Experience the Adriatic Sea - an extraordinary round trip

Look forward to an extraordinary round trip through 7 countries around the Adriatic Sea. We start in the Rosenheim area, drive through the mountains of the Austrian "Tauern" to Carinthia and through the Julian Alps to Slovenia.

Pricing

Price
Rider in double room: €1,960.00
Pillion in double room: €1,910.00
Single room surcharge (ferry: single cabin "inside"): €520.00
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Optionally bookable for ferry passage Durres-Bari:
Surcharge for single cabin "outside": €50.00
Surcharge 2-bed cabin "outside": €25.00

Features

Features
Start/finish hotel in Rosenheim - possibility to park car/trailer (fees may apply)
12 x overnight stays in mostly 4**** hotels on the whole trip
1 x overnight stay ferry passage in 2-bed cabins "inside" (only with breakfast)
12 x extended breakfast or buffet in the hotels
1 x small breakfast at ferry crossing Durres-Bari
1x ferry passage Durres (AL) --> Bari (IT) incl. motorbike passage (incl. fuel surcharge + harbour tax) without dinner
11 x 3-course menu or evening buffet in the hotels
11 x elaborated day tours during the trip with at least (!) 2 tour guides
Luggage transport in escort vehicle included
max. 8-10 motorcycles per tour guide
route plans
travel security note
Remembrance T-shirt
In the hotel in Rosenheim (D) the use of the sauna area is included.
In Kranjska-Gora (Slo) the use of the swimming pool & Aqua Larix Center is included (located in the hotel Kompas).
Not included features
Everything that is not specified under Benefits

More details

More details
Minimum number of participants: 12 persons
On this tour, we've had a lot of hotel changes.
Free luggage transport in the escort vehicle
A sufficient, if possible new tire is absolutely necessary with the journey!
Any tolls, parking or garage fees must be paid locally by the respective travel participant.
Any ticket fees for ferry crossings (Kotor approx. 5,- € and Lake Garda approx. 11,- €) are to be paid on site by the respective traveller.
The ferry passage Durres - Bari is only with breakfast (without half board).
A motorway vignette is not required on this tour.
The identity card or passport must be valid for at least 3 months after departure!
We absolutely recommend a foreign, motor vehicle and health insurance + travel cancellation insurance! (e.g. here favorable over the Hanse-Merkur)
Parking spaces for cars and trailers are available at the starting hotel.
Program, hotel and route changes are reserved!
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Tour profile:
Total kilometres from/to Bottrop: approx. 5.100km. The kilometre data are "approximately kilometres according to our route planning", a deviation is not excluded.
Daily stages on site: approx. 240 - 450 km (except arrival and departure stages)
Road condition: Mostly well developed and asphalted winding roads. In Montenegro and Albania a part of the asphalt may not be in such good condition. In the Apennines and Abruzzo partly very narrow and steep roads. The asphalt in this area can sometimes be uneven after a harsh winter.
Driving skills: The motorcycle should be mastered on winding tracks (!) absolutely safe. You must be in the right condition for this tour. Not suitable for beginners and returning riders! For super sportsmen only conditionally recommendable.
Climate: Mediterranean Mediterranean climate, between 16° - 30° possible. In June it can get very hot. On the high passes over 2.000m partly also very cool.
Special features: Although Slovenia and Croatia belong to the EU, only Slovenia has the euro as its currency. In Croatia "Kuna" (kn) is the national currency. Also in Montenegro, which we only drive through, the Euro is considered as a means of payment. In Albania, the Albanian "LEK" is the currency. In all Balkan countries the identity card or passport must be valid for at least 3 months! Please check it on time! As soon as we have returned to Italy, we will be back in the euro zone. We recommend to pack a "small hand luggage" for the night ferry the day before, because it is difficult and laborious to walk with motorcycle suitcases in the narrow aisles. On arrival in Bari, increased customs controls of cars / trucks (due to refugees) and the associated longer waiting times are to be expected. The hand luggage of the ferry may have to be taken on the motorcycle (to the nearest hotel) if the escort vehicle has to wait at customs (2019 approx. 1.5 hours).
Entry regulations and medical information: The entry and vaccination regulations for the country of destination and transit corresponding to the citizenship of the individual travellers apply. The regulations applicable to German citizens can be found on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.
Hotels: We stay during the trip exclusively in very good 3*** and 4**** hotels according to country category. Parking facilities for the motorcycles are available at all hotels. Partly with garage or parking spaces with costs. Don't forget to bring your swimsuits, as we have a pool or swimming pool available almost everywhere in the hotels. Besides, the sea is very close !
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

Via the Vršič pass we continue on to Croatia, where we will be driven along the beautiful coast to Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We continue along the Adriatic coast to the south via Montenegro to Albania. From here we take the night ferry over to Italy (Bari). We climb the Italian "boot" to the north, but not along the coast, but show you in several stages the most beautiful curves in Abruzzo and the Apennines. Over the mountains at Lake Garda and Lake Molveno we return to Rosenheim. Look forward to a luxurious journey, on which we reside almost only in 4****star hotels...

Tour course:

Day 1: Arrival to Rosenheim near Munich (from the Ruhr area approx. 720km)

Individual arrival at the starting hotel for the first overnight stay in between.

Since this day is a Sunday, Saturday is suitable for driving the course in two stages if necessary. Welcome, dinner and overnight stay in Rosenheim (this hotel will also be our final hotel, so that a journey e.g. with motorcycle trailer is possible).

