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This page features general information in regards to legal issues and motorcycling in Spain.

Please also view our general advice for Motorcycling in Europe, which details information on passports, documents, lights, ferry crossings etc.

 


Information is correct at the time of publishing (2008), please confirm as required with authorities.

Accommodation

Motorcycle Friendly Accommodation in Spain

Age limit

18 years old for riding Motorcycles over 75cc, ridden on a UK driving licence.

Crash Helmets

Compulsory for both rider and pillion for all motorcycles which exceed 125cc. This includes trikes and quads unless you are wearing a seat belt.

Drinking

Alcohol - 0.05 limit. A lower limit applies to new drivers (with less than two years experience of   0.03 percent.

Driving Licence

It is recommended, though not compulsory, to obtain an IDP (International Driving Permit).

Fines

On the spot fines charged. Get a receipt. If you are illegally parked you may be towed.

Fuel

Leaded petrol is not available.

Glasses (Spectacles)

A driver whom wears spectacles should carry a spare pair with them.

Lights

Use of dipped headlights during the day is compulsory. Compulsory for visitors to equip their vehicles with replacement bulbs AND the tools to fit them.

Motorcycle Insurance

3rd party compulsory.

Pillions

Taking a passenger under 18 years old on a moped is prohibited.
Children over 7 years of age may accompany their father or mother as pillion (or other authorised person). Children MUST wear a crash helmet that fits.

Speed Limits

Unless otherwise signposted. In built up areas 31mph (50km/h), other areas between 55mph (90km/h) and on motorways up to 74mph (120k/h). Some residential areas are 13mph.

Information is correct at the time of publishing (2008), please confirm as required with authorities.

Please also view our general advice for Motorcycling in Europe, which details information on passports, documents, lights, ferry crossings, insurance, EIHC's, IDP's etc.

 

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