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Eastern Europe Delights (CEE 1901)

Thursday, July 4, 2019 | Pierre Baumgärtner / James Ashton / Matthias Schrittwieser / Laurens Corijn | Europe

Here we are again  starting the next Adventure through eastern Europe. During our Journey we will ride through 6 countires with about 3500 km,  from Austria through Czech Repubic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Slovenia, Our Group is a mix of U.S. folks, Australia, Switzerland, UK, So lets goooo

Arrival Day & Welcome Briefing

The first day of our tour begins! Some of our team decided to embark on a walking tour of beautiful Vienna to get the blood circulating before our riding starts.

Vienna's famous summer palace; Schönbrunn
We weren't so lucky with the weather for our walking tour today - but we're motorcyclists come rain, hail or shine! Here we enjoy the view from the top of St Stephen's Cathedral bell tower
We walked through the Hofburg; Vienna's Imperial Palace
Enjoying the view to the Vienna Opera House and Sache Hotel; home of the Original Sache Torte
Welcome Briefing Time !!

Vienna to Kromeriz

David just loves his GS
Randy & Sharon enjoying the gardens of the Mikulov Castle
Kalanda is ready to ride after lunch!
Martin looking relaxed before take off
Austerlitz Memorial
MArtin and his Cech "Pork leg" that he ordered….
Randy with his pork knuckle!
and Peter enjoys the freshly brewed Cech beer.
Alan Erick & Marc
Sharon & Randy
Susie & Balz
TG James and David
what to eat ??? too many delicous opportunities
Katryn & John

Kromeriz to Liptovsky

Daily Morning Briefing...
Randy & Sharon roll out
Peter takes off on his R1200
the bikes are lined up and ready to start
entering Slovakia
Who is who ????
Kalanda & Gary
Joerg the "BAER"
Marc enjoys his Slovakian lunch
Slovakian Grill Master
The last rays of sun set behind the castle (and our hotel for the night) in Lipstovsky Hradok
Hotel Grand Castle

Liptovsky to Kosice

The whole gang at the castle of Liptovsky
The Tatra Mountains
That's one hell of a pizza!

Kosice to Oradea

Fuzer Castle from the south
Fuzer Castle from the north
Tokaj wine country cellars
Lisza ferry crossing
Green is good , black is bad … to be safe to fill up with gasoline and not with Diesel….
Entering Hungary
Traditional Hungarian bio-organic farm-to-table restaurant. Or is it a cultist temple?
Just across the border from Hungary into Romania. Easier than expected!
Waiting to get the passports back from the Romanian border officer.

Oradea to Sighisoara

Map marking time!
A shorts leg stretch in the beautiful Apuseni Mountains
Stopping to smell the flowers
Alba Iulia - the citadel city
Burgers for lunch. Very Romanian?!
Relaxing for a coffee before heading off to the hotel for the evening
Road to Biertan
Biertan fortified church
Sighisoara with famous clocktower

Predeal to Sibiu

Map marking
Are these things on?

Sibiu to Timisoara

A great run through the small villages outside Sibiu
A wonderful view over the plains of Sibiu
The gang!
All the little ducks lined up in a row
Martin enjoys the view at the dam of Lake Oasa
The Bear on The Monster
Ride like the wind!
Martin shows us how a GS should be riden
The incredible views from the top of the Transalpina, Romania's highest paved road at 2145m ASL
Susi gets Pierre all wet

Timisoara to Pecs

Crossing the border from Romania into Hungary
Randy and Sharon - ready to roll into Hungary
Peter; looking too cool for school
Coffee and cake in Szeged
David enjoys an ice cream at the roadside "fruit and ice" stand
Demonstrating fruit and ice
Martin looks terribly disappointed with his choice of ice cream
Kathy finds a novel use for the water fountains
Puts a whole new meaning to the term "melon head"
Pierre helps prepare our picnic
Gary poses with our picnic chef; Matthias
Crossing the Danube by ferry
Randy takes a look at the memorial of the Mohacs battle

Maribor to Admont

Crossing the border back into Austria!
The Bear enjoys the vistas over Styrier's beautiful wine region
The heart shaped road amongst the vineyards
Martin composes his romantic shot
Outside the Arnold Schwarzenegger museum
Eric and Peter pose with Arnie
The very unusual church of St Barbara in Bärnbach - designed by Hundertwasser
The views atop the mountain pass of Gaberl
All that holidaying requires some sustenance
Susi looking pleased with her iced coffee. Hello sugar!
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Monday, July 1, 2019 at 10:04

This looks great! I wish I could be there. Hope you're having fun! xx
Monday, July 1, 2019 at 11:34

Hi Briony,
we miss you here as well Your Dad is doing great with his RT .
See you next time.
Cheers Pierre


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