Ultimate Balkans

Journey

Ultimate Balkans

Journey

 

Now we are talking about a Romania Journey of a lifetime. Ride the world famous Transfagarasan Pass, which according to Top Gear is "The most beautiful road in the world. " Get ready to experience the breathtaking Durmitor Park – A park formed by glaciers and traversed by rivers and underground streams. Speaking of breathtaking, We will spend the night in Dubrovnik – A Mediterranean city called "the pearl of the Adriatic" All that awesomeness and this awe inspiring Journey isn't even over yet.

 16 DAYS

 15 NIGHTS

DISTANCE

2370 MILES

Road Based Surface

FROM US $5,295

DAY 1 - Bucharest arrival 
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.

15 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 an amazing winery, a 5* location in the middle of the grapes enjoying a traditional dinner along with a wine tasting! 

DAY 4 
We leave behind the beautiful winery 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, passing the Domogled Mountains and spend the night on the side of Danube, admiring the spectacular view of the mountains and river!
 

DAY 5 
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. The day ends in Kapaonik, the largest mountain range in Serbia also one of the most beautiful ski resorts. 

DAY 6 
We leave behind the beautiful mountains resort and ride our bike through the spectacular Nature Park Golija, a unique and wild place that UNESCO declared in 2001 the First category Park of Nature and the Biosphere Reserve among the World’s Nature Reservations called “Golija-Studenica”, covering 75.183 ha. We continue our ride through Dinaric Alps and spend the night in the city on the highest altitude of the Balkans - 1456 m.

DAY 7 
We continue our day to famous Durmitor Park with highest mountains peak of 2.522 meters. 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 harboring a wide range of endemic flora. After admiring the amazing landscape and the beauty of Durmitor Park we ride ahead famous Tara Canyon Muntenegro. The longest canyon in Muntenegro and Europe and second longest in the world after Grand Canyon, at 78 kilometers in length and 1,300 meters at its deepest. Tara canyon is protected as a 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 will spend the day in beautiful Dubrovnik. 


DAY 8 - Rest day in Dubrovnik 

DAY 9 
Today it is a journey along the sea coast in beautiful Croatia until we will meet the Skadar Lake which is the largest lake in the Balkan Peninsula. We will spent the night in Shkoder city, one of the oldest and most historic places in Albania, eat oysters and drink the traditional wine. 

DAY 10 
Continue our journey and ride through the spectacular Erzen valley, enjoying the hills, olive groves, and surrounding mountains. 
Spent the rest of the day in Ohrid city, the largest city on Lake Ohrid . It is notable for once having had 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and has been referred to as a "Jerusalem of the Balkans". The city is rich in picturesque houses and monuments, and tourism is predominant. Ohrid is one of only 28 sites that are part of UNESCO's World Heritage that are both Cultural and Natural sites. Ohrid Lake is one of Europe's deepest and oldest lakes, preserving a unique aquatic ecosystem that is of worldwide importance, with more than 200 endemic species.
 

DAY 11 -
Rest Day in Ohrid 

DAY 12 
Today’s amazing route takes us through the most amazing valley surrounded by limestone mountains! 
 

Continue your ride to Aminteo, an excellent mountain route pass through the mountains and spend the night in an old city and amazing city of Greece, a city full of history and culture. 

DAY 13 
Ride ahead another spectacular country, Bulgaria. On the way we can admire the spectacular Kerkini lake, a lake with wild birds and fauna. You can also visit the beautiful Melnik city, an architectural reserve and 96 of its buildings are cultural monuments.

 
Spent the night in a perfect mountain scenery in the most popular ski resort in Bulgaria. 

DAY 14 
Continue your ride towards another famous resort in Bulgaria, the city which is famously known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture. 

 

Spend the night inside the mountains, relax and breath the fresh air and enjoy every minute of it! 

DAY 15 
Today is the last day of a wonderful trip. You have the chance to visit the famous Tsarevets Castle, a medieval stronghold located on a hill with the same name, one of the most beautiful castles in Bulgaria.

 

Continue your ride through the mountains towards Bucharest, the capital of Romania. You admire the traditional Romanian houses and the beautiful landscape of the mountains. 

DAY 16 - 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

  • 15 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 $425.00

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Meals

  • On every day of the tour we include breakfast: 15 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 $6,050

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 $5,295 

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 $5,295

Pillion / Support Vehicle US $1,295