Herceg Novi – Orjen is with 1894 meters of altitude one of the most attractive and adventurous but not enough discovered mountains at coast of the Adriatic. That mountain region belongs to Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina but all mountain tops are in Montenegro. The highest are Zubacki kabao of 1894 of altitude and Subra – 1679 meters. Names of Orijen tops the most common speak on cruelty but also on unusual beauty of that mountain: Veliki vilenja, Vucji zub, of extremely white stones, Dobrosnica, Radostak, Kabao velika and Mala jastrebica. On other side are numerous gorges and caves speleological not enough explored although unusually interesting.
Orjen is famous for great quantity of fall and long lasting snow cover.
Crkvice with on average near 5000 mm a year is place with largest fall in Europe and snow of 30 cm lasts even 30 to 120 days in a year. Orjen snow that does not disappear even in the hottest summer days and ice were even before WWII brought from July to September in bags on horses to coast and sold to caterers.
At Orjen can be found numerous endemic plants, Orjen hudika, kuglasto devesilje, pregranati koromac and other.
Sometimes called also “Centennial border stone” Orjen is attractive and famous for material remains from the past, first of all Austro-Hungarian fortified buildings, roads and walking paths.
For all this mountain region of Orjen is over 170 years subject to scientific attention of domestic and foreign explorers.
Although in close back of sea coast where already for a century is developed tourism this mountain beauty remained out of attention of modern nomads. First of all “thanks to” local tourist workers but also to local authorities that did not for all these years succeeded to recognize how much tourist possibilities there are in valorization of natural values of Orjen. True rare enthusiasts and mountain lowers as recently late Rajko Prlainovic or Zeljko Starcevic try that numerous actions and incentives turn attention to this mountain.
The mountain is more familiar and interesting to foreigners then us – said member of Herceg Novi mountaineering association “Subra” Starcevic. He as an example states “Tourist boom of last 15 years, mountain bike tours through mountains.