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15 best adventure touring tips

Be a tourist or be an adventure traveller: it can mean the difference between going for an epic ride, and being taken for one.  1. Simple is really goodLess than less makes for easy travel. Just one really good shirt costs less than three crap shirts, lasts longer than all of them together, and feels better, works better and can ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 24 May 2010

Our Mini Tour

We just came back from a Mini Tour of Argyll. We stayed at Inverary and we rode our FZR 600 Genesis to Crinan, Oban and Tighnabruaich. Alistair and Angela.

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 25 March 2010

10 tips for riding in Morocco

Jane Holmyard and Graham Saunders, at ToursAreUs are regular riders in Morocco. So we've asked them to provide some tips to make sure a motorcycle trip to North Africa goes as well as possible. Planning a tour abroad? Check out MCN deals on ferry tickets 1. When heading for a less than crowded and hot empty countryside make sure you carry ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 21 January 2010

My trip of a lifetime

Here is a photo of myself on a jounery of a lifetime from Cleethorpes, North East Lincs to Portugul via France and Spain. This photo was taken in Andorra

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 19 January 2010

How to re-register your bike abroad

A place in the sun for you and your bike is a tempting prospect. But if you do decide to relocate to the sunny south of France be prepared for plenty of paperwork and no little expense. The French love their bureaucracy but it is possible to take a UK-registered bike to France and re-register it there as long as ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 03 December 2009

Bike security abroad

Bike security when you're touring is usually a compromise between convenience, weight and location. Save £££s on motorcycle locks and chains Heavy chains and locks take up too much room in already crowded luggage and taking a shorter, lighter chain limits the opportunities to attach the bike to immovable street furniture. You'll also have a limited idea of safe locations, ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 29 October 2009

El Chorro Gorge

Steve and Dot at the El Chorro gorge in Andulucia Spain last Thursday.This is where some of the action sequences in Von Ryan's Express were filmed. One pic shows three local lads climbing the face with no proper equipment! Water level is low at the moment,there is a large dam downstream. Fabulous scenery and a nice ride!

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 24 October 2009

Best biking in France

Discover the Chalosse in the South West of France. The Chalosse is a small region of France tucked away in the South West corner not far from either the sea or the Pyrenean Mountains. Look for a triangle between Mont de Marsan, Pau and Orthez on Google or some similar site and you'll find a biking playground that has just ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 19 October 2009

Top 5 touring mistakes

If one nation knows about distance riding, it’s the US. So it pays to listen when they’re doling out the tips. We picked this up from the Seattle Examiner’s Phil Herring : I can ride from LA to NY in... 3 daysTouring is expensive in both time and money, so it's easy to be too ambitious about the time required to ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 31 July 2009

How to cover long distances on a sportsbike

Any idiot can do 600 miles a day on a sportsbike. But only smart riders can hold a civilised conversation afterwards, or stand up without assistance.  ZX-10s, 1098 Ducatis, R1s and the rest are famously uncomfortable on motorways. Here’s your one-hour guide to making them twice as nice.  1. Lower the footrestsIf your bike has adjustable footrests, use them. This ...

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  • Touring & travel
  • 17 July 2009

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