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  • Member Since : July 12, 2018
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  • Region : MN - BigStone/ Swift/ Stearns/ LacQuiParle/ Chippewa/ Kandiyohi/ Meeker/ YellowMedicine/ Renville/ Lincoln/ Lyon/ Redwood/ Pipestone/ Murray/ Cottonwood/ Watonwan/ Rock/ Nobles/ Jackson/ Martin, United States
  • Motorcycle : 1989 Honda Transalp
  • Best Route Ever Ridden : Koplik to Theth, Albania

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Zabljak to Pluzine, Montenegro - Durmitor National Park

Montenegro > Montenegro > Europe
August 5, 2019 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Excellent ride through a mountainous national park in Montenegro (Crna Gora). The route I took was through Durmitor, Montenegro's premier national park (a great ski destination in winter), on a narrow road 1.5 lane road in late May, 2018.

There was some snow remaining on the side of the road in parts, but any moisture on the road was snow melt (water) and not icy. But, the elevation is such that there could be issues with snow and ice on the road in anything but high summer.

I have some pics, but for the best idea of what this road is like, please watch the 7-minute YouTube video I will upload.


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Koplik to Theth, Albania

Albania > Albania > Europe
July 12, 2018 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

The road from Koplik to the Qafe e Terthores Pass is narrow, but paved, and climbs up, with many switchbacks that are a blast to navigate.

However, the last 50 km of this route from the pass down to the village of Theth and the Theth National Park is a very dangerous mountainous trail that should NOT be attempted by novice off-road riders. DO NOT ride this road on street tires, and DO NOT ride if it's muddy. Look at the photos; there are few, if any, guard rails to keep you from tumbling to your death if you veer off the very bumpy road.

This stretch is only open from late May through September, maybe October, due to high-altitude snowfalls in the winter.

The payoff is fantastic, though, as the Theth village and National Park are glorious to explore, with its a raging, wild river, several nice waterfalls, and alpine valleys filled with beautiful flowers, all surrounded by towering mountains that the locals call the Accursed Mountains (really a portion of the Albanian Alps).


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