8000km Motorbike Trip Across The Balkans

  • Published on Sep 15, 2015
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    I motorbiked 8,000km across the Balkans, crossed 15 countries and 19 borders completely alone. It took me 4 weeks and was one of the most interesting things I had ever done in my life.
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Comments • 349

  • C. Zorini
    C. Zorini 4 days ago

    My Christopher McCandless ❤❤❤❤❤

  • Ryan Touhey
    Ryan Touhey 2 months ago

    Where it all started! You've grown so much over the past four years Jacob, you should be so proud of yourself because myself and thousands from around the world are.

  • Алекс Буеф
    Алекс Буеф 3 months ago

    It remains to come to Russia. It is good (in summer) and there is something to see.

  • davidrebi123
    davidrebi123 4 months ago

    Mannn if this isnt inspiring i dont know what is

  • Ayu P
    Ayu P 6 months ago

    I just watched some your old videos, its all amazinggg! then im inspired to create something just like what you did 🙌🏼 thankyouuuuu

  • Brett Thomson
    Brett Thomson 6 months ago

    I think I need to get a motorbike and throw caution to the wind.

  • Dovydas Levanavicius
    Dovydas Levanavicius 7 months ago

    0:00 the Lithuanian Legand was born

  • Bob Fleming
    Bob Fleming 7 months ago

    0:56 and 1:40 is Serbia,thats for sure. First was at Tara national park and second is at Danube,Djerdap gorge i think. Salute. :)

  • JustThaor
    JustThaor 7 months ago


  • Shivam vlogs
    Shivam vlogs 8 months ago

    Bro you just Inspired me..👍👍im a travel lover and this video..omg its time to go...

  • Dave Cunningham
    Dave Cunningham 8 months ago

    You've inspired me. I spent 2017 living by Lake Atitlan in Guatemala and wound up buying a cheap motorcycle. I drove that thing all over the place. From one coast to the other, but didn't document with video. The other day while looking into Bali, I watched your video with the camera attached to your chest and it made me realize that that's what I want to do! I'll be moving back to Guatemala in 8 months and when I get there, I'll buy a way better bike and I want to travel all over Central America and video as I go along. I'll also be saving for my trip to Bali and want to rent a bike there and travel all around as well. Thanks for creating this content!

  • damnhe thicboi
    damnhe thicboi 10 months ago

    2:26 this place looks like "meteora" (greece),NO WAYYYY ,I AM GREEK BTW,I HAVE BEEN THERE,I WANT TO MEET YOU SOOOOO MUUUUCCCHHH💟

  • Guilherme D.
    Guilherme D. 10 months ago +1

    Why wouldn't you bring a map?!
    hahah Great video man, specially for your first one!!

  • Can Ulu
    Can Ulu 10 months ago

    So I was thinking about you running away from the camera as fast as you can and I just came to the conclusion that you were supposed to go back to get the camera and I was like “So don’t look back, right.”

  • stalin koijam
    stalin koijam 10 months ago

    hi @Jacob Laukaitis could you do a youtube review on "Royal Enfield GT 650" (cafe racer)

  • Mahendra Putra
    Mahendra Putra 11 months ago +1

    What's the song bro? and how did you use it without copy rights issues?

  • thinles angmo
    thinles angmo Year ago

    Ahhhhhhh... I love the way enjoying...

  • Vikas Thapa
    Vikas Thapa Year ago

    I have just started liking the way you are.

  • lica 2309
    lica 2309 Year ago

    I just came across your account, and I have to say that I love it!👌 greetings from Dubrovnik, Croatia! ☺

  • Λουκάσ SRB
    Λουκάσ SRB Year ago +4

    did u enjoy in Serbia :D

    0:56 yup you did

  • Angrytoilet24 Real

    I want to be like you when I am older you are an inspiration

  • Sylvia Margaretha

    What's the title of this song?

  • Andika Sigar
    Andika Sigar Year ago

    You rock bro! Keep doing this i love it

  • Λουκάσ SRB
    Λουκάσ SRB Year ago

    I am from balkan (Serbia)

  • Maya. A
    Maya. A Year ago

    U deserve more views and subscriber's

  • Munawar Sayyed
    Munawar Sayyed Year ago

    living an awesome life, nice bro.

