We use cookies. By using our website, you express your consent concerning the usage of cookies. For more information as well as all details regarding the usage of your data, you will find our data privacy statement on our website: Link
Save this tour as pdf
Recommend this tourContact us

World Tour // Section South-East Europe: Munich - Istanbul 1MI

Albania   |  Austria   |  Bosnia-Herzegovina   |  Croatia   |  Germany   |  Greece   |  Italy   |  Montenegro   |  Slovenia   |  Turkey

The cultural melting pot Balkan inspires with flair and a lot of history.

This section is an alternative route to our European section. Heading into Asia on the southern route, this section links up with our Middle East & Asia World Tour section.

We depart Munich heading south, across the Eastern Alps including some high mountain passes and two to three days ride along hidden, twisty roads take us to the Mediterranean Sea. The Adriatic will be our companion for the next two weeks as we take in its many well-known (and some not-so-well-known) attractions. As we head ever further towards the South-East of Europe our route will take us along the legendary "Jadranska Magistrala", across picturesque Mediterranean islands and into the almost untouched wilderness of the hinterlands. The Istrian peninsula with its historical towns of Rovinj, Hum and Pula, each with thousands of years of human history; the coastal cities of Rijeka, Split and Dubrovnik; the Krka National Park as well as Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina with the its tragic old town bridge “Stari Most” are just some of the major highlights along this route. Leaving the southern Croatian coastline behind we head inland into Montenegro and Albania and continue our tour along roads almost undiscovered by motorcyclists. Our route will take us through regions untouched by modern tourism. Soon it is time to say goodbye to the Balkans as we cross the border in to Greece, where we will head straight for the world-famous monasteries of Meteora. Endless twisties will take us through northern Greece and past Mount Olympus. Heading through Macedonia and Thrace we find ourselves enchanted by Greece’s never-ending array of historical sites, all intermingled with beaches that are perfect for a relaxing nap in the sun. A heady mix of scents from the land and the sea and the warm air on our faces herald some of the most relaxed riding on this trip. We embrace the Mediterranean lifestyle as we sample the excellent coastal cuisine and wines and take in the joie de vivre of this beautiful country. Four weeks on the road and we finally reach our destination: Turkey, the Marmara Sea and the capital of the old Byzantine Empire – Istanbul. There is so much to see and discover in this history-charged megacity that you should allow yourself a few extra days before returning home after this relaxed yet impressive tour.

At a glance


  • Munich / Istanbul


  • 33 days vacation


  • Total distance: around 4.800 km / 3.000 miles


  • Herrenchiemsee Palace
  • Grossglockner High Alpine Road
  • Postojna caves
  • Jadranska Magistrala
  • Krka National Park
  • Diokletian-Palace in Split
  • Mostar and Stari Most
  • Meteora Monasteries
  • Istanbul with Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace
  • and many more....

For details on pricing and services please contact us at expedition@edelweissbike.com.

Or order our catalogue with plenty information and worldtour stories here:

Order your free worldtour brochure now!

Tour finder

Tour calendar


Tour dates

10.07. - 11.08.2019
On request only!
Send request
08.07. - 09.08.2020






Expedition van
One-way trip


Sign up now to stay in the loop and receive our e-paper with 10 of the most beautiful motorcycle roads on earth.

Edelweiss Bike Travel