Balkans: South-East passage

Balkans passage to the southeast: a trip to Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.
A precious destination to be discovered: from the crystalline sea, to the medieval villages, to the Orthodox monasteries, to an uncontaminated nature. Croatia; with its coasts and its streets designed with harmony above the sea, the splendid Dubrovnik, also known as Ragusa, located along the Dalmatian coast. Bosnia Herzegovina with the tormented Sarajevo, full of charm and suffering that will help us reflect, the beauty of Mostar and the history of its bridge, the spirituality of Medjugorje. Reaching Montenegro, the most ecological state in the world, is getting out of the most obvious tourist destinations to look out over a composite and particular world where the sea immediately confronts the mountains, forming the Boka Kotorska, and recognized by UNESCO as an environment to be to protect, to safeguard and of course to know. The wonder of Durmitor “among the mountain giants of the lands of the Slavs is the most powerful and the most majestic”. The Durmitor mountain massif is surrounded by the narrow and deep valleys and canyons of Tara, Piva, Susica and Komarnica that turn into high plains from which rise more than 30 peaks that exceed 2000/2500 meters, The canyon of the river Tara that with its 1300 meters of depth, it is the second deepest canyon in the world after that of Colorado. Centers, along the coast, where the imprint of the serenissima of Venice is still alive. Places rich in history, culture and religion such as the Ostrog Monastery, which will enrich our person by allowing us to experience unique emotions. A land where two civilizations come together and intertwine: east and west, the Islamic and the Orthodox world, with a succession of traditions, gastronomy and wonderful roads all to be experienced by motorbike.

The Tour in brief

Durata: 11 days/ 10 nights.
Mileage: about 1.900.
Arrival/Departure: Ancona.
Level: facile.
Min/Max participants: 7/14.
Hotel: 4 / 5 e typical.
Hightlights: Split, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Sveti Stefan, Perast, Moraca, Durmitor, Mostar, Sarajevo.

Itinerary

Day 1

Ancona, meeting with the participants and boarding with destination Split / Split;

Day 2 - the Croatian coast

Arrival in Split (Croatia) awaiting us on a path of about 200 km that runs along the wonderful Croatian coast, arrival for lunch in Dubrovnik, after a short visit to the city transfer to Kotor (Montenegro);

Day 3 - Stari Bar

Departure for Kotor which is also considered the southernmost fjord in Europe, a short stop in Sveti Stefan, a peninsula that was originally a small fishing village to then reach Bar and its ancient city;

Day 4 - Perast

Definitely relaxing day but full of emotions: we will go to Perast, which is a few kilometers from Kotor, to discover its small village, a jewel set at the foot of the Boka Kotorska, short boat excursion and we will make the discovery of the artificial islet of the Madonna of the chisel then through a small ferry we will arrive on the opposite side of the “Bocche”, stop for lunch and return to Kotor to fully discover its beauty;

Day 5 - the monastery of Moraca

We leave the coast to enter the interior of Montenegro, first we will admire Lake Skadar and then we will go to discover it through one of its tributaries; a truly unique and exciting boat ride that will bring us into contact with unspoiled nature. After lunch, we will reach the ancient monastery of Moraca, dating back to 1252, along the splendid roads that flank the Zeta river. In the late afternoon, arrival in Kolasin;

Day 6 - the Durmitor

An exciting day, the discovery of Durmitor, a true paradise for motorcyclists, the turquoise waters of Lake Piva and the many eco-covers will be the focus of infinite emotions;

Day 7 - Mostar

We will leave Montenegro to reach Mostar in Bosnia but first we will discover the Ostrog monastery, the most visited in the Balkans, a meeting point of three creeds: the Orthodox, the Catholic and the Muslim since even the faithful of these last two cults admit the healing properties of the relics of St. Basil.

Day 8 - Medjugorje / Mostar

A day of pure relaxation among the lively streets of Mostar, for those who wish to visit Medjugorje which is a few km away or Blagaj and the kravica waterfalls

Day 9 - Sarajevo

In the morning we will arrive in Sarajevo and go to the discovery of the city, known mainly as the site of the attack on the Austrian Archduke Francesco Ferdinando which caused the beginning of the First World War. Between 1992 and 1995, Sarajevo suffered more than three years of siege by Bosnian Serb forces during the Bosnian War. Today, despite the wounds that can be seen in many buildings, the city transmits a great climate of tolerance between the different religions (Christianity, Islam and Judaism) that have always made it a multi-ethnic city;

Day 10 - the Bosnian roads

We will leave Sarajevo and head west to discover truly unique streets, an ancient Franciscan monastery, located on an islet in the middle of a splendid lake, will be the center of our day and will provide us with a moment of authentic reflection, in the afternoon we arrive in Split for boarding;

Day 11 - return to Italy

Dates and Prices

Upcoming departures

20 May

17 June

2 September

Rider and passenger in a double room

€ 1.790,00

per person
Rider in a shared room

€ 1.890,00

per person
Rider in single room

€ 2.390,00

per person

Included Services

Insurance policy “Motoexplora senza pensieri” with:

Trip cancellation;
Theft or damage to luggage;
Medical assistance;

8 breakfasts;
7 dinners;
8 overnight stays in a double or single room in excellent facilities;
Round trip ferry in double cabin;
Tour leader on motorbike;
Support vehicle (with a minimum of 10 participants);
Souvenir & gadgets by Motoexplora;

NOT Included Services

Fuel;
Motorway tolls;
Tips;
Drinks with meals;
Entrance tickets and guided visits to museums or archaeological sites;
Registration fee: € 50.00 per person;
All extras of a personal nature and anything not expressly indicated in the “included services” item;

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