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7D Top down route

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights

Cross borders from Croatia to Bosnia & Herzegovina.
When in Split look for Roman Emperor Diocletian still haunting his magnificent palace that takes up nearly the whole historical core of the city. Ride to the waterfalls of Krka, listen to the sea organs and greet the sun in Zadar, enjoy the sunset at Plitvice Lakes. Follow your Road book and trails less taken to explore historical towns in the hinterland and try some local dishes in Mostar after bartering at the bazaar. Visit a Marian sanctuary in Medugorje on the route to prehistoric sites and natural phenomena. Lead your motorbike along the edge of the valleys at the foot of the hills dividing you from the sea to see monasteries in Trebinje. Relax truly and completely nurture all your senses when cruising across the two countries.

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Route Highlights

  1. Dubrovnik
  2. Makarska
  3. Omiš
  4. Split
  5. Krka
  6. Zadar
  7. Plitvice
  8. Bihac
  9. Štrbacki Buk
  10. Livno
  11. Tomislavgrad
  12. Mostar
  13. Medjugorje
  14. Stolac
  15. Trebinje

Itinerary

DAY 1 // ARRIVAL DUBROVNIK

Arrival to Dubrovnik, meet your guide in the hotel and enjoy the first evening having dinner and discussing the days and the relaxed rides ahead.

Overnight stay: 
Dubrovnik
Board basis: 
Half-board
DAY 2 // DUBROVNIK - MAKARSKA - OMIŠ - SPLIT

Head straight out of Dubrovnik to Makarska, the centre of the region known as Makarska Riviera, a long line of small tourist towns spreading on the coast at the foot of Biokovo Mountain. Follow the traces of Fra. Jure Radic starting from his malacological collection in the city and the botanical garden to Natural Park Biokovo to the highest peak of Biokovo, the 1762 metre high Sv Jure (St. George). See the whole Makarska Riviera, the island and the hinterland at the back of the mountain, strain your eyes even further, some 210 km across the Adriatic and you may see Monte Gargano in Italy as well. Further down the road lies Omiš, the small town of long and glorious history in whose background the canyon of the Cetina River is cut into the picturesque mountainous massif. After the late afternoon ride, dine and enjoy the famous local wines and spend the night in the 4* hotel in Split.

Overnight stay: 
Split
Board basis: 
Bed & breakfast
DAY 3 // SPLIT - KRKA - ZADAR - PLITVICE

Spend the morning in Split centre, looking for Roman Emperor Diocletian or his guards in his famous palace that takes up nearly the whole historical nucleus of the city, checking whether the gates are really made of gold, silver, iron and brass, touching Grgur’s toe for luck and much more. Head for National Park Krka, the natural and karst phenomenon. Skradinski Buk, the massive, clear, natural pool with high waterfalls at one end and cascades at the other, and Roški Slap, the cascades, as well as the Island of Visovac with the Franciscan Monastery are the most popular attractions. Pay a visit to Zadar, a fast developing city of vast historical and cultural heritage. Have a cuppa tea in Kalelarga, the high street, or visit more recent urban installations such as Sea Organs or the Greeting to the Sun. Next stop is National Park Plitvice, the series of 16 bigger and a few smaller lakes gradually lined up and separated by travertine barriers formed in the period of the last ten thousand years. Dine and enjoy the local cuisine in the 3* hotel.

Overnight stay: 
Plitvice
Board basis: 
Bed & breakfast
DAY 4 // PLITVICE - BIHAC - ŠTRBACKI BUK - LIVNO - BUSKO LAKE - TOMISLAVGRAD - MOSTAR

Walk by the lakes, feed the birds, relax and get ready for the day ahead. At the foot of the Cincar Mountain, near the city of Livno stop to spot the wild horses, the unique herd in the Balkans. Drive by the Buško Lake and head for Tomislavgrad the ancient Daelminium – the centre of the Illyrian tribe Dalmatae, bearing the name after the Croatian king Tomislav crowned there in 925. Meet Mostar, the melting pot of cultures and religions, barter in the bazaar, walk over the UNESCO-listed Old Bridge, and try some local dishes. Dine and enjoy the famous local wines and spend the night in the 3* hotel.

Overnight stay: 
Mostar
Board basis: 
Bed & breakfast
DAY 5 // MOSTAR - MEDJUGORJE - STOLAC - TREBINJE - DUBROVNIK

Spend the morning in Split town centre, looking for the Roman Emperor Diocletian or his guards in his famous palace, which dominates nearly all the historical nucleus of the city, check whether the gates are really made of gold, silver, iron and brass and touch Grgur’s toe for luck. Catch the late morning ferry to the island of Brac and reach Supetar in roughly an hour. It is the largest settlement, the true heart of the island and located in the northern quarter of Brac. This is a great starting point for those wanting to discover this beautiful, diverse and extremely interesting island. Discover the islands almond trees, capers growing from stone and wild asparagus. Visit the hermitage monastery Blaca, the little medieval hamlets, archaeological sites and the stonemason school. Take a dip into the sea for a late afternoon swim on the famous Adriatic beach called Zlatni rat before enjoying a relaxing evening with local wine and dinner in Bol.

Overnight stay: 
Dubovnik
Board basis: 
Bed & breakfast
DAY 6 // DEPARTURE FROM DUBROVNIK

Breakfast Included. Transfer from the hotel to the Airport.

Included

  • YAMAHA XVS950A MIDNIGHT STAR MOTORCYCLE - With side cases, locks, and puncture repair kit
  • 5 NIGHTS’ ACCOMMODATION - On bed & breakfast basis in 4* hotel, except NP Plitvice 3* hotel, with supplements where required
  • ROUTE PLANS AND MAPS - Petrol stations included
  • GPS
  • ROAD BOOK OF THE TOUR - With full day itinerary, interesting natural, cultural, historical sites to see, seasonal activities, etc.

Not included

  • FUEL COSTS
  • TOUR LEADER ON A MOTORCYCLE - As a point of reference and to facilitate things during the trip / supplement on request
  • ENTRANCE TO MUSEUMS AND OTHER SITES - Cost estimates available in Road book
  • EXCURSIONS - Highlighted in Road book
  • LUNCHES, DINNERS & TASTINGS - Tips on local, traditional venues available in Road book
  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS - Private, shared, shuttle options on request
  • FLIGHTS - Arrival and departure