Enjoy an amazing experience on the most enchanting motorcycle roads in Eastern and Western Europe. East meats West on a motorbike adventure in Europe – 8 countries in 18 days.
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East Meets West – Motorcycle Tour Europe
Enjoy an amazing experience on the most enchanting motorcycle roads in Eastern and Western Europe. Ride the southern slopes of the eastern Carpathian Mountains, The Tatras – Poland alpine mountains and the twisty roads of the mighty Alps in Austria. To top it all visit the UNESCO World heritage sites and enjoy an intermezzo to some “No speed limits” German highways.
East meats West on a motorbike adventure in Europe – 8 countries in 18 days.
The itinerary includes motorcycles rides in Romania, Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and Hungary.
- The Borgo Pass with its winding roads, breathtaking views and Dracula’s Coffin
- Transcarpathia Road – the southern slopes of the Eastern Carpathian Mountains
- Tatra Mountains – with its rocky peaks covered in snow, the picturesque lakes and waterfalls
- Brno – home to the Masaryk Circuit where the Czech Republic Motorcycle Grand Prix takes place every year.
- Try the motorbike power on the German highways with no speed limit – a ride to remember
- Salzburg – the city where The Sound of Music, the most popular musical of all times was filmed
The Austrian Alps – an unforgettable riding experience
- available on request for private groups
Prices for this
Motorcycle Tour Europe
Single supplement (private room)
rider with BMW F650GS
rider with BMW F800GS
rider with BMW F850GS
rider with BMW R1200GS
rider with BMW R1200GS LC
*Price is based on two people sharing a double room. The price is based on 6 riders traveling together. Should the number of riders change, price will alter.
Special offer available for bookings made until December 23 – 2020!
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Special notes and Info
Motorcycle Tour Europe
- Duration of the tour: 18 days
- Riding days: 16 days
- Total distance: Approximately 4100 km/2548 miles
- Skill level: intermediate
- Lodging type: good quality Hotels
- Rides: on paved roads as well as on sections of gravel roads
- What to bring: Complete motorcycle gear with integral or flip up helmet
- Starting point: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Where you’ll stay in this motorcycle tour
click here to see the selection of hotels we use during our motorcycle tours. The accommodation is chosen either for its convenient location in the center of the city or in nature with amazing views.
Advice for Canadians traveling abroad
According with Canadian government the following advice are to be followed:
Before you go
- Confirm your passport is valid for 6 months from when you think your trip will end. Don’t get stranded.
- Get comprehensive travel insurance to cover you and your gear. Get insurance that’s right for you and covers your activities in the places you’ll go. Remember, regardless of how healthy and fit you are, if you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel.
- Consider your physical and mental health. Get advice from your doctor if you’re unsure.
- See your doctor or travel clinic 8 weeks before you go for a basic health check
- Check if your medication is legal and available in the places you’re going. Take enough of your prescribed medicines to last the whole trip. Carry copies of your prescription and a letter from your doctor.
- Tell your bank you’re travelling and check if your cards will work. Have several payment options.
- If you’ll drive overseas check out the local traffic laws and practices. You’re likely to need an International Driving Permit (IDP) as well as your Australian driver’s license.
- Share your itinerary with friends or family members. Give them copies of your passport
Holidays don’t always go as planned. If you’re going overseas, travel insurance is as important as a passport. Without it, you or your family could suffer financially if things go wrong. No matter who you are, where you’re going and what you’re doing, get insurance.
Travel insurance is especially important if you need medical assistance. Healthcare overseas can be very expensive. Most countries won’t give you free care, or subsidies the cost of your care. You, or your insurer, must usually pay full price.
Travel Advice for Canadians visiting Europe
Keep your personal belongings close. Lock hotel and train compartment doors from the inside.
Drink spiking is an issue. Don’t accept food, drinks, gum or cigarettes from people you’ve just met.
Dating and marriage scams occur.
Only use ATMs in banks, shops and shopping centers, especially at night. Always keep your credit card in sight. Be wary of people you’ve met online.
Penalties for drug offences are severe. They can include jail sentences of up to 20 years.
By law, you must always carry photo ID. Keep your passport in a safe place. Carry a photocopy.
It’s illegal to take photos of airports, military sites or other secure locations.
It’s illegal to engage in sex work or have sexual relations with a person under 18.
Same-sex relationships are legal in Romania, but not widely accepted.
The Canadian Consulate in Bucharest provides limited consular and passport assistance.
