Motorbike Touring in Europe - Things to Remember

Motorcycle Touring Europe

A motorbike tour of Europe should be a fun packed thrilling experience. However, your trip could be spoiled if you're not aware of the local rules of the road.

It is likely that you will not fully understand road signs in mainland Europe and even if the following "Dream Ride" video did become reality you might still misunderstand soem of the warnings.

Essential things ever biker should take abroad
  • your passport
  • a valid driving licence (not provisional), with paper counterpart if you have a photocard licence
  • the original vehicle registration documenty
  • our motor insurance certificate
  • an International Driving Permit (if necessary)

Suppose you have an accident.

One of the frequently asked  questions to the team of solicitors in Access Legal's personal claim department is what should I do if I have a motorbike accident abroad?

Their advice is to contact specialist solicitors such as them so that they can asess if you could claim compensation for injury or loss whilst abroad

Before 2008 most claims had to be pursued in the country where the accident happened, but now many more road traffic accident claims can be brought in the UK Courts for accidents abroad

In the event you have an accident abroad it is strongly recommended that you consult a specialist solicitor who has experience of dealing with claims for motorbike accidents

General tips for getting the most from motorcycling abroad

The wearing of crash helmets is compulsory for both the rider and passenger in all countries listed on this factsheet - motorcycling abroad guide which provides useful tips for motorcyclists intending to tour  around Europe.


  1. Another important thing to consider is that a case becomes a low blow if the accident happens on the wrong side of the road. Note that in most European countries, they drive on the "right" side of the road. car accident toronto

  2. You're right Geoff! For most Americans, driving on that side of the road takes a lot of getting used to and can be a cause of some fatal crashes abroad. Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys

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