Albania

Date: September 2015 Duration: 6 Days The road (E022/SH4) out of Greece towards Albania is large, deserted and unsignposted. Neither Albania nor any of the major cities that are reached along the main road are sign-posted. Thankfully we were using the Satnav. Successfully across the border after the usual inspection of passports, registration documents and

Albania: SH74 – Berat to Këlcyrë

Date: September 2015 Albania features two cities which have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status, Gjirokastër and Berat. Both are located in southern Albania and it would be highly recommended to include them in any tour of the country. The most direct route between these two cities would bring you onto the road that is

Albania: SH20 highway

Date: September 2015 Distance: 60km (30km unpaved) Time taken: 2½ hours Development warning: there was a lot of construction traffic around, it would seem that SH20 is rapidly becoming a fully paved road. Albania, previously closed off and still very different to the rest of Europe. It’s one of the poorest countries in Europe, depending

Physical Condition

The bikes are both at the garage being serviced and having new tyres fitted. We left instructions with the garage that they both need to be good for five thousand maintenance free kilometres, on some of the lowest quality roads in Europe west of the Caucasus. Our own physical state is pretty critical too. Spending

Summer Holiday 2015

Itinerary: Ride to Italy, take boat to Greece then ride back to South Germany via Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria. When: September 2015 We’re doing another Balkan trip. This time we’re doing a different route and visiting a few new countries. Using our experience from previous trips, we’re making a few changes

Romania

Date: September 2012 Duration: 3 days Crossing over one of Europe’s great rivers, the Danube, we enter into Romania just south of Bucharest. The Danube runs along the border between Bulgaria and Romania, and we will revisit this river further upstream when we return to Budapest. Soon we are on to a dual carridgeway headed

Bulgaria

Date: September 2012 Duration: 5 days Crossing over from Macedonia at 1,500m altitude, we return to the European Union and into Bulgaria one of the newest members. Our initial research indicated that even motorbikes require vignettes to use any major road, however the customs officials just wave us through. We have crossed a timezone and