Orjen Saddle

A memorable 4x4 road to Orjen Saddle in Montenegro

Orjensko Sedlo (The Saddle of Orjen) is a saddle at 1.591m (5,219ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Herceg Novi and Kotor, in Montenegro.

Is the road to Orjen Saddle in Montenegro unpaved?

Set high on the central part of the Orjena massif of the subadriatic Dinarides, the road to the summit is extreme. It's known as Orjenska Lovka-Crkvice road. High risk of rock slides. 4x4 vehicle required.

When was the road to Orjensko Sedlo in Montenegro built?

Tucked away on the southwestern part of the country, it’s an old road built in 1895 for military purposes, in the time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, at the foot of Mount Orjen. The summit hosts a mountain hut.

How long is the road to Orjen Saddle in Montenegro?

This well-engineered road with many hairpin bends, is 20.6 km (12.8 miles) long, running west-east from Kruševice (a village in the municipality of Herceg Novi) to the Fortress Straznik, south of Dragalj. The road offers stunning views of Orjenska Lovka, a small lake. Along the road are some military constructions.
Pic: Miroslav Maric