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Montenegro 2011   



  • Period: August 2011
  • Weather:  Warm and sunny. In the mountains in the night still quite chilly

General information:

  • Currency: Euro

  • Internet: available

  • ATM's: Available everywhere

  • Creditcards: Accepted everywhere

  • Safety: nothing special

Prices (August 2011)

  • Fuel: diesel is € 1,28 per liter 

  • Camping: between € 7 and € 13 per night for 2 persons


  • For Europeans no visa needed. Passport must be valid for at least 3 months. 


Border crossing

  • Both entry and exit was easy. 

  • For driving you need to pay Eco tax (€10 per car)


Highlights or not

  • Durmitor NP: we had to pay €2 per person on the pass. This might be a scam. The park is definity worth a visit. The surroundings are spectacular.

  • Ulcinj: Should be a great beach spot. We drove on because it was too crowded.
  • Sveti Stefan: Small island with white houses and terra cotta roofs. We liked this part of the Montenegran coast. The village itself cannot be visited unless you are a guest of the hotel on the island.  
  • Kotor: Unesco village. Beautiful old center.
  • Bay of Kotor: Most southern Fjord in Europe. Beautiful Bay with many nice villages



  • When you drive off road from Gusinje (Montenegro) to Vermosh (Albania), note that the last petrol station is in Plav.



  • From Bosnian border to Trsa: good tarmac. Beautiful road through a gorge. A drive along great blue waters

  • From Trsa to Zabljak: A very beautiful stretch. The route leads through Durmitor NP. One of the best drives in Montenegro. The road is good tarmac.

Links - info Montenegro



Grid: Lat/Lon hddd°mm.mmm"

Waypoints used during Balkan trip in 2011

N43°09.204    E19°05.852    Zabljak
Ivan Do Autocamp. It can be very crowded with hikers. Too little facilities for such a large campsite. €7 for 2 persons and a car. Campsite has nice view. Good hiking here.

N42°36.343    E19°55.754    Plav
Camp Lakeviews. Small campsite near the lake where you can swim. Very friendly owner. Campsite has a sauna. €8 per night for 2 persons and a car

N42°15.076    E18°53.941    Sveti Stefan  
Camping Crvena Glavica. Camping near Sveti Stefan. Place has nice spots. Shower and toilets are basic. € 12,50 per night for 2 persons and a car (no electricity)

N43°01.032    E19°24.568    Tara Gorge  
Eko Qasa camp. We did not stay here but I looked like a very great place for camping

N42°28.869    E18°27.383    Hercig Novi Border   
Border Croatia - Montenegro

N42°34.287    E19°50.156    Gusinj  
Junction to Vermosh   

N43°10.133    E18°51.469    Junction to Trsa   
Driving through the gorge the road bends here leaving the river

N42°25.497    E18°46.117    Kotor
Old Town + parking