It ain't Easter, if you're at home

by Kostadin Mutafchiev

7853km in 25 days · 1268 views

Day 1, Thursday, April 13

594km in 6h · 63km/h
  • Traveled 2km in 5min
  • 07:53 7h 22min Every trip starts with a working day
  • Traveled 43km in 42min
  • 15:58 31min Gathering the group
  • Traveled 14km in 10min
  • 16:40 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 293m in 39s
  • 16:43 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 54m in 8s
  • 16:45 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 111km in 1h 25min
  • 18:16 Stop for 10min
  • Traveled 71km in 32min
  • 18:59 30min Fuel and finally everyone is "on board"
  • Traveled 130km in 1h 07min
  • 20:37 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 29km in 23min
  • 21:04 24min Another fuel stop before the Croatian border
  • Traveled 98km in 52min
  • 22:20 16min Going in Croatia, deja vu from 2016
  • Traveled 448m in 41s
  • 22:38 Stop for 7min
  • Traveled 85km in 46min
  • 23:32 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 9km in 17min
  • 23:52 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 2km in 4min
  • 23:58 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 104m in 21s
  • 00:01 8h 48min Moto club "Brod" - a guest house on the learning drivers' polygon

Day 2, Friday, April 14

1008km in 9h · 81km/h
  • Traveled 41km in 29min
  • 09:19 30min Gas & Slovenian vignette stickers
  • Traveled 123km in 56min
  • 10:47 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 52km in 26min
  • 11:18 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 1km in 2min
  • 11:22 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 0m in 0s
  • 11:25 Stop for 12min
  • Traveled 42km in 26min
  • 12:05 Stop for 8min
  • Traveled 5km in 4min
  • 12:18 43min With refueled enthusiasm and some strawberry pita, ready to hit the road again
  • Traveled 160km in 1h 21min
  • 14:23 Stop for 38min
  • Traveled 202km in 1h 37min
  • 16:39 Stop for 41min
  • Traveled 176km in 1h 24min
  • 18:44 39min Gas & ice cream
  • Traveled 96km in 47min
  • 20:11 50min Having an overpriced Italian snack before the ferry
  • Traveled 56km in 35min
  • 21:37 Stop for 10min
  • Traveled 54km in 41min
  • 22:29 Stop for 31min
  • Traveled 113m in 24s
  • 23:00 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 565m in 3min
  • 23:06 2d 08h Boarding the ferry to Tangier Med (important detail) in the last moment

Day 3, Saturday, April 15

Day 4, Sunday, April 16

Day 5, Monday, April 17

108km in 2h · 33km/h
  • Traveled 5m in 1s
  • 07:30 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 1km in 3min
  • 07:38 1h 40min Complete the D16 document, then wait for the Moroccan border police to check your documents
  • Traveled 5km in 5min
  • 09:23 23min The veefer barely got there
  • Traveled 18m in 12s
  • 09:47 1h 00min First coffee on African soil
  • Traveled 41km in 47min
  • 11:34 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 21km in 26min
  • 12:06 Stop for 8min
  • Traveled 40km in 45min
  • 13:00 57min Looking for the hotel
  • Traveled 30m in 8s
  • 13:57 21h 51min A night in the blue town - Chefchoen

Day 6, Tuesday, April 18

276km in 6h · 36km/h
  • Traveled 24km in 32min
  • 12:22 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 10km in 18min
  • 12:44 21min A round trip to go to the gas station
  • Traveled 40km in 58min
  • 14:04 31min Driving through a crowded market on a market day can be dawnting
  • Traveled 88m in 17s
  • 14:36 Stop for 10min
  • Traveled 528m in 1min
  • 14:48 17min Start that mothaf*cka
  • Traveled 46km in 1h 14min
  • 16:20 22min Dehydration getting its toll
  • Traveled 13km in 24min
  • 17:06 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 13km in 14min
  • 17:24 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 10km in 13min
  • 17:41 Stop for 10min
  • Traveled 25km in 26min
  • 18:18 34min Refuelling - bodies and bikes
  • Traveled 91km in 1h 30min
  • 20:24 41min A mint tea while checking the AirBnb reservation
  • Traveled 2km in 10min
  • 21:15 Stop for 25min
  • Traveled 43m in 19s
  • 21:42 Stop for 13h 23min

