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The 6th day of our travel to Albania was a busy piece of trip and ended our transit along Croatia! From the Neretva River wetlands and trough Dubrovnik, we moved to ex-military base at Prevlaka peninsula, right at the Montenegro border, along the way paying a visit to less touristy, but still worth seeing spots – the town that stinks, the bay, where hotels are dead and the southernmost Croatia fort.

The Raba olive grove base camp

We woke up early to the sound of some bird scuffling angrily in the olive trees’ leaves. The sky was still gray with no trace of sun, so even the grove colors were faded.

The olive grove at camping near Croatian Raba spot
Good morning!
The olive grove at camping near Croatian Raba spot
Good morning!

When we were pitching up our tent in the dusk the day before, I wasn’t so sure if we are invisible to the outsiders passing by the road from Raba to the Slivno Ravno. After all, the trees didn’t grow densely, bark-to-bark. But now, in the daylight, we could plainly see that, although the olives were planted sparsely, each next row of trees was filling in the space left by the previous one. So we were actually nicely covered from the unwanted public by a nice green wall.

The olive grove at camping near Croatian Raba
Our cagily hidden tent
The olive grove at camping near Croatian Raba
Our cagily hidden tent
Africa Twin with luggage
Still sleepy Africa
Africa Twin with luggage
Still sleepy Africa

However, we wanted to spare ourselves some morning adventures, because we’d got enough morning adventure dose the day before (✌ ゚ ∀ ゚)☞ So we didn’t hesitate with packing.

Snail in the tent
Tent intruder
Snail in the tent
Tent intruder

Packing procedure is rather dull, but I discovered some weird flowers…

Tons of snails sitting on the grass and resembling flowers
What a nice looking…
Tons of snails sitting on the grass and resembling flowers
What a nice looking…
Tons of snails sitting on the grass and resembling flowers
Oh.
Tons of snails sitting on the grass and resembling flowers
Oh.

When the sun stuck out its nose above the horizon, we were ready to leave.

Africa Twin in the olive grove in Croatia
Ready for a ride! \(• ◡ •)/
Africa Twin in the olive grove in Croatia
Ready for a ride! \(• ◡ •)/

Tough, only now the grove was getting more interesting as the light started to play in leaves and the colors flared up.

Africa Twin in the olive grove in Croatia
Only last inspections!
Africa Twin in the olive grove in Croatia
Only last inspections!

So our emergency wild camping wasn’t so bad after all. It has its charms and got us covered well.

Riding the motorcycle in the olive grove
But let’s move on!
Riding the motorcycle in the olive grove
But let’s move on!

Seeking the hidden fortress around the Kuti Lake

When we returned to the Adriatic Highway from our unnamed road, we were only 16km from the Bosnia and Herzegovina border crossing in Neum. But we decided on one more adventure before!

unnamed road to the olive grove between Raba and Slivno Ravno
The unnamed road to the olive grove
unnamed road to the olive grove between Raba and Slivno Ravno
The unnamed road to the olive grove
Adriatic Highway near Raba
Back on the Adriatic Highway track
Adriatic Highway near Raba
Back on the Adriatic Highway track

We were about to find the Smrdan Grad – a 17th century fortress build upon the ruins of an older, medieval keep.

The fortress lies above the Klek town, so we rode down the Adriatic Highway, almost to the Croatia and Bosnia border crossing.

Adriatic Highway near Klek
The sea is back!
Adriatic Highway near Klek
The sea is back!

This was maybe about 13 km from our olive grove base camp. Although, the way that branches from the Adriatic Highway to the Smrdan Grad is quite inconspicuous, so we missed it at first and had to turn back. But eventually we got it right ;)

Turn to Smrden Grad from the Adriatic Highway
There it is!
Turn to Smrden Grad from the Adriatic Highway
There it is!

And we were quite surprised! We were expecting just a nice fortress sightseeing. And what we got a twisty road climbing up the hills with an amazing view on the sea  behind our backs!

