Venice to Ljubljana: Discover the French island of Corsica, ride Tuscany and explore the stunning Balkans on this exciting 6 country ride
Italy, French Corsica, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Slovenia: From the legendary, must see, European cities of Venice & Rome to the French owned, mountainous island of Corsica, this is a unique 3-week ride that explores the celebrated but also unknown parts of the Mediterranean and Adriatic regions of south east Europe. Visiting the incredible Balkans offers an idyllic collection of countries hugging the pebbled shores of the Adriatic Coast; home to sleepy villages, turquoise waters and an impossibly mountainous regions dotted with stunning monasteries and historic villages. Visit eight countries as we explore the Med, Adriatic & Balkans all in one ride.
Dates and prices
21st of August 2022 - Joining Day - Venice, Italy
10th of September 2022 - Departure Day - Ljubljana, Slovenia
BMW F750 GS : EUR €6,300 - FULL
BMW F850 GS : EUR €6,500 - FULL
BMW R1250 GS : EUR €6,875 - FULL
Pillion / Support Vehicle Passenger : EUR €5,100 - FULL
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Dates & Prices
At a Glance
- Leaning tower of Pisa
- Riding the mountains of Corsica
- Taking in the views of Tuscany
- Renown Roman Colosseum
- Incomparable Amalfi Coast
- Stunning Kotor, Montenegro
- 16th Century Stari Most, in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina
- Kornati Islands National Park, Croatia
- Plitvice Lakes National Park
- Porec on the Istria Peninsular
- Lake Bled, Slovenia
- Airport Transfers
- Motorcycle rental as per your selection.
- Support vehicle with passenger carrying ability
- 19 nights’ accommodation in excellent small hotels
- 20 breakfasts
- 17 lunches
- 13 Dinners
- Services of ride leader and support vehicle driver
- Access to Compass Expeditions App
- Pre-departure material and route maps
- Access to satellite phone, pay per minute
- Compass Expeditions tour shirt
- Aluminium water bottle
- Entrances to all attractions mentioned in the itinerary
- International Flights
- Visas (if required)
- Personal Health/Travel Insurance
- Tips and gratuities
All accommodation is twin or double share, if you would like a single room there will be a single supplement: EUR 1 350
Our motorcycles are insured and have a damage excess of EUR 2500, you can reduce the excess by taking advantage of our Excess Reduction Policy: EUR 25 per day
Joining Day: Your venice airport transfer will take you directly to our joining hotel, ready for an early start tomorrow. Today you will meet your crew for your tour briefing and welcome dinner.
Day 1: Leaving the city of marble palaces we enter renowned Tuscany on our way to the amazing Leaning Tower of Pisa
Day 2: A short ride today as we catch the ferry across to the French controlled island of Corsica, and birthplace of Napoleon, that rises from the Mediterranean
Day 3: We spend the day exploring Europe’s most mountainous region, Corsica, exploring its stunning coast road and narrow winding mountains roads, it’s thrilling stuff.
Day 4: Another day exploring the endless twisties of the incredibly mountainous Corsica
Day 5: Back on the ferry we cross back into Tuscany to overnight in jewel in the Tuscan crown, the magnificent medieval town of Sienna.
Day 6: Heading south we ride the ancient Roman road, the Via Cassia, through the UNESCO listed Val d’Orcia to the legendary Rome
Day 7: We spend a day exploring this mighty city, visiting the incomparable St Peter's Basilica, Pantheon, Colosseum and much more, it’s a walk through history today
Day 8: Back on the road we continue south passing through Naples and entering the UNESCO listed Amalfi Coast, a storied landscape of breathtaking coastal scenery and pastel coloured villages
Days 9: Turning east we enter a rarely visited region of Italy known as Puglia and stop off at Albarello to view the unique Trulli Villages before reaching the port city of Bari and catching the overnight ferry to Dubrovnik, Croatia
Day 10: We awake early as we disembark in Dubrovnik, Croatia and spend the day exploring this beautiful ancient walled city fronting the Adriatic.
Day 11: Another day to explore the awe-inspiring Dubrovnik, perhaps take the cable car for epic views of the city and Adriatic or visit Fort Lovrijenac where the Game of Thrones was filmed
Day 12: Its only 95ks / 60mi to Kotor however our route takes the long way round, crossing into Montenegro, and onto the stunning switchbacks of the Kotor Serpentine Road and onto Cetinje then finishing in breathtaking Kotor
Day 13: A shorter riding day today and another country, Bosnia-Herzegovina. We again take the road less travelled and arrive early into beautiful Mostar, famous for its 16th Century bridge built by the Ottomans and still bearing the scars from the war
Day 14: turning west we return to Croatia, via beautiful Konjic and the Blidinje National Park, and then ride the Adriatic Coast road to the renowned city of Split, spectacularly wedged between the coastal mountains on one side and the Adriatic.
Day 15: We follow the Adriatic Coast north before reaching Zadar before lunch. From here is a half day excursion out to the UNESCO listed Kornati Islands National Park, a magnificent island archipelago
Day 16: A magnificent ride today as we ride the Adriatic Highway following the coast passing through endless coastal villages ending in the Istria Peninsular town of Porec
Day 17: Leaving the Istria we take the wonderful Rt 103 to the awe-inspiring Lake Bled stunningly located in the Julian Alps
Day 18: Our final day will see spent the morning exploring the beauty that is Lake Bled before riding the short distance to the Slovakian capital of Ljubljana
Departure day: Spend some time in Ljubljana or fly home, the choice is yours.
- 20 nights of accommodation.
- Our accommodations range from small family run hotels through to 4-star hotels.
- A flexible attitude is needed as standards are not always what we are accustomed to.
- All accommodation is on a twin share basis. If you are traveling
alone we will pair you up with another solo traveler. However, if you
prefer single accommodation a single supplement is available:EU$ 1 350.00
- On every day of the tour we include breakfast: 20 Breakfasts
- On mentioned ride days we provide a picnic lunch that we prepare ourselves from our mobile kitchen: 14 Lunches
- We include mentioned dinners in reliable restaurants we have used many times before: 13 Dinners
- You will need to be in Venice, Italy, one day prior to start of expedition, for your joining day (a bonus nights accommodation is included)
- All riders must have a valid motorcycle license and at least two years riding experience.
- It is a requirement that all clients have appropriate insurance for this type of expedition.
Our late model BMW GS bikes are well maintained and with low mileage. On tour with us will be a mechanic and our support vehicles have the capacity to carry a bike if required.
BMW R1250 GS
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