Eastern Europe Guided Motorcycle Tour

Tour Information

This splendid Eastern Europe motorcycle tour is a safe adventure. It is also one of our most established tours. In order to maximise our time at destinations we’ll be using the overnight motorail services.

The following morning, after disembarking from the train we’ll continue our journey. We will ride across the Austrian Alps and arrive in Ljubljana. Weather permitting, the highlight of the day includes riding over the Gerlos and Grossglockner passes. And also, spot of lunch at the Krimml waterfalls.

The Slovenian capital city, with its Austro-Hungarian architecture, rich culture and traditional cuisine is second to none. The city also proudly wears a label of being the Greenest Capital in Europe.

Our day off here can be used to take a stroll to the town centre to visit some of its many tourist attractions. Also the ones who fancy riding can opt to go on a day trip. It will take us along the scenic routes of the surrounding picturesque countryside.

Next, with the beautiful Julian Alps mountain range behind us and river Sava as our guide we enter the Panonian Plains of Hungary. This is also our furthest and the most Eastern destination on this tour.

For lunch we shall stop at the medieval Sumeg castle. You will have a chance to taste goulash or paprikash. These are both excellent Hungarian specialties.

Our hotel is situated in the little spa resort on the shores of Lake Balaton. The lake is the largest mass of water in this part of Europe. Since the Roman times it has also been famous for its healing properties.

From Hungary we’ll cross into Croatia. Our route will take us to the Zagorje region of Croatia. Our base is another spa resort located in the forests of Zagorje hills. It is renowned as one of the best wine growing regions in Eastern Europe as well.

The next morning, we’ll follow winding roads through the undulating Zagorje Hills. It will take us towards the breathtaking Plitvice National Park.

After the tour of the lakes and lunch we will continue our journey across the rocky plateau. Surrounded by the rugged peaks of Velebit and Dinara mountains we will arrive at our hotel in a small fishing village in Sibenik area.

Regarding our day off here we have several options. We might decide to go on a boat trip to River Krka National Park. It is another example of Croatia’s many magnificent natural wonders. With its towering canyon cliffs, cascading waterfalls and lush woodlands it is an idyllic retreat for a day.

We might also opt to go for a ride further up the coastal road. Have a drink and explore some of the beautiful fishing villages and towns. These include Sibenik, Primosten as well as Trogir. And finally if we take a fancy we might just find a nice spot on the beach and do nothing.

As we move on we will join the famous Adriatic coast road. It is a true rollercoaster and certainly one of the best biking roads in Europe. There are many small towns and villages along the route. They all offer a great choice of traditional restaurants and fishing taverns. So we shall take our time and enjoy it.

Our final destination in Croatia is the coastal resort of Porec. On our day off we can visit the remains of the Roman amphitheatre in Pula, the old town of Rovinj, Hum (the smallest city in Europe numbering only seventeen residents) and the medieval hilltop town of Groznjani which is also an artist colony.

Our holiday might be coming to the end but it is not completely finished yet. We still have one more day of riding some fantastic roads back to Triglav National Park in Slovenia. Here we shall lodge in a comfortable hotel in a beautiful ski resort of Kranjska Gora. And from there, on our way back to Innsbruck our route will take us across the stunning Italian Dolomites. It is a great end to a great Eastern Europe guided motorcycle tour.

 

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Tour Itinerary

DayEventApprox Daily Mileage
Day 1

Morning crossing from Folkestone to Calais.
Ride to Dusseldorf for an overnight train to Innsbruck.
Evening meal to be arranged individually

250
Day 2

Morning arrival to Innsbruck.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads to Ljubljana, Slovenia. Evening meal with the group in the hotel

240
Day 3

Day off.
Optional ride and visit to the local tourist attractions.
Evening meal with the group in the hotel

150
Day 4

Ride to Balatonfured, Hungary.
Evening meal with the group in the hotel

250
Day 5

Ride to Tuhelj, Croatia.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.
Evening meal with the group in the hotel

150
Day 6

Ride to Sibenik, Croatia.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.
Visit to Plitvice NP.
Evening meal with the group in the hotel

230
Day 7

Day off.
Optional ride or boat trip to Krka National Park.
Evening meal with the group in the hotel

80
Day 8

Ride to Porec, Croatia.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.
Evening meal with the group in the hotel.

240
Day 9

Day off.
Organised visit to the local tourist attractions.
Evening meal with the group in the hotel.

100
Day 10

Ride to Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.
Evening meal with the group in the hotel.

180
Day 11

Ride to Innsbruck, Austria for an overnight train to Dusseldorf.
Evening meal to be arranged individually

240
Day 12

Morning arrival to Dusseldorf.
Ride to Calais for an afternoon crossing to Folkestone

250

Availability

  • Available: 25/05/2020 to 05/06/2020

Tour Hightlights

  • Plitvice National Park
  • Dinner at a medieval castle in Croatia
  • Adriatic coastal road
  • Historic Austro-Hungarian town in Serbia
  • Lake Balaton
  • Hungarian medieval castle
  • Triglav National Park
  • Lake Bled
  • Lake Bohinj
  • Krka National Park
  • Pula amphitheatre
  • Rovinj old town
  • Return overnight Motorail service
  • 3*** and 4**** hotels with leisure facilities

Tour Pricing

  • Rider and pilion £1,695 pp
  • Solo rider sharing twin room £1,795 pp
  • Solo rider single room £1,995 pp

Price Includes

  • Return Eurotunnel crossing

  • Return Motorrail service (the accommodation is in double cabins, sorry no single cabin use)

  • 9 nights b&b accommodation

  • 9 evening meals

  • GPX routes

  • Turn by turn guiding

  • Services of the guides that speak all the local languages and are familiar with the local customs

Price Excludes

  • Petrol

  • Hotel parking

  • Motorway tolls

  • Admission charges

  • Meals other that those specified

Pre-Trip Checklist

  • Make sure the tyres on your bike are going to last the duration of a trip.
  • Make sure that the bike is serviced for the duration of a trip.
  • Puncture repair kit recommended.
  • A good bike chain is also highly recommended.
  • Chain lubricant.
  • Spare bike keys.
  • Spare battery for the alarm fob (if you have an alarm).
  • Spare bulbs (in some countries required by law).
  • Spare fuses (in some countries required by law).
  • Spare spark plugs (in some countries required by law).
  • Some tools.
  • Some extra bike security device (padlock and chain, disc lock).
  • Torch.
  • Valid passport.
  • Valid riding licence.
  • European breakdown cover recommended.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Green card for European travel.
  • Check if your bike insurance covers (Green Card) all the countries will be passing through (e.g. Eastern Europe).
  • Copy of bike insurance policy.
  • Registration document.
  • E111 obtained from the Post Office (this guarantees you equivalent NHS treatment in EC countries only).
  • High viz vest/jacket.
  • Breathalizer.
  • Waterproofs.
  • Spare set of gloves.
  • Enough clothes to last you for a trip.
  • Some swimming gear.
  • Some casual clothes.
  • Some local currency.
  • A major credit card recommended.
  • Mini first aid kit (in some countries required by law).
  • Some basic pain killers and prescription drugs.
  • Note with your driving licence of any allergies in Latin.
  • Pack everything into plastic bags before putting it into the panniers.

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