Self-Guided Motorcycle Tours
Self-guided motorcycle tours offer freedom, flexibility and independence for individuals or groups of friends that want a riding holiday organised for them, without a group or leader.
Self-guided motorcycle tours are crafted by local operators to showcase the best routes and destinations in their local area, ensuring you get the most out of the time you have and often include bike rental, accommodation, maps and GPS routes for the route that you are going to take.
Are Self-Guided Motorcycle Tours Right For You?
Self-guided motorcycle tours do not suit everyone, whether you are an experienced rider or not. You will need to be ready to take on the responsibility of acting as your own guide, making decisions on routes and timings and responding independently when things don't go to plan. This is not meant to be difficult, but it does require more thought and planning than a guided motorcycle tour and some people would rather spend their time and mental energy on simply enjoying the ride and taking in their surroundings. You will also generally need a certain level of mechanical know how to deal with minor issues like fixing a flat tyre out on the road.
Tips For Choosing Self-Guided Motorcycle Tours
When choosing a self-guided motorcycle tour there are number of factors you should keep in mind to make sure you ave a great experience.
- Inclusions Compare the different inclusions in the price of the self-guided motorcycle tour you are considering. Extras such as riding gear, luggage, accommodation and tools/spares need to be taken into consideration.
- Bikes Bikes should be well-maintained and reliable. While breakdowns are not the end of the world, they are an inconvenience that can eat into your holiday time.
- Support Compare the amount of support that the business offers and their expertise in the region you are travelling. Some businesses offer pre-paid mobiles, lists of mechanics, help hotline or a breakdown service to help you out if things don't go to plan.