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.
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.