It was my first time to be there on 2017 summer time, while having a complete 15 days route around Balcans and this part is the most impressed me, specially the road following the Neretva river, as well as the man made tunnels... once you leave Bosnia Herzegovina, you feel to be droppen to heaven,all around the most beautiful green mountain roads, lasting until Uzice.
I might not able to express my exact exitement about this route but belive me you will understand if you will have a chance to ride around... cheers
If you want to avoid the busy E73, this is a good alternative. Mostly just scenic, but some parts are proper fun cornering. Road surface is spotty, but takes 100-110kmh on BMWs... probably not a great idea with sportbikes.
Fast paced, long corners. 2 lanes uphill, 1 down. Just ignore the speed limits. Surface is consistently decent, not new, but not patchwork either. Beautiful landscape both ways.
Spend a night by Satorsko lake is a great experience, especially when it's in the beginning of may, it's really cold (some snow) and it's little bit scary around (of course you talking about bears all the time) :-) All of the road on the map is on gravel. Take care of shepherd dogs.
Best alternative route between Dubrovnik and Sarajevo to the Mostar one that has too much traffic. The scenery is most of the time exceptional, fast plateaus, mountain curves, canyons, national parks, lakes, rivers… It has it all. Lots of nature and very little traffic. Road surface varies from very good to bad, watch out for the occasional cow in the middle of the road.
Excellent route with great natural beauty, I recommend.
One of the best rides in Bosnia and Herzegovina; riding along Neretva canyon is beautiful with many straights; be careful of police in the towns.
Riding along the Canyon of river Vrbas is spectacular; beautiful views and scenery. Be sure to stop in Jajce and visit the famous waterfall.
Took in this route as part of a bike tour through Eastern Europe.
We filled a van with three Gsxr 1000s and drove to Salzburg in Austria where we left the van for three weeks at a hotel.
From there we headed through Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Romania to the Black sea via Transfagaras. Then into Bulgaria along the coast before heading back inland towards Sofia and back into Serbia. As you head West to wards Visegrad in Bosnia, the roads open up and the terrain is mountainous with fantastic scenery around every corner. This is probably the best route Ive ridden, it has distance (approx 100 miles of rolling roads) and the road surface is fine with little traffic and inoffensive police patrols from time to time.
Make sure you stop in Visegrad for lunch by the the river Drina and the famous bridge (google ridge over the Drina)
The descent into Sarajevo is just as fantastic, passing through small villages en route. Sarajevo is a great mix of history and culture and worth stopping for two or three days to really take it all in.
When you leave, to the west, the terrain starts to flatten and you can stop at Mostar to see another classic bridge!
Dubrovnik in Croatia is the next stop. Head north from here, keep to the ocean road, it gets better the further North you get!