I must admit I didn’t know much about Montenegro other than its position relative to Serbia in the Baltic region. What I did know is that it has mountainous areas and where there are mountains, there are corners.
There are a number of roads I could’ve picked but this time it’s the road between Zlatica and Vlados on the E65.
Starting off you’ll be following the river bed through open sweepers and smooth tarmac. This is also farming country in a few places so caution is advised.
Rising up slightly with mountains closing in around you can only mean one thing: the corners are going to get tighter and the scenery more dramatic!
If you like tunnels, there are quite a few on the route to keep you entertained although the sound off the rock walls should be equally entertaining.
The landscape is stunning, even at a slow pace it would be hard not to get carried away. What’s also remarkable is how smooth the tarmac appears with very few cracks or debris.
Running along the mountain edge the road never really climbs to the top, instead maintaining a fairly consistent elevation.
There are a few nice bridges, old and new to cross which adds to the drama.
Looping around a large ‘hairpin’ the E65 does climb a little heading towards Vlados with plenty more tunnels along the way.
Now all you need to do is fill up at Jugopetrol and either keep going for more epic roads and scenery on the E65, try your hand at the very twisty and narrow P19, or turn around and do it again!