UNTAMED CROATIA AND B&H MOTORCYCLE EXPEDITION

This is without a doubt our most popular expedition! It takes you to opposite extremes and makes you notice all the shades of wild. The bliss of emerald rivers and the splendid agony of a mountain climb; a restaurant with the finest seafood and perfectly simple rural meals cooked on a campfire; the finest art and ultimate primitivism. You’ll get the best of both countries!

Qualificaton

Offroad experience

Dificulty level

Challenging to hard

Unpaved roads and off road

70%

Distance

1600 kilometers

Duration

14 days vacation

Countries covered

Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Group capacity

4-6 riders max

Joining expedition

FROM
1860

Start / Finish

Zagreb

Airport

Zagreb

Motorbike rent

KTM 690 LC4
1560

DAYS

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DAYS

  • 14 days vacation total
  • 10 riding days
  • 2 rest days
  • 1 arrival and preparation days
  • 1 goodbye and departure days

FEEL

This is an expedition of strong contrasts. One moment the terrain is buttery-smooth and in the other it’s hell itself. You ride to the edge of dehydration and then quench your thirst in a perfectly clean river. The day ends with you holding a glass of the finest beer with half inch thick blisters, physically drained but overjoyed nonetheless.

RIDING STYLE

We ride expeditionary - carrying everything we might need with us. We have fun but stay cautious because if we end up in trouble, we’re on our own. At least 5% of the planned route goes through areas unfamiliar even to us.

ACCOMODATION

Most nights we stay away from the cities, but occasionally we descend to civilization to get supplies and take a shower. Everything, including staying under a roof, is expected to be a memorable experience rather than just a place for rest.

GASTRONOMY

The best food, the best beer and the best wine of both countries! You'll taste all the eno and gastro sensations in form of rich and plentiful dishes, as we will surely need them to keep our energy levels up at all times.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Medvednica mountain
  • Grmeč mountain
  • Una river
  • Šatorsko lake
  • Kupres plateau
  • Ramsko lake
  • Blidinje lake
  • Čvrsnica mountain
  • Prenj mountain
  • Bjelašnica mountain
  • Visočica mountain
  • Zelengora mountain
  • City of Mostar
  • Svilaja mountain
  • Promina mountain
  • Dinara mountain
  • Velebit mountain
  • Zrmanja river
  • Krupa river
  • Croatian coast
  • Island of Pag
  • Bjelolasica mountain

PLAN BY DAYS

  • 1
    Day Arrival and meeting in Zagreb

    Arrival to Zagreb for most expedition members. We’ll be spending the afternoon in a garage, getting to know each other, practicing and preparing our bikes. Those who decide to rent will be able to adjust risers, footpegs, suspensions etc. After discussing the expedition plan, it’s time for dinner. We have a rule: beer for the group is on whoever loses something from their bike on our way to the restaurant!

  • 2
    Day Zagreb to Una river

    Let’s see how well we’ve prepared for this expedition. We’ll be avoiding asphalt and riding diverse off roads along rivers, across mountains and passing through remote villages and wilderness until we’ve reached the river Una. The sun sets with us setting up camp and cooking a dinner over fire.

  • 3
    Day Una river to Glamoč

    Apart from a few old villages and two small towns along the way, today we are moving away from civilization. The terrain varies, from a fine asphalt to more and more technical parts. We’re slowly approaching the most beautiful parts of Bosnia. Long winding macadams, mountain pastures, lakes and rivers... It’s getting serious!

  • 4
    Day Glamoč to Čvrsnica mountain

    A dynamic day! We’ll be climbing the tops of crude mountains, descending to tranquil lakes, and passing remote mountain villages. It's going to be one of the longest but also most beautiful days.

  • 5
    Day Čvrsnica mountain to Bjelašnica mountain
    Čvrsnica mountain to Bjelašnica mountain

    The day begins with a demanding but awesome ascend to the top of Čvrsnica. A ride to remember! From the rough mountains we’re coming down to Mostar where we’ll be visiting the famous Old Bridge and grabbing some dinner. We have three more mountains to reach - Velež, Prenj and Bjelašnica. Tired and drained, we arrive at a modest family farm, grateful for their traditional shepherds food that will bring us back to life.

  • 6
    Day Lukomir Rest Day

    Those who feel tired today have the opportunity to get some rest. Others can stretch their legs and hike or explore Lukomir, the highest village in Bosnia, which only recently got its road to civilization. Those who are still hungry for more will get an ideal chance for a rough enduro. After dinner it’s time for a group engine check and fixing whatever needs to be fixed. There is much more ahead of us and our bikes.

  • 7
    Day Bjelašnica mountain to Gacko valley

    Well rested we get up early and ride from dawn. Apart from a short ride through the historically significant Sutjeska valley, we’ll be spending the day in the mountains. Bjelašnica, Visočica, Treskavica, Zelengora, Volujak, Maglić… each of these mountains offers hard but breathtaking terrains. This day will last forever!

