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Bike Stay European Touring Advice

Remember in Europe many countries have different road traffic laws. For country specific information, please select your destination country from the table at the bottom of this page.

  • Documents required for motorcycling in Europe
    Carrying the correct documents will help to identify you and your vehicle and your rights should you be stopped by the police. Please use the link above which details which documents you must (or should) take with you.
     
  • General Touring Advice
    We have put together some more general advice including Breakdown/recovery, spare keys and information on what to do in the event of an emergency.
     
  • Travel Insurance
    Many people don't bother with travel insurance, but if you are involved in an accident or collision it can be very helpful to have. An EIHC (European International Health Card) will give you emergency treatment, but if you are seriously injured private travel insurance can help you get back home.
     
  • Carnet de Passages en Douane
    These are not required for travel within Europe. If you are travelling outside of Europe or North/South America, it is likely that you will need one.
     
  • Luggage
    General advice on luggage and packing for your motorcycle trip.
     
  • Ferry crossings
    Most trips from the UK to Europe, will start with a Ferry crossing. The above link details information on ferry ports and their destinations.

Country Specific Information, Regulations & Advice

Below is a country specific list of additional information which may be of use for your trip.


 

Legal Regulations & Advice for Motorcyclists
listed by country

  Albania
  Andorra
  Austria
  Belguim
  Bulgaria
  Croatia
  Czech Republic
  Denmark
  Estonia
  Finland
  France
  Germany
  Greece
  Hungary
  Netherlands
  Norway
  Portugal
  Spain
  Sweden
  Switzerland
  Turkey
  United Kingdom
 

Touring Packs, which include the following motorcycle touring equipment

Replacement Bulb Kit, First Aid Kit, Beam Benders, Hi-Viz Jacket, Two Breathalysers, GB Sticker, Two Reflective/Hi-Viz Armbands, Keep Right Sticker, Four Reflective Helmet Stickers, Deer Whistle

Can be purchased from http://www.continentalrider.com/ 

 

Information & Advice
Information & Advice for European Touring
Motorcycle Luggage - Options and General Advice.
European Touring Pack - all you need to say legal on the continent.
EIHC - European Internation Health Card
European Travel Documents
Travel Insurance
European Touring Advice - General advice and tips for riders from all countries
Guided Bike Tours and Motorbike Hire in Europe
Motorcycle Hire in Europe
Motorcycle Tour Operators in Europe
 

 


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