New easy to use guide for biking in Europe

Published: 04 February 2010

A new guide has been published for motorcyclists planning a ride across Europe.

The guide, published in CD format with full print facilities deals with everything you need for a European road trip.

Author Paul Norkett has been riding motorcycles since his teen years, and the ‘Motorcycling in Europe’ guide is based on his riding experience and his European tours over the last 30 years, where he has visited all 27 countries covered on the CD.

The 178 page, easy to use guide deals with everything, including sections on hiring a motorcycle, EU Insurance requirements, and informative, warning, and regulatory road signs.

It also features a list of key words such as, breakdown, petrol, and driving licence, in 21 languages.

The first chapter is an overview of travelling in the EU, discussing road regulations, offences and fines, and a section on what behaviour is allowed and what is frowned upon from motorcyclists.

The rest of the guide is then broken down into a chapter on each country, starting with Austria, discussing road travel, paying the road tax, rider and bike regulations, speed limits, the distances between cities, and information on dealing with accidents.

The guide costs £8.00 and can be bought on disk or downloaded from


The ‘Motorcycling in Europe’ guide has everything you could possibly need for a trip across the continent, every query that could be raised is dealt with.

The format enables easy use, allowing the reader to select the relevant chapter for the country they will be travelling in, and then finding the relevant section for any query they might have, be it speed limits in France, the drink drive limit in Germany, or how to say you’ve broken down in Swedish.

If you’re not riding out there but looking to hire a motorcycle when you arrive, it has handy hints and tips on doing that too.

Annoyingly it doesn’t have a list of chapters, telling you which page you need for which country, however they are in alphabetical order, so it’s not too difficult to navigate your way to the correct page.

It’s the best part of a ten pound note, but you will receive change, and you get a lot for your money. And of course it can be used over and over again, depending on which countries your next Euro tour will take you to.