Orjen Saddle

A memorable 4x4 road to Orjen Saddle in Montenegro

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

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

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. Near the summit is a mountain refuge.
Pic: Miroslav Maric

 

 

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