Polmone Turismo Verde

Here’s another great place to stay when in Umbria. A little bit of paradise in Italy’s Green Heart…

Motor Tours in Italy

Hi everybody….. these past two years have been difficult and EuropeRides has been left at the side for a while…

EuropeRide rides again

At long last we’ve managed to get ourselves in the saddle again. Not without some problems, mind you. After…

Back in the saddle soon

This is the first winter that I haven’t started the BMW(‘s). Shame on me ! And we did not…

Le Tour 2013

We’ve been riding our 1200GS a lot these past few weeks, visiting many of our favorite alpine passes again…

Spring Tour of Holland

With our customers safely on a plane heading back to Dallas Forth Worth Airport, we can look back on some…

Alpentourer Magazin

As of today you will spot the image of, and link to, the Alpentourer Magazin in the side bar. Stephan…

BMW RT1200 2014

Some lucky fellow found the new, but camouflaged, RT’s on Teneriffe of all places. Dunno if 2014 will be…

Next Rides and Activities

The good news: WINTER IS OVER ! You may think “well, duh!” But really, this winter has been the longest…

Touring Cases? Beware !!

If you’re not used to riding with a large tour bike and its side cases……. or if you’re…

French Rules - for UK Riders

Via one of our valued contacts we got THIS LINK outlining ‘what’s different’ in France. Well, regarding motoring laws…

New use for my smartphone

Of course you all being smart smartphone users, and I nothing but a rookie, you’ve all found this long…

Overbodige verzekeringen?

Het is weer vakantietijd en net als wij gaat u straks weer op stap met de (liefst) motor, auto of…

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We all know about spaghetti, macaroni and lasagna….. but the Italian kitchen is so much more and widely varied. Depending on where you are and when you are there, you will find many dishes that are totally awesome and you’ve never heard of it. That, and sweet stuff of course ! One of the reasons…(Read More)

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Here’s another great place to stay when in Umbria. A little bit of paradise in Italy’s Green Heart, re-built and managed by two people from Holland. Wonderful video ! Find more on their website HERE   Polmone Turismo Verde from Polmone on Vimeo…(Read More)

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Motor Tours in Italy

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Hi everybody….. these past two years have been difficult and EuropeRides has been left at the side for a while. But we’re still here (and now in Italy) and even if we ourselves cannot take you to ride, we are here at least help you find others who can ! The latest such contact is…(Read More)

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At long last we’ve managed to get ourselves in the saddle again. Not without some problems, mind you. After my rides 3 weeks ago, I found the GS’s NEW battery empty again. Should have tried it before mounting up, but no, we got all dressed up and ready at 95 F, pushed the…(Read More)

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This is the first winter that I haven’t started the BMW(‘s). Shame on me ! And we did not even HAVE a winter in the sense of cold, ice and snow. Haven’t seen any of it. But since we returned from France last September we have been in some (partly self-inflicted) turmoil…(Read More)

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Le Tour 2013

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We’ve been riding our 1200GS a lot these past few weeks, visiting many of our favorite alpine passes again, but first let me share our yesterday’s ride to see Stage 19 of the Tour de France 2013. For now I’ll provide you the link to my Facebook Album, but I’ll add…(Read More)

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With our customers safely on a plane heading back to Dallas Forth Worth Airport, we can look back on some fun guiding days this month. Nina and I helped our guests tour some of the nice places in the North of our country, including the Windmill Museum in the Schermer, visiting the 400 year old…(Read More)

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Alpentourer Magazin

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As of today you will spot the image of, and link to, the Alpentourer Magazin in the side bar. Stephan Fennel produces this German language motor touring mag and does a great job at it. Even if you don’t read/speak German it stil lis a great source of photos and routes for ‘anything…(Read More)

BMW RT1200 2014

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Some lucky fellow found the new, but camouflaged, RT’s on Teneriffe of all places. Dunno if 2014 will be 2013 even? With all the silly stickers on them, the new form is hard to make out – which is why they do it – but nice to watch nonetheless. We are getting ready for the…(Read More)

Dutch Windmill

The good news: WINTER IS OVER ! You may think “well, duh!” But really, this winter has been the longest for many decades and although I have been riding our GS in France a few times along snow lined mountain roads, and the RT here in Holland in between frost periods, last week was the…(Read More)

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Being one of the first users of Paper.li, the Swiss attempt at making automated, curated on-line newspapers, we have the ‘EuropeRides MotorMag’ appear twice daily. The way it works is that it crawls through many thousands Twitter and Facebook pages and accounts that WE have liked, and picks up the articles on topics…(Read More)

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If you’re not used to riding with a large tour bike and its side cases……. or if you’re just not paying attentin to your riding at all…. THIS is what may happen to your expensive motorbike and your own expensive (??) head !   Chute de moto dans un port – Humour…(Read More)

On the main connection between France and Italy in the eastern Alps, connecting the French Tarantaise region with the Italian Aosta Valley, lies this wonderfully equipped, motor-friendly hotel ! As you may remember, Nina and I checked them out earlier this year to get them their Motorrad-Tourer certificate of quality. And since we check…(Read More)

Via one of our valued contacts we got THIS LINK outlining ‘what’s different’ in France. Well, regarding motoring laws and such…… we could fill 3 entire websites if we’d that that too literally … *grin*. Especially about the breathalysers, ethylotests, alcohol testers or whatever else you may want to call them, be aware that…(Read More)

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Voor mijn Nederlandse lezers die misschien nog niet van de Motorrrijders Aktie Groep hebben gehoord: op onze site staat een goed overzicht voor motorrijders die naar het buitenland gaan: http://www.mag-nl.org/cms/index.php?page=vakantietips-internationaal Een leuk feit bij de debiele Franse wetgeving aangaande de verplichting om TWEE alcoholtesters bij…(Read More)

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Of course you all being smart smartphone users, and I nothing but a rookie, you’ve all found this long time ago! But for me it was a brain wave! As Nina and I also hike the mountain trails in our are, besides riding the BMW, I always pack a lot of ‘ordnance maps’. I…(Read More)

Het is weer vakantietijd en net als wij gaat u straks weer op stap met de (liefst) motor, auto of anders. En u checkt natuurlijk nog even uw verzekeringen. Of niet? Hierbij een stukje van André Janssen over dat onderwerp.   Zijn al die verzekeringen wel echt nodig? door André Janssen Verzekerd op reis gaan…(Read More)