Driving the nerve wracking coastal road from Kotor to Mrčevac

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

Kotor-Mrčevac road

How long is the coastal road from Kotor to Mrčevac?

Tucked away on the southwestern part of the country, the road, known as Jadranska Magistrala, is totally paved. It’s a loop road running along the Bay of Kotor. It’s 22.3 km (13.85 miles) long running from Kotor (a fortified town steeped in tradition and history, with remarkable scenic views built between the 12th and 14th centuries) to Mrčevac (a small coastal town).

Is the coastal road from Kotor to Mrčevac defiant?

The road is very busy in summers. To drive the road without stopping will take most people between 40 and 50 minutes. Driving this road along (really close) the shoreline of Boka Kotorska (Bay of Kotor) is not for the faint at heart. The road often narrows to a single lane, so be careful when passing other cars - you may need to tuck into a driveway or back up to let someone pass. The road is very narrow (one lane in many places) and drops right off the edge into the water in many places (with no guard rails). It runs and is quite nerve wracking. You will have to stop and back up to let cars pass and other times had to pull into driveways to let cars pass by.