Roads (curves per mile)
4 / 5
5 / 5
Culture / Architecture
4 / 5
Hotels / Food
4 / 5
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Island of Korcula
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
The peninsula of Peljesac
As the name implies, get ready to wind your way down the curvy, twisting road along the Mediterranean coast in Croatia. The contrast to the great alpine roads in Germany, Austria, Slovenia and Italy on our way there and back is it, what makes the trip so special. From relaxed riding along the Mur River to the seemingly endless turns that climb and descend the Slovenian Alps, the Croatia Coast & Curves Tour is a breathtaking adventure on two wheels. Add the Mediterranean cuisine and the cultures of Germany, Austria, Italy, Croatia and Slovenia and you have a packaged bucket list item crossed off.
The tour explores Croatia, the island of Korcula, and the peninsula of Peljesac, where forty miles of curves with views of the sea await. The Croatia Coast & Curves Tour has been awarded a 4 out of 5 (moderate to difficult) skill rating, making it ideal experienced riders. The tempo, like the Mediterranean lifestyle, will be mellow and relaxed, allowing plenty of time to savor the medieval villages, national parks, charming towns, castles and hotels.
The route will take participants over some modestly demanding roads with abundant curves and tight switchbacks. But with Lilli Tour’s experienced guides you will find your confidence and master these Mediterranean gems of roads.
A pleasant 14-day excursion, which begins and ends in Munich, the tour gives participants one optional rest day. The roads and riding will be the main highlight, riding against backdrops that include the Mediterranean coastline, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Diocletian’s Palace, the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Pavlic Pass, Predil Pass and much more.
The Croatia Coast & Curves Tour provides your choice of BMW motorcycle, with a support vehicle to take luggage so you don’t have to pack the bike each day. Multilingual tour guides ensure easy communication as you travel through five countries. Accommodations are at comfortable, family-owned middle-class hotels (12 nights) with all breakfasts and dinners included. Also included is all fuel during the trip, entrance fees and tolls. A detailed tour packet will help you to get ready for Croatia’s Coast & Curves.
Departure from the U.S. or Canada and arrival in Europe on the following day. There is a time difference of six hours from Eastern Standard Time.
Welcome! After the meet and greet, we’ll pick-up the motorcycles and head out for a short ride around Bavaria.
We’ll quickly leave Munich behind and find ourselves surrounded by mountains and lakes. You’ll see many ski resorts as we chase the curves along the northern edge of the Alps to Tamsweg.
We start in the pretty Mur Valley and crest a few mountain passes including the exciting Pavlic Pass ending up in the Slovenian Alps. Our hotel awaits us with beautiful spa and a great swimming pool to relax from this days great adventure.
Half a day of riding and finally a special treat and unique off-the-bike activity. Along the way we’ll visit the well-preserved town of Samobor and ride through the vine yards surrounding it. Our hotel is located right in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Via a short walk (bring some comfortable shoes) we enjoy countless waterfalls and 14 lakes of this natural wonder.
As the day progresses we’ll leave the mountains behind and feel the warm Mediterranean air on our faces. We’ll reach the coast at lunch time. In the evening we have a special treat, a visit to Diocletian’s Palace.
In the morning we’ll hop on a ferry ride to the island of Korcula with the great views cruising along smaller islands this rather feels like a two hour cruise. We’ll ride across the island of Korcula from where a 15 minute ferry ride takes us to the Peljesac peninsula with it’s most beautiful roads where we’ll come to the largest fortress in Europe and sleep in a quaint beach town right at the bottom of it.
A short ride south along the very pretty Dalmatian Coast lies Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We’ll have plenty of time to explore this marvelous place on foot.
Getting the day started right, we’ll ride the famous Jadranska Magistrala, the famous Adriatic coastal road with never ending scenic views and plenty of curves.
The first half of the day belongs to the famous coastal road again, another 70 miles of pure joy. Eventually we’re leaving the coast behind us as we’re approaching Motovun, a captivating little walled town perched on a hill above the Mirna River valley. The area is famous for its white truffles, and we’ll be sampling some tastes of it.
A great day in the mountains. We will have breakfast in Croatia, a coffee break in Slovenia, lunch and a gelato break in Italy and dinner in Austria. All places are connected by fantastic roads through mountains along beautiful valleys and across several passes.
The highlight of the day is experiencing the most famous and spectacular road in Austria: the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. This is one of the most scenic and dramatic routes in the Austrian Alps, 48 km long with 36 hairpin bends.
On our last riding day we’ll climb one last pass, ride along several pretty lakes and experience delightful backroads of Bavaria before returning to Munich. We’ll return our motorcycles, before enjoying one last satisfying meal together.
