Enjoy an amazing experience on the most enchanting motorcycle roads in Eastern and Western Europe. East meats West on a motorbike adventure in Europe – 8 countries in 18 days.
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Motorcycle Travel Europe
8 countries in 18 days
Travel on a BMW motorbike from East to West of Europe discovering tall, distant mountains, deep valleys, and imperial cities. Ride the Carpathian Mountains on your way to Auschwitz – Birkenau Concentration Camp. Turn a page of history and continue your journey riding some of the best motorcycle roads in Europe. The ride will be completed with visits of Vienna - capital city of Austria and Budapest - Hungary's capital.
An 18-day motorbike adventure riding from East to West 8 European countries: Romania, Ukraine, Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and Hungary.
- The Borgo Pass with its winding roads, breathtaking views and Dracula’s Coffin
- Transcarpathia Road – the southern slopes of the Eastern Carpathian Mountains
- Tatra Mountains – with its rocky peaks covered in snow, the picturesque lakes and waterfalls
- Brno – home to the Masaryk Circuit where the Czech Republic Motorcycle Grand Prix takes place every year.
- Try the motorbike power on the German highways with no speed limit – a ride to remember
- Salzburg – the city where The Sound of Music, the most popular musical of all times was filmed
- The Austrian Alps – an unforgettable riding experience
Day 1, Tuesday, Cluj – Turda, Transylvania, Romania
Welcome to Romania!
Our English speaking guide, a motorcycle enthusiast, collects you from Cluj Napoca Airport.
Day 2, Wednesday, Turda – Bistrița – Vama
Ride to Bistrița Citadel. You can enjoy lunch in Golden Crown Hotel and head to Dracula’s Castle.
Visit Dracula’s Coffin in the basement.
Accommodation and dinner.
Day 3, Thursday, Vama – Moldovița – Sucevița – Marginea – Cernovcy (Ukraine)
Continue riding the on the winding roads of the Carpathians.
Visit the Monasteries of Moldovița and Sucevița.
Stop at Marginea, the black ceramic center in Romania.
Evening in Cernovcy, Ukraine.
Day 4, Friday, Cernovcy – TransCarpathia – Chust
Ride today the southern slopes of the Eastern Carpathian Mountains – TransCarpathia.
Accommodation in Chust, the capital of the short-lived Republic of Carpatho-Ukraine.
Day 5, Saturday, Chust – Mukacevo – Uzhorod – Kosice (Slovakia)
Ride to Kosice. Stop at Mukacevo to visit two of the most beautiful Castles on Transcarpathia.
Continue your journey to Uzhorod – a culture crossing point.
Spend the evening in Kosice.
Day 6, Sunday, Kosice – Kezmarok – Zakopane – Krakow (Poland)
Tatra Mountains rise ahead today as we ride its windy roads to Zakopane.
Spend the evening in Krakow, one of the oldest cities in Poland.
Day 7, Monday, Krakow - Rest day
Ride to Oswiecim home to the Memorial and Museum of Auschwitz – Birkenau Concentration Camp.
Continue riding to Wieliczka Salt Mines – the underground kingdom of Salt, UNESCO World heritage site.
Day 8, Tuesday, Krakow – Bielsko Biala – Brno (Czech Republic)
Ride to Bielsko Biala, known as Little Vienna.
Continue your journey with the city of Brno, where the Czech Republic Motorcycle Grand Prix takes place every year.
Day 9, Wednesday, Brno – Hradec Kralove – Prague
Ride to Hradec Kralove, known as the Salon of the Republic.
The next destination is Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic.
Accommodation in Prague.
Day 10, Thursday, Prague - Rest day
Ride to Kutná Hora, a UNESCO World heritage Site, known as the jewel of the country.
Visit Sedlec Ossuary, a small Christian chapel decorated with human bones.
Accommodation in Prague.
Day 11, Friday, Prague – Ingolstadt (Germany) – Munchen
Ride to Germany today, known for its automobile industry and its free, sometimes no speed limit highways.
