Balkans XXL

Guided road tour including luggage transport for all makes and models

Pricing

Price
per rider in shared twin/double room €2,599.00 $2,891.28 ?
per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room €2,559.00 $2,846.78 ?
per person single room (surcharge) €489.00 $543.99 ?
1/2 double room on request subject to availability
EXTRA CHARGE ROOM WITH SEA VIEW €139.00 $154.63 ?
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The prices are valid for the dates 2020 and will be updated for the dates 2021 and 2022 approximately one year before the start of the trip.

Features

Features
15 days guided motorbike tour on some of the most beautiful roads in South East Europe
14 overnight stays in good pensions, middle class and top category hotels
Half board with 3-course menu or buffet
German speaking tour guide, please inquire for English speaking tour guide
Support vehicle incl. motorcycle trailer or large transporter for luggage from/to Graz
Luggage transport from/to motorcycle and holiday
Guarded/secured parking spaces at all hotels
Road map (rider)
Not included features
Gasoline
Oil
Toll fees
Expenditure for personal needs
Tips
Furthermore, all services that are not expressly listed as included, included services.
Also not included but strongly recommended: Travel insurance with cancellation cover

More details

More details
A frank word among bikers:
We do not take a riding course on our trip, but a demanding and varied motorcycle tour. If you are already experienced in riding a motorcycle, you will get your money's worth on the tour. If you are not sure if your driving skills are sufficient, please contact us. Due to our many years of experience we can give you good advice in this regard. Furthermore, a good physical and health condition should be a matter of course for participation in the tour. We will be leaving behind between 140 and 520 km on our daily rides, with the emphasis on riding in this unique landscape, a certain amount of adaptation to the group and team spirit will be necessary to fully enjoy the tour. With the description of the individual travel days you can already prepare yourself for the journey and get to know the routes we have carefully planned.
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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: 12 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. The number of participants is limited! Registrations will be considered in the order in which they are received.
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Special information about this trip:
A travel insurance with international health insurance including return service (ambulance jet or home transport) and accident insurance is required for participation in the tour. We recommend taking out the travel insurance "Travel protection with cancellation ALL RISK MED" with Allianz Global Assistance. This includes the highest level of travel protection, e.g.: is a cancellation also covered for personal and provable reasons! Also included are a foreign liability insurance, a foreign health insurance, an accident insurance with coverage of rescue costs (incl. helicopter), as well as an extra return journey or ambulance jet in case of medically necessary reasons OR after 3 days in hospital. In addition, a "KFZ-Heimholversicherung" (e.g.: ÖAMTC Schutzbrief) is also required for all motorcycles. The motorcycles must be in a 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 can result in the participant cancelling the tour and returning home on his own.
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 and Macedonia. 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 woven gift ribbons and offer 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.

Tour dates:

From the Graz area approx. 3,500 km, medium difficulty, short unpaved sections or sections without asphalt possible, with mountain passes incl. serpentines, city trips and motorway stages.

OUR EXCLUSIVE TRAVEL PROGRAM FOR YOU

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

Meeting at the agreed starting point near Graz. After all the luggage is stowed in the support vehicle, 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 directly in the centre. After the arrival we take a leisurely stroll through the old town. Overnight stay in Banja Luka (BiH).

TIP for your journey: 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.

TIP on luggage: If you can't or don't want to bring your luggage to the starting point on the bike, you can have us pick it up at your home via luggage service. We will then bring it to the tour start in the support vehicle!

Day 2 - Sunday 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, a unique waterfall and an old railway bridge. In the afternoon we will arrive in the capital of Bosnia: 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 - Monday 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 a more than worthy preparation 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 - Tuesday Mokra Gora (SRB) - Bosnia & Herzegovina - Zabljak (MNE) 215 km

We leave Serbia again 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. After the ride through the breathtaking Dumitor National Park (it goes up to 1.900 m above sea level) we reach our overnight stay, the highest town in Montenegro. Overnight stay in Zabljak (MNE).

