Croatian penisula Istria is not only see

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  1. gurumarvy

    gurumarvy Adventurer

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    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
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    Asphalt ends and valley of Radovna river
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    Memorial on the burned village during WWII
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    First night in camping
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  2. gurumarvy

    gurumarvy Adventurer

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    2. day Ride for the beautiful Slovenian roads to Croatia

    Slovenian mountain roads
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    snack on the way
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    Istria - down is lake of Butoniga
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    camping in nature above the lake Butoniga
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  3. gurumarvy

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

    Departure from camp
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    historic medieval town of Motovun
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    route through the valley of the river Mirna
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    Kotli village
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    closed pub in Kotli
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    old watermill in Kotli
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    limestones pools
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    is ongoing hygiene
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    hygiene needs to be done
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    free camping above sea
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  4. Direktor

    Direktor Been here awhile

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    Nice RR! Glad you visit my country! :freaky
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  5. roadruns

    roadruns n00b

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    Great report, and great photographs :clap
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  6. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    ..love this area of the world....seems to be the only true Europe remaining...
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  7. zadok

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

    YukonTracker Ride your Way

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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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  9. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Dobro views and video.

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  10. gto3

    gto3 Been here awhile

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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:freaky
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  11. Helipilot

    Helipilot Been here awhile

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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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  12. gurumarvy

    gurumarvy Adventurer

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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
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    morning
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    departure after cleaning area
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    descent to the coastal road
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    above Plomin bay
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    again we rise from the coast
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    Moscenice
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    cycling route from Sveta Jelena to Vela Ucka / I would not want to go this route on cycling down or up
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    next continue soon
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  13. gurumarvy

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    trip to Pass
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    Pass Bodaj 900 m above sea level
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    in pass
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    ride of the mountain plateau to the Vela Ucka
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    view from pass Poklon
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    junction in the middle of the forest that burned during the summer fires / Slovenia
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    we're looking for a place for camping in Slovenia
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    we found a place for camping by the drained lake
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    evening campfire
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  14. GB

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  15. gurumarvy

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    5. day way back through Slovenia

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    castle Snieznik
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    begins to rain
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    farm on the border of Slovenia a Austria, this place we know from last year[​IMG]

    we do not build tents and can sleep here
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    or in the hay
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    night storm and we were glad that we do not have to sleep in tents
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  16. gurumarvy

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    6. day we go home across Austria to Prague

    still raining
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    so we drove the entire 600 km
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    Croatia is very beautiful country, and not just by the sea :clap

    The end

    PS sorry for my english
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