Skip to content

Driving to and around Lovcen and shortly visiting the old capital


We woke up and went exploring fort Gorazda, where a british couple were already (along with their car, and looked like they slept there). Then we had breakfast, made plans and started the day! We drove up the Kotor serpentine, stoping an immoral ammount of times to take pictures and meeting another british couple. We considered ziplining at the top before Lovcen national park when we saw a sign, but it was a really short way and didn't think 10€ was worth it. We wanted to hike a bit, but other tourists warned us they were working on the road to the Mausoleum (from Kotor) and we couldn't go that way for a couple hours. We then drove around to make some time, got lost, and wanting to buy ham and cheese ended up in "Vale", where we payed 11,20 for a small coke and a lame ham and cheese platter. Not recommended... The place next to it, though, was full, so I guess we chose poorly. We checked the market and bought some ham, and then we drove to the mausoleum. It took about 5 times longer than google maps said, because even if the road was open for a couple hours, they were still working on it and we had to wait several times for machines to move, not counting the having to drive extra slowly because of the terrain. The last part looked great, though, once the full road is done it will be a joy driving to the top! At the beginning of the very last part, a ranger charged us 2€ per person as entrance to the national park. We parked short after, since everything was pretty full, and walked the rest up. After the mausoleum steps, at the very entrance, you have to pay another 3€ to visit the mausoleum, which is beautiful (and shiny!) and has the round viewing platform which is in every picture when looking for information about Lovcen. I took a picture of a couple alone there and sent it to them, but we were not so lucky, since them and another german couple made it impossible! On our way down, we stopped for an ice cream and then drove to Cetinje (this part of the road was perfect), where we shortly checked the old town and had some early dinner in "Kole". For 14€ per person we got a ginormous platter of meat for Alex, some delicious medallions for me, a salad, bread, water and a beer. After it, we searched for a place to sleep in a tiny road north of Cetinje, right in the woulds. We found a perfect place to camp, but the access was too steep for our car, so we ended up hidden behind some trees next to the road. It was a bit spooky since we clearly heard animals around but couldn't see them, so we soon went inside the car.
Total spent: 54.20€
Lunch: 11.20€
Ham: 3€
Entrance tickets: 10€
Ice cream: 2€
Dinner: 28€

Views of the Kotor bay from the serpentine.
The most famous view from Lovcen National Park is the mausoleum.
The mausoleum.
Published: 28 September 2018, by susana

This may be interesting too...

Do you want to leave a comment?

Summer 2018 was great in Germany, so great we never wanted it to end. So when in September the cold days arrived, we drove all the way to Montenegro (and shortly visited Dranice and Dubrovnik) to spend two weeks driving around. We prepared our car well enough so it was our home most of the time for those two weeks.

Entry 3 out of the 8 from this trip

September 2018