If biking is a big part of your life and you would like to take the enjoyment to foreign shores, there are all sorts of great resources and organisations out there to help you. This is our pick of the best of them for 2013!
1. Horizons Unlimited
Horizons Unlimited manages to strike a nice balance between letting you go your own way, and providing much needed guidance. As a company that specialises in helping you explore sunnier shores, it is perfect if you want to enjoy Africa. With an upbeat attitude, it is a breath of fresh air for those who are feeling nervous about their explorations. It simplifies things like visa applications, and reassures site visitors that motorcycle travel is easy.
2. Overland Magazine
Overland Magazine is an online magazine for those who want to experience adventure motorcycle travel. If you are looking for adventures that are not over-saturated, this is the perfect place to find them. While the digital magazine is a paid subscription, the content within it is well-worth handing over cash for. As well as providing guides for creating your own tours and telling you what you should take, it also features affordable tours organised by the magazine itself.
3. Best Biking Roads
Sometimes it is the case that the best reviews are provided by those who have experienced them themselves. Best Biking Roads is filled with route reviews that have been user-submitted. To date, there are thousands of them. This will give you the perfect opportunity to vary where you go, based on the experience of others. The thousands of routes featured range from the UK to South East Asia, covering over 72 countries in total. If you are feeling adventurous, you can create your own routes and submit them for other users to benefit from.
4. British Bike Tours
If you are a first timer, you may feel more comfortable heading off on a bike tour with a company that is well-established and well-organised. British Bike Tours organise tours across the world. Whether you have pictured yourself biking in the Himalayas, or meandering around the dustry streets of Morocco, they should have something to suit you. British Bike Tours offer special deals on some of their tours, so head on over and get planning your next big adventure!
5. Motorcycle Travel Shop
No motorcycle travel resource would be complete without a shop filled with a comprehensive range of goods. From luggage holders to accessories and camping gear, Motorcycle Travel Shop will help you buy everything you will need for your trip. This shop also features a blog, which is great for those who want to get the latest news when planning their trip and making purchases for it.
By using a combination of these resources, we know you’ll be in great shape to plan for and execute a fantastic motorcycling trip!
Photo by John Yavuz Can