Best of Greece

"a motorcycle tour on dream roads from Austria to Greece"

Pricing

Price
per rider in shared twin/double room €2,499.00 $2,780.03 ?
per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room €2,289.00 $2,546.42 ?
per person single room (surcharge) €299.00 $332.62 ?
On the ferry passages - single cabin surcharge (inside) €160.00 $177.99 ?
On the ferry passages - single cabin surcharge (outside) €190.00 $211.37 ?

Features

Features
1 x ferry passage Patras (Greece) - Venice (Italy) incl. motorcycle (2 nights) Accommodation in 2-bed cabins inside (single cabin bookable)
12 x half board, accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels, breakfast and 3-course dinner or buffet
12 x guided motorcycle tours by experienced guides
1 x detailed tour description with maps
daily, detailed tour briefing
Luggage transport in the accompanying vehicle during the entire journey
Security note according to § 651 k BGB for package tours
Not included features
All services, meals and drinks not listed in the service description
Catering during the ferry crossing
Toll and motorway tolls, petrol
Entrance fees
Travel cancellation insurance

More details

More details
Start/end: Hospital an der Drau (Carinthia)
Travel duration: 15 days including arrival and departure
Total distance: about 3000 km
Daily riding distance: approx. 170 km to 300 km
Route profile: good to satisfactory country roads, winding, partly narrow road sections
Level of difficulty: medium, suitable for advanced and also for re-starters. Condition and motorcycle experience required
Travel time per day: up to 9 hours including lunch/coffee breaks and photo stops
Group size: 8 motorcycles per group, plus guide, maximum 2 groups
Minimum participants: 6 persons
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

Best of Greece, this fascinating motorcycle tour takes us on dream roads through 7 countries in 15 days and lets us get to know the country and its people from the best perspective. Our biking experience starts in Spital an der Drau in the Austrian Carinthia and leads us through Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro and Albania to Greece. After we have extensively explored the land of the gods, the ferry brings us from Patras to the Italian mainland. From Venice we enjoy the beauty of the Italian landscape before we arrive back in Carinthia.

In between lie unforgettable days... Through the picturesque Drau Valley, the road book takes us over the historic Wurzen Pass and on through the Triglav National Park, which rewards us with breathtaking views before we reach the Kvarner Bay in Croatia.

Here a feeling of endless freedom on two wheels awaits us, the Mediterranean flair of the former Yugoslavian coastal road casts its spell over us and combines riding pleasure, breathtaking views and largely untouched landscapes on this motorcycle tour. Of course, the cities of Sibenik and Dubrovnik, also called the pearls on the Adriatic, should not be missing in the program. The picturesquely situated villages at the Adriatic Sea are the perfect setting to end a successful day - motorcycle tour.

We leave Croatia and the Balkan peninsula Montenegro with its rugged mountains and medieval villages. Our stage destination Durres, a port city in Albania, awaits us in the early evening.

Our destination Greece with its adventurous motorcycle routes and ancient sights will inspire us. The Meteora monasteries, which were built near the city of Kalambaka at a dizzying height on sandstone cliffs, or the Corinth Canal, built between 1881 and 1893 and over 6 km long, which separates the Peloponnese peninsula from the mainland, will not only inspire amateur photographers.

Delphi, which in ancient times was long regarded as the centre of the world and became famous through the oracle, is not to be missed on this motorcycle tour. Another highlight of this motorcycle tour leads us to the stalactite cave at Pyrgos Dirou. The Glyfada Cave was discovered by locals in 1923 and we can visit it during a 2800 m long and 25 minutes long boat trip - here we will experience an unforgettable natural spectacle. And on with the sport, Olympia, the ancient site on the Peloponnese peninsula, which was the venue of the original Olympic Games from the 8th century BC, awaits us before we have to say goodbye to the land of the gods. During the ferry crossing to Venice we can relax and review the experiences and adventures of the past days. On scenic routes of Italy we cruise north to Carinthia, where the waiter is already waiting for us with soft drinks in the hotel.

If you are looking for that special motorcycle tour, this motorcycle tour on dream roads, which combines riding fun and culture in a special way, is the right choice for you.

In order to increase the travel comfort, an escort vehicle will take over the transport of the luggage on this motorcycle tour.

Programme, hotel and route changes are reserved!

Itinerary:

Day 1: Individual or collective arrival at the start hotel in Spittal an der Drau (Carinthia) until 18.00 hrs

Our motorcycle tour starts in Spital an der Drau in the Austrian Carinthia. During a delicious dinner we get to know each other and during the following tour briefing we get in the mood for the motorcycle adventure ahead of us, which will take us on dream roads into the land of the gods. A motorcycle holiday that combines riding fun, unforgettable landscapes and culinary delicacies in a special way, lies ahead of us...

Overnight stay: Spittal an der Drau

Day 2: Hospital on the Drava - Slovenia - Opatija (Croatia / Kvarner Bay) approx. 290 km

Today it is called curve fun. Through the picturesque Drau Valley our motorcycle tour leads us to the historic Wurzen Pass and on to the Triglav National Park, which rewards us with great and fascinating viewpoints and biker roads. Arriving in Croatia, our hotel in the Kvarner Bay is already waiting for us, offering us the possibility of refreshment with its direct access to the sea. In the evening we enjoy the view from the terrace over the idyllically situated bay with a glass of wine.

