Montenegro Bicycle Touring Maps

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This post is a resource for planning bicycle touring in Montenegro. As a resource it has a lot of information and will be growing for some time. In addition to a country map that will be updated often, there are more detailed track maps below with a color-coded ranking and other info to help you plan your next tour. In the future we will be delivering this content in different ways which will update on this post. Inter-Balkan routes will be accessible through the bicycle touring the Balkans page. Our plan is to make .gpx data available for downloading to your GPS for all routes that we make available in the future.

We have more big plans for how to make info resources available to help our current and future bike touring friends. Thanks in advance for anything you can do to help us with information, ideas, feedback, encouragement, and getting the word out to others. We look forward to seeing and meeting you out there on the roads enjoying the beauty and hospitality that is the Balkans.

Montenegro bicycle touring map – countrywide

Bicycle touring map for Montenegro - meanderbug

Montenegro is one of the prettiest countries in the world. It is the most bio-diverse country in Europe. If you like mountains of various shapes and sizes, coastlines with vastly different beaches, icy-cold, crystal-clear rivers at the bottom of multiple world-class canyons, and both freshwater and saltwater fjords, then you’re probably going to like touring in this little country. The beauty along with a hospitable people and Mediterranean climate are all on the plus side.

One challenge that all of the mountains and canyons necessitate is creativity when constructing roads. Because of the logistical challenges, many of the roads are narrow and windy. We take all of this into consideration below in our ranking system.

Bicycle Touring Tracks – Montenegro

Each track has a green, yellow, or red color coding. This coding is relative to other track possibilities in the surrounding area. Green will represent what we find and learn from others that are the safest options. Yellow has some type of challenge(s) that are manageable, but worthy of extra attention. Red tracks are not safe for cyclists to pass.

ROUTEendpoints (color coded)

Distance; Ascent/descent total; min/max elevation; x/5 photo ranking.

MNE1

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MNE1 (8 maps) – Kolasin – Podgorica

Kolasin - Podgorica bicycle touring map 1 of 8

Kolasin - Podgorica bike touring map 2 of 8

Kolasin - Podgorica bike touring map 3 of 8

Kolasin - Podgorica bike touring map 4 of 8

Kolasin - Podgorica bike touring map 5 of 8

 

 

 

 

Kolasin - Podgorica bike touring map 6 of 8
Kolasin - Podgorica bike touring map 7 of 8

Kolasin - Podgorica bike touring map 8 of 8

MNE2 (4 maps) – Cetinje – Podgorica

31 km; 182/781 m; 33/671 m.; 3/5.
Mountainous terrain with climbs and scenic nature. Roads are narrow with traffic. Not a good place for a two-wheeled trailer.
Highlights include:   *Lookout over Podgorica   *  Crnojevica River  * Mountains   * Wine region including Drušići

Cetinje - Podgorica bicycle touring map (1 of 4) Cetinje - Podgorica bike touring map (2 of 4) Cetinje - Pogorica touring map (3 of 4) Cetinje - Podgorica cycle touring map (4 of 4)

 

MNE3 (3 maps) – Budva – Cetinje

28 km; 885/296 m; 52/883 m.; 4/5.
Mountainous terrain with lots of climbs and gorgeous nature. Most of the track has a 3rd passing lane for vehicles allowing more room for all to maneuver.
Highlights include:  *Crnojevica River   * Mountains   * Kosmać Fortress   * View of the Adriatic.

Budva - Cetinje bicycle touring map (1 of 3)

Budva - Cetinje bicycle touring map (2 of 3)

Budva - Cetinje bicycle touring map (3 of 3)

 

MNE6 – Budva – Kotor junction (2 maps)

20.2 km; 170/195 m; 11/105 m.; 3/5.
Mountainous terrain with lots of climbs and gorgeous nature. Most of the track has a 3rd passing lane for vehicles allowing more room for all to maneuver.
Highlights include:  * Coastal town of Budva   * Mountains   * View of the Adriatic

Budva - Tivat bicycle touring map (1 of 2)

Budva - Tivat bicycle touring maps (2 of 2)

MNE7 – Kotor – Tivat

High traffic 4 km tunnel makes this unpassable on bicycle. Alternate routes include around the Boka Bay and over Mt. Lovcen.

Kotor - Tivat - Montenegro bicycle touring tracks

MNE9 – Kotor – Perast

13.7 km; 81/95 m; 9/59 m.; 5/5.
Coastal road along the Boka Bay. Congested in summer, but manageable year round.
Highlights include:  * Kotor   * Boka Bay   * Perast

Kotor - Perast, Montenegro bicycle touring map

 

MNE10 – Kotor – Lovcen National Park

22.9 km; 950/32 m; 5/942 m.; 5/5.
Steep climb or big drop. Either way, lots of world class beauty to take in from the saddle.  Narrow lanes with lots of switchbacks. Traffic is not real heavy and usually moves slow.
Highlights include:  * Kotor mountain road   * Mountains   * Boka Bay

Kotor - Lovcen bicycle touring map

 

MNE11 (2 maps) – Cetinje – Lovčen National Park

20.8 km; 272/522 m; 687/1112 m.; 4/5.
Mountainous terrain with lots of climbs and gorgeous nature. Most of the track has a 3rd passing lane for vehicles allowing more room for all to maneuver.
Highlights include:  *Crnojevica River   * Mountains   * Kosmać Fortress   * View of the Adriatic.

