Croatia, Slovenia & Italy
Croatia, Slovenia & Italian Dolomites
3, 4 and 5 Star Hotels
150 - 250 miles per day (longest day 350 miles)
Combination of Motorway, A, B and mountain roads
Suitable for experienced riders who have ridden on the continent before
Beaches, Lakes, and Mountains - a great tour in Croatia, Slovenia & Italy
This tour takes in Croatia, Slovenia and Italy three countries that offer fantastic scenery, brilliant biking roads and great accommodation.
We start our tour with either an Eurotunnel or Hull crossing to an overnight stop on the French - German border. Crossing Germany we have a second night stop in Austria before arriving in Slovenia.
A two night stop here allows us to explore Carinthia before riding through the Triglav National Park to the Croatian coast. You have 3 nights to relax in 5 star luxury at this lovely hotel in a popular seaside resort. In previous years nobody moved far, but if you want to ride, there are bridges and ferries that allow you to island hop or perhaps a touch of history with a visit to the Roman Ampitheatre in Pula.
Suitable refreshed we return through the Italian Dolomites and Austrian Passes for a final night in central France before heading to the crossing of your choice.
Although the tour has rest days, it will involve some long days and technical mountain roads, we therefore recommend it primarily for experienced riders who have ridden on the continent before.
This is an Escorted Tour which means that although the guide will be with you, you are responsible for doing your own navigation. We provide a Tour Pack which will include a full itinerary, suggested route directions, Gpx waypoints and hotel location. This system suits many people, as it allows them to ride at their own pace and style, either alone or in small groups. However, if you prefer, you may ride with the guide, who will act as your escort throughout the tour.
Tour prices are inclusive of the following:
- Return overnight Hull-Rotterdam ferry with en-suite cabin or Eurotunnel crossing
- 10 Nights' en-suite accommodation at 3,4 & 5 star hotels
- 10 Regional breakfasts
- 10 Evening meals
- Full use of the hotels' leisure facilities
- Route notes as appropriate - Gpx waypoints
- Guided Day tours
- Services of experienced Tour Guides (Dave & John)
- Undercover parking where available
- Meals onboard ferries
- Tolls / Vignettes
Your hotels' for this tour are of 3,4 & 5 star standard. Your 3 night stay in Croatia will be at a 5 star hotel in a resort on the Gulf of Kvarner. The hotel is situated just above the coastline promenade and boasts it own private beach. Facilities are too long to list, but your stay includes free access to its Wellness & Spa Centre, which has swimming pools, a fitness area and a spa relax zone. We are also including undercover garage parking.We are told the hotel has just been renovated but I can not see what they could possibly do to improve it !!
Your 2 night stay in Slovenia lies at the foot of the Julian Alps and has all the facilities you would expect of a 4 star hotel. All bedrooms are en-suite with cable TV, phone, Wi-Fi and some with mini-bar & balconies. Leisure facilities include a Fitness centre, sauna, steam bath, Solarium and swimming pool.
All other hotels are a mixture of 3 and 4 star all of good standard and most with leisure facilities.
Value Tour: We believe this tour is especially good value, as all evening meals (mainly buffet style) are included - leaving you only to budget for lunch, petrol and drinks.
The tour itinerary is based on a Northern crossing with the option* to use a Southern crossing which will shorten the tour by two days. (see departure choice)
Wednesday 17th August : For those using the Northern crossing, you should make your way to Hull to catch the P&O overnight ferry to Rotterdam. You are able to board late afternoon, allowing you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the great onboard facilities. A 4 berth en-suite cabin (for 2) is included in your crossing. The ferry will dock approx 8.30am the following morning, giving you the full day to make your way to the first night's hotel (295 miles).
Thursday 18th August (320 miles) : Those using the Southern crossing should arrive in time for an early morning Eurotunnel crossing for their journey across France. Whichever crossing you have chosen, we will all meet- up and get to know one another at our first night's stop on the French/German border. 3 star hotel, Dinner, B&B.
Friday 19th August (320 miles) : Mainly motorways today but with frequent stops it gets the job done as we cross eastwards across Germany before dropping south into Austria. Our overnight stop is on the outskirts of Innsbruck.
4 star hotel,Dinner, B&B,
Saturday 20th August (200 miles) : Today you get to ride some fabulous roads as we take a cross country route through the Hohe Tauern National Park. There is a choice of routes, with the opportunity to ride the famous Grossglockner pass. Although a toll road, your money is well spent as you enjoy 48 kilometres of high alpine road with 36 bends, and an altitude ascent to 2,504 metres! Enroute you will get to see the highest peak in Austria, the Grossglockner (3,798m) and its glacier, the Pasterze.
