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Old 12-02-2013, 06:34 AM   #16
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Lots of nice places and roads to ride in Slovenia.
Nice country, nice peoples and from my point of view still little bit cheaper then others EU countries. Here are some pice from last ride in Slovenia in September:
(Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Vrsic pass, Predil Pass, Mangart...)







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Old 12-02-2013, 06:37 AM   #17
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Old 12-13-2013, 04:02 AM   #18
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Actually Slovenia entered the EU a few years ago, thus border crossings disappeared.

Heck many of the Swiss crossings are now abandon. Last year I was riding the far Western boarder between Switzerland and France, we crossed in and out 4 or 5 times in one day, none were manned.
Actually its not so much a question of EU but of the Schengen agreement. The UK and Ireland are part of the EU, but not Schengen, so they have passport controls (its easy, they are islands with limited entry points).

Switzerland/Liechtenstein, Norway (and Iceland) are not part of the EU but part of the Schengen agreement, so you can cross borders freely. Yet as they are not part of the EU trade zone, you can get controlled for goods, even several miles after the border.

To topic : I went twice to Slovenia, but could only do the NW alpine region which is stunning ! Be prepared for smaller roads without tar and some unplanned river crossings (no problem if you rent a KTM).


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Old 12-13-2013, 05:00 PM   #19
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Enjoyable riding, I'd go back again. Just forget that the autobahn type road is there and stick with the little country roads. Good place to wander around without a plan.



Lots of good scenery








Never did find out what this was all about.





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Old 12-13-2013, 06:25 PM   #20
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Never did find out what this was all about.





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Old 12-15-2013, 05:57 AM   #21
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Dangerous road section.

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Old 12-15-2013, 06:46 AM   #22
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I highly recommend the area around the triglav national park in the north west and the area from the city of Cerknica south to Snežnik mountain and Ilirska Bistrica (particular some nice unpaved forest roads here & mountain roads into ski resorts)

here my planed routes from May 2013, which we more or less followed
https://www.google.de/maps/ms?msid=2...28219,2.705383

https://www.google.de/maps/ms?msid=2...93a148ea&msa=0

https://www.google.de/maps/ms?msid=2...7582,10.821533
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Old 02-01-2014, 04:05 PM   #23
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Super! Thanks! I had forgotten that I had posted that so long ago. It looks like September will be the time we can go. Direktor, I see you went in sept. how did you find the weather / traffic/ tourists at that time?

I believe a trip over the stelvio pass will be in order as well.

We will be renting bikes in Frankfurt then heading south towards Heidelberg. My BF has a family homestead to visit there and then onto Slovenia, his fathers birthplace.

It looks like we will rent from allround rentals, he a cbf 600 and I a ninja 300. Although my own bike here at home is a hayabusa! I have a feeling the stelvio may prove to be a wee bit of a challenge riding my Busa!

I think we are going to try and camp as much as possible but that is a part of the trip I haven't even touched yet. It depends. Just more stuff to schlep on the plane I suppose. Not including our helmets and riding gear,either.

It all looks amazing! Any MORE pics?!
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:15 AM   #24
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theshnizzle, you want more photos? They will be)))) In fact, Slovenia is a beautiful country with kind, hospitable people, delicious and inexpensive food, and excellent road for motorcycle travel!
September - an excellent time to visit Slovenia, because the whole of Europe have vacation time mainly in August, so in September will be not so many tourists, and the weather is still summer: sunny and warm.



Places that should definitely look, it is the capital - Ljubljana, the old center is very cozy and beautiful.














Of course – Predjamski Grad (Predjama Castle)














Near the castle - Postojnska jama (Postojna Cave) - a great excursion around largest Europe's cave.










Lake Bled, but when the weather is nice, we were in heavy rain.))))









Slovenia has a small coastline, but even on these 46 km there are some very pretty seaside towns - Portoroz, Koper, Piran.

Piran










And of course the Triglav National Park - a stunning alpine views and great motorcycle track. Unfortunately, we do not have photos of Trieste.

You can see more photos in our RR.

Ljubljana and Piran (at the beginning of the report)
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=950263

Ljubljana, Postojnska jama and Predjamski Grad (at the beginning of the report)
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=739617


Ljubljana and Lake Bled (at the beginning of the report, after Hungary, and end of the report)

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=845000
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:05 AM   #25
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I have a feeling the stelvio may prove to be a wee bit of a challenge riding my Busa!
Snicker...

If you go up the east ramp (the Trafoi side) you want a bike with the low end torque of a John Deere and the turning radius of a unicycle. Going down that side is a piece of cake, but going up is a PITA.

If you haven't been in the Alps before, you'll quickly realize why there are so many DP and "Adventure Tourers" riding around. You'll seldom get out of 3rd gear for any length of time.

That being said, after 10 years of putzing around the Alps on a motorcycle, I still salivate at the mere thought of riding them again.

Check out my link below for pics.
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:41 AM   #26
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The Stelvio Pass and Vrčič can get crowded. The Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse in Austria is fun:









The Loibl Pass between Austria and Slovenia is not as famous as the others, but still a nice road, and not as busy.

My XR1200 has the torque of a tractor, but it's a bit heavy for that kind of road and slinging it around 40 or so hairpin turns gets a bit tiring. My friend's Guzzi 750 is ideal for that kind of riding. Plenty of low-end torque, but also a very light bike and easy to corner.
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:50 AM   #27
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Great pic. Thank you! I will check out your RR for sure. I think I may have a question of 2 about that pass pic you posted.....and the photos of the main city, it looks incredible.

I really can't wait!
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:56 AM   #28
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Old 03-01-2014, 03:32 PM   #29
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Slovenia is great for riding
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