The best way to do this trip is with your own car. If you drive a motor home or a trailer, you will sometimes not feel very comfortable (see warning).
I do not believe there is any public transportation along the Skadar lake but if there was any that would not be very convenient, as you cannot stop when you like to have a look at the landscape.
That would also make a superb bicycle trip if you are conveniently trained (that climbs and go down). You should then either avoid the hottest periods of the year or at least or avoid the hottest period of the day.
You might also consider walking from Vladimir to Virpazar as both places have busses. That will make 50 km , which is feasible, given that the temperature is not too high !
This is my Home. I am from Livari. If you are traveling from Ostros thru Livari to Virpazar, I suggest stop by Serb: Livari / Albanian: Ljare (2 Catholic Churches) or Serb: Tejani / Albanian: Fthani (2 Muslim Mosques).. My Advice is stop by these villages meet the people they are very friendly and i think you will enjoy the old homes built by...more
The road that goes from Vladimir to Ostros, Livari and Virpazar is a mountain road that clings closely to the steep mountainside and winds all the time, thus, do not expect an average speed higher than 20 km/h, 25 km/h to the utmost ! The landscape is great, which means that you are high on the slopes of the Rumija range. If you suffer from...more
On the side of the road, in the middle of nowhere, a road sign warns "Beware, school !". However, these two guys seem to run in such a hurry that they cannot possibly run to school but out of school. I feel the sign suggests better playing hooky, what is called in French "école buissonnière" ("bush school") ! Actually, there was a tiny school, which did not look to be used anymore. When it was used, I wonder from where did the children come as the nearest hamlet is several kilometers away !
We are now close to the end of the lake and to Virpazar. A long bridge crosses Skadarsko Jezero. It holds both the road from Virpazar to Podgorica, and the railway Bar, Petrovac, Virpazar, Podgorica. Both are a main connection between the coast and the capital. Though it is very important, the bridge is not impressive : it runs, low over the water,...more
The road from Vladimir, climbs on the steep slopes of the Rumija range. The village on the right might be Sukobin, 2-3 km from the Albanian border. If you enlarge the picture, you will see in the background a lake. It is most likely to be Šasko Jezero (Sasko Lake, see separate page)more