Explore 4 countries in 11 days on a fabulous BMW motorbike adventure: historical palaces, top secret submarine base, the immensity of the Black Sea and the delicious Moldavian wine.
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Guided Motorcycle Tour Eastern Europe – Ukraine, Moldova, Crimea & Romania
Discover more of Eastern Europe on a guided motorcycle tour starting from the city of Odessa, Ukraine. The city will impress you with its beautiful architecture and famous Potemkin Steps. From Odessa ride further East to visit historical castles and once a Top Secret nuclear submarine base in Balaclava. The fantastic views of the Black Sea will surprise and the Moldavian wine will delight. Spend 11 days on a fabulous motorcycle adventure in Eastern Europe.
Tour start: Odessa, Ukraine
Tour end: Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania
4 countries in 11-days: Ukraine, Transnistria, Moldova & Romania
Guided Motorcycle Tour Eastern Europe – Ukraine, Moldova & Crimea
- Potemkin Steps in Odessa, one of the most beautiful staircases of Europe
- Nuclear Submarine Top Secret Base in Balaclava, Crimea – a unique strategic site, the building could withstand a direct nuclear attack like Hiroshima (100 kilotons).
- Livadia Palace – home to the Yalta Conference, where Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin met to re-draw the map of Europe at the end of the World War II.
- Transnistria – visit a country that does not exist on the map
- Chisinau – the capital city of the Republic of Moldavia
- Voroneț Monastery – known as the Sistine Chapel of the East, a UNESCO world Heritage Site.
- Dracula’s Castle and its Coffin on Borgo Pass, built, in accordance to Bram Stoker’s imagination on the border between Transylvania and Moldova
Day 1, Sunday, Odessa (Ukraine)
Welcome to Ukraine! Our English speaking guide, a motorcycle enthusiast, collects you from Odessa Airport. Briefing and accommodation in a 4* Hotel.
Day 2, Monday, Odessa – Kobelov – Nikolaev – Cherson
Morning ride to Odessa Port to walk Potemkin Steps, one of the most beautiful staircases of Europe. Ride to Nikolajev, an important cultural centre of Ukraine. Accommodation in Cherson in a 3* Hotel.
Day 3, Tuesday, Cherson – Novaja Kackovka – Jevpatoria
Morning ride to Novaja Kackovka, known as the Pearl of low Dnieper. Continue riding to Jevpatoria, a major Ukrainian Black Sea Port. Accommodation in a 3* Hotel.
Day 4, Wednesday, Jevpatoria – Saki – Balaclava – Sevastopol – Bakhchisaraj – Sevastopol
Continue your journey to Balaclava, home of the Nuclear Submarine Top Secret Base. Enjoy the Military Port in Sevastopol and visit the Panorama (Heroic Sevastopol Defence) Museum. Accommodate in a 3* Hotel.
Day 5, Thursday, Sevastopol – Alupka – Yalta
Ride to Alupka, home of Vorontsov Palace. Continue your journey to Yalta, a memorable place in Worlds History. Visit Livadia Palace. Accommodation in Yalta in a 3* Hotel.
Day 6, Friday, Yalta – Alushta – Sudak – Feodosija
Visit today the largest waterfall in the Crimea. Admire the waterfall and ride to Alushta to visit the Red Cave. Accommodate in the Old City of Feodosija in a 3* Hotel.
Day 7, Saturday, Feodosija – Dzankoj – Cherson
Leave Feodosija behind and ride to Cherson, an important port on the Black Sea and home of a major ship-building industry. Accommodation in a 3* Hotel.
Day 8, Sunday, Cherson – Odessa (Ukraine) – Tiraspol (Transnistria) – Chisinau (Republic of Moldavia)
Leave Ukraine behind and step into a country that does not exist on the map – Transnistria. Visit the city of Tiraspol, the capital and largest city of Transnistria. Continue your journey to Chisinau, the capital city of the Republic of Moldavia.
Day 9, Monday, Chisinau (Republic of Moldavia) – Iasi – Suceava (Romania)
Morning visit to one of the most famous winery in Moldavia – Cricova Cellars. Visit the cellars and continue your journey to Romania. Accommodation in Suceava in a 3* Hotel.
Day 10, Tuesday, Suceava – Voroneț – Borgo Pass – Turda
Start your day with the most beautiful monastery of Bucovina, Voroneț, known as the Sistine Chapel of the East. Head next for Dracula’s Castle on Borgo Pass. Spend the evening in Turda, accommodation in a 4* Hotel.
Day 11, Wednesday, Turda – Cluj Napoca
Say good bye to Romania. Transfer to Cluj Napoca Airport to catch your flight home.
The itinerary is complemented with excellent accommodation because the region offers charming hotels and cozy country inns.
This is an overview of the tour.
