Motorcyclists in Slovenia

Itineraries

Grand Moto Food Tour of Slovenia and Croatia

Join Chefs Claudio Aprile, Scott Crawford and Chris Duffy on this unparalleled luxury tour to explore the culture, beauty and flavorful cuisine in Slovenia and Croatia. Not only will culinary connoisseurs enjoy this ultra-exclusive tour, but motorcycle enthusiasts will enjoy being 1 of 7 lucky riders – along with 7 support staff – to see both countries from the seat of a Ducati Multistrada, the “Rolls Royce of motorcycles!” This is a once-in-a-lifetime luxury experience not to be missed!

  • Ideal Length:
    8 Days
  • Best Time To Go:
    May - June, September - October
  • Flight Time:
    LAX 13 Hours 25 Minutes, CHI 10 Hours 25 Minutes, NYC-All Airports 10 Hours 15 Minutes
  • AVERAGE COST PER PERSON (Single occupancy; Airfare not included):
    $15,000
  • AVERAGE COST PER PERSON (Double occupancy; Airfare not included):
    $10,000

Itinerary

Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ljubljana, Slovenia2 Days
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  • Check into the only 5-star luxury hotel in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • Meet Chefs Claudio Aprile, Scott Crawford and Curtis Duffy.
  • Take a walking tour and eat a chef-prepared dinner at Atelje.
  • Taste Slovenian food prepared by guest and local chefs.
Motovun, Croatia
Motovun, Croatia2 Days
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  • Sample Slovenia’s slow food cuisine at Pri Lojzetu Restaurant.
  • Eat an exquisite dinner prepared by Croatia’s chef savant.
  • Go truffle hunting and tasting with a local expert guide.
  • Take a winery tour followed by gourmet dinner with a view.
Bovec, Slovenia
Bovic, Slovenia2 Days
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  • Visit a top-ranked vineyard in the Goriška Brda Wine Region.
  • Enjoy a delicious food & wine experience at the Movia Estate & Winery.
  • Taste local cheeses at a local dairy farm with a special guest.
  • Head to a Hiša Franko, a top-rated restaurant, for dinner.
Bled, Slovenia
Bled, Slovenia2 Days
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  • Check into the luxurious, eco-friendly Garden Village Resort.
  • Take a cooking class to learn how to make a traditional pastry.
  • End this unforgettable culinary tour with a surprise farewell dinner.
Ljubljana, Slovenia Day 1-2
Motovun, Croatia Day 3-4
Bovec, Slovenia Day 5-6
Bled, Slovenia Day 7-8
Ljubljana, Slovenia Day 1-2
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Start this exclusive luxury tour at the 5-star Intercontinental Hotel, where your small tour group and Chefs Claudio Aprile, Scott Crawford and Curtis Duffy. Explore the city via a walking tour and let Chef Jorg Zupan introduce you to Slovenia’s tasty cuisine. On your second day, take to the open road on your high-end Ducati Multistrada or ride in the luxury van to visit a local dairy farm, a castle, caves, and a special event at a motorcycle museum to witness and taste the culinary talents of local and guest chefs.
Chef Claudio Aprile
Meet Claudio Aprile
As Canada’s most celebrated and visionary chefs, Chef Claudio Aprile was born in Uruguay, grew up in Toronto, and has spent his 30-plus year professional career, from working in renowned kitchens around the globe to become a successful restaurateur. He has wowed critics with his innovative use of experimental cooking techniques. His restaurant Colborne Lane was and immediate success, and Toronto Life magazine named his Origin restaurant the #1 restaurant in Toronto. Today, Claudio appears on CTV’s MasterChef Canada as a culinary judge.
Chef Scott Crawford
Meet Chef Scott Crawford
A 5-time James Beard Foundation semifinalist for “Best Chef: Southeast,” Scott Crawford is the owner of Crawford and Son, a neighborhood restaurant (in Raleigh, NC) that references his commitment to family and community. In 2018, it was named the “Triangle’s Restaurant of the Year.” Introducing inspired restaurants, cultivating a healthy work-life balance in the culinary industry, and mentoring food and beverage professionals are all reasons why the Triangle Business Journal named him “CEO of the Year” in 2019.
Chef Curtis Duffy
Meet Curtis Duffy
Award-winning Chef Curtis Duffy’s culinary mastery has achieved Michelin’s highest 3-star rating for 4 consecutive years (2014-2017). His micro-seasonal cuisine is best described as “thoughtfully progressive,” thoughtful as he puts tremendous time, focus, research and thought into what he creates. He utilizes modern techniques to coax the best out of the ingredients. Each dish is an expression of his personality – putting ingredients at the forefront.
Private Transfer
Private Luxury Transfer
Upon your arrival, your private luxury transfer will be waiting at the Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport to drive you to the Intercontinental Hotel.
Intercontinental Hotel
Check into the Intercontinental Hotel
Stay at the city’s only 5-star hotel and your home for the next 2 nights. After getting settled, head to the chic rooftop bar for a welcome drink with your tour group and discuss the upcoming adventure.
Atelje Restaurant in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Walking Tour & Gourmet Dinner
Embark on a walking tour of the city, ending with a gourmet dinner at Atelje, one of the top restaurants in the city. Chef Jorg Zupan will introduce you to Slovenia’s remarkable cuisine.
Motorcyclists
Get a Brief Ducati Multistrada Orientation
Start you second day on this ultra-luxe adventure by heading out to experience the open roads of the region after a brief orientation to get acquainted with the Ducati Multistrada, the “Rolls Royce of motorcycle.” Enjoy the jaw-dropping scenery from the seat of your bike or ride in a luxury van.
Diary Farm Cheese
Visit a Local Dairy Farm
Your adventurous tour begins with a visit to a dairy farm to learn about local milking techniques and to taste the wonderful savory cheese they produce.
Traditional Slovenian Food
Lunch at Grič Restaurant
For lunch, stop at Grič Restaurant where Chef Luka Košir, one of Slovenia’s rising culinary stars, will create and serve you delicious traditional food.
Predjama Castle
Enjoy Sightseeing and a Special Event
Visit natural and historic sites such as Predjama Castle and the Postojna Caves. End the tour with a trip to the Grom Motorcycle Museum for a special event featuring the culinary talents of Slovenia’s top chefs and your 3 guest chefs: Scott Crawford, Curtis Duffy and Claudio Aprile.
Bled, Slovenia

