Half Europe Journey - 13 days

Distance: 3813 km

Highlights:

  • Palace of the Parliament - The second largest building in the world after Pentagon
  • Black Church Brasov – one of the oldest church in Romania which went through a fire in the middle age
  • Transfagarasan Famous Pass – Is according to Top Gear:” The most beautiful road in the world”.
  • Vidraru Lake – An amazing glacier lake inside the mountains
  • Transalpina Famous Pass – The highest and longest Pass in Romania perfect for motorcycle riding !
  • Ranca Resort – A ski resort located in the middle of Parang mountains
  • “Column without end” - A masterpiece of famous Constantin Brancusi sculptor
  • Derdap Park Serbia - 640 square kilometers along the Danube
  • Dinaric mountains - 700 km of mountain chain with its highest peak "Lake Crest" of 2,692 m
  • Sarajevo – An historical city which won in 2012 the travel blog Foxnomad's "Best City to Visit" competition
  • Postojna Jama Cave - The most visited tourist cave in Europe with a network of 20 kilometers of passages and with more than 31 million visitors in the last 188 years
  • Dubrovnik – A Mediterranean city called "the pearl of the Adriatic"
  • Durmitor Park – A breathtaking park formed by glaciers and traversed by rivers and underground streams
  • Famous Tara Canyon Muntenegro - The longest canyon in Muntenegro and Europe and second longest in the world after Grand Canyon
  • Kapaonik National Park - Special Nature Reserve UVAC with more than 7543 ha of forest
  • Plitvice Croatia - Is considered to be one of the most beautiful natural sights in Europe


Riding hours: 5 to 7
Tour Grading: Moderate
Average km per Day: 250 km
Nearest airport: Henri Coanda Bucharest
Start/Finish: Bucharest
Rest Day: Bucharest
Riding days: 11

 

Half Europe Journey Map

 

Calendar 2017: Availability:
June 27th - July 10th Fully booked
July 25th - August 6th Fully booked
August 5th - August 18th Open
August 29th - September 10th Fully booked
September 19th - October 1st Fully booked

 


Included services
» BMW Certified Trainer guide on motorcycle
» BMW Mechanic on spot
» Usage of a BMW Motorcycle
» Helmets
» GPS
» Back up motorcycle
» Wi-Fi during the entire trip
» Comprehensive vehicle insurance for motorcycles
» Third party liability insurance for motorcycles
» Support van for luggage transportation and space for passengers during the entire tour
» Maps, detailed itinerary
» Hotel information
» All accommodations with breakfast (12 nights)
» All accommodations in a 5*locations
» All Dinners including drinks
» All lunches
» Unlimited mileage
» Airport transfers

Services not included:
» All services not mentioned as included and all items of personal nature.

 

Tour Prices



Bike model / room type Cost (€)
  • Riding a BMW 650 GS and sharing a double room
  • 4503
  • Riding a BMW 650 GS and staying in a single room
  • 4720
  • Riding a BMW 650 GS sharing a double room couple
  • 6038
  • Riding a BMW 700 GS and sharing a double room
  • 4763
  • Riding a BMW 700 GS and staying in a single room
  • 4980
  • Riding a BMW 700 GS sharing a double room couple
  • 6150
  • Riding a BMW 800 GS and sharing a double room
  • 4763
  • Riding a BMW 800 GS and staying in a single room
  • 4980
  • Riding a BMW 800 GS sharing a double room couple
  • 6150
  • Riding a BMW 1200 GS and sharing a double room
  • 5156
  • Riding a BMW 1200 GS and staying in a single room
  • 5374
  • Riding a BMW 1200 GS sharing a double room couple
  • 6232

     


    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 on Transfagarasan famous road and enjoy the beautiful landscape of Vidraru Lake!

    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 Deliblatska Pescara, the largest sandy terrain in Europe which due to its forest and surroundings was proclaimed to be the Special Nature Reserve.

