The Balkan Express

It goes through Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Albania, and with Balkan XXL even further to Macedonia and back to Albania. It's gonna be a curve fest!

Pricing

Price
PRICES: 09.05. - 17.05.2020 // 26.09. - 04.10.2020 // 08.05. - 16.05.2021 // 25.09. - 03.10.2021
Rider per person in double room: €999.00 $1,111.35 ?
Rider per person in single room: €1,268.00 $1,410.60 ?
1/2 double room available on request subject to availability.
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PRICES: 04.09. - 12.09.2020 // 03.09. - 11.09.2021
Rider per person in double room: €1,239.00 $1,378.34 ?
Rider per person in single room: €1,379.00 $1,534.08 ?
1/2 double room available on request subject to availability

Features

Features
9 days guided motorbike tour on some of the most beautiful roads in South East Europe
German speaking tour guide, please inquire for English speaking tour guide
Morning tour briefing before departure
Daily tour accompaniment on all day tours
8 overnight stays in a double room in simple and good middle class hotels (shower, WC)
with breakfast
Every evening organization for the physical well-being with dinner in specially selected locations, in order to get to know the Balkans also from its culinary side
Sightseeing tour with local English speaking guide in Sarajevo, Skodra.
Not included features
Baggage transport
meals other than breakfast
Gasoline
Oil
Toll fees
Expenditure for personal needs
Admissions
Tips
Furthermore, all services that are not expressly listed as included services
Also not included, but strongly recommended: Travel insurance with cancellation protection.

More details

More details
Travel conditions:
The special conditions for this trip of motorcycle and holiday apply. These are handed out before booking the trip. Minimum number of participants: 10 persons. If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the trip up to four weeks before the start of the trip.
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Special notes for this trip:
A travel insurance with international health insurance including return service (ambulance jet, or home transport) and accident insurance is a prerequisite for participation in the tour.
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In addition, a "KFZ Rückholversicherung" (e.g.: protection letter) is also required for all motorcycles. The motorcycles must be in technically perfect condition (tyres!) before departure. Technical assistance or spare parts service in case of breakdowns or damage is only possible to a limited extent on site. In the worst case, a breakdown could result in the participant breaking off the tour and returning home on his own.
A frank word among bikers:
On guided motorcycle tours with your own motorcycle, rider and co-rider from different countries of origin and with different motorcycles meet for a common journey. As different as the participants are, most of the time the motorcycles will be different, which makes you expect a fun and interesting trip. As with all group activities, a certain amount of team spirit and individual adaptation to the group is necessary for everyone to enjoy the trip and their motorcycle holiday.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

For many motorcyclists, the Balkans represent a previously unexplored mystery. Wild and pristine, an unpolished natural jewel. And again and again one asks oneself the question: Is it even possible with my street bike?

Yes, it works! And it's sensational! Incredible roads, breathtaking panoramas and open and friendly people.

The tour takes us from Austria via Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro to Albania. The return journey takes you via Montenegro and the unique coastal road from Croatia back to Austria. What we experience here is fantastic: whether it is the cultural diversity of Sarajevo, the medieval city of Mostar, the largest gorge in Europe or the unbelievably majestic landscape along some stretches, the Balkans holds treasures that are waiting to be discovered!

This tour combines the right amount of culture with motorcycle tracks that are second to none. Some mountain roads wind around the mountains like masterfully knotted ribbons of gifts, offering a winding landscape that makes every motorcyclist's heart beat faster. The stages are balanced and varied. They lead through towns and villages, through mountains and canyons, over passes, along rivers, lakes and the coast.

This tour is especially suitable for frequent riders who want to experience a lot in a short time. Sightseeing and cultural stops are limited here, the riding experience is clearly in the foreground and some days are a little longer. For those who want to have more sightseeing and shorter days, we recommend our Balkan XXL Tour (15 days, accompanying vehicle, rest day at the sea)!

Tour dates:

From the Graz area approx. 3,000 km, medium to high difficulty, short unpaved sections or sections without asphalt possible, with mountain passes including serpentines, city trips and motorway stages.

