Motorcycle Tours and Rentals in Transylvania (Romania) and in Eastern Europe

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Morocco Motorcycle Tour

Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live launches its Morocco-Motorbike Adventure Tour. Starting with October 17 - 2018, the motorbike riders thirsty for new adventures can join Adventure Motorcycle Tours while crossing the Gateway to Africa.


The motorbike adventure starts on Costa del Sol, the city of Malaga, beautiful Spain.
The ride takes the adventurers south to the city of Algeciras where they will board the ferry in order to cross the famous Straight of Gibraltar to Africa.
Moroccan tajine, spices, whisky Berbere, the picks of the Atlas Mountains, the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert and the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean - every day is a new discovery!


Highlights of the tour:
High Atlas and Middle Atlas Mountain motorcycle rides
Tizi-n Tichka Pass – 2,260 meters above the sea level
Dades Gorges – ride the famous hair pins curves of Morocco
Chefchouen – the Blue Pearl of Morrocco
Todra Gorge – one of the most spectacular canions in the World 
City of Fez  also known as the Athens of Africa
Camel Ride at Sand Dunes of Erg Chebbi
Volubilis – best preserved roman ruins in Morocco
Crossing the Strait of Gibraltar



Special notes and Info:
Duration of the tour: 15 days
Riding days: 12 days
Total distance: Approximately 2670 km/ 2,790 miles
Shortest ride – 2h
Longest ride – 5h30min
Skill level: intermediate
(experience in taking hairpin curves is required as well as riding small sections of gravel road)
Lodging type: good quality Hotels (3* and 4*) + 1 night in tents
Rides: on paved roads as well as on small sections of gravel roads

The 2018 edition of Greece motorbike tour will start on October 17 and is now on sale with a generous Early Booking Discount. 

Click here to find out more details about the tour.

Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live is specialized in motorcycle tours in Romania and in Eastern Europe. The company operates the tours and rental services using BMW motorcycle models: BMW R1200GS, BMW F800GS and BMW G650GS.
The staff is very friendly and motorcycle enthusiasts, open to answer all of your questions and to offer you recommendations.

For more details contact:
Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live
0040-264-313112; 0040-726-253356
USA, Canada - Toll-free: 866 376 6183
UK - Free-line: 0 808 101 6781

This is the Gateway to Africa, this is Morocco!


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Greece Motorbike Tour – Travel Log

White Tower, Thessaloniki
A motorbike adventure in the realm of the Greek Gods, ancient sites and amazing motorbike roads. 
In the summer time the temperatures in Greece can reach up to 40 degrees Celsius. This can make riding a motorbike a little bit uncomfortable so autumn was chosen for this adventure.



Late September with great temperatures of 28 degrees Celsius and the great motorbike roads of Greece. The adventure starts in northern Greece in Thessaloniki (Salonika), a charming city on the shore of Thermaic Golf. 8 motorbikes, 11 riders and 1 support car transporting the luggage and a spare motorbike just in case.  Evenings in Thessaloniki are busy, with terraces full of people ready to have fun, to listen to live Greek music and to taste the flavours of Greece.  Dinner with Greek live show was a treat and the food was just what the group needed to emerge in the Greek culture. 



A leisure day starts, riding along the Olympian Bay to Mount Olympus, the highest in Greece, reaching up to 2918 m in altitude. From November until beginning of May the summit is covered in snow.  The ride on Olympus Mountain offers great views over the coastal line and the summer resorts.


The road snakes up through the forest offering some great riding and amazing photo opportunities. A short section of gravel road takes you to mountain base where the riders can enjoy a refreshing drink at the small restaurant and a shorter or longer walk up to the mountain. At the foot of this majestic mountain lies one of the oldest oracles in Greece, the Oracle of Dione. 
In times unforgotten, Alexander - the Great used to come here to reach advice and to leave an offering before going on his military expeditions. After a short ride the adventurers arrive in Platamonas. Accommodation is right on the sea side offering an amazing sunrise. Waking up in the morning with this view can charge one’s batteries for a long time.


