crni Vrh, Tali & Stožac. The Gradista Ridge closes this series of peaks from the west while the Vratlo Pass separates it from the Jablanov Vrh (2203 meter), second highest peak of the Sinjajevina range.
“The general aspect of Montenegro is that of a succession of elevated ridges, diversified here and there by a lofty mountain peak, and, in some parts, looking like a sea of immense waves turned into stone”
This range is limestone in composition. In geographical literature some geographers ascribe the Moraca Mountains to the Sinjajevina.
The Moračke planine range is surrounded from the west by the Lola Ridge and plateau; from the southwest by the pasture plateau of Mount Lukavica with two impressive Zurim’s peaks (2035 meter), Mali and Veliki (little and big), and by the source of the wide Moraca river canyon on the north and northeast. The Moračke planine hold the distinctive summits of: Kapa Moracka – Lastva (2226 meter), Zagradac (2217 meter) and Stozac (2141 meter) as well as the Maganik with it’s Medjedji Vrh (2139 meter) and a series of other peaks at heights is over 2000 meter. The Moračke planine are topographically and climatically attractive. While the southern slopes are under the influence of the Mediterranean climate, with it’s typical foliage, their northern slopes remain snow covered for a long time and where the frigid zone flora flourish, which survived through the Ice Age melting of this part of the Balkans. The glacial lakes of Kapetanovo Jezero (Captain’s Lake) and Brnjicko (Manito) Jezero formed on the surface of the Moračke planine. Of which the Kapetanovo Jezero is the larger and better known at 1,678 meters above sea level.
Accommodation in the Moračke planine range
The Moračke Planine mountain range is much less visited than the more northern Durmitor mountains and the eastern Bjelasica. This is partly due to the lack of a settlement of any size near the mountains. The nearest cities are Nikšić, and besides being little visited cities themselves, they are also a nice distance from the mountains. The mountains are starting to attract more and more tourist interest in recent years, mainly by the Kapetanovo Jezero, which is a nice destination for a day trip to visit. There are a few beautifully situated chalets in the mountains, which offer a lot of peace and enjoy the mountains. Some of them at Kapetanovo Jezero itself.
- Hostel Jezero – Hostel Jezero offers barbecue facilities. Among the various facilities of this property are a garden and a terrace. Rooms at the hostel come with a seating area. The rooms have shared bathroom facilities. Some rooms have a terrace and others offer views of the mountains. The accommodations include a work desk. Breakfast is available every morning and offers continental and vegetarian options. The area is popular for diving and cycling, and there are also bikes and cars to rent at this hostel.
- Facilities : Free parking, Restaurant (à la carte), Breakfast in the room, Terrace, Garden, Outdoor fireplace, BBQ facilities, Picnic area, Outdoor furniture, Pets allowed, Mini-market on site, car hire, Airport shuttle (surcharge), Luggage storage, Private check-in / check-out.
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- My Dream Chalet – Chalet My Dream is located in Gornje Velje Duboko and offers accommodation with access to a garden. Guests of the chalet can enjoy a continental breakfast. Chalet My Dream offers a terrace.
- Facilities : Terrace, Garden, Packed Lunches, Restaurant, Free Parking.
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