UNTAMED CROATIA MOTORCYCLE EXPEDITION

UNTAMED Croatia takes you on a ride down the geographic spine of the West Balkans! It is a vivid, “best of” type expedition that connects the continental north with the hearty Mediterranean south. Rivers, valleys, mountain passes, peaks, islands and inland... We’re not skipping a thing worth seeing!

Qualificaton

Offroad experience

Dificulty level

Challenging to hard

Unpaved roads and off road

80%

Distance

1600 kilometers

Duration

9 days vacation

Countries covered

Croatia

Group capacity

4-6 riders max

Joining expedition

FROM
1210

Start / Finish

Zagreb / Split

Airport

Zagreb / Split

Motorbike rent

KTM 690 LC4
1050

DAYS

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DAYS

  • 9 days vacation total
  • 6 riding days
  • 1 rest days
  • 1 arrival and preparation days
  • 1 goodbye and departure days

FEEL

Not caring much for the country’s rising popularity among tourists, UNTAMED Croatia turns the spotlight to places yet to be explored. The adrenaline-pumping river crossings and razor sharp rocks of the Dalmatian karst will make you question your own sanity. In the silence of the Velebit mountain, however, you get all the answers.

RIDING STYLE

Prepare to travel classic expedition style! Being self-sustainable on a ride means being free and that’s what we’re going for. To keep the uniqueness of each expedition, at least 10% of the planned route goes through areas where none of us had been before.

ACCOMODATION

We sleep in tents, mountain huts and charming hotels. Beside the much needed rest, every stay should be a storytelling tool that upgrades your Croatian experience!

GASTRONOMY

Foodies, welcome to food heaven! Meat-centric Pannonian cuisine, venison stew from Lika and ridiculously fresh fish from the Adriatic pair perfectly with famous Croatian wines and craft beers. We’ll be tasting delicacies from renowned chefs and even cooking our own over a campfire.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Medvednica mountain
  • Klek mountain
  • Bjelolasica mountain
  • Croatian Islands
  • Svilaja mountain
  • Promina mountain
  • Dinara mountain
  • Velebit mountain
  • Zrmanja river
  • Krupa river
  • Croatian coast
  • Island of Pag

EXPEDITION BY DAYS

  • 1
    Day Arrival and meeting in Zagreb

    Arrival to Zagreb for most expedition members. We’ll spend the afternoon in a garage, getting to know each other, practicing and preparing bikes. Those who rent will be able to adjust risers, footpegs, suspension 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 the bike on our way to the restaurant!

  • 2
    Day Zagreb to Ogulin

    We’ll be getting up early and leaving the road sooner than you think. Medvednica Mountain above Zagreb is the first test for our bikes, equipment and our group. Let’s warm up for all that follows. We’ll be sleeping under a roof but first we’ll celebrate a good start with a beer or two.

  • 3
    Day Ogulin to Island of Cres

    Today the UNTAMED crew will be shaking the forest macadams of the Gorski kotar region. Expect seriously rugged parts and riding up ski slopes on our way to the seaside. After a while, we lay our eyes on the beautiful Adriatic sea for the first time on this trip. It’s going to be our faithful companion in the next few days, starting from the stunning island of Cres.

  • 4
    Day Island of Cres to Velebit mountain

    We’re back on the mainland! The steep and technical climb to Velebit - which according to many, is the most beautiful Croatian mountain - awaits us there. The terrain varies from solid macadam to bulky rocks but the ride is mostly pleasant, with a wonderful overview on nearby islands all throughout. Riding or hiking to one of the peaks is optional. However, it’s time for our first campfire and night in the tents.

  • 5
    Day Velebit mountain rest day

    Velebit is a true paradise for moto adventure enthusiasts. For those who are tired, it’s a great place to contemplate the sense of life or engines with internal combustion. The restless can spend their ‘rest’ exploring the hidden gems of Velebit and all its enduro potential.

  • 6
    Day Velebit mountain to Krupa river
    (via Island of Pag)

    We’re going to the moonlike island of Pag who’s rocky surface ends in the crystal clear turquoise sea. It’s a great chance for a swim and a cheese tasting. We're halfway through and still not done with Velebit! Moreover, ahead of us is the hardest and most beautiful part. After that we’ll be on our way to the breathtaking river of Krupa.

  • 7
    Day Krupa river to Dinara mountain

    The day begins in a somewhat rough landscape, with a ride through rivers and cliffs! We’re now in the Dalmatian outback and it’s a whole new scenery. New mountains, Dinara and Promina, are ahead of us. It will be a long and demanding day with countless ups and downs! We’ll be ending it with a campfire, local black wine, homemade bread and prosciutto from Drniš cut with a pocket knife.

  • 8
    Day Dinara mountain to Split

    Although it’s the last day of the tour, there are still miles and miles until the end. Let’s not get all emotional! We have new unpaved roads to follow - all the way to the Mosor mountain and the river Cetina. We’re passing through Omiš, a town on the estuary of Cetina, that used to be a famous pirate fort. It’s time to return to civilization… and reality.

  • 9
    Day Departure from Split

    Yes, we are in Split but it's not all over yet. Depending on the flight schedule, we might still get enough time to grab a plentiful lunch and exchange impressions, photos, equipment... I know, I know, you’ll be back! :) But until then, I wish you thousands of wonderful miles!

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SEPTEMBER

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OCTOBER

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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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