“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!
A short overview about the planned route for this adventure-riding-trip.
The first ride report is all about my emotionally hard start into this long dual sport adventure.
First, this day followed sandy TET in Hungary, later we rode on along the Romanian / Serbian border.
Riding a part of TET Romania, visiting impressive sights at the river Danube and hitting for Bulgaria.
My black beauty and I entered Bulgaria and started into its TET Trail.
The first half of an awesome adventure riding day along TET Bulgaria, including another little breakdown.
Half two of an awesome adventure riding day along remote and rural TET Bulgaria.
The first half of the day led me and my black beauty to a weather station in high altitude.
The second half of the day, Чернотa and I followed the shoreline of big water reservoir.
My black beauty and I were now in southern Bulgaria, hitting for Greece along an impressive lake-landscape.
Finally, we reached Greece and the Aegean Sea close to the border with Turkey.
Following the remote eastern TET Greece along its impressive landscape westwards.
Close to the border with Bulgaria, the TET Greece provided us with scenic landscapes.
Following TET Greece further westwards through a very remote part of the country.
Due to the hard climate conditions and motorcycle related circumstances, I had to change my plan.
Despite being on an unplanned alternative tarmac route now, Greece still surprised us with great landscapes!
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.
With the night ferry from Greece, we arrived in southern Italy and crossed the country from the eastern to its western coast.
Riding along Italy’s west coast jewel and further into the Apennines Mountains.
The ride along the scenic Apennines Mountains northwards continued.
When riding through Northern Italy, the Dolomites are a: “Must Visit!”
The last day of the Breakdown Ride led us back to my home city, Vienna, traversing beautiful central Austria.