We’ll ride to Ingolstadt, the city of Frankenstein.
Continue your journey to Munchen, the capital of Bavaria region.
Day 12, Saturday, Munich – Salzburg (Austria) – Hohentauern
Enjoy a visit to BMW Museum in Munchen and continue our ride to Salzburg.
The mighty Alps will open the mountain roads for us in an unforgettable riding experience.
Day 13, Sunday, Hohentauern – Mariazell – Wien
Continue riding to Wien, the capital city of Austria. Accommodation in Wien.
Day 14, Monday, Wien – Bratislava (Slovakia)
Visit Schönbrunn Palace – one of the most significant cultural monuments in Austria.
Ride to Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia and its largest city.
Accommodation in Bratislava.
Day 15, Tuesday, Bratislava – Budapest
Morning Ride to Budapest, the capital city of Hungary. Accommodation in Budapest.
Day 16, Wednesday, Budapest – Szeged – Timisoara
Ride to Szeged, rightfully called Sun City.
Continue your adventure to Timisoara, the city where the 1989 Romanian revolution begun.
Accommodation in Timisoara.
Day 17, Thursday, Timisoara – Deva – Hunedoara – Turda – Cluj
Ride to Deva where you can enjoy a visit of Deva Medieval Citadel.
Continue riding to Hunedoara, home to one of the most impressive medieval castles in Romania – Corvinești Castle.
Reach Turda and enjoy a transfer to Cluj Napoca.
Day 18, Friday, Cluj
Say good bye to Eastern Europe. Transfer to the airport for the return flight.
The itinerary is complemented with excellent accommodation because the region offers charming hotels and cozy country inns.
This is an overview of the tour.
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Special notes and Info
Motorcycle Travel Europe
- Duration of the tour: 18 days
- Riding days: 16 days
- Total distance: Approximately 4100 km/2548 miles
- Skill level: intermediate
- Lodging type: good quality Hotels
- Rides: on paved roads as well as on sections of gravel roads
- What to bring: Complete motorcycle gear with integral or flip up helmet
- Starting point: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Where you’ll stay in this motorcycle tour
click here to see the selection of hotels we use during our motorcycle tours. The accommodation is chosen either for its convenient location in the center of the city or in nature with amazing views.
Advice for Australians traveling abroad
According with Australian government the following advice are to be followed:
Before you go
- Confirm your passport is valid for 6 months from when you think your trip will end. Don’t get stranded.
- Get comprehensive travel insurance to cover you and your gear. Get insurance that’s right for you and covers your activities in the places you’ll go. Remember, regardless of how healthy and fit you are, if you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel.
- Consider your physical and mental health. Get advice from your doctor if you’re unsure.
- See your doctor or travel clinic 8 weeks before you go for a basic health check
- Check if your medication is legal and available in the places you’re going. Take enough of your prescribed medicines to last the whole trip. Carry copies of your prescription and a letter from your doctor.
- Tell your bank you’re travelling and check if your cards will work. Have several payment options.
- If you’ll drive overseas check out the local traffic laws and practices. You’re likely to need an International Driving Permit (IDP) as well as your Australian driver’s license.
- Share your itinerary with friends or family members. Give them copies of your passport
Holidays don’t always go as planned. If you’re going overseas, travel insurance is as important as a passport. Without it, you or your family could suffer financially if things go wrong. No matter who you are, where you’re going and what you’re doing, get insurance.
Travel insurance is especially important if you need medical assistance. Healthcare overseas can be very expensive. Most countries won’t give you free care, or subsidies the cost of your care. You, or your insurer, must usually pay full price.
Travel Advice for Australians visiting Eastern Europe
Keep your personal belongings close. Lock hotel and train compartment doors from the inside.
Drink spiking is an issue. Don’t accept food, drinks, gum or cigarettes from people you’ve just met.
Dating and marriage scams occur.
Only use ATM’s in banks, shops and shopping centers, especially at night. Always keep your credit card in sight. Be wary of people you’ve met online.