Our exclusive travel program

Day 1: Graz (AUT) - Slovenia - Croatia - Banja Luka (BiH) 380 km

Meeting at the agreed starting point near Graz. After getting to know each other briefly, we start our journey together. Mainly on the motorway it goes directly to Bosnia & Herzegovina to the capital of the republic of Srbska, to Banja Luka. Our hotel is located in the centre of the city. After the arrival we take a leisurely stroll through the old town.

Overnight stay in Banja Luka (BiH).

TIP: There is a hotel at the starting point of the journey. For participants who have a further journey to Graz, it is recommended to arrive the day before and stay overnight. And if you want to come to the start of the tour with a car and motorcycle trailer, you can park the car at the hotel during the tour.

Day 2: Banja Luka (BiH) - Sarajevo (BiH) 270 km

Following the course of the river Vrbas southwards we leave Banja Luka. On the way we visit picturesque water mills and an old railway bridge until we arrive in the capital of Bosnia in the afternoon: Sarajevo. During a guided walk through the historic old town in German we will be introduced to the history and culture of this extraordinary and impressive city.

Overnight stay in Sarajevo (BiH).

Day 3: Sarajevo (BiH) - Mokra Gora (SRB) 290 km

The bridge of Visegrad, UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the cultural highlight of the day. The route there along picturesque gorges is not inferior to that until we finally reach the border to Serbia. The communist past is still visible and tangible in some places. The mix with the modern development makes the special flair of Serbia.

Overnight stay in Mokra Gora (SRB).

Day 4: Mokra Gora (SRB) - Bosnia & Herzegovina - Kolasin (MNE) 290 km

We leave Serbia very early and head for Montenegro: Shortly after Mokra Gora we cross the border back to Bosnia & Herzegovina. Around noon we finally reach the Montenegrin border. Why this country was called Montenegro (Black Mountain) is impressively demonstrated to us here. The Dumitor National Park (it goes up to 1.900 m above sea level) and the deepest gorge in Europe will inspire us. In the early evening we move into our hotel in Kolasin.

Overnight stay in Kolasin (MNE).

Day 5: Kolasin (MNE) - Shkodra (ALB) 250 km

With Albania we reach the southernmost country of this tour. But before that we enjoy the winding mountain roads in southeast Montenegro until we arrive in Shkodra in the afternoon. During a German-speaking guided city stroll we learn a lot about the city and Albania, which is so foreign to us.

Overnight stay in Shkodra (ALB).

Day 6: Shkodra (ALB) - Kotor (MNE) - Dubrovnik (CRO) 310 km

Today we start early, because there is a lot to see and two national borders to cross. Shortly after Shkodra we reach the border to Montenegro and soon we reach the world famous Adriatic coastal road "Jadranksa Magistrala" for the first time. After a short detour into the Montenegrin hinterland we experience the famous Bay of Kotor (MNE) and later cross the border into Croatia. In the evening there is still time for a short walk in Dubrovnik.

Overnight stay in the Dubrovnik area (CRO).

Day 7: Dubrovnik (CRO) - Mostar (BiH) - Makarska (CRO) 300 km

The day begins with a leisurely cruise on the Croatian coastal road until we enter Bosnia & Herzegovina again at Neum (BiH). Along narrow country roads we ride to the world-famous city of Mostar (BiH) and visit the "Old Bridge" Stari Most, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. After this cultural highlight we will return to Croatia and ride along the coastal road to the Makarska Riviera.

Overnight stay on the Makarska Riviera (CRO).

Day 8: Makarska (CRO) -Crikvenica (CRO) 360 km

In order to enjoy the most beautiful part of the Jadranska Magistrala, we bridge the distance around the densely populated areas of Split and Sibenik on the motorway. North of Zadar we leave the highway and then we have about 150 km of "cruising along the coastal road" of the finest and with breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea in front of us. In the late afternoon we reach the last hotel of our exciting Balkan tour and can celebrate the end in a convivial atmosphere.

Overnight stay in the Crikvenica area (CRO).

Day 9: Crikvenica (CRO) - journey home 360 km

Unfortunately, today is goodbye. Your guide will accompany you up to the Croatian-Slovenian border at Rupa, from there you will ride with many beautiful memories in your luggage independently or with other participants in the group towards home. Your guide will be happy to help you find a great route home.

End of tour.

TIP: Extra nights in Graz and/or in Croatia are possible on request! Please simply contact us here for an offer!