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Top 5 Motorcycle Routes in Europe

top 5 europeAs any motorcyclist will already know, one of the greatest perks that comes with owning your own motorcycle is the fact that the traditional concept of a holiday is never the same after you’ve leathered up and hit the road for the very first time. There are some magnificent motorcycle routes in Europe which offer wonderful views and experiences. Here are a five of the best, with some additional hints and tips which could help you and your motorbike enjoy a fantastic get-away and see some of the most impressive offerings that Europe can provide.

Derbyshire A5004

A5004 Derbyshire

To begin our list of impressive routes, it is important that we don’t overlook some of the cracking journeys that you and your motorcycle can enjoy in the United Kingdom. Derbyshire has some truly stunning scenery to offer and as such, a motorcycle enthusiast may well enjoy the highly celebrated motorcycle route between Buxton and Whaley Bridge. Spectacular views of Goyt Valley really give this journey a stand-out element and as the route is contained along the A5004, there are also plenty of long sweeping roads and twists to keep you entertained. As motorcycle routes in the United Kingdom go, this is a real gem.

Stelvio SS300

SS300 Stelvio

At number four in our list is the SS300 in Italy. This magnificent route takes you through the Stelvio National Park in northern Italy and offers delightful views, as well as some smooth, easy to manoeuvre roads. Of course, learning some basic Italian could drastically improve your journey, particularly some motorcycle friendly terms but overall, simply enjoying the inspiring scenery should prove to be rewarding enough on this fine motorcycle route.

Agiofarago Gorge Crete

Agiofarago Gorge Crete

Riding in at number three is the Agiofarago Gorge in Crete. Secluded, dusty and rural, this route offers the kind of mouth-watering scenery that a motorcyclist will crave and, thanks to the peace and quiet that this easy to manoeuvre route offers, a motorcycle enthusiast can enjoy their own thoughts in a stunning environment. Whilst riding abroad, it is important to be aware of speed limits as routes such as this will often lack sign-posts in places so reading up on your prospective route before you embark on a journey is extremely useful in ensuring that you don’t fall foul of any laws whilst your ride.

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14 comments

  1. RT”@YouMotorcycle: Top 5 Motorcycle Routes
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    That pic must be Yorkshire/Derbyshire. GB

  2. Great places, but I don’t think the guy who wrote this has ever visited Spain, the greatest roads in Europe are there!

  3. I don’t think the guy who wrote this article, never visited the Douro Valley, in Portugal… The greatest roads in the World, are here… Nevermind Europe… And next, comes along new guy from a different cointry stating the same…

  4. I think the best motorcycle road in the world is the one you’re on!

    Great scenery, a smooth surface, dramatic variations in altitude and direction, good weather, cooperative traffic, great companionship, no law enforcement hassles……..LOTS of elements go into creating the “perfect” ride.

    Some rides have to be less-than-perfect, of course, but just being able to “throw your leg over” and hit the road on any given day is a treat.

    Personally, I’ve found roads in upstate Pennsylvania that are just as “invigorating” as those in Spain and the Irish boonies. (No offense to ANY part of the world intended!)

    The key is………..to RIDE!

  5. I have ridden over 50,000 miles in Europe and as long as you stay off the motor ways most roads are good with beautiful and interesting scenery. Norway has many spectacular rides with mountains, glaciers and waterfalls in abundance. Germany and France have quaint villages, castles and famous battlefields. Northern Spain has coastline to rival California. The Adriatic countries also have spectacular coastlines and crystal clear water. It’s often safer to ride in Europe because there are so many cyclists which car drivers are used to looking out for, so vehicles on two wheels do not surprise them. If you have never ridden over here come and try it. You’ll love it.

  6. Great collection of tracks. 🙂
    I currently live in Germany and there are so many great roads around here. Lots of forests, curvy rooads and beauty… hope it will be summer soon. 😀 haha

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