  • 8
    Day Gacko valley to Split

    For a while we’ll be in a real wasteland. And then suddenly we’re at the top of the hill overlooking the sea and the tourist crowd from which, fortunately, we always keep away. The scenes of the Croatian islands seen from above, are unforgettable, but the ride alone through the Dalmatian karst is a unique experience. We are going to the very heart of Split by little-known and rarely used beautiful old roads.

  • 9
    Day Split Rest Day

    This is our last rest day and after 10 days of wilderness everyone could use a good rest. You could visit the ancient Diocletian's palace or just indulge in ‘fjaka’, a sleepy Dalmatian state of mind.

  • 10
    Day Split to Zrmanja river

    From the big lazy city of Split, we move to peace and serenity of the Dalmatian outback. Expect an amusing team chase on the mountains of the most remote parts of Croatia. Hope you brought an extra blanket, tonight we’ll be sleeping by the river.

  • 11
    Day Zrmanja river to Velebit mountain
    (via Island of Pag)

    Today we’ll be adding some sea to our journey. You’ll be happy to know that the island of Pag has some of the best seafood restaurants in the world. Did you know that an excellent soup can be made of sea stone? You’ll get an even better perspective of Pag from the top of Velebit, the most beautiful Croatian mountain.

  • 12
    Day Velebit mountain to Fužine

    Wake up to the smell of fresh coffee and breakfast cooked over a fire. Eat it up because today’s gonna be rough! We’ll be traversing this sturdy mountain and continue our trip to the forests of hinterland.

  • 13
    Day Fužine to Zagreb

    Yesterday we kissed the sea goodbye and now with every mile we’re deeper in the continent. We’re not returning to Zagreb in any of the "conventional" ways! This is your last chance to go wild on a heavier Enduro course. We descend to the picturesque town of Samobor and ride by the river all the way to Zagreb.

  • 14
    Day Farewell and departure from Zagreb

    We are back in Zagreb but it's not all over yet. Depending on the flight schedule, we might still have enough time to grab a plentiful lunch and share impressions, photos, equipment... I know, I know, you’ll be back! :) But until then, I wish you to stay safe and enjoy your rides!

GET OFFS

JUNE

15.06-28.06 8 left

JULY

06.07-19.07 8 left

SEPTEMBER

07.09-20.09 8 left

INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • EXPEDITION LEAD
    • Experienced and mechanically skilled expedition lead(s) capable of fixing most malfunctions on the bike
    • All tools needed for a quick fix on the way
    • Engine oil, hail lube and everything for the proper bike maintenance
  • ACCOMODATION
    • All overnight stays in carefully selected accomodation
  • WILD CAMPING
    • All tools necessary for group meals cooked on a campfire
  • FOOD AND DRINK
    • All breakfasts and dinners on the expedition, including wild camping
    • One drink during dinner
    • Farewell lunch/dinner

    *Note: possibility of tasting seasonal mushrooms, vegetables, fruits, berries, herbs and spices along the route

  • HEALTH & SAFETY
    • BTLS certified expedition lead(s)
    • Comprehensive group medical kit
  • NAVIGATION
    • GPS maps and GPX tracks
    • The best local area paper maps
    • Compass
    • *Rented bikes are equipped with original Garmin Montana and 276xc devices mount
  • INSURANCE
    • Comprehensive personal travel, health and accident insurance
    • Bike damage or theft insurance
  • SHUTTLE & STORAGE
    • Airport pick up & drop off
    • Safe storage for one extra suitcase per person

NOT INCLUDED
BUT NECESSARY!

  • RIDE
    • Motorbike
    • Fuel
    • Spare parts
    • Tires
    • Specific tools for your bike
  • PERSONAL RIDING EQUIPMENT
    • Helmet
    • Hidration pack
    • Riding boots
    • Protectors
    • Riding jacket and pants
    • Gloves
    • Googles
    • Dry bags, safe bags
    *Note: We can provide limited amounts of personal equipment and special tools. Don't forget mention it in inquiry!
  • LUNCH
    • Lunches or any food which is not stated as included
    • Any beverage that is not stated as included
  • BASIC CAMPING EQUIPMENT
    • Tent
    • Sleeping bag and sleeping mattress
    • Pocket knife
    • Dining set: pot, spoon and fork
  • GADGETS
    • Mobile phone, cameras and personal values cover/protection
    • Specific mounts for camera, gps and other personal devices (if you bring along your own device/s)

OPTIONAL

  • MOTORBIKE RENTALS
    • KTM 690 LC4 from our fleet
    • Bike rent from our cooperants
    • Spare parts
    • Tires
    *Note: spare parts must be announced 2 months in advance!
  • MOTORBIKE TRANSFER
    • Transfer and import/export of your own bike here and back
    • Storing your bike in a safe garage in Zagreb, Croatia
  • RENT A TENT
    • If you don’t own a tent, we offer a rent of basic camping set: tent, sleeping bag, mattress and dining set
  • ADDITIONAL INSURANCE
    • Additional damage and theft insurances
    • Additional personal travel, health and accident insurances
    • Cancelation insurance

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