This tour is designed for knowing some countries that were part of former Jugoslavia. Here we will be able to see unique natural beauties that will surprise us, like the Postumia Caves and the Plitvice Falls. We will also see some archeological remains of the Greek history and we will see the impressive ruins of Parthenon.
Arrival in Milano. We will meet at our Hotel where we will get to know the rest of the group, we will discuss about the safety rules and the details about our beautiful journey.
Day 2: from Milan to Gorizia - 350 km / 219 miles
we will leave directly towards the border with Slovenia that we will reach the day after. We will then spend the night in Italy.
Day 3: from Gorizia to Plitvice - 310 km / 194 miles
We will get in Slovenia and we will look for the famous Postumia Caves. There will be certainly the chance to visit them as it is really worth. It is recommended to get into the caves with a proper garment, as inside the temperature is very close to 10°C (50°F). After seeing the caves, we will continue our journey towards Croatia and we will get to the Natural Park of Plitvice, where there’s a series of spectacular falls.
Day 4: rest day in Plitvice
Today will be dedicated to the Natural Park of Plitvice, where we will be amazed by what we will see in terms of natural beauties.
Day 5: from Plitvice to Split - 250 km / 156 miles
We will leave Plitvice and will go directly towards the Adriatic Sea Coasts. The Croatian coast is simply beautiful and plenty of islands, the waters are crystal clear and there’s a lot tourism. We will get to Split where we will spend the night.
Day 6: from Split to Dubrovnik - 315 km /197 miles
From Split we will continue along the coast enjoying beautiful views. We will get to Bosnia and Erzegovina and then to Mostar, so sadly famous for suffering the bombing during the Balcan war. Here, during the war, the bridge of Neretva was destroyed: this bridge represented the union of Christian and Muslim world. Luckily, it has been rebuilt using the original pieces. Along the road we will find also the city of Medjugorje, very famous for religious purpose. We will arrive in Dubrovnik in the afternoon, where there is a beautiful castle that we will visit.
Day 7: from Dubrovnik to Podgorica - 270 km / 169 miles
After Dubrovnik, we will find another country on our route: Montenegro. We will go seeing the internal part up to the border with Serbia, another country that was part of former Jugoslavia. This is demonstrating how complex this nation used to be, once governed by the iron fist of Tito Marshal during Communism. Montenegro is a really tiny country but very beautiful. We will get to Podgorica, the capital, where we will spend the night.
Day 8: from Podgorica to Albania - 250 km / 156 miles
Leaving Podgorica, we will go back to the coastal road. It is a winding road that will make our route really enjoyable. We will get to another former communist country, Albania. This is an incredibly booming country in terms of economy and tourism. We will stop here in a nice hotel on the beach.
Day 9: rest day in Albania
Today will be dedicated to rest, lying on the beach where we will find very good roasted fish in one of the many local restaurants.
Day 10: from Albania to Saranda - 240 km /150 miles
After the deserved rest, we will go back on our route, always coasting the sea, and we will completely cross Albania. We will stop in Saranda and will stay on one of the nice hotels on the coast.
Day 11: from Saranda to Kalambaka - 230 km / 144 miles
Next country to visit during this incredible tour is Greece, that we will encounter right after leaving Saranda. We will leave the coast to go inside the country and reach the town of Kalambaka where there are the famous monasteries of Meteora, used by the monks to escape from religious persecutions against the orthodox. These hermitages are built over big cliffs, huge rocks on which, it is really hard to access.
Day 12: from Kalambaka to Athens - 360 km / 225 miles
Today we will face a route longer than usual in order to be in the capital, Athens, by the afternoon. This town has been the cradle of civilization back in the past and left very important heritages for the development of people and culture.
Day 13: rest day in Athens
Today will be dedicated to the city tour even if the time won’t be enough to see it all. For sure we will visit the Parthenon, whose majesty overlook the town.
Day 14: from Athens to Patras, ferry Patras to Ancona - 200 km /125 miles
We will sadly leave the timeless beauty of Athens and will reach Corinth, where we will find the famous and homonymous channel, one of the biggest engineering works worldwide. The channel has really impressive high wall and connect two coasts, avoiding a circumnavigation of hundreds of kilometers. After that we will arrive in Patras Port where we will take the ferry to Italy.
Day 15: ferry day - 0 km / 0 miles
the crossing will last 22 hours and, after a good sleep we will be able to enjoy the sailing enjoying a good breakfast and remembering the wonderful journey we just ended. We will arrive in Ancona in the evening and we will go to our Hotel for the night.
Day 16: from Ancona to Milan - 440 km / 273 km
There still one last stage of our journey. We will take the motorway to drive the last 400 km (250 miles) and in the afternoon we will get to our Hotel after giving back the motorbikes to the rental agency. In the evening we will have our farewell dinner in order to celebrate our wonderful journey and say hallo to everyone.
Day 17: good flight!
After breakfast transfer to the airport, arrivederci!
MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 8
If the minimum number of participants isn’t reached, the tour may be cancelled or run with a different format.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
Motorcycle rental with bags. (A security deposit on the motorcycle requested).
The bike rental prices include 3rd part insurance and roadside assistance insurance in case of breakdown.
Welcome and farewell dinners.
Accommodation in 4-star hotels when available at the time of booking.
Transfer to and from the airport.
Multilingual tour leader.
Transfer to and from the rental agency.
Support van. The van will carry a replacement motorcycle available for participants in case of problems or breakdowns. You will be able to use the van for carrying suitcases (1 suitcase + 1 handbag per person),an extended service also for all the souvenirs you will buy along the way. The van also has two seats for passengers in case of need or for rest of the motorcycle trip!
A detailed road book with all the information and a map with the itinerary well marked.
Insurance covering most any medical issue during the trip including, doctors, ambulance, hospital and any appropriate family travel.
IS NOT INCLUDED:
Fuel for your motorcycle.
Tolls on motorways.
Entrance tickets to museums or other touristic sites.
Tips and gratuities
All meals except welcome and farewell dinners.
National and international flights
We also suggest that anyone traveling abroad for one of our tours consider purchasing "travel insurance". It can eliminate worry from unexpected situations that can arise in any travel plan.
TERMS OF PAYMENT:
Advanced payment of 1000 euro to be paid at the moment of the reservation (The deposit will be completely refundable in the event that we do not reach the minimum number of participants or in an agreed manner between the parties, if the tour will be made in modality different with different services).
Balance to be paid 60 days before the departure date subject to confirmation by our organization
Up to 60 days before the start date, the advanced payment is kept for the entire following season as credit towards a tour or a rental.
From the 59th day to the 15th day before the start date, you lose the advanced payment. The balance is kept for the entire following season towards a tour or a rental.
From the 15th day before the start date, you lose the 50% of the total amount. The other 50% is kept for the entire following season towards a tour or a rental.
Thank you for choosing us and hoping to have given you an unforgettable trip, Hp Motorrad invites you to consult our updated list of tour proposals. We are waiting for you for your next adventure.
TECHNICAL ORGANIZATION BY SHAULA VIAGGI SRL
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