You can get full consular help from the Canadian Embassy in Romania.
Read more advice for Canadians traveling abroad!
Please check your Day by Day itinerary below:
Tuesday, Cluj – Turda, Transylvania, Romania40 km – 1 h riding Welcome to Romania! Our English speaking guide, a motorcycle enthusiast and a 100% Transylvanian, collects you from Cluj Napoca Airport. Transfer to Turda and accommodation in a 4* hotel, described as a medieval fantasy with beds.
Wednesday, Turda – Bistrita – Vama280 km - 4h33min riding Ride next to Bistrita Citadel. You can enjoy lunch in Golden Crown Hotel, the place where Jonathan Harker, the Hero of Bram Stocker novel – Dracula also enjoyed a meal before heading to Dracula’s Castle. The Borgo Pass with its winding roads and breathtaking views is our next ride. Stop at Dracula’s Castle and visit Dracula’s Coffin in the basement. Should you still see your reflection in the mirror continue your journey to Northern Romania and the Bucovina area. Accommodation and dinner.
Thursday, Vama – Moldovita – Sucevita – Marginea – Cernovcy (Ukraine)145 km – 2h40min riding Continue riding the on the winding roads of the Carpathians to some of the most beautiful painted monasteries in Eastern Europe, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List: the Monasteries of Moldovita and Sucevita. We’ll have a stop at Marginea, the black ceramic center in Romania where you can enjoy a shopping session for some authentic souvenirs. Evening in Cernovcy, the city standing on the stone blocks of a Roman fortress.
Friday, Cernovcy – TransCarpathia – Chust300 km – 5h30min riding Ride today the southern slopes of the Eastern Carpathian Mountains – TransCarpathia, a mountainous region that became part of Ukraine only about 70 years ago. The medieval castles and the beautiful mountain scenery will surely leave an impression to every rider. Accommodation in Chust, the capital of the short-lived Republic of Carpatho-Ukraine.
Saturday, Chust – Mukacevo – Uzhorod – Kosice (Slovakia)230km – 4h30min riding Ride to Kosice today. On the way we can stop at Mukacevo to visit two of the most beautiful Castles on Transcarpathia: Palace Earl Shenborn, a former hunting residence and the ancient Castle Palanok. Continue your journey to Uzhorod – a culture crossing point. Spend the evening in Kosice, the second largest city in Slovakia and the cultural capital of Europe in 2013.
Sunday, Kosice – Kezmarok – Zakopane – Krakow (Poland)280 km – 06h30min riding Tatra Mountains rise ahead today as we ride its windy roads to Zakopane – the winter capital of Poland. The rocky peaks covered in snow, the valleys, the picturesque lakes and waterfalls make this place probably the most spectacular in Poland. Reach Zakopane in time for lunch and enjoy a walk in the city. Spend the evening in Krakow, one of the oldest cities in Poland. There is a chance to catch a piano recital in one of the palaces from the main square with Chopin's music (Poland's favorite son).
Monday, Krakow - Rest dayYou can ride to Oswiecim home to the Memorial and Museum of Aushwitz – Birkenau Concentration Camp. Continue riding to Wieliczka Salt Mines – the underground kingdom of Salt, UNESCO World heritage site. Should you like to remain in the city you can walk its mysterious streets. The famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites include the Main Market Square, the Wawel Castle, the Zygmunt Bell of Wawel Cathedral, the Jagiellonian University and the medieval St. Florian's Gate.
Tuesday, Krakow – Bielsko Biala – Brno (Czech Republic)315 km – 5hrs riding Ride to Bielsko Biala, known as Little Vienna due to the town architecture and the fascinating landscapes of the surrounding mountains. Take a walk in the city and continue your journey with the city of Brno, home to the Masaryk Circuit where the Czech Republic Motorcycle Grand Prix takes place every year. Accommodation in Brno.
Wednesday, Brno – Hradec Kralove – Prague255 km – 4h35min riding Ride to Hradec Kralove, known as the Salon of the Republic due to many buildings of modern architecture. The next destination is Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. Situated on Vltava River, Prague is one of the most beautiful cities of Eastern Europe. Accommodation in Prague.
Thursday, Prague - Rest dayYou can enjoy a ride to Kutná Hora, a UNESCO World heritage Site, known as the jewel of the country. Visit Sedlec Ossuary, a small Christian chapel decorated with human bones. Should you like to relax in the city you can walk the streets of Prague, major highlights include: Prague Castle – one of the largest ancient castles in the world, according to Guinness Book of Records, the picturesque Charles Bridge and the Old Town with its Old Town Square. Accommodation in Prague.
