Hiking Kapetanovo Lake
Like many lakes in Montenegro, this lake was created as a result of glacier activity, although there are legends about its origin and name – Kapetanovo.
Clear, green water and the reflection of the limestone rocks captivate visitors and it is increasingly becoming a favorite camping place for mountaineers and fishermen. You can go to the lake from the direction of Niksic over the mine "Zagrad" Luka Bojovića, Bar Bojovića and Nikšin Kiljan. The trip takes an hour and fifteen minutes. The road is paved until Luka Bojovića, further it is covered by pebbles. With careful driving the lake reach also the passenger cars. The other way to the lake, Velji Duboki is reserved only for the most powerful terrain vehicles.
According to the legend, Captain Musović from Niksic had on the place of today's lake pasture and often remained in it, enjoying the beauty of this place. Over his pasture, in the mountainous rocks, there was a spring, whose water fairies used for bathing, and to restore their strength. Every evening fairies gathered at the spring and secretly bathed hidden for men and drank clear spring water. When they wanted to go, before dawn, they closed the spring till the next night and new gathering.
One night a fairy, that went last, forgot to close the spring, whose water flooded the captain Musović's pasture and the surrounding valleys. Then the fairies moved the spring lower, under the pasture so that the spring could supply the newly formed lake with the water. Whether the Captains lake was developed with the negligence of the fairies or with the imagination of nature, the 35-meter-deep lake is now enjoying by adventure tourists, hikers and fishermen. The lake is located at an altitude of 1,678 meters.
Meeting point – Hotel Atrium 10:00
Transportation to the starting point with our vehicle 45 min approx… to the starting point of our hiking trip -Bare Bojovica.
We will take a path that leads between Big and Small Zurim mountains and continue until we reach the spectacular view point on the lake. After the brake we will continue downstream to the lake.
Arriving at the lake after 2h approx.. At the lake we are going to swim in this fresh water and also drink a coffee at the local house.
The way back we will take different path till we reach the car.
The lunch will be organized at the local house on Lukavica plateau, the place with 365 springs. We will eat at the beautiful natural shade in local house where we you will enjoy the company of local family and you will get closer look at Montenegrin history and tradition.
After the lunch and a break we are heading back to hotel.
Finish of the trip will be around 17h pm.
€70 Euros per person.
Join an existing group or go as a private group with a minimum of 4 people.