Half Europe Journey- 16 days

Distance: 3597 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
  • Sarajevo – An historical city which won in 2012 the travel blog Foxnomad's "Best City to Visit" competition
  • 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
  • Ohrid Lake - One of Europe's deepest and oldest lakes
  • Thessaloniki- The second-largest city in Greece, in top tourist destinations worldwide
  • Veliko - is famously known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture
  • Kapaonik National Park - Special Nature Reserve UVAC with more than 7543 ha of forest


Riding hours: 5 to 7
Tour Grading: Moderate
Average km per Day: 250 km
Nearest airport: Henri Coanda Bucharest
Start/Finish: Bucharest
Rest Days: Bucharest, Dubrovnik
Riding days: 13

 

Half Europe Journey Map

 

Calendar 2018:

May 2018 – October 2018

 

Tour Prices



Bike model / room type Cost (€)
  • Riding a BMW 650 GS and sharing a double room
  • 2510
  • Riding a BMW 650 GS and staying in a single room
  • 2960
  • Riding a BMW 650 GS sharing a double room couple
  • 3750
  • Riding a BMW 700 GS and sharing a double room
  • 2510
  • Riding a BMW 700 GS and staying in a single room
  • 2960
  • Riding a BMW 700 GS sharing a double room couple
  • 3750
  • Riding a BMW 800 GS and sharing a double room
  • 2510
  • Riding a BMW 800 GS and staying in a single room
  • 2960
  • Riding a BMW 800 GS sharing a double room couple
  • 3750
  • Riding a BMW 1200 GS and sharing a double room
  • 3070
  • Riding a BMW 1200 GS and staying in a single room
  • 3520
  • Riding a BMW 1200 GS sharing a double room couple
  • 4310

     


    Included services
    » Usage of the latest model of BMW Motorcycle
    » GPS
    » Back up motorcycle
    » Comprehensive vehicle insurance for motorcycles
    » Third party liability insurance for motorcycles
    » International liability insurance for motorcycles
    » All international bike protection
    » Maps, detailed itinerary
    » Hotel information
    » All accommodations with breakfast (15 nights)
    » All accommodations in comfortable hotels
    » Unlimited mileage
    » Airport transfers

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


    DAY 1 - Bucharest
    Welcome to Bucharest!
    We prepared for you a visit to the Palace of the 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!
    You will spend the night in the most beautiful hotel in Bucharest, Cismigiu Hotel located in the heart of the Lipscani area, the historical part of the city.

    DAY 2
    Today you will 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. Cheia Pass is one of the most famous passes in Romania but not very well known by foreigners.
    On the way, you may visit the biggest salt mine in Europe, Slanic Prahova. The Salt Mine stands today for one of the most important watering and climatic resorts in Romania, situated between the Prahova Valley, 53.000 sqm wide and 208 m deep.
    After breathing the amazing salt air, you have the chance to enjoy a Romanian traditional lunch prepared for you in the heart of the mountains, one of the most delicious traditional lunch you have ever tasted.
    You will continue your ride towards an old medieval city, walk on the narrowest street in the Europe and admire the gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture of the old buildings, as well as the wealth of historical attractions of one of the most visited places in Romania.

    DAY 3
    We invite you in the morning to experience the history, the myth, the intrigue and the magic of this wonderful place of Transylvania, the Bran Castle, commonly known as famous Dracula Castle.
    Should you be much excited today 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.
    You will ride your motorcycle in the middle of the mountains where the sky meets the peaks and of course, in the middle of them, the most beautiful lake where you can swim and relax.
    You ride your motorcycle towards one of the most important cultural cities of Romania which was designated, in tandem with Luxembourg an European Capital of Culture for the year 2007. Formerly the centre of the Transylvanian Saxons, the old city was ranked as "Europe's 8th most idyllic place to live" by Forbes.
    Visit the historical city, visit the highlights of the city and enjoy the most relaxing holiday atmosphere.

    DAY 4
    A great day for motorcycle riding is waiting for you on one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains. Full of serpentines, Transalpina Pass, the highest road in Romania with 2100 meters altitude offers you a splendid landscape, a place where you can ride literally above the clouds. Stop on the way to Ranca Ski Resort and relax on the at 1600 m altitude.

    DAY 5
    You 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. You continue your 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.

    DAY 6
    Today, you will ride along Uvac River, admiring the most beautiful view in Serbia. You will visit small villages, like Sopotnica which is known for the several waterfalls at the altitude of 1000 meters, just above the tiny village.
    You 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. You 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), begovacorba (chicken), one of the many stews and the local fast food cevapcici (minced meat sausages) and of course famous baklava.

    DAY 7
    You leave behind the beautiful country of Bosnia and Hertegovina, but not before visiting Mostar, Hetzegovina’s cultural capital and the Old Bridge in Mostar which is one of Bosnia and Herzegovina's most recognizable landmarks.
    You will ride ahead another amazing county, Croatia, a country with thousand islands and islets, Dinaric Alps Mountains, caves and waterfalls, amazing scenery to ride your motorcycle…
    Spend the night in Dubrovnik, one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, a seaport and the center of Dubrovnik-Neretva County.

    DAY 8
    Rest day in Dubrovnik.
    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.

    DAY 9
    You continue your 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 towards Zabljak the highest situated town on the Balkans.

    DAY 10
    You 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.

    DAY 11
    Today you will visit Ohrid city, which is one of only 28 sites that are part of UNESCO's World Heritage that are both Cultural and Natural sites. 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 in located on the banks of Ohrid Lake, one of the deepest and oldest lakes in Europe.

    DAY 12
    Start the day by visiting Thessaloniki, the second-largest city in Greece, in top tourist destinations worldwide. You also should visit The White Tower of Thessaloniki, a monument and museum on the waterfront of the city of Thessaloniki. Visit Rotunda of Galerius, one of several Roman monuments in the city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    DAY 13
    Ride ahead another spectacular country, Bulgaria. Today you can visit Melnik city, an architectural reserve, where 96 of its buildings are cultural monuments. Spend the night in a perfect mountain scenery in Bansko, the most popular ski resort in Bulgaria.

    DAY 14
    Today you will spend the day in Bulgaria, visiting Koprivshtitsa, known for its authentic Bulgarian architecture and for its folk music festivals, making it a very popular tourist destination.
    Enjoy a perfect motorcycle ride through the mountain with serpentines and a splendid view of Shipka Pass.
    You continue your ride towards Veliko which is famously known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture.

    DAY 15
    Today is the last day you spend riding through the mountains towards Bucharest, the capital of Romania. You admire the traditional Romanian houses and beautiful landscape of the mountains. 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 16 - Bucharest departure

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