Anyone ever done a loop in the Balkans? Trying to decide on a starting point and general route…
March 15, 2019
I’m looking to fly from the USA into the Balkans somewhere and do a loop in the region for about a month. I’m aware that I’ll have a connecting flight elsewhere in Western or Northern Europe before landing in Balkans.
Trying to figure out a good starting point and route is proving tricky for me though. The somewhat spotty and inconsistent transportation links – bus & train – between the major cities of the region are a bit harder to plan than my previous experiences elsewhere in Europe.
It seems likely that I’ll be landing in Belgrade & also flying out of Belgrade at the end of the trip.
So I was thinking about doing a circle starting in Belgrade, then into Bosnia, Croatia, looping downwards to Montenegro, Albania, and Macedonia, then going north into Bulgaria and possibly crossing into Romania (would like to hit up Transylvania if there’s time), and then back to Belgrade.
I’m hoping at least the capital cities are well-linked by buses.
I don’t have to start and end in Belgrade, though. I was hoping to hear if you have insight or suggestions into the logical way to go about looping the Balkans.