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Special notes and Info
Guided Motorcycle Tour Europe – Ukraine, Moldova & Crimea
- Duration of the tour: 15 days
- Riding days: 13 days
- Total distance: Approximately 3160 km/ 1963miles
- Skill level: intermediate
- Lodging type: good quality Hotels
- Rides: on paved roads as well as on sections of gravel roads
- What to bring: Complete motorcycle gear with integral or flip up helmet
- Starting point: Sofia – capital city of Bulgaria
Where you’ll stay in this motorcycle tour
click here to see the selection of hotels we use during our motorcycle tours. The accommodation is chosen either for its convenient location in the center of the city or in nature with amazing views.
Advice for Americans traveling abroad
According with U.S. government the following advice are to be followed:
Before you go
- Confirm your passport is valid for 6 months from when you think your trip will end. Don’t get stranded.
- Get comprehensive travel insurance to cover you and your gear. Get insurance that’s right for you and covers your activities in the places you’ll go. Remember, regardless of how healthy and fit you are, if you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel.
- Consider your physical and mental health. Get advice from your doctor if you’re unsure.
- See your doctor or travel clinic 8 weeks before you go for a basic health check
- Check if your medication is legal and available in the places you’re going. Take enough of your prescribed medicines to last the whole trip. Carry copies of your prescription and a letter from your doctor.
- Tell your bank you’re travelling and check if your cards will work. Have several payment options.
- If you’ll drive overseas check out the local traffic laws and practices. You’re likely to need an International Driving Permit (IDP) as well as your US driver’s license.
- Share your itinerary with friends or family members. Give them copies of your passport
Holidays don’t always go as planned. If you’re going overseas, travel insurance is as important as a passport. Without it, you or your family could suffer financially if things go wrong. No matter who you are, where you’re going and what you’re doing, get insurance.
Travel insurance is especially important if you need medical assistance. Healthcare overseas can be very expensive. Most countries won’t give you free care, or subsidies the cost of your care. You, or your insurer, must usually pay full price.
Travel Advice for Americans visiting Romania
Keep your personal belongings close. Lock hotel and train compartment doors from the inside.
Drink spiking is an issue, especially in Bucharest’s Old Town. Don’t accept food, drinks, gum or cigarettes from people you’ve just met.
Dating and marriage scams occur.
Only use ATM’s in banks, shops and shopping centers, especially at night. Always keep your credit card in sight. Be wary of people you’ve met online.
Penalties for drug offences are severe. They can include jail sentences of up to 20 years.
By law, you must always carry photo ID. Keep your passport in a safe place. Carry a photocopy.
It’s illegal to take photos of airports, military sites or other secure locations.
It’s illegal to engage in sex work or have sexual relations with a person under 18.
Same-sex relationships are legal in Romania, but not widely accepted.
You can get full consular help from the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest.
Please see below your detailed itinerary:
Sunday, Odessa (Ukraine)
Welcome to Ukraine! Our English speaking guide, a motorcycle enthusiast, collects you from Odessa Airport. Founded by a decree of the Empress Catherine the Great in 1794, the city is a major seaport located on the northwest shore of the Black Sea. Briefing and accommodation in a 4* Hotel.
Monday, Odessa – Kobelov – Nikolaev – Cherson, about 225km – 3h40min
Morning ride to Odessa Port. Visit Potemkin Steps, one of the most beautiful staircases of Europe, made famous all over the world by director Eisenstein in the movie Battleship Potemkin. Enjoy a visit to the Vorontov Palace, a supreme work-of-art, the 19th Century palace and colonnade was built for Odessa governor Prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov. Ride to Nikolajev, an important cultural centre of Ukraine, laid out on a gridiron pattern of broad streets. Accommodation in Cherson in a 3* Hotel.
Tuesday, Cherson – Novaja Kackovka – Jevpatoria 300km – 5h15min.
Morning ride to Novaja Kackovka. Recognized as the Monument of Architecture, the city is also known as the Pearl of low Dnieper. After a short tour of the city continue riding to Jevpatoria, a major Ukrainian Black Sea Port, home of several spas of mineral water, salt and mud lakes used for curative purposes. Accommodation in a 3* Hotel.
Wednesday, Jevpatoria – Saki – Balaclava – Sevastopol – Bakhchisaraj – Sevastopol, about 225km – 3h35min
Continue your journey to Balaclava, home of the Nuclear Submarine Top Secret Base turned nowadays into a naval Museum. Hollowed out in a rock and covered by 56m of reinforced concrete, the submarine base is formed by combined underground water channel with a dry dock, repairing workshops, torpedoes and other weapon stores. In case of direct nuclear attack, the objective could resist a direct hit up to 100 kilotons power. Enjoy the Military Port in Sevastopol and visit the Panorama (Heroic Sevastopol Defence) Museum, a monument to the heroic defenders of Sevastopol in Crimea War, unleashed in the fight for the influence on the Middle East by Great Britain, France, Turkey and Sardinia against Russia. Ride to Bakhchisaraj and visit The Khan's Palace. Built in the 16th century, the palace became home to a succession of Crimean Khans. Head back to Sevastopol and accommodate in a 3* Hotel.
