Shkodra in Podgorica

May 28, 2019

I extended my stay by a day at Lake Shkodra Resort, my luxury campsite, because the weather was too uncertain. It allowed me to take a little walk in the Albanian countryside when the clouds dissipated for a few hours. I made my way to the Mes Bridge, one of the longest built during the Ottoman occupation.

This morning I decided to leave, even though the weather forecast for Podgorica was bad. I met, by the slightest chance, a group of TDA Cycling cyclists who organize an expedition from Athens to Amsterdam! Maybe it's not quite a coincidence because I took inspiration from them to make my expedition… We don't follow the same route because they passed through the north-east of Greece. On the other hand, they also passed through Bérat and they also stop in Podgorica but only for lunch. They are 120 km today while I stop at 58, soaked like a duck. They continue towards Sarajevo while I will probably go towards the Adriatic coast.

The road to Podgorica was quite unpleasant, not only because of the rain but also because of the narrowness of the roadway, without a shoulder, and the large volume of cars not always courteous … Note on cycling culture, there does not seem to be any in Montenegro. In the capital, they have a network of bike paths on which I saw a bike in the space of 5 or 6 km! In northern Albania, there were more and more bikes and no bike paths… And now, the map of my route followed by my photos of the route in reverse chronological order.

Finally, some pictures of Podgorica and my meal tonight.