The Cable Car Kotor-Lovćen, a paramount endeavor in recent Montenegrin history, has opened its doors for commercial rides. Operating daily from 9 AM to 9 PM, it welcomed none other than the unparalleled tennis maestro, Novak Djokovic, as one of its inaugural riders.
Djokovic, taking to his Instagram, shared snapshots from the cable car and penned the poetic line, “Nowhere is the sky as azure as above Montenegro.”
The cable car’s route commences at Duba, nestled within the Kotor Municipality, and ascends to the Kuk site on the Lovćen mountain, perched at 1,350 meters above sea level.
The projected capacity boasts 48 gondolas, ferrying 1.2 thousand passengers per hour, with a swift travel time of just under 11 minutes from the Dub station to the Kuk station.
The venture was executed by the consortium of Novi Volvoks – Lajtner, based on a concession agreement signed in December 2021.
Montenegro’s Prime Minister, Dritan Abazović, proclaimed the cable car as the pinnacle promotional feat in the nation’s history. On Facebook, he stated that within a year, a project that had been on the horizon for decades had come to fruition.
“Anyone who journeys on the cable car to Lovćen and beholds the enchanting Bay of Kotor will forever carry Montenegro in their heart! Enjoy,” Abazović concluded.
Photo: Kotor Cable car