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14 Day Eastern European Treasures Guided Motorcycle Tour in Europe

Vienna, Austria

Eastern Europe Motorcycle Tour in 5 European Countries

The tour of Eastern European Treasures is indeed a treasure in itself. It is rich in all of its aspects. It covers no less than five countries, including areas and old European cities bursting with history and charm. Prepare yourself to be amazed by the well known glamour of old Europe and enjoy the well-preserved remains of its royal glory, including truly fascinating architecture, works of art, beautiful nature and authentic local gastronomy.

Key information

  • Terrain: asphalt
  • Bike: personal or rental bike (BMW R 1250 GS Adventure / R 1250 GS / R 1200 GS / F 750 GS, Suzuki V-Strom 1000 XT / V-Strom 650)
  • Mileage: 2000 kilometers / 1243 miles
  • Daily rides: 170 - 320 kilometers / 105 - 200 miles
  • Riding gear: available to rent
  • Meals: 13 breakfasts, 9 lunches, dinners except on rest days

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Vienna
  • Pass though the High Tatras mountain peaks
  • Ride through five beautiful Eastern European countries
  • Visit Slovakia's capital small and incredibly gorgeous Bratislava
  • Enjoy rest days in Budapest, Krakow, Prague and Salzburg
  • See the beautiful and interesting cities of Czech Republic
  • Ride nice and curvy route on the way to Salzburg
  • 13 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


12 riding days
Group size: 6-8 participants
Airport transfer included: Vienna International Airport
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Accommodation

Comfortable, high rating hotels and B&Bs will be your accommodation during this tour. You will be staying in shared double / twin room accommodations. You also have the option for a single room accommodation.

Program

Day 1: Arrival to Vienna

Good morning Vienna! Your first day of this marvelous tour starts here. Vienna, Austria’s capital, lies in the country’s east on the Danube River. Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud.

The city is also known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence. In the Museums Quartier district, historic and contemporary buildings display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists.

Adventure Roads Limited highly recommend you to come at least one day earlier in order to have time to visit the city, taste the famous Sacher cake in some of the amazing bakery cafes, you will not regret it and you will gladly help you and book your stay in the same hotel so it will be easy for you to rest after city tour and prepare for your exciting journey.

Day 2: Vienna - Bratislava - Budapest

Here you go! Today you are heading more East towards Slovakia and Hungary. It’s a funny day as you will enter Slovakia first to visit its capital; small and incredibly gorgeous Bratislava (only approximately 80 kilometers from Vienna which will leave you enough time to have a nice visit and a lunch there) then pass to Hungary and again now its capital Budapest on your way to Tatras mountain range further to the East (meaning at the end you will again end up in Slovakia).

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is set along the Danube River by the border with Austria and Hungary. It’s surrounded by vineyards and the Little Carpathian Mountains, crisscrossed with forested hiking and cycling trails. The pedestrian-only, 18th-century old town is known for its lively bars and cafes.

Perched atop a hill, the reconstructed Bratislava Castle overlooks old town and the Danube. After a visit of Bratislava and its beautiful small streets, historic statues that tell a lot of Eastern European history, charming squares and cafes; enriched with a brief story of its famous inhabitants. Passing through Bratislava you will be heading to your destination and Hungarian capital Budapest.

Day 3: Rest day in Budapest

A city is amazing work of art and historic marvel dating from Celtic times, followed by ancient Romans, Ottoman empire, Austian-Hungarian empire. The central area of Budapest along the Danube River is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has several notable monuments, including the Hungarian Parliament and the Buda Castle.

The city also has around 80 geothermal springs, the largest thermal water cave system, second largest synagogue, and third largest Parliament building in the world. Budapest attracts around 12 million international tourists per year, making it a highly popular destination in Europe.

The city was chosen as the Best European Destination of 2019, a major poll conducted by EBD, a tourism organization partnering with the European Commission. It also topped the Best European Destinations 2020 list.

Day 4: Budapest - Tatras Mountains

After a cultural and Eastern European charming city vibe it's time for a little adventure! You are heading further East to Slovakia and Tatras mountain range. You will be passing through some authentic Eastern Europe villages, where you could feel the “scent” of a passed communist times (typical villages, old building, authentic old bars, great beer).

Tatras are beautiful and as you reach them you will enjoy the ride in a meditative mountain roads of the Low Tatras first, no too many hairpins but relaxing curves and you will make sure you have a day full of ride combined with nice rest stops to enjoy the views and have a good meal along the way. You will spend the night on the top of this beautiful mountain range in the area of High Tatras.

Day 5: High Tatras - Krakow

Today you will pass the High Tatras mountain peaks and have a ride to the other side towards your next country destination - Poland and the city of Krakow! The city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków was the official capital of Poland until 1596 and has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, economic, cultural and artistic life.

Cited as one of Europe's most beautiful cities, its old town was declared the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in the world. The city has grown from a Stone Age settlement to Poland's second-most-important city. As you will reach Krakow in a relaxing ride in the early afternoon you will have a plenty of time to explore it today and the next day you will have a rest day here

Day 6: Rest day in Krakow

Today you will make a visit of Krakow and its numerous historic sights. With the establishment of new universities and cultural venues at the emergence of the Second Polish Republic in 1918 and throughout the 20th century, Kraków reaffirmed its role as a major national academic and artistic centre.

The city has a population of about 770,000, with approximately eight million additional people living within a 100 kilometers (62 miles) radius of its main square. After the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany at the start of World War II, the newly defined Distrikt Krakau (Kraków District) became the capital of Germany's General Government.

