Who would have thought it: at the geographical centre of Europe, motorcyclists get their money's worth. No wonder, because this country, which is still largely spared by tourism, is very mountainous.
|per rider in shared twin/double room||€850.00 $945.59 ?|
|pillion passenger||€650.00 $723.10 ?|
|per person single room (surcharge)||€190.00 $211.37 ?|
|7 nights in a double room in typical 3*** hotels|
|German speaking tour guide, please inquire for English speaking tour guide|
|Everything that is not listed under services|
|Travel cancellation costs and return transport insurance|
|Arrival and departure: The start and finish hotel is located in Pezinok, about 20 km north of Bratislava in the middle of the city centre. From Berlin (via Dresden, Prague, Brno) it is about 700 km. From Munich (via Salzburg and Vienna) about 520 km. If you arrive by car and trailer, you can park them safely in the courtyard of our meeting point hotel.|
|Route: Approximately 1660 km total distance, daily stages between 200 and 400 km|
|Motorcycles: This trip is suitable for all motorcycles.|
|Luggage: Pack only the bare essentials. Pay attention to low weight and small volume. Please use sturdy lashing straps in sufficient quantity for fastening.|
|Road condition/traffic: Mostly asphalt, sometimes coarse, sometimes fine, mostly quite good, sometimes a bit inferior. The same road traffic regulations apply as in Germany including right-hand traffic.|
|Riding skills: This tour is suitable for all motorcyclists, but safe control of the motorcycle in all situations, especially in hairpin bends, is a prerequisite. Even a short gravel passage can occur from time to time, e.g. through a construction site.|
|Daily routine: Normally a day of travel begins at 8 o'clock with breakfast. At 9 o'clock everybody should be on the bike. Lunch and breaks are taken regularly. Usually we reach the hotel by 18 o'clock at the latest. If there are exceptions, there is certainly a good reason for them.|
|Accommodation: In clean hotels and guesthouses typical of the country. Each room has its own bathroom and WC. According to the Slovakian category, these are 3-4 star houses, although the houses do not always meet Western European standards. However, each accommodation is characterized either by its unique location, history, cuisine or atmosphere.|
|Rations: For breakfast there is typical Slovakian food: tea or coffee, white bread, butter, jam, cheese, sausage, tomatoes and cucumbers - sometimes eggs. Slovakian cuisine is rather hearty and not particularly varied. There are often hearty meats (pork, beef or poultry) with potatoes or rice as a side dish. But the soups and stews are very rich and tasty. In the evening a multi-course menu is usually served. So we won't be eating so luxuriously at lunchtime. To drink, besides water and the usual soft drinks, there are various kinds of tasty beer from local breweries. Various Slovakian red and white wines round off an evening dinner with pleasure.|
|Currency and service charges: The price of petrol in Slovakia fluctuated between 1.25 and 1.40 euros in 2019. In total, you have to reckon with 100,- to 150,- Euro petrol costs depending on consumption. In Slovakia, you can easily pay by credit card at petrol stations. The drinks in restaurants and cafés are relatively cheap: ½ l beer about 1 - 1.50 euros, a bottle of red wine about 10-15 euros. Depending on the drinking pleasure, one has to calculate for the tour with approximately 50 euros of beverage costs for the coffee and lunch breaks. In addition, there are about 8 Euro per day for lunch (so a total of about 100 Euro for drinks and lunch). The drinks in the evening can then be paid via the room bill. As it is completely unusual in restaurants and cafés to pay individually, it is advisable to set up a joint cash register for lunch and drinks during the day, which your tour guide can manage for the group if desired. So you actually have nothing to do with money anymore and can concentrate on the journey and the various impressions.|
|Climate: Slovakia has a continental climate, in the valleys and plains it is warm to hot in midsummer and cooler in the mountains - rainfall is more frequent here even in summer.|
|Documents: For entry into Slovakia, an identity card or passport valid for another 6 months is sufficient, a visa for EU citizens and Swiss nationals is not necessary. A national driving licence is sufficient. Please always carry the Green Insurance Card with you during your journey. Motorcycles are also subject to tolls on motorways in Austria, but not in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.|
|Electricity: The voltage is 220 volts. The sockets correspond to those in Germany, no adapter is necessary.|
|Equipment / protective clothing: The most suitable clothing for Slovakia is waterproof textile clothing or enduro clothing and a helmet with visor (because of the possible rainfall). As there are large differences in temperature between the lowlands and the mountains (e.g. 33 degrees in Bratislava, 10 degrees and rain in the high mountains), the onion principle with many thin layers, which are put on or taken off as required, is best suited. Waterproof motorcycle gloves and boots should be a matter of course. Please do not forget your bathing suit. Also useful would be: a multitool or pocket knife, sunglasses that fit under the helmet and a water bottle or PET bottle. Please also think about medication for the most common travel diseases. Diarrhoea and cold remedies as well as vitamins can be very helpful on the way.|
|Cash requirements and means of payment: You can easily withdraw cash at all ATMs. Besides money for drinks during the day (approx. 50 Euro), drinks in the evening (? Euro) lunch (approx. 50 Euro) and petrol (approx. 100 - 150 Euro) you should have some money for possible tips, souvenirs and souvenirs.|
|Minimum number of participants: 5 riders. If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the tour up to 28 days before the tour starts.|
|Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.|
Whether in the smallest high mountains in the world, the High Tatras, or in gentle low mountain ranges such as the Low Tatras, the Ore Mountains and the Mala Fatra - curving pleasures are inevitable. Many of the lonely, winding roads in Slovakia resemble those of the Allgäu or the Black Forest. Not only the landscape with the romantic forests, the numerous rivers and lakes is magically beautiful. Countless castles and palaces also surprise us time and time again - including Spiš Castle, one of the largest castle complexes in Central Europe. Rural charm, genuine hospitality and diverse culinary delights are on top of it all.