Thursday, Sevastopol – Alupka – Yalta, about 140 km – 3hrs
Ride to Alupka, home of Vorontsov Palace. Constructed by serf-masters, in pseudo-gothic style with eastern style elements, the Palace-museum has original interiors, collections of painting, china, furniture, bronzes and cut-glass ware. Continue your journey to Yalta, a memorable place in Worlds History. Visit Livadia Palace – the summer residence of the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II and his family. In February 1945 the palace became the place where the Crimean Conference of the Government executives of the anti-Hitler coalition countries took place (Stalin from USSR, Roosevelt from USA and Churchill from Great Britain). Chekhov's House (White Dacha), the place where famous Russian writer, Anton Chekhov, wrote many of his plays, and Swallow's Nest Castle are next on our agenda. Accommodation in Yalta in a 3* Hotel.
Friday, Yalta – Alushta – Sudak – Feodosija, about 175 km – 3hrs
Visit today the largest waterfall in the Crimea – the Wuchang-su Water Fall, 98 meters height. The waterfall is particularly beautiful after a heavy rain, during spring time and when the snow melts in the mountains. Admire the waterfall and ride to Alushta to visit the Red Cave. The halls of the cave are 80 meters long and up to 30 meters high. It covers for 19% of the total length, 30% of the area and 13% of all cavities in Crimea. Sudak is your next destination with the ruins of The Genovese Fortress, dating back to 14th-15th centuries. Accommodate in the Old City of Feodosija in a 3* Hotel.
Saturday, Feodosija – Dzankoj – Cherson, about 310 km – 5h25min
Leave Feodosija behind and ride to Cherson, an important port on the Black Sea and home of a major ship-building industry. Accommodation in a 3* Hotel.
Sunday, Cherson – Odessa (Ukraine) –Tiraspol (Transnistria) – Chisinau (Republic of Moldavia), about 355km – 5h50min
Leave Ukraine behind and step into a country that does not exist on the map – Transnistria. Governed as the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, Transnistria is a ghost country, an unrecognized state claiming the territory to the east of the river Dniester, the city of Bender and the localities situated on the west bank of the river. Visit the city of Tiraspol, the capital and largest city of Transnistria. Continue your journey to Chisinau, the capital city of the Republic of Moldavia. Located on the river Bic, the city is a mixture of old and modern architectural styles. Accommodation in Chisinau in a 3* Hotel.
Monday, Chisinau (Republic of Moldavia) – Iasi – Suceava (Romania), about 284 km – 5h riding
Morning visit to one of the most famous winery in Moldavia – Cricova Cellars. Located in Cricova, the winery boasts 120 kilometers of labyrinth roadways, some of them used for wine storage. Legend has it that in 1966 the astronaut Yuri Gagarin entered the wine cellars, re-emerging two days later (with assistance). Visit the cellars and continue your journey to Romania. Ride to Iasi, one of the most beautiful cities in the country, home of the Palace of Culture. A landmark of the city, the Palace, built in neo-gothic style, hosts the Moldavia National Museum. Visit Iasi and head to Suceava, the former capital of the Moldavian State and main residence of the Moldavian princes. Accommodation in Suceava in a 3* Hotel.
Tuesday, Suceava – Voroneț – Borgo Pass – Turda, about 322km – 5h25min
Start your day with the most beautiful monastery of Bucovina, Voroneț, probably the most accomplished example of Moldavian architecture and painting, known as the Sistine Chapel of the East, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fame of Voroneț is due especially to its exterior painting realized on an inimitable blue background, and known throughout the world as the ''blue of Voroneț''. Head next for Dracula’s Castle on Borgo Pass, built in accordance to Bram Stoker’s imagination on the border between Transylvania and Moldavia. To test your courage, visit Dracula’s Coffin in the dungeon of the castle. Spend the evening in Turda, accommodation in a 4* Hotel.
Wednesday, Turda – Cluj Napoca, about 40 km – 40 min
With a lot of memories and surely some regret say good bye to Romania. Transfer to Cluj Napoca Airport to catch your flight home.
- Services of a professional English speaking guide, a motorcycle enthusiast
- Accommodation: 2 nights in 4* hotels, 8 nights in 3* hotels
- Meals: 10 breakfasts
- Motorcyclist English speaking guide
- transfer from/to the Airport
- Transportation: BMW motorcycle of your choice
- road taxes
- entry fees to the mentioned tourist attractions
- lunches and dinners
- individual activities
- plane ticket
- airport fees
- photo, video tax
- other not mentioned
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