North Eastern Europe
Turda, Transylvania departure
The Borgo Pass with its winding roads, breathtaking views and Dracula’s Coffin
TransCarpathia Road – the southern slopes of the Eastern Carpathian Mountains
Tatra Mountains – with its rocky peaks covered in snow, the picturesque lakes and waterfalls
Brno – home to the Masaryk Circuit where the Czech Republic Motorcycle Grand Prix takes place every year.
Try the motorbike power on the German highways with no speed limit – a ride to remember
Salzburg – the city where The Sound of Music, the most popular musical of all times was filmed
The Austrian Alps – an unforgettable riding experience
Day by day itinerary:
DAY 1, Tuesday, Cluj – Turda, Transylvania, Romania
40 km – 1 hour riding
Welcome to Romania! Our English speaking guide, a motorcycle enthusiast and a 100% Transylvanian, collects you from Cluj Napoca Airport. Transfer to Turda and accommodation in a 4* hotel, described as a medieval fantasy with beds.
DAY 2, Wednesday, Turda – Bistrita – Vama
280 km - 4h33min riding
Ride next to Bistrita Citadel. You can enjoy lunch in Golden Crown Hotel, the place where Jonathan Harker, the Hero of Bram Stocker novel – Dracula
also enjoyed a meal before heading to Dracula’s Castle. The Borgo Pass with its winding roads and breathtaking views is our next ride. Stop at Dracula’s Castle
and visit Dracula’s Coffin
in the basement. Should you still see your reflection in the mirror continue your journey to Northern Romania and the Bucovina area. Accommodation and dinner.
DAY 3, Thursday, Vama – Moldovita – Sucevita – Marginea – Cernovcy (Ukraine)
145 km – 2h40min riding
Continue riding the on the winding roads of the Carpathians to some of the most beautiful painted monasteries in Eastern Europe, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List: the Monasteries of Moldovita and Sucevita. We’ll have a stop at Marginea, the black ceramic centre in Romania where you can enjoy a shopping session for some authentic souvenirs.
Evening in Cernovcy, the city standing on the stone blocks of a Roman fortress.
DAY 4, Friday, Cernovcy – TransCarpathia – Chust
300 km – 5h30min riding
Ride today the southern slopes of the Eastern Carpathian Mountains – TransCarpathia, a mountainous region that became part of Ukraine only about 70 years ago. The medieval castles and the beautiful mountain scenery will surely leave an impression to every rider. Accommodation in Chust, the capital of the short-lived Republic of Carpatho-Ukraine.
DAY 5, Saturday, Chust – Mukacevo – Uzhorod – Kosice (Slovakia)
230km – 4h30min riding
Ride to Kosice today. On the way we can stop at Mukacevo to visit two of the most beautiful Castles on Transcarpathia: Palace Earl Shenborn, a former hunting residence and the ancient Castle Palanok. Continue your journey to Uzhorod – a culture crossing point. Spend the evening in Kosice, the second largest city in Slovakia and the cultural capital of Europe in 2013.
DAY 6, Sunday, Kosice – Kezmarok – Zakopane – Krakow (Poland)
280 km – 06h30min riding
Tatra Mountains rise ahead today as we ride its windy roads to Zakopane – the winter capital of Poland. The rocky peaks covered in snow, the valleys, the picturesque lakes and waterfalls make this place probably the most spectacular in Poland. Reach Zakopane in time for lunch and enjoy a walk in the city. Spend the evening in Krakow, one of the oldest cities in Poland. There is a chance to catch a piano recital in one of the palaces from the main square with Chopin's music (Poland's favourite son).
DAY 7, Monday, Krakow -
You can ride to Oswiecim home to the Memorial and Museum of Aushwitz – Birkenau Concentration Camp. Continue riding to Wieliczka Salt Mines – the underground kingdom of Salt, UNESCO World heritage site.
Should you like to remain in the city you can walk its mysterious streets. The famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites include the Main Market Square, the Wawel Castle, the Zygmunt Bell of Wawel Cathedral, the Jagiellonian University and the medieval St. Florian's Gate.
DAY 8, Tuesday, Krakow – Bielsko Biala – Brno (Czech Republic)
315 km – 5hrs riding
Ride to Bielsko Biala, known as Little Vienna due to the town architecture and the fascinating landscapes of the surrounding mountains. Take a walk in the city and
continue your journey with the city of Brno, home to the Masaryk Circuit where the Czech Republic Motorcycle Grand Prix takes place every year. Accommodation in Brno.
DAY 9, Wednesday, Brno – Hradec Kralove – Prague
255 km – 4h35min riding
Ride to Hradec Kralove, known as the Salon of the Republic due to many buildings of modern architecture. The next destination is Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. Situated on Vltava River, Prague is one of the most beautiful cities of Eastern Europe. Accommodation in Prague.
DAY 10, Thursday, Prague - Rest day
You can enjoy a ride to Kutná Hora, a UNESCO World heritage Site, known as the jewel of the country. Visit Sedlec Ossuary, a small Christian chapel decorated with human bones. Should you like to relax in the city you can walk the streets of Prague, major highlights include: Prague Castle – one of the largest ancient castles in the world, according to Guinness Book of Records, the picturesque Charles Bridge and the Old Town with its Old Town Square.
Accommodation in Prague.