Expected course of the tour:
Individual journey to the meeting point hotel in Pezinok near Bratislava. Joint dinner and discussion of the eagerly awaited trip.
On the first day we are looking forward to a pleasant round trip in the Small Carpathians. A hilly landscape, gentle mountain ranges and many long drawn-out curves will delight us already on the first day. After a short visit to the Castle of Cerveny Camen, we continue north. We will have our lunch in a typical Slovakian restaurant at the lake Senica. Depending on the weather we take a cooling bath in the reservoir of Tomky.
Surprisingly a legendary dune landscape appears (no off-road riding). The highlight is then the fantastic pass route over the Baba Mountain. In the evening, culinary delicacies await us in the tastefully decorated restaurant of our hotel. (daily stage about 260 km)
After breakfast we leave our hotel in the Small Carpathians (with luggage) and head northeast. The first break will be at the castle of Beckow. After the lunch break in the spa town of Trencianska, we continue along winding roads to Cicmany, where we admire the fairy-tale decorated wooden houses. Along the great Carpathians we then reach Dolny Kubin via hilly country, winding and low-traffic routes to Dolny Kubin, where we stay in our beautiful hotel outside the city for the next four nights.
(daily stage about 320 km)
After breakfast we will head south and visit the impressive museum village of Vlkolinec, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. In Liptovska Tepla we have our lunch break in a very nice restaurant, located directly on the Váh river and frequented mainly by locals. Over narrow forest roads with relatively few Traffic, moving north. At the majestic Orava Castle, enthroned on a hill, we stop for a photo stop and a coffee break. Over a very beautiful track with wide curves we ride through the Mala Fatra to the monument of the legendary Janosik - hero and something like the Robin Hood of Slovaks - to Terchova. In the early afternoon we return to our hotel in the countryside. So there is still enough time to use the wellness facilities of the hotel before we enjoy our delicious dinner.
(daily stage about 200 km)
This day is a tough one. The Spiš Castle and the High Tatras are on the programme, so with 400 km we have the longest stage of this trip ahead of us. Shortly before Ruzomberok, take the motorway (about 50 km to make distance). The more curvy it gets afterwards. We have our lunch break in Dedinky with a romantic view of the mountains and the lake. Via Spisska Nova Ves we reach the mighty Spiš Castle. After the sightseeing we are looking forward to another highlight: We will ride along the High Tatras with their long curves and fantastic mountain views. (daily stage about 400 km)
First we head west and then north through fairytale forests and the Orava mountain range to the Orava reservoir. Here in Namestovo, very close to the Polish border, we take a short coffee break and enjoy the view over the beautiful lake. We will have our lunch in romantic Zuberec. In the direction of Liptovska Lake, the route follows winding mountain roads. On the return journey we are happy about the smallest roads and the great views of the Low Tatras. In the late afternoon we reach our hotel and enjoy the delicious dinner. (daily stage about 240 km)
After breakfast we have to pack up, because we want to go back to our meeting point hotel in the Small Carpathians. Over winding roads we go through the Erzgebirge. Surprisingly well preserved is a miners' village where we take a break. The next highlight is not long in coming wait: Bojnice, a fairytale castle par excellence. After the lunch break we ride via Topolcany to Pezinok. In the evening we have our last dinner together and probably some excellent beer from Slovakian or Czech breweries. (daily stage about 300 km)
Individual return journey after breakfast.
(subject to change)