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ABOUT ACCOMMODATION FAQ GALLERY LINKS Follow our tours on FaceBook - no membership required The Balkans  Croatia - Bosnia - Slovenia Saturday 26th August - Friday 8th September 2017 Tour 717

DURATION

Saturday 26th August - Friday 8th September 2017

13 Nights - 14 Days


INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

Euro Tunnel Outbound & Return

13 Nights en-suite accommodation at 3 & 4 star hotels

All breakfasts included with accommodation

6 Evening Meals

Detailed Route Plans and Maps

Comprehensive tour manual

GPS coordinates (Garmin Mapsource file)

Detailed Daily itinerary

Postojna Cave Admission

Hotel Parking

Guided and supported by Tom & Susan


MILEAGE

Daily 130 – 390

Total 2900 (not including ride outs)


NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

Fuel

Toll charges & Vignettes

Admission charges other than specified

Meals other than specified

Drinks

Insurance

Bike Hire


HIGHLIGHTS

B500 – Black Forest

Great Dolomite Road

Passo Fedaia - Pian di Sottaguda

Postojna Caves - Plitvice National Park

Sarajevo - Mostar Old Bridge

Dubrovnik

Lake Bohinj - Triglav National Park

Grossglockner Pass

Gerlosstraase

Tour Details

With a unique mix of soaring Alpine peaks, Adriatic coastlines and diverse Eastern cultures this tour has all the ingredients for an unforgettable motorcycling adventure.


Join us as we journey to some of the most fascinating and exciting regions in Europe.






























Two Persons  

One Bike

Double Room

£1078 PP

One Person

One Bike

Single Room

£1480

One Person

One Bike

Shared Room

 £1166 PP

Tour Price

Tour prices are per person

Deposit: £95.00 per person

Day one: Our tour starts as you board the early morning euro tunnel crossing and join the French motorway system. No motorcyclist likes travelling in this way but in order to cover the distance to the Balkan states unfortunately there is no alternative but to use the motorway system for some of the journey.


Travelling as a larger group for long distances on the motorway can be tiring and frustrating. Therefore for the first day we request that everyone either travels alone or within smaller groups. By travelling in this way everyone should be able to pass more quickly through the various toll booths, fill with fuel only when needed and take breaks at their own convenience. Located just a few minutes from the motorway our 3 star family run hotel is the perfect place to unwind after your first day.


Note: Your tour guides, Tom & Susan, will be taking the Hull – Zeebrugge crossing the night before the tour and meeting the group at the hotel on the first night. If you would prefer to take this crossing rather than the Eurotunnel then please contact us for pricing.

Day five: Today is an official rest day enabling you to explore this unique area. Plitvice National Park is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest in Croatia. The park is world famous for its lakes of which there are currently 16 which can be seen from the surface. The area is interconnected by paths and walkways allowing you to explore the whole area on foot.


Day six: Today’s destination is the Bosnian city of Sarajevo. In the 1990s Sarajevo was on the edge of annihilation but today it is a vibrant, lively and friendly city. Sarajevo is one of the most historically interesting and varied cities in Europe. It is a place where the people of the Roman Catholic west, Eastern Orthodox east and the Ottoman south, met, lived and warred. It has been an example of historical turbulence and the clash of civilizations, as well as a beacon of hope for peace and tolerance. Today, the city has physically recovered from most of the war damage caused by the Yugoslav Wars and ranks as one of the safest in South Eastern Europe. Our hotel is located in the old town making it ideally located to explore this most fascinating of cities.

Day eight: Dubrovnik is one of the world’s most magnificent walled cities. Fondly known as the ‘the pearl of the Adriatic’, the streets of this Unesco world heritage site are filled with café and shops, spectacular churches, monasteries and museums. Today is an official rest day enabling you to explore this remarkable medieval city.


Day nine: The Croatian coastline has been written about many times and I am sure that you will not be disappointed as today we experience breathtaking views along the Mediterranean Coast. Backed by high mountains and with hundreds of offshore islands the rugged Dalmatian coast is one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe. As we continue our journey north we pass the town of Split before arriving at our next overnight stop in the small coastal town of Vodice.


