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Trip to rhone alps Tuesday 8am 29th march till Thursday 7th aprilstaying in Jongieux france .5bed house sleeps 11 people.daily ride outs and lots of sights and very good roads.plan is to get tunnel train at 8am Tuesday and riding to either Dijon, Troyes or somewhere on way for an overnight stop.then on to booked accomadation at Jongieux staying there until 6/04/2016 then a ride back to Calais maybe with an overnight stop .this can all change to suit your preferences,ie how far we go on first day and where we stop.lots of no hassle sightseeing and no mad rush to get anywhere.NO ONE will be left behind,,its on events.Train will be booked by your self ,07.50 on 29/03/2016 and rtn for 7th april 16.20 at moment this cost is £77.00.as for day trips its up to you my job is to book accomadation and get you there and back
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on 30 December 2015
@ 30/12/2015 18:04:36
That's an early tour for the Alpine passes so folks need to keep an eye on the weather forecasts for this trip
I'm doing route de Napoleon next year as a change for my BM Euro run. I plan on keeping away from Alps until later in the year also so can run over Stelvio again with a second tour group (did it twice this year).
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on 04 January 2016
@ 04/01/2016 18:30:25
Stutts, can't make tours as early as March as moving house then but definitely keeping an eye out for yourself and madscots runs. Stevio.... Ideas for new bigger bike in new year once house sorted?. Speaking of which what is a firestorm like. Only guy I know who had one said it was the best fun he had with all his clothes on but really thirsty with small tank? Interested to know...
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on 05 January 2016
@ 05/01/2016 13:59:30
Im sure you will have seen this or know about it but just in case. Law changes in France from Jan 2016
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Motorcycling in France
New laws have come into force
for motorcyclists and scooter riders regarding the requirement to carry a
fluorescent hi viz vest or jacket while riding in France. (From January
The new €11 fine applies if you get
spot checked by police and you don’t have one with you, though the fine
is €135 if you are caught not wearing it at the roadside (or on the hard
shoulder) in the event of an emergency due to an accident, flat tyre or
The introduction of the fine has come into force following yet more poor figures on the number of road deaths in France.
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Finally a Decision
It seems to have taken an age to
finally implement this law as it was originally talked about seven or
eight years ago. It was up until recently a classic case of “we used to
be indecisive but now we’re not so sure” from the French government.
Originally the (former) French
Interior Minister, Claude Guéant, wanted to bring this in however under
pressure from the French motorcyclist’s pressure group (FFMC – French
Federation of Angry Bikers), he backed down.
Motorcycling in France Requirements
bulbs, along with the Hi Viz and Breathalysers but I personally don’t
take breathalysers any-more because there is no longer fine for not
carrying them. Though they are still listed as a legal requirement by
the French authorities.
Read all about the back story to the breathalyser rules and my opinion on it here. Breathalysers do you need them?
You also should have reflective stickers for your helmet in
four places - one on the front, one at the back and one on each side.
They must be fitted in a way that t does not hinder the opening/closing
visor of your helmet. (Some helmets have them fitted as standard)
Stickers must have a minimum surface area of 18cm2. You can buy top quality stickers from us here. Motorcycle Helmet Stickers for France.
new rules state that wearing gloves for motorcyclists will be a
mandatory requirement, though I would guess that most serious riders
would be wearing gloves these days without it being compulsory.
If you want to purchase any/all the items you need see the requirements page here.
See also this new Motorcycling legislation
about riding in-between lanes of stationary traffic in France. People
have always done it but it looks like they might finally make it legal.
compulsory for dipped headlamps to be used day and night and although
they are for cars if you get a set of headlamp converters they will do
the job of preventing you from dazzling oncoming drivers. Headlamp Converters for France. They
only come with fitting instructions for cars but you should be able to
work it out, and you'll get 2 in the pack so if you mess up the first
attempt you 'll at least have a spare.
Tips for Motorcycle Holidays
holidays through France can be terrific and many people enjoy the
thrill of biking through some of the great French countryside which has
fantastic scenery, quiet roads and friendly locals who generally like
bikes and bikers more than the UK do.
Priorité à droite
motorcycle rider you will be used to people pulling out without seeing
you but in France they may have seen you but be driving under a very old
system known as ‘Priorité à droite’. So read about it here and make a note of the signs because people will pull out from side roads onto the main carriageway without warning.
Details of other important French Road signs can be found here.
Rules for Riding in France
the right! Sounds daft but you’d be amazed how many forget that small
fact. It’s not usually when you first get there as you are always
concentrating then, it’s when you have been there 3 or 4 days and slip
into autopilot mode.
Ducatis on France’s Cote d’Azur, Image Via Pinterest
Routes and Where to Stay
the very best routes around France are the minor roads and of course
this will save you going through so many toll booths.
motorbike forums and magazines offer inspired choices for routes from
the well-travelled so I certainly suggest some research prior to setting
Choose motorcycle friendly accommodation if possible, preferably where you can get advice on routes etc.
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