Overnight stay: Opatija

Day 3: Opatija - Sibenik about 300 km

Strengthened with a substantial breakfast we reach the panorama coastal road, also called Jadranska Magistrala after a short ride and enjoy the Mediterranean flair while we continue touring further south. The winding coastal road rewards us with unique photo motifs as Croatia's islands of Krk, Rab and Pag pass by on our right. The mainland in the north offers us the 145 km long Velebit - massif in which the Vaganski Vrh with its 1.757 m is the highest point. This region is also the location of several Karl May films. The proud, medieval town of Sibenik, one of the largest metropolises in the Dalmatian region, awaits us with the St. Anna Fortress enthroned above Sibenik, which is also called Mihovil Fortress by locals.

Overnight stay: Sibenik

Day 4: Sibenik - Dubrovnik about 280 km

We leave Sibenik behind us and take the Adriatic Magistrala again. The turquoise shimmering water of the bay of Grebastica invites us to a photo stop. In the further course of the route the Biokovo - mountains and the sea gives us the winding route and leads us to Dubrovnik. Strolling through the old town, which is part of the UNESKO World Heritage Site, takes us on a journey into the past before the eventful day comes to an end.

Overnight stay: Dubrovnik

Day 5: Dubrovnik - Durrës (Albania) about 270 km

Pure adrenalin on one of the most beautiful roads on earth... this is how the day begins and we leave Croatia and dive into the once smallest republic of the former Yugoslavia - Montenegro. The sea always in view, the famous bay of Kotor, an almost 30 km long fjord bay of the southeastern Dalmatian-Montenegrin Adriatic coast - also called the largest fjord of Southern Europe - offers us a wonderful photo scenery. After 140 km we leave the Balkan state and thus also the Adriatic Panorama Coast Road, which will remain in our memories for a long time with its unique impressions. Albania and therefore Durrës, a port city steeped in history, await us in the early evening and we let the eventful day end and enjoy the sunset at the Ionian Sea.

Overnight stay: Durrës

Day 6: Durrës (Albania) - Macedonia - Kastoria (Greece) about 260 km

Today we say goodbye to the Adriatic coast and head east, past Tirana, the Albanian capital and the world's oldest lake, Lake Ohrid, which promises every fish lover the highest culinary delights with the Ohrid trout that is native to the area. A short detour to Macedonian Highness Territory, to the Galičica mountains with the national park of the same name offers us on the pass height wonderful views of Ohrid and the Prespa Lake, before we reach Kastoria, located on a peninsula in Greece. We explore the medieval town, famous for furrier and fur trade, during an evening walk.

Overnight stay: Kastoria

Day 7: Kastoria (Greece) - Kalambaka (Meteora monasteries) about 140 km

Greece, land of the gods pure - on roads away from the "main arteries" our destination today is Kalambaka. The city lies at the foot of the Meteora Monasteries, which were built on cliffs up to 400 m steep and are part of the UNESCO World Heritage. We let this fascinating landscape affect us from the motorcycle and end the day with an impressive visit to one of the monasteries.

Overnight stay: Kalambaka

Day 8: Kalambaka - Delphi about 280 km

And on we go with daily destination Delphi. Along the scenic roads of Central Greece we will follow the traces of the history of Lamia and Amfissa towards the ancient site. Delphi was considered the centre of the world by the people of antiquity. If you believe the myth, Zeus made two eagles rise from each end of the world and they met again in Delphi.

Overnight stay: Delphi

Day 9: Delphi - Tripoli about 270 km

Today we will continue to the southernmost part of the Balkan Peninsula. Along the Mediterranean landscape of the Gulf of Corinth, the road book takes us to the 6 km long Corinth Canal, built between 1881 and 1893 - our "entrance gate" to the biker's paradise of the Peloponnese. In the evening we arrive at our hotel in Tripoli.

Overnight stay: Tripoli

Day 10: Tripoli - Pyrgos Dirou - Kalamata about 200 km

On little frequented provincial roads we ride to the stalactite cave of Pyrgos Dirou. The 2800 m long Glyfada Cave was discovered by locals in 1923 and will captivate us during a 25 minute boat ride. Having arrived at the southernmost point of our journey, we head north again - the coastal road accompanies us to our hotel in Kalamata.

Overnight stay: Kalamata

Day 11: Kalamata - Olympia about 170 km

The next highlight of our Greece - motorcycle tour is waiting for us. Olympia, the venue of the ancient Olympic Games, is our daily destination. We enjoy the Mediterranean landscape on wonderful mountain routes.

Overnight stay: Olympia

Day 12: Olympia - Patras about 120 km

The sanctuary of Zeus in Elis - Olympia. The morning is at our disposal for a sightseeing tour with or without a guide to the ancient sites or for a stroll through the city.

After lunch we have to say goodbye again - we look back on a country that let us experience the world of antiquity in a special way with the most beautiful means of transportation. Our ferry awaits us in Patras and leaves in the evening with destination Italy, Venice.

Overnight stay: on the ship

Day 13: Ferry crossing to Venice

Day at sea, relax and enjoy the crossing.

Overnight stay: on the ship

Day 14: Venice - hospital on the river Drava approx. 300 km

In the morning Venice lies at our feet... we enjoy a unique view of the old town from the ferry.

Our last stage of this unique motorcycle tour takes us back to the starting point, to Spital an der Drau.

An interesting, varied motorcycle tour peppered with many riding highlights lies behind us, which will remain in our memories for a long time.

Overnight stay: Hospital an der Drau

Day 15: Hospital on the Drau

After breakfast individual departure of the participants.