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  • Itinerary 2018
  • 2019
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  • What's Included?
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Take two weeks and you can visit three of the nations that were part of the former Yugoslavia: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia. Still relatively un-explored this quiet corner of Europe so recently ravaged by civil war is now a peaceful and beautiful area. Italy is a beautiful country, sitting on the Mediterranean, but every year tens of thousands of Italians go to Croatia for their holiday. After this tour you will understand exactly why they do.

Three days riding through France, Belgium and Italy is just the appetiser. But don't dismiss these days. A night in the Aredennes, riding through the Vosge Mountains, winding over the Grimsell, Furka and San Gottard Passes in the Alps are all packed into the first few days. A blast across Northern Italy takes you to Ancona and your overnight Ferry to Split.

An early morning arrival in Split with a night here means you have the whole day free to wander the old town and to explore the UNESCO listed heart of this exuberant Dalmatian city. Original built in the 4C Diocletian's Palace was the retirement home for the Roman Emperor of the same name. From Split you ride the famous Croatian Coast Road to Dubrovnik. You have two nights in the city that dates back to the Roman times. The city wall was largely rebuilt in the 1600's after an earthquake. You can walk the walls and the labyrinth of narrow streets of this UNESCO listed old town which are lined with bars and cafes. Alternatively ride the cable car for incredible views of this walled city and then have lunch in the harbour - Dubrovnik is enchanting.

From Dubrovnik you ride inland across the border to Sarajevo. A city besieged for three years, reminders of the the 1990's conflict are all around. Sarajevo is another two night stop so you should take the chance to explore the Barscarsija Bazaar and maybe take a mini-bus tour to the key sites of the Siege of Sarajevo and to the tunnel that was the life line of the city. We have arranged a walking tour of the centre with our local guide who as a 7 to 11 year old boy was trapped here through the siege. But Sarajevo's history dates back thousands of years - it has been a pivotal point in much of European history. From Sarajevo you are heading back to Croatia, via the iconic and rebuilt Mostar Bridge, regarded as the spiritual as well as actual meeting place of Catholic, Jewish and Muslim cultures.

Enjoy the incredible ride from the mountains heading down to Markarska on the Adriatic coast. Makarska is built around a deep sheltered bay, and backed by the dramatic rocky heights of Mount Biokovo. A traditional holiday resort town we are staying in the bay a short walk from many excellent restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy dinner as the sun sets over the Adriatic.

Crossing the border you are once again riding through the Dianaric Alps and then through The Plitvice Lakes and Durmitor National National Parks staying off the newly built motorways and sticking to the twisties when ever possible. Your last ride in Bosnia and Herzegovina is over the Kupress Pass before crossing back to Croatia for a night spent in the Plitvice Lakes National Park. An early start will give you the chance to walk trough the park for an hour or two before we head for Slovenia. Lake Bled nestling in the Julian Alps is a haven for tourists and rowers as the surrounding mountains keep the lake calm and ideal for water sports and visitors alike.

Leaving Slovenia your ride is far from over, You will ride through the southern Alps and the Tyrol and over the famous Grossglockner Pass before spending a night in Bavaria and one on the shores of Lake Titisee. Then through the southern reaches of the Black Forest before the Vosges Mountains and on to Reims in the Champagne Region of France for your farewell dinner.

  • The breath-taking Dalmation Coastline
  • The Old Town of Sarajevo, where east and west meet with churches, mosques and synagogues
  • A day to explore the UNESCO listed Complex of Split
  • Two nights in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Dubrovnik
  • Ride the Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Ride the Durmitor National Park
  • Guided walking Tour of Sarajevo
  • Relax at the seaside in Markraska
  • Ride the Grimsell, Furka, San Gotthard and Grossglockner Passes
  • Routes through the Tyrol, The Alps and the Vosges Mountains
  • The winding quiet roads of Croatia
  • Bavarian Hospitality in Garmisch Partenkirchen
Date Day Location Mileage About the day
08 September 2018 Saturday Alle Sur Semois 200 Euro Tunnel crossing from UK and a your first day riding into the Ardennes for the welcome dinner
 
09 September 2018 Sunday Mulhouse 265 From the Ardennes it is almost due south to the Col du Bonhomme in the Vosge mountains and Mulhouse
 
10 September 2018 Monday Varese 235 Over the Alps riding the Grimsell, Furka and San Gotthard Passes on the way to Varese in the Italian Lakes
 
11 September 2018 Tuesday Ancona for overnight ferry 305 A motorway blast across Italy, with the chance to stop Valentino Rossi's home village, but don't be late as the ferry waits for no man (or woman)
 
12 September 2018 Wednesday Split 5 An early arrival means a short ride to our hotel close to the old town and the chance to explore Split and Diocletian's Palace
 
13 September 2018 Thursday Dubrovnik 140 An easy and lovely day down the coast road hugging the Adriatic to Dubrovnik, leaving time to visit the old town or ride the cable car
 
14 September 2018 Friday Dubrovnik 0 You have a day off to explore the marvels of this UNESCO listed city and maybe have dinner in the harbour
 
