FAQ's

Why book with Moto Tours?
If I book a shared room, who will I share with?
I have never been on a tour before, will I hold everybody up?
How far will I be expected to ride each day?
I have never toured abroad before. Do I need any experience?
Will my bike be suitable?

Where do we meet and at what time?
What time do we arrive back in the UK?
Are women welcome on our tours?
Can I pay in installments?
Will my motorcycle insurance cover me in Europe?
Do I need travel and breakdown Insurance?
What does the support vehicle provide in Morocco?
Is there a minimum/maximum age?
How much money will I need?
What do we do in the evenings?
Where do we eat lunch?
Is my payment Safe?
What should I bring?
I am travelling down the night before can you recommend any local accommodation?
Any other questions?

Why book with Moto Tours?
We are extremely proud of our company and are committed to providing good value for money motorcycle tours without cutting corners on customer service or the standard of accommodation we use. We are experienced motorcyclists who love our job with a passion and feel that this is reflected in our touring experience. We go out of our way to seek out the very best biking roads where you discover the true character of a country, enjoying dramatic scenery and the thrill of following the terrain. Our routes have been carefully plotted by us to ensure we are using the very best biking routes in each host country.

If I book a shared room, who will I share with?
If you book with a friend (in pairs) you will share a room with your friend. If you are on your own and book a shared room we will try our best to pair you up with somebody compatible, but at the end of the day we are all bikers!

I have never been on a tour before, will I hold everybody up?
No. This is a tour, not a race. Whenever there is a group of riders, you will inevitably get a wide range of experience and riding abilities. You are encouraged at all times to ride within your own capabilities.

How far will I be expected to ride each day?
Our daily mileages vary from day to day and we give approximate daily mileages within each itinerary. The distances we ride each day depends very much upon the type of terrain. When we are riding mountain passes this is obviously completely different to riding on a motorway. On all our tours the emphasis is on riding your motorcycle and you should be comfortable with spending at least six hours a day on the bike.  In the morning we usually depart from our hotel at 09:30 and aim to arrive at our next hotel by 17:00 at the latest, taking time to stop for lunch, coffee and regular comfort breaks.

I have never toured abroad before. Do I need any experience?
No two riders are alike, but you do need to be comfortable with the daily mileages. That said, because of the lack of traffic and better quality roads many people find riding on the continent far easier than in the UK. There is no better way to gain experience than actually taking the plunge and giving it a try!

Will my bike be suitable?
We welcome all styles of bikes on our tours but your bike should be capable of sustaining speed and power all day long. Ideally bikes 600cc and above are best suited but If you are in any doubt about your bikes suitability please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our last tour to Morocco consisted of 25 motorcycles ranging from sports bikes, Harley Davidson to Enduro motorcycles.

Where do we meet and at what time?
Full details will be provided prior to leaving the UK.

What time do we arrive back in the UK?
We arrive back in the UK at approximately 15:00.

Are women welcome on our tours?
Yes absolutely. It seems that more and more women are leaving the pillion seat and becoming riders themselves. We think this is excellent and welcome women along on all our tours as rider or pillion.  On our Morocco trips partners are welcome to fly out and meet up with us at Algeciras and travel through Morocco in the support vehicle.

Can I pay in installments?
We do not have any specific scheme for installment payments, but if you contact us we will be more than happy to discuss a payment scheme to relieve the financial strain as we understand that any holiday can be quite a financial commitment. All we ask is that the balance payment is complete by the due date on your invoice, which is 60 days before the departure date. We strongly recommend you take out some kind of holiday cancellation insurance in the unfortunate event of you being unable to come on tour due to redundancy or illness.

Will my motorcycle insurance cover me in Europe?
Most insurance companies give European cover as standard these days, but you do need to check that it covers each country we visit. It is your responsibility to make sure you have adequate insurance cover for the trip you are about to partake in.  If travelling on our Morocco tour insurance can be purchased at the border.

Do I need travel and breakdown Insurance?
We insist that all our customers take out some form of Personal Breakdown cover. This is essential for repatriation of yourself and your motorcycle in the event of an accident or medical emergency. In all instances, Moto Tours will be on hand to assist in any way we can.

What does the support vehicle provide in Morocco?
Once we meet up with the support vehicle you are more than welcome to place luggage in the load compartment.  If you have a pillion they can have a day off by riding in the vehicle if they wish.  We allow a maximum of 4 fare paying passengers in the vehicle.  In the unfortunate event of a rider needing the services of the support vehicle this is so they can continue the trip around Morocco only. 

Is there a minimum/maximum age?
There is a minimum age requirement of 21 years for all riders and a minimum age of 18 for all pillions. There is no maximum age limit.

How much money will I need?
The price of petrol in Europe is approximately the same price as in the UK, so that should allow you to work out approximate petrol costs for your particular motorcycle. We rarely use any motorways, so toll road costs will be kept to a minimum and food and drink costs vary depending on how much beer and wine you drink!  To give you an idea you need to budget around 20 Euros for a decent three course evening meal. When we are on the road for lunches we tend to use local bakers, a typical lunch costing around 5 Euros. We highly recommend you take along a credit or debit card, if only for emergencies.
The cost of living in Morocco is lower than that of Europe so you can at least half your daily allowance.

What do we do in the evenings?
We always strongly encourage the group to stay together in the evenings, having a few beers and a nice meal together after a great days ride really finishes the day off nicely. The evenings play a big part of the tour experience, anecdotal stories and general banter are encouraged, this is when you get time to know your fellow riders better and make new friends. There is always free time to explore each host town or city too, taking in the culture and sights of each.

Where do we eat lunch?
We normally use local bakers for sandwiches but we may stop in a roadside café, or sometimes just enjoy a snack during a fuel stop. We do not do big sit down meals at lunchtime. The primary reason for this is it simply takes too long, continental service is normally far more relaxed (slower) than in the UK. Whatever happens, we will not see you go hungry.

Is my payment Safe?
The 1992 Package Travel, Package Holiday and Package Tours Regulations require all holiday organisers to safeguard against insolvency. In accordance with the regulations Moto Tours will hold all clients monies in trust until such a time as your tour is complete.

What should I bring?
The best advice is to pack light, only take what you need. We provide a suggested kit list included in our tour pack.

I am travelling down the night before can you recommend any local accommodation?
Depending on the tour you choose, we can recommend various hotels if required.

Any other questions?
If you have any other queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

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