Driving the epic enthralling road to Sedlo Pass in Montenegro
Prevoj Sedlo is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.907m (6,256ft) above the sea level, located in Žabljak Municipality, in northern Montenegro.
Set high within the Durmitor national park, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called P14. The pass is 49.7 km (30.8 miles) long, running east-west from Žabljak (the city on the highest altitude of the Balkans) to Plužine. The road is pretty challenging, with unlit tunnels and narrow parts. In fact, it’s so narrow that requires that at least one car pull over in order for another to pass. The road is very steep, with some dangerous drop off without protections. This narrow road requires give and take with oncoming drivers. While this is generally safe, there are multiple high points with massive drop offs along the way. It’s said to be the highest paved mountain pass in the country. This route is considered extremely dangerous during the winter. It is recommended that one takes the bus to the north during the cold or rainy days, as bus drivers are experienced and know the road. Also, note that this road is snowed out during winter. Do not rely on signage to tell if the road is passable. The locals are the best source of info on changing road conditions.
To drive the road without stopping will take most people between 1.5 and 2 hours. Tucked away in the northwestern part of the country, the summit offers fantastic views on both sides, with a nice panorama of the Valovito Jezero lake and the sharp rock of Stožina (1,905 m).