The ride continues on Kato Olympus Mountain with a series of hair pin curves. The road gradually opens to wider curves while riding towards Meteora, a complex of medieval monasteries built on top of high cliffs in the region of Kalampaka. The road of Kalampaka is sprinkled with such monasteries and rocks full of hermit caves. 


Some wooden ladders and ropes that go to the small caves in the rocks where hermits used to live can be still spotted on some sections of the road.  Evening in the city of Lamia. 
The city was chosen for its proximity to the Hot Gates, Thermopylae where in ancient times 300 spartan soldiers leading the battle by King Leonidas stood against an army of thousands of Persians and its immortals. They managed to keep the gates protected for three days fighting to their last breath and fell in the end heroically. 

On the place of the great battle the statue of King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans can now be seen. Right across the street is the Kolonos Hill – unveiling a memorial plaque - a modern re-creation of Go Tell the Spartans epitaph and close by the monument of the 700 Thespians that have fought side by side with the Spartans in this epic battle. 


The ride continues on a winding road to the foot of Parnassus Mountain where the Oracle of Delphi used to make prophecies. Now only the ruin of what this great place once was, the location still carries through the rocks the echoes of the ancient World where important kings and commoners as well would travel long distances to ask questions and hear the prophecies of the God Apollo trough the mouth of Pythia - the virgin oracle. 
Athens is next, and being the cradle of civilization, the riders will spend 2 days in this magnificent city walking on its cobbled street and visiting its most precious treasuries: The Acropolis and Acropolis Museum. Athens has so much to offer. From museums, galleries, architecture, even the underground metro stations are designed as museums displaying some of the artefacts found while digging the metro passageways.

Back on the steel horses riding on the shores of the Aegean Sea to Corinth ancient site. Crossing Corinth Canal and watching the submersible bridge making way for big ships to cross the narrow canal while enjoying a Greek coffee at the local bar is a great experience. 


The ride on the northern Peloponnese offers amazing views on the Ionian Sea, Corinth Gulf. The accommodation is a reward: on the sea side overlooking Rio - Antirrio Cable stayed bridge, a glimpse of next day fun. Crossing the bridge was a challenge because of the heavy wind blowing but great fun. Crossing from Peloponnese to main land Greece using this bridge has a small toll for motorbikes, but totally worth it. 


The beautiful Island of Lefkada with its wild nature and great motorbike labyrinth roads is next. Cape Lefkas, the southernmost point of the Island offers amazing views. The legend says that ancient poetese Sapho, allegedly committed suicide hurling herself from the rock at Cape Lefkas. 

Overnight in Vassiliki at a cozy hotel right at the seaside, already dreaming of what is yet to be discovered. 
Heading north towards Ioannina on sinuous roads with a stop in the city of Arta famous for its medieval castle ruins and the Bridge of Arta. The bridge today is a 17-century ottoman construction made of stones. The dramatic legend of building the stone bridge with human sacrifice is told to this day.

East of Ioannina is Tzoumerka National Park, Peristeri & Arachtos Gorges – a wild and beautiful mountainous region hiding great treasures. 
A rare collection of hairpin curves has attracted the riders in this region, making them discover more than they bargained for: The enclosed Monastery of Kipina.



Built right in the walls of the mountain rock, Kipina Monastery offers an authentic visit and an insight to monastic life.
The adventure closes to its end as the riders are cutting the edge of Pindus National Park towards Thessaloniki. A stop at Edessa for a tasty traditional gyros for lunch and a visit to the highest waterfall in Greece is a must.  Heading to Thessaloniki, the road passes by the city of Pella. The history buffs know this place as being the birthplace of Alexander the Great. A small but yet evocative museum has opened his doors for visitors of central Macedonia here. Although the museum is not dedicated to Alexander the Great, it totally worth a visit as the famous marble head of Alexander, dating 4th century BC is here on display. After a visit at Pella Museum the ride finishes in Thessaloniki with a traditional Greek dinner washed down with Greek beer and accompanied by live Greek music. And the Greeks never get tired of playing their bouzouki. 


