This tour will be entirely routed on paved roads; any unpaved surfaces will be optional. Well suited for couples as well as single riders. The pace is intentionally moderate and on some days, very relaxed allowing for optional extended rides or to take in the multitude of cultural and historical highlights along the way. While not a challenging ride, this event is intended for experienced riders.
MotoDiscovery has been operating tours in and out of Turkey for well over a decade. We’ve grown fond of our returns to the magical city of Istanbul, from where in every direction radiates fascinating countries, cultures and traditions that can be claimed by both Europe and Asia.
This newest design of this premium motorcycle tour offers better riding and highlights. With the start in Venice, Italy, you fall under the romantic spell of this legendary canalled city. Once on the road, the ride will dabble in the Italian Alps and cross into the laid back little country of Slovenia. Making our way to the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia you are free to enjoy a leisurely lunch at a seaside cafe or explore centuries old castles. Montenegro, often referred to as the Pearl of the Mediterranean will be one of those hidden European gems where from the seat of your motorcycle you’ll view incredible panoramas of the blue waters of the Adriatic. Riding inland the route will take us through Albania, Macedonia. Greece is added to this freshly designed routing highlighted with two nights in Athens. The tour ends in Istanbul where you will certainly want to extend your holiday for a few nights.
This is a tour that blends great motorcycling with a diversity of cultures and a history carved from a multitude of influences over the ages. From early Rome, through the nearly 600 year run of the Ottoman Empire, the absorption by the USSR and eventual independence, you’ll sample the imprints planted in each of the eight countries through the millennia.
The standards are high on this one with a la carte dining, carefully selected quality lodging and great service. All the elements for an exceptionally romantic riding holiday that is especially appealing for couples.
To those of you who have already been to Central Europe, we propose that you discover with us the “other” Europe that is often overlooked but today is quietly becoming “the buzz” among travelers seeking that hidden exotica and old world charm, and it is found with MotoDiscovery on the road from Venice to Istanbul. Please sign up early.