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Top 5 Motorcycle Routes in Europe

Bodom Circle Finland

Bodom Circle Finland

Number two on our list might surprise you, but Finland is famed for its magnificent scenery. This is why the little known Bodom Circle, a route which takes in the sights between Bodomintie and Gunnarsvagen and incorporates cafés, a fantastic motorcycle and car museum as well as a stunning lake and villages has made it onto our list in the first place.  However, if you find the idea of learning Finnish slightly too daunting, perhaps our number one might appeal.

D618 in France

D618 St Girons

Coming in at the top of the pile is the D618 in France, a route which takes in mountains, climbs and views which will leave you eternally thankful that you made the climb in the first place. This route, one which takes in the St Girons region of southern France is famed for its beauty and safe to say that any motorcyclist would be hard pushed to disagree with its high ranking on our list. With many places to stay on route, particularly if you are camping, this section of France offers a great deal of benefits for both you and your motorcycle and, the last time we checked, learning French was just a little easier than Finnish!

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If you could visit just one of these motorcycle routes, which one would it be? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to visit these other riding roads.

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  1. RT”@YouMotorcycle: Top 5 Motorcycle Routes

    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. :D haha

  7. Tenerife has some of the best roads for motorcyclists and the year round good weather is a bonus. A trip around the island in a few hours.

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