From the rafting camp, passing the border crossing Ščepan polje, we leave for Montenegro. The road that leads past Foča to the border crossing is not in the best condition, but definitely not dangerous, as many people say on the Internet. The road leading through the Piva canyon is narrow, winding, embedded in rocks, and on several sections the road runs through the dark tunnels. Piva canyon and Piva lake is really amazing.
Drive through the canyon Piva
Drive through the Piva Canyon is something special. The Piva river is located in the north-western part of Montenegro, at the foot of Mount Visoka and Maglic and the Durmitor mountain massif. The Piva lake is made artificial due to the hydroelectric power plant, and the dam is with its 220 meters high, one of the largest in Europe. The lake is 45 km long and in some places deep 200 meters. The Piva river is very clean and suitable for drinking. It also applies to the largest drinking water container in the world. The most interesting part of the canyon starts from the dam, where the river continues its course against the outflow into the Tara. This part of the canyon is completely unchanged.
Before the impoundment of the Piva, on its embankment stood the monastery of Piva, which had to be relocated due to the construction of the hydroelectric power plant. The monastery was disassambled stone by stone and moved to a new location in the village of Goransko (Plužine). It has 1260 m2 of interesting frescoes from 1605.
At the turn for the Trso, we went over the Sedlo Pass (1907 m) towards Žabljak. The panoramic road across the Durmitor National Park is a real eye catcher.