Motorcycle Riding in Europe
Are you planning to go for motorcycle riding in Europe? If you are, then it is imperative to choose the best places to be while travelling on your motorbike. The European countries are so diverse that they are a good place to spend your holidays, as they offer everything one wants from a holiday, from beautiful beaches, wonderful cities to rich culture and traditions. To help you plan where to ride on your vacation, I have compiled a list of some of the most popular European countries in terms of their motorbike riding destinations.
In this first part of my’Suzuki riding tips for beginners’ article, I am discussing the major areas of Europe that you can visit while on your European trip. In a total of nine days (seven riding days), you can go across famous Italian Dolomite which are regarded as ‘motorbike heaven’, to some of the finest Austrian routes up to Grossglockner (the highest alpine pass in Europe). You can also explore the wonderful French Riviera with its unique landscape and romantic atmosphere. And if you’re not feeling as adventurous, there is always the option to ride on the famous cobblestone streets of London.
A few of my other European motorcycle riding tips include the countries near the Mediterranean coast like Greece, Spain and Italy. They each have different beaches to explore and there are different motorbike paths leading towards the coast. If you enjoy the nightlife, you can even stay in some of the most romantic and picturesque locations like Portofino, Salzburg or Venice. Spain is another popular motorbike destination in Europe with a number of party-filled bars and cool nightclubs scattered around the country. Some of my friends like to spend their New Year’s Eve in a beautiful Spanish villa – I can’t recommend it enough!
If you want to experience a truly historical experience, you can opt for a guided tour of the Grand Canyon. I’ve heard incredible things about the riding conditions in the region and the wide variety of different motorbikes that you can take pleasure in. I’ve seen historic cities like Verona and Bologna during my New Year’s Eve riding escapades and I enjoyed every minute of it. The Grand Canyon tours are expensive but the best part is that you get to see this amazing land up close and personal. You can also make use of some of the hot springs in Venice during your stay in Italy.
If you’re in an area where there aren’t any motorbike riders, don’t despair! There are places all over Europe that you can ride a bike and yet still expand… to a new horizon. I once traveled to a small country that lies between France and Germany. I wasn’t exactly brave to ride my motorcycle through the mountains (they were barely accessible by car) and yet the experience was fantastic… as everything around me seemed so alive and vibrant.
One of the best parts of my trip was when I got to visit the beautiful city of Vienna. After leaving Venice I went into the Austrian Alps where I hit a number of historic towns. I even rode the “Red river” which you can find in the Sudau Valley. I met some really nice people in Austria and ended up having a great time in this wonderful country. Riding in Europe shouldn’t be all about commercialism… go and have a rollicking time with a European bike! You’ll leave feeling rejuvenated and invigorated!