Duration of the tour:
 11 days

Riding days: 9 days

Total distance: Approximately 2200 km/ 1368 miles

Shortest ride – 4h15min

Longest ride – 6h40 min

Skill level: intermediate 

Lodging type: Very good quality Hotels (3* and 4*)

Rides: On paved roads as well as small sections of gravel roads

When to ride: spring or autumn are recommended. The temperatures will be favourable and visiting the attractions out of summer season will give the visitors more space avoiding the crowds.


The 2018 edition of Greece motorbike tour will start on September 17 and is now on sale with a generous Early Booking Discount. 
The riders can find out more about the tour by visiting: http://www.motorcycle-tours.travel/greece-motorcycle-tour-bmw-rental.html#daybyday 
Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live is specialized in motorcycle tours in Romania and in Eastern Europe. The company operates the tours and rental services using BMW motorcycle models: BMW R1200GS, BMW F800GS and BMW G650GS.
The staff is very friendly and motorcycle enthusiasts, open to answer all of your questions and to offer you recommendations.

For more details contact:
Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live
0040-264-313112, 0040-726-253356
USA, Canada - Toll-free: 866 376 6183
UK - Free-line: 0 808 101 6781

Ride safe and enjoy the adventure!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Greece Motorcycle Tour, Eastern Europe

Acropolis, Athens
Tzatziki, souvlaki, greek salad, ouzo, winding roads, rich history and culture, ancient ruins –  the best ingredients for a great motorcycle tour in the country of the mythological greek gods.


Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live launches its 11 day motorbike adventure tour in Greece. Starting on September 22 – 2017 in the North of Greece, in the town of Thessaloniki, the tour will cover some of the best motorbike roads in the country as well as ancient sanctuaries and sites that will only offer an appetite for more.

Sea side roads, great views
The tour follows the route of Alexander the Great to Dion Archeological park at the foot of Mount Olympus, rides on the Greece’s highest mountain  and snakes south to the city of Gods - Athens. A ride along Gulf of Corith north of Pelopponese Peninsula and crossing Rio-Antirrio Bridge - an engineering marvel, will offer amazing views and great satisfaction.


The Highlights:
Mount Olympus Ride – highest mountain in Greece, home for mythological Greek Gods
Meteora complex of Greek Monasteries, UNESCO World Heritage Site
Delphi home of ancient Oracle of Apollo, UNESCO World Heritage site
Athens birth place of democracy, cradle of civilization
Rio-Antirrio Bridge ride on the World's multi-span cable-stayed bridges, an engineering masterpiece
Tzoumerca National Park – bends for a lifetime, stone bridges, traditional Greek villages

The accommodation:
Riders will be accommodated in 3* and 4* hotels, chosen by location close to the main attraction or for the great views.

BMW R1200GS LC motorbikeThe Rides:
the riders will have the chance to ride BMW motorcycles, the GS range: BMW G650GS, BMW F800GS or BMW R1200GS LC. The tour will be escorted by an enthusiast English speaking motorbike leader.

For the confort of the riders the tour will be followed by a support car transporting the luggage, driven by the mechanic of the company, all in order to insure the rider’s safety and smooth riding.

The traditional Greek food and drinks will complete the motorcycle odyssey to the land of the mythological Greek Gods.

The price starts at 2849 euro/rider with BMW G650GS motorcycle. Upgrade to BMW F800GS or BMW R1200GS available at an extra cost.

Riders with own motorbike are welcome to join.