15 September 2018 Saturday Sarajevo 160 Across the border on quiet roads through the beautiful Sutjeska National Park to the iconic city of Sarajevo
 
16 September 2018 Sunday Sarajevo 0 Time to explore, head for the Barscarsija Bazar the Ottoman centre of trade in the city or take a tour of the Siege sites
 
17 September 2018 Monday Markraska 150 A great days riding through the Dianaric Alps to the coast via the iconic Bridge of Mostar
 
18 September 2018 Tuesday Plitvice Lakes National Park 250 Another great riding day as you head over the Kupress Pass and past the Piva Waterfalls en route to the National Park
 
19 September 2018 Wednesday Bled 200 Rise early for a walk in the park before a great days ride to Lake Bled on the borders of the Triglav National Park, using the motorway to circumvent Ljubljana
 
20 September 2018 Thursday Garmisch Partnkirchen 270 A big day heading through the Tyrol and into Bavaria you do not take the direct route, but enjoy some Alpine passes including the Grossglockner
 
21 September 2018 Friday Titisee 190 From the Alps you skirt the Black Forest, ride along the shore of Lake Constance and on to the lakeside town of Titisee
 
22 September 2018 Saturday Reims 260 More time riding the Vosge en route to your final night and farewell dinner in the heart of the Champagne Region
 
23 September 2018 Sunday Home 190 You still have some miles to do before an afternoon Eurotunnel crossing back to the UK and home
Date Day Location Mileage About the day
07 September 2019 Saturday Alle Sur Semois 220 Euro Tunnel crossing from UK and a your first day riding into the Ardennes for the welcome dinner
 
08 September 2019 Sunday Mulhouse 200 From the Ardennes it is almost due south to the Col du Bonhomme in the Vosge mountains and Mulhouse
 
09 September 2019 Monday Varese 240 Over the Alps riding the Grimsell, Furka and San Gotthard Passes on the way to Varese in the Italian Lakes
 
10 September 2019 Tuesday Ancona for overnight ferry 275 A motorway blast across Italy, with the chance to stop Valentino Rossi's home village, but don't be late as the ferry waits for no man (or woman)
 
11 September 2019 Wednesday Split 100 An early arrival in Zadar means a short ride to our hotel close to the old town and the chance to explore Split and Diocletian's Palace
 
12 September 2019 Thursday Dubrovnik 140 An easy and lovely day down the coast road hugging the Adriatic to Dubrovnik, leaving time to visit the old town or ride the cable car
 
13 September 2019 Friday Dubrovnik 0 You have a day off to explore the marvels of this UNESCO listed city and maybe have dinner in the harbour
 
14 September 2019 Saturday Sarajevo 160 Across the border on quiet roads through the beautiful Sutjeska National Park to the iconic city of Sarajevo
 
15 September 2019 Sunday Sarajevo 0 Time to explore, head for the Barscarsija Bazar the Ottoman centre of trade in the city or take a tour of the Siege sites
 
16 September 2019 Monday Markraska 150 A great days riding through the Dianaric Alps to the coast via the iconic Bridge of Mostar
 
17 September 2019 Tuesday Plitvice Lakes National Park 250 Another great riding day as you head over the Kupress Pass and past the Piva Waterfalls en route to the National Park
 
18 September 2019 Wednesday Bled 200 Rise early for a walk in the park before a great days ride to Lake Bled on the borders of the Triglav National Park, using the motorway to circumvent Ljubljana
 
19 September 2019 Thursday Garmisch Partnkirchen 270 A big day heading through the Tyrol and into Bavaria you do not take the direct route, but enjoy some Alpine passes including the Grossglockner
 
20 September 2019 Friday Titisee 190 From the Alps you skirt the Black Forest, ride along the shore of Lake Constance and on to the lakeside town of Titisee
 
21 September 2019 Saturday Reims 260 More time riding the Vosge en route to your final night and farewell dinner in the heart of the Champagne Region
 
22 September 2019 Sunday Home 190 You still have some miles to do before an afternoon Eurotunnel crossing back to the UK and home

Whats Included?

  • Pre tour pack including tour information, Michelin maps, route notes and GPS routes in Garmin/BMW format
  • Electronic copy of the World of BMW Touring Essentials Book
  • All accommodation as listed in the itinerary in 3 or 4 star hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Welcome and farewell dinners (excludes beverages)
  • Dinner one one night in Sarajevo and the Plitvice Lakes National Park (excludes beverages)
  • Motorrad Tours Tour Leader throughout the Tour
  • Eurotunnel crossing from the UK to France and back
  • Overnight ferry from Ancona Italy to Split Croatia in an inside cabin
  • Dubrovnik Pass giving access to busses, the walls, museums etc
  • Guided walking Tour of Sarajevo
  • Commemorative Polo Shirt for all riders and passengers
  • Expert advice and support throughout
  • The protection of booking with a fully bonded tour operator

 

Whats Not Included? 

