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 POINTEurotunnel Terminal Folkestone/Calais
DISTANCEApprox 2800 miles
AVERAGE MILES PER DAY180 – 250 (Longest day – 350 miles)
HOURS RIDING PER DAYAverage of 5 hours riding each day plus stops
DURATION10 Nights / 11 Days
BREAKFASTIncluded x 10
SUITABLE FOR Riders of all abilities
TOLL / FUEL COSTSTolls: Approx £25 – £35 | Plus Vignettes
IDEAL MOTORCYCLE Any that can ride at motorway speeds
VIRTUAL TOUR GUIDEFull support from UK based company
SPENDING MONEYFuel, Tolls, Lunch & dinner, souvenirs

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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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