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Trip to Bulgaria from Ireland

A mate and I are heading to the HU mini meet in MotoCamp Bulgaria this July. We are taking about a week or so to get there and about 10 days to return.

He wants to visit Paris, God knows why, and then we head for Switzerland.

The outbound trip is now fairly organised but we want to come back a different way, so heading to the Balkans and Italy.

Neither of us has ever been that way, so looking for some sites that we must visit.



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A mate and I are heading to the HU mini meet in MotoCamp Bulgaria this July. We are taking about a week or so to get there and about 10 days to return.

He wants to visit Paris, God knows why, and then we head for Switzerland.

The outbound trip is now fairly organised but we want to come back a different way, so heading to the Balkans and Italy.

Neither of us has ever been that way, so looking for some sites that we must visit.



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All of Balkan is well worth a visit. Switzerland, Austria etc is much more expensive. Former Eastern Europe has lots of history and fab places to visit. Avoid bigger cities is my advice. All big cities are at least fairly similar and takes just too much time to ride into and out of….. You’ll get lots and lots of tips regarding your trip home during the HU meeting. Talk to people.
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If you want to avoid a rip-off, don't take any ferry from RO to BG. Rather take a bridge, either in the west or on the E70 in the east.


Taking a ferry you have to pay on the RO side to enter ther port, then of course for the ferry, then the BG port authorities charge their port fee.


Besides that, the extremely unfriendly port officers in BG take ages to finish off the travellers
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Never had any issues with river ferries before. Will keep an eye out though

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All of Balkan is well worth a visit. Switzerland, Austria etc is much more expensive. Former Eastern Europe has lots of history and fab places to visit. Avoid bigger cities is my advice. All big cities are at least fairly similar and takes just too much time to ride into and out of….. You’ll get lots and lots of tips regarding your trip home during the HU meeting. Talk to people.
I have visited most of Northern Europe never southern so it is a bucket list for me

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Never had any issues with river ferries before. Will keep an eye out though

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Ive used the ferries many times. Never had a problem.
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The ferries aren't the problem between RO and BG - the port authorities in BG charge port fees about 3x the ferry price
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Balkans are definitely an undiscovered treasure. Paris is worth visiting at least once, but will be more expensive
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Ideas 1: Dolomites + other Mountain passes

Take a route via North Italy

The Dolomites (Italian: Dolomiti [doloˈmiːti]),[1] also known as the Dolomite Mountains, Dolomite Alps or Dolomitic Alps, are a mountain range in northeastern Italy. They form part of the Southern Limestone Alps and extend from the River Adige in the west to the Piave Valley (Pieve di Cadore) in the east. The northern and southern borders are defined by the Puster Valley and the Sugana Valley (Italian: Valsugana). The Dolomites are in the regions of Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol and Friuli-Venezia Giulia,[2] covering an area shared between the provinces of Belluno, Vicenza, Verona, Trentino, South Tyrol, Udine and Pordenone.

Sella Ronda
Stelvia pass
Col du nivolet
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Idea 2: Lakes north of Milano

North of Milano is wonderful are with lakes

lago di garda
lago d'Idro
Lago d'Iseo
lago di Como
Lago Maggiore

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take the chance to visit Moto Guzzi museum and factory
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Idea 3

Passing France. South West of Grenoble
Is the fabulous balcony road

Combe de Laval

https://www.roadstotravel.net/france-combe-laval/
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Paris

I have been touring many times in France.
And I have been to Paris

But I would never think of combining these.
When I wanted to see Paris, I took a flight there.
And spent a week walking and using the metro.
Motorcycle in Paris ????
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The Balkans is a great place to visit
Have a look at my RR from my trip in late 2015 although the routes are not there anymore due to Flickr changing the way it operates the photos are on there as are the lat lon for visiting places
https://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hu...er-first-83799
As for southern Europe, if you can ride the B500 through the Black Forest, it’s a nice road. Then the northern shore of lake Konstanz is worth a ride
Bolzano in the Italian part of the alps was a nice place to visit.
All around the Berchtesgaden is great and with a visit to the Eagles Nest just to top it off

Enjoy the trip

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