Look forward to an extraordinary round trip through 7 countries around the Adriatic Sea. We start in the Rosenheim area in Bad Aibling, ride through the mountains of the Austrian "Tauern" to Carinthia and through the Julian Alps to Slovenia.
|per rider in double room||€2,072.00 $2,305.01 ?|
|per pillon passinger in a double room||€2,022.00 $2,249.39 ?|
|per single room (surcharge) - (ferry: single cabin "inside")||€540.00 $600.73 ?|
|1. Booking of a 1/2 double room or TWIN room (single beds) possible|
|2. Optionally bookable for ferry passage Durres-Bari:|
|Surcharge 2-bed cabin "outside" per person||€25.00 $27.81 ?|
|Single cabin "outside" unfortunately not available!|
|Start/finish hotel in Bad Aibling - possibility of parking for car/trailer (fees may apply)|
|13 x overnight stays in mainly 4**** hotels during the whole trip|
|1 x night ferry passage in 2-bed cabins "inside" (only with breakfast)|
|13 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. motorcycle passage (incl. fuel surcharge + port tax) without dinner|
|12 x 3-course menu or evening buffet in the hotels|
|12 x elaborated day tours during the trip with at least (!) 2 tour guides|
|Luggage transport in accompanying vehicle included|
|max. 8-10 motorcycles per tour guide|
|Travel insurance certificate|
|In Kranjska-Gora (Slovenia) the use of the swimming pool & Aqua Larix Center is included (located in Hotel Kompas).|
|Everything not listed under benefits|
|Total kilometres from/to Bottrop: approx. 5,100km. The kilometre indications are "approx. kilometres according to our route planning", a deviation is not excluded.|
|Daily stages on site: approx. 240 - 430 km (except arrival and departure stages)|
|Road condition: Mostly well developed and asphalted, winding roads. In Montenegro and Albania some asphalt may not be in such good condition. In the Apennines and the Abruzzi some of the roads are very narrow and steep. The asphalt in this area can sometimes be a bit uneven after a severe winter.|
|Riding skills: You should be able to handle the motorcycle safely (!) on winding roads. You must also be in good physical condition for this tour. Not suitable for beginners and re-starters! Due to the narrow roads and serpentines, only conditionally recommendable for supersport riders and choppers.|
|Climate: Mediterranean Mediterranean climate, between 16° - 30° possible In June it can get very hot. On the high passes above 2.000m sometimes 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 pass through, the Euro is the currency 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 another 3 months! Please check early enough! As soon as we have transferred back to Italy, we are back in the Euro zone. We recommend to pack a "small hand luggage" extra for the night ferry the day before, because it is difficult and tiring to walk with motorcycle suitcases in the narrow corridors. On arrival in Bari you have to expect increased customs controls of cars / trucks (because of refugees) and therefore longer waiting times. It is possible that the hand luggage of the ferry has to be carried on the motorcycle (until the next hotel) if the accompanying vehicle has to wait at customs (2019 approx. 1.5 hours).|
|Hotels: During the trip we stay exclusively in very good 3*** and 4**** hotels according to country category. Parking facilities for the motorcycles are available at all hotels. Partially with garage or parking spaces with costs. Don't forget your swimsuit, as we have a pool or swimming pool available almost everywhere in the hotels. Furthermore the sea is very close !|
|Minimum number of participants: 12 persons|
|On this tour we have many hotel changes|
|Free luggage transport in the accompanying vehicle|
|Sufficient, if possible new tires are absolutely necessary for the journey!|
|Any tolls, parking or garage fees are to be paid on site by the respective traveler.|
|Any ticketing fees for ferry crossings (Kotor approx. 5,- € and Lake Garda approx. 11,-€) are to be paid on site by the respective travel participant.|
|The ferry passage Durres - Bari is with breakfast only (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 strongly recommend a foreign, car and health insurance + travel cancellation insurance!|
|Level of difficulty: 4 (of 5)|
|Challenging tour! Condition and absolutely safe control of the motorcycle are absolutely necessary! Not suitable for beginners and re-starters!|
|INFORMATION ABOUT THE CORONA PANDEMIC AND OUR TRIPS|
|In the course of past and current events we have adapted our cancellation conditions for you. If you are not able to start your trip at the time of travel due to the valid restrictions regarding Covid-19 (Corona Virus), you can cancel your trip free of charge up to 7 days before the start, contrary to our terms and conditions.|
|Reasons for shortened cancellation conditions:|
|- if you live in a "classified risk area" and are subject to the prohibition of accommodation in the travel area and/or would have to go into quarantine for permission to travel there.|
|- if you are not allowed to leave home due to Corona restrictions and/or would have to go into quarantine for permission|
|If the travel area cannot or may not be travelled due to Corona restrictions and/or travel warnings according to the German Foreign Office, the complete trip will be cancelled by us (organizer). Here the current travel law applies due to "unavoidable, extraordinary circumstances" (formerly "force majeure").|
|In all the above mentioned cases we offer you|
