Ready for the Road: The World’s Most Epic Motorcycling Routes


Is there anything quite like seeing the world glide by from behind your motorcycle helmet visor? Nothing but you, your buddies and the open road. The unbelievable rush of roaring along Route 66 at a tidy 75 mph beats a lazy beach holiday any day of the week. For the ultimate rush of a roadtrip with just your bike, backpack and the road, give one of these epic adventure routes a go. Route 66, USA The mother of all road trips, this 3,939km route starts in Chicago and cuts through the country all the way to LA. Depending on how much time you have and what interests you the most, you could either drive a section of it or go the whole hog (on your hog!) and see the whole thing. It winds through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri, and doing the whole shebang would take 3 to 4 weeks according to seasoned bikers who’ve lived the legend. With our USA travel insurance, you’ll be covered for as much of the journey as you take.

Spend some more time getting to know (and win big in!) Vegas, experiencing Death Valley and admiring the Grand Canyon. The South Island, New Zealand This stretch of land is just breath-taking. Expect to see awe-inspiring landscapes, forests, fjords, mountains and beaches along the way. The other-worldliness of the backdrop to much of the Lord of the Rings movies will be amazing to drive along to. Other bonuses of this route include the lightness of the traffic, the smooth tarmac road surfaces, and the incredible scenery really must be mentioned again. Stop and enjoy the Franz Josef Glacier, revisit civilisation in the city of Nelson, relax on the shores of Lake Mapourika and visit the Aspiring National Park. These are just a few attractions on the 2,100km stretch of road. The Transalpine Route, France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy If staying closer to home with the added bonus of bringing you bike without a huge amount of effort, this is the route for you. Starting in Grenoble in France and winding 2,400km all the way through the Alps to end in Venice, Italy, you’ve got a couple of options when it comes to traversing the Alps with more easy routes right up to a couple of more challenging ones. Expect spectacular mountain landscapes, steep gradients and a hell of a lot of tunnels, bridges and viaducts. Don’t forget to bring a load of loose change for the tolls, and don’t miss out on the climb to the Stelvio pass! Ruta 40, Argentina At 5,301km this is one of the world’s longest roads. It starts in Cabo Virgenes in Santa Cruz and snakes its way up to Quiaca in Jujuy, with gorgeous views the whole way along the route which runs beside the Andes. This route cuts through or drives by a whopping 20 National Parks! With incredible scenery on offer as well as the chance to ride from the South to the North of this huge country, this route is rightly popular.

Whether you opt for New Zealand, the Alps, Argentina or the USA, travel insurance by Let’s Go Insure gives you the cover you need to make the most of your roadtrip without stress. Drive carefully and to drive safely, keep to the speed limit. Always have the necessary documentation and safety gear at hand. Author Plate Ethan Bailey is an experienced adventure traveller and insurance expert with the team at Let's Go Insure. Ethan’s passion is to inspire his clients to go just that little bit further, deeper and higher on their travels and his expertise in providing the ideal insurance cover allows them to do just that. If you're looking for the best USA travel insurance Let's Go works with the most experienced underwriters, intermediaries and insurers to offer a range of competitive insurance without compromising on cover.

How Can You Make Motorcycle Hire More Affordable?


Let’s face it – there’s nothing quite like being able to climb aboard a motorbike and feel the sheer thrill that you might not have experienced for a while if you don’t presently own a motorcycle. That’s one reason why we provide Affordable Motorcycle Hire here at South East Motorcycle Hire. But is the motorbike hire option that you’re presently considering really that affordable? If you’re still comparing hire companies and price is a big factor for you, here are some of the things that we would urge you to think about. What Prices Do They Charge For Bikes And Equipment? It might seem like obvious advice for us to simply say “look at how much a provider charges”, but it’s vital to consider a given company’s prices in light of what you’ll actually get for that money.

Obviously, you’ll want to be happy with the specific bike that you’re hiring, and we work hard to give our own customers a good range of options for affordable motorcycle hire, including in-demand models from the likes of Triumph, BMW, Suzuki and Fazer. With any company, there can be subtle, but important differences in pricing between different bike models and for different hire periods, so you should pay attention to these when you want to ensure the best value. Those who wish to hire a Triumph Tiger 800 XC for a day during the week, for instance, can expect to be charged £90, but each extra day only costs them £70.Meanwhile, hiring this bike for the entire week only sets them back £400 – an average of just over £57 a day. Take A Close Look At Those Extras Aside from the bike itself, what else do you get for your money from your chosen motorcycle hire specialists? We always try to throw in convenient and interesting extras here at South East Motorcycle Hire, including – for many of our bikes – free luggage. Rent any bike from us, and we’ll also give you free European insurance and breakdown cover.

If you’re still wondering how to maximise the value of your motorcycle hire, why not enquire about our ridesharing scheme? It allows you to rent multiple bikes within a group, and ride any of them at no extra charge. Bring Your Own Accessories And Equipment This is obviously an easier thing to do if you already possess many of those biking essentials – the requisite helmet, jacket, trousers, rucksack and so on – as an experienced motorcyclist. If you’re simply ‘between bikes’ at the moment and have these items lying around in the garage, be sure to make use of them for even more affordable motorcycle hire. But if you don’t… don’t worry! It’s simply a case of choosing a motorbike hire firm that gives you the option of affordably renting these items for as long as you need them. With the likes of gloves, boots, tank bags and even satnavs available from us at great prices, we really don’t think you’ll need to look anywhere else! Finally, bear in mind that we even give you the option of free pick-up from Lingfield train station, and can collect you from airports, train stations or ferry/channel ports across the South of England, subject to fees. How about that for a genuinely Affordable Motorcycle Hire London?

Things To Consider When Picking A Motorcycle To Hire


There’s no doubt about it – clambering aboard a motorbike and heading out onto the open road as the flies hit your helmet is one of the most thrilling and rewarding experiences that anyone can have on tarmac. However, choosing a motorcycle to hire from a company like South East Motorcycle Hire can be tricky. What factors will you need to think about to ensure you pick the right model? How do you plan to use the bike? UK Motorbike Hire from a firm like ours may be a rather less committal way of experiencing the biker’s lifestyle than actually purchasing a motorcycle, but it’s still important to consider whether the model you choose will be suitable for how you intend to use it. There are big differences between car-sized high-capacity bikes and nippy little scooters.

The motorbike that provides the best experience down country byways isn’t necessarily the one you will want to weave around a city on, so you need to consider these factors at an early stage to narrow down the options. Are you a novice or experienced motorcyclist? As much as you might fancy your skills on any set of two wheels, the truth is that it’s all too easy for an inexperienced rider to choose a powerful bike that they simply aren’t able to ride responsibly. A serious accident is the last thing you will want on a hired bike, so it’s vital to know your limits. We go some way ourselves here at South East Motorcycle Hire to minimise the likelihood of anyone who takes advantage of our UK motorbike hire service getting into scrapes, such as by requiring hirers to be aged between 25 and 69 years old.

However, you still need to take some responsibility of your own with your choice of bike. Set – and stick to – a budget Much like different motorbike models cost different amounts to buy, so the same applies to hiring them. We offer various price points for UK motorbike hire, depending on such factors as the model you choose and for how long you would like to hire the bike. It’s therefore up to you to ensure you don’t overspend on a hired bike, accounting for such expenses as fuel and any accessories you might want to hire, such as the helmets, jackets and trousers that are also available from us. Why not browse our site today, or call 01342 775008, to learn more about the process of hiring a motorbike from us?