Day ten: A long day today as we first head through the Velebit Mountains and cross into Slovenia via the Lahinja Regional Park. We pass the capital Ljubljana and see the mountains of the Triglav National Park start to rise in the distance. The road becomes increasingly interesting as we approach our hotel which is located in the heart of the Julian Alps close to the banks of Lake Bled. The hotel’s hilltop location offers beautiful panoramic views over the lake, Bled Castle, Bled Island and the mountainous surroundings.


Day eleven: We cross into Austria today via the famous Grossglockner pass which at 3,798 metres is not only the highest mountain in Austria but also counts among the highest peaks in the Alps. We take a short diversion along the way to view the Edelweiss Peak or ‘bikers point’ which at a height of 2,571 meters gives unparalleled views of the surrounding mountains. The Grossglockner does charge quite a hefty toll but I am sure after riding this pass you will not regret one single euro. We are on our way to Zell am See which is located in one of the most beautiful parks of the whole world - the Hohe Tauern National Park.

Day fourteen: Following an early breakfast we head through rural Luxembourg and Belgium eventually joining the motorway system which takes us directly to the Euro Tunnel and back to Folkestone.


This tour would be most suited to experienced riders who are used to covering distance over winding and mountainous terrain. Some of the days will be quite long but you will be rewarded with the memories of an absolutely brilliant adventure.

Day twelve: We now leave the mountains behind but not before we have ridden one more excellent Austria pass. Climbing to a height of 1,630 metres the Gerlosstraase is a real roller coaster of a road and with the spectacular Krimml Waterfalls en-route this is one road not to miss. We continue past beautiful mountain lakes and the along the Achen Pass into Germany.  The riding becomes less challenging as we now enter the Linderhof national park and take the Ochsensitz Pass which follows the River Isar along the valley floor.


Day thirteen: The great roads are far from over as we continue through the Pfalzer and Saar Hunsruck National Parks. These parks are probably one of Germany’s best kept secrets as the almost traffic free roads twist and turn through the forest and it is little wonder that this area is such a favourite with local bikers. A warm welcome awaits us as we arrive at our final hotel located in the picturesque Ruwer valley of Germany. Surrounded by vineyards and serving traditional home cooked food this is an excellent place to spend our last night together.

The Tour

Day three: Some great roads lie ahead of us today as we continue south along the Reschen pass. Passing Merano and Bolzano the Dolomites Mountains are our next destination. The scenery is absolutely stunning as we take the Great Dolomite Road before climbing the Passo Fedaia to the small village of Pian di Sottaguda where we stop and admire the extraordinary wrought iron sculptures. With the Dolomites still fresh in the memory we now head south for our next overnight stay in the town of Treviso.


Day four: With so much to fit in today we take an earlier breakfast and head out around the Gulf of Venice and enter Slovenia. Containing 20 kilometres of underground galleries, chambers and caverns our first destination today is the stunning caves at Postojna. We will take the cave train which allows you to admire the size and splendour of this unique underground world.


Following lunch we enter Croatia and cross the Risnjak National Park which is the most mountainous and heavily forested region of the country. Our hotel is just a few miles from Plitvice national park and its stunning lakes.

Day seven: Leaving Sarajevo we head south to visit the 16th century ottoman built bridge in the city of Mostar. The Old Bridge stood for 427 years, until it was destroyed in 1993 by Croat forces during the Croat–Bosnian War. Subsequently, a project was set in motion to reconstruct it, and the rebuilt bridge opened in 2004. One of the country's most recognisable landmarks, it is also considered one of the most exemplary pieces of Islamic architecture. Continuing south we head for our next destination, Dubrovnik.


Enjoying a fabulous beachfront location our hotel for the next two nights is the perfect place to relax and enjoy superb views of the stunning Adriatic coast.


Boasting both outdoor and indoor pools the hotel is located in a small picturesque town with numerous bars and restaurants and is just a short boat ride across the bay to Dubrovnik.

Day two: Free of the motorway system we cross the Rhine River and enter the Black Forest of Germany. Our route takes us down a section of the B500 which is probably one of the most famous biking roads in Europe.


Leaving the forest behind the alpine peaks now beckon and we enter Austria via the 5 mile long Pfänder Tunnel and the Arlbergpass. Our hotel for the evening is a traditional four star hotel surrounded by the Lechtal Alps and features an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam bath and relaxation area.

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