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gurumarvy 01-29-2013 04:03 AM

Croatian penisula Istria is not only sea
Hi guys,
For autumn season last year we are planned a short trip to the old military roads on the border between Austria - Italy - Slovenia, but for unfavorable weather forecast I had to come one day before departure up with plan B.
The coast Croatian peninsula of Istria is known, but what it is in the inland of Istria?
We was six bikes and seven people.
1x Triumph Tiger 955 me with my wife, 3x BMW 1150 GS, 1x BMW 1200 GS and 1x KTM 950 SM
6 days and 2000 km.

1. day was boring, rainy and journey mostly on highways up to the Slovenia.
The last 30 km we drove through the valley of the river Radovna

Triglav mountains

Asphalt ends and valley of Radovna river

Memorial on the burned village during WWII

First night in camping

gurumarvy 01-29-2013 04:47 AM

2. day Ride for the beautiful Slovenian roads to Croatia

Slovenian mountain roads
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snack on the way

Istria - down is lake of Butoniga

camping in nature above the lake Butoniga

gurumarvy 01-29-2013 06:07 AM

3. day, through inland to the coast / Motovun, Kotli, Rabac cliff

Departure from camp

historic medieval town of Motovun

route through the valley of the river Mirna

Kotli village

closed pub in Kotli

old watermill in Kotli

limestones pools

is ongoing hygiene

hygiene needs to be done

free camping above sea

Direktor 01-29-2013 06:08 AM

Nice RR! Glad you visit my country! :freaky

roadruns 01-29-2013 10:19 AM

Great report, and great photographs :clap

KHVol 01-29-2013 11:52 AM this area of the world....seems to be the only true Europe remaining...

zadok 01-29-2013 12:53 PM

What a nice area for biking.:D Great report.:clap

YukonTracker 01-29-2013 04:13 PM

Thanks for the report. Croatia has excellent riding grounds. I was particularly taken with the Kvarner Isles.

Lornce 01-29-2013 05:34 PM

Dobro views and video.


gto3 01-29-2013 05:41 PM

Imagine that ,enjoying a smoke and a drink and not one picture of a soup or sandwich.

Best ride report to date:freaky

Helipilot 01-29-2013 06:04 PM

Thanks for the ride report. Excellent photography and report. It was nice to see the countryside again after several years away.

Ride safe and enjoy your travels.

gurumarvy 01-29-2013 11:32 PM

Continued RR from yesterday

4. day exit from cliff after and then after coastal road and back to the mountains

my brake disc after one night over the sea


departure after cleaning area

descent to the coastal road

above Plomin bay

again we rise from the coast


cycling route from Sveta Jelena to Vela Ucka / I would not want to go this route on cycling down or up

next continue soon

gurumarvy 01-30-2013 05:43 AM

trip to Pass

Pass Bodaj 900 m above sea level

in pass

ride of the mountain plateau to the Vela Ucka
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view from pass Poklon

junction in the middle of the forest that burned during the summer fires / Slovenia

we're looking for a place for camping in Slovenia

we found a place for camping by the drained lake

evening campfire

GB 01-30-2013 05:50 AM



gurumarvy 01-30-2013 06:05 AM

5. day way back through Slovenia

departure from the lake

castle Snieznik

begins to rain

farm on the border of Slovenia a Austria, this place we know from last year

we do not build tents and can sleep here

or in the hay

night storm and we were glad that we do not have to sleep in tents

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