Our Slovenia, Croatia and Italy is a brand new holiday. It includes all new hotels as well as GPX routes. You will visit Slovenian Alps, Croatian coast as well as the Italian Dolomites. It combines three great destinations all in one fantastic journey.
Ride as fast as you wish. However, know that there is no need to hurry on this motorcycle tour. This is a holiday of fascinating cultural and historical contrasts. It is shaped up by Germanic, Roman, Venetian as well as Slavonic. And lately also Austro Hungarian and Italian influences. Slovenia, Croatia and Italy are truly memorable tours.
Slovenia – ‘The hidden jewel of Europe’
Slow down and take time. Marvel at tranquil mountain meadows and white water rivers as well as traditional alpine villages.
The Julian Alps, renowned for their rugged beauty. It forms an astonishing backdrop to the family run hotel. Which is a long term RideWithUs partner. It is located near the shores of crystal clear Lake Bohinj. From here you’ll be able to take a short ride to Lake Bled. While here you can also have a slice of the famous cream cake. Visit the clifftop Blejski Grad castle. Or take a stroll along the spectacular Vintgar Gorge as well.
Also worth mentioning the hotel owner is a passionate chocolatier. She is also the one who runs a small shop. It offers a range of homemade sweet treats.
From Slovenia your journey continues towards Croatia. The tour itinerary will allow you to ride some beautiful quiet biking routes. It gives you enough time to visit the famous tourist attractions. These include Postojna caves as well as nearby Predjama Castle.
Croatia – ‘the land of thousand islands’
Resist the urge to twist the throttle. Let the beauty of Croatia unfold in front of your eyes. Make your descent towards the Adriatic coast last longer.
Istria has fascinating culture as well as history. It is full of dramatic contrasts. They are shaped by many other cultures. The Roman Empire and Venetian merchants. Genovese pirates as well as Austro Hungarian rule. Italian cuisine and welcoming hospitality also have a strong influence. It all adds to distinctive flavour to the Adriatic coast.
This part of Croatia is home to numerous tourist attractions. They can be easily included in your chosen day rides. You will stay in the historic town of Porec. The town is well known for the beautiful Basilica of Euphrasius. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well. Then just further down the coast there is Rovinj. It is the most famous citadel town in Istria. It also makes a perfect place for lunch and an ice cream.
From here with an easy ride you can reach Pula. Which is famous for its numerous historic monuments. The ruins date from Roman as well as Illyrian times. The best known tourist attraction in Pula is the Roman amphitheatre. It is definitely worth seeing.
With the Adriatic Sea on your doorstep seafood might feature prominently on your menu. The quality and freshness of seafood in Istria is top notch. The dishes usually include crab claws, calamari, octopus as well as sardines. Daily catch usually provides a great selection. The best are various grilled fish platters.
Dolomites – ‘the pink mountains’
Pause to admire the dramatic views of the rugged Dolomites peaks, glacial lakes as well as expansive green valleys.
The Dolomites are the most beautiful part of all the alpine regions. The jagged snow capped peaks, hidden meadows as well as dark green forests fill the views in any direction. With its challenging mountain passes the Dolomites present themselves as a great motorcycling destination.
On this part of the tour you will enjoy the welcoming mountain hospitality. Take in the luxury surroundings of the beautiful 4-star hotel. You will also ride some of the most challenging and exhilarating mountain passes. One of our day ride suggestions includes the famous Sella Ronda route. It takes you over four mountain passes. They include Passo di Campolongo, Passo di Gardena, Passo di Sella as well as Passo Pordoi.
While here try to spare a bit of time and take a cable car from the Passo Pordoi. From the mountain top you can enjoy the most stunning views of the Dolomites. Also often referred to as the Pink Mountains.
We hope you have a great holiday in Slovenia, Croatia and Italy.
To extend this trip please have a look at Grand European and/or Adriatic Coast tour.
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