Slovenia, Croatia and Dolomites Self Guided Tour

Where you choose the date and set the pace

Tour Information

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.

Tour Itinerary

DayEventApprox Daily Mileage
Day 1

Crossing from Folkestone to Calais
Combination of motorway and non-motorway roads to Luxembourg
Evening meal arranged in the hotel

245
Day 2

Start towards Black Forest. Germany
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads
Evening meal arranged in the hotel

245
Day 3

Start towards Tyrol, Austria
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads
Evening meal arranged in the hotel

227
Day 4

Start towards Bohinj, Slovenia
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads
Evening meal arranged in the hotel

137
Day 5

Free days
Optional visit to local tourist attractions
Evening meals arranged in the hotel

100
Day 6

Start towards Porec, Croatia
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads
Evening meal arranged in the hotel

200
Day 7

Free days
Optional visit to local tourist attractions
Evening meals arranged in the hotel

100-150
Day 8

Start towards Dolomites, Italy
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads
Evening meal arranged in the hotel

240
Day 9

Free days
Optional ride out around the famous mountain passes
Evening meals arranged in the hotel

100-150
Day 10

Start towards St Moritz, Switzerlans
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads
Evening meal arranged in the hotel

240
Day 11

Start towards Black Forest region, Germany
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads
Evening meal arranged in the hotel

200
Day 12

Start towards Champagne region of France
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads

250
Day 13

Start towards Calais
Crossing to Folkestone

280

Availability

  • Depart and return when it suits you

Tour Hightlights

  • 3*** and 4**** hotels
  • Gourmet evening meals
  • Lake Bled
  • Lake Bohinj
  • Postjina Caves
  • Predjama Castle
  • Roman amphitheatre in Pula
  • Historic town of Porec
  • Citadel town of Rovinj
  • Passo di Campolongo
  • Passo di Gardena
  • Passo di Sella
  • Passo Pordoi

Tour Pricing

  • Rider and pillion £1,445 pp
  • Solo rider sharing twin room £1,525 pp
  • Solo rider single room £1,845 pp

Price Includes

  • Return Eurotunnel crossing

  • 12 breakfasts

  • 12 evening meals

  • GPX routes

  • Trip check list

  • Daily itinerary

  • Suggested tourist attractions

  • Emergency services numbers

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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