What are the most spectacular roads in Montenegro?

Tucked away in the Balkan Peninsula, in the southeastern part of Europe, Montenegro has more than 30 roads listed as the most spectacular in the world. At the top of the list you’ll find R1 Road. Located in the southern part of Montenegro, near the Adriatic coast, the curvy road runs from Cetinje to Kotor. With hundreds of turns, it’s one of the most famous hairpinned roads in the world.

The terrain of the country is mountainous. With notable ranges including the Dinaric Alps and the Prokletije Mountains, the weather can be pretty challenging in winters. You’ll need to search for information about the weather forecast before embarking on any journey. The P14, a scenic road above the clouds, straddling Plužine and Šavnik municipalities, is considered extremely dangerous during the winter.

If you prefer canyon roads, you can’t miss Moraca River Canyon, located in the Morača region, and Tara River Canyon, a drive through Kanjon Tare, the deepest canyon in Europe and the second deepest in the world, at 1,300m (4,300ft) deep. And taking you back a century is the road to Cakor Pass, a testament to human resilience and architectural prowess, built 100 years ago yet standing as a symbol of Montenegro's enduring spirit.

R-1 regional road is a thrillingly curvy road located in the southern part of Montenegro, near the Adriatic coast, running from Cetinje to Kotor. It’s one of the most famous hairpinned roads in the world.

P14 is a spectacular mountain road straddling Plužine and Šavnik municipalities in Montenegro. This route is considered extremely dangerous during the winter.

Located in Montenegro, Kanjon Tare is the deepest canyon in Europe and the second deepest in the world, at 1,300m (4,300ft) deep.

Located in the Morača region of Montenegro, the Moraca River Canyon is said to be one of the most beautiful river canyons in the country.

Čakorpass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1,844m (6,049ft) above sea level, located in the municipality of Plav, in Montenegro, near the border with Kosovo.

Prevoj Trešnjevik is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1,568m (5,144ft) above sea level, located in Montenegro.

Veliki Štuoc is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2,093m (6,866ft) above sea level, located in Žabljak Municipality, in Montenegro.

Prevoj Sedlo is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.907m (6,256ft) above sea level, located in Žabljak Municipality, in Montenegro.

Located on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, the stunning road from Kotor to Mrčevac is one of the best coastal drives in the world.

Orjensko Sedlo (The Saddle of Orjen) is a saddle at 1.591m (5,219ft) above sea level, located in Montenegro. The military 4x4 road to the summit is very defiant.

Piva Canyon is a very scenic canyon located in northwestern Montenegro, near the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Šćepan Polje is the name of an international bridge on the border of Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

Sušičko Jezero is a high mountain lake at 1,163m (3,815ft) above sea level in northwestern Montenegro. It's the only periodic lake in Durmitor National Park, disappearing when the River Sušica dries up.

The Ostrog Monastery is an incredible structure cut into an almost vertical cliff face high in the hills, standing at an elevation of 841m (2,759ft) above sea level, located in the large rock of Ostroška Greda, in Montenegro. The road up induces proper vertigo, with only spaced rocks preventing a plunge over the edge.

Set high in the Montenegro's Cetinje Municipality, Štirovnik stands tall as the Lovćen range's highest summit, soaring to 1,675 meters (5,495 feet) above sea level. The journey to its summit unfolds through the enchanting Dinaric Alps, offering stunning vistas at every turn.

P16 is a very scenic drive in southern Montenegro. The road is fully paved and offers amazing views of the Lake Skadar, the largest lake in the Balkan Peninsula.

Qafë Vranicë is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.630m (5,347ft) above the sea level, located on the border between Albania and Montenegro.

Jezerski Vrh is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.660m (5,446ft) above the sea level, located in Lovćen, a national park in southwestern Montenegro.

Širokar Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.790m (5,872ft) above the sea level, located in the Podgorica municipality of Montenegro, just next to the Albanian border.

Pešića Jezero is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 1.771m (5,810ft) above the sea level, located in the Ivangrad District of northeastern Montenegro.

Kapetanovo Jezero is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 1.678m (5,505ft) above the sea level located in the Morača region, in west of Montenegro.

Sveti Andrija is a fortress superbly placed high above Perast, at an elevation of 743m (2,437ft) above the sea level, located on the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro, above Risan and Perast. The road is very intense because there are no guard rails at the edge. It’s one of the most dangerous roads of the country.

Vojnovac is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.999m (6,558ft) above the sea level located in the Morača region, in west of Montenegro.

Karaula Zastan is a former military barrack at an elevation of 1.347m (4,419ft) above the sea level located in eastern Montenegro in the upper Lim valley.

Zekova Glava is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.089m (6,853ft) above the sea level, located in Ivangrad District, in northeastern Montenegro.

Adriatic Highway is the name of a scenic drive running along the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea through Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro. It's one of the best coastal drives in the world.

Seostik is a mountain pass at an elevation of 876m (2,874ft) above the sea level, located in Montenegro on the Adriatic Sea.

Cafa Bogices is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.094m (6,870ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Montenegro and Kosovo.

State Road 22, known as Ibarska Magistrala or Ibar Highway, connects Belgrade to western Serbia and Montenegro. Due to its hazardous conditions and congestion, it's locally called "Black Highway."

Cafa Belega is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.183m (7,162ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Montenegro and Kosovo.