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I am currently in Prague and thinking about diverting via Auschwitz, Krakow and (the main reason ) the Tatra range in to Eastern Slovakia instead of taking the easy route to Bratislava. It looks perfectly feasible on the map - does anyone have any comments ? On a Pan European, so need to stay on reasonable roads but otherwise not too worried. Just hope the sun is out up there....its ruining the photo opportunities in Prague ! I will be heading to Budapest and will skip Bratislava - doesn't sound like an essential stop.
Diffinatly a good Idea but I would stay on the south side of the Polish border until just short of the Zakopane border crossing then cut up to the Krakow area. If possible come back across the Dukla pass into eastern Slovakia, the WWII memrobilia (Tanks and Aircraft) mounted alongside the road as you descend into Slovakia is amazing then a dirty dart to the Slovakia side of Erzagom? on the Danube. Stay in the sports hotel and drink in the Black cat, a LOT cheaper than the Hungarian side. Ride safe, Mike
I did EXACTLY that route 3 years ago, on my ST1100 - no problems whatsoever. Just try to stay off the main truck routes through cities in Poland, because the roads can be quite rutted where the heavy truck wheels go. Other than that, no problems of any kind. Northern Slovakia - through the Tatras - is superb, peg-scraping riding. Auschwitz is worth the visit, it is very somber, and there is protected (guarded) motorcycle parking there.
Sorry for the delay in responding. I was out of Poland before you posted, but you are right about the truck grooves. I didn't make it to Auschwitz due to being led astray by a local girl, but I highly recommend both Krakow and the Tatras - great part of my trip, which is now coming to an end as I approach Northern France....
It depends what do you prefer, ON/OFF road...
what kind of bike do you have??
1.day>> trip around high tatras
villages> Strbske pleso, Dolny
smokovec + trip with lift to the 2.nd highest peak/Lomnicky stit/
2.day>> aquapark in city Poprad + natural park Slovensky raj /Slovak paradise/
3.day>> passes Certovica, Donovaly, Sturec
4.day>>Bratislava+castle Devin+ pass Pezinska baba + pass Vernar
5. Zemplinska sirava
If you prefer offroad I can show you some special traces, for example slovak sahara, very small 20x20km place with sand, it is army training area or you can cross slovak on unpaved roads...
One month before you start here send me mail and I can help you or we can meet here and talk about...
I think obout visut Slovakia in 2006 in my travel accross Uktaina-Rumania-Slovakia. I prefer offroad riding only. What looks slovakian's regulations. Is posibile travel across country, using only unpaved forest/mountain rouads, track ect?
Can you sugest best regions for soft/hard enduro traveling for 3-5 days visut only. Maybe exist any "libabry" offroad tracks/roads in Slovakia?
Attention Fernando, I stared think what you are envious ;-).
Its very nice what marexxx can and want help. In central Europe we live some between civilization and barbarians. Offroad riding/traveling is some "between law" too, because regulations are not exact. Due that all help is very usefull.
Originally posted by marekxxx: I am from Slovakia, If anybody wants, I can help you to plan your route around Slovakia, I travelled around the Europe and Slovakia is interesting for on/off road for everybody I sure...
Hey marek i would also love some help in planning my europe trip.
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