The Great Balkan Ride starts in picturesque Sarajevo and then races south. On the way we’ll experience the heritage of Bosnia, the fascinating history of Kosovo and the marvelous mountains of Montenegro. After enjoying the dramatic scenery of Albania and Northern Greece, we’ll finish in Thessaloniki after 1800km of ever increasing challenge that will slowly ramp up into a tough adventure rally.
Off the beaten track, where we're going, there are no easy roads. Be prepared to weather hardships including awkward officials, rakia-and-tea-fueled roadside breaks, and baking sun. Sample bizarre liquors, experience rock slides, the likelihood of some brief nudity from your fellow adventurers, and as many breakdowns as your vehicle inflicts. All in the company of like-minded folk and around some delightful and hospitable locals.
You will find no greater thrill or sense of satisfaction than pulling up to the finish of The Great Balkan Ride in Thessaloniki, Greece. You’ll have traversed seemingly endless mountain roads through ancient forests and by blue lakes. Having struggled through all the unexpected experiences along the way, you will be able to brag of making new friends, recount a raft of new tales and cherish the sense of achievement for the rest of your life.
The Great Balkan Ride is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and it's easy to get involved right now!