We're considering returning to London from Gallipoli/Turkey, either:
a) north through Bulgaria, Romania, then a stopover in Prague, or
b) northern Greece, Albania, Serbia/Montenegro and Croatia.
Due to time constraints, either route needs to be more of a transit "through" rather than with any significant stopover time. Others here and elsewhere have mentioned the bad dirt roads and various issues. We are not adverse to dirt, it is probably not wise on our ST1300 to attempt too much very badly potholed gravel
Can the majority of the "bad" roads be avoided by taking alternative routes, or was this the one-and-only main "highway"?
Any advice on how quickly (duration) these routes can be ridden?
Appreciate any advice.