2nd day: From Rosenheim via the "Nockberge" (Ö) to Kranjska Gora (SVN) (approx. 350 km)

Today we drive along the beautiful national park "Hohe Tauern" over the high mountain passes to the south. The famous "Nockalm Road" (2.042m) with the bell hut (2.024m) invites you for lunch before we reach the border to Slovenia south of Villach. Overnight stay and dinner in Kranjska Gora.

Day 3: From Kranjska Gora (SVN) to the Adriatic Sea to Selce-Crikvenica (HRV) (approx. 330 km)

In the early morning we start directly into the winding Julian Alps with the Triglav National Park, named after the 2,864m high mountain of the same name. The highest mountain pass in Slovenia, the Vršič Pass (1,611m), awaits us here. After crossing the border to Croatia, we drive through the Risnjak National Park and shortly before our destination we reach our "circumnavigation object": the Adriatic Sea ! Overnight stay and dinner in our first hotel by the sea in Selce-Crikvenica.

Day 4: From Crikvenica along the coast to Vodice (HRV) (approx. 320 km)

Today the day starts directly with a constant view of the blue, clear sea. On the coastal road we head south. After a short detour to the Velebit National Park, we continue towards Zadar and later to our next hotel in Vodice. Overnight stay and dinner in Vodice.

Day 5: From Vodice (HRV) through Bosnia-Herzegovina (BIH) to Dubrovnik (HRV) (approx. 330 km)

Today is marked by changing views of the sea and small detours into the hinterland. Along the Dalmatian coast of Croatia we first drive in the direction of Split, the centre of which we avoid, and then in the heart of the Cetina Gorge near Omis we visit the forest restaurant "Radman Mills". Strengthened, the journey continues to the national border of Bosnia-Herzegovina. This country has actually a small coastal strip at the Adria of approx. 10km. Then we travel back to Croatia. Overnight stay and dinner in Dubrovnik.

Day 6: RUHETAG - at your leisure in Dubrovnik

Today is the day at your free disposal. Dubrovnik is famous for its characteristic old town, which is completely surrounded by a massive stone wall completed in the 16th century. Shopping and eating ice cream, a boat trip or just relaxing at the beach or pool. According to your "well-being"...

Day 7: From Dubrovnik via Montenegro (MNE) to Albania (ALB) (approx. 330 km)

Today a route through 3 countries awaits us. In the southernmost tip of Croatia we reach the border of Montenegro in the morning. It is a Balkan state with medieval villages and narrow beaches along the Adriatic coast. In the bay of Kotor, which is reminiscent of a fjord, we take a small ferry to the other side. In the afternoon we reach the border to Albania. From here we go to the ferry port in Durres, where we can eat together or stock up with a snack for the ferry. In the evening customs control and embarkation. Around 22 o'clock we leave for Bari (Italy). Overnight stay on the ferry.

Day 8: From the ferry port of Bari to the Abruzzo National Park (IT) (approx. 450 km)

This morning we are expected to dock in Bari (Italy) around 8am. Now it's time to "say goodbye" to the prospects of the beloved ADRIA, because from today on we're going a little further inland on our circumnavigation. On the first part of today's longest leg of the journey, we take a few faster roads under wheels so that we can enter the Abruzzo National Park as quickly as possible through the hot lowlands. Overnight stay and dinner in Celano (Abruzzo).

Day 9: From Celano through Abruzzo to Assisi and Perugia (ca. 340km)

Today it gets very curvy as we dive deeper into the valleys and peaks of the "National Park Abruzzen". We climb directly at the beginning of the "Campo Imperatore" a basin-shaped high plateau south of the national park "Gran Sasso" in the province L'Aquila. The plateau is surrounded by many mountains, all with a height of over 2.200 m. The altitude of Campo Imperatore varies between 1,500 and 1,900 m and covers an area of approximately 80 km². Continue along Lago Di Campotosto and the national park "Dei Monti Sibillini" to Assisi in the Umbria region. Assisi is the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi (also St. Francis), the founder of the Friars Minor (today: Franciscan Order). The medieval townscape with the Rocca Maggiore wall and fortress ruins is still well preserved and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. Overnight stay and dinner in Perugia (Apennines).

10th day: From Perugia through the Apennines to Campogalliano (approx. 420 km)

This stage can make you dizzy... No end of curves. We roam parts of the Apennines and move to the region of Emilia-Romagna, where we roam part of Tuscany. We continue in the direction of the Po plain, because now we have to move slowly towards home again. With a length of 652 km, the "Po" is the longest river in Italy and flows into the Adriatic Sea. The approach to the hotel near Modena will be planned in the afternoon, depending on the time window, via a few fast roads. Overnight stay and dinner in Modena-Campogalliano.

Day 11: From Modena via a few passes to Lake Molveno (approx. 260 km)

After breakfast we will quickly drive through the lowlands of the "Po" towards Lake Garda. We drive a bit along the lake and enjoy the views. Over a few great pass roads, as for example the "Passo del Ballino", it goes through the nature park Adamello-Brenta to the Molveno Lake. Overnight stay and dinner in Molveno.

Day 12: via Timmelsjoch (Ö) and Ötztal back to Rosenheim (D) (approx. 370 km)

After breakfast we take the last stage together under our bikes. The path leads us over the most beautiful roads through the mountains, we climb the Timmelsjoch (2,474 m) and travel back to Austria over the border pass. Through the Ötztal, over the Kühtaisattel and along the Tegernsee we drive back to our starting hotel in Rosenheim. Here we let the evening end merrily with hopefully great memories ! Overnight stay, farewell and dinner in Rosenheim.

Day 13: From Rosenheim we go home to the Ruhr area (approx. 720km)

Unfortunately we have to say goodbye after breakfast today and start our journey home together or individually. Since the weekend is just around the corner, there might be a chance for one or the other rider to build in more stages on the way home.