Concession Agreement for the Implementation of the Kotor-Lovćen Cable Car Project

The Concession Agreement for the implementation of the Kotor-Lovćen cable car project was concluded on December 15, 2021, between the Government of Montenegro and the consortium “Novi Volvox” d.o.o. and “Leitner” AG/SpA from Italy. The cable car opened for commercial operation on August 14, 2023, constructed in just over a year since the cornerstone was laid in July 2022.

The main goal of the project is to enhance tourism development in the southwestern part of Montenegro and attract tourists from coastal areas who currently do not visit Lovćen National Park. The project has already proven to have significant positive economic effects due to the high economic multipliers associated with the project, primarily through additional growth in tourism and economic activity. Additionally, new commercial activities have developed, and employment opportunities for the local population have increased.

The cable car route starts from Dub, located in the Kotor municipality, and leads to the Kuk site on Mount Lovćen, at an altitude of 1,348 meters. The projected capacity is 48 gondolas, capable of transporting 1,200 passengers per hour, with a travel time from Dub station to Kuk station of just under 11 minutes.

The complete construction, procurement, and installation of the new “Kotor-Lovćen” cable car equipment on the Dub-Kuk section is defined by the Special Purpose Spatial Plan for “Lovćen National Park” and implemented in accordance with the provisions of the Concession Agreement.

The installation of the new Dub-Kuk gondola consists of the following facilities:

  • Lower station with a passenger approach platform – Dub, return station
  • Upper station at the top with a passenger approach platform – Kuk, main drive station
  • Building at the departure station with a control room and accompanying facilities – Dub
  • Building at the arrival station with a control room and accompanying facilities – Kuk
  • Gondola garage located at the departure station Dub

The Dub station is built on two levels, while the Kuk station has one level with the following facilities:

  • Montenegrin Village
    The reconstruction of existing structures in the vicinity of the concession area has begun, transforming existing structures into attractions that will be interesting to cable car visitors – Montenegrin Museum, traditional estate, restaurant, etc.
  • Alpine Coaster – Bob
  • A rail bob coaster has been put into operation.
  • Bicycle Rental
  • The cable car offers bicycle rental and servicing services intended for cable car visitors and other interested clients.
  • Amphitheater
  • Cable car visitors can also enjoy various events in the open-air amphitheater with a beautiful view of the Bay of Kotor.
  • Fresh Juice Sale
  • Cable car visitors have the opportunity to purchase natural juices from fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Hiking Trails
    2.5 km of hiking trails within the concession area have been renovated, which visitors can use and enjoy the beautiful views of both the mountains and the sea.