11 days
Duration
2800
Miles
Yes
Pillions?
Moderate, Scenic
Tour pace

SELF-GUIDED CROATIA & ADRIATIC COAST MOTORCYCLE TOUR

Tour through the Austrian Alps (including Grossglockner Pass), through Slovenia and along the Adriatic Coast through Croatia in this stunning tour, including a mini route of the Dolomite’s in Italy

Highlights:

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…

Our Self-Guided Croatia and Slovenia Motorcycle Tour takes you on a journey through France into Germany, then through Austria and into Slovenia. The scenery in Slovenia from the moment you cross the abandoned border will be stunningly beautiful. Then you’ll 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!

On your return, you’ll head through Italy and ride through the Dolomite’s, 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 on the end of the phone to help you out if you need assistance.

START/END POINT Eurotunnel Terminal Folkestone/Calais
DISTANCE Approx 2800 miles
AVERAGE MILES PER DAY 180 – 250 (Longest day – 350 miles)
HOURS RIDING PER DAY Average of 5 hours riding each day plus stops
DURATION 10 Nights / 11 Days
BREAKFAST Included x 10
SUITABLE FOR  Riders of all abilities
TOLL / FUEL COSTS Tolls: Approx £25 – £35 | Plus Vignettes
IDEAL MOTORCYCLE  Any that can ride at motorway speeds
VIRTUAL TOUR GUIDE Full support from UK based company
SPENDING MONEY Fuel, Tolls, Lunch & dinner, souvenirs
  • positive review  Well I think I’ll start with a big big thanks to Chris for organising our Ho Chi Minh tour “ perfect from start to finish” very well organised and professional outfit, quality motorcycles well prepped & maintained. Chris & Ngoc organised everything , flights , home stays , hotels, food. Ngoc was fantastic at explaining everything about Vietnam, food,culture, history, traditions, he was a fountain of knowledge and very interesting , as for Que our upfront tour leader “I adopted him as my third son” was fantastic and I really enjoyed riding with him . As for the rest of the group they were brilliant to travel with and hope friends for ever.Don’t think about doing this tour just get it booked “you will LOVE it , great value, fantastic experience. I will be booking the north tour next February and a massive thanks to all your staff , Deano

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    2/18/2019
  • positive review  Well where to start this tour was suggested by my brother in law and I’m so glad of that It was Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh Chris who runs the tour sorts it all out for you even the flights were arranged by him Met everyone at airport and glad to say we had a great group. On arriving Ngoc the tour guide then took over and he was amazing we were waited on. He taught us lots of history during the tour too Our leader at the front of the tour was a young man called Quê and he too was fantastic looking after us alongside Ngoc they just couldn’t do enough for us This was our first tour and it was the best thing we’ve ever done and will certainly be doing more Couldn’t recommend guided tours highly enough what a fantastic team Keep at it Chris, Ngoc and Quê love Sheila and Mark 🏍🏍🏍

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    2/17/2019
  • positive review  having just done the Hanoi to Saigon tour. i would like to say a massive thankyou to Chris and his business partner knoc. you couldn't have made it any better. loved every second. extremely well organised. fantastic food every meal every day. the bike's are awesome all less than 3 years old. wouldn't want to do it on anything else but the crf250. amazing scenery. the locals where beautiful friendly people. the guy's and gals on the tour where all brilliant. definitely the best holiday I've ever had. see you next February kind regards Louis

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    2/17/2019
  • positive review  I would just like to say, while now looking trough all the amazing photos of a great trip to Morocco and back and that it was a great experience, which was ran with precision and vast knowledge and yet felt like we were all on a Sunday afternoon blast ! Thank you to Guided motorbike tours ltd and to Chris Seagal for being and exceptional guide and tour leader ! Xx

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    10/26/2018
  • positive review       Published 30 minutes ago Vosges Mountains Tour Aug 2018 Really enjoyed the Vosges mountains Guided tour. It was exactly what was said on the tin. Exceptional scenery to look at. Exceptional roads to ride on. Excellent company of like minded people. Our guide Chris had a laid back approach to precedings with a can do attitude when solving clients needs. All of which added to a great experience that I'm looking forward to repeating as soon as possible. Kev May. Vosges Mountains Tour Aug 2018

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    8/12/2018
  • 5 star review  Just got back from vosges/b500 fantastic week loved it great fun would do it again without hesitation

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    7/08/2018
  • 5 star review  Just did the Vosges/B500 tour, I really can't fault it, all organised well, great roads to ride on and fantastic scenery, very good group of lads, great company to be with, when riding no silly speeds all in the limits, a fantastic riding abroad experience, well done Craig..........