  • Fuel
  • Lunches
  • Dinners other than those listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Vignettes and road tolls
  • Anything not listed as included

PLEASE NOTE:  You will require a Green Card from your insurance company (normally free of charge) to cross the border into Bosnia Herzegovina. You will also require a Vignette for Switzerland and Slovenia. Currently the Swiss Vignette is €33 and Slovenia is €7.50. Vignettes can be purchased in advance from www.tolltickets.com as well as other suppliers. The Grossglockner High Alpine road is also a toll road and is currently €24.

Motorrad Tours welcome all makes and models of bike on tour. We also have a range of BMW bikes that you can hire. All our hire bikes for Classic and European Explorer Tours are current model BMW's complete with ABS, Heated Grips, Panniers, Top Box, Tank Bag, Inner bags for all boxes and a pre programmed BMW Navigator GPS included.

Tour Prices in GB£ Solo Rider
   Shared Room   
                              
Solo Rider
Single Room
                              
Rider and
Passenger *
                              
  Riding Your Own Motorcycle                                           £2,795 £3,595 £4,395
  Including an F700GS or F800GT Hire Bike £4,395 £5,195 £5,995
  Including an R1200GS, R1200RS or R1200RT Hire Bike   £4,695 £5,495 £6,295
  Including an awesome new S1000XR Hire Bike           £4,795 £5,595 £6,395

* Rider and Passenger price is for both people, not per person.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are booking with a hire bike we include two additional nights accommodation at the start of your tour. Please ensure you arrive two days prior to the official start date. This allows you to have a nights rest before picking up your hire bike. You can then familiarise yourself with the bike prior to taking a half day pre tour ride with your Tour Leader. This way you are prepared and ready to enjoy your tour from day one, not spending the first days distracted fiddling with the bike.

PLEASE NOTE: If hiring a bike for this tour the only insurance cover available for the days while riding in Bosnia and Herzegovina is Third Party Only. For the rest of the tour you are covered with a Comprehensive Policy.

 

Motorrad Tours welcome all makes and models of bike on tour. We also have a range of BMW bikes that you can hire. All our hire bikes for Classic and European Explorer Tours are current model BMW's complete with ABS, Heated Grips, Panniers, Top Box, Tank Bag, Inner bags for all boxes and a pre programmed BMW Navigator GPS included.

Tour Prices in €uro Solo Rider
   Shared Room   
                              
Solo Rider
Single Room
                              
Rider and
Passenger *
                              
  Riding Your Own Motorcycle                                           €2,995 €3,895 €4,795
  Including an F700GS or F800GT Hire Bike €4,795 €5,695 €6,595
  Including an R1200GS, R1200RS or R1200RT Hire Bike   €5,095 €5,995 €6,895
  Including an awesome new S1000XR Hire Bike           €5,195 €6,095 €6,995

* Rider and Passenger price is for both people, not per person.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are booking with a hire bike we include two additional nights accommodation at the start of your tour. Please ensure you arrive two days prior to the official start date. This allows you to have a nights rest before picking up your hire bike. You can then familiarise yourself with the bike prior to taking a half day pre tour ride with your Tour Leader. This way you are prepared and ready to enjoy your tour from day one, not spending the first days distracted fiddling with the bike.

PLEASE NOTE: If hiring a bike for this tour the only insurance cover available for the days while riding in Bosnia and Herzegovina is Third Party Only. For the rest of the tour you are covered with a Comprehensive Policy.

US$ OR EURO PAYMENTS:  Currently our website will only take your 10% deposit payment in GB£ and your credit card company will convert this to your home currency. However your balance payment can be made in either US$ or Euro, directly by bank transfer with no currency conversion. Your balance payment will be 90% of the US$ or Euro Price shown.

Motorrad Tours welcome all makes and models of bike on tour. We also have a range of BMW bikes that you can hire. All our hire bikes for Classic and European Explorer Tours are current model BMW's complete with ABS, Heated Grips, Panniers, Top Box, Tank Bag, Inner bags for all boxes and a pre programmed BMW Navigator GPS included.

Tour Prices in US$ Solo Rider
   Shared Room   
                              
Solo Rider
Single Room
                              
Rider and
Passenger *
                              
  Including an F700GS or F800GT Hire Bike $5,695 $6,795 $7,795
  Including an R1200GS, R1200RS or R1200RT Hire Bike   $6,095 $7,195 $8,195
  Including an awesome new S1000XR Hire Bike           $6,195 $7,295 $8,295

* Rider and Passenger price is for both people, not per person.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are booking with a hire bike we include two additional nights accommodation at the start of your tour. Please ensure you arrive two days prior to the official start date. This allows you to have a nights rest before picking up your hire bike. You can then familiarise yourself with the bike prior to taking a half day pre tour ride with your Tour Leader. This way you are prepared and ready to enjoy your tour from day one, not spending the first days distracted fiddling with the bike.

PLEASE NOTE: If hiring a bike for this tour the only insurance cover available for the days while riding in Bosnia and Herzegovina is Third Party Only. For the rest of the tour you are covered with a Comprehensive Policy.

US$ OR EURO PAYMENTS:  Currently our website will only take your 10% deposit payment in GB£ and your credit card company will convert this to your home currency. However your balance payment can be made in either US$ or Euro, directly by bank transfer with no currency conversion. Your balance payment will be 90% of the US$ or Euro Price shown.