Your hotel tonight is set in a small ski town under the shadow of Mt. Triglav, you can enjoy the hotel facilities, which include a fitness centre containing a sauna, steam bath, solarium, and swimming pool. 4 star hotel, Dinner, B&B.
Sunday 21st August (free day): The 2 night stay allows you to unpack and relax. You can make use of the hotels facilities, take a walk into town or take a ride -out into Austria or the Triglav National Park.
Monday 22nd August (150 miles) : Choice of routes today, either over the 50 Serpentines of the Vrsic pass in the Triglav National Park , or the easier route via Lake Bled. There is also the opportunity to visit the Postojna Caves. With some 22 kilometres of passages, galleries and chambers it is the most visited show cave in Europe and we think well worth visiting http://www.postojnska-jama.eu/en/. A further short cross country route takes you to your hotel for the next 3 nights, a 5 star hotel overlooking the beautiful Adriatic sea. 5 star hotel, Dinner, B&B, garage
Tuesday 23 - Wednesday 24th August :To say this hotel has a wow factor is a bit of an understatement, and all our customers love it . The hotel is situated overlooking the sea in a fashionable Adriatic tourist resor. It has all the facilities you would expect of a 5 star hotel. From this location it is possible to tour the lovely Istrian Peninsula with its lovely seaside towns of Porec and Rovinj or perhaps the gladiatorial Roman amphiitheatre of Pula. If you enjoy island hopping there is the nearby islands of Krk and Cres as well as the scenic coastline road. In truth usually the bikes hardly move, as most prefer to enjoy the facilities of this lovely hotel and resort, the choice is yours. Dinner, B&B, garage
Thursday 25th August (320 miles) :Time to leave Croatia as we head northwards and into the Italian Dolomites. The day finishes at Bolzano in the southern Tyrol. 3 star hotel, Dinner, B&B, garage.
Friday 26th August (150 miles): Again a number of routes you can take however, the favourite must be the chance to ride the 'Timmelsjoch' (2474m) as the pass winds it way over the Otztal mountains taking you from Italy into Austria. If you have some energy left, the 'Silvretta pass' (2036m) must be next, what it lacks in height, it makes up with scenery and some great roads. Whichever route you take, our day ends at a hotel on the Austrian/Geman border. 4 star hotel, Dinner, B&B
Saturday 27th August (250 miles) : Continuing westwards we pass the shores of Lake Constance to our final nights stop in the Lorraine region. Dinner, B&B
Sunday 28th August : Today, we say goodbye to our fellow riders as we leave for the ferry port of our choice. Those using the Southern crossing (315 miles) will be at Calais in time for a late afternoon crossing, whilst those on the Northern crossing (310 miles) head for Rotterdam and their overnight ferry.
Monday 29th August : The ferry docks at 0900hrs, giving us time to have breakfast before making our way home.
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With customers from the whole length of the UK and Ireland, we understand that many of our northern clients dislike the ride down to the channel ferry ports – likewise it does not make sense for our many clients from the south to ride north to join a tour at Hull. Therefore, where possible, we arrange the first and last night’s hotel to be within similar riding distance of both Calais & Rotterdam.
For your increased comfort we have arranged more spacious 2/4 berth cabins (for 2) on all P&O Hull-Rotterdam crossings, and clients using the Southern crossing will have the convenience of crossing the channel using the Eurotunnel service.
The tour will be 2 nights shorter for those customers using the Eurotunnel and they will depart Thursday 18th August - Sunday 28th August.
As always, you may make your own arrangements and we will adjust costs accordingly.
Personal Travel including Covid cover and Breakdown Assistance Cover
On all European tours (including Southern Ireland) we require clients to take-out some form of Personal Travel and Accident/Breakdown cover. This is essential for repatriation of yourself and your motorcycle in the event of an accident or medical emergency. If you have an existing policy you should check that your company would repatriate your bike, even if undamaged, should you be unable to ride it (many do not!) .
We also strongly urge you to take out insurance that includes cancellation cover in the event of accident, illness or redundancy when you make your booking. This includes cover for all covid related incidents, either before or during the tour.
|Tour Cost||Hull ferry||Eurotunnel (Thurs 18th - Sun 28th Aug)|
|Two persons, one bike, shared room||£1480 ea||£1340 ea|
|One person, one bike, shared room||£1595||£1398|
|One person, one bike, own room||£1895*||£1715|
|Deposit £100 per person||* (based on single hotel room & cabin share on ferry)|
| Cancellation 1 room available Double or Twin.