|1. to transfer the already paid deposit back to you (if necessary, charged vouchers will be issued with a new voucher code)|
|2. to rebook you for another, later trip in 2021 and use the already paid deposit as a new deposit.|
|3. to deposit the already paid deposit as a credit (with voucher code for the next booking)|
|Important: Whoever chooses option 3. helps us and thus the entire travel industry and is rewarded with an additional bonus of 50,-EUR per booking on the travel voucher from us! The voucher is valid until 31 December 2023 !|
|We would be very sorry if we had to cancel trips again in 2021. Not only because of the financial background, but also because we would love to be with YOU on these great trips. We promise you to do everything possible for your safety. We will not expose our travel guests to any danger, follow the development closely and react quickly to eventualities. In this sense... please stay healthy --- ALL !!|
|Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. We will gladly provide binding information upon request.|
|Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.|
Via the Vršič-pass we continue to Croatia, where we will be driven along the beautiful coast, shortly through Bosnia-Herzegovina to Dubrovnik, which is 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 to Italy (Bari). However, we do not climb the Italian "boot" northwards along the coast, but show you the most beautiful curves in the Abruzzi and the Apennines in several stages. Over the mountains at Lake Garda and Lake Molveno we will return to Bad Aibling. Look forward to an extraordinary round trip with many similar impressions in mostly great 4****Hotels...
1st day: Arrival to Bad Aibling near Rosenheim (from the Ruhr area approx. 720km)
Individual arrival at the start hotel for the first overnight stay.
As this day is a Sunday, Saturday is suitable for driving the route in two stages if necessary. Welcome, dinner and overnight stay in Bad Aibling (this hotel will also be our final hotel, so that it is possible to arrive e.g. with a motorcycle trailer).
2nd day: From Bad Aibling via the "Nockberge" (Austria) to Kranjska Gora (SVN) (approx. 355 km)
Today we ride along the beautiful national park "Hohe Tauern" over the Tauern Pass road in southern direction. The famous "Nockalmstraße" (2.042m) with the Glockenhütte (2.024m) invites you to have lunch before we reach the border to Slovenia south of Villach. Overnight stay and dinner in Kranjska Gora.
3rd day: From Kranjska Gora (SVN) to the Adriatic Sea to Selce (HRV) (about 316 km)
In the early morning we start directly into the Julian Alps with the National Park Triglav, which was named after the 2.864m high mountain of the same name. Here the highest mountain pass of Slovenia awaits us, the
Vršič pass (1,611m). After crossing the border to Croatia, we ride through the National Park Risnjak and shortly before reaching our "circumnavigation object": the Adriatic Sea !
Overnight stay and dinner in our first hotel by the sea in Selce-Crikvenica.
4th day: From Selce along the coast to Šibenik (HRV) (about 340 km)
Today the day starts directly with a steady view of the blue, clear sea. On the coastal road we head south. After a short detour to the Velebit National Park, the road leads us past Zadar and Vodice to our next hotel by the sea in Šibenik, Solaris district. Overnight stay and dinner in Šibenik.
Day 5: From Šibenik (HRV) through Bosnia-Herzegovina (BIH) to Dubrovnik (HRV) (approx. 330 km)
Today is characterized by changing views of the sea and small detours into the hinterland. Along the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, we will first head towards Split, whose centre we will bypass, and then visit the forest restaurant "Radman Mills" in the heart of the Cetina Gorge near Omis. Strengthened we continue to the border of Bosnia-Herzegovina. This country actually has a small coastal strip on the Adriatic of about 10 km. Afterwards we enter Croatia again. Overnight stay and dinner in Dubrovnik.
6th day: REST DAY - at free disposal in Dubrovnik
Today the day is at your free disposal. Dubrovnik is best known 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 relax and unwind on the beach or pool. All according to your "well-being"...
Day 7: From Dubrovnik (Croatia) via Montenegro (MNE) to Albania (ALB) (approx. 297 km)
Today a route through 3 countries awaits us. In the southernmost tip of Croatia we reach the border of Montenegro in the morning. This is a Balkan state with medieval villages and narrow beach sections along the Adriatic coast. In the bay of Kotor, which resembles a fjord, we take a small ferry to the other side. From here we are already looking forward to a breathtaking serpentine road from Kotor up to the Lovćen National Park. On a small and very steep road we climb up the rock face, thereby, numerous places offer an opportunity for a photo stop or just to enjoy the view. The bay of Kotor is a Unesco world heritage, it is a fjord-like bay of a length of nearly 30 km that is bordered by high and very steep mountain flanks and that is very winding and twisted on the south-eastern Dalmatian-Montenegrin Adriatic coast. In a large arch through the interior, it goes back to the coast. A piece of coastal road to Perovac and we take a winding turn towards the Skadarsko Jezero National Park. Parallel to Lake Skadarsko Jezero we approach the Albanian border. We move into our hotel in Shëngjin on the Adriatic Sea. Overnight stay and dinner in Shëngjin, Albania.