Special notes and Info:
Duration of the tour: 11 days
Riding days: 9 days
Total distance: Approximately  2200 km/ 1368 miles
Shortest ride – 4h15min
Longest ride – 6h40 min
Skill level: intermediate 
Lodging type: good quality Hotels (3* and 4*)
Rides: on paved roads as well as small sections of gravel roads


For more details on Greece Motorcycle Tour please visit: http://www.motorcycle-tours.travel/greece-motorcycle-tour-bmw-rental.html


or contact Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live at e-mail office@motorcycle-tours.travel

The staff is very friendly and always happy to welcome motorbike riders.

motorbike rides with amazing viewz



Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Lovcen Serpentine Boka Kotorska - Kotor Bay motorcycle tour Montenegro

Clear turquize water, private beach, old medieval city, fresh sea food, leave it all behind and continue riding your motorbike on the Dalmatian Coast. The sinuous road takes us out of Croatia in Montenegro. The border crossing is easy. Papers checked, motorbikes checked, riders checked – and Kotor here we come. 

The ride is smooth, great road, amazing views, a refreshing ride along the Bay of Kotor. Crossing the city of Perast you just cannot miss the 2 small islands, each one having a church on its land: Church Of Saint George (Sveti Djordje) from the 12th century and the Church of Our Lady of the Rocks (Gospa od Skrpjela) erected in 1630, a church built in the baroque style. 

The island where Our Lady of the Rocks was built is an artificial one, created by rocks and sinking ships loaded with rocks. According to the legend, after finding the icon of Madonna and the Child on a rock in the Sea, on a summer day - July 22, 1452, the local fishermen took an oath to throw a rock in the Sea every time they will return from a succesful voyage. 

Time has passed and succesful voyages have been made judging by the fact that a small island was formed by the rocks thrown in the water by the seamen. The custom of throwing rocks into the Sea is kept until today. On the Sunset of July 22, every year, an event called fasinada takes place in the region of Perast. 

The locals take their boats and throw rocks into the Sea, widening the surface of the island. The traditional celebration got its name from the Italian word fascia meaning tape or binding. The boats, decorated with popular branches and loaded with rocks, are tied together. 


The boats carry only the local priest and the men descendents of famous fishermen. The women remain on the shore and wave. 
After taking pictures to the two beautiful islands continue your journey to the city of Kotor. 

Located on the beautiful adriatic Coast of Montenegro, the city of Kotor is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its well preserved medieval old town, beautiful architecture and sea side, the city attracted the attention of Lonely Planet Travel Guide, placing it first among the citied that should be visited in 2016. 

An amazing ride for you - The Lovcen Serpentine Boka Kotorska. The Road from Trojica to Cetinje was built between 1879 - 1884 by the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Principality of Montenegro at a very high cost - one golden ducat/meter. 

About 45 km of serpentine, hairpin curves cutting through rough terrain making way for incredible motorbike rides and opening a heavenly view of the entire region of Kotor Bay - at your feet. Lunch in Cetinje - former capital of Montenegro and dinner in Skopje, Albania. 


A great riding day ended, an adventurous one is about to begin - Albania on two wheels - coming up next. For more details on Eastern European Motorbike Adventures please visit: 
http://www.motorcycle-tours.travel/eastern-europe-motorcycle-tour/eastern-europe-motorcycle-tour.html.




Ride safe and Enjoy the Adventure!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Croatia-Dalmatian Coast-BMW Motorcycle Tour

A narrow, coastal region, one of the 4 historical areas of Croatia, mostly covered by rugged dinaric mountains – this is Dalmatian Coast. Riding it gives you great views over the Sea and some of the islands of the Adriatic Sea.



This is our next destination. Start the day early, leaving the region of Plitvice Lakes. A bit foggy and chilly in the morning, however, as you approach the sea side you’ll want to get rid of most of your clothes.

 After a refreshing mountain ride we arrive in the city of Zadar right on the coast of the Adriatic.Enjoy a great coffee and some refreshments in a coffee shop overlooking the port. A nice walk to Zadar Nova Riva will show you a great old city with friendly people. 


