Moraca Canyon Road- One of the Most Dangerous Drives

Facts

Location: Montenegro

Length: 72 km

Width: 5 m, 2 lanes

Surface: asphalt

Surface quality (out of 10): 7

Highest point:  975 m

Operating times: throughout the year

via E65/E80

Route: from Podgorica to Kolasin

Moraca Canyon road

Moraca Canyon Road Description

The Moraca Canyon is a spectacular place for a drive. It’s unique and one of the most dangerous roads in the world. Thrill seekers will find what they’re looking for by driving this road.

The river that created this canyon originates in the northern part of Montenegro, under Rzača mountain and it flows southwards. It has a length of 113 km and empties into Skadar Lake. The canyon also separates Moračke range from the Sinjajevina range. This part of the canyon including our recommended route is called “Platije”.

The flow of this river has created a spectacular canyon and a road featuring many cliff-side bends, turns and tunnels that will entertain you every step of the way. This road connects Podgorica and Kolasin, and it’s a unique place that will leave you speechless. The highway is built along the edge of the tight gorges.

As previously mentioned, the Moraca Canyon road traverses the canyon. Along the way, you will find plenty cliff-side bends, switchbacks, tunnels and it’s hazardous. Even though the surface of the road is asphalted, the road is in bad condition.

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There are barriers along the edge, but they offer little protections. You will have to pay attention when driving because the cliffs are steep. Nonetheless, driving this road offers a one of a kind experience. You will enjoy every tight turn, as well as the amazing landscape that follows you when driving in the area.

The contrast between the steep cliffs and the green river and the peaks of Bjelasica will add more beauty and excitement when taking this trip.

The Moraca Canyon road is open most time of the year. It can be closed when there is abundant snowfall of rockslides.
This part of Montenegro offers drivers the chance to have an enjoyable and exciting drive in one of the most beautiful river canyons in the country.

Moraca Canyon

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