Adriatic Sea seen from the road leading to Zavala from the Adriatic Highway
Woah
Adriatic Sea seen from the road leading to Zavala from the Adriatic Highway
Woah

Did I said it was a surprise? This was a double surprise, actually. Because it even looked like, besides us, no one was tempted to try this route… Like… What?! (ʘ‿ʘ)

If you think that, oh, the road must have been full of holes like a Swiss cheese, then not at all! Of course, it wasn’t so nice and smooth as the Adriatic Highway surface, but really decent. No need for the 4×4 tanks :)

Road to Zavala and Kuti Lake
Just easy riding with awesome views
Road to Zavala and Kuti Lake
Just easy riding with awesome views

However, before we found the right road branch that led us to the Smrdan Grad, we got lost a little in the net of local roads with our GPS, which was so besotted with the heat, that it stopped functioning  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

But it turned out for our good. We stumbled upon the Kuti Lake (ʘ‿ʘ)

Africa Twin at the Kuti Lake, Croatia
Aren’t those plains looking strange, stretching right at the mountains’ feet?
Africa Twin at the Kuti Lake, Croatia
Aren’t those plains looking strange, stretching right at the mountains’ feet?

Though, maybe saying that we stumbled upon it isn’t quite accurate phrase. The lake is big if you check the map! But this awesomeness wasn’t in our trip plan ;)

I’ve read that during the summer the lake dries out a little. But still… what a view!

The Kuti Lake, Croatia
Watercourses flowing into the Kuti Lake seemed a little dried out
The Kuti Lake, Croatia
Watercourses flowing into the Kuti Lake seemed a little dried out

I wondered if there are some field crops down there, but I later learnt that people used to cultivate land here some time ago, but now the Kuti Lake is more of a local attraction for tourists… which we have not seen.

The Kuti Lake seen from the roadbetween Zavala and border between Croatia and Bosnia
Meet the Kuti Lake ᕕ(•ᗜ•)ᕗ
The Kuti Lake seen from the roadbetween Zavala and border between Croatia and Bosnia
Meet the Kuti Lake ᕕ(•ᗜ•)ᕗ

The views were so unexpectedly enjoyable that we rode this little unnamed road up to the border crossing.

Road between Zavala and border crossing between Croatia and Bosnia
The around the Kuti Lake trip ended here
Road between Zavala and border crossing between Croatia and Bosnia
The around the Kuti Lake trip ended here

Just then we turned back for another round of ride around the Kuti Lake and for further seeking the Smrdan Grad,because it became obvious we missed a turn and have to look around more carefully to find it.

Road from Croatia and Bosnia border crossing to Zavala around the Kuti Lake
Heading back
Road from Croatia and Bosnia border crossing to Zavala around the Kuti Lake
Heading back

The right turn was just near Zavala.

Road to the Smrden Grad
Quite inconspicuous road
Road to the Smrden Grad
Quite inconspicuous road
Road to the Smrden Grad
But let’s go up
Road to the Smrden Grad
But let’s go up

At first the road was okayish. But then it got us some gravel and sand. Maybe the 4×4 tank wouldn’t be necessary again, but the cars with a specially low clearance might have a hard time.

Road to Smrdan Grad
Ah, some gravel! Finally!
Road to Smrdan Grad
Ah, some gravel! Finally!

Our little offroad route was making the bike’s back wheel happily slipping every dozen meters when moving forward,  so I did hide the camera, expecting some closer contact with the ground. And, unfortunately, this is the reason we don’t have much photos from this part of our road.

Africa Twin Parked at the Smrdan Grad
But we made it!
Africa Twin Parked at the Smrdan Grad
But we made it!

The Stinky Town – Smrdan Grad

We found the Smrdan Grad desolated.

Entrance to the Smrden Grad fortress
Entrance
Entrance to the Smrden Grad fortress
Entrance

No tourists were here either. We had the whole courtyard for ourselves ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Maybe the hour was still too early (around 9 AM?), although, the ruins didn’t look much like someone tends to them and there weren’t any traces of human beings etc., so I belief it isn’t much popular spot.