Day 5 - Wednesday Zabljak (MNE) - Kolasin (MNE) 100 km

The Tara Gorge is the deepest gorge in Europe (and second deepest in the world). And half a day off. We leave the hotel a little later and have a quiet day until we reach our hotel in the ski and climatic health resort Kolasin in the early afternoon. In the wellness area of the hotel we can end the rest of the day in a comfortable way.

Day 6 - Thursday Kolasin (MNE) - Shkodra (ALB) 250 km

We enjoy once again the winding mountain roads in the southeast of Montenegro before we reach the Albanian border and visit the next country of the tour. The condition of the roads, and also the friendliness of the Albanians, will surprise us. 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 7 - Friday Shkodra (ALB) - Ohrid (MAK) 320 km

Well rested we can start a little earlier, because there is a lot to see: With Macedonia (also: Macedonia) we reach the southernmost country of the Balkan XXL Tour. But before we reach the Macedonian border we dive deep into the Albanian hinterland. Over roads with different quality levels (but everything for street motorcycles easily rideable) the tour leads us up to the Albanian mountains. Many curves, as well as a high experience factor guarantee an extremely exciting day! The just as curvy ride along the reservoir near the Macedonian city of Debar finally leads us towards Lake Ohrid. Overnight stay in Ohrid (MAK).

Day 8 - Saturday Ohrid (MAK) - Tirana (ALB) 170 km

In the morning we still have the opportunity for a short walk along the shore of Lake Ohrid, then we leave for Albania again. Via well-maintained, picturesquely situated roads we reach the capital of Albania in the late afternoon. Our hotel is located directly in the centre of the city, during a German-speaking guided city stroll we will get to know the eventful history of Tirana. Overnight stay in Tirana (ALB).

Day 9 - Sunday Tirana (ALB) - Budvar (MNE) 200 km

We end our visit to Albania and return to Montenegro. But this time not in the mountainous part: Shortly after passing Shkodra we reach the border and then for the first time on the tour we reach the world famous Adriatic coastal road "Jadranksa Magistrala", which we ride northwards. Now we have earned a day of rest: two nights in the hotel by the sea in the Budvar (MNE) area will follow.

Day 10 - Monday Budvar (MNE) 0 km

Day at leisure. We enjoy the comforts of our hotel by the sea and have a good time. Those who can't get enough of riding will make an excursion on their own to the nearby mountains. Overnight stay in the Budvar area (MNE).

Day 11 - Tuesday Budvar (MNE) - Dubrovnik (CRO) 210 km

After the rest day we start a little earlier again, as there is a lot on the programme: First we ride up to a pass with almost 1.000 m above sea level in the adjacent national park and taste the very special local ham. Then we "experience" the famous bay of Kotor and later cross the border to Croatia. Overnight stay in the Dubrovnik area (CRO).

Day 12 - Wednesday Dubrovnik (CRO) - Neum (BiH) 70 km

We use the morning for an extensive sightseeing of the impressive city of Dubrovnik. In the afternoon we enjoy the coastal road again until we enter Bosnia & Herzegovina again at Neum (BiH). Overnight stay in Neum (BiH).

Day 13 - Thursday Neum (BiH) - Mostar (BiH) - Makarska 230 km

Along narrow country roads we will travel to the world-famous city of Mostar (BiH). Once there, we will visit the Stari Mos, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, meaning "Old Bridge". After this cultural highlight we will return to Croatia. Along the coastal road we ride to the Makarska Riviera. Overnight stay in the Makarska area (CRO).

Day 14 - Saturday Makarska (CRO) - Crkvenica (CRO) 360 km

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 Crkvenica area (CRO).

Day 15 - Sunday Crkvenica (CRO) - Slovenia - Graz (AUT) 360 km

Unfortunately, today is goodbye. With many beautiful memories in our luggage we make our way home again. Until the tour start near Graz your guide will lead you again mostly over the motorway. End of tour.

TIP Going home: For those for whom the route to Graz would be a detour on their way home, they can already say goodbye to the other tour participants on departure from the hotel and make their own way home. If the luggage does not fit on the motorcycle, we can send it home via luggage service.

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