If you are looking for scenic and thrilling holidays all in one, well, it is time to learn how to ride a motorbike and get on one of those motorcycling tours. Motorcycle tourism has become increasingly popular as a tourism niche, starting in North America before spreading quickly to Europe and more recently to other regions such as the Middle East or China. If you ever dreamed of doing a 'euro-trip', well, you can now do it on a motorcycle, in a group of co-bikers…
Motorcycle tourism started in certain areas because it was simply feasible: biking in between cities was possible and a small market was interested in biking. Scenic, calmer and safer roads were chosen to create tours specifically designed for touristic motorcycling, in order to enjoy both visiting new places and the act of motorcycling itself, within a group of fellow tourist-bikers.
Motorcycle tourism has increasingly evolved into a successful niche because of the thrill associated with it. Driving in a group of a dozen bikers heading towards the same destination along highways or more remote streets and sharing a unique experience together on the road is exciting. Today, motorcycle tourism has even become a strategy in certain countries, especially in the Middle East, to attract a specific type of tourists to certain places, diversifying tourism as such through alternative ways of discovering hidden sites.
Not only is it a much more thrilling than driving in cars, but motorcycle tourism presents some advantages as well. Parking is easy, finding space on ferries is quick, having control over one's own vehicle allows more flexibility, driving is fast, it is easier to move forward despite traffic and last but not least, there is the opportunity of enjoying roads with sceneries that are not always accessible to cars. Luggage is not a huge problem: saddlebags, tank bags, sports bags and bungee cords will increase your luggage capacity on board.
Don't forget to wear protective gear, gloves, boots, and a helmet and you are good to embark on this unique experience…
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10 September 2011, 05:00PM
This is one of the ways to go. I did a few trips with our MG Car Club some years ago and they were fun. The best fun that I have had though is doing bike trips.
3 March 2013, 01:22PM
crossing international borders wid females has never been easy........... and visa complications which are present for tourists who are on trip for multiple countries at same time........
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