Gorica Hill located near the center of Podgorica, is a very popular resort and a real paradise for recreation. In Gorica, there is a monument a Partisan Fighter Memorial, an Adventure Park, landscaped hiking, biking and trim trails, as well as a Mediterranean garden where visitors can get acquainted with a significant number of endemic species. From the hill there is a beautiful view of the right side of the River Morača, as well as the contours of the Millennium Bridge. It is attractive for visitors throughout the year, but especially in hot summer days, when the citizens of the Capital city are looking for shade and clean air.
In recent years, Gorica is mostly used as a place where people acquire physical condition doing various sports-recreational and professional disciplines. Staying in nature itself is healing, especially in the forest like pine trees in Gorica, and it has been proven that pines release phytocidal chemicals that purify (sterilize) the air. This reflects the health significance of Gorica for the human body. The hill is also a natural shield against the north wind in winter.
Brdo Ljubović (101 m above sea level) is a hum located near the center of Podgorica, ie a conical limestone hill overgrown with pines and wild species of grass and medicinal plants. Like Gorica, it represents a forest park and a picnic area in Podgorica. It is surrounded on the west, south and east by the settlement of Zabjelo, and on the north by the settlement of Stara Varos. The significance of the hill has changed throughout history. The hill was forested in the 20th century, as was the hill Gorica. The picnic area has hiking and biking trails, furnished furniture and green areas, and a modern road has been breached, which includes the most important points for walking, sports and recreation. It is attractive to visitors throughout the year. The road is not accessible by motor vehicles. Although the humps are conical in shape, each of them takes a certain direction, and Ljubović extends in a northwest-southeast direction. In the relief, despite the good afforestation, there are clearly limestone blocks on the east and north sides of the hill, where limestone erosion has taken the most momentum, and there is a smaller cave on the north side of the hill.
The circuit around Korita is the first fully signposted panoramic road in Montenegro. It starts in Podgorica, and it leads into the moun – tain area of Kuci up to an altitude of 1400 meters. The road is 65 kilometers long, with a good road along the entire way, which makes it convenient for a day trip.
Detailed plan of the panoramic route and attractions along the route you can find at link.
On the very shore of the Skadar Lake, within the ring of the living waters, surrounded by luscious vegetation, a representative tourist complex Plavnica is located. The complex covers 20 hectares with the seven of them carefully landscaped, with numerous buildings and facilities cleverly intertwined, with their contents completing each other, attracting everybody with their beauty and elegance. The Plavnica Complex has an especially suitable location – it is in the immediate vicinity of the Podgorica – Petrovac motorway, the Belgrade – Bar railway and the International Podgorica Airport.
Just a few kilometers from the city center, Mareza is the ideal place to relax after a long and hard day. Besides the peace of the natural environment – the source of the river Mareza, visitors can enjoy gastronomic specialties of the restaurant „Mareza“ and the tourist complex „Imanje Knjaz“.
Spacious green areas make Podgorica one of the “greenest” cities in Europe. Beautifully landscaped and maintained parks adorn the city and are the right place for rest and relaxation. The oldest are Njegosev and Karadjordjev Park, and the latest are the King’s Park in the city center, Podgorica Park, which stretches over 10 thousand square meters from the Millennium Bridge to the Moscow Bridge, as well as a park in Blok 5, dedicated to great singer and songwriter Đođe Balašević. Zlatica Forest Park is a paradise for recreationists. In the beautiful ambience of the pine forest, next to the fields for indoor soccer and other sports, there is the longest trim track in Montenegro, 2.5 km long. In the park of the forest Tološi there is also a recreational trail that is a favorite of all generations. The more recent ecological corner is the promenade plateau in front of the University of Montenegro.
Dajbabska gora is a hill above the suburbs of Podgorica, Zelenika, Zabjelo, Gornje and Donje Dajbabe and is an excellent viewpoint of Podgorica and its surroundings. There is an arranged, easily climbing and a half kilometer long hiking trail leading to the top of the hill. The most favorable periods for ascent are during spring, autumn and winter. At the end of the trail, at an altitude of 172 m above sea level, there is the Communication Tower – Dajbabska gora.