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Motovun, Croatia Day 3-4
Motovun, Croatia
On the 3rd day of this once-in-a-lifetime trip, Chef Tomaž Kavčič will introduce you to Slovenia’s slow food cuisine before reaching Motovun, Croatia. Watch Chef Nevio’s culinary magic come to life at a 500-year-old olive oil press. Wake up on your 4th day to go truffle hunting and tasting, enjoy a gourmet lunch, and take a winery tour, followed by a delicious dinner with a view.
Pri Lojzetu in Slovenia
Lunch at Pri Lojzetu
Travel to Motovun, Croatia, but before you arrive, eat lunch at Pri Lojzetu Restaurant. The Pioneer of Slovenia’s slow food cuisine, Chef Tomaž Kavčič, will prepare a tasty lunch you won’t soon forget.
Wine and Heritage Hotel Roxanich in Istria
Dinner at 500-Year-Old Olive Oil Press
After arriving at the Wine and Heritage Hotel Roxanich in Istria, Chef Nevio – Croatia’s chef savant – will prepare a meal made with the best locally-sourced ingredients at a 500-year-old olive oil press.
Truffles
Go Truffle Hunting
On the 4th day of this culinary tour, your morning starts with exploration of Motovun and the surrounding countryside. Embark on a truffle hunt with a local expert guide and his incredible dogs, followed by a truffle tasting to enjoy the rich treasures found in the area.
Winery in Motovun, Croatia
Enjoy 2 Gourmet Meals and a Winery Tour
Croatia is the ancestral home of the Zinfandel grape, with over 600 types of indigenous grapes. The country – and in particular Istria – has become famous for its varietal and blended wines. Enjoy a gourmet lunch at a top restaurant in wine country, and then enjoy a winery tour at the hotel, followed by an exquisite meal with a spectacular view.
Bovec, Slovenia Day 5-6
Bovec, Slovenia
For Days 5 and 6, venture back to Bovec, Slovenia, where you’ll stay at the Dobra Vila Hotel, explore the Goriška Brda Wine Region on a tour of Movia Estate & Winery, sample tasty cheeses at a local dairy farm, and eat a delicious dinner at Chef Ana Ros and her husband Valter Kramer’s top-rated restaurant.
motorcyle
Enjoy the Long Winding Road
Rising with the sun, head back toward Slovenia today, taking a scenic route that winds through the countryside to Bovec, located in the northwestern corner of Slovenia near the border of Italy. In this charming city, the Dobra Vila Hotel with its top-rated accommodations is your next stop.
Lunch in a vineyard in the Goriška Brda Wine Region
Explore the Goriška Brda Wine Region
Your next stop is this famous wine region located halfway between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea. If the weather cooperates, prepare to participate in traditional grape picking, followed by a local lunch at a top-rated vineyard.
Movia Estate and Winery
Visit the Movia Estate and Winery
Later in the afternoon, head to the Movia Estate and Winery, Slovenia’s most highly-regarded winery for an unforgettable wine and food experience.
Dairy cow
Taste Local Cheeses at a Dairy Farm
On Day 6, special guest Valter Kramer – sommelier, restauranteur and avid motorcycle rider – will join the tour group to show you the area, including a trout farm. Continue through the mountains, visit a dairy farm to learn about and taste their local cheeses.
Chef Ana Ros
Dinner at Top-Rated Restaurant
After exploring the area, join Valter Kramer and his wife, renowned Chef Ana Ros, for a degustation menu dinner at their top-rated restaurant, Hiša Franko.
Bled, Slovenia Day 7-8
Bled, Slovenia
On your final full day of this exclusive luxury, travel to Bled, Slovenia, and enjoy the jaw-dropping natural beauty surrounding Lake Bled and your upscale accommodations at the Garden Village Resort. Enjoy learning how to make a traditional Slovenian pastry, and then end your day with a surprise farewell dinner
Bled, Slovenia
Enjoy the Scenery in Bled, Slovenia
Your journey concludes in this resort town in the foothills of the Julian Alps. Check into the upscale, eco-friendly Garden Village Resort, located on the bank of Lake Bled, one of the most picturesque spots in all of Slovenia.
Potica, a Slovenian pastry
Take a Slovenian Cooking Class
As a special treat, you will participate in a hands-on cooking class to learn about “potica,” a traditional Slovenian pastry. The tour concludes with a surprise farewell dinner.
Private Transfer
Fond Farewell
Based on your flight schedule, an airport transfer will be provided as you depart your Slovenia-Croatia adventure, filled with fond memories of the past week.
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