  • Adnan Shahid
    Adnan Shahid Year ago

    transalp right?

  • Jovana
    Jovana Year ago +1

    Did u visit Macedonia?

  • Alaiye Kekova
    Alaiye Kekova Year ago +1

    Did you go to turkey?

  • Kdc kicks butt
    Kdc kicks butt Year ago

    I'm getting a Kino's Journey vibe from this. :)

  • Sunday vibes
    Sunday vibes Year ago

    you're my soulmate

  • WaveDave
    WaveDave Year ago

    its incredible how good ur first video is! continue the great work!!!

    • WaveDave
      WaveDave Year ago

      maybe you should visit some countries in south america? i think that would be pretty cool :D

    • Jacob Laukaitis
      Jacob Laukaitis  Year ago

      Haha, thanksss! :)

  • Davor Tadic
    Davor Tadic Year ago

    1:41 which place is that ?

    • mrprofix
      mrprofix Year ago

      I think somewhere in North Albania

  • Sever Miu
    Sever Miu Year ago

    this should get more views. greetings from Romania!

  • Sergiu Șveț
    Sergiu Șveț Year ago

    1:29 - An amazing place on this planet. A must have place to visit at least once in your life. (The same as the others, sure)

  • Büşra Zeynep ÖZDEMİR

    It made me "woooaaw!" Seems like a stunning experience! But next time, please try to write the names of the places you go.

  • Ana Karr
    Ana Karr Year ago

    Greetings from Texas, U.S.A.
    Just found your channel. Loving it. So inspiring as well as entertaining.
    Also, how many languages do you speak? :)

  • Deepak Singh
    Deepak Singh Year ago

    you should totally write a blog about your experiences.
    amazing videos.

  • Sara Petrovic
    Sara Petrovic Year ago

    This video was beautiful and so pleasing to watch, you really know how to capture the beauty of places you visit! Greetings from Serbia 💕

  • F K
    F K Year ago

    Albania 🇦🇱❤️

  • Ado Pixi YT
    Ado Pixi YT Year ago


  • Trendliners
    Trendliners Year ago +2

    This video deserves more views! Greetings from Greece!

  • Adam G
    Adam G Year ago

    awsome vid very inspiring

  • Dulanja Jayasuriya

    very inspirational video bro. 🔥 nice work. should I need lots of money to travel like that. 😎

  • gleb des
    gleb des Year ago

    Good stuff bro :)

  • Nihilist
    Nihilist Year ago +3


  • 53b
    53b Year ago

    this is awesome

  • OldCompanions
    OldCompanions Year ago

    I'll be honest Jacob, I found out about you and your channel a few days ago. After watching you and your friends on the Austria/Swiss trip I kept on watching your videos. They are great, the music, the quality and the way you express yourself in general is awesome. Hope your channel can grow even more, you deserve it. Best regards from Netherlands. :-)

  • micele13
    micele13 Year ago

    Awsome video! Cheers!

  • Patrick Krapf
    Patrick Krapf Year ago

    just discovered your channel and i've watched quiet a lot videos already. great work you are doing! and i realized, that your speedo shows 0 km/h all the time, was it broken or did you edit it this way digitally?

  • Dominik Geiger
    Dominik Geiger Year ago

    Awesome! Love it :)

  • Tobias Haack
    Tobias Haack Year ago

    Awesome video! Really inspiring! Planning to go this summer.

  • Simeon Stoyanov
    Simeon Stoyanov 2 years ago

    Which cities did you visit in Bulgaria, during the ride? :D

    • minzuharat
      minzuharat Year ago

      Jacob Laukaitis Just a reminder to visit Bulgaria, it may be infamous with its pollution, however there are some sights you will absolutely adore

    • Jacob Laukaitis
      Jacob Laukaitis  2 years ago +1

      +Simeon Stoyanov thanks! And I'll def be back to Bulgaria, cannot wait.