    DAY 5
    We ride today through Dinaric Alps and admire the beauty of the mountains; 645 km of mountain chain with its highest peak "Lake Crest" of 2,692 meters located at the border of Muntenegro and Albania. We pass the border and visit Bosnia and Herzegovina, a country which is regionally and internationally renowned for its natural beauty and cultural heritage inherited from six historical civilizations, its cuisine, winter sports and unique architecture.
    We end the day in Sarajevo, a city surrounded by the Dinaric Alps, historically famous for its traditional cultural and religious diversity. The city won in 2012 the travel blog Foxnomad's "Best City to Visit" competition, beating out more than one hundred cities around the entire world. We spend the rest of the day in the city, walk on the cobbled streets with mosques and Oriental style shops and enjoy Sarajevo’s cuisine of jagnjetina (lamb grilled over an open fire), begova corba (chicken), one of the many stews and the local fast food cevapcici (minced meat sausages) and of course famous baklava.

    DAY 6
    We leave behind the beautiful country of Bosnia and Hertegovina and ride ahead another one, Croatia, a country with thousand islands and islets, Dinaric Alps Mountains, caves and waterfalls, amazing scenery to ride your motorcycle…
    We pass the Lonjsko Polje Park which is the largest protected wetland in Croatia with more than 505.6 square kilometers of wild nature, habitat for birds and fauna. The beautiful day ends in Zagreb, the capital and the largest city of Croatia. Located in the North-West side of the country, along the Sava river, at the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountains, Zagreb offers us legends , cobbled streets lit by gas lamps, restaurants with delicious Croatian dishes, pubs and great nightlife.

    DAY 7
    Our journey continues with riding in a new country, Slovenia, an amazing combination of Alps, the Dinarides, the Pannonian Plain, and the Mediterranean , a perfect ride on our motorcycles. Postojna Jama offers us the most visited tourist cave in Europe, Postojna Cave, a network of 20 kilometres of passages, galleries and chambers into which experienced guides have accompanied more than 31 million visitors in the last 188 years. We begin our visit with the cave train; the electric lighting allows us to admire the splendor of the underground world, where the geological past is recorded in a unique manner.

    DAY 8
    We ride our motorcycle into the heart of the country and admire the beauty of the resorts along the Croatian coasts. The Učka mountain on the west, the mountains of Gorski Kotar to the north and the Velebit range to the east offers an impressive natural setting and an amazing landscape.. We spend the night in Split Resort, a Mediterranean city on the eastern shores of the Adriatic Sea, centered on the ancient Roman Palace of the Emperor Diocletian and its bay and port.

    DAY 9
    We ride today along the Adriatic Sea coast of Croatia towards Dubrovnik, one of the most prominent tourist destinations on the Adriatic. George Bernard Shaw was enchanted by this beautiful city, about which he said "those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik and see Dubrovnik", as well as, famously, describing it as "the pearl of the Adriatic". Dubrovnik truly is a stunning city with its amazing Old Town, which became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979 and places it among the 10 best medieval walled cities in the world 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..

    DAY 10
    We have the chance to visit today two of the most important parks in Serbia : the Special Nature Reserve UVAC and famous Kapaonik National Park, a fantastic motorcycle ride trip!
    Ride our motorcycle towards the Special Nature Reserve UVAC, a protected natural asset of great importance! With 7543 ha of forest, major morphological feature of the reserve is the Uvac River canyon valley including the valleys of its tributaries. The special values of canyon parts of the river valley are curving meanders, 104 special bird species and a variety of fauna and rare flora. We continue our ride towards National Park Kapaonik resort, where we will spend the rest of the day. The entire park is characterized by its extraordinary natural beauty: vast expanses of grassland, picturesque forests composed of a wide variety of tree species, beauty spots and deep river gorges.

    DAY 11
    We leave behind a great mix of mountains and parks and ride through Derdap National Park back to Romania on a beautiful road full of serpentines. You can just enjoy the perfect landscape of mountains and rivers and have a great ride along Danube river and Almajului Mountains.. We spend the night in a beautiful manor in Tg-Jiu, the city of famous Constantin Brancusi sculptor and taste the delicious Romanian traditional food of sarmale and piftie along with mamaliga and clatite as a desert.

    DAY 12
    Today is the last day we spend riding through the mountains towards Bucharest, the capital of Romania. We admire the traditional Romanian houses and beautiful landscape of the mountains. We stop in Horezu and learn about poultry art and talk to local artists that create amazing things out of the mood and wood. After a great ride we spend our last night together in the center of Bucharest, enjoy dinner and share great impressions about the perfect holiday we had!

    DAY 13 - Departure

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