Route E65, Montenegro

If you don’t enjoy a good scenic drive or a joke loaded with a touch of dark humour, then this probably isn’t the website for you. So if that’s you, please leave, promptly.

Okay, now that we have rid ourselves of those annoying, humourless individuals, lets delight in some pictures we took on European Route E65 in Montenegro.

We started the E65 scenic drive in the town of Rožaje, which is neatly located in a small Eastern pocket of Montenegro close to the Kosovo and Serbian borders. Commencing the route from 1,083 metres above sea level we followed the serpentine road for 171 kilometres to the Montenegrin capital Podgorica, before continuing on to the Adriatic Sea.

As you can see from our photos, it was a truly spectacular drive. With soaring mountains, open meadows, deep valleys, raging rivers, rocky gorges and roadways that weave in and out of dark tunnels and mountain switchbacks, the E65 has all the attributes of a world class mountain drive.

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While Europe’s most ‘recognised’ mountain drives are found in the Alps, our experience on the Montenegrin stretch of the E65 has once again showed us that moving away from the most recognised and visited sights provides the most surprising and enlightening experiences.

Thanks Montenegro!

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4 Comments

  • Reply didier's darling August 19, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    world class drive indeed! thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Scott Raebel August 31, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    As you drive further north, bigger islands come into view with the chance to turning off the E65, take a car ferry and visit them but this will mean extending your drive over a couple of days. Remember, the ferry times especially those that take cars may not match your requirements.

    • Reply Kirstin & Jordan September 1, 2015 at 10:59 pm

      This is some great information, thank you! Sadly we are no longer in Montenegro. One day when we return we’ll be sure to look into this! Sounds delightful.

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