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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 17-04-2016, 21:55
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What was your route from Greece to Slowenia?

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Hi Geoff, I took what the locals described as the "old Albanian highway" out of Ioanina. Into Albania we visited Gyrocaster and Berat. The trans Adriatic highway up the country now has a good surface but is single carriageway for 99%. Other roads once off the Highway are absolutely horrendous in places. Max speeds of 15-20mph with some very dodgy looking bridges andhuge landslip and earthquake damage unrepaired from what looks like the last 75 years.

Then Montenegro, a couple of miles of Bosnia (no border posts) and back to Montenegro. Did plan to go up to Mostar and Sarajevo but after turning East the border force refused to accept my (emailed green card) and wanted to scam me for one of theirs.

Uncharacteristically I told them to stuff it, turned around back to the Montenegro border and they tried to shake me down for liquor and fags, it was only 20 yards and they could see what had happened.

Then up the Dalmatian coast, as wondrously beautiful as I'd heard, then inland to Zagreb, over the border to Lubijana, Lake Bled and onwards.

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Thanks people.

Some excellent information there, although the thought of having to go through all that palaver to get the correct authorisation to drive on motorways is a bit off-putting. I take the point that it may be worth the effort to see the places, but still, I'll have to think about that a bit more. Maybe I will try the non-motorway routes.

Any thoughts on driving down through Bosnia to Dubrovnik? I see there are some issues about insurance, and also suggestions to work around that by getting on a ferry. Is it likely that my current insurer wouldn't insure for Bosnia?

Also, can I have a view on your must-sees for Croatia please?

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Thanks people.

Some excellent information there, although the thought of having to go through all that palaver to get the correct authorisation to drive on motorways is a bit off-putting. I take the point that it may be worth the effort to see the places, but still, I'll have to think about that a bit more. Maybe I will try the non-motorway routes.

Any thoughts on driving down through Bosnia to Dubrovnik? I see there are some issues about insurance, and also suggestions to work around that by getting on a ferry. Is it likely that my current insurer wouldn't insure for Bosnia?

Also, can I have a view on your must-sees for Croatia please?

Thanks in advance.
Chances are that you will hardly notice the 6 or 7 miles of Bosnia you have travel through. There no border posts, or even the infrastructure for them. It is like crossing the English Scottish border. A sign if you are observant, the coast road is like a corridor through Bosnia with no turnoff into the rest of the country. In short a nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse eh?

The whole of the Dalmatian Coast is fantastic, fjords on the Adriatic! A particular favourite was the area around the Stron peninsula oysters to die for.. Must see cities are Zarda, Trogir, Split (be warned a large city) as well as Debrovnic. It continues into Montenegro (back in the eurozone) with Kotor being a particular gem.wild camping no problems down the coast outside of towns.

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The thing that will stuff you as you enter Montenegro and Albania is your insurance as they are not part of the EU, your insurance should cover you for all EU countries and they should be listed on your insurance certificate.. We had a kafuffle at Montenegro and Albania borders but the get out is you can buy insurance at the border, there is an insurance office at both borders to buy insurance but it is third party only, the insurance for Montenegro was only about 20 Euros but the insurance guy at Albania wanted 100 Euros, I haggled him down to 50 Euros which was still extortionate.. Also your breakdown cover will not be active in any non EU countries so drive carefully!.

The answer is get Montenegro and Albania and any other non EU country you might visit from your own insurer, and make sure they are on the list of countries on your insurance certificate as they will be checked at the borders.. The reason I got caught out was I didn't know we would be going through these countries so having them on my insurance never crossed my mind, learn from my mistakes!.....

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I got all balkans countries from my inssurer on a green card emailed to me and printed out. It was excepted by all but Bosnia. Moral get it printed out on green paper!

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