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    7/08/2018
  • 5 star review  I went on the Vosges/B500 tour and had a Truly phenomenal Journey, First time in 30 years riding abroad and Craig "Snips" made it so easy and is a Fantastic Guide, All the hotels were great in there in own way, Riding all sorts of roads in Blazing Sun and Rain and low cloud was an Amazing experience, Ill certainly be booking another tour soon, hopefully a longer one, To say I've had a fantastic riding Trip would be an understatement, Thank you for making it a truly great experience and making some superb memories for me, Well done "Snips" and everyone at Guided Motorcycle Tours for making it so easy, see you soon, Keith Grace

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    7/07/2018
  • 5 star review  Went on my first tour Vosges 5 day tour, I have only been biking for just over a year and wasn't quite sure what to expect, went with a friend of mine, but great to meet a whole bunch of new bikers. Had a fantastic time, loved it, had a mixture of weather and the B500 was foggy, but that just means I'll have to go back and ride it again. It was great experience, Tour Leader Snips, was an excellent guide and looked after us well. Made some new friends and am now looking at which tour with GMT. Thanks Peter

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    5/31/2018
  • 5 star review  Got back from the Route Napoleon tour last night. Fantastic roads, incredible scenery, brilliant bunch of lads and our guide “Snips” was a master at bringing it all together. Can’t wait to book for next year.

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    5/24/2018

 

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DAY 1 & 2 - Calais to The Alps

Leaving the Eurotunnel your journey begins in France. You’ll head for Luxembourg for your first overnight stop. Your second night stop over is near Munich in Germany. A brief stop with an evening free to stroll around, 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).

Times & distances are approximate
300 – 350 Miles per day
6 hrs riding time without stops
Fuel stops every 100 miles

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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 breath-taking. 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 penny (£25)
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

Times & distances are approximate
140 Miles
5 hrs riding time without stops
Fuel stops every 100 miles

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DAY 4 - SLOVENIA

A DAY FULL OF SCENIC INSPIRATION
Today you 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!
You’ll also stop briefly to admire Bled Castle on Lake Bled and 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.

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Entering Slovenia through the mountains | October 2016

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DAY 5 - CAVES & WATERFALLS

Postojna Cave will be your first visit of the day (availability pending, it will be right next door to the hotel) where you will have the opportunity to visit this amazing attraction, have lunch afterwards before heading off to the lakes.

In the afternoon, you’ll ride to Plitvice Lakes National Park, where you’ll stay the evening after exploring the magnificent waterfalls. It is a long and fun filled day today and a lot is packed in but the views will make it all worthwhile!

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DAY 6 - The Adriatic Coast

You’ll continue your journey south through the Zadar County, hugging the Bosnian border and pass through valleys with a brief stop at the Visovac Monastery eventually heading west back towards the coast. You’ll follow the coast road around to Split and rest for the evening in your hotel

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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/

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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! You’ll 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 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. You rest for the evening in Koper

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DAY 9 - DOLOMITES

From Koper in Slovenia you’ll be heading through Italy and continue through the northern Italian Alps and ride across the Italian Dolomites. Finally crossing 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, it’s a warm welcome from your days riding!

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Dolomites in Italy | October 2016
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DAY 10 & 11 - Heading home

Your last 2 days, you head for Luxembourg then onto Calais before heading to UK. The last couple of evenings are spent reminiscing, talking about the experiences of which there will be many.

CROATIA & SLOVENIA SELF-GUIDED MOTORCYCLE TOUR


Prices & Dates available for this tour

You can ride this tour pretty much anytime of year, you choose your own dates to suit. However, please note that some of the attractions and alpine passes may be closed out of season. 

Best time to go; Beginning of June to Mid November (Outside this time some of the mountain passes in the Alps may still be closed due to heavy snow and ski season)

Included in this awesome package is; 

  • Eurotunnel return fare
  • 3 or 4* star hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Daily GPS route maps and instructions
  • Detailed itinerary
  • Comprehensive tour guide pack with plenty of tips, help and advice
  • Virtual tour guide (Direct contact details to one of our professional tour guides)
  • Insurance recommendations
  • Comprehensive tour pack guide

PRICES

  1. Rider & Pillion sharing a Double or Twin Room:  £1799.00
  2. Single rider / Single occupancy room: £1659.00
  3. 2 x Riders sharing a twin or double room: £949.00 (Each) Price applies to 2 x riders booking at the same time 

If you prefer cheaper, budget accommodation or even camping, let us know, we can arrange this and give you a price. We can also create a bespoke tour for you if there are places you want to include in the tour.

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