This spectacular motorcycle tour combines some of the best scenery you can find in Slovenia with rugged Adriatic coastline and high alpine passes in Italy and Austria. It's a great way to experience gentle coastal riding, more challenging mountain twisties and everything in between.

On three days, riding is optional; relax in the hotel or the scenic surrounding, or go for a ride on your own or with the guide. It's your choice!
It's a tour in which you can swim in the nicest European sea, sample some exquisite wines, and taste local food amongst the rolling hills of southeast Slovenia. Explore castles and underground caves, ride some of the highest passes in Europe and much, much more.

Alps Adriatic Adventure

Tour overview

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Dates in 2019
Sep 07 - Sep 21
Road description
The whole tour runs on asphalt.
Highlights
Riding Dolomites & Austrian Alps, Adriatic coast, Julian Alps, Otocec castle, Skocjan caves, wine growing B&B's, Bovec, Bled Lake, Bohinj Lake.
Countries:
Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia
Route
Mileage: 2.800 km (1.780 miles)
Mileage: 160 - 300 km (100 - 190 miles)
Tour starts / ends
Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Rest days
3; Losinj Island, Corvara, Bovec
Accommodation
Comfortable, very nice hotels, often the best in the area or very pleasant B&B's.

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1: Arrival to Ljubljana

Welcome to Slovenia!

Your tour guide will pick you up from the airport and bring you to your hotel in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. After we get you settled in the hotel and you become acquainted with your bike, just take it easy - rest in the hotel, see the town or take a short introductory ride with the guide to get accustomed to the bike (starts at 2 PM, takes about 2 hrs). In the evening we meet for a special welcome dinner and have an informal chat to discuss the format of the tour.

Day 2: Ljubljana - Deutschlandsberg

Today we leave Ljubljana to travel the scenic route north, covering some beautiful Alpine country.

We ride up the valley of the river Kokra to arrive at Jezersko from where we cross to Austria for a couple of kilometers. After crossing back to Slovenia we descend to the Logarska valley, one of the most beautiful glacially formed Alpine valleys in Europe, surrounded by peaks over 2.200m high. We'll cross into Styria, the mountainous part of eastern Austria, and tour the meandering roads through an area famous for its vineyards and castles.

Day 3: Deutschlandsberg - Jeruzalem

Leaving Deutchlandsberg, we still ride the Styrian countryside.

The roads will be kinder and gentler today, and we'll pass picturesque fruit orchards and vineyards dotted with scenic small lakes and quaint medieval towns. We head north passing Graz, returning south toward Slovenia into the northernmost corner, the Prekmurje region, slowly descending into Jeruzalem, surrounded by scenic vineyards. Jeruzalem was named by the Crusades when the beauty of the hilly landscape and its wines enthralled them on their way to the Holy Land.

Day 4: Jeruzalem - Novo mesto

From Jeruzalem, we head south through the wine growing region of Haloze and into Kozjansko, one of the remotest areas in Slovenia.

It is a region of forests, vineyards, rolling hills, scattered farms and a large number of castles. Riding over these hills is an absolute delight and a real feast for your eyes. We stop at the Podsreda Castle and have a picnic lunch with a view of this remarkable fortification. In the afternoon we do some more riding before arriving at Otocec castle, which is one of Slovenia's loveliest and most complete fortresses. Today the castle, which dates from the 16th century, houses a five-star hotel.

Day 5: Novo mesto - Losinj Island

Continuing south, we'll spend the morning on the twisty roads of the unpopulated, hilly region of Dolenjska, where riding is really nice and the traffic is almost non-existent

We then cross the border into Croatia and first ride to Krk Island, the biggest island in the Adriatic. After a short ferry ride, we reach Losinj Island, and in the afternoon after a long and exciting ride, finish the day with a dip in the hotel's pool, or better, in the crystal-clear Adriatic sea.

Day 6: Rest day on Losinj Island

Today is all about relaxing.

You will most probably want to ride to Mali Losinj and Veli Losinj, two delightful little towns on the southern end of the island. Today they are more or less tourist resorts, still retaining a lot of their fishing-village character. A walk along the harbour, packed with boats, cafes and local craftsmen is something you shouldn't miss. A great way to spend the day is a boat trip to the beautiful islands of Susak or Ilovik. Tiny Susak is unique for the thick layer of fine sand that blankets underlying limestone and creates delightful beaches.