    • Simeon Stoyanov
      Simeon Stoyanov 2 years ago

      Jacob Laukaitis meh, oh well you have a new task for the future :D and just want to say that the video and not only this one, is magnificent. All of them are!

    • Jacob Laukaitis
      Jacob Laukaitis  2 years ago

      +Simeon Stoyanov I had to skip Bulgaria, unfortunately :(

  • travelmoto
    travelmoto 2 years ago +6

    you was in my home area in meteora

  • BBandSelin Luvdomo
    BBandSelin Luvdomo 2 years ago +2

    which countries did you visit?

  • Sinalkis
    Sinalkis 2 years ago +2

    Amazing video dude!!
    Greetings from Greece!!

  • Moto Sly
    Moto Sly 2 years ago

    loved it!

  • jen4394
    jen4394 2 years ago +4

    are you greek? nice video by the way, keep it up!

    • Nihilist
      Nihilist Year ago +1

      jen4394 Και εγώ νόμιζα το ίδιο 🤣

    • jen4394
      jen4394 2 years ago +3

      greetings from greece. your named sounds kind of greek but i was not sure! good luck!

    • Jacob Laukaitis
      Jacob Laukaitis  2 years ago +3

      Nah, Lithuanian. Thanks :)

  • Sajir ka
    Sajir ka 2 years ago

    super bro

  • Prankz
    Prankz 2 years ago +16

    Jacob help I'm lost in the old videos

  • mario1997281
    mario1997281 2 years ago

    Such a great video! Greetings from Croatia :)

    • Jacob Laukaitis
      Jacob Laukaitis  2 years ago

      Thank youuu! Croatian coastal roads were out-of-this-world :)

  • Pee ef Pee
    Pee ef Pee 2 years ago

    BRAVO greetings from Albania

  • open your mind
    open your mind 2 years ago

    I'm totally in love with Balkans.)

  • Giedrė Vabalaitė
    Giedrė Vabalaitė 2 years ago

    absolutely amazing ! :) just one thing: I think you shouldn't confuse people by saying that you were born and raised in eastern Europe, as Lithuania is in north Europe :)

    • Giedrė Vabalaitė
      Giedrė Vabalaitė 2 years ago

      Jacob Laukaitis yeah, before I never questioned that, but since leaving LT and travelling around the world I realized the stigma of Eastern Europe countries and also geographical position of LT and from now on I try to promote the idea that LT is not really an Eastern European country. when you think about Romania or Bulgaria which truly are in East, we are quite different from the climate to the religion... 😊😊😊

    • Jacob Laukaitis
      Jacob Laukaitis  2 years ago

      +Giedrė Vabalaitė thanksss! Yeah, I would have written it differently now :)

  • Luccas
    Luccas 2 years ago

    Nuostabus video!

  • silva hoxhaj
    silva hoxhaj 2 years ago

    hey there from albania! great video :) Balkan is amazing and very beautiful isn't it?

  • Artūras Kalandarišvili

    Keep up the good work! Labai geri video! :)

    ALEXΙΟS GREECE !!! 2 years ago +1

    Wonderful video. good work . greetings from GREECE

      ALEXΙΟS GREECE !!! 2 years ago

      thank s my friend I make you sunskribe to your chanel

    • Jacob Laukaitis
      Jacob Laukaitis  2 years ago +2

      +ALEX Κ thanks! There's a few shots from Greece, like the Meteora site. Beautiful country!

  • Alberto mori
    Alberto mori 2 years ago

    great video, and beautiful views and a very funny montage

  • 梁杰东
    梁杰东 2 years ago +3

    The scenery is amazing and the music is inspiring. Is it from a song?

  • Sem Adventures
    Sem Adventures 2 years ago

    really cool:)
    you should ride to Caucasus mountains

  • Chaitanya Deshmukh
    Chaitanya Deshmukh 2 years ago

    Great video, let me know if you are coming to India :P Cheers!

    • Chaitanya Deshmukh
      Chaitanya Deshmukh 2 years ago

      Wow, be in touch

    • Jacob Laukaitis
      Jacob Laukaitis  2 years ago

      +Chaitanya Deshmukh I should be coming sometime in Spring. Not sure when exactly yet, though!