Day 7, Wednesday, April 19

453km in 6h · 63km/h
  • Traveled 66km in 1h 05min
  • 12:10 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 8km in 11min
  • 12:24 30min Monkeys! Monkeys on Tigers, monkeys on trees monkeys wanting peanuts
  • Traveled 19km in 14min
  • 13:09 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 13km in 8min
  • 13:22 44min Fill up and a short service session
  • Traveled 87km in 1h 06min
  • 15:13 1h 36min Lunch in the city, whose only purpose is to serve lunch to all the tourists heading south.
  • Traveled 29km in 27min
  • 17:17 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 53km in 37min
  • 17:59 13min Quick fill-up and ready for the last leg of today's journey
  • Traveled 24km in 20min
  • 18:32 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 104km in 1h 30min
  • 20:07 16min Some water and a much needed communication with the rest of the gang.
  • Traveled 44km in 38min
  • 21:03 Stop for 8min
  • Traveled 5km in 7min
  • 21:19 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 49m in 16s
  • 21:24 15h 38min Welcome to Soleil Blue, our stop for the next three nights

Day 8, Thursday, April 20

4km in 0h · 12km/h
  • Traveled 2km in 8min
  • 13:10 10min A stop at the camel parking
  • Traveled 269m in 1min
  • 13:22 15min When a bike is in sand upto its rear axle, you can't drop it
  • Traveled 19m in 48s
  • 13:38 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 154m in 50s
  • 13:42 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 135m in 31s
  • 13:48 50min When a bike is stuck in the sand upto its rear axle on a sand dune, it is still not a drop, technically.
  • Traveled 846m in 2min
  • 14:41 Stop for 1d 21h

Day 9, Friday, April 21

Day 10, Saturday, April 22

377km in 7h · 40km/h
  • Traveled 35km in 30min
  • 12:18 54min A desperate try to get the Sahara away from the bikes
  • Traveled 95km in 1h 03min
  • 14:17 Stop for 24min
  • Traveled 73km in 53min
  • 15:35 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 15km in 19min
  • 15:59 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 45km in 48min
  • 16:52 13min Mesmerizing views from atop the Todra gorge - goats swarming the vertical rocks, a nomad family living on the edge (literally)
  • Traveled 21km in 22min
  • 17:28 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 9km in 18min
  • 17:51 Stop for 9min
  • Traveled 24km in 55min
  • 18:55 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 5km in 17min
  • 19:16 Stop for 9min
  • Traveled 319m in 1min
  • 19:27 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 2km in 10min
  • 19:40 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 462m in 3min
  • 19:48 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 4km in 15min
  • 20:06 16min Fuel deficency and some DIY comfort features added here and there
  • Traveled 48km in 1h 23min
  • 21:47 12h 14min Unexpected but necessary stop in the middle of nowhere. The next morning it turned out to be at the beggining of the Dades gorge

Day 11, Sunday, April 23

368km in 6h · 45km/h
  • Traveled 5km in 8min
  • 10:09 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 30km in 40min
  • 10:55 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 3km in 2min
  • 11:00 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 2km in 3min
  • 11:06 36min Fueling, fuel deliveries and something like a breakfast
  • Traveled 141km in 1h 49min
  • 13:32 2h 12min Looking around Aid ben Haddou and its UNESCO heritage features
  • Traveled 54km in 43min
  • 16:29 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 0m in 0s
  • 16:31 Stop for 11min
  • Traveled 280m in 34s
  • 16:43 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 23km in 23min
  • 17:09 13min Gathering the enduro and asphault groups together again
  • Traveled 4km in 3min
  • 17:26 1h 35min A nice late lunch a bit after the high point of Tichka Pass
  • Traveled 23km in 30min
  • 19:31 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 7km in 9min
  • 19:44 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 6km in 7min
  • 19:55 Stop for 10min
  • Traveled 10km in 16min
  • 20:21 Stop for 10min
  • Traveled 60km in 1h 00min
  • 21:32 20min Checking in and parking the motorcycles in Marrakech style (read violating every road-related law available)
  • Traveled 33m in 16s
  • 21:53 1d 12h Tastes and aromas of Marrakech for a day

