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11 DAY CROATIA & SLOVENIA ADRIATIC COAST GUIDED MOTORCYCLE TOUR
A stunning tour that takes you through some of the best locations and roads that Croatia and Slovenia have to offer. This tour includes Grossglockner Pass and Julian Pass as well as a rest day in Split
Croatia & Slovenia Motorcycle Tour is ideal for rider & pillions of all abilities. Join us on a ride through the Austrian Alps (including Grossglockner Pass), through Slovenia and along the Adriatic Coast through Croatia on this stunning tour, including a mini tour of the Dolomites in Italy on the way back home – just fabulous!
- Grossglockner Pass (Austria)
- Julian Pass (Slovenia)
- Split (Croatia – day off)
- Plitvice Lakes
- Postojna Cave
- Visovac Monastery
- Adriatic Coast (D8)
- Dolomite Mountains (Italy Alps)
And much more…
A wonderful tour full of fun and excitement and the opportunity to make new friends on this fully Escorted Croatia and Slovenia Motorcycle Tour that will take you on a journey through France into Germany, then through Austria and into Slovenia. The scenery in Slovenia from the moment we cross the abandoned border in the Julian Alps will be stunningly beautiful. Then we head for Croatia and spend a few days riding through the beautiful landscapes with a day off to explore Split or sit on the beach and put your feet up sipping Sangria!
I booked the trip to Slovenia & Croatia as it fitted in with my time scale of work & family commitments, it was advertised as an adventure trip, it was certainly that ! Craig (snips) our tour guide, what a top bloke, he kept his cool in all temperatures & inspired confidence in the whole group for the whole trip, due to his great knowledge & his organisation The route we covered was epic, the roads/ scenery/ stops / accommodation were all spot on. Very lucky to have found myself on the trip with 9 other great people that were all reading off the same page, it was a pleasure riding and socialising in such good company, i've not laughed so much in a long time ! It was asked at the time of arrival home what was the highlight of my trip.. There wasn't one, it was all fantastic ! would i do a tour with this company again? Now let me think.. I'd go again tomorrow ! 10/10 recommendation from me
Not long back from the 10 day Slovenia/Croatia tour and wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to Guided Motorbike Tours. To summarise:- Craig "Snips" Parsons (our Guide)..... top man! On duty looking after the 9 of us 24/7..... Knowledgeable on the areas visited, and ensured we had a great time both on and off the bikes. The organisation:- Each night we stayed in excellent accommodation, dinner reservations booked if required, all we had to do was turn up..... completely hassle free!. The Route: What can i say.... 3,000 miles.... France, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Italy...... awesome roads, amazing passes, stunning scenery, some challenging weather, but would I do it again..... Oh yes! We had numerous stops, but please be aware, this is a biking holiday, not a coach tour! The group..... a top bunch of guys (and girl!)..... These people and Snips made the tour for me...... thank you and I hope to ride with you all again! We were told this would be an "ADVENTURE TOUR" before we left..... it certainly was, with a capital A! Only do this tour if you want to experience the best roads, top hotels, fun and laughing until our sides hurt! A must do for any serious bikers...... I can not recommend highly enough..... I'll be back!
I've been back from the Aug/Sept 2017 Slovenia/Croatia tour for just over a week now, and I still have the holiday blues! 🙁 I was apprehensive about going on a bike tour, I've been in and out of biking for the last couple of decades and I didn't know what capability everyone would be at. I didn't know what to expect in terms of the other people on the tour and I rode down to the tunnel really not knowing what to expect... Well, what can I say... The experience was so much more than I was expecting, the biking was fantastic, the scenery and roads truly amazing, the hotels/guest houses/B&B's all unique and charming in their own way - but by far the best and most memorable part of my trip were the 10 other people on it! I haven't had such a laugh in a long time, we biked hard together all day, enjoyed swimming in lakes, taking in the sites, burning some rubber - followed by drinks, food and great laughs all together every evening! Priceless! Our guide Snips was bang on the money, organised, diligent, clear and focused on every customer and their individual requirements/capability - but above that he was one of the team, enjoying a beer and a laugh with us every evening. He went above and beyond on a daily basis, and that is what I suspect sets these guys apart from the rest! I'm pretty much a workaholic, often get restless on holiday, want to come back after 5 days and get back into the routine, not this time - I want back and I want back SOON!! Thank you 🙂
Thank you for a great tour it was exactly as I anticipated long tiring but well worth the effort. Snips was a very guide, we had one or two problems which were worked out with ease, he included as much as possible .WELL DONE SNIPS. While on tour Snips tried his best to keep us up to date with the passes we rode and pictures he took but it was time consuming so I asked him if he would send me the videos and a list of the passes we did at a later date he agreed, would you ask him to email me his address so I can send him a memory stick (the memory stick will contain all the pictures I took which can be deleted once he has uploaded them ). Once again thank you for a wonderfull ,educating tour. (and a sore a_rse).
