Epic Mediterranean

Journey

Epic Mediterranean

Journey

 

This Epic Mediterranean Journey will take you through the famous Transfagarasan Road and Transalpina Pass, both considered some of the most beautiful rides with their breathtaking sceneries. We will take a fantastic ride in the mountains through infinite forests of pines and birch trees to the most beautiful tectonic lakes of Macedonia. After all that, how about a night at the Bansko Resort, considered "The Pearl" of all Bulgarian resorts.

 11 DAYS

 10 NIGHTS

DISTANCE

1730 MILES

Road Based Surface

FROM US $4,995

DAY 1 - Bucharest 
Welcome to Bucharest! 
We prepared for you a visit to the Palace of Parliament, the second largest building in the world after Pentagon. Or you can just walk in the old center where your hotel is located, taste a Romanian wine and feel the spirit of the people and the city!


DAY 2 
Today we start your journey to the Carpathian Mountains! We have chosen for you a perfect motorcycle ride through the mountain with serpentines and a splendid view of Cheia Pass. Should you be much excited to ride on the famous Transfagarasan Pass, the most wanted road by motorcycle riders all over the world!
 

Transfagarasan Pass crosses the Carpathian Mountains and offers you the most spectacular view in Romania. We spend the night in one of the most beautiful cities in Romania! 

The motorcycle of your choice. We've a wide selection to choose from, something to suit every taste and experience level.

Expert guide who will share a wealth of knowledge about the flora, fauna, geology and history of each area.

10 nights of accommodation during the tour in comfortable, quality resorts and hotels from 3 Stars to 5 Stars.

Support vehicle for luggage transport during the tour

All breakfasts are included in the tour

Airport transfers are included in the overall cost of the tour.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Flights and appropriate visas are not included in any of the pricing.

Fuel for the tour is not included in the listed price

Additional fees such as lunches, dinners, and drinks on the tour are not included in the pricing you see here.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR JOURNEY

DAY 3 
A great day for motorcycle riding is waiting for you on one of the most amazing roads of the Carpathian Mountains. Full of serpentines, Transalpina Pass, the highest road in Romania with 2100 meters altitude offers you a splendid view, a place where you can ride above the clouds.

 
We spend the night in a wonderful traditional manor in Tg-Jiu city , a city located in the heart of the mountains where the great sculptor Constantin Brancusi created the worldwide famous “ Endless Column” masterpiece. 


DAY 4 
We leave behind the old town and we ride our motorcycle towards Danube River; a beautiful scenery between Almajului Mountains on one side and Danube River on the other side. We continue our ride through the mountains after passing the border in great Serbia towards Derdap Park, 640 square kilometers along the Danube. 

 

The main attraction of the Đerdap National Park's natural beauty is the Đerdap gorge - the famous Iron Gate - the grandiose gateway through the southern slopes of the Carpathian Mountains where the longest and biggest river accumulation in former Yugoslavia is located. We spend the night in Kragujevac, one of the biggest cities in Serbia located on Lepenica river. 

DAY 5 
We ride today through Dinaric Alps and admire the beauty of the mountains..645 km of mountain chain with highest peak "Lake Crest" of 2,692 meters located at the border of Muntenegro and Albania. We pass the border, step into Muntenegro and ride our motorcycles towards famous National Durmitor Park, one of the deepest gorges in Europe. This breathtaking national park was formed by glaciers and is traversed by rivers and underground streams with dense pine forests, interspersed with clear lakes and harbors a wide range of endemic flora. 

DAY 6 
After admiring the amazing landscape and the beauty of Durmitor Park we ride ahead to the famous Tara Canyon Muntenegro. 
The longest canyon in Muntenegro and Europe and second longest in the world after Grand Canyon, at 78 kilometers length and 1,300 meters at its deepest Tara canyon is protected as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is a part of Durmitor National Park. We ride our motorcycles in a magical place and just enjoy the perfect scenery of yellow rock and amazing green water that takes your breath away.. We pass Skadar Lake, the largest lake in the Balkan Peninsula located at the border with Albania. After crossing the border we stop at Shkoder city, one of the oldest and most historic places in Albania with a great culture and traditions 

DAY 7 
We ride today on the beautiful Albania Adriatic Sea coast to the Kombetar Park, located along the Theth River and admire the main attractions in the park of Grunas Waterfall and the Lock-in Tower.

 

With a great history behind, besides an inspiring mixture of civilizations and cultures, Albania offers us a perfect combination of lakes, Albanian Alps Mountains with infinite forests of pines and birch trees and Adriatic Sea short.

 

We end the day at famous Ohrid Lake, one of the most beautiful tectonic lakes of Macedonia. With a length of around 30 km round, 288 meters (945 feet) deep , Ohrid Lake captivates you with its astonishingly clear waters, together with the serene stillness of its mountain amazing settings. 

