Balkans on the Cruiser 16 countries 13 days 6 riders 6100 km

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by furcio, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. furcio

    furcio Adventurer

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    Hi,

    A few days ago I finished my third trip. It this year me and my five friends travelled 6100 km through 16 countries on Balkans. We had only 13 days to do it. I've got a lot of photos and I would like to share an adventure with you.

    In foreword..
    We are guys which don't need BMW GS or similar kind of tourist motorcycles...
    We travel on the coursier, custom etc. me on Suzuki M109R.

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    Our journal we started from Poland through Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

    This is the map with GPS track which did recorded via android application "My Tracks" from Google.

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  2. furcio

    furcio Adventurer

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    It's first night at Bled Slovenia. The view is amazing... Lake Bled, Bled Island and Bled Castle...

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  3. furcio

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    It's our first place to sleep. The tent was amazing! Included kitchen, toilet with shower and 8 beds... The cost for it was 85 euro for whole.

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  4. furcio

    furcio Adventurer

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    Second day
    We cross border Slovenia-Croatia... we are waiting for our friend - Stefan which will be join to us next day.

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  5. vicmitch

    vicmitch Been here awhile

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  6. furcio

    furcio Adventurer

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    Me too it's good to see yours adventure Victory! :clapepic ride! You welcome at Europe!
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  7. vicmitch

    vicmitch Been here awhile

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    Thanks, now lets see some more!
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  8. Edmond Dantès

    Edmond Dantès The Kanto Pain

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    Granted, but I spy with my little eye a Honda XL1000V Varadero in the pack. That is one brilliant touring machine!
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  9. furcio

    furcio Adventurer

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    Yep! Right. We're not perfect ;-) so... before he had honda CBR as touring machine.. He need to be changed to XL1000V.


    We starter slaver over S-curve... (coordinate of picture 44.976, 14.966)

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    mouthful of sun! (coordinate of picture 44.976, 14.966)
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    and go ahead.. (coordinate 44.857, 14.90)
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    On the right site is sea, on the left mountains... nice view. we wear on waterproof clothes because is broken weather... (coordinate)

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    We stayed at Karlobag. (coordinate)

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    Third day
    Our direction is Mostar at Bosnia and Herzegovina. We woke up. Outside is raining... My waterproof clothes leak..
    Scotch tape is the cure for my balls! :D (coordinate)

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    Very fast sightseeing of Zadar Croatia on a bikes...(coordinate)




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    We met guys from Poland. Nice to see Polish bikers... (coordinate)

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    Next we crossed border of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Our next direction was Mostar at BiH. This city has a big war story. (coordinate)

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    There, at the bottom is Mostar - informal capital of Herzegovina. The town situated only 60 meters above sea level, There, in May of 1992 took place in internecine fighting Bosniaks and Croats against the Serbs. From May 1993 they beat already Croats from Bosnian. It was not until 25 February 1994 a ceasefire was signed between Croats and Bosniaks. Currently, the city is divided into two hostile parts throughout - Bosnian (Muslim) and Croatian. Even five years after the war, the city was not safe. Still skirmishes occurred between the people of both parts. Now the situation has stabilized, although people still hard to forget the crimes and cruelty of those days. (coordinate)
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  10. furcio

    furcio Adventurer

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    During my trip I saw a lot of "tracks of wartime" (I'm not sure it's correctly in English) Those photos I make at Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina:

    There is an information about war and story of this city: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mostar

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    this is border B and H

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  11. JohnnyTh

    JohnnyTh Been here awhile

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  12. furcio

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    Montenegro. Beautiful view to the mountain...
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  13. Chris K

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  14. furcio

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    There was very cold.. Zabljak, Montenegro
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  15. furcio

    furcio Adventurer

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    but food was really tasty

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  16. lukeman

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    Nice pictures. The route looks great, can't believe you saw so much in so little time. Cheers.
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