By Carmen Bos
In these times it is quite difficult to discover a country in a corona-proof way. Fly Aeolus found the perfect alternative, by motorcycle! Or by car if you do not have a motorcycle. Next to having a sense of calm and ease in your mind, a motorcycle decreases the amount of touchpoints with other people and can bring you to places where you would rather not opt to go by public transport. There are multiple panoramic routes in Europe that you should go to driving your motorcycle. Start reading our blog to discover our top 10 motorcycle rides in Europe.
10. FV-30 – Antigua-Pajara, Fuerteventura, Spain
This is the perfect motorcycle ride if you cannot choose between going to the mountains or the beach sides. The island is completely surrounded by beautiful beaches and the inside of the island is a desert with twenty-thousand years of topographical and geographical layers.
The island offers a lot of breath-taking sights which are best experienced on a motorcycle. The well-marked sandy roads will lead you to these sights and some of the oldest towns in Fuerteventura.
9. E65 Senj-Prizna, Croatia
The E65 road between Senj and Prizna in Croatia offers a mix of marvelous views, the combination of an azure sea and the blue sky, delicious corners, and questionable road surfaces. The ride is 48 kilometers long and is a beautiful experience you will not quickly forget. One tip is to avoid this road in the high season due to the huge amount of tourists and the roaring sea wind.
8. Harz Mountains, Germany
The empty mountain roads and countless twists and turns make the Harz mountains in Germany a hotspot for motorcyclists from all over the world. Being surrounded by forest and wildlife it is the perfect place to ride your bike.
Once you arrived in Harz, you can take your bike to join northern Germany’s biggest weekend bike meet in Torfhaus. It is the perfect place to exchange some interesting ride-out tips and meet other bikers. Next to that, you will get a glimpse of the “Brocken” mountain which is a must in Torfhaus. Check our blog about Freiburg for more destination inspiration in Germany!
7. Nockalm Road, Austria
The Nockalm Road has become a classic amongst motorcyclists. It is the hotspots from early May to late October when the Nocberge changes of appearance in every season. Next to the breathtaking views of the Austrian Alps, this ride is also very pleasant thanks to the 52 hairping bends and a maximum incline of 12%. The perfectly adapted road to the environment attracts motorcyclists of all ages.
6. Verdon Gorge, France
The 90 kilometers long Verdon Gorge is on our top 10 motorcycle rides due to its stunning and breath-taking views. The unpredictable topography makes the ride quite challenging, but the sights make it worth it. The Gorge has everything in close proximity that will make your motorcycle trip complete such as the shining limestone stores, the turquoise Verdon River, and canyons on both sides, and the French Riviera (check our blog about holidays in the French Riviera). For more destinations in France, check our blogs about Nice and Annecy.
5. Fira to Oia, Greece
A trip to Santorini is not complete without riding the famous road from Fira to Ola. The 12-kilometer long ride between the 2 villages offers breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. The locals, for which this is a daily ride, will drive without blinking an eye but the narrow roads and blind curves make it challenging. So do not forget to concentrate on the roads while you enjoy the views!
4. Furka Pass, Switzerland
Furka Pass is a motorcycle tour that is on every European motorcyclist’s list. While the Alps has many magnificent roads throughout multiple countries, such as Italy, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, and Slovenia – this is the most iconic of all motorcycle rides. The legendary Swiss mountain pass became famous after its appearance in the James Bond movie “Goldfinger” in 1964. 50 years later it is still intact and is certainly a road you do want to experience! It is the favorite road of many motorcyclists and might become yours as well!
3. North Cape Tour, Norway
Now, we have come to our top 3 motorcycle rides in Europe!
This 482 kilometers long ride beginning in Oslo and ending in Prudhoe Bay is a special adventure. It will take you to the pristine beauty of Norway composed of stunning and bizarre landscapes on endless roads. You will go through the inhabited wilderness and enjoy 24 hours of daylight. There is no other motorcycle road like the North Cape tour that will let you experience more.
2. The Amalfi coast, Italy
Enjoy a 50 kilometers long and breath-taking ride alongside the azure seasides of Italy. The Amalfi coast is a popular biker and tourist destination, the iconic road is composed of sharp turns and craggy shorelines due to the cliffs. It is so popular that it is called “The Road of a 1000 bends”. Every bend offers a postcard view of fascinating multi-colored Italian fishing villages. While driving this motorcycle ride you will pass by multiple villages: Pasitano, the Isle of Capri, Sorrento, and Ravello.
Make sure to practice well beforehand and don’t get distracted by the beauty of the ride. The ride is also considered as a dance with death. But the experience and the beautiful views are worth it!
1. The cat and Fiddle Run, England
Are you a daredevil and up to a challenge? Then this is the perfect ride for you! This is not only a beautiful ride but also the most dangerous one. Between 2007 and 2011, there were 44 serious or fatal crashes caused by severe bends and steep falls. The 11km-long strip of tarmac in the Peak District has been labeled in the past as the most dangerous road in Britain. It is an experience you don’t want to miss! Bikers kept coming back even with a 50km/h restriction. The route begins at the Macclesfield and ends at the Cat and Fiddle pub where a lot of bikers meet to share their bike experience with each other. Don’t underestimate the “short” length of the ride. Concentration is required to tackle the endless and tight corners. The views the low stonewalls will give u are unforgettable views of the hillsides.
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