The Jewish population of the city was forced into a walled zone known as the Kraków Ghetto, from which they were sent to German extermination camps such as the nearby Auschwitz, and the Nazi concentration camps like Płaszów.

However, the city was spared from destruction and major bombing. It is possible to arrange as well the visit to Auswitz during the rest day; it is a 1 hour ride from Krakow.

Day 7: Krakow - Olomouc

You will be heading towards Czech Republic today and the city of Olomouc. It is certainly one of the most beautiful and interesting cities of Czech Republic. It’s known for its six baroque fountains and the 18th-century Holy Trinity Column, a monument adorned with religious sculptures. On Wenceslas Hill are the Gothic St. Wenceslas Cathedral and the Romanesque Bishop’s Palace.

The Town Hall is a former merchant's house with vaulted rooms and an astronomical clock. After a visit you will have a lot of experiences behind you and will spend a certainly great evening and having a relaxing time during dinner with some of amazing Czech beers to taste and complete the day.

Day 8: Olomouc - Prague

Good morning Olomouc! It is time to get ready for one of the most exciting and beautiful cities of the “old continent”. Prague is the Capital of Czech Republic. You will have a nice ride through Bohemia region, forest region exchanging with landscapes of green orchards.

You will be passing through the city of Kutná Hora is a city east of Prague in the Czech Republic. It’s known for the Gothic St. Barbara's Church with medieval frescoes and flying buttresses. Also notable is Sedlec Ossuary, a chapel adorned with human skeletons.

On the site of a former Cistercian monastery is the Gothic and baroque Cathedral of the Assumption. The Czech Museum of Silver recalls the city’s silver-mining history with a replica medieval mine.

Day 9: Rest day in Prague

It’s a day for an amazing and rewarding break. Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic, is bisected by the Vltava River. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it's known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colourful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show.

The city full of history, many museums, music, arts, parks and gardens and not to forget (talking about museums) - beer. Yes indeed, here is a beer museum, of course it’s a must in a city and the country famous for the best beer. You will make sure you enjoy it well! Cheers!

Day 10: Prague - Cesky Krumlov

Today you will be heading south through Bohemia region in a relaxing ride through a lot of green areas, national parks, castles and villages. You will be reaching Cesky Krumlov in the late afternoon, a charming authentic town, a UNESCO Heritage sight with many picturesque streets, plenty of traditional restaurants and bars.

You will be enjoying a day in this beautiful authentic town dominated by its 13th-century castle. The castle has gothic, renaissance and baroque elements, an 11-hectare garden and an original 17th-century baroque theatre. There are panoramic views of the old town and the river from the top of its round bell tower.

Day 11: Cesky Krumlov - Salzburg

Now heading back to beautiful Austria. You will be riding the nice and curvy route passing few hilly peaks of a beautiful area approaching Salzburg. Salzburg is a very popular tourist destination and famous for mainly four things: its Baroque architecture and general prettiness (the old town is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site); as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; the world-class Salzburg Festival, a series of opera, concerts and theatre performances.

Day 12: Rest day in Salzburg

Salzburg is a very picturesque city with a great medieval old town, an impressive hilltop medieval castle, and beautiful nature and mountains surrounding it. You can choose in having a day trip in and around the city visiting its beautiful historic sights, nature around the town.

You can as well visit nearby historic “Eagles Nest”, Hitlers famous vacation house on top of the narrow hill or in case you are keen for a marvelous ride that day, within an hour ride there is the famous Grossglockner high alpine road which can be also one of your Salzburg rest day choices.

Day 13: Salzburg - Vienna

Heading back, you will be passing along lakes and beautiful hilly and green areas in a dynamic ride reaching Vienna late in the afternoon.

Day 14: Vienna departure

Here is where you say farewell and starting to plan your next exciting tour enriched with memories of the marvelous one you have passed. In case you have some time until your flight, you can use it to have a relaxing visit of Vienna or have a coffee and a famous cakes in one of its charming beautiful squares and street cafes. Wish you a safe trip and looking forward to your next journey!

Skill level(s) required for this tour: intermediate and advanced

Intermediate:

  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Advanced:

  • can ride for 5-6 hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Location

During this tour, you will be riding through five different easter European countries namely Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Czech.

Food

You will have daily breakfasts and lunch and dinners except on rest / free days. Water and soft drinks are during included dinners. Dinners are also always aimed to be in authentic local restaurants.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Soda

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 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 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 or 6 participants.
  • 13 nights accommodation in high rating hotels, private accommodations, etc. (mostly four-star)
  • 13 breakfasts for the tour
  • 9 lunches during the tour except on free / rest days
  • Dinners except on rest days; always aimed to be in authentic local restaurants
  • Water and soft drinks during included dinners
  • Fuel for your bike on the tour
  • Entrances to National and Nature Parks
  • Transfers and ferry rides
  • Tour description booklet with maps and highlighted routes

What's not included

  • Airline tickets
  • Additional drinks
  • Personal spending
  • Speeding and traffic violation penalty tickets
  • Tips
  • Security deposit of 2,000 EUR (it can be lowered by the VIP or Super VIP insurance)
  • Anything not listed under "Included in the price"

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Vienna International Airport Airport transfer included: Vienna International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 12.1% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
14 days / 13 nights
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Pricing information
  • Pillion price: 3690 EUR
  • Single supplement: 790 EUR
  • Your own motorcycle: 4990 EUR
  • Tour cancellation insurance: 7.5 %
  • VIP insurance: 240 EUR
  • Super VIP insurance: 360 EUR
Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 6 participants

Saturday September 11, 2021
(14 days / 13 nights)

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