Day 7: Losinj Island - Istrian Peninsula

After enjoying riding the whole length of the island, we take a short ferry and continue to Istria, the Adriatic's largest peninsula.

Some great riding on open roads with several curves and breath-taking scenery will upgrade the experience by introducing the cultural and historical highlights. The Roman ruins lovers will be pleased to stop in Pula and visit the impressive Roman Amphitheater, overlooking the harbour northeast of the old town. Designed to host gladiatorial contests and seating up to 20,000 spectators, it still serves the mass-entertainment needs of the local populace in the shape of concerts and film-festival screenings.

Day 8: Istrian Peninsula - Brda

Giving farewell to the beautiful Istrian Peninsula, we ride curvy roads through green rolling hills, lush valleys and fertile plains past Motovun, a captivating Tuscan-like little town perched on a hill.

After crossing back into Slovenia, we explore the Skocjan caves which, with their 100 meter deep underground canyon and many vast chambers, have no comparison in the world and are included in Unesco's World Heritage Site list. We finish the day in the Brda region and spend the night in a pleasant B&B, which is set in the middle of vineyards and offers superb local food and wine.

Day 9: Brda - Corvara

After crossing the border into Italy early in the morning, we start curving towards our next destination – the Dolomites.

As we ride through the wide valleys of Friuli, Italy's northeastern region, we start seeing high mountains in the distance towards the west. We enter the region of the Carniche Alps and soon find ourselves on the first serious mountain passes. We ride past Cortina d'Ampezzo and soon reach the Falzarego and Valparola passes. Today we won't go any higher as we are already at the elevation of 2.200 m (7.200 ft). In the afternoon, we get to Corvara, a nice little town set amidst the high mountains.

Day 10: Rest day in Corvara

Corvara, with the rest of the Dolomites is a part of the Alto Adige or South Tyrol, a region where two-thirds of the population still speaks German rather than Italian. Until 1919 this area was a part of the Austrian Empire.

If resting is not your idea of spending a holiday in the Alps, then numerous rides around the Dolomites motorcycle playground await. Exhilarating mountain roads lead in all directions. You can ride all the way to Lago di Garda or even conquer Passo Stelvio, the highest pass in Italy. Your guide will help you set the route that is best for you and probably come with you as well.  It's really all about riding as you will have a hard time finding better motorcycle roads anywhere in Europe.

Day 11: Corvara - Kals am Grossglockner

From Corvara we’ll first ride several fantastic passes one after another: Falzarego, Giau, Pordoi, etc.

This high altitude playground for motorcyclists and bicyclists exists today because of the road building efforts of Italian and Austro-Hungarian forces along what was a bitterly contested front through here in WWI. We’ll end our day across the border in Austria, spending the night under the intriguing Grossglockner, saying good bye to Dolomites, the ultimate riding destination.

Day 12: Kals am Grossglockner - Bovec

Today we will ride the best, most exhilarating roads in the Austrian Alps, including the famous Grossglockner High Alpine Road.

Running through the heart of the Hohe Tauren National Park to Austria’s highest  peak, Mt Grossglockner (3798m), this classic twisty throws 36 curves into your path over 48 km up to an altitude of 2504 m! Once off the mountain, we cross to Italy heading toward Slovenia, to end the day in beautiful alpine resort of Bovec, where we stay for the next two nights.

Day 13: Rest day in Bovec

Bovec is an exhilarating alpine resort, perfect for both adventurers and leisure seekers.

Have a free day to discover the town and surrounding areas, walk one of many trails around Bovec, take a cable car to the Kanin ski station, play golf, go fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, swimming or visit the WWI Kobarid museum, the best European museum in 1993. Go whitewater rafting or kayaking with experienced guides on the untamed Soca River, or if you feel really adventurous, go for a tandem parachute jump. You can also ride the highest mountain road in Slovenia to Mangrt Mountain and visit the Kluže fortress on the way. Stay overnight in Bovec.

Day 14: Bovec - Ljubljana

In the morning, we navigate one of the nicest roads in Slovenia through the Trenta valley, climb Vrsic Pass with its spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, and then descend towards Bled Lake, indisputably one of Europe's most beautiful lake and mountain resorts.

With its emerald-green water, picture postcard church on an islet, medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff, and some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps as a backdrop, Bled is Slovenia's most popular resort. We continue the ride on twisty roads, passing the attractive historic towns of Kropa and Skofja Loka to arrive in Ljubljana late in the afternoon.

