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Discussion in 'EMEA' started by theshnizzle, Nov 24, 2013.
Dangerous road section.
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I highly recommend the area around the triglav national park in the north west and the area from the city of Cerknica south to Snenik mountain and Ilirska Bistrica (particular some nice unpaved forest roads here & mountain roads into ski resorts)
here my planed routes from May 2013, which we more or less followed
Super! Thanks! I had forgotten that I had posted that so long ago. It looks like September will be the time we can go. Direktor, I see you went in sept. how did you find the weather / traffic/ tourists at that time?
I believe a trip over the stelvio pass will be in order as well.
We will be renting bikes in Frankfurt then heading south towards Heidelberg. My BF has a family homestead to visit there and then onto Slovenia, his fathers birthplace.
It looks like we will rent from allround rentals, he a cbf 600 and I a ninja 300. Although my own bike here at home is a hayabusa! I have a feeling the stelvio may prove to be a wee bit of a challenge riding my Busa!
I think we are going to try and camp as much as possible but that is a part of the trip I haven't even touched yet. It depends. Just more stuff to schlep on the plane I suppose. Not including our helmets and riding gear,either.
It all looks amazing! Any MORE pics?!
theshnizzle, you want more photos? They will be)))) In fact, Slovenia is a beautiful country with kind, hospitable people, delicious and inexpensive food, and excellent road for motorcycle travel!
September - an excellent time to visit Slovenia, because the whole of Europe have vacation time mainly in August, so in September will be not so many tourists, and the weather is still summer: sunny and warm.
Places that should definitely look, it is the capital - Ljubljana, the old center is very cozy and beautiful.
Of course Predjamski Grad (Predjama Castle)
Near the castle - Postojnska jama (Postojna Cave) - a great excursion around largest Europe's cave.
Lake Bled, but when the weather is nice, we were in heavy rain.))))
Slovenia has a small coastline, but even on these 46 km there are some very pretty seaside towns - Portoroz, Koper, Piran.
And of course the Triglav National Park - a stunning alpine views and great motorcycle track. Unfortunately, we do not have photos of Trieste.
You can see more photos in our RR.
Ljubljana and Piran (at the beginning of the report)
Ljubljana, Postojnska jama and Predjamski Grad (at the beginning of the report)
Ljubljana and Lake Bled (at the beginning of the report, after Hungary, and end of the report)
If you go up the east ramp (the Trafoi side) you want a bike with the low end torque of a John Deere and the turning radius of a unicycle. Going down that side is a piece of cake, but going up is a PITA.
If you haven't been in the Alps before, you'll quickly realize why there are so many DP and "Adventure Tourers" riding around. You'll seldom get out of 3rd gear for any length of time.
That being said, after 10 years of putzing around the Alps on a motorcycle, I still salivate at the mere thought of riding them again.
Check out my link below for pics.
The Stelvio Pass and Vrčič can get crowded. The Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse in Austria is fun:
The Loibl Pass between Austria and Slovenia is not as famous as the others, but still a nice road, and not as busy.
My XR1200 has the torque of a tractor, but it's a bit heavy for that kind of road and slinging it around 40 or so hairpin turns gets a bit tiring. My friend's Guzzi 750 is ideal for that kind of riding. Plenty of low-end torque, but also a very light bike and easy to corner.
Great pic. Thank you! I will check out your RR for sure. I think I may have a question of 2 about that pass pic you posted.....and the photos of the main city, it looks incredible.
I really can't wait!
Slovenia is great for riding