  • rohit kshirsagar
    rohit kshirsagar 2 years ago

    I like all your videos. The editing is superb. just one suggestion if you can interact while filming it then it will help you to make instant connect with your viewers. Keep up the good work !

    • rohit kshirsagar
      rohit kshirsagar 2 years ago

      Jacob Laukaitis Sure. If you are planning to visit India again then I recommend you to collaborate with Mumbiker Nikhil for a motovlog ride. He is one of the best motovloggers in India.
      Love from India !

    • Jacob Laukaitis
      Jacob Laukaitis  2 years ago

      +rohit kshirsagar thanks for the tip! I've started talking to the camera and explaining stuff in my lates videos. Hope you'll like those! :) cheers!

  • Torro King
    Torro King 2 years ago

    Great Video! Whats the title of the music you used in the video?

    • Jacob Laukaitis
      Jacob Laukaitis  2 years ago

      I forgot the name, but it's definitely somewhere in the comments already.

    LAZ ANTON 2 years ago

    That's realy nice.....

  • Manan panchal
    Manan panchal 2 years ago +6

    You are just awesome dude
    Lots of love from India 😘

  • Everything but the Girl Fan 76

    i want to fuck the shit out of you.

    VAIBHAV PANDEY 2 years ago

    You are Awesome!!Want to travel like you u r such an inspiration. Please upload more frequently!!!✌love and peace...!!!

    • Jacob Laukaitis
      Jacob Laukaitis  2 years ago

      +VAIBHAV PANDEY always! Thanks for the kind words :)

      VAIBHAV PANDEY 2 years ago

      +Jacob Laukaitis Thank you sir for replying!!U rock!!

    • Jacob Laukaitis
      Jacob Laukaitis  2 years ago

      +VAIBHAV PANDEY thank you very much! I'll upload new videos next week. Hope you'll like them! :)

  • Arrow to The Knee
    Arrow to The Knee 2 years ago

    that is really fun

  • Chris
    Chris 2 years ago +10

    Hello from England! Do you edit all these videos yourself? Came across your channel a week ago and I'm addicted, you're an inspiration dude keep living the good life!

    • Jacob Laukaitis
      Jacob Laukaitis  2 years ago +5

      +Chris thanks! I was in England just yesterday and came to Thailand a few hours ago :) some I edit, some other people, depending on how much time I have. Let me know what you think about my future vids as well. Cheers!

  • Irakli Maisuradze
    Irakli Maisuradze 2 years ago

    Great video

  • Marco Rosales
    Marco Rosales 2 years ago

    Wow, this was amazing. it's truly inspiring, I can only imagine the experiences you witnessed during your voyage... I am sincerely jealous haha

    • Jacob Laukaitis
      Jacob Laukaitis  2 years ago

      Thanks! If you feel jealous, you should definitely go and do it yourself. It's really cool!

  • Jimmy Naraine
    Jimmy Naraine 2 years ago

    What an EPIC video!

  • Indira Dendukuri
    Indira Dendukuri 2 years ago

    you should visit indian roads k2k should be a memorable ride

  • Lik3 ViaZ
    Lik3 ViaZ 2 years ago +40

    Wonderful video. Just came across your channel, surprised you dont have more subs, greetings from Croatia:D

  • Gabrielė Katkauskaitė

    Vasarą irgi turėjau galimybę apsilankyti Balkanuose... Labai patiko, grįžčiau dar! Kaip keista matyt vietas, kuriose pati neseniai buvau. :) Turbūt man labiausiai patiko Albanijoje ir Kroatijoje, gamtos vaizdus tikrai galima stebėti amžinybę.. O ir tavo filmukai labai gražiai nuteikia, matosi, kad mėgsti keliauti ir esi užsispyręs. :)

    • Jacob Laukaitis
      Jacob Laukaitis  2 years ago

      +Gabrielė Katkauskaitė ačiū už gražius žodžius! Man irgi Balkanuose labai patiko. Labiausiai matyt Kroatijoj ir Rumunijoj :)

  • I3RV
    I3RV 2 years ago

    Where have you slept during your adventures :?

