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Ready to hit the open road with your motorcycle this summer? Here are 10 top biking destinations from around the world for adventurous motorcycle road trips. Whether it’s your first bike road trip, or your 50th, you’ll likely agree there’s nothing more exhilarating and freeing about exploring the open road than the back of a motorbike.

Whether you love treasure hunting or just admiring the beauty of nature, you’ll want to add these ten destinations to your next motorbike road trip.

1. Italy

Taking Motorcycle road trips in an historic area of Italy

Motorcycle in an historic area of Italy. Image by Volker Glätsch from Pixabay.

Planning an Italy road trip? Forget renting a car. Bring your bike instead. Better yet, rent a bike. There are plenty of rental opportunities in most cities. Motorbikes are engrained in the Italian culture. The country’s spectacular countryside and narrow streets are perfect for a motorbike road trip you won’t soon forget.

Wind through the mountains of Gargano National Park in Puglia, southern Italy. Explore the hills of Tuscany and visit medieval towns peppered along with this expansive country. Head north to the Dolomites for stunning views and challenging winding roads.

2. Amsterdam

Cycles and motorcycles are two of the most popular ways to get around Amsterdam.

Cycles and motorcycles are two of the most popular ways to get around Amsterdam, although canal boats are another great option. Photo by Linda Aksomitis.

No motorcycle road trips to the Netherlands are complete without a bike tour of Amsterdam. Cycles are a part of the lifestyle in Amsterdam, and motorcycles are right at home here. Tour the city’s canal system, and stop at the city’s biggest sites, like Oude Kerk, the oldest building in the city.

When you’re done exploring Amsterdam, take your road trip to the countryside for breathtaking scenery.

3. France

Stone walls on a road through an artists' village in France.

Stone walls on a road through an artists’ village in France. Image by Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay.

Some people dream of taking an antique road trip to France, but others just want to explore this beautiful country on the back of a motorcycle. France’s diverse landscapes make for an unforgettable bike road trip. Explore the mountain passes of the Alps, travel through the Pyrenees, and head down to the beaches in southern France.

If you’re feeling brave, you can roam the streets of Paris and take in the sights from the back of your bike. Just watch for speed limits, and don’t forget to enjoy the food while you’re there.

4. Vietnam

Motorcycle road trips on a street in Pham Ngu Lao, Vietnam.

Motorcycle road trips on a street in Pham Ngu Lao, Vietnam. Image by Olga Ozik from Pixabay.

Vietnam is a great destination for motorcycle road trips with varying landscapes and hospitable locals. While you can surely find adventure while you’re in Vietnam, you can also find friendlier routes for new motorcyclists.

One of the most popular routes is Quy Nhon to Nha Trang. Along the way, you’ll pass stunning lagoons, islands, and dunes. Bike rentals are everywhere, so it’s easy to get your ride after you arrive.

5. Spain

Wind through some mountain highways in Spain.

Wind through some mountain highways in Spain. Image by SA La from Pixabay.

If you want an unforgettable holiday, add Spain to your bike road trip planner. Like Italy, bike culture is very much a part of life in Spain

Spain offers a wealth of diverse landscapes, from stunning mountains and hillsides to beaches and sprawling fields. Some mountain passes will leave you holding your breath as you inch through. Still, it’s worth it to explore the beautiful landscape and pass through the many small villages that pepper the hillsides.

6. UK

Enjoy the Scottish countryside on your motorcycle road trips.

Enjoy the Scottish countryside on your motorcycle roadtrip. Image by grafik_zfk from Pixabay.

For a cheeky trip, head to the UK. If you want to escape the world, the Scottish Highlands offers stunning vistas of mountain ridges and miles of land left virtually untouched. Ireland’s coastline is breathtaking, and there are plenty of opportunities to stop by small towns and enjoy a pint with the locals.

The English countryside offers opportunities for adventure. Just look out for the speed cameras and the police.

7. Morocco

Discover Morocco on a motorcycle tour.

Discover Morocco on a motorcycle tour. Image by makunin from Pixabay.

If you’re planning multi-destination motorcycle road trips, be sure to add Morocco to your list. The beautiful North African country features a wide range of landscapes, from deserts to oceans, mountains, green oases, and bustling cities.

Ride through the Rif Mountains to Fez, one of the largest, thriving medieval cities on the planet. The Middle Atlas will stun you with its cedar forests that are thousands of years old. In the High Atlas, locals still live as nomads. It’s like taking a step back in time.

No bike road trip through Morocco would be complete without a stop at Marrakesh, famous for its festivals and markets.

8. India

Motorcycle road trips through the Spiti Valley the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

Spiti Valley the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Image by avalok sastri from Pixabay.

For true adventurers and adrenaline junkies, India is at the top of their road trip bucket list. The sheer size of the country can make traveling a daunting task. Still, you will be rewarded with beautiful scenery and friendly locals. The Himalayas, the Himachal Pradesh, and the stunning landscape of Ladakh are just a few of the highlights of India.

Just be warned: India is a land of extremes. Roads cling to the cliff sides, and truck drivers are happy to ignore your existence. But if you’re up for the challenge, many people find that India is a life-changing experience.

9. New Zealand

Discover the ocean and beaches in New Zealand on motorcycle road trips.

Discover the ocean and beaches in New Zealand. Image by Pawel Grzegorz from Pixabay.

Round out your holiday road trip in New Zealand, where the landscape is just as diverse as its people. New Zealand has a little bit of everything, from glaciers to rainforests and sandy beaches.

Motorbikers will appreciate the paved roads and sparse population. When you’re out on the open road, it can feel like you’re the only one for miles around.

10. Chile

Fabulous clouds over park Torres del Paine

Fabulous clouds over park Torres del Paine in Chile’s Patagonia region. Photo by Kavramm on Deposit Photos.

Chile offers a wild road trip adventure with unforgettable landscapes. Take a break from the world with a ride through the Chilean Patagonia, which is sparsely populated and features stunning fjords, archipelagos, and channels.

Patagonia isn’t all that Chile has to offer. There are the Andes, volcanoes, salt lakes, lagoons, and more can be explored on your motorcycle road trips.

If you’re seeking adventure on your next motorcycle road trip, add these ten destinations to your list. Which of these locales is at the top of your bucket list?

About the Author

Thomas Quarry is a data scientist, treasure hunter, motorcycle enthusiast, traveler, writer, lover of nature, and thrill seeker. He writes about all things related to motorbiking, challenges riders face, and the best destinations to visit. In his free time, he enjoys biking, hiking, and camping.

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