BMW F650GS Tatra Mountains Slovakia Motorcycle Trip

This is a trip my wife and I made up to the Tatra Mountains in Slovakia in 2017 on my BMW F650GS (“Scarlet”).
I am getting so stir crazy from the continued lockdowns, quarantine and now several feet of snow that I’m pining to get back on the open road and let loose. I really miss riding my motorbike. Currently we’re not allowed to leave the borough.
The last time I went up to the Tatra Mountains by bike was the end-of-season event for East Slovak Motorcycle Clubs in 2019, to the village of Ždiar. The ride back was one of the worst I’ve experienced as we had torrential rain and hurricane winds for several hours on the single lane, yet busy, roads that cross the north of the country from west to east.
I recorded this footage on a Dazzne P2 adventure camera. I’ve since upgraded to an Apeman because of condensation issues, but I haven’t tried it out on the bike yet.
If, like me, you’re locked down and are sick of four walls, then just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Published by Carpathian Adventure

My name is Edward O'Toole and I live in one of the wildest, most beautiful parts of Europe, in the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Slovakia. Life is an adventure - both physically and metaphysically... I've been living out here for the last 22 years, along with my wife, 3 kids and Jack Russell. My main interests involve bushcraft, prepping, survival and wilderness living (self-sufficiency and self-reliance), ecological, green, smart and natural solutions, motorcycles and motorbike club life, writing and art (I have 7 published books), and exploring the paranormal. For more about my lifestyle, art and writing visit

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