Day 12, Monday, April 24

Day 13, Tuesday, April 25

350km in 7h · 44km/h
  • Traveled 34km in 31min
  • 11:18 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 172km in 2h 08min
  • 13:32 51min Coffee and some rest before the traffic nightmare of Casablanca
  • Traveled 30km in 49min
  • 15:13 Stop for 7min
  • Traveled 7km in 14min
  • 15:34 Stop for 13min
  • Traveled 92km in 2h 12min
  • 18:00 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 1km in 1min
  • 18:04 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 11km in 23min
  • 18:30 53min Because of an electricity shortage, we have to change our appartment for the night, so a small sync wait ensued.
  • Traveled 3km in 12min
  • 19:36 Stop for 15h 07min

Day 14, Wednesday, April 26

328km in 5h · 39km/h
  • Traveled 4km in 14min
  • 10:58 38min Some sightseeing in Rabat
  • Traveled 34km in 28min
  • 12:06 Stop for 13min
  • Traveled 186km in 1h 30min
  • 13:49 17min Trying to find out if we can get the ferry to Tarifa directly from Tangier Ville
  • Traveled 523m in 1min
  • 14:08 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 11km in 18min
  • 14:31 Stop for 10min
  • Traveled 66km in 1h 15min
  • 15:57 26min Getting into the EU...but still on African soil
  • Traveled 0m in 0s
  • 16:24 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 3km in 11min
  • 16:39 Stop for 7min
  • Traveled 2km in 4min
  • 16:50 19min Buying tickets for the ferry
  • Traveled 479m in 2min
  • 17:13 1h 32min Going back to continental Europe
  • Traveled 22km in 24min
  • 19:09 19h 46min Welcome to Tarifa

Day 15, Thursday, April 27

88km in 2h · 46km/h
  • Traveled 37km in 33min
  • 15:30 1h 00min Almost on the Upper Rock
  • Traveled 27km in 44min
  • 17:15 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 239m in 26s
  • 17:19 Stop for 14min
  • Traveled 880m in 1min
  • 17:36 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 22km in 20min
  • 18:01 Stop for 1d 15h

Day 16, Friday, April 28

Day 17, Saturday, April 29

369km in 5h · 63km/h
  • Traveled 42km in 38min
  • 10:29 Stop for 9min
  • Traveled 39km in 36min
  • 11:15 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 14km in 14min
  • 11:34 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 9km in 9min
  • 11:47 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 80km in 1h 11min
  • 13:01 1h 15min A doomed attempt to visit the "Camino el rey". Rain was chasing us the whole day.
  • Traveled 39km in 39min
  • 14:55 Stop for 6min
  • Traveled 135km in 1h 21min
  • 16:23 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 11km in 18min
  • 16:45 Stop for 1d 17h

Day 18, Sunday, April 30

Day 19, Monday, May 01

585km in 7h · 62km/h
  • Traveled 28km in 30min
  • 10:22 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 221m in 37s
  • 10:28 Stop for 6min
  • Traveled 73km in 1h 04min
  • 11:39 Stop for 6min
  • Traveled 113km in 1h 17min
  • 13:02 Stop for 1h 11min
  • Traveled 1km in 3min
  • 14:17 Stop for 6min
  • Traveled 192km in 1h 59min
  • 16:23 Stop for 18min
  • Traveled 69km in 43min
  • 17:24 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 104km in 1h 20min
  • 18:50 Stop for 10min
  • Traveled 4km in 9min
  • 19:10 Stop for 14h 58min

Day 20, Tuesday, May 02

563km in 7h · 69km/h
  • Traveled 6km in 12min
  • 10:21 Stop for 6min
  • Traveled 118km in 1h 14min
  • 11:42 Stop for 9min
  • Traveled 59km in 56min
  • 12:48 1h 04min The level of language skills in Spain is way beyond our expectations. Getting a lunch is an excersice with suprising results
  • Traveled 73km in 47min
  • 14:40 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 9km in 7min
  • 14:50 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 51km in 38min
  • 15:33 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 19km in 12min
  • 15:49 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 24km in 15min
  • 16:07 30min Some coffee and a gas stop in some village
  • Traveled 191km in 2h 24min
  • 19:02 Stop for 11min
  • Traveled 12km in 15min
  • 19:30 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 108m in 20s
  • 19:33 Stop for 14h 54min