Penalties for drug offences are severe. They can include jail sentences of up to 20 years.
By law, you must always carry photo ID. Keep your passport in a safe place. Carry a photocopy.
It’s illegal to take photos of airports, military sites or other secure locations.
It’s illegal to engage in sex work or have sexual relations with a person under 18.
Same-sex relationships are legal in Romania, but not widely accepted.
The Australian Consulate in Bucharest provides limited consular and passport assistance.
You can get full consular help from the Australian Embassy in Athens.
Please check your Day by Day itinerary below:
Tuesday, Cluj – Turda, Transylvania, Romania
40 km – 1 h riding
Welcome to Romania! Our English speaking guide, a motorcycle enthusiast and a 100% Transylvanian, collects you from Cluj Napoca Airport. Transfer to Turda and accommodation in a 4* hotel, described as a medieval fantasy with beds.
Wednesday, Turda – Bistrita – Vama
280 km - 4h33min riding
Ride next to Bistrita Citadel. You can enjoy lunch in Golden Crown Hotel, the place where Jonathan Harker, the Hero of Bram Stocker novel – Dracula also enjoyed a meal before heading to Dracula’s Castle. The Borgo Pass with its winding roads and breathtaking views is our next ride. Stop at Dracula’s Castle and visit Dracula’s Coffin in the basement. Should you still see your reflection in the mirror continue your journey to Northern Romania and the Bucovina area. Accommodation and dinner.
Thursday, Vama – Moldovita – Sucevita – Marginea – Cernovcy (Ukraine)
145 km – 2h40min riding
Continue riding the on the winding roads of the Carpathians to some of the most beautiful painted monasteries in Eastern Europe, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List: the Monasteries of Moldovita and Sucevita. We’ll have a stop at Marginea, the black ceramic center in Romania where you can enjoy a shopping session for some authentic souvenirs.
Evening in Cernovcy, the city standing on the stone blocks of a Roman fortress.
Friday, Cernovcy – TransCarpathia – Chust
300 km – 5h30min riding
Ride today the southern slopes of the Eastern Carpathian Mountains – TransCarpathia, a mountainous region that became part of Ukraine only about 70 years ago. The medieval castles and the beautiful mountain scenery will surely leave an impression to every rider. Accommodation in Chust, the capital of the short-lived Republic of Carpatho-Ukraine.
Saturday, Chust – Mukacevo – Uzhorod – Kosice (Slovakia)
230km – 4h30min riding
Ride to Kosice today. On the way we can stop at Mukacevo to visit two of the most beautiful Castles on Transcarpathia: Palace Earl Shenborn, a former hunting residence and the ancient Castle Palanok. Continue your journey to Uzhorod – a culture crossing point. Spend the evening in Kosice, the second largest city in Slovakia and the cultural capital of Europe in 2013.
Sunday, Kosice – Kezmarok – Zakopane – Krakow (Poland)
280 km – 06h30min riding
Tatra Mountains rise ahead today as we ride its windy roads to Zakopane – the winter capital of Poland. The rocky peaks covered in snow, the valleys, the picturesque lakes and waterfalls make this place probably the most spectacular in Poland. Reach Zakopane in time for lunch and enjoy a walk in the city. Spend the evening in Krakow, one of the oldest cities in Poland. There is a chance to catch a piano recital in one of the palaces from the main square with Chopin's music (Poland's favorite son).
Monday, Krakow - Rest day
You can ride to Oswiecim home to the Memorial and Museum of Aushwitz – Birkenau Concentration Camp. Continue riding to Wieliczka Salt Mines – the underground kingdom of Salt, UNESCO World heritage site. Should you like to remain in the city you can walk its mysterious streets. The famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites include the Main Market Square, the Wawel Castle, the Zygmunt Bell of Wawel Cathedral, the Jagiellonian University and the medieval St. Florian's Gate.