DAY 8 
We leave behind a great country and ride our motorcycle towards seaside in Greece, the country of olives and delicious tzatziki and try to understand the myths of gods and giants! Admire the white-washed houses and blue domes on cliff top. You’ll quickly become acquainted with the melancholic throb of rembetika (blues songs) and the ability of the ancient sights to unleash an imagination you might not have realized you had. We spend the rest of the day in beautiful Thesaloniki and fell in love with the city, the Greek tradition, youngsters dancing on the tables and the cafes full of people. 

DAY 9 
After Greeks perfect blue and green water we ride now to Bansko resort, Bulgaria, the biggest Bulgarian mountain resort located in a valley surrounded by Pirin, Rila and the Rhodopi Mountains. Considering its architectural and historical value, Bansko becomes the pearl of all Bulgarian resorts with beautiful conifers, fresh air and perfect riding roads. We continue our ride to Borovat mountain resort, the oldest resort in Bulgaria. Located in the hearth of Rodopi mountains, Borovat offers us an amazing landscape, perfect view of the mountains, Bulgarian traditions and very friendly people. We spend the night in the beautiful resort and enjoy the silence of the mountains. 

DAY 10 
We have today in front of us a great motorcycle road through Bulgaria, a country with small houses, green fields, beautiful mountains and perfect roads! We spend our last night of our amazing trips in Bucharest, called “ The Little Paris”, our last destination and share great stories of our trip. 

DAY 11 - Departure

Ride Profile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100% of this ride is on pavement; some sections of pavement can be potholed and narrow. 
On the more difficult sections pillions can travel in the support vehicle, space permitting.

Tour Start/End

Tour Start: Bucharest 

Tour End:  Bucharest 

 

Climate

Romania has a temperate-continental climate with moderate features which is characteristic for Central Europe. with hot summers, long, cold winters and very distinct seasons. Abundant snowfalls may occur throughout the country from December to mid-March, especially if you are in the mountainous areas of Romania.

 

The annual average temperature depends on latitude and ranges from 8°C in the North and 11°C in the South, with temperatures of 2.6°C in the mountains and 12°C in the plains. In general, the warmest areas are in the southern districts of Romania. Daytime temperatures vary from 0-5°C in the winter and 25-30°C in summer months. In the southern areas it can be warmer, in the northern and eastern mountainous districts of Transsilvania it can be cooler with moderate daytime temperatures and cool nights in the summer and temperatures far below zero in the winter.

 

Accommodation

  • 10 nights of accommodation.

  • Our accommodations range from small family run 3 star hotels through to 5 star hotels. 

  • A flexible attitude is needed as standards are not always what we are accustomed to. 

  • All accommodation is on a twin share basis. If you are traveling alone we will pair you up with another solo traveler. However, if you prefer single accommodation a single supplement is available: USD $225.00

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Meals

  • On every day of the tour we include breakfast: 10 Breakfasts 

  • Lunches, dinners, and drinks on the tour are not included

 

Important Information

  • All riders must have a valid motorcycle license and at least two years riding experience. 

  • It is a requirement that all clients have appropriate insurance for this type of expedition. 

  • An experienced and qualified medic will be joining us and we always carry an extensive medical kit in case of injury’s, large or small.

  • We will be utilizing a support vehicles to carry all of our luggage, equipment and other gear as well as to accommodate pillion passengers who may wish to have some time off the bike.  This means that the bikes will be traveling light without the weight of any luggage to be worried about.

Bikes

BMW R1200GS

  • 1200cc Twin cylinder boxer engine

  • Seat height 90cm (35In) Approx.

  • Inner Leg Curve 195cm (78in) Approx

  • Heated Hand Grips

  • BMW style accessory power socket

  • Engine protection bars

  • Bash plate

  • Dual purpose tires

  • Journey Cost w/ R1200GS $5,375

BMW F800GS 

  • 800cc Parallel twin cylinder engine

  • Seat height 88cm (34In) Approx.

  • Inner Leg Curve 193cm (76in) Approx

  • Heated Hand Grips

  • BMW style accessory power socket

  • Engine protection bars

  • Bash plate

  • Dual purpose tires

  • Journey Cost w/ F800GS $4,995 

BMW F700GS 

  • 800cc (de-tuned) Parallel twin cylinder engine

  • Seat height 82cm (32In) Approx.

  • Inner Leg Curve 181cm (71in) Approx

  • Heated Hand Grips

  • BMW style accessory power socket

  • Engine protection bars

  • Bash plate

  • Duel purpose tires

  • Journey Cost w/ F800GS $4,995

Pillion / Support Vehicle US $1,495