Cetinje - Lovcen bicycle touring map (1 of 2) Cetinje - Lovcen touring map (2 of 2)

 

MNE12 – Cetinje, Montenegro

2.9 km; 18/55 m; 630/690 m.; 3/5.
Passing through the former capital of Montenegro.
Highlights include:  * Former capital   * Lovčen National Park 

Cetinje bicycle touring map

 

MNE13 – Bar, Montenegro

City of Bar, Montenegro bike touring map

 

MNE14 (2 maps) – Podgorica – airport

Podgorica to airport bicycle touring map (2 of 2)

Podgorica - TGD airport bicycle touring map

MNE15 – south of Podgorica airport bypass

South of Podgorica airport bike touring track

 

MNE16 (2 maps) – Podgorica bypass – Virpazar

15.6 km; 42/16 m; 13/42 m.; 4/5.
Flat terrain with scenic nature. Roads are reasonable width with traffic.
Highlights include:  * Skadar Lake   * Mountains  * Quiet town of Virpazar on the lake

TGD airport to Virpazar bicycle touring map (1 of 2)

Podgorica airport to Virpazar bike touring map (2 of 2)

 

MNE17 (2 maps) – bypass to Sutomore

Toll road with 4.1 km tunnel with moderate traffic is unpassable on bicycle. Alternate routes are Virpazar to Old Bar or toll road junction to Petrovac.

Sutomore bypass - bike touring map 1 of 2

Sutomore bypass track map 2 of 2

 

MNE19 (3 maps) – Bar – Virpazar

32.2 km; 960/1025 m; -3/774 m.; 4/5.
Old road now used very little by cars. Some gravel, large potholes, and street washouts along the way but passable and in use for bike touring. Proceed with caution.
Highlights include:   * Adriatic   * Mountains   * Quiet town of Virpazar   * Skadar Lake

Bar - Virpazar bicycle touring map (1 of 3) Bar to Virpazar bike touring map (2 of 3) Old Bar to Virpazar touring map (3 of 3)

 

MNE20 – Virpazar – tunnel junction

Virpazar - tunnel junction bicycle touring map

 

MNE21 (2 maps) – Budva – Petrovac

Budva - Petrovac bicycle touring map (1of 2)

Budva to Petrovac bicycle touring map (2 of 2)

 

MNE22 (3 maps) – Danilovgrad – Podgorica

18.7 km; 28/44 m; 30/65 m.; 3/5.
New road with light traffic. Nice views with insight into a previous time with country life and Danilovgrad’s rural feel.
Highlights include:   * Moraća River   * Mountains in distance   * Quiet town of Danilovgrad

Danilovgrad - Podgorica bicycle touring map (1 of 3)

 

 

Danilovgrad - Podorica bicycle touring map (2 of 3)

Danilovgrad - Podgorica bike touring map (3 of 3)

 

MNE23 (2 maps) – Danilovgrad – Ostrog Monastery

21.3 km; 824/146 m; 26/751 m.; 4/5.
A climb toward Ostrog with scenic nature. Roads narrow as you near Ostrog. Minimal traffic.
Highlights include:  * Quaint town of Danilovgrad   * Mountains   * Zeta Valley   * Ostrog Monastery 

Danilovgrad - Ostrog bicycle touring map (1 of 2)

Danilovgrad - Ostrog bike touring map (2 of 2)

 

MNE24 – Nikšić highway – Ostrog Monastery

8.7 km; 32/249 m; 413/644 m.; 3/5.
Connects the Podgorica-Nikšić highway with Ostrog.
Highlights include:  * Zeta Valley   * Ostrog Monastery  * Homemade items for sale (e.g. juice, wine, honey, rakija)

Niksic highway - Ostrog bicycle touring map

 

MNE25 (4 maps) – Nikšič Highway to Podgorica

36.5 km; 68/46 m total; 34/426 m elevation; 3/5 photo ranking.

Riding on reasonably flat terrain with the Zeta valley on one side and mountain ridge line across from it. Yellow status because this road receives more traffic than newer road on the opposite side of the valley.

Highlights include:  * mountains and sweeping valleys   * Ostrog monastery in the distance

Niksic hwy to Podgorica (1 of 4) Niksic hwy to Podgorica bicycle touring map (2 of 4) Ostrog turn off to Podgorica bicycle touring map (3 of 4) Niksic hwy to Podgorica bike touring map (4 of 4)

 

MNE26 (3 maps) – Bar – Ulcinj

25.4 km; 367/340 m total; -23/163 m elevation; 4/5 photo ranking.

A gorgeous track that undulates fairly gradually along the way. Mountains on one side, seawater on the other with many hundreds of years old olive trees on the southern portion. Traffic is heavy during summer season but manageable year-round.

Highlights include:  * Adriatic   * Mountains   * Amazing olive trees

Bar - Ulcinj bicycle touring map (1 of 3)

Bar - Ulcinj bike touring map (2 of 3)

Bar - Ulcinj, Montenegro cycling map (3 of 3)

 

MNE27 (2 maps) – Bar – Petrovac

Petrovac to Bar bicycle touring map

Petrovac to Bar bicycle touring map 2

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4 comments

  1. Karen

    Is there any way to get a hard copy of this map series. It is GREAT!

  2. Thanks Karen for your encouragement! We have lots more bike touring map info coming soon. We’re working on delivery tools right now to reduce our workload and increase user interface possibilities. We are looking at having this info out sometime in the next 3 months. Sorry we can’t be more specific than that, but we still have some data collection and processing to finish as well as delivery issues to work out.

  3. Interesting and informative article!

    By any chance, would you know of any special bike tours around the area? I’ve heard about guided bike tours that plan stopovers in the best restaurants or drinking places. Would there be a bike tour of the sort in Montenegro?

    Cheers!

    1. Leander – there are day tours with different agencies. These are either MTB or road riding. Many of these will include a stopover somewhere for food and/or drinks. We’ll be bringing more info on things like this to the site very soon. As for multi-day rides, I’m not aware of any of those yet. We’ll keep talking with others and learning and share what we find.

      Let us know more specifics when you are ready and we’ll see if we can help you find a match.

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