Flight home from Munich. You’ll arrive in the U.S. and Canada on the same day.
|Cost (Difference to the base price of $ 7280.00)
|Single Rider BMW F750
|Single Rider BMW 900 GS / BMW F 900 XR / BMW F 900 R
|Single Rider BMW 1250 GS
|Single Rider BMW 1250 RT / BMW S1000 XR
|Single room surcharge
Your choice of BMW motorcycle rental including low-deductible insurance
Support vehicle for additional luggage and limited space for passengers
Multilingual tour guide(s)
Accommodations at comfortable, family owned middle-class hotels (12 hotel nights)
All breakfasts and dinners; lunch is not provided
Fuel during the entire trip
All entrance fees and tolls
A detailed tour information package
Not included in the tour price are international or other airfare to/from Munich, Germany, personal items, passport, speeding tickets and other fines, lunches, beverages, personal hotel room charges, laundry and dry cleaning, telephone calls, medical and accident insurance, and transportation to and from the airport.
The hotels are mostly family-owned and -operated and each has wonderful local flavor. They are three- and four-star establishments, and all provide breakfast and dinner. You will feel welcome and at home right away. Some hotels have a pool or sauna, so bring your bathing suit, and all provide hair dryers. If you bring any electronic devices, remember that Europe has different voltage (220V) and electrical outlets, so make sure you have the right converters and plugs and that your electronic devices work on both voltages. Casual clothing to wear in the evenings is fine; there’s no need for formal wear.
The group will be between six and 12 riders and will be led by one or two guides.
Though riding an average of only 142 miles / 229 km per day may seem easy don’t be deceived. Riding in the Alps on the backroads where the locals ride, you’ll encounter many challenges; the roads are technical, narrow, and curvy. This is not a tour for beginners.
Available motorcycles may be subject to change.
Motorcycles are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, depending upon availability and are not guaranteed.
Keep in mind that smaller bikes handle much better on alpine roads! Great choices for a carefree, leisurely ride are the F 750 GS, F 850 GS, F900XR and the R900R. They handle very easily on the hairpins and still have enough power to keep up with anybody else on the mountain roads. The R1250GS or the R1250RT are good choices for two-up riding. Anything bigger (and heavier) takes away the pleasure of riding in the Alps. You may want to check out these bikes at your local dealer to see which one feels the most comfortable for you.
One piece of luggage per person will go on the support van. Tour members will be able to securely store suitcases and any other extra luggage in the first hotel of the trip. The motorcycles we provide for our tours are equipped with a luggage system. Each bike will come with two side cases and a top case.
An electrical socket for GPS is available upon request on most bikes. You will need to bring your own 12 V accessory Powerlet plug that fits the BMW/Euro-style socket.
The rental motorcycles are not equipped with tankbags. If you bring a tankbag, make sure that it uses straps and not magnets, which won’t work on the BMWs’ tanks.
The deductible for the motorcycle insurance included in your tour package is approximately $700, except R1250RT, S1000XR/RR and R18 the insurance is $1200. The actual amount may vary due to currency fluctuation. This amount is not charged or held to your card as we use an honor system with our guests. In case of minor damage to your motorcycle, an appraisal of the repair cost is made, based on the dealer’s cost, and billed to you with the understanding that you are responsible for up to $700 of damages. In case the cost of any damage to the motorcycle is higher than the deductible, or if the bike is stolen, the full deductible will be due. The insurance company will cover the remainder of the cost. Repair appraisals can take up to 6 months to receive from the dealer.
It is highly recommended that you get trip insurance. Also, check with your health insurance provider about your coverage while traveling overseas. For additional information on trip cancellation insurance, visit insuremytrip’s website.
For more information about insuring your trip with us, please refer to our blogpost about that topic.
We reserve the right to cancel any tour if the number of participants booked does not meet the minimum requirement to operate the trip or due to force majeure. In the unlikely event that this should occur, your payment will be refunded minus the non-refundable registration fee. This fee can be applied to another tour of your choice.
Please make your flight reservations after the registration deadline for the tour. We will send you a reminder email to book your flight.
Temperatures will range between 64 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit (between 18 and 25 degree Celsius). The altitude changes during the day’s ride, and the temperature changes accordingly. It can rain and be chilly on the mountain road, yet be warm when you come down into the valley. Dress in several layers so you can easily adjust to the weather conditions and always travel with rain gear! In case of heavy rain or other bad weather, we will choose the shortest route to the next hotel and avoid pass roads wherever possible. A heated vest is good option for the cool temperatures in the mountains at that time of the year.
For our policies with regards to payment, reservation and cancellation, refer to our FAQs.