Tuesday, Krakow – Bielsko Biala – Brno (Czech Republic)
315 km – 5hrs riding
Ride to Bielsko Biala, known as Little Vienna due to the town architecture and the fascinating landscapes of the surrounding mountains. Take a walk in the city and continue your journey with the city of Brno, home to the Masaryk Circuit where the Czech Republic Motorcycle Grand Prix takes place every year. Accommodation in Brno.
Wednesday, Brno – Hradec Kralove – Prague
255 km – 4h35min riding
Ride to Hradec Kralove, known as the Salon of the Republic due to many buildings of modern architecture. The next destination is Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. Situated on Vltava River, Prague is one of the most beautiful cities of Eastern Europe. Accommodation in Prague.
Thursday, Prague - Rest day
You can enjoy a ride to Kutná Hora, a UNESCO World heritage Site, known as the jewel of the country. Visit Sedlec Ossuary, a small Christian chapel decorated with human bones. Should you like to relax in the city you can walk the streets of Prague, major highlights include: Prague Castle – one of the largest ancient castles in the world, according to Guinness Book of Records, the picturesque Charles Bridge and the Old Town with its Old Town Square. Accommodation in Prague.
Friday, Prague – Ingolstadt (Germany) – Munchen
442 km – 5h10min riding
We are riding to Germany today, known for its automobile industry (cars as well motorcycles, like the ones we are riding) and its free, sometimes no speed limit highways. We’ll ride to Ingolstadt, the city where the novel Frankenstein was set by the author Mary Shelley in the Old Anatomy Building, now a museum. Continue your journey to Munchen, the capital of Bavaria region and one of its most charming cities. Take a walk in the city and accommodate in Munchen.
Saturday, Munich – Salzburg (Austria) – Hohentauern
310 km – 4h30min riding
In the morning we can enjoy a visit to BMW Museum in Munchen and continue our ride to Salzburg, the city where Mozart was born and The Sound of Music, the most popular musical of all times was filmed. Enjoy a walk in the city admiring some of the places where scenes from the movie were filmed. The mighty Alps will open the mountain roads for us in an unforgettable riding experience. Accommodation in the mountain area in Hohentauern.
Sunday, Hohentauern – Mariazell – Wien
280 km – 5h40min riding
Continue riding trough the windy roads of the mountain area to Wien, the capital city of Austria, known for its music and culture.
Enjoy a walk in the city centre. Admire the Romanesque and gothic architecture of St. Stephen Cathedral, Hofburg Palace – that has housed the Habsburg dynasty, rulers of the Austro-Hungarian empire, Ring Boulevard – one of the biggest and most beautiful boulevards of its kind. Accommodation in Wien.
Monday, Wien – Bratislava (Slovakia)
70 km – 1h30min riding
In the morning you can enjoy a visit to Schonbrunn Palace – one of the most significant cultural monuments in Austria, used generally as the summer residence of the Habsburg rulers. Ride to Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia and its largest city. Situated on the banks of both Danube and Morava Rivers, Bratislava is known for its medieval towers and grandiose 20th-century buildings. Accommodation in Bratislava.
Tuesday, Bratislava – Budapest
191 km – 5h30min riding
Morning Ride to Budapest, the capital city of Hungary. You can visit the Castle District with its imposing Mathias Church, Budapest’s finest and best known Roman Catholic Church, whose fantastic position dominates the skyline. The Fishermen’s Bastion, built in neo-Romanesque style, as well as the Royal Palace are symbols of the whole country. Accommodation in Budapest.
Wednesday, Budapest – Szeged – Timisoara
290 km – 5hrs riding
Ride to Szeged, rightfully called Sun City, enjoy a walk in the city. For lunch we strongly recommend Halaszcsarda, Fisherman Tavern, one of the oldest restaurants in the city.
Continue your adventure to Timisoara, the city where the 1989 Romanian revolution against the communist regime begun. Accommodation in Timisoara.
