When Njegoš was asked how long it takes to get from Kotor to Cetinje, he said: “It depends, a friend will arrive in six hours, and the enemy may never arrive.” Until the Berlin Congress, Montenegro did not have vehicular roads. King Nikola, as much as the state treasury allowed him, urged the construction of the road network. In 1902, the Spanish adventurer Prince of Bourbon, a herald of modern times and the bohemian lifestyle, was able to drive his car along the entire 193 km of built roads. He passed from Kotor to Cetinje and remained amazed by nature.
On the coast, which was ruled by Austro-Hungarian Empire, in order to protect the military port in Boka and strengthen the border with Montenegro, the empire started constructing a network of roads. Hundreds of kilometers of roads were built in a short time through inaccessible, arid rocks and mountain ranges, where until then, it was difficult to pass on foot or on horseback. In addition to the army, roads and fortresses were diligently built by workers from Boka. Due to better mobility of the army, this part of Krivošije was connected at the end of the 19th century with Risan and Herceg Novi, which was reached by rail in 1901, connecting it by land with the rest of Europe.