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DAY 11, Friday, Prague – Ingolstadt (Germany) – Munchen
442 km – 5h10min riding
We are riding to Germany today, known for its automobile industry (cars as well motorcycles, like the ones we are riding) and its free, sometimes no speed limit highways. We’ll ride to Ingolstadt, the city where the novel Frankenstein was set by the author Mary Shelley in the Old Anatomy Building, now a museum. Continue your journey to Munchen, the capital of Bavaria region and one of its most charming cities. Take a walk in the city and
accommodate in Munchen.
DAY 12, Saturday, Munich – Salzburg (Austria) – Hohentauern
310 km – 4h30min riding
In the morning we can enjoy a visit to BMW Museum in Munchen and continue our ride to Salzburg, the city where Mozart was born and The Sound of Music, the most popular musical of all times was filmed. Enjoy a walk in the city admiring some of the places where scenes from the movie were filmed. The mighty Alps will open the mountain roads for us in an unforgettable riding experience. Accommodation in the mountain area in Hohentauern.
DAY 13, Sunday, Hohentauern – Mariazell – Annaberg – Wien
280 km – 5h40min riding
Continue riding trough the windy roads of the mountain area to Wien, the capital city of Austria, known for its music and culture.
Enjoy a walk in the city centre. Admire the Romanesque and gothic architecture of St. Stephen Cathedral, Hofburg Palace – that has housed the Habsburg dynasty, rulers of the Austro-Hungarian empire, Ring Boulevard – one of the biggest and most beautiful boulevards of its kind. Accommodation in Wien.
Day 14, Monday, Wien – Bratislava (Slovakia)
70 km – 1h30min riding
In the morning you can enjoy a visit to Schonbrunn Palace – one of the most significant cultural monuments in Austria, used generally as the summer residence of the Habsburg rulers. Ride to Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia and its largest city. Situated on the banks of both Danube and Morava Rivers, Bratislava is known for its medieval towers and grandiose 20th-century buildings. Accommodation in Bratislava.
DAY 15, Tuesday, Bratislava – Budapest
191 km – 5h30min riding
Morning Ride to Budapest, the capital city of Hungary. You can visit the Castle District with its imposing Mathias Church, Budapest’s finest and best known Roman Catholic Church, whose fantastic position dominates the skyline. The Fishermen’s Bastion, built in neo-Romanesque style, as well as the Royal Palace are symbols of the whole country. Accommodation in Budapest.
DAY 16, Wednesday, Budapest – Szeged – Timisoara
290 km – 5hrs riding
Ride to Szeged, rightfully called Sun City, enjoy a walk in the city. For lunch we strongly recommend Halaszcsarda, Fisherman Tavern, one of the oldest restaurants in the city.
Continue your adventure to Timisoara, the city where the 1989 Romanian revolution against the communist regime begun. Accommodation in Timisoara.
DAY 17, Thursday, Timisoara – Deva – Hunedoara – Turda – Cluj
330 km – 5hrs riding
Ride to Deva where you can enjoy a visit of Deva Medieval Citadel built on the ruins of a dacian – roman fortification.
Continue riding to Hunedoara, home to one of the most impressive medieval castles in Romania – Corvinesti Castle. Reach Turda in the afternoon, drop off the motorbikes and transfer to Cluj Napoca for accommodation.
DAY 18, Friday, Cluj
Say good bye to Eastern Europe.
Transfer to the airport for the return flight
July 23 - 2017 - guaranteed to depart
Single supplement (private room)
BMW F650 GS
upgrade to BMW F800 GS
upgrade to BMW R1200 GS
*Price is based on two people sharing a double room.
The price is based on 6 riders traveling together. Should the number of riders change, price will alter.
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Services of a ride leader
Services of a mechanic
Services of a support vehicle to carry luggage, spares, etc.
Mechanical spares, servicing and repairs
First aid kit
Daily briefing and map package
3 nights in 4* hotels, 13 nights in 3* hotels and 1 night in 3* Country Inn
Top box for daily personal use
Motorcycle third party liability insurance
Return airport transfers
Additional insurance coverage available on request at an extra cost (EURO 20/ day).
Some of the meals
road taxes and tolls
Repair and/or recovery costs to the motorcycle for loss or damage caused by
negligence or failing to heed ride leaders directive
Medical costs– it is a pre-requisite that all clients have comprehensive medical insurance that covers for riding a motorcycle over 650cc in foreign countries
The tourist attraction mentioned in the itinerary are reccomendations only and are not included in the price.
Activities not mentioned on the itinerary
Personal spending money
Special notes and Info:
Duration of the tour: 18 days
Riding days: 16 days
Total distance: Approximately 4100 km/2548 miles
Skill level: intermediate
Lodging type: good quality Hotels
Rides: on paved roads as well as on sections of gravel roads
What to bring: Complete motorcycle gear with integral or flip up helmet
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|Alin Todea, group leader
A motorcycles lover and a passionate traveler. He will travel from Transylvania (Eastern Europe) to Ukaine, Slovacia, Poland, Germany, Austria and Hungary, riding his bike, and leading you to lots of fun, supervising the organization of the motorcycle tour for our guests.
We were extremely happy with our recent tour and I do appreciate your effort to cater for the interests of Shirley and me.
Let me know when you are embarking on any unusual tours/destinations and I may be able to join you if thatís OK.
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