Thursday, Timisoara – Deva – Hunedoara – Turda – Cluj
330 km – 5hrs riding
Ride to Deva where you can enjoy a visit of Deva Medieval Citadel built on the ruins of a dacian – roman fortification.
Continue riding to Hunedoara, home to one of the most impressive medieval castles in Romania – Corvinesti Castle. Reach Turda in the afternoon, drop off the motorbikes and transfer to Cluj Napoca for accommodation.
Say good bye to Eastern Europe. Transfer to the airport for the return flight
- Services of a ride leader
- Services of a mechanic
- Services of a support vehicle to carry luggage, spares, etc.
- Mechanical spares, servicing and repairs
- First aid kit
- Daily briefing and map package
- Accommodation: 3 nights in 4* hotels, 13 nights in 3* hotels and 1 night in 3* Country Inn
- Meals: half board
Top box for daily personal use
Motorcycle third party liability insurance
Return airport transfers
- Some of the meals
- road taxes and tolls
- parking fees
- Traffic fines
- Repair and/or recovery costs to the motorcycle for loss or damage caused by negligence or failing to heed ride leaders directive
- Medical costs– it is a pre-requisite that all clients have comprehensive medical insurance that covers for riding a motorcycle over 650cc in foreign countries
- The tourist attraction mentioned in the itinerary are recommendations only and are not included in the price.
- Activities not mentioned on the itinerary
- International flights
- Personal spending money
Additional insurance coverage available on request at an extra cost (EURO 20/ day).
Reservations are required. We recommend booking early as tours are often sold out well in advance. You can make a reservations on-line. In case of making reservations by phone please call toll-free: 808 101 6781 (UK); 866 376 6183 (US).
You can also make reservations by fax - download and complete the booking form and send it by fax to: 0040-364-405641 or by e-mail!
We require an advance deposit in the amount of Euro 145/person. When you make the reservation online you will be required to pay the deposit. You will receive an automatic response with your Holiday Booking Reference. Once the advance deposit is registered with our accounts we proceed with the reservation for the requested services and issue the Confirmation Letter + Paid Invoice (once the amount is registered with our accounts).
The final payment is due 60 days prior departure. ( After the final payment is made we will issue Travel Voucher). Should the booking be made within 60 days prior to tour departure, entire tour cost is requested at the time of booking. To read Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live’s Terms and Conditions please visit us on line at: https://motorcycle-tours-europe.us/terms-conditions/
The client is at all time entitled to cancel the Travel Contract, but must pay Adventure Motorcycle Tours a cancellation charge as stipulated below:
89 days or more prior to departure 90 EURO per person / per tour cancellation fee;
88–61 days, loss of deposit.
60–31 days will be subject to 50% of tour price;
30 days or less will be subject to 100% of tour price.
Our tours include the services of English-speaking guides.
German, French, Hungarian and Hebrew-speaking guide are also available, on request.
We can design an itinerary at a time that suits you, to your own comfort levels and within your own budget. Please send your request by e-mail or by fax.
Yes, most of our tours operate even if there’s only one person.
The tour has audience targets motorcycle riders interested in riding the best motorcycle roads in the area visited. Group size can be between 4-14 people. Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live is member of the responsible travel network and we are committed to operating a travel policy that is supportive of local economies, cultures and the environment. We operate our tours with small groups in order to minimize the negative impact on the environment and allow our guests to interact more easily with the locals, facilitate the communication with the guide. The average age of group is, most of the time, between 35-60.
We do not provide individual tickets for rail, air, boat or ferry.
We only accept VISA and MASTERCARD. Please select only these two types of credit cards for the online payment.
If you pay on-line using our secure internet booking form your credit card can hold any type of currency, the amount of money to be taken will be exchanged in EURO by your bank, at their rate.
We accept RON and EURO for offline credit card payment and wire transfer.
Yes, we do offer discounts provided they travel as a group; Contact us
Local Costs in a 3* restaurant: Soft Drink: $1.3; Beer: $1.7; Bottle of Wine: $8.7 - $18, 3 course dinner: $13.28 - $18.11. In shops these products can be 50% cheaper.
