One of the most interesting things about Europe is its amazing people and diversity. It has plenty of countries with different cultural and religious compositions. The landscape is beautiful and you can always find something new to try out. If you plan on touring Europe on a motorbike, there are a few things you should know. They include the following;
Different European countries have different rules regarding maximum speed. When riding, look out for signs indicating the maximum speed. Where there aren’t any, ride at a safe speed. In Netherlands, the maximum speed is 80km/h and in some parts of Germany, it is 100km/h.
Most European countries are highly populated. You can, therefore, expect to find dense traffic especially during rush hour. If you want to avoid the traffic, consider staying away from main roads.
The diversity of Europe means that there are lots of languages. Almost every country speaks a different language. Some of the languages spoke in Europe include; Spanish, Europe, German, Dutch, and Italian. Do not assume that everyone speaks a certain language. Even though plenty of people speak English, it is not something to count on. Take some time to learn a few words in the various local languages. Some of the important words to learn include; “thank you,’ and ‘Do you speak English?’
Right of Way
Different European countries have different regulations for right of way. Learn about them to avoid traffic problems. In most cases, the traffic coming from the right gets the right of way unless there is a sign that suggests otherwise.
Having the same traffic rules is no guarantee that different European countries will have similar traffic habits. If, for example, you are riding in Italy, you can weave your way through traffic and it won’t be a problem. In Netherlands, however, most drivers will frown at that. In Romania, there are rules but the habits are very different. The rules don’t seem to have a lot of significance. Expensive cars and drivers who appear to have more haste seem to have more right of way. Riding without understanding the traffic habits of a country can be a challenge.
Riding in Europe is not a complete adventure if you do not visit the Alps. The six Alp countries are France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, and Slovenia. They are very steep and beautiful so every ride feels great.
World Motorbike Tours takes you on amazing motorbike tours in France, Ireland, Portugal & Spain, Italy, Croatia and Austria. The company’s main concern is to provide you with excellent service and value for your money. You can enjoy the benefit of experience. Graham of World Motorbike Tours has enjoyed riding around the world since 2002. He shares this experience with the customers to ensure that their European motorbike tours are not only successful but also fun and fulfilling. He helps customers find the most amazing highways and byways to enhance the riding experience. Contact World Motorbike Tours today on 07888 696001.