Orjenska Lovka-Crkvice road

Orjenska Lovka-Crkvice, an old tarmac road in Montenegro

Orjenska Lovka-Crkvice Road is an old tarmac road from the time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy at the foot of Mount Orjen in the border of Herceg Novi and Kotor, in the subadriatic Dinarides, Montenegro.

The road is extreme. It’s rough and very rocky. It’s extremely narrow and only for 4x4. Only the suicidal, the insane, or the paid-to-do-this should ever drive down.
This well-engineered road, at first metalled, with many hairpin bends links the Crkvice fortress and the Orjenska Lovka, a small lake at an elevation of 1.590m above the sea level.
Along the road there are some military constructions. Near the lake there’s a mountain refuge. Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice. It’s said to be the wettest place in Europe.
Pic: Miroslav Maric