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Old 01-29-2013, 05:03 AM   #1
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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

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Old 01-29-2013, 05:47 AM   #2
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2. day Ride for the beautiful Slovenian roads to Croatia

Slovenian mountain roads




snack on the way


Istria - down is lake of Butoniga


camping in nature above the lake Butoniga



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Old 01-29-2013, 07:07 AM   #3
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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

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Old 01-29-2013, 07:08 AM   #4
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Nice RR! Glad you visit my country!
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:19 AM   #5
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Great report, and great photographs
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:52 PM   #6
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..love this area of the world....seems to be the only true Europe remaining...
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What a nice area for biking. Great report.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:13 PM   #8
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Thanks for the report. Croatia has excellent riding grounds. I was particularly taken with the Kvarner Isles.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:34 PM   #9
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:41 PM   #10
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Imagine that ,enjoying a smoke and a drink and not one picture of a soup or sandwich.

Best ride report to date
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:04 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:32 AM   #12
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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


morning


departure after cleaning area


descent to the coastal road


above Plomin bay


again we rise from the coast


Moscenice


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


next continue soon

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Old 01-30-2013, 06:43 AM   #13
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trip to Pass


Pass Bodaj 900 m above sea level


in pass


ride of the mountain plateau to the Vela Ucka





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
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:50 AM   #14
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:05 AM   #15
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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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