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FAQ's
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What’s included in the tour price?
Please check the web pages of individual tours, however we normally include the following: Fully prepared bike of your choice (subject to availability) including top case and side-cases. Motorcycle insurance. Breakfasts, some lunches and some evening meals where indicated. Tour guide on motorcycle. Support vehicle and driver.
 
What’s not included in the tour price?
Flights and airport taxes. Visas. Entrance to historic sites. Lunches and dinners where indicated. Alcohol. Personal travel insurance. Additional activities such as boat trips.
 
What distance do we ride each day?
Generally on tours we ride around 250km’s each day but this can vary according to the itinerary.
 
How difficult are the routes?
Each tour has an indicator of the level of difficulty, however most of our routes can be ridden by a competent motorcyclist. We generally ride on 95% good surfaced tarmac in Europe with forest tracks and trails making up the rest in Asia. All off-road sections are optional.
 
How much experience do I need?
Our tours are for competent motorcycle riders of intermediate or higher level. They are not suitable for novice riders.
 
How many are there on each tour?
We limit the number of guest bikes to 10 on each tour.
 
What is the average age of the riders?
We open our tours to all riders over 21 years of age, however the age range tends to be between 30 and 70.
 
Do you do rental only?
No, unfortunately not.
 
Do you offer training?
Most of our guides are instructors in Advanced Motorcycle Riding and we can offer training by arrangement.
 
What documentation do I need?
You need a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the last day of your travel, a visa for the destination and countries through which you will be travelling (where necessary) and a current motorcycle licence covering the power of bike you wish to ride.
 
Do I need a visa?
Visitors from some countries need no visa at all for some destinations, others require a tourist visa. If you are not sure you should check with your local consulate, travel agent - most information is available on the internet.
 
What languages do the guides speak?
All of our guides speak English and the local language of the country you will be riding in.
 
What type of accommodation do you offer?
All of our accommodation is in high quality, family/boutique/4/5 star hotels.
 
What about clothing?
On the bike: A motorcycle helmet must be worn whilst riding. We also insist on proper protective motorcycle jackets, trousers, boots and gloves. For the hot summer months an airflow style jacket is more comfortable and winter months an inner fleece style body warmer is recommended under your jacket.
Off the bike: All destinations are very informal and casual wear is all you will need for evenings and non-riding days. You will need a lot less than you think so we recommend you pack very lightly.
 
Is the water OK to drink?
The water is safe to drink in most places, however everywhere we travel bottled water is in abundant supply.
 
What about medical support?
You should bring any prescription medicines with you, however there are pharmacies near to most places we visit. Our guides are all trained in first-aid.
 
Is there an emergency contact number for me to give out?
We will provide you with an emergency number on which you can be reached whilst on your tour.

Is there internet/e.mail access en-route?
There is generally internet/email access in most of the destinations we travel to. Some European hotels might make a supplementary charge for this.
 
Do I need insurance?
The motorcycles all carry obligatory traffic insurance. There is an excess which has to be deposited for each bike. You should take out travel insurance to cover you against delay, lost baggage, medical expenses or loss of deposit.
 
Can I extend my tour?
Quite often it’s possible to extend your tour over the regular itinerary. Please contact us if you have such a request.
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