Stop at the Riva of Zadar to listen to the Adriatic waves pushed by the Wind playing The Sea Organ (Morske Orgulije).The Sea Organ is the work of the architect Nikola Basic. The waves pushed by the wind under the marble steps of Nova Riva (The New city coast) interact with a system of pipes creating the music of the sea attracting tourists and locals alike to listen the music played by nature.

Leave Zadar through the old city gate and continue your journey along Dalmatian Coast with a breeze in your face. The ride is filled with photo opportunities, so take your time and enjoy the scenery and the ride. Don't forget to stop forlunch in a traditional restaurant offering roasted lamb or roasted baby goat. 

Don't worry that you won't know which one serves such a meal. The restaurants roast the meat in special built grills placed right on the side of the street. 

You'll see it from afar and the smell and the view will force you to stop at some point. Mouthwatering.

Arrive in the afternoon in the city of Split - the second largest city in Croatia. Accommodate in a cosy 4* hotel and be amazed by the ruins of the Roman Palace of the Emperor Diocletian. A relaxing afternoon on the Beach will revigorate you. Bacvice Beach is strongly recommended being the most popular sandy beach in the Eastern Part of the city. Don't  be afraid to try the Split game of picigin. If you don't have a small ball you can try it using your go pro camera, it's just as fun, especially if it is recording.


Next morning we are up and ready for a new round of great views of the Dalmatian Coast. Dubrovnik - the Pearl of the Adriatic is our next Destination, riding the Dalmatian Coast.



Language: English and German is also spoken
Hotels: we recommend you accommodate in a 3* or 4* Hotel with private beach and views to the Sea. The Bus to the Old Town of Dubrovnik will only take a few minutes.
Food: try some Sea Food, it's always fresh and they surely know how to cook it


Motorbikes: bring your own motorcycle or a BMW motorcycle rental in Eastern Europe, the GS range is strongly recommended.


Organized tour: deffinately recommended. A trip with no worries: where to park safely the motorbike over night, not knowing the language or how to get to the hotel? All prearanged. All you have to do is ride the 2 wheel marvel and enjoy the views. The only worry you'll have is that the time flies when you are having fun and the 18 day multi-country adventure in Eastern Europe will seem too short.

For such an adventure you can visit: Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live website.


Ride safe and enjoy the adventure of Life! 

Friday, February 12, 2016

BMW Motorcycle tour - Plitvice Jezera Croatia

From Ljublijana (Slovenia) to Plitvice Jezera National Park (Croatia)

Morning ride over Dragons Bridge in Ljublijana heading south to Croatia. The border crossing is easy and the border officers are friendly and helpful.
Don't look for a sign that says Croatia. you will not find it. You will however, find the entrance sign to Hrvatska, that's when you know you've reached Croatia (Hrvatska = Croatia).


Enjoy riding narrow mountain roads and the magical forests and hills of Ogulin. The story is that mystical creatures live in these forests.

They show themselves to good hearted people when they are in need. We've never met such a creature, now if it is because we were not good at heart enough or never in trouble needing magical assistance, I can not say. What I do know is that the ride in the area was amazing and the Giant of Ogulin was still asleep.



Klek, the giant - was turned into stone by the powerful, magical sword of God Volos when he rebelled against the gods. Klek Mountain is also known as the Mountain of the Witches who supposedly, on stormy nights, are performing rituals on Mount Klek in order to awake the giant.


We reach the charming town of Ogulin just in time for lunch. Enjoy a plate of traditional croatian food, take some pictures at Ogulin historic stone castle - Kula and head to central Croatia to the region of Plitvice Jezera.

The road is narrow, sinuous, covered with forests and leading to one of the most beautiful natural parks in Europe  Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Situated in central Croatia in the mountain carst region, between the mountains of Mala Kapela and Pljesevica, Plitvice Lakes National Park was founded in 1949 and received its UNESCO World Heritage Status in 1979 due to its astonishing beauty and unique geological evolution.