Friday, Prague – Ingolstadt (Germany) – Munchen442 km – 5h10min riding We are riding to Germany today, known for its automobile industry (cars as well motorcycles, like the ones we are riding) and its free, sometimes no speed limit highways. We’ll ride to Ingolstadt, the city where the novel Frankenstein was set by the author Mary Shelley in the Old Anatomy Building, now a museum. Continue your journey to Munchen, the capital of Bavaria region and one of its most charming cities. Take a walk in the city and accommodate in Munchen.
Saturday, Munich – Salzburg (Austria) – Hohentauern310 km – 4h30min riding In the morning we can enjoy a visit to BMW Museum in Munchen and continue our ride to Salzburg, the city where Mozart was born and The Sound of Music, the most popular musical of all times was filmed. Enjoy a walk in the city admiring some of the places where scenes from the movie were filmed. The mighty Alps will open the mountain roads for us in an unforgettable riding experience. Accommodation in the mountain area in Hohentauern.
Sunday, Hohentauern – Mariazell – Wien280 km – 5h40min riding Continue riding trough the windy roads of the mountain area to Wien, the capital city of Austria, known for its music and culture. Enjoy a walk in the city centre. Admire the Romanesque and gothic architecture of St. Stephen Cathedral, Hofburg Palace – that has housed the Habsburg dynasty, rulers of the Austro-Hungarian empire, Ring Boulevard – one of the biggest and most beautiful boulevards of its kind. Accommodation in Wien.
Monday, Wien – Bratislava (Slovakia)70 km – 1h30min riding In the morning you can enjoy a visit to Schonbrunn Palace – one of the most significant cultural monuments in Austria, used generally as the summer residence of the Habsburg rulers. Ride to Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia and its largest city. Situated on the banks of both Danube and Morava Rivers, Bratislava is known for its medieval towers and grandiose 20th-century buildings. Accommodation in Bratislava.
Tuesday, Bratislava – Budapest191 km – 5h30min riding Morning Ride to Budapest, the capital city of Hungary. You can visit the Castle District with its imposing Mathias Church, Budapest’s finest and best known Roman Catholic Church, whose fantastic position dominates the skyline. The Fishermen’s Bastion, built in neo-Romanesque style, as well as the Royal Palace are symbols of the whole country. Accommodation in Budapest.
Wednesday, Budapest – Szeged – Timisoara290 km – 5hrs riding Ride to Szeged, rightfully called Sun City, enjoy a walk in the city. For lunch we strongly recommend Halaszcsarda, Fisherman Tavern, one of the oldest restaurants in the city. Continue your adventure to Timisoara, the city where the 1989 Romanian revolution against the communist regime begun. Accommodation in Timisoara.
Thursday, Timisoara – Deva – Hunedoara – Turda – Cluj330 km – 5hrs riding Ride to Deva where you can enjoy a visit of Deva Medieval Citadel built on the ruins of a dacian – roman fortification. Continue riding to Hunedoara, home to one of the most impressive medieval castles in Romania – Corvinesti Castle. Reach Turda in the afternoon, drop off the motorbikes and transfer to Cluj Napoca for accommodation.
Friday, ClujSay good bye to Eastern Europe. Transfer to the airport for the return flight
- Services of a ride leader
- Services of a mechanic
- Services of a support vehicle to carry luggage, spares, etc.
- Mechanical spares, servicing and repairs
- First aid kit
- Daily briefing and map package
- Accommodation: 3 nights in 4* hotels, 13 nights in 3* hotels and 1 night in 3* Country Inn
- Meals: half board
Top box for daily personal use
Motorcycle third party liability insurance
Return airport transfers
- Some of the meals
- road taxes and tolls
- parking fees
- Traffic fines
- Repair and/or recovery costs to the motorcycle for loss or damage caused by negligence or failing to heed ride leaders directive
- Medical costs– it is a pre-requisite that all clients have comprehensive medical insurance that covers for riding a motorcycle over 650cc in foreign countries
- The tourist attraction mentioned in the itinerary are recommendations only and are not included in the price.
- Activities not mentioned on the itinerary
- International flights
- Personal spending money
Additional insurance coverage available on request at an extra cost (EURO 20/ day).
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