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6 Day Fly and Ride Adriatic Coast and Northern Islands Motorcycle Tour in Croatia

Zagreb, Croatia

Motorcycle Tour Croatia

This tour is the shorter version of the famous Adriatic Coastal Adventure tour. Riding the stunning Adriatic Coast is something every biker should try and do at least once in their lives, it really is that special. If you want to spend your extended weekend riding one of the most scenic European rides along the coast of Adriatic, combined with beautiful hilly inlands of charming Istria, enjoying the glorious islands sunsets, this is the tour for you!

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: 1,250 kilometers / 777 miles
  • Daily rides: 250 - 350 kilometers / 155 - 217 miles
  • Riding gear: available to rent
  • Meals: 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, dinners except on rest days

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Zagreb
  • Ferry ride to the island of Cres
  • Take the drawbridge to the island of Lošinj
  • Ride through the magnificent mountain areas of Gorski Kotar
  • Discover Istria, the home of exquisite wine, cheese, and truffles
  • Visit some of the picturesque villages in Istria
  • Enjoy the sights of waterfalls and lakes
  • 5 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


4 riding days
Group size: Minimum of 6 participants
Airport transfer included: Franjo Tuđman 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 - Zagreb

Upon your arrival to Zagreb, Croatia, you will have an opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere of one of the most attractive and vibrant Central European capitals. Depending on the time of your arrival, you might have time to do some sightseeing or simply to rest and prepare yourself for the excitement that awaits you. You will be given all the necessary information concerning your tour at the welcome dinner in the evening of the first day.

Day 2: Zagreb - Istria

Welcome to the first riding day of your coastal adventure. Your starting point is Zagreb and your goal will be to reach Istria — Croatia's largest peninsula — the home of exquisite wine, cheese and truffles.

You are taking the ‘old road’ — formerly the only connection between the continental and coastal part of the country. After the highway Zagreb-Rijeka was built, this road is rarely used, and luckily for you, it features good asphalt and some great curves. This road was built in early 19th century, in times of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, and was named ‘Lujzijana’ after Maria Luisa, the daughter of the Emperor Francis of Austria.

You will ride through the magnificent mountain areas of Gorski Kotar — known for its deep dark woods and cool and clear mountain streams. In the evening, Adventure Roads Limited will let you pick from some of the truffle flavoured specialties perfectly paired with Malvasia Istriana. You will spend the night in the inlands of Istria.

Day 3: Istria - Lošinj

Let's take a tour of Istria, have a closer look at those vineyards and olive groves and visit some of the picturesque villages located on hilltops arising from foggy valleys. Apart from being famous for the beauty of its nature, Istria is the area rich with history. Here, every village has some amazing old stories to tell and many Roman and early Slavic remains to prove them.

The pleasant ride through the fairytale inlands will take you to the ancient settlement of Hum — the smallest town in the world and then to the old town of Motovun, the birth place of Mario Andretti. An American former racing driver and one of the most successful Americans in the history of the sport, he is one of only three drivers to have won races in Formula One, IndyCar, World Sportscar Championship, and NASCAR.

Riding from the town of Pazin, the very heart of Istria, towards the coastal part of the peninsula, Adventure Roads Limited is taking you to Plominka — one of the best motorcycle roads in this part of Europe. From here, the ferry ride will take you to the island of Cres — a fascinating magical island and the refuge of the last griffon vultures in this part of the world.

The scenic route through the middle of the island, surrounded by historical little towns like Lubenice, will take you to the drawbridge and over to the island of Lošinj, known for its vitality and wonderful scent of the Mediterranean. If you are lucky, you might see the dolphins playing in the sea!

Day 4: Lošinj - Zadar

Heading back to the island of Cres and taking another ferry ride, this time to reach the island of Krk, which is connected with the mainland with a big modern bridge. A ride past the charming coastal towns to the old pirate port with a fortress — Senj.

You will be heading south alongside the magnificent Karolina road, one of the most scenic motorcycle coastal rides! It's a truly amazing and unforgettable riding day. The roads are marvelous, the ride is amazing, and the view is simply indescribable.

You will be ending the day in Zadar, a beautiful coastal city rich of history from Roman times. You could see many ancient Roman artefacts in the old town and enjoy the magnificent seaview sunset from one of the architectural marvels, a famous sea organ (instrument playing powered by the sea and air), from the famous place called "greeting to the Sun”. A definite must see! This is the day to remember!

Day 5: Zadar - Zagreb

Today you will say farewell to the sea, until your next tour and will ride the inlands passing to another side of mighty Velebit Mountain towards Plitvivice Lakes, a naturel phenomenon and Unesco World Heritage national park. Its truly amazing natural sight full of waterfalls and magnificent lakes, wooden walks through this truly breathtaking place will fuel your soul completely. Combined with the famous lamb lunch along the way, you will be ending your last beautiful riding day in Zagreb late afternoon or early evening.

Day 6: Departure - Zagreb

On your day of departure, your guides will escort you to the airport for a final farewell. Adventure Roads Limited is sure you will enjoy your new perspective long after you return to your homes and your daily routines. They hope that the sensation of reaching beyond your own personal horizons will stay with you and keep reminding you that this line could always be pushed a little further. Keep your mind open for new experiences and let them know when you are ready to ride with them again. They will be happy to hear from you anytime!

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

This Adriatic coastal tour combines the ultimate coastal road and be sure you will be riding the most scenic coastal ride in Europe combined with unforgettable scenery and cultural wonders ranging from the oldest urban settlements in the entire region, to the numerous architectural and infrastructural remains of the Roman and Austrian-Hungarian empires still witnessing the centuries of their rule.

The tour begins by exploring the continental part of Istria, moves to the magical islands of Cres and Lošinj and continues by scenic ride along the very coast of Adriatic sea reaching ancient city of Zadar, coming back through green inlands and Plitvice Lakes – a natural wonder and an absolute must-see when on tour in Croatia.

Prepare for miles and miles of nothing but the sheer blue sea on one side and the grey slopes of a mighty mountain on the other. Enjoy the view of the green vineyards and old olive groves scattered over the charming hilly areas of Istria and north Dalmatia. Learn about several huge empires that ruled in these areas and see the wonderful succession of cultures and architecture integrated in the life of typical Mediterranean towns.

Food

There will be 5 breakfasts during the tour, 4 lunches during the tour except on free/rest days, and dinners except on rest days; in authentic local restaurants whenever possible. One drink per person during lunches and dinners are also included.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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
  • 5 nights accommodation in high rating hotels or private accommodations, etc. (mostly four-star)
  • 5 breakfasts for the tour
  • 4 lunches during the tour except on free / rest days
  • Dinners except on rest days; always aimed to be in authentic local restaurants
  • One drink per person during lunches and dinners
  • Fuel for your bike on the tour
  • Entrances to national and nature parks
  • Tolls, 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: Franjo Tuđman Airport Airport transfer included: Franjo Tuđman 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.
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Pricing information
  • Pillion price: 1590 EUR
  • Single supplement: 390 EUR
  • Your own motorcycle: 1590 EUR
  • Tour cancellation insurance: 7.5 %
  • VIP insurance: 200 EUR
  • Super VIP insurance: 280 EUR
Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 6 participants

Wednesday May 19, 2021
(6 days / 5 nights)

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