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Šavnik is a municipality in a mountainous region in the north of Montenegro. It is unique in the world – a town with four canyons, of which the Nevidio Canyon (the name means 'concealed') is one of the greatest attractions in Europe. There are a lot of natural springs and mountain waterfalls which are breathtaking in spring and autumn and a challenge for tourists, especially those who are interested in hiking and mountain biking!

In the town, you can enjoy the sunset twice, watch the River Mukavica (which appears and disappears in a course of few hours). In winter you can enjoy the snow-covered scenery, extreme skiing, snowboarding on the unspoiled slopes of several mountains. In summer, you can enjoy the mild sun and go swimming in rivers and mountain lakes.

Recommended tours

The following bicycle trails go through or next to Šavnik:


Canyon Nevidio

Canyon Nevidio is the place where millions of years ago the mountains of Durmitor and Vojnik crashed into each other. The river Komarnica had cut this canyon deep in the severe rock long time ago. This is the last conquered canyon in Europe. It is located 50 km from Žabljak in the direction towards Šavnik. The name Nevidio (Never Seen) or Nevidbog (Never Seen by God) speaks for itself - it is hardly accessible.

Canyon Nevidio
Canyon Nevidio

Its cliffs are so close to each other that at some points they prevent the light from getting in. It is one of the biggest climbing challenges in this part of Europe. It was conquered in 1965 for the first time. Before that no one had ever seen in its entirety. There is a huge waterfall – Grabovine a couple hundred meters before the entrance. Mountaineers usually go to conquest it in late summer because water is not high. For this adventure you need full climbing equipment including diving suits. On the way through the three and a half kilometres long canyon you will come across waterfalls, straits, cascades, white water, narrow channels and a whole gallery of nature-made sculptures. The hardest challenge is the so-called Gate of Kamikazes – section about 80 meters long and in some parts only 25 centimetres wide. Those who decide to take this alpine adventure must know that once you get in and start going down the galleries, cascades and waterfalls you cannot go back - you have to go all the way to the end.