Vodnjan liegt auf der Halbinsel Istrien

Motorcycling in Croatia

Mandatory equipment

  • High visibility vest must be carried and worn in the event of an accident/breakdown if you are on the road
  • Dressing bag (material for wound care packed dust-tight)

Motorcycling in Croatia

Helmet compulsory

  • Motorcycle helmets are compulsory in Croatia
  • only ECE standard 22 motorcycle helmets are permitted

Motorcycling in Croatia


  • Lights compulsory for motorcyclists (all year round and also during the day)
  • Motorcyclists must carry a spare set of lights (except for xenon, neon or LED lights)

Motorcycling in Croatia

Maximum speed for drivers aged 25 and over

  • In urban areas 50 km/h
  • Out of town 90 km/h
  • Expressways 110 km/h
  • Freeways 130 km/h

Motorcycling in Croatia

Maximum speed for drivers under 25 years of age

  • In urban areas 50 km/h
  • Out of town 80 km/h
  • Expressways 100 km/h
  • Freeways 110 km/h

Croatian citizens under 25 are only allowed to drive motorcycles up to 25 kW (34 hp) in Croatia. To avoid problems, you should adhere to the regulations.

Motorcycling in Croatia

Important documents to carry with you

  • Driver's license
  • vehicle registration document
  • Identity card/passport
  • Green insurance card is recommended

Motorcycling in Croatia

In an emergency

  • Emergency number: 112
  • Police: 192

You should always report accidents to the police and ask for a certificate of vehicle damage. This will allow you to cross the Croatian border without any problems on your return journey, even if there is noticeable damage.

Tip: an automatic emergency call system for motorcycles calls for help quickly and independently in the local language.

Motorcycling in Croatia

Other info

  • Indicators must be used throughout the overtaking process
  • School buses may not be overtaken when they stop to board or alight
  • Freeways, some tunnels and the bridge to the island of Krk are subject to tolls, the amount of the toll is calculated based on the number of kilometers driven on the freeway. You can buy tickets when you enter the highway and are billed when you leave. Motorcycles are category IA.

Motorcycling in Croatia

Travel time

Unlike here, temperatures range between 17°C and 25°C from the end of April to September, although it is definitely a few degrees warmer inland. The Croatian winter is relatively mild, so the motorcycling season runs from March to November without any problems. If you love solitude, you should plan your motorcycle trip for May, as the country only fills up with tourists in the following months. In addition, the temperatures are still mild and you can watch nature come to life in peace.

Wet roads in Croatia

Caution: Many Croatian roads have extremely poor grip in wet conditions! With two wheels, the ride out quickly becomes a dangerous slippery ride. Some Croatians therefore prefer to leave their motorcycles in the garage when it rains.

Opatija ist ein wunderbares Ausflugsziel in Kroatien

Motorcycling in Croatia

Destinations in Croatia

Discover exciting Croatian travel destinations on the Istrian peninsula, in the Kvarner Bay and in northern, central and southern Dalmatia.

Auf unserer TILSBERK Homepage stellen wir verschiedene Blogbeiträge zum Thema "Mit dem Motorrad durch Kroatien" vor, dabei sind auch Tipps zur Halbinsel Istrien.

Istria peninsula

Kvarner Bucht in Kroatien

Kvarner Bay

Die dalmatische Felsenküste in Kroatien ist eine beliebte Motorradstrecke.

Northern Dalmatia

Split liegt in Mitteldalmatien in Kroatien

Central Dalmatia

Stadt Dubrovnik mit Kaktus im Vordergrund

South Dalmatia

Ob du mit deinem Motorrad auf der Landstraße oder in den Bergen unterwegs bist, mit dem dguard Notruf-System bist du immer sicher und kannst deine Motorradtour genießen, ohne dir Gedanken zu machen, ob du bei einem Unfall in der Lage bist den Notruf abzusetzen.

Motorcycling in Croatia

What you should definitely pack

Find out here what you need for your trip to Croatia and what you can safely do without on a trip to the land of 1,000 islands.

Everything you need in Croatia

Packing list

You can print out the packing list here:

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  • Identity card or passport
  • driver's license
  • vehicle registration document
  • green insurance card
  • health insurance card
  • Important telephone numbers
  • EC and credit card
  • Cash (Croatian kuna, e.g. for toll roads)
  • Foreign health insurance certificate / proof of foreign health insurance *
  • Visa / customs documents *
  • Flight/ferry/train ticket *

To be on the safe side, you should also take a printed or digital copy of all documents with you.

* If necessary

Camping equipment

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat / hammock
  • Mosquito net
  • Waterproofing agent and repair kit
  • torch
  • Stove, gas cartridges if necessary
  • pots
  • Cutlery, crockery
  • Drinking bottle
  • washing line
  • Washing-up liquid, kitchen towels

Spare parts & tools

  • Spare spark plugs and spark plug wrench
  • Bowden cables
  • Fabric adhesive tape
  • Cable ties
  • Fuses
  • Spare bulbs for headlights, indicators and brake lights
  • Spare inner tube, repair kit for the inner tube or tubeless tires
  • Mounting levers for the tires
  • Sprockets
  • Chain spray
  • Engine oil in a small canister
  • Car cables, luster terminals, heat-shrink tubing
  • lighter
  • Air pressure gauge
  • Slotted and Phillips screwdriver
  • Small ratchet set with the most common socket wrenches
  • Open-end and ring wrenches in sizes 8 to 17 mm
  • Combination pliers
  • Hexagon socket wrench set
  • Air pump or compressor
  • Cloth and disposable gloves
  • Operating instructions
  • Tool for retightening the chain if necessary
  • Replacement lever for brake and clutch if necessary
  • Small funnel or measuring cup if necessary

Useful information

  • Travel guide, phrase book, dictionary
  • map
  • Sunglasses, spare glasses if necessary
  • Spare keys for motorcycle & suitcase
  • Earplugs
  • (tinted) spare visor
  • Pocket knife, multi-function tool
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Cell phone incl. charger
  • First aid kit for motorcycles
  • Safety vest
  • Water / drinks
  • Fruit / muesli bars / glucose / snacks
  • Emergency call system for motorcyclists
  • Head-up display


  • thin / thick socks
  • T-shirts or shirts
  • shorts
  • long trekking pants
  • fleece jacket or sweater
  • underwear
  • thermal underwear
  • long underpants
  • Swimming trunks / bikini / swimsuit
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Light shoes / slippers
  • scarf or balaclava
  • Rainwear
  • Rain overshoes
  • Rain gloves

Hygiene articles

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Shaver
  • Hairbrush / comb
  • Soap, shampoo, detergent
  • Deodorant / perfume
  • Sun cream
  • Nail scissors
  • Towels and bath towel
  • First-aid kit
  • Bandages
  • Toilet paper

By motorcycle through Croatia

You want more?

Read the article about motorcycle tours on the Croatian peninsula of Istria with recommendations for the best places in northern Croatia.

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