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Motorcycle Tour

Adriatic Coastal Adventure - Adriatic motorcycle tour

Prepare for miles and miles of nothing but the sheer blue sea on one side and the grey slopes of a mighty mountain on the other... Enjoy the view of the green vineyards and old olive groves scattered over the charming hilly areas of Istria and Dalmatia. Learn about several huge empires that ruled in these areas and see the wonderful succession of cultures and architecture integrated in the life of typical Mediterranean towns.  

Adriatic coast motorcycle tour

is the best coastal roads in this part of Europe combined with unforgettable scenery and cultural wonders ranging from the oldest urban settlements in the entire region, to the numerous architectural and infrastructural remains of the Roman and Austrian-Hungarian empires still witnessing the centuries of their rule. The tour begins by exploring the continental part of Istria, moves to the magical islands of Cres and Lošinj and continues by climbing the magnificent mountain of Velebit – a powerful giant dividing the country in two climate zones: coastal and continental. Upon entering Lika, the tour stops for the day at Plitvice Lakes – a natural wonder and an absolute must-see when on tour in Croatia. Back to the coast, there are two more national parks on the way – Starigrad Paklenica and Krka National Park, both known for their stunning natural beauty. Riding further south is an amazing road overlooking Dubrovnik and an opportunity to enjoy another region famous for its wine – Pelješac peninsula. The next highlight in line is Split – urban Mediterranean jungle spreading from an ancient Roman palace. Finally, a ride past the royal city of Knin and past many other historical and natural attractions on the way to Zagreb leads right to the end of the journey. Or was it the beginning?

Countries
Croatia
Duration
11 days / 9 riding days
Route length
2.060 km (1.280 miles)
Price
from 4 380.00 €
Riding time / Day
6-8 hours
Skill level
Intermediate
Tour Map

Characteristics Of The Motorcycle Tour

Motorcycle Tour Overview

Culture:
Roads:
Scenery:
Dates in 2023
15 Apr 2023 - 25 Apr 2023
12 Aug 2023 - 22 Aug 2023

Dates in 2024
13 Apr 2024 - 23 Apr 2024
18 May 2024 - 28 May 2024
17 Aug 2024 - 27 Aug 2024

Highlights

Istria, Cres, Lošinj, Plitvice Lakes, Starigrad Paklenica, Krka National Park, Konavle, Dubrovnik, Pelješac

Accommodation
High rated hotels and accommodations
Countries
Croatia
Route

Total mileage: 2.060 km (1.280 miles)

Daily mileage: 200 - 350 km (124 - 217 miles)

Tour starts / ends
Zagreb
Rest days
2 - Zadar and Dubrovnik
Road description
All asphalt, excellent roads

Tour Overview

Day By Day

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11

Arrival to Zagreb

Upon your arrival to Zagreb, Croatia, you will have an opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere of the one of the most attractive and vibrant Central European capitals. Depending on the time of your arrival, you might have time to do some sightseeing or simply to rest and prepare yourself for the excitement that awaits you.  You will be given all the necessary information concerning your tour at the welcome dinner in the evening of the first day.  

Zagreb - Istria

Welcome to the first riding day of our coastal adventure. Our starting point is Zagreb and our goal will be to reach Istria – Croatia’s largest peninsula – the home of exquisite wine, cheese and truffles. We are taking the ‘old road’ – formerly the only connection between the continental and coastal part of the country. After the highway Zagreb-Rijeka was built, this road is rarely used, and luckily for us, it features good asphalt and some great curves. This road was built in early 19th century, in times of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, and was named ‘Lujzijana’ after Maria Luisa, the daughter of the Emperor Francis I of Austria. We will ride through the magnificent mountain areas of Gorski Kotar – known for its deep dark woods and cool and clear mountain streams. In the evening, we will let you pick from some of the truffle flavoured specialties perfectly paired with Malvasia Istriana. We will spend the night in Istria.

Tour of Istria and the Islands of Cres and Lošinj

Let’s take a tour of Istria, have a closer look at those vineyards and olive groves and visit some of the picturesque villages located on hilltops arising from foggy valleys. Apart from being famous for the beauty of its nature, Istria is the area rich with history. Here, every village has some amazing old stories to tell and many Roman and early Slavic remains to prove them. 

After leaving Novigrad, we will visit famous Lim fjord. The Lim bay and valley is a peculiar geographic feature found near Rovinj and Vrsar on the western coast of Istria, south of Poreč, Croatia. The name comes from the Latin limes for "limit", referring to the landform's position at the border of two Roman provinces: Dalmatia and Italia. The Lim valley (Limska draga or Limska dolina) is the 35 km long valley of the river Pazinčica, which transforms into the Lim bay (Limski zaljev), a 10 kilometer long estuary. The Croats sometimes also call it Limski kanal ("Lim channel"), due to its narrow width.  

