Enrico Grassi local tour guide Hear the Road Motorcycle Tours Italy

Is a local motorcycle tour guide better?

Some riders on an overseas motorcycle tour prefer a guide from their native country while others prefer a tour guide from the country in which they are travelling. I can understand the attraction of a tour guide from your own country as you share the same language, culture, interests, sense of humour, tastes in food, …

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Choosing the best bike for a motorcycle tour

One of the most important decisions when booking a motorcycle tour is choosing the right bike to ride on the tour. Some companies only offer one type or model of bike, but Hear the Road Italian Motorcycle Tours boss Enrico Grassi offers quite a diverse range of motorcycles. Tuscany motorcycle tour Enrico has invited Mrs …

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Camping tent coffee, Jason Barton

Getting a cup of coffee in the outback

Getting a good coffee is one of the joys on the road for a rider, writes Jason Barton* and an outback coffee can be a very rare luxury, indeed! Jason’s touring luxuries Along with carrying tins of tuna flavoured with cracked black pepper and lemon, one of my simple luxuries on long-distance motorcycle journeys is …

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The power of the tent on a motorcycle trip

Stopping and setting up camp seems contradictory for someone riding around Australia, but Jason Barton* says stopping and setting up a tent can be one of the greatest pleasures travel provides. Jason’s story This is especially true when motorcycling which, in a way, may actually seem to be contradictory. Riding is often about embracing the …

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Essentials for riding solo safely

Travelling solo can be scary especially if it is overseas for the first time. To begin with, there are a million questions that you might ask yourself and end up not getting answers. For instance, you might want to know where to go, if there would be someone to chat with, what will happen there, …

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How to pack for a long motorcycle tour

How to pack for a long motorcycle tour

By contributor “Jessica D”* Long motorcycle tours can be exhausting and exhilarating all at the same time. You could choose to take a trip with a bunch of friends over the weekend or even a long ride alone. But with a bike tour, you must be doubly sure that you’re packing right, especially if you’re …

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Make Your Motorcycle Road Trip One To Remember

If you’re a seasoned motorcyclist, you’ll love nothing better than a road trip on the open road ahead. Weather providing; motorbike road trips are a great way to get to know your machine better and become skilled in various conditions and situations. The more practice you have on your bike, the more of an accomplished …

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Feeling Like A Veteran On Your First Motorcycle Tour

Feel like a veteran on your first motorcycle tour

It doesn’t matter how long you ride for, you’ll never forget your first tour. It’s the maddest. It’s the one that makes your heart-pound the most, the one that gets you hooked, the one that is peppered with as many hard times as good, the one that you’ll always look back on with a smile. …

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Vietnam on a budget

Riding around the world on a budget

The idea of traveling the world on a motorbike may seem laughable, especially on a budget. In reality, it is not just possible to do so, but quite a number of adventurers, have already done so. Guest blogger Peter King says the goal of this article is to assist would-be adventurers in planning a successful …

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