Our prices include the online secure payment commissions. However depending on your bank some commissions may occur for international money transfer. Please check with your bank!
In case we’ll have a full house situation at one of the hotels, an accommodation of an equal classification or better will be booked for you. In case of closed roads due to bad weather, working situations or dangerous weather conditions the itinerary could suffer changes.
Please follow our recommendation on How to arrive (heading found for any of our holidays at the Special notes and info section at the end of the tour page). Our guide will expect you with an Adventure Motorcycle Tours sign. In the unfortunate case of a flight being lost or delayed and prevent you in this way from getting to your meting point in good time, please call 0040 726 253 356.
Our tour fares are based on two in one hotel room. For occupancy by one person, the "single supplement" cost specified in each itinerary will be required.
Yes, also gluten-free, vegan. When you make the reservation of your tour please do not forget to fill in this information at Dietary Restrictions section.
Romanian time is EET (Eastern European Time), two hours ahead of GMT. Melbourne, Australia - Victoria is nine hours ahead of Bucharest. Check right now what time is in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania: https://time.is/Bucharest
To check the list of the countries that require a visa please see the web site page of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at www.mae.ro.
Romanian currency is Lei (written symbol Ron). All the places in Romania trade lei (pronunciation: lay). You can bring some euros or US dollars and change here the amount of money you need (advisable due to the lower exchange rate). Credit cards are accepted in large hotels, restaurants and malls. ATM machines are available at banks, airports and shopping centers all over the country. (except in remote areas or villages). Foreign currencies may be exchanged at banks or authorized exchange offices. International airports and larger hotels also offer currency exchange services. The tour guide is also responsible for helping clients with money exchange; recommend the exchange offices which charge the lowest commission.
ATMs are available in all the cities; near by hotels, our guide will come with good advice and recommendations.
MasterCard ATM Locater– Search by address and by airport
Visa ATM Locator– Search by airport, city and country
In Romania electric power in use is of 220 voltages, AC, usually 2 pronged.
Romania enjoys warm summers and cold winters. In summer, cool cottons are best and in the winter a warm jacket or alike is recommended. Autumn is dry and cool, with fields and trees producing beautifully colored foliage. The weather in October-November is very unpredictable, with daytime temperatures between 6°-17° Celsius (42.80 - 62.60 Fahrenheit), and night time temperatures between 3° - 10°Celsius (37.40 - 50 Fahrenheit); but it is very much possible that you will see some snowfall especially in the mountain areas.
2 x trousers/long skirts such as Colombia or Kathmandu
1 x shorts
1 x set of bathers
5 x t-shirts
1 x thermal set
1 x polar fleece/jumper/windcheater
5 x socks and underwear
1 good broad rimmed hat
1 x set of thongs/sandals/flip flops
1 x light walking boots
complete motorcycle gear
Yes, every motorcycle has a safety and mechanical inspection prior to every rental. We have trained technicians on premises. All motorcycles are maintained to manufacturers' specifications and our technicians are very well acquainted with all rented bikes. Your safety is our #1 priority.
You must have a valid motorcycle license to rent a motorcycle from Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live. The license from your country is sufficient - you don't have to get an international drivers license.
All models have power outlets built into the fairing that allow you to plug in your Global Positioning Unit.
Certain vehicles provide for lockable storage.
Yes, Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live location offers safe and secure storage of your excess luggage and personal items during your tour.
Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live can provide you with a side-car motorcycle on request. Please contact us for more details.
Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live has a good selection of helmets, gloves or rain suites for rent. Please note that the rental of these accessories depends upon availability. However we suggest you bring your own for fitment and comfort.
2-3 days – EURO 10 /day
4-6 days – EURO 8/ day
7-14 days – EURO 6/day
Over 14 days – EURO 5/day
Yes, for your own safety, and per Romanian law, both you and your passenger are required to wear a certified helmet at all times when you ride our motorcycle.