In the summer of 2018 was a bit of an experiment to combine motorcycle holidays and beach holidays. I would ride from the Netherlands to Santorini, enjoy the island with my wife, and ride back.
The TET in the Balkan countries was supposed to be a big part of the itinerary. I’d go with friends by car to Italy (Trieste) and go south from there. Unfortunately, the bike fell from the trailer and was left with 1 less front brake disk and bent handlebars. During the TET, the rear shock gave out spilling all the oil. So around Zadar i turned around to Trieste again to take the plane to Santorini 😉
Things we learned:
- The TET is very nice in Slovenia and Croatia. Lots of rocky terrain, nothing too complicated, but challenging enough for heavy bikes.
- Always double check straps that mount your motorcycle. Better: tie-rep the connection hooks to the trailer
- If you’re going to Bosnia and Herzegovina, take your physical green insurance card. We did have a digital one that dit not work. Neither was a printed copy accepted, not even on green paper!
The route we took was largely based on the TET in 2018. You can find more about the TET Croatia here: https://transeurotrail.org/croatia/