Spain By Wing — Wing World Magazine

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Spain By Wing

Charting a Riding Excursion.

America’s 2.5 miles of wide, paved are built for comfortable cruising, but are confined by two coasts. Not surprisingly, can leave many adventure-seeking yearning for thrills beyond our with Europe’s winding, roadways providing a tempting to do so.

But more often than careening through Europe on a Wing is a bucket list “to do” thwarted by financial concerns and constraints.

Although money and limitations should be weighted when deciding to travel they often conceal the mental blockade of all: of the unknown. Though riding a Wing in Europe is challenging, also invigorating, brimming uniquely exciting experiences and not as difficult to plan as you think.

are ways to ensure your riding excursion stays scenic and, most packed with memories to a lifetime.

Selecting a Location and

According to Traian Zaionciuc — and founder of 2 Wheels Deluxe, specializes in touring motorcycles and accommodations for riders in America and — picking a time frame and are the vital first steps to a riding trip.

“The most important of planning a riding trip to is deciding where to go,” he “Although travel publications you decide, they won’t answer all your questions.”

to individuals who have already Europe on a Gold Wing. your local GWRRA and inquiring among Members or discussion boards are also ways to start. You can also try the Book to find Members in the where you want to go.

Zaionciuc southern Spain’s temperate and wide roads for first-time More advanced motorcyclists consider a tour through tight, twisting streets. a time frame and budget. if you’re going by yourself, as a or with a group, and for how long.

Try to the heavy tourism season July and August,” he says.

Opting for an All-Inclusive Experience

A international rider’s safest and means of traveling Europe is to a rental service. Touring and rental companies are plentiful and most offer easy-to-navigate, websites with clear listings. However, not all services Gold Wings for rent, puts 2 Wheels Deluxe in a situation. “Our motorcycle and rentals are carefully customized to the rider’s preferences, skills, and budget,” Zaionciuc explains.

bikes come equipped a multi-language GPS, highway pegs, backrest, rear and saddlebags, and are delivered to the rider’s and picked up at the final destination Riders are also equipped insurance to ride in Europe.

His doesn’t just divvy out — it also combines years of riding experience to customize a or guided trip that is in cultural history and scenic The touring company also with Your Vacation a service that offers apartment, cottage and car reservations for “It’s definitely not all about the or twisty roads — it’s enjoying the (view) on two wheels.”

Shipping Your Personal to Europe

Although a rental is the safest, cheapest and most means of touring Europe, your Gold Wing is accomplishable if you’re willing to time, energy and cash to get it

Vehicle transportation occurs two ocean and air freight. Ocean is usually cheaper than but bikes can arrive up to eight after shipment, and harsh conditions can potentially damage wheels — and most ocean won’t cover that.

your Gold Wing by is a costly but far more efficient Bikes arrive between one and days after shipment, and are to get off planes and through customs. possessions are also typically by the airline.

Online services as Shiply and Ship My Bike riders to submit their request specifications to a pool of and vendors who vie for a chance to win your Prepare to pay some steep If you’re shipping by ocean plan for roughly $800–$950 in fees, $1,000-$2,500 in shipping and €450–€600 (about $600-$800) in customs fees.

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If you want to ship the bike to your hotel from the plan to fork over an €400 ($550). Vendors can scoop up fees for bikes the gas drained, the battery disconnected or the unlocked.

Fees for air freight these figures. Your bet for cost efficiency? Plan ahead and ship by seas. to pay extra for a quick transport and insurance coverage? Opt for air.

prices are based on shipment of a 2004 Honda GL1800 SE Wing with ABS from to Barcelona from a compilation of Meticulously scan vendor paying close attention to any policies and shipping specifications. And you plan on a permanent stay, to pay these fees again for return shipment back to the

Ensure You’re Legal to

Rental and touring services as 2 Wheels Deluxe typically insurance coverage for riders, but pioneering alone, the minimum requirement is the Green Card. It visitors basic operating while meeting foreign laws.

However, the Green is the bare minimum. You’ll to purchase a joint insurance that covers theft, collision, bodily injury and payments. No two insurance policies the same amount of coverage.

weigh the cost, coverage and of your trip before on one company.

Also plan to a current passport and visa, as as an international driver’s license AAA.

Keep an Open

While Zaionciuc acknowledges American riders will out on congested city streets, shouldn’t be a deterrent from them. “All you need to is confidence and know the roads,” he “Ride within the speed do not ignore traffic signs for traffic and be familiar with He recommends three forms of a tour guide, a GPS system and a with the Google Maps

Although it’s common to be about riding in a different according to Zaionciuc, embracing and keeping an open mind is “Don’t expect things to be the way used to in the States,” he says. positive and be willing to explore new.”

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