It was my first time on tour the whole company made it easy for me. plus snips is a good tour guild he helped me out with my cornering on the first ride out then after that I enjoyed myself a lot more going up and down the mountains that was the highlight for me. The b500 road is just to fast for me the first part is. But the 2nd part the twisteds was great. Snips did a good job on the roads plus at the tunnel made things do easy for us all. I thank you all a lot. Wayne
Going on the Alps trip with these guys in 2 weeks...so far communication has been excellent....pre-trip packs sent are very concise and well laid out. I am sure that this excellence will continue on the trip. Highly Recommended.
Just got back from a tour around the b500 black Forest with the new member of staff (snips) and what a legend he is. thanks snips for a amazing chance to play on what can only be described as and epic race track sorry meant to say cruise through the black Forest b500 . Also taking in some awesome views along the way. This is not my first tour with this company (guided motorcycle tours). And it definitely won't be the last. (This is not a bus tour company). Guided motorcycle tours is a company that will let you ride at your own pace whether you are a novice or an advanced Rider which allows you to have as much fun on two wheels as possible. A big thank you to Chris and the team at GMT for yet another amazing tour. Now time for me to get back to work and earn some more money for the next tour.
This was my first tour and my first time riding in a group. I was quite apprehensive at first but everything was explained well by our tour guide, Chris. The first day's motorway riding pushed me out of my comfort zone straight away and it was quite hard work keeping up with more experienced guys on bigger bikes, but I managed it! Once we were into the tour proper I really settled into it and pushed myself and my riding skills through hairpins and fast corners alike. Definitely have improved my skills and confidence, including knowing my limits and riding at my own pace. Don't worry you won't be left behind! Scenery was stunning though I must point out if you want to pootle around gazing at everything then this probably isn't for you, the focus is on the roads and riding. And some fantastic roads they are too, with plenty of viewpoint stops included anyway. The hotels were great, and you definitely get value for money. Chris is keen to foster a team spirit in the group and everyone got on well and were supportive of each other. I'll definitely be going on another tour!
There are a lot of tours and lots of great things that you can do on your motorbike but Chris, Snips and the team at Guided Motorbike Tours have managed to combine the both into what can only be described as incredibly exciting adventures. I have just returned from their Morocco tour from 14 April 2017 until 30 May 2017 and it was definitely one of the best experiences that anybody can have on two wheels. The organisation of the tour, the size of the group, ( 7 people), the knowledge conveyed by the company and Snips, our tour guide, was fantastic and this meant that the whole experience felt safe and comfortable with everyday providing a new adventure and different type of challenge and experience. The routes were well researched and variable on a daily basis. Morocco provides a unique opportunity to enjoy every type of road and to witness the most beautiful scenery that the world has to offer. Couple this with extremely comfortable and well chosen hotels, the use of "local" or traditional cafes during the day and the experience of riding through this amazing country while witnessing the local way of life. This tour provides memories to treasure for a very long time. I would like to say a hugh thank you to Chris for organising this tour, Snips (Craig) for leading it and my fellow riders for making this tour an adventure in a life time. Thanks again and good luck and I wish you every success for the future.
Just back from the Croatia with Chris from misGuided motorbike tours. Had a fabulous time. Awesome riding, scenery and company. Highly recommended and will definitely do another tour.