Day 15: Flight home

In the morning you can stroll the old part of the city, including the colorful antique market. The quaint, narrow streets along the right bank of the Ljubljanica River, with its medieval bridges, are reminiscent of Prague - without the crowds.

Depending on the time of your flight back home, you may have time to climb the staircase to the 16th century fortification of Ljubljana Castle that dominates the town before heading out to the airport.

Pricing

Motorcycle Price for the RIDER
Based on sharing a double / twin room
4.780 €
4.940 €
5.160 €
5.460 €
5.610 €
6.140 €
Your own motorcycle 3.630 €
Passenger 3.550 €
510 €

Book a single room with your tour.

7.50 %

Purchasing trip cancellation insurance allows customers to receive a refund for a tour when a customer must cancel a tour for reasons covered by this insurance. Trip cancellation insurance costs 7,5% of the total listed price of the tour, including supplements like motorcycle upgrades, single room requests, and passenger costs. 

260 €

VIP & Super VIP insurance

For a fixed cost of 20 EUR per day VIP Insurance lowers your security deposit for the motorcycle, while Super VIP Insurance reduces your security deposit to zero (0 EUR) and costs 30 EUR per day. VIP insurance is available on all our tours and rentals of 7 days or more. See the chart below:

Motorcycle Models
Standard
Security deposit (deductable)
VIP
Security deposit (deductable)
Super VIP
Security deposit (deductable)
Suzuki V-Strom 650
Yamaha MT-07
1.400 EUR 200 EUR  0 EUR
BMW F 700 GS
BMW F 800 GS
BMW F 800 R
BMW F 800 GT
Yamaha MT-09 Tracer
Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin
1.600 EUR 250 EUR  0 EUR
BMW R 1200 GS
BMW R 1200 RS
BMW R 1200 R
1.800 EUR 300 EUR  0 EUR
BMW R 1200 RT
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure
BMW S 1000 XR
2.000 EUR 350 EUR  0 EUR
Ducati Multistrada 1200
BMW K 1600 GT
Harley Davidson Road King
Harley Davidson Street Glide
2.500 EUR 450 EUR  0 EUR
390 €

VIP & Super VIP insurance

For a fixed cost of 20 EUR per day VIP Insurance lowers your security deposit for the motorcycle, while Super VIP Insurance reduces your security deposit to zero (0 EUR) and costs 30 EUR per day. VIP insurance is available on all our tours and rentals of 7 days or more. See the chart below:

Motorcycle Models
Standard Security deposit (deductable)
VIP Security deposit (deductable)
Super VIP Security deposit (deductable)
Suzuki V-Strom 650
Yamaha MT-07
1.400 EUR 200 EUR  0 EUR
BMW F 700 GS
BMW F 800 GS
BMW F 800 R
BMW F 800 GT
Yamaha MT-09 Tracer
Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin
1.600 EUR 250 EUR  0 EUR
BMW R 1200 GS
BMW R 1200 RS
BMW R 1200 R
1.800 EUR 300 EUR  0 EUR
BMW R 1200 RT
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure
BMW S 1000 XR
2.000 EUR 350 EUR  0 EUR
Ducati Multistrada 1200
BMW K 1600 GT
Harley Davidson Road King
Harley Davidson Street Glide
2.500 EUR 450 EUR  0 EUR
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Alps Adriatic Adventure tour includes:
  • Late model motorcycle with lockable hard luggage and tank bags plus a Third party liability insurance and Comprehensive vehicle insurance.
  • Experienced guide on a motorcycle.
  • Support van for luggage, souvenir purchases and one or two passengers.
  • 14 nights' accommodation in quality 4**** hotels, or in very nice Bed and Breakfasts.
  • 14 complete buffet breakfasts in the hotel.
  • 11 dinners, mostly in traditional local restaurants.
  • Entrance fees to national parks & museums (according to tour program).
  • 2 ferry rides (according to tour program) and tolls.
  • Airport transfers on arrival day or one day prior and departure day.
  • All maps with marked routes for the region being toured.
  • Extensive tour booklet.
  • GPS with all the routes uploaded.
Not included in the price:

Air ticket, dinners on 3 rest days, most lunches, drinks, gasoline, personal spending, and tips.

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