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North Polen - Slovakia and back

Planning this years trip. The plan is to arrive by boat to Gdansk, ride south to Slovakia then ride in Slovakia for four days and then back again.
Hating motorways and love gravel roads!

All suggestions on routes highly appreciated!

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I would come into Slovakia via the Dukla pass . Slovakia is nice in the North - east around Bardejov and Kosice . Presov is pretty industrial but is surrounded by mountains . there is a large castle (ruined) at Spisky Hrad south of Presov . i wouldnt bother heading south as there isnt much to see unless you are going near Budapest and the Danube . If you have that much time then Eger in Hungary is worth a look -effectively head south from Bardejov . It will be extremely hot during June , July and August - in the mid 40 s .
Fuel costs about the same as the UK but engine oil for bikes is well expensive . Room costs are preety cheap as is the food and . Watch out for radar traps they are everywhere and very very sneaky eg in bushes in the middle of a field .
As for motorways there are some that are near the tatras / polish border but they are mostly unfinished and stop abrubtly .
Would be interested in your ride through that bit of poland as travelling thru there next year to visit a friend in the Baltics
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