Travelling Europe on a motrbike with a sidecar!
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Jun 15, 2012 9:29 AM Last Post By: tempelton
Jun 15, 2012 3:14 AM
Travelling Europe on a motrbike with a sidecar!Good Morning! I've begun planning a ~6 month tour of Europe on a motorbike with a sidecar for me and my girlfriend.
Has anyone got any important tips that I need to know?
I plan on riding down through France and touching Northern Spain, will definately be heading to Barcelona.After Spain back up through southern France and head over towards Italy. After Italy I will head through Switzerland or Liechtenstein or Austria. (maybe all 3 :] ) Then head through Eastern Germany and round to Poland ( I want to visit Aushwitz ) After Poland I will head back around Northern Germany through the Netherlands and Belgium and Northern France before coming back to the UK.
That's the general route I've planned to take so far. This is obviously subject to change massively and there will be many unplanned detours on the way.
But as before, any advice for these places would be great. I am a travelling novice!
Jun 15, 2012 5:05 AM
1As for places you have to read it up for yourself, don't know your interests.
Genaral advise on travelling with a sidecar, don't plan more than 500 km per day unless you have
a super bike which drives more like a car, if you go into mountains often you can't make more than
Check if you can find motorcycle meetings in the area your in, often you can camp free and get
good information from other cyclists, during summer there are tons of them all over Europe, often
we followed just the small signs to find them and had a good time.
Had some of our best vaccations with our motorbike with sidecar.
Jun 15, 2012 5:11 AM
Jun 15, 2012 7:48 AM
3The power is not really the problem the curves are ; )), they do slow you down.
Ardeche valley in south France is beautiful, if you're on the road and get hungry look where trucks
are parked eat there, in France they do use Route National a lot and they do know where you get
good food, also choose menue d'jour if you like what it is, usually 3-4 courses for little money.
Just came to mind, Normoutier-en-I'll on the west coast of France, it's fun to drive 'le Gois' you can
only do so at low tide and actually drive on the sea ground and go back over the bridge.
In Germany Mittagstisch is often offered, also usually good and rather cheap.
Depends if you want to camp or you can check for 'biker friendly hotels' on your way, there you'll
have safe parking for the bike.
Jun 15, 2012 7:51 AM
4Thanks! Yea the plan is to camp most of the way and treat ourselves in a few countries like Spain.
I can't wait to go! Just a long wait until we embark! :(
Jun 15, 2012 8:15 AM
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