Day Trippin' with grand enduros around Slovenia

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Ni3ous, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Ni3ous

    Ni3ous Double Axle Rider

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    Hello!
    Most people dont know that beautifull country Slovenia even exist...
    Manny even change the name Slovenia for Slovakia.
    And rarely they know where Slovenia is located.
    Here are some facts and info about Slovenia, make sure you check Multimedia also.
    Enjoy:
    http://www.slovenia.info/en/About-Slovenia.htm?o_sloveniji=0&lng=2

    To remember it better, let me tell you that Akrapovič exhausts are made in Slovenia!
    http://www.akrapovic.com/motorcycle-exhaust/

    And this is the country I was born also.
    Its a beautifull country, with great landscapes, but unfortunately enduro riding is not very welcome here, and riding in national parks is strongly forbidden and penalized.
    So we ride where we can, when we can...

    We like to expore hidden, less known areas and explore it.
    We are in search for great views and conquering mountain peaks.
    But me and my other riding coleagues are a bit strange about it, because we try to do terrains that are meant to be ridden with cross bikes and we are doing it with our heavy enduros.
    There is also our name from - Grand Enduro Slovenia.
    We like to do daily trips, or weekends around Slovenia, sometimes even more.

    Some of you already saw some of our longer trips such as Enduromania, Montenegro trip and Tunisia - off road all the way down. Those longer trips abroad were described in separate ride reports.
    But our short enduro chill outs form Slovenia will from now on be reported here.
    So if interested - subscribe.

    Let me show you some pics from last two years of enduro trippin around our beautiful country - Slovenia!


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    Sometimes if we do few days enduro trip, we sleep in woods. Its a great experience making shelter, fire, food...
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    It is nice to sleep outside with a great view on the walley beneath
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    And to see all that we avoid good roads, so often we go through endurance hell - or is it heaven...?
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    Welding broken parts from last trip and wrenching our bikes for the next trip is also a great event in the backyard with the barbecue and beer!

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    At the end of the day we deserve great food and vine.
    Than we talk about daily happening with great enthusiasm.

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  2. fuggy

    fuggy Canyon Explorer

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    You Slovenian's have a beautiful country and really know how to explore on a motorcycle! Thanks for the photos and reminder of how cool that country is.

    Are you allowed to ride motorbikes anywhere you want in Slovenia? I heard Romania has very little restrictions.
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  3. Bryn1203

    Bryn1203 Dances with spaniels

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    Looks like a good place: added to my dream list of places to go :D
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  4. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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    Nice country!
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  5. Motojournalism

    Motojournalism motojournalism.com

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    Thanks for posting this cool Slovenia ride Ni3ous :thumb
    That's some rugged mountainous country, looks like great riding!

    What a collection of motorcycles too! we don't see the Ténéré, Transalp, Africa Twin in North America. I see a rare model KLR650 there too.

    Good to see them all upside-down in a ditch, means you're riding hard :ricky
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  6. Ni3ous

    Ni3ous Double Axle Rider

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    Bryn we have issues with legal riding here. Thats why its difficukt for us finding great terrains without disturbing hikers.
    In national parks we dont ride at all. But that are the nicest places. We cannot do it because strict law and penalties.

    Romania, Albania and Montenegro are great countries for enduro riding, because there is no restrictions and great landscape. Bosnia is also great, but there is too manny landmines around. Too dangerous, really.


    And some more from our previous trips around Slovenia...
    This one is from last week.
    we went on terrain after rain shower, so there was no hikers outside.
    Perfect for us.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEXo0vUW1I0



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  7. Gaston Gagne

    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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    Awesome photos. :thumb
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  8. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Near Earth Object

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    EPIC rides and scenery, thanks for sharing!!
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  9. STOP

    STOP Been here awhile

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    great stuff neigbours :freaky :clap

    you seem to have a road bike with you :lol3 ?
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  10. ata

    ata expat in the jungle

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    cool pics!

    but........
    that bike on the right.......... don´t looks like an enduro:D
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  11. GJRider

    GJRider Adventurer

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    Great looking scenery! Love seeing the little villages inbetween those huge mountains. Keep going with the pics of your trips.
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  12. Ni3ous

    Ni3ous Double Axle Rider

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    Ata that bike is Kawasaki ER5. Owner was quite keen on it. He has now also KLR for such riding.

    This ones are from our last weekend trip.
    We went from Ljubljana to the seaside trying to ride on the mainanance gravel roads by the highway.
    It took us 4 hours of speed riding to get to the seaside.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUr52sorzfE

    Next day we followed river Dragonja to the way back home. Its the river, that is also on the national border with Croatia.
    We had some difficult stone river crossings...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aKTG6as2s8


    Later that day we were riding over mountains again, between rain showers. But it was nice scenario...
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  13. francs

    francs Been here awhile

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    Hudo! :clap
    Lp
    Franc
    ps. lahko prispevam kakšno fotko?
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  14. RoadGrime

    RoadGrime Been here awhile

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    Hey come on now...:D I know where Slovenia is. The pictures posted on Google Earth are awesome! Nice looking bikes too.
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  15. Matt

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    I was lucky enough to ride in Slovenia a few years ago. Amazing place to spend a couple of weeks on a bike.
    Here's a photo that was taken in Slovenia, one of my first adventure rides - not the best bike for the conditions - light rain, slippery roads. :eek1

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  16. Ni3ous

    Ni3ous Double Axle Rider

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    Franc le prispevaj.
    Everybody is welcome to post pictures from Slovenia moto rides here.


    Here are some more from previous years.
    This ones are from Pokljuka:
    http://www.slovenia.info/?naravne_znamenitosti_jame=2186&lng=2

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    This one is also from Triglav national park, from Bohinj:
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    This one is from Socerb, with the view on Trieste:
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    This was the trip on Mangart... we did not reach top with the bikes, it was too much snow up there in early summer:
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    Bridge in Solkan. You can do bungee jumping from that bridge:

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    Town Piran:
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    Sečovlje Salina Nature Park:
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  17. drex

    drex So Cal

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    Thanks for sharing these photos and your ride stories!

    And yes, I'll remember Slovenia now!
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  18. francs

    francs Been here awhile

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    Random pictures:
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    bear traces, I was impressed with the size of it:
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    "famous" tree I think it's says The biggest in that area
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    This is road:
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    So&#269;a river
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    Boka waterfall
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    ADV 2009
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  19. Ni3ous

    Ni3ous Double Axle Rider

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    Franc awesome pictures!

    I remember the place on the picure where Peter is crossing river with Africa.

    I was there close with the car, and said I have to come back and cross it one day with the bike.

    Thanks for amazing pictures, you found some great spots, and you should show us some of them once during this season.
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  20. francs

    francs Been here awhile

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    Ve&#269;ina od njih je manj kot 20 km od Ljubljane (in nekaj jih ne znam ve&#269; najti, ker so še iz &#269;asov pred GPS-om) .
    Most of them is less than 20 km from Ljubljana (and some of them I can't find any more because they are "before GPS time) .
    Lp
    Cheers
    Franc
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