There’s time to take a tour around the caves in Slovenia, ride through Plitvice Lakes and spend some time soaking up the sun in Split on your day off exploring. On our return, we head through Italy and ride through the Dolomites, a beautiful and breathtaking experience that can only be really and truly appreciated once you are there
The Croatia and Slovenia Motorcycle Tour represents extremely great value for money, excellent hotels with high standards and a professional tour guide 24/7. Book today with a low deposit to avoid disappointment
|MEETING POINT||Eurotunnel Terminal Folkestone (M20 Jct 11a)|
|MEETING TIME||07.30hrs (Eurotunnel Terminal) 25th August 2018|
|RETURN TIME||Return to Folkestone on 4th September 2018 17.00hrs|
|DISTANCE||Approx 2800 miles|
|GROUP SIZE||12 – 15 riders Max|
|RIDING PACE||Moderate / Flexible (we use the Drop Off System)|
|LONGEST DAY(s)||350 miles (Day 1 & 11) | Average 200 miles per day|
|TOLL / FUEL COSTS||Tolls: Approx £25 Grossglockner (other; £20 – 40)|
|MIN ENGINE SIZE||500cc|
|ESCORTED / SELF GUIDED||Fully Escorted with a professional guide|
|SUITABLE FOR PILLIONS||Absolutely|
DAY 1 & 2 - Calais to Germany
Leaving the Eurotunnel our journey begins in France. We head for Luxembourg for our first overnight stop. Our second night stop over is in Munich in Germany. A brief stop with an evening free to stroll around town, eat out or just relax and unwind in your hotel before day 3 when we ride through Austria and along one of the most famous roads in all of Europe, the Grossglockner Pass (weather permitting).
DAY 3 - Grossglockner Pass Austria
THE MOTHER OF ALL BIKING ROADS
If you haven’t heard of Grossglockner Pass, then look it up. It is stunning, mesmerizing and breathtaking. The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is the highest surfaced mountain pass road in Austria. It connects Bruck in the state of Salzburg with Heiligenblut in Carinthia via Fuscher Törl and Hochtor Pass at 2,504 m. It is a toll road but it is worth every single Euro!
A memory that will last for a long time!
We stay just inside the border this evening in Austria, which, lines us up very nicely for tomorrows scenic day
DAY 4 - SLOVENIA
A DAY FULL OF SCENIC INSPIRATION
Today we head into the Julian Mountains on the Austrian and Slovenian border as well as take the opportunity to ride through Vršič Pass. The Vršič Pass, with an elevation of 1,611 metres, is a high mountain pass across the Julian Alps in northwestern Slovenia. It is the highest pass in Slovenia, as well as the highest in the Eastern Julian Alps. A day truly worth looking forward to!
We also stop briefly to admire Bled Castle on Lake Bled and we make time to capture memories and photos of the surrounding beauty, namely the Grintovec and Karawanks Mountains.
This, in addition to some spectacular roads, you’ll be sure to have a breathtaking day. We stay the night in the city of Ljubljana
DAY 5 - CAVES & WATERFALLS
Leaving the city, we head south through Slovenia alongside the Notranjski National Park and on to Postojna Cave where we will have the opportunity to have lunch, relax for a while and enjoy a tour of the beautiful cave (caves tours must be booked in advance).
In the afternoon we ride to Plitvice Lakes National Park, where we stay the evening after exploring the magnificent waterfalls. It is a long day today and a lot is packed in but the conversations over dinner will be worth it!
DAY 6 - The Adriatic Coast
DAY 7 - Rest Day
Today is as relaxing or as adventurous as you wish, spend the day in the town of Split, a town on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, it is known for its beaches and the fortress like complex at its centre, Diocletian’s Palace, erected by the Roman emperor in the 4th century. Once home to thousands, its sprawling remains include more than 200 buildings. Within its white stone walls and under its courtyards and galleries are shops, bars, cafes, cathedrals, hotels and several houses.
There are many small islands in the bay of Spit which you can also explore. Or head for the stunning seaside port of Omis, a beautiful small town between Makarska and Split
Hvar is a city and port on the island of Hvar, part of Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia. The municipality has a population of 4,251 while the city itself is inhabited by 3,771 people, making it the largest settlement on the island of Hvar.
