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Old 03-16-2013, 01:35 PM   #1
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Bulgaria, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia and north late March/early April 2013

Hi guys

Iím riding my old Trannie from Doug and Pollyís in Bulgaria to NW Germany between 27March and 06April. The likely route is via Greece, Albania, Montenegro and the coast of Croatia. Iíll either head straight north through Slovenia and Austria or cut across the north of Italy/round the Alps, depending on the weather.

Iím hoping my route will be a bit warmer than when I was in Bulgaria in December





Thereís also a possibility of heading more directly/ west from Bulgaria through Macedonia.

Anyone riding the same way and want to ride together? Or if youíre local drink a beer/tea/ or something stronger?
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:38 AM   #2
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Good luck, mate!
Wish I could join, but the dates are not good even for a drink unless the drinks are consumed in Sofia
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:00 AM   #3
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if you need help let me know I live in Naoussa Northen Greece !!!!
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:41 PM   #4
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Have a great ride mate! However just to inform you the country west of Bulgaria is said Skopje (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skopje) and not Macedonia. Macedonia is a region of Greece (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macedonia_%28Greece%29).
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:16 PM   #5
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Have a great ride mate! However just to inform you the country west of Bulgaria is said Skopje (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skopje) and not Macedonia. Macedonia is a region of Greece (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macedonia_%28Greece%29).
Thanks for the reply. Just had a couple of minutes of interesting reading about the disputed nature of "Macedonia". I'll stand corrected and call the country to the west of Bulgaria "The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia".V large apologies.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:26 PM   #6
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if you need help let me know I live in Naoussa Northen Greece !!!!
Many thanks for that kind offer.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:30 PM   #7
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Good luck, mate!
Wish I could join, but the dates are not good even for a drink unless the drinks are consumed in Sofia
I will probably be passing Sofia en route from Idilevo (near Sevlievo). I'll let you know if a beer-meet could work.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:25 PM   #8
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I will probably be passing Sofia en route from Idilevo (near Sevlievo). I'll let you know if a beer-meet could work.
If you come back with friends and want to ride through Bulgaria , we can support you.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:55 PM   #9
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:13 AM   #10
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Post Script to trip: A few snaps fro my southern Balkans trip

After riding through freezing fog in Bulgaria I made it to slightly warmer, but wet Skopje, the capital of FYROM. Here I decided I couldn't be bother to freeze my nuts off pounding the pavement all the way to Germany as planned. I bought an airticket from Sofia for the following week and did a quick jaunt around FYROM, southern Albania and northern Greece before returning the bike to Doug's Motocamp in Bulgaria. Here it'll live to ride another day in this beautiful part of the world.



The sun finally appears.


Lake Ohrid


There's a road that links Lake Ohrid to its neigbour. Snow stops play.


Chapel at southern end of Lake Ohrid, near Albanian border.


Albania has an edge...


Albanian high road along border with Greece.


Short cut up to Berat


More of the same


Berat at night


Coast road in southern Albania


Please avoid Star Ferries


Winding Greek road in the rain


In Greece they also sh!t on the highway. Apparently.


Secure off street parking in Thessaloniki, Greece. The shop next to the hotel was unoccupied.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:48 AM   #11
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Cracking report Chris, you do get about
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Some photos from Montenegro...?
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:22 AM   #13
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and did a quick jaunt around FYROM, southern Albania and northern Greece before returning the bike to Doug's Motocamp in Bulgaria.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:27 AM   #14
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Oh..ok sorry....
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