The Smrden Grad fortress
The trees eat away the fortress walls
The Smrden Grad fortress
The trees eat away the fortress walls

You have only around 30 minutes of driving to Dubrovnik from here, so I guess most of the people are more keen on seeing some of the Game of Thrones scenes background, then visiting a place, which is literally called a Stinky Town (ʘ‿ʘ)

Smrdan Grad courtyard
Some of the ruins are even more damaged
Smrdan Grad courtyard
Some of the ruins are even more damaged

Although, it’s not that something really extremely stinks there testing your strength limit, actually ;)

The legend says that the fortress was occupied by the Turks for some time. But then the locals recaptured it and when the Turks attempted to take over the fortress again, the things came to a really bloody fight, where about 60 Croatians were defending the place against 6000 enemies. In the result there were so many unburied dead, that the stink of rotting bodies gave the name to this fortifications  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The Smrdan Grad lookout point on the Adriatic Sea
This path seems to lead to something interesting…
The Smrdan Grad lookout point on the Adriatic Sea
This path seems to lead to something interesting…

We didn’t know if there’s something special to look for around the fortress, so we just kept exploring the terrain on our own. The abandoned and forgotten walls, of course, can’t compete with the better preserved historical monuments of Dubrovnik. But this place definitely has its own unique atmosphere – a strange, mysterious aura, which is hard to put into the words. Moreover, apart from that, it is also not out of nice views on the Adriatic Sea!

Lookout point from the Smrdan Grad on the Klek city
… A dead end. But at least with a nice view!
Lookout point from the Smrdan Grad on the Klek city
… A dead end. But at least with a nice view!

At first, during my terrain inspection, I met a dead end escarpment with not so wide view on the sea as for my liking. But a little more traversing along the cliff edge…

Smrdan Grad courtyard with old ruins
Let’s check it out!
Smrdan Grad courtyard with old ruins
Let’s check it out!

And here you have it!

Lookout point from the Smrdan Grad on the Klek city
Lookout point on the Klek city
Lookout point from the Smrdan Grad on the Klek city
Lookout point on the Klek city

A nice place to rest and have a breakfast. Though you might some company here… This time we were getting to know local arthropods (◉‿◉)

Croatian Cicada
Like fat cicadas… Howdy!
Croatian Cicada
Like fat cicadas… Howdy!
Croatian Cricket
Or giant crickets
Croatian Cricket
Or giant crickets

There was also a little temple with belfry, which looked better than the other fortification walls, but it was closed.

Temple at Smrdan Grad
Temple at Smrdan Grad
Temple at Smrdan Grad
Temple at Smrdan Grad

All in all, the Smrdan Grad is a really lovely place, to which you can easily drop by on your way to epic Dubrovnik. And another pros – if you’re less lazy than we, it can be also reached on feet by a picturesque trail ᕙ(◉‿◉)ᕗ

Wooden bench at tke lookout point on Klek
But we were only chillin’ (▰ᗜ▰)
Wooden bench at tke lookout point on Klek
But we were only chillin’ (▰ᗜ▰)

From Neum to Dubrovnik

From the Smrdan Grad we rode down to the border crossing in Klek.

From Smrdan Grad to border crossing in Klek
Again awesome views on the way down
From Smrdan Grad to border crossing in Klek
Again awesome views on the way down
From Smrdan Grad to border crossing in Klek
And more twisties!
From Smrdan Grad to border crossing in Klek
And more twisties!

There was a little queue at the crossing, but it was not so bad. We didn’t wait long.

Border crossing Klek and Neum
Waiting politely (ᴗ‸ᴗ)
Border crossing Klek and Neum
Waiting politely (ᴗ‸ᴗ)

We were in Neum maybe in half an hour.