The estuary is sometimes called a fjord, although it is not in fact a fjord but a ria, because it was not carved by a glacier but by the river eroding the ground on its way to the Adriatic Sea, when the sea level was lower. We will not miss the oysters tasting as it is one of the must taste specialties of the area. However there is a lot to see and experience in our todays ride and we will be heading on towards Rovinj (check out the photos and no words are needed ?), then going further down south to Pula and its famous Roman arena in the very center of the town, nearby breath taking Stone Cape (Rt Kamenjak).   

Our route will guide us through Istria all the way to the ferry boat port where we will pass in a short ferry ride to the archipelago of Cres and Lošinj islands. Amazing island ride, a must taste sheep dishes in several varieties in some of local konobas (authentic local restaurants) is certainly not to miss and no way you pass Cres without tasting it. Continuing our amazing island ride futher down south to Lošinj where we will be enjoying a true Mediterranean experience in all its senses. Smells, tastes, cuisine, sea, islands vegetation. Simply amazing. Lošinj is famous as well as an Island of vitality, famous for its air and sea currents that combine a special mix of extraordinary wellbeing. 

A ride through Lošinj and Cres, passing the island of Krk and heading the magnificent coastal ride south

Heading back to the island of Cres and taking another ferry ride, this time to reach the island of Krk, which is connected with the mainland with a big modern bridge. A ride past the charming coastal towns to the old pirate port with a fortress – Senj. We will be heading south alongside the magnificent Karolina road, one of the most scenic motorcycle coastal rides! Its a truly amazing and unforgettable riding day. The roads are marvelous, ride is amazing and the view is simply indescribable. We will be ending the day in Zadar, a beautiful coastal city rich of history from Roman times. You could see many ancient Roman artefacts in the old town and enjoy the magnificent seaview sunset from one of the architectural marvels, a famous sea organ (instrument playing powered by the sea and air), from the famous place called "greeting to the Sun". A definite must see! This is the day to remember! 

Zadar rest day

Today we will take a break in beautiful Zadar. There is plenty of opportunities out of which we will offer you a sailing trip to famous Kornati archipellago. Easygoing time on the boat combined with delicious cuisine and stunning views will be the perfect rest from the ride and fuleing you with energy for the next days of our journey.

Zadar - Šibenik - Split - Hvar

We will ride right through the belly of Dalmatia, an area called Ravni Kotari – a place of ideal climate and fertile land, an area filled with marasca orchards, olive groves and vineyards. You will get a chance to see another pirate bay - Skradin – an amazing location where the mountain river Krka meets the sea (Krka National Park). From the hilly roads of Dalmatian hinterland, we will take a look at the historical city of Šibenik and then rest for the night in the wonderful Mediterranian city of Split where we will take a ferry to the beautiful Island of Hvar.

Hvar - Pelješac - Dubrovnik

Today we will be heading towards Pelješac peninsula in a truly amazing coastal ride. We will be passing through Ston bay, famous for its mussels, of course we will not miss the chance to taste this delicious sea specialty. Pelješac peninsula will show us a magnificent beauty of the scenic ride with the view to the deep blue Adriatic sea and wineyards of Plavac (the homeland of famous grape sort, that passed its glory all the way across Italy to USA (famous Zinfandel routes come from here). Sure we will not miss the opportunity to taste and enjoy it. Our evening will end back in Dubrovnik where you can enjoy the dinner, have a walk around the old town, or visit its surroundings, we will make sure you take all the advantages this beautiful coastal town can offer you.  

Dubrovnik rest day

Today we will take a break in Dubrovni and use the opportunity to explore it. The absolute best of the Croatian coastal destinations. ln case you would like and have some free time, you could visit Molunat - the cutest fishing village in the south part of Konavle, famous for its beautiful sandy beach. The entire region is famous for a number of exclusive and high-rating restaurants where you will surely taste some of the most amazing specialties of the south Dalmatian cuisine: smoked ham and cheese, young lamb and veal baked under an iron bell, home-baked bread and grilled fish of the finest quality. Due to its unique well-preserved architecture and the lush greenery of the centuries-old trees, the entire region of Konavle seems as if the time has stopped centuries ago. What a perfect place for a rest day!

Dubrovnik - Makarska - Omiš - Split

Leaving Dubrovnik we will be heading to another beauty of the Adriatic and Dalmatian capital - town of Split.  But we have a lot to explore and enjoy along the route. One of the exciting points is in the middle of the route and it takes a ride up the mountain of Sv. Jure (St George), above Makarska. It is the top of Biokovo mountain, a paved road takes us there until we reach the glass bridge with a stunning view to the Adriatic Sea, islands and distant sea horizon (in clear weather even Italian shores are visible too). It’s a breath taking in every sense. Dare to take a walk the glass walk above the cliffs, it’s a true experience of a lifetime and a story to tell (of course, don’t worry, a beer to take afterwards is a must if you need to calm a bit the excitement). in the afternoon we will arrive to Split, it is Croatia's second-largest city. Split (Spalato in Italian) is a great place to see Dalmatian life as it’s really lived. Always buzzing, this exuberant city has just the right balance between tradition and modernity. Step inside Diocletian’s Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments) and you’ll see dozens of bars, restaurants and shops thriving amid the atmospheric old walls where Split has been humming along for thousands of years. To top it off, Split has a unique setting. Its dramatic coastal mountains act as the perfect backdrop to the turquoise waters of the Adriatic and help divert attention from the dozens of shabby high-rise apartment blocks that fill its suburbs. It's this thoroughly lived-in aspect of Split that means it will never be a fantasy land like Dubrovnik, but perhaps it's all the better for that.  

