The highest railway bridge in Europe / Morača canyon

A whole new way to discover and enjoy Montenegro

The Belgrade-Bar railway line is one of the most spectacular railway lines in Europe. On a length of 455 kilometers, it leads through 254 tunnels and 435 bridges. At the station in a Bar we board the completely refurbished and air-conditioned train and drive along the coast to Sutomore. Passing the Skadar Lake, the largest lake in the Balkans, we go towards Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro.

Now the train winds the way along the river Morača and climbs continuously up (from 3 m above sea level in Bar to 103 0m above sea level in Kolašin). Here we cross the highest railway bridge in Europe, the "Mala Rijeka Viaduct" (500 meters long - 200 meters high).

The highest station of the route is Kolašin, a well-known health resort and winter sports center of Montenegro. There we leave the train and we go to the national park Biogradska Gora for lunch.

Now we go by bus through the Morača canyon, which we have recently seen even from the "bird's eye view" of the moving train. At the narrowest and lowest point you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view (photo stop).

On the way towards Podgorica, we visit the Morača monastery which was built in 1252. Then we pass the capital and the mountains and we go back to the coast.

Details about the trip

  • Dates: Weekly from April to October
  • Start: 8:15h from Utjeha
  • Duration: Full-day tour

Tito's "Blue Train"

"Plavi Voz" (blue train) is the name of the state train of the Yugoslav president Josip Broz Tito.

The train was used by Tito regularly since 1964 for state occasions at home and abroad. About 60 state guests were transported in Plavi voz as passengers, including Nicolae Ceauşescu, Muammar Gaddafi and Queen Elizabeth II. The train was also Tito's preferred travel agent to go to his residences.

The Plavi Voz was used until 1980. His last official state trip was in May 1980 when Tito's coffin was transferred from Ljubljana to Belgrade via Zagreb.

Since late 2009, a composition with a saloon car of the Plavi voz travels the Belgrade-Bar railway line daily.

So the odds are not bad to see one of these historic saloon cars during your trip!

The home-station of Plavi Voz was and is the train station Topčider in the celebrities district Dedinje, close to the former residence of Tito in Belgrade.

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