Neum welcome sign
Hello, Neum
Neum welcome sign
Hello, Neum

It looked like Neum is also a nice beach resort, but we, being we, just payed the local bakery a visit and asked for a burek, of course :P

Eating local pastery in Neum bakery
This was not burek :( But it was good anyway :)
Eating local pastery in Neum bakery
This was not burek :( But it was good anyway :)

So our Neum sightseeing was short as we didn’t get our butts anywhere around. But anyway, I think Neum is best for those who seek more sunbathing or are after a cheaper holidays option, when they want to see Dubrovnik, Mostar and other attractions around.

Adriatic Highway in Neum
The street was busy and was getting jammed every few minutes
Adriatic Highway in Neum
The street was busy and was getting jammed every few minutes

After stop in Neum, we rode up straight to the next border crossing to get back to Croatia. From there we stuck to the road 8, of course, so we could keep an eye on the sea, which didn’t let us down, as again we could soak in some picturesque views.

Bistrina Bridge and oysters farms in the sea
The oysters farms seen from the Bistrina Bridge
Bistrina Bridge and oysters farms in the sea
The oysters farms seen from the Bistrina Bridge
Adriatic Highway between Doli and Banici
View on the Adriatic Sea between Doli and Banici
Adriatic Highway between Doli and Banici
View on the Adriatic Sea between Doli and Banici
Adriatic Highway between Doli and Banici
But not only the sea made the way rich in the vivid landscapes
Adriatic Highway between Doli and Banici
But not only the sea made the way rich in the vivid landscapes

Near Mali Zaton the coastline started to be more dappled with marinas filled with white ferries.

Mali Zaton bay coastline
Mali Zaton bay
Mali Zaton bay coastline
Mali Zaton bay

And as we were approaching Dubrovnik, the boats traffic was growing and the ferries themselves too.

Tudman Bridge seen from Lozica
Tudman Bridge seen from Lozica – suburb of Dubrovnik
Tudman Bridge seen from Lozica
Tudman Bridge seen from Lozica – suburb of Dubrovnik

We took our time to admire those monstrosities from a closer distance, when we decided to leave the Adriatic Highway and go beneath the Tudman’s bridge in hope to find a place, where we could jump into the water as we were tired with the heat.

Ships beneath the Tudman's Bridge
Huge piece of ship!
Ships beneath the Tudman's Bridge
Huge piece of ship!

There was no way to get wet safely, but it was cool anyway ;)

Ship seen from Adriatic Highway in Lozica
Another fatty
Ship seen from Adriatic Highway in Lozica
Another fatty

This is one of my favorite things in the Dubrovnik coastline. Without all those big, majestic ships cruising around, Dubrovnik would lost lots of its appeal.

Dubrovnik north bay
Dubrovnik north bay
Dubrovnik north bay
Dubrovnik north bay
Dubrovnik north bay
A little closeup
Dubrovnik north bay
A little closeup

However, this time we rejected the Dubrovnik’s advances. We’ve already visited the Croatia capital city 2 years ago, when we stayed there for 2 days of sightseeing. Dubrovnik is beautiful and also its neighborhood (like the Lokrum Island) is worth of anchoring there for few days.

Dubrovnik Old Town and Lokrum Island seen from the Adriatic Highway
Dubrovnik Old Town and Lokrum Island seen from the Adriatic Highway
Dubrovnik Old Town and Lokrum Island seen from the Adriatic Highway
Dubrovnik Old Town and Lokrum Island seen from the Adriatic Highway

But we were planning 2 more attractions away from Dubrovnik this day and we wanted to find more remote place to stay over the night. So we gave Dubrovnik a pass, hungry for new places and new views.

Ramp to Dubrovnik
Bye, bye, Dubrovnik
Ramp to Dubrovnik
Bye, bye, Dubrovnik

The abandoned hotels graveyard – Kupari Beach

Instead of roaming around Dubrovnik, we chose something for the entry level urban explorators ;) We rode the Adriatic Highway up to Kupari and its abandoned hotels complex, which is sometimes poetically called the bay of the dead hotels.