Day 8: From Shëngjin into the mountains of Albania to the ferry port in Durres (approx. 290 km)
Since we have to reach the ferry to Bari only in the late afternoon, we have enough time to experience a day tour in Albania. The roads in Albania's hinterland are narrow, winding and the asphalt is not always the best. But nevertheless this round trip is worthwhile because the landscape is untouched and beautiful. On the E851 we turn towards Kukës and then take the road back towards Durres. Near the ferry port we buy a snack for the ferry in the supermarket, alternatively you can eat on board of the ferry in the restaurant (here no half board - only breakfast incl.). After the customs check and embarkation we leave for Bari (Italy) at about 10 pm.
Overnight stay on the ferry.
Day 9: From the ferry port of Bari to the National Park of Abruzzo (Italy) (about 430 km)
This morning we will probably moor in Bari (Italy) around 8 am. After another customs check, we unfortunately have to "say goodbye" to the view of our beloved ADRIA, because from today on we are going a bit further inland on our journey. On the first part of today's longest leg of the journey, we take a few faster roads to get as quickly as possible through the hot lowlands into the Abruzzo National Park. We reach it via a detour through the Parco Regionale Del Matese. Overnight stay and dinner in Celano (Abruzzo).
Day 10: From Celano through the Abruzzo region to the Assisi area (approx. 340km)
Today it will be very curvy as we dive deeper into the valleys and peaks of the "National Park Abruzzo". Right at the beginning we climb the "Campo Imperatore" a basin-shaped plateau south of the "Gran Sasso" National Park in the province of L'Aquila. The plateau is surrounded by many mountains, all of which are over 2.200m high. The height of Campo Imperatore varies between 1.500m and 1.900m and covers an area of about 80 km². Further along the Lago Di Campotosto and the National Park "Dei Monti Sibillini", we unfortunately have to ride around the villages like Amatrice and roads which were completely destroyed by an earthquake in 2016. Unfortunately this area is still not passable until today... We choose the direction 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 city wall and the ruins of the Rocca Maggiore fortress is still well preserved and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. Overnight stay and dinner with view of Assisi (Apennines/Umbria).
11th day: From Assisi to the Emilia Romagna to Bagno Di Romagna (about 238 km)
This stage can make you dizzy... Endless curves. We leave Assisi and cross the Parco del Monte Subasio. Over the Passo della Scheggia situated in the Parco del Monte Cucco we continue to Sant Agata Feltria, well known for its excellent truffle specialities. We pass through parts of the Apennines and move to the region Emilia-Romagna, where we touch a part of Tuscany. Overnight stay and dinner in Bagno Di Romagna.
Day 12: From Emilila Romagna to Campogalliano (about 301 km)
Today we will continue in the direction of the Po Valley. 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 leads us through the National Park Foreste Casentinesi. Over the Passo della Calla, Passo del Muraglione, Passo Del Carnevale and the Passo della Raticosa we get into a real rush of curves. Concentration and fitness are required on this route. Passing Bologna we finally reach our hotel in Modena-Campogalliano.
Day 13: From Modena via Lake Garda to Lake Molveno (approx. 320 km)
After breakfast, the tour continues quickly through the lowlands of the "Po" towards Lake Garda. We ride along the lake for a while and cross it by ferry from Torri to Maderno. After the ferry has docked, we immediately wind our way up narrow serpentines into the Parco Dell'Alto Garda Bresciano. The stretch along the shore of Lago Di Valvestino has a lot to offer. Further over the Passo di Capovalle we reach the Lago D'Idro. Along the western shore we reach the Passo dell Ampola. Then still
over the Passo di Ballino, situated in the Adamello-Brenta Natural Park and our quatern on Lake Molveno is within reach. Overnight stay and dinner in Molveno-Malfein.
Day 14: Via Timmelsjoch (Austria) and Ötztal back to Bad Aibling (Germany) (approx. 361 km)
After breakfast we take the last stage together under the wheels. The route takes us along the most beautiful roads through the mountains, we climb the Timmelsjoch (2.474m) and enter Austria again via the border pass. Through the Ötztal valley, over the Kühtaisattel and along the Tegernsee we return to our starting hotel in Bad Aibling. Here we end the evening happily with hopefully great memories! Overnight stay, farewell and dinner in Bad Aibling.
15th day: From Bad Aibling we ride home to the Ruhr area (approx. 720km)
Unfortunately, we have to say goodbye after breakfast today and start our journey home individually. Since the weekend is just around the corner, maybe one or the other passenger has the possibility to add another overnight stay for a relaxed way home.
Program, hotel and route changes are reserved!