Montenegro isn’t a flat country. I had to realize that from the first moment when i crossed the boarder. 70% of the hole area is covered by mountains. A playground for nature lovers. From 1918, it was a part of Yugoslavia. On the basis of an independence referendum held on 21 May 2006, Montenegro declared independence on 3 June of that year.
From the boarder i could cycle a nice decent to Pljevlja. Because of the many farming there are not a lot of trees here. This was a nice variety after the forests in Bosnia and Hercegovina.
The climatic conditions are very pleasantly here. I tried to sleep always somewhere on a pass crossing. On the third day i entered the Tara Canyon. 10 years ago i cruised the Tara river by canoe. It is 82 kilometers (51 miles) long and is 1,300 meters (4,300 feet) at its deepest, making it the deepest river canyon in Europe. The canyon is protected as a part of Durmitor National Park and is a tentative UNESCO World Heritage Site.
I visited the next beauty in nature on the same day. The Biogradska gora National Park is located 10 kilometres from Mojkovac. There’s a campfield at the beautiful lake and many mosquitoes. I liked this place so much, that i decided to stay here for the next 3 days. One of the unique features of the park is its virgin forest, Biogradska Gora (16 km²) with trees over five hundred years old.
After this recreation i continued my journey on the fourth day through the park. The most parts were not possible to cycle for me. Mostly i had to push my bike. But therefore i was rewarded with a fantastic view. What else do you want?
The roads in Montenegro are similar as in Bosnia. It’s not a pleasure to cycle on the main roads. That’s why i decided to use the byways.
The nature in Montenegro is unique. Unfortunately many peoples emigrate every year to other countrys because they have nothing to eat. Politically Montenegro is located at the very beginning. I hope they can preserve their natural beauties.