Adriatic Sea on the way to Dubac
More epic views on the way, of course ᕙ(^▾^)ᕗ
Adriatic Sea on the way to Dubac
More epic views on the way, of course ᕙ(^▾^)ᕗ

Back in the day luxurious hotels were the favorite rest site for the upper crust of Yugoslavia, especially officers, but sadly today they are the Yugoslavia’s civil war memento – their skeletons towering silently above the little sandy beach, where only few decide to bath in the perfectly azure water.

Africa Twin against the Pelegrin Hotel in Kupari
To bath or not to bath?
Africa Twin against the Pelegrin Hotel in Kupari
To bath or not to bath?

But although I’ve read in some sources that most of the people don’t have enough courage to rest there on the beach, because of the legends about dump squibs still lying there after the war, it’s not that the beach is completely empty.

Nevertheless, it’s not that it’s crowded by the people. The place gives up quite odd and uneasy vibe with this pristine-looking beach with crystal clear water contrasting with building noticeably pitted with bombs and bullets. Some don’t like it, some are fascinated…

Pelegrin Hotel Kupari beach
The Pelegrin Hotel
Pelegrin Hotel Kupari beach
The Pelegrin Hotel

We also seized the opportunity to cool off after boiling in suits. The water was so awesome that we got stuck in it for like 2 hours, before we moved on to check out the ruins of the Pelegrin Hotel.

The Pelegrin Hotel Kupari from inside
Let’s go explore
The Pelegrin Hotel Kupari from inside
Let’s go explore

The Pelegrin Hotel is one of the 7 hotels, which are part of the former Kupari resort, along with a camping and two residences. The oldest, Grand Hotel, was built just after the I World War, whereas the Pelegrin was brought to life in the 60s.

The Pelegrin Hotel Kupari inside
We’re in
The Pelegrin Hotel Kupari inside
We’re in

The luxurious splendor of the whole complex ended in 1991, when it was strafed by the Yugoslav People Army from the bay’s waters and taken over by the Serbs during the Croatian War of Independence.

Hotel Pelegrin Kupari
Some hall maybe
Hotel Pelegrin Kupari
Some hall maybe

After looting, the army burned down the hotels floor by floor. So no treasure finding here ;) Just lots of debris and broken glass (watch your feet! (づ☉.☉)づ)

What caught my attention also, were sometimes the drawings or inscriptions on the walls. Sometimes ironical, sometimes weird or creepy, sometimes contrasting with the place again, so giving this uneasy feeling…

There were sign that the stairs can fall apart, but we gave it a go to see the rooms and terrace.

Hotel Pelegrin Kupari room
The rooms mostly looked the same – full of debris and roofs tumbling down
Hotel Pelegrin Kupari room
The rooms mostly looked the same – full of debris and roofs tumbling down
Hotel Pelegrin Kupari room
View from one of the room’s window
Hotel Pelegrin Kupari room
View from one of the room’s window
Hotel Pelegrin Kupari terrace view
The terrace. I think my favorite in the exploration
Hotel Pelegrin Kupari terrace view
The terrace. I think my favorite in the exploration

As far as I’ve digged into information about the future fate of the resort, I found out that there are some investors, which declared to once again build up a very expensive, luxury hotels resort  around the beach in the place of the dead hotels, but… 4 years passed and nothing actually changed.

Hotel Pelegrin Kupari corridor
Another corridor I ventured
Hotel Pelegrin Kupari corridor
Another corridor I ventured

At all, the place can feel depressing and stir some uncomfortable emotions. But maybe it’s sometimes good to put oneself in such a place…

Hotel Pelegrin Kupari seen from the road
Riding further
Hotel Pelegrin Kupari seen from the road
Riding further

We ended our exploration in the Pelegrin Hotel, but as far as I know, you’re free to enter any of the hotels. At least for today. Maybe they will start rebuilding the resort someday?

The most Croatia ending end – Cape Oštro

From the Kupari beach we set our direction to Prevlaka (Croatian word for portage) – a small peninsula, which is the most southern and eastern point of Croatia.

