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Budapest to Istanbul


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Hungary, Croatia, Montenegro,
Kosovo, Macedonia, Greece,
Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania

Street, Round-Trip, Guided
16 days
2625 miles

Through nine countries in Central and South-Eastern Europe!

Glide along long, twisty roads with gorgeous views, through nine countries in Central and South-Eastern Europe. This tour has dozens of highlights along the way and will give you a broad taste of the multi-ethnic Europe, where Orthodox East meets Catholic West, where Christians and Muslims live side by side with different traditions. Learn about the lifestyle of the area's natives who welcome you and share their habits, culture, and cuisine. An ultimate adventure for any experienced motorcycle enthusiast!

Spectacular sights and places!

This round-tour starts in Budapest and takes you on selected roads to spectacular sites and places. You will visit Lake Balaton and famous National Parks, like Plitvice (a place full of waterfalls and small lakes in different colors). You will ride along scenic routes on the Adriatic and Dalmatic Shore with gorgeous views. You will discover fantastic cities like Dubrovnic, Bucharest and Istanbul (with its blue Mosque and the Grand Bazar). You will ride on windy roads through foggy forests and along beautiful lakes. You will ride the famous Transfagarasean high mountain road and through famous Hortobagy Meadows. You will visit splendid cities like Sibiu and Debrecen. You will stay in comfortable and traditional accommodations. Enjoy the diversified cuisine like Kiszka, Viennese Schnitzel, and pancake with raisins, Goulash Soup, Borek and Pide.

Riding two-up!

This tour is a street tour designed on paved roads. Nevertheless some paved backcountry roads in Eastern Europe are still in poor conditions and offers an adventure for the average motorcycle tourist. It is a great trip to experience with your partner as a passenger. Riding two up is no problem for any experienced rider. A support vehicle will transport your luggage and offers space for passengers.

Highlights:    Budapest, Lake Balaton, Plitvice National Park, Adriatic Shore, Zadar, Dalmatian Shore, Dubrovnik, Bay of Kotor Durmitor National Park, Lake Ohrid, Port of Kavala, Aegaen Sea, Istanbul, Bosphorus, The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, The Grand Bazar, Bucharest, Transfagarasean High Mountain Road, Sibiu, Debrecen, Hortobagy Meadows, 9 Hole Bridge

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16 days
2625 miles
3-4 (out of 5)
Paved roads
3-6 riders
4-5* accommodation


Day 1: Arrival in Budapest (0 miles)
Day 2: Budapest - Keszthely (106 miles)
Day 3: Keszthely - Plitvice (168 miles)
Day 4: Plitvice Zadar - Sibenik (130 miles)
Day 5: Sibenik - Dubrovnik (230 miles)
Day 6: Dubrovnik - Kolasin (138 miles)
Day 7: Kolasin - Kosovo - Ohrid (236 miles)
Day 8: Ohrid - Kavala (249 miles)
Day 9: Kavala - Istanbul (249 miles)
Day 10: Istanbul (0 miles)
Day 11: Istanbul - Balcik (249 miles)
Day 12: Balcik - Bucharest/Bukarest (217 miles)
Day 13: Bucharest - Sibiu (168 miles)
Day 14: Sibiu - Debrecen (230 miles)
Day 15: Debrecen - Budapest (155 miles)
Day 16: Departure from Budapest (0 miles)

Booking Requirements

- All-weather motorcycle experience
- Rider's age, minimum 21 years
- Experience riding curvy roads
- Riding experience, minimum 2 years
- Valid motorcycle endorsed driver's license, category A (non-restrictive)
- Valid ID, or any required document to travel to this country (passport, visa, etc.)
- Helmets required


Rider Passenger
BMW F700GS, BMW R1200GS,
Suzuki V-Strom 650:

EUR 4950

EUR 3550
Own motorcycle: EUR 3750 --

Single room supplement:

EUR 655


Note: All prices are based on a minimum of 3 riders per group.

Included Services

- Experienced tour guide, multilingual
- Rental motorcycle
- Third party liability
- Airport shuttle (BUD)
- Support vehicle for luggage transport
- Map print-out
- 14x Breakfast
- 12x Dinner
- 15x Accommodation, double occupancy (if share is not available,
  the single supplement will apply)
- Booking fee
- Local tax
- Souvenir
- Tour movie

Not included

All services not specified in the "included services" section, such as airfare.

Payment Requirements

- 35% deposit required for reservation
- Balance due 6 weeks prior to tour start
- With valid credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover) or PayPal

Tour Dates

Oct 3 Oct 18, 2016

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OTPFT01-BUDBTI / 2016/02