One or two days are recommended in this region as Plitvice Lakes National Park is a must see when travelling in Croatia.

There are few words to describe the beauty of the region and do not do it justice, better see it for yourself, visit the Park, enjoy a nice walk along the lakes. Just breath the fresh air and relax....

Make use of the boat rides and transportation that are included in the price of your ticket.Comfortable shoes are recommended. Remember to take with you a bottle of water - the walk will make you thirsty.There are shops at the entrance and exit from the park but tend to get crowded. Leave your swim suit at the hotel, swimming in the lake is not allowed.
No matter if you visit 4 hours or 2 days, starting at the 1st or 2nd gate of the Park remember to bring your camera. You will get plenty of photo opportunities.

A great ride to central Croatia, Plitvice Lakes National Park is included in Eastern Europe Motorcycle Tour by Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live. A 18 Day multi country experience in the heart of the Balkans.
You can find more details by visiting: www.motorcycle-tours.travel



Friday, January 29, 2016

From The Pannonian Plains to the Dinaric Alps in an amazing motorcycle ride.



With a territory of mostly mountains, half of it covered by forests, Slovenia offers some of the best motorbike rides in Europe. And there are so many things to see or do in a day’s ride.


The city of Maribor, the second largest city in Slovenia is home to the oldest vine in the world. Being over 400 years old, having won a place in the famous Guiness Book of Records, the vine in front of the Old Vine House in Maribor still produces grapes. 


About 20 liters of wine are still made from this noble wine sort, poured in small bottles with the purpose of protocol wine only. 

If you are not Obama or any other VIP, you can delight yourself with various tasty wine sorts as the Stajreska region is renowned for some of the best Slovenian wines.  At the end of a day’s ride we recommend you try the Slovene traditional cuisine for dinner washed down with Slovene wine or the green beer locally produced in Maribor.


The charming city of Slovenska Bistrica holds the paradise for motorbike riders with a thirst for engineering and old motorcycles – Moto Museum Pusnik.

Frank Pusnik himself will show you around the MotoMuseum, passionately telling you the story of each motorcycle. You see, many of the motorbikes in display have been ridden by him in several motorbike competitions over the years. Now over 70 years old, Frank Pusnik does not compete anymore but loves to share his passion for the 2 wheel marvels with every rider that knocks on his door. 
From 350 cc Manx Norton (1954), 248 cc Tomos Puch motorbike (1957) to 500 cc BMW (1958), you can all find it here in Moto Museum Pusnik in a great condition after being restored by the ex-racing pilot Frank Pusnik.


An authentic ride through the Slovenian rural mountain area to the ruins of Celje Castle.


The building of the Castle started in 12 century, and it has known many struggles over the years. Find more about the legends of the Castle and walk up to Frederick’s tower to be rewarded with an amazing view of the surrounding area. Remember you can use your entrance ticket to get a cup of coffee in the castle cafeteria.



Lublijana is next on the map and on your agenda. Great mountain rides, challenging wooden bridges crossing, riding the Lasko Valley, just passing Lasko Beer factory on a hot summer day, J !!! don’t…don’t….do not stop! 


I see you got the crazy eyes and I myself feel the thirst for beer but you will enjoy your Lasko soon after you reach the capital city of Slovenia.



The biggest city of Slovenia, Lublijana is also the smallest capital city in Europe. After checking into a cozy hotel, in the close proximity to all attractions in Lublijana, enjoy a walk in the city. 


The charming architecture, the Dragon Bridge, the Triple Bridge, The Castle on the Hill and your very own, well deserved Lasko Beer to refresh you.

A great day, meeting incredible people, riding fantastic roads and tasting Slovenia just ended.

We'll be riding beautiful Croatia next.
So excited!



Slovenia is part of an 18 day multicountry motorcycle tour organized by Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live scheduled to depart on August 21 – 2016. For more details please visit: motorcycle-tours.travel