    • Jacob Laukaitis
      Jacob Laukaitis  2 years ago

      Hostels, hotels or motels. I didn't have a tent, since I didn't have where to put it.

  • EskimoGazelle
    EskimoGazelle 2 years ago

    holy crap these videos are awesome! subscribed

  • Amin DragonSlayer
    Amin DragonSlayer 2 years ago

    Really inspiring videos, thanks for sharing your experience.
    I would be interested to know how much you spent during this trip.

    • Jacob Laukaitis
      Jacob Laukaitis  2 years ago +2

      +Amin DragonSlayer thank you! I can't remember, but I think it didn't exceed 2,000 euros. Well 2,500 at the most (but I think it was less).

  • Ded Wardm
    Ded Wardm 2 years ago

    Nice video ;)!! What countries did you go to?

    • Жизнь на Балкнах
      Жизнь на Балкнах 2 years ago

      what a bummer come Balkans and not visit Bulgaria...

    • Yuzdzhan Ahmed
      Yuzdzhan Ahmed 2 years ago +1

      Jacob Laukaitis Why you ignored Bulgaria 😁😁😁

    • Jacob Laukaitis
      Jacob Laukaitis  2 years ago

      +Ded Wardm thanks! I visited every Balkan country except for Moldova and Bulgaria.

    • Jacob Laukaitis
      Jacob Laukaitis  2 years ago

      +Ded Wardm thanks! I visited every Balkan country except for Moldova and Bulgaria.

  • Trina & Pierre
    Trina & Pierre 2 years ago

    Great short video man! Any favorite country while crossing?

    • Jacob Laukaitis
      Jacob Laukaitis  2 years ago +4

      Thanks! Really tough to say. Though I'd say the most beautiful roads were the coast of Croatia (did all of it) and Transfagarasan and Transalpina in Romania.

  • Zertiof
    Zertiof 2 years ago

    Are you rich or just adventurous?

  • Cormac Boyle
    Cormac Boyle 2 years ago

    Great stuff

  • Arfan Nur Akbar
    Arfan Nur Akbar 2 years ago

    really love your videos! subbed

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    Zherethon Z 2 years ago


  • Real Salica
    Real Salica 2 years ago +1

    I wish you would show us more ;) If you start vlogging every day while travelling you will get a massive audience because you have what it takes !! You are a really good (amazing ) young film maker !

    • Jacob Laukaitis
      Jacob Laukaitis  2 years ago

      Haha, thank you! I don't really like vlogging per se, but I'll try to make some longer videos from my trips. So stay tuned!

  • Omer Hoshanli
    Omer Hoshanli 2 years ago

    You're awesome man but i hope to see more longer videos (like North Korea). And I hope to see Istanbul :)

    • Jacob Laukaitis
      Jacob Laukaitis  2 years ago +1

      +Omee Hoshanli yes I'm thinking of publishing more longer videos, anywhere from 8 to 15 minutes. I'll start with my motorbike trip in Vietnam. Hope you'll like it! :)

  • James Murrell
    James Murrell 2 years ago

    Awesome adventures, love your videos and attitude to life!

    • Jacob Laukaitis
      Jacob Laukaitis  2 years ago

      +James Murrell thank you very much! Awesome to hear :)

  • SuperSerialnumber
    SuperSerialnumber 2 years ago +2

    Dude you went down my street :O this is soo coool!!!! no idea why i am loosing my shit right now!

    • Jacob Laukaitis
      Jacob Laukaitis  2 years ago

      For real? Wow! Would have been nice if you were there and I caught you on camera haha :)

  • Moment
    Moment 2 years ago

    That is on my bucket list but in Asia. :) If you made a vlog on this, would of been awesome but still a nice video

    • Moment
      Moment 2 years ago

      +Jacob Laukaitis I really liked the North Korea video, I've subbed so I look forward to your new videos

    • Jacob Laukaitis
      Jacob Laukaitis  2 years ago +1

      Yeah I'm beginning to make some longer videos (like the one from North Korea). Please let me know what you think about my future travel videos! Thanks!