Šolta is an island in Croatia. It is situated in the Adriatic Sea in the central Dalmatian archipelago, west of the island of Brač, south of Split and east of the Drvenik islands, Drvenik Mali and Drvenik Veli
Or why not take the opportunity to go river rafting, an amazing experience. (let us know if you wish to participate in this activity so we can book in advance) https://raftrek.com/tour/cetina-river-rafting/
DAY 8 - Adriatic Coast Road - D8
When riders talk about Croatia and Slovenia they always mention the Dalmation Coast road and that is exactly what is on the menu today! We head north on a 250 mile journey, a relatively long day with plenty of miles and lots of curvy roads alongside beautiful turquoise waters edges (some are motorway and dual carriageway) but the best bit is riding alongside the coast. The road is an abundance of twists, turns, straights and moderate hairpins all with a stunning view. We rest for the evening in Koper
DAY 9 - DOLOMITES
From Koper in Slovenia we head through Italy and continue through the northern Italian Alps and ride across the Italian Dolomites as we go. We finally cross back over into Austria, through Innsbruck and back into Germany, resting for the evening on the border with Austria. Germany being economically better priced and it’s beer being unequivocally better flavoured, its a warm welcome from our days riding!
DAY 10 & 11 - Heading home
Our last 2 days we head for Luxembourg then onto Calais before heading to UK. Our route on day 11 is toll free. The last couple of evenings are spent reminiscing, talking about the experiences of which there will be many. New friends will have been formed and new skills would have been learnt. The tour ends with our usual speech from the tour guide and nomination for “Rider of The Tour”, just some light hearted fun to finish what will be an epic adventure
DATES FOR 2019
- Saturday 17th – Tuesday 27th August 2019
PRICES FOR 2019
Single rider sharing a twin room: Only £1399 per rider
Rider & Pillion (twin or double room) Only £2199 for rider & pillion
Single rider own room Only £1799 Per rider
All prices are inclusive of VAT
How many riders in the group?
We limit our tour groups to a maximum of 15 riders in any group. For special circumstances we may increase this slightly.
How do you keep all the riders together?
We use a drop-off system. A system whereby one rider will usually nominate him/herself to be back marker. The system works very well as a team
What time is the meet on the first day at the Eurotunnel?
We meet at 07.30 in the terminal itself, ready for boarding the train at around 08.20
Can I meet you in Calais or at the first nights hotel?
Yes, you can, just let us know and we will make the necessary adjustments to your invoice
I have never ridden abroad before, is this a suitable tour?
Yes, indeed. It is an ideal tour as it has a relaxed pace. Just bear in mind the first and last days mileage may be higher than what you are accustomed to. Our tour guides are very professional and experienced riders and we ensure the group stays together at all times (unless you want to go alone on any particular day, then this is fine)
Is this tour suitable for pillions?
Absolutely, it’s a lovely scenic tour and there will be lots for your pillion to see on route each day. We typically stop mid morning for a coffee break, again at lunchtime and usually again in the afternoon for refreshments. In between these times, there is usually plenty of stops for pictures and leg/bum rests. This tour does attract pillion riders (typically female pillions) which does offer some female company to any other female pillions on the tour. (makes a change from man talk!)
Does everyone socialise in the evening?
The way GMT run it’s tours is so that everyone has the choice and flexibility to do as they please, even if they want to spend the day riding on their own and following the sat nav having loaded our routes onto it. However, our guides are very attentive and will spend the evening with the clients making sure they are entertained, having fun, being happy and enjoying themselves. You can of course do you own thing, there is no obligation to stay as a group in the evenings, in other words, if you want to venture off and dine alone or with your partner/friend
I have heard horror stories of arrogant and obnoxious tour guides and some that have left riders behind, can you assure me this wont be the case?
We wont assure you, we will guarantee you this will not be the case! Every GMT tour guide is attentive and puts the customers first, each and every time. It is their objective to ensure the group remains together and no one is left stranded at a petrol station etc or feeling left out. You only have to see our independent review site to get the assurance you need… https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/guidedmotorbiketours.co.uk
If you have any further questions please ask us, we are very personable and friendly and are more than happy to chat. You can call us on 0330 111 0112 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org