A memorable 4x4 road to Orjen Saddle in Montenegro

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.

Orjen Saddle

Where is Orjensko Sedlo?

The saddle is located on the boundary between Herceg Novi and Kotor, in the southwestern part of the country.

When was the road to Orjensko Sedlo in Montenegro built?

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.

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. Before proceeding check out if the road is passable: it can be washed out in parts.

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.

Is Orjen Saddle in Montenegro worth it?

The summit hosts a mountain hut. The road offers stunning views of Orjenska Lovka, a small lake. Along the road are some military constructions.
Pic: Miroslav Maric