Winding roads, reach culture, UNESCO World Heritage sites, the
Adriatic Sea and delicious traditional cuisine washed down with local drinks. An incredible experience on the best motorbike roads of nine Eastern European countries in an amazing 18 day motorcycle adventure!
The adventure started in the heart of Transylvania (
Romania) in the city of on BMW motorcycles. The Cluj Napoca opened its roads for the group in an authentic motorcycle experience. Mountains, incredible landscapes, ice caves, all along the Sunset Mountains . In the evening the riders were blessed with a thermal water swimming pool at the hotel in Ariesului Valley River , just enough to prepare them for what was waiting. Oradea
The next morning the ride continued to the next destination,
. The scenery changed as the group exit Hungary Romania and entered and its vast, wild puszta. The great Hungarian plain opened in front of the riders. After a stop in Hungary Eger, a charming medieval town, accommodation in the capital city, Budapest – the city of ’s. Dinner was an event, the traditional Hungarian food, the delicious Hungarian wine and live gipsy music with songs that just couldn’t keep anyone in the chair. Spa
A ride along the famous
made the bikers crave for more. Balaton Lake Slovenia was reached in the afternoon and the city of Maribor, the cultural capital of Europe in 2012 accommodated the dusty, thirsty travellers in a cosy hotel with plenty of local beer to taste.
Plitvitze – the oldest national park in
Europe should definitely be on anyone's agenda, motorcycle fan or not. The water of the lakes is clear and its colours would make people wonder if this is what heaven looks like.
The journey continued along the Adriatic Sea to
Split, home to Diocletian’s Palace and crossing the coast trough Bosnia & Hertegovina, heading straight to , the most beautiful Croatian city – paradise on earth as it was described by George Bernard Shaw. Dubrovnik
ride offered enormous satisfaction to all the riders (7 in the group). Any description would not do it justice. Sure, there was traffic as the season was at its highest peak, but the two wheels were able to over take this challenge, so fun was not spoiled but increased as the officers at the custom were very friendly, so no time was wasted at border crossing. Dalmatian Coast
Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear referred to
Transfagarasan Road in as possibly the best in the world and so it was: curve after curve, the road was perfectly built, like it was designed to be used as a race track to the clouds. Romania
All in all, an amazing motorcycle tour to
Eastern Europe that one would do over and over again. The Adriatic, the smell of the road and forests, the sound of the waterfalls at Plitvice and the colour of the lakes, the taste of the incredibly tasty traditional food of the Balkans, the history, the rides, the mountains.