Split - Zagreb

This is our last riding day and we will head into green inlands of Croatia. It is a beautiful ride and we will not miss to stop for a famous delicacy of this area - baked lamb. We may use the opportunity to have a short visit of a Plitvice lakes national park before arriving back to our staring point in Zagreb for a farewell dinner. 

Zagreb departure

Depending on you flight schedule, you may use the opportunity to have a walk in the historic city center of Zagreb, have a coffee in one of its charming streets. The airport is easily reachable so you can have a nice and relaxing morning before your departure. 

Motorcycle Tour

Adriatic Coastal Adventure - Adriatic motorcycle tour

Motorcycle Price for the RIDER - shared double / twin room
BMW R 1250 GS Adventure
BMW R 1250 GS Adventure
5 385.00 €
BMW R 1250 GS
BMW R 1250 GS
5 295.00 €
BMW F 750 GS
BMW F 750 GS
4 980.00 €
Honda Africa Twin CRF 1000 L
Honda Africa Twin CRF 1000 L
5 115.00 €
Suzuki V-Strom 1000 XT
Suzuki V-Strom 1000 XT
5 115.00 €
Suzuki V-Strom 650
Suzuki V-Strom 650
4 935.00 €
Your own motorcycle
3 490.00 €
Passenger
2 890.00 €
Single room
590.00 €
Tour cancellation insurance
7.5 %

Tour cancellation insurance

By purchasing the trip cancellation insurance, the customer becomes entitled to receive a refund for the cost of the tour, provided that the customer has cancelled his/her participation due to reasons covered by this insurance. The cost of the trip cancellation insurance is 7.5 % of the total price of the tour, including supplements such as the motorcycle upgrades, single room requests and the cost of an additional passenger.

VIP insurance
180.00 €

VIP insurance

A security deposit of 2000 Euro must be paid to MTE at the beginning of the motorcycle rental period. The deposit will be held until the undamaged motorcycle is returned in acceptable condition.

MTE offers two insurance options, 'VIP insurance' and 'Super VIP Insurance'.

In case of ‘VIP Insurance’ (for a fixed fee of 20 EUR per day), security deposit (deductible) is lowered to 500 Euro and must be paid to MTE at the beginning of the motorcycle rental period. The deposit will be held until the undamaged motorcycle is returned in acceptable condition. Optionally, in case of ‘Super VIP Insurance’ (for a fixed fee of 30 EUR per day), security deposit (deductible) is lowered to zero.

Vip and Super Vip Insurances are available for tours and rentals of 7 days or more. 

Super VIP insurance
270.00 €

Super VIP insurance

A security deposit of 2000 Euro must be paid to MTE at the beginning of the motorcycle rental period. The deposit will be held until the undamaged motorcycle is returned in acceptable condition.

MTE offers two insurance options, 'VIP insurance' and 'Super VIP Insurance'.

In case of ‘VIP Insurance’ (for a fixed fee of 20 EUR per day), security deposit (deductible) is lowered to 500 Euro and must be paid to MTE at the beginning of the motorcycle rental period. The deposit will be held until the undamaged motorcycle is returned in acceptable condition. Optionally, in case of ‘Super VIP Insurance’ (for a fixed fee of 30 EUR per day), security deposit (deductible) is lowered to zero.

Vip and Super Vip Insurances are available for tours and rentals of 7 days or more. 

Total: 0.00 €

Included in the price:

Fuel for your motorcycle during the whole tour
Airport transfers upon your arrival and departure 
Experienced guide on a motorcycle 
Top model motorcycle with hard/lockable case(s) including a Third-party liability insurance and a Comprehensive vehicle insurance. 
Support vehicle with additional motorcycle, your luggage and support necessities, it can accommodate two passengers, for guided tours with minimum 4 motorcycles and 8 participants. 
Accommodation during the tour (10 nights) in high-rating (4*) hotels or private accommodation.  
Breakfasts (10) during the tour 
Lunches (7) during the tour except on free/rest days  
Dinners except on rest days; in authentic local restaurants whenever possible 
One drink per person during lunches and dinners 
Tolls, transfers and ferry rides  
Tour description booklet with maps and highlighted routes 

Note: the tours run with 3 motorcyles minimum or including supplement in case of less riders.


Not included in the price:

Airline tickets, additional drinks, personal spending, speeding and traffic violation penalty tickets, tips, anything not listed under "Included in the price"

Tour Cancellation Insurance: more informantion HERE.

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