Ride as fast as you wish, but know that there is no need to hurry on this fantastic motorcycle tour. This is a holiday of fascinating cultural and historical contrasts shaped up by Germanic, Roman, Venetian, Italian, Austro-Hungarian and Slavonic influences.
Slovenia – ‘The hidden jewel of Europe’
Slow down and take time to marvel at tranquil mountain meadows, white water rivers and traditional alpine villages.
The Julian Alps, renowned for their rugged beauty, form an astonishing backdrop to the family-run hotel and long term RideWithUs partner. It is located in a pretty alpine village near the shores of crystal-clear Lake Bohinj. From here you’ll be able to take a short ride to Lake Bled and perhaps have a slice of the famous cream cake, visit the Blejski Grad castle or take a stroll along the spectacular Vintgar Gorge.
Also worth mentioning the hotel owner is a passionate chocolatier who runs a small shop offering a range of homemade sweet treats.
Continuing your journey towards Croatia your tour itinerary will allow you to ride some beautiful quiet biking routes giving you enough time to visit the world-famous Postojina caves and nearby Predjama Castle.
Croatia – ‘the land of thousand islands’
Resist the urge to twist the throttle and let the beauty of Croatia unfold in front of your eyes as you descend towards Adriatic coast.
Istrian peninsula of Croatia island of fascinating culture, history and dramatic contrasts shaped by the Roman Empire, Venetian merchants, Genovese pirates, Austro-Hungarian rule, Italian gastronomy and the famous Mediterranean warm hospitality.
This part of Croatia is home to numerous tourist attractions which can be easily included into your chosen day rides. The historic town of Porec, which is also your base, is known for the beautiful Basilica of Euphrasius, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then just further down the coast, there is the citadel town of Rovinj making it a perfect place for a spot of lunch and an ice cream. From here with an easy 30min ride you can reach Pula which is famous for its numerous historic monuments and ruins dating from Roman and Illyrian times. The best-known tourist attraction in Pula is the Roman amphitheatre which is definitely worth seeing.
With the Adriatic Sea on your ‘doorstep’ no wonder that seafood might feature prominently on your chosen menu. The quality and freshness of seafood in Istria is top-notch and in our own experience the best dishes usually include crab claws, calamari, octopus, sardines and various grilled fish mix.
Dolomites – ‘the pink mountains’
Pause to admire the dramatic views of the rugged Dolomites peaks, crystal clear waters of glacial lakes and expansive green valleys.
Many would agree that the Dolomites are the most beautiful part of all the alpine regions. With their jagged snow-capped peaks, hidden meadows, dark green forests and challenging mountain passes the Dolomites present themselves as a great motorcycling destination.
On this part of the tour, you will enjoy the welcoming hospitality and luxury surroundings of the beautiful 4-star hotel and ride some of the most challenging and exhilarating mountain passes in the Dolomites. One of our day ride suggestions includes the famous Sella Ronda route that takes you over four mountain passes – Passo di Campolongo, Passo di Gardena, Passo di Sella and Passo Pordoi. While here try to spare a bit of time and take a cable car from the Passo Pordoi to the mountain top and enjoy the most stunning views of the Dolomites or also often referred to as the Pink Mountains.