Turn to Prevlaka from the Adriatic Highway
Leaving the Adriatic Highway for Prevlaka
Turn to Prevlaka from the Adriatic Highway
Leaving the Adriatic Highway for Prevlaka

Prevlaka has rather stormy history and witnessed lots of wars and battles since the XV century, because of its location as it was always a good point to control access to the Kotor Bay. Napoleon, Nazis, Yugoslav People Army… Prevlaka saw it all.

Where the Prevlaka narrows and connects to the Croatia mainland, you will find last groups of people, which are sunbathing at a little sandy beach near a small café. There is also marina from which you can observe the ship leaving the Kotor Bay.

Closed marina at Prevlaka
Where are you going?
Closed marina at Prevlaka
Where are you going?

Riding peninsula deeper, though, will leave you rather lonely. Apart from the Punta d’ Oštro fort, right at the Prevlaka tip, which was for the first time fortified in 15th century in the Bosnian Kingdom back then and which is still visited by some few tourists, despite the damages it is carrying since the II World War.

Riding to the Prevlaka tip
Riding to the Prevlaka tip
Riding to the Prevlaka tip
Riding to the Prevlaka tip

To get to the Oštro Fortress you just ride straight along the coast. The road surface is a nice asphalt. However, there is no entry point at the parking lot at the fort most bottom point.

Fort Oštro parking
Oops
Fort Oštro parking
Oops

As we were on the bike and it’s seemed like almost no one is around, we rode the bike up, although the road wasn’t so good here. It was steep and rather damaged.

Road to upper level of Fort Oštro
Road to upper level of Fort Oštro
Road to upper level of Fort Oštro
Road to upper level of Fort Oštro
Fort Oštro entrance at the upper level
And the walls seen from the upper level
Fort Oštro entrance at the upper level
And the walls seen from the upper level

Unfortunately, when we got at the top, the entrance was closed.

Fort Oštro entrance at the upper level
Entrance
Fort Oštro entrance at the upper level
Entrance

So we had to be a bit cunning to get inside… We entered by a little window on the entrance left side. Some cobblestones have been already lying beneath it as if someone used it to crawl inside before us. So why not? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

View from the Cape Ostro window at the Cape entrance
This is quite high…
View from the Cape Ostro window at the Cape entrance
This is quite high…
Inside Cape Oštro
But let’s check it out
Inside Cape Oštro
But let’s check it out

The building was, of course, neglected and devastated.

Inside Cape Oštro
Looked like someone lived here
Inside Cape Oštro
Looked like someone lived here

The coolest part, I think, was the side of the cape, which faces the sea.

Inside Punta d'Oštro
Crossing to the sea side of the Ostro Fortress and…
Inside Punta d'Oštro
Crossing to the sea side of the Ostro Fortress and…
Sea side of the Punta d'Ostro
What view!
Sea side of the Punta d'Ostro
What view!

The information sign says that the today’s form of the fortress originates from the 1850, actually, as it was fortified again by the Austria-Hungary  back then.

Sign in Cape Ostro
Let’s have a look on the information sign
Sign in Cape Ostro
Let’s have a look on the information sign

It’s a pity that it looks like no one wants to renovate this place.

Sea side of the Punta d'Ostro
You can look at the Montenegro coast…
Sea side of the Punta d'Ostro
You can look at the Montenegro coast…

Though, maybe it isn’t so surprising if you think that demilitarization of this territory ended just in 2002, when it was agreed to return it to Croatia.

Sea side of the Punta d'Ostro
And at the sea stretching out to the horizon
Sea side of the Punta d'Ostro
And at the sea stretching out to the horizon
Sea side of the Punta d'Ostro
Some climbing required…
Sea side of the Punta d'Ostro
Some climbing required…

While we were searching the fortress, the sun started to set behind the horizon. So it was time to find a place to rest and endure the night.

Camping at Prevlaka

I found it odd idea to camp at the cape, as it really close to the border and I expected to see some Croatian coast guards around.

Nevertheless, we decided to try and chose some route visible on the Google maps.