Day 21, Wednesday, May 03

0km in 0h · 20km/h
  • Traveled 139m in 25s
  • 10:29 Stop for 23h 18min

Day 22, Thursday, May 04

423km in 7h · 63km/h
  • Traveled 77km in 57min
  • 10:45 Stop for 11min
  • Traveled 60km in 53min
  • 11:50 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 33km in 22min
  • 12:16 Stop for 36min
  • Traveled 98km in 1h 48min
  • 14:41 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 78km in 1h 16min
  • 16:03 53min Typicall French lunch on the road - some cold stuff heated in a microwave. Where's the famous French cuisine?
  • Traveled 30km in 33min
  • 17:30 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 39km in 50min
  • 18:22 Stop for 8min
  • Traveled 7km in 8min
  • 18:39 Stop for 16h 10min

Day 23, Friday, May 05

316km in 5h · 53km/h
  • Traveled 660m in 2min
  • 10:52 Stop for 6min
  • Traveled 106km in 1h 56min
  • 12:54 1h 34min The first time I manage to get a normal, cooked lunch in France. They do know how to be lazy.
  • Traveled 87km in 1h 29min
  • 15:59 Stop for 18min
  • Traveled 29km in 25min
  • 16:42 Stop for 8min
  • Traveled 93km in 1h 28min
  • 18:19 Stop for 15h 26min

Day 24, Saturday, May 06

719km in 6h · 106km/h
  • Traveled 34km in 31min
  • 10:17 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 13km in 8min
  • 10:30 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 30km in 19min
  • 10:51 Stop for 9min
  • Traveled 139km in 1h 06min
  • 12:07 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 27km in 18min
  • 12:29 Stop for 10min
  • Traveled 153km in 1h 08min
  • 13:48 47min Classical "long day" lunch - sandwhich at the gas station
  • Traveled 155km in 1h 12min
  • 15:48 Stop for 9min
  • Traveled 62km in 30min
  • 16:29 20min Shopping for Slovenian vignettes around the Slovenia-Italy border and using the time to get the rain proofs off.
  • Traveled 106km in 1h 00min
  • 17:49 15h 34min The 3rd in Ljubljana and the shortest one.

Day 25, Sunday, May 07

923km in 8h · 74km/h
  • Traveled 5km in 8min
  • 09:33 Stop for 6min
  • Traveled 112km in 52min
  • 10:33 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 2m in 1s
  • 10:36 Stop for 11min
  • Traveled 53km in 26min
  • 11:13 Stop for 10min
  • Traveled 2km in 1min
  • 11:25 Stop for 6min
  • Traveled 183km in 1h 19min
  • 12:51 Stop for 6min
  • Traveled 67km in 31min
  • 13:29 Stop for 8min
  • Traveled 536m in 43s
  • 13:39 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 0m in 0s
  • 13:42 Stop for 7min
  • Traveled 83km in 38min
  • 14:27 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 3km in 3min
  • 14:34 1h 06min The first pleskavica of the trip in the last day. A shame
  • Traveled 7km in 5min
  • 15:46 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 165km in 1h 18min
  • 17:09 Stop for 8min
  • Traveled 167km in 1h 36min
  • 18:54 Stop for 11min
  • Traveled 25km in 19min
  • 19:26 Stop for 10min
  • Traveled 245m in 1min
  • 19:37 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 172m in 33s
  • 19:41 Stop for 7min
  • Traveled 48km in 36min
  • 20:25 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 3km in 4min

Legend

  • Generic stop 25
  • Gas station 19
  • Hotel 8
  • Restaurant 5
  • Tourist sight 5
  • Border 4
  • Coffee 3
  • Bike drop 3
  • Ferry 2
  • Mechanical failure 2
  • Something special 1
  • Beautiful sight 1