THE BREAKDOWN RIDE 2021

“The Breakdown Ride” is the story of A 5500 km or 3400 mi long and 14 days lasting adventure ride, leading through six different countries in South-Eastern-Europe, along random back country roads and parts of the “Trans Euro Trail”.
Crazy climate conditions and frequently occurring material breakdowns brought ME and MY machine close to OUR limits!

πŸ• DAY 00 : “THE DRAWING”

A short overview about the planned route for this adventure-riding-trip.


πŸ• DAY 01 : “FIRST BREAKDOWNS”

The first ride report is all about my emotionally hard start into this long dual sport adventure.


πŸ• DAY 02: “SOME SAND AGAIN”

First, this day followed sandy TET in Hungary, later we rode on along the Romanian / Serbian border.


πŸ• DAY 03 – Part 1:
“TET ROMANIA”

Riding a part of TET Romania, visiting impressive sights at the river Danube and hitting for Bulgaria.


πŸ• DAY 03 – Part 2:
“TET BULGARIA”

My black beauty and I entered Bulgaria and started into its TET Trail.


πŸ• DAY 04: “HILL CHAINS OF TET BULGARIA”
(Part 1)

The first half of an awesome adventure riding day along TET Bulgaria, including another little breakdown.


πŸ• DAY 04: “HILL CHAINS OF TET BULGARIA”
(Part 2)

Half two of an awesome adventure riding day along remote and rural TET Bulgaria.


πŸ• DAY 05: “SOUTH WESTERN BULGARIA”
(Part 1)

The first half of the day led me and my black beauty to a weather station in high altitude.


πŸ• DAY 05: “SOUTH WESTERN BULGARIA”
(Part 2)

The second half of the day, Π§Π΅Ρ€Π½ΠΎΡ‚a and I followed the shoreline of big water reservoir.


πŸ• DAY 06: NEXT STOP: GREECE”
(Part 1)

My black beauty and I were now in southern Bulgaria, hitting for Greece along an impressive lake-landscape.


πŸ• DAY 06: NEXT STOP: GREECE”
(Part 2)

Finally, we reached Greece and the Aegean Sea close to the border with Turkey.


πŸ• DAY 07: TET GREECE”
(Part 1)

Following the remote eastern TET Greece along its impressive landscape westwards.


πŸ• DAY 07: TET GREECE”
(Part 2)

Close to the border with Bulgaria, the TET Greece provided us with scenic landscapes.


πŸ• DAY 08: CALCULATIONS”
(Part 1)

Following TET Greece further westwards through a very remote part of the country.


πŸ• DAY 08: CALCULATIONS”
(Part 2)

Due to the hard climate conditions and motorcycle related circumstances, I had to change my plan.


πŸ• DAY 09: THE ALTERNATIVE ROUTE”
(Part 1)

Despite being on an unplanned alternative tarmac route now, Greece still surprised us with great landscapes!


πŸ• DAY 09: THE ALTERNATIVE ROUTE”
(Part 2)

The ride through the mountains of northern Greece continued and led us to the coast of the Adriatic Sea, where we took the ferry boat to Italy.


πŸ• DAY 10: ENTERING ITALY”

With the night ferry from Greece, we arrived in southern Italy and crossed the country from the eastern to its western coast.


πŸ• DAY 11: AMALFI COAST”

Riding along Italy’s west coast jewel and further into the Apennines Mountains.


πŸ• DAY 12: TUSCANY’S HILLS”

The ride along the scenic Apennines Mountains northwards continued.