Unpaved road to the Prevlaka lighthouse
The road was off a bit
Unpaved road to the Prevlaka lighthouse
The road was off a bit

It lead us up and up, through the bushes and abandoned, devastated, creepy buildings growing out of nowhere on the path sides, which are leftovers of military architecture. Prevlaka was closed since 1955 for common people as the Yugoslav People Army have begun the installation of artillery there.

Barracks on the unpaved road to the Prevlaka lighthouse
Some representatives of the buildings I’m talking about
Barracks on the unpaved road to the Prevlaka lighthouse
Some representatives of the buildings I’m talking about

We looked inside those barracks, but found only debris and broken furniture.

What surprised us the most, really, was that at the end of our journey up the cape we found… a loudly working power generator.

Power generator for lighthouse at Prevlaka
Power generator in the middle of nowhere
Power generator for lighthouse at Prevlaka
Power generator in the middle of nowhere

This looked super weird. But as we checkout the little entrance just around the generator…

Prevlaka lighthouse
What’s in there?
Prevlaka lighthouse
What’s in there?

It turned out that the generator powers up the lighthouse. And, yep, no one was home. We suspect there were only some motion detectors and maybe once in a while someone drops by to check if everything is ok.

Prevlaka lighthouse
Just looking around
Prevlaka lighthouse
Just looking around

The views from around the lighthouse were awesome. Be it on the sea or on the Cape Ostro.

View on the Adriatic Sea from the lighthouse at Prevlaka
Aren’t they?
View on the Adriatic Sea from the lighthouse at Prevlaka
Aren’t they?

We also followed a small trail, past the lighthouse, passable only by feet I think, which leads to a lookout point on Fort Ostro, Fort Mamula on the little island and an incredible view on the Kotor Bay entrance.

View on Kotor Bay entrance from the lighthouse at Prevlaka
View on Kotor Bay entrance from the lighthouse
View on Kotor Bay entrance from the lighthouse at Prevlaka
View on Kotor Bay entrance from the lighthouse

Unfortunately, we didn’t make our camp there. The bike would be too far away from us and, of course, we would have to carry all our luggage with our own hands.
So we found some branch from the way we rode up to the lighthouse, somewhere between the barracks.

Turn to the camp at Prevlaka
A little steep
Turn to the camp at Prevlaka
A little steep

It doesn’t look like it, but the ramp was really steep, so sadly the pillion rider had to walk up on his own :P

But the spot was great. Specious and with marvelous sights all around – on the open sea on one side and the coastlines on the other!

Searching for Prevlaka camping
Our to-be-camping space
Searching for Prevlaka camping
Our to-be-camping space
Prevlaka bunker
We also had a company of some bunker
Prevlaka bunker
We also had a company of some bunker

There was also a bunker hidden there, but there was nothing there, besides some small lizard.

Although, I was a little worried with the place, because of the border proximity and the fact that those terrains were so neglected and desolated that could be visited by people, which you would rather not met at all. But the night went by peacefully.

Well, almost… No one disturbed us, but there was one strange thing. When we were just about to go to sleep, I heard this strange sound like someone is slowly creeping to our tent as warily to not make much noise as he can. Step… by… step… Only the rustling of dried out grass betrayed his position.

‘What is that?!’ And I heard that my sudden, loud springing to my feet made this special someone leap away instantly somewhere into the dense darkness.

The situation didn’t repeat after that, so otherwise our camp was a great spot. Though, I was really terribly frightened and I wonder up to this day… What was that?!

Though, at some point anyone, who camps, owns some creepy story to share. Do you have some? :)

Night view from the Prevlaka lighthouse
Good night!
Night view from the Prevlaka lighthouse
Good night!

The only major cons of this place, was that somehow, while we were sitting there, our phones connected to the Montenegrin BTS and mobile network, though we though we are quite away from the border ヽ( ͠°෴ °)ノ So better watch out for this!


Ride it too

Distance 154 km
Road surface Asphalt and gravel on special sections, like